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  • Location: Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
Come and experience Cuenca, the 'Athens of Ecuador' on this 4-hour city tour! See all the highlights of this city, including the Old and New Cathedrals, Calderon Park, and more. Learn about the culture, history and architecture of this UNESCO-World Heritage city from your knowledgeable guide as you travel around the city by coach.


  • 4-hour city tour of Cuenca
  • Visit the Modern Art Museum, Calderon Park, and more!
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Cuenca hotels

What You Can Expect

Cuenca City Tour

Cuenca City Tour

Discover the beauty and history of Cuenca on a comprehensive guided city tour. After pickup from your hotel, your city tour begins with a visit to the Museum of Modern Art, located on the south side of Plaza de San SebastiƔn. The museum houses various works from Ecuadorian artists including paintings, sculptures, photography, engravings and more.

Walk by the historic downtown area to visit San Francisco market and Calderon Park, Cuenca's central park. Walk through the well-kept park with your guide while admiring the expansive area.

Next, stop at Cunca's Old and New Cathedrals. The Old Cathedral was originally built in the mid 1500s and is now home to a museum showcasing the cathedral's gorgeous architecture. (note: you will not enter the Old Cathedral). Then, your guide will take you to the New Cathedral, which displays Neo-Gothic style architecture. Admire the famous gold leaf canopy inside the cathedral, which is one of Ecuador's largest.

Continue on to the Homero Ortega Panama Hat factory. Here, observe the complete manufacturing process of Ecuador's Panama hat. Later we will visit the barranco, where you can admire the colonial-style terraced houses located next to the Tomebamba River, also home to the famous 'broken bridge.' and finally visit the Turi, where you'll take in panoramic view of the whole city of Cuenca. After the tour, you'll be transported back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our tour guide was awesome. My husband and I were the only 2 English speakers in a group of 10. The guide made sure to interpret for us frequently. At not time did we feel left out or like we were missing out on any information. This required a lot of work on a guides part to keep us in the loop. The tour was well organized and moved at a good pace. Our 2nd Viator tour and thoroughly pleased again. (our first was in Munich, Germany) We will be sure to make you a part of our next trip abroad.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

There were three of is altogether on the tour. Juan is an excellent guide. He is energetic and knowledgeable and very polite. We started the tour walking to various churches and markets and land,arks in town. He gave a detailed and lively description of each. We climbed the New Cathedral tower and he was very respectful of my age and needing a catch my breath break. We got in the car and drove to the outlook for photos, the Panama hat factory and I asked for a stop at a ceramic studio which we did. I highly recommend this tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Xavier was excellent with great insights of the area, history and architecture. I enjoyed the small group we were with and the interactions of everyone was delightful and enjoyable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Juan was our guide and we really enjoyed the walking tour through the old city. He provided a very good history, and a nice overview. Juan was engaging, intelligent, interested in sharing his knowledge and hearing our thoughts and ideas. It was one of the best city tours we've taken. Definitely worth the price and the time.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Very good. Luis was informed on all subjects and seemed to enjoy showing us around.

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