This comprehensive guided city tour showcases the best of Cuenca. Start from your hotel and head out into city streets where you’ll visit the Museum of Modern Art near the famed Plaza de San Sebastian. Wander galleries filled with iconic examples of sculpture, photography and paintings by Ecuadorian artists.
Explore historic downtown by foot, with stops at Calderon Park and the San Francisco market. Experience Cuenca’s own version of central park with your informative guide.
After, visit the Old Cathedral. Built in the 1500s, the original structure is now a unique museum that pays homage to the ornate architecture of the cathedral. Next, your guide will take you to the New Cathedral, where Neo-Gothic style architecture reigns supreme. Be sure to check out the gold leaf canopy—Ecuador’s oldest-once inside.
Finally, stop off at the Homero Ortega Panama Hat factory, where these form and fashion staples have been manufactured for decades. Learn about the process before heading to the barranco, where colonial-style houses rest along the Tomebamba River. Take a peek at the famed ‘broken bridge’ and stop over at Turi, where an impressive overlook offers up panoramic views of Cuenca before traveling back to your hotel.