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“Rio Tomebamba”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Rio Tomebamba

Rio Tomebamba
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$58.00*
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Cajas National Park and Cuenca City Tour
Ranked #3 of 81 things to do in Cuenca
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Owner description: Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the town of Cuenca, this river features scenic walking paths along its north bank and several Inca ruins.
Georgetown, Texas
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95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Rio Tomebamba”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

Due to recent rains, the river was high and running beautifully through the center of the city. The entire area was green and fresh, no trash lying around. You can walk safely along the river bank.

Visited August 2012
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“Refreshing Moment”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2012

Get a pastry from one of the many bakeries or some fruit from the market. Then grab a bench and watch the river run by, the locals wash/dry their clothes and gathering plants, folks crossing the bridges. Always a good idea to bring an umbrella for the rain OR sun. And it is free!

Visited March 2012
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Texas
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16 reviews
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“Calm and relaxing in the middle of the city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2012

This river runs through the city and is an informal boundary between the old and new parts of Cuenca. The city has spent much time and money to create walking paths and night lighting that highlights the natural features of the river and its environs. There are many fine examples of colonial buildings that line the river. Well worth the visit to just enjoy a walk along a beautiful scenic area.

Visited August 2012
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Mcdonough,Ga
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Muy Bonita - Very Beautiful!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

This gentle rolling river adds so much character to Cuenca and is wonderful for a daytime stroll. Make sure to go see the beautiful Hummingbird Sculptures prior to reaching the Coliseum area. Use extra caution when crossing streets as pedestrians do not have the right of way and there are a few tricky intersections. Stop by Inca Bistro and Lounge for a cold beverage before you complete your trip.

Visited July 2012
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Quito, Ecuador
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39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“It's A Mad River!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

Just back in April there were unseasonal floods that made themselves known around the Tomebamba, and some low bridges were destroyed along with other properties along the riverbanks. This River, along with the Tarki and Yanukai have provided their share of adventure for Cuenca.

Visited July 2012
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