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Gualaceo, Chordeleg, and San Bartolomé from Cuenca

Make the most of your visit to Cuenca with a day trip to three important artisan villages of Ecuador. After pickup from your hotel, take in the Andean landscape on your way to Chordeleg and San Bartolomé. You’ll get an immersive look at the craftsmanship that goes into textiles, guitars, and more.  Let your private guide help you decide on what to eat for your included lunch in Gualaceo.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-day Gualaceo, Chordelg and Sigsig craft towns

A full-day sightseeing tour to the Ecuadorian craft towns begins with private pickup from your Cuenca hotel. Whether your interests lie in textiles, woodwork, or jewelry, there’s something for everyone to marvel at on this tour.  With the help of your private guide, you’ll gain an in depth understanding of the craft process and have a chance to shop and explore on your own. You even get a traditional lunch.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full-Day Ingapirca Ruins and Gualaceo Artisan Village

Discover the historical wonders and contemporary culture of Ecuador on a full-day tour from Cuenca. Convenient round-trip transportation from your hotel spares you the stress of rushing to a meeting point. Learn about the ancient Cañari and Inca ways of life at the Ingapirca Archaeological Complex, then see artisans at work in Gualaceo. Enjoy the view from the Church of Biblian before you refuel on a filling Ecuadorian lunch at a traditional restaurant.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Turibus Bus Cuenca Cuenca City Tour SightSeeingTour

Cuenca SurEste bus de dos pisos panorámico recorre los lugares turísticos más importantes de la ciudad de Cuenca, el recorrido está dirigido por un guía profesional bilingüe (español-ingles) el mismo que los ayudara a explicar e informar sobre la historia y tradiciones de la ciudad.Este servicio funciona la modalidad "HOP ON HOP OFF" en donde podrás bajar y subir en paradas determinadas, el ticket tiene una duración de 24 horas, en este recorrido visitamos el mirador de Turi. Desde el bus puedes apreciar los tejados, balcones, jardines, museos, iglesias, monumentos y de más lugares turísticos de la ciudad de Cuenca de una manera diferente. Si visitas Cuenca, Atenas del Ecuador, no puedes dejar de visitar el bus panorámico de dos pisos, es una sensación única.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Cuenca - Saraguro - Vilcabamba or Vilcabamba - Saraguro - Cuenca

Add some excitement to your transfer from Cuenca to Vilcabamba - or vice versa - on a private 10-hour tour. Door to door transportation ensures that your experience is a comfortable one. Stop in Saraguro and discover the way of life of a prominent ethnic group. After a locally prepared lunch, continue with a guided visit of Cuenca or Vilcabamba, depending on your end destination.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00 USD
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ECUADOR: FREGATA PASS: CUENCA TO MONTAÑITA

Travelling from the refined colonial charm of a highland city to the tropical surfer’s paradise on the Pacific Coast, this pass is packed with outdoor-adventures around lakes, volcanoes and beaches and local and culinary experiences..-Discover the picture-perfect plazas and the off-beat, colonial vibe of Cuenca..-Explore the 200 lakes, lunar landscapes and enchanted cloud forests of El Cajas National Park..-Learn how chocolate really does grow on trees (and mangos too) with an authentic cacao experience in a real-life hacienda..-Option to hop off at Guayaquil to discover Ecuador’s biggest, most vibrant city’s legendary seafood and intriguing pirate history..-Surf with the pros, relax on golden beaches, explore beautiful national parks and party in one of the South America’s best nightlife towns.
  • Duration: 1 to 365 days
  • Duration: 1 to 365 days
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Saraguro Indigenous Community Experience

South of Cuenca, in the Andean countryside, there are traditional little towns with strong indigenous pride. This trip is all about discovering indigenous people, its culture and traditions, local food and the beauty of the Andean countryside. First stop is to taste the delicious yogurt made by the local farmers of the area. Next, a visit of the small indigenous community of San Felipe de Oña, which is known for its sensational landscape. It is steeped in tradition and you will learn about the production of their ancestral agave liquor, followed by a tasting of this drink. A visit to the Saraguro indigenous community is the cherry on the pie of this trip. The Saraguro people have conserved their strong indigenous identity which you can see in their traditions, customs and ancestral dress.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 day
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Cuenca combo tour in 3 days

This tour is specially designed for those who want to enjoy the wonderful landscapes, culture and history of the Ecuadorian highlands.
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$226.00 USD
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Nariz del Diablo Train tour with Small Group

Enjoy our Devil's Nose Train with Small Group. One of the finest and most daring feats of engineering that the world had seen, The train switchbacks down rocky slopes connecting the Andes mountains to the coast. In this tour not only will you get to ride The Devil Nose train, but also visit Ingapirca, the most important remains from the Incas in Ecuador. A minimum of 2 people per booking is required for this tour.
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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MOTMOT PASS: MONTAÑITA TO BAÑOS

If you´re down on the Pacific Coast and want to see more of that region, plus hop off for a few days in Quito, and then continue on to the adventure town of Baños – via the Cotopaxi Volcano and Quilotoa Crater Lake – then this pass is for you!Don’t stress! Once you have booked your pass, you can change your dates to fit your itinerary. Once you start your trip, you’ll also be able to change departure dates. All changes are free and immediate (with 24 hours’ notice and subject to availability).
  • Duration: 1 to 365 days
  • Duration: 1 to 365 days
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$120.00 USD
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Ecuador Wander Pass

This is the ultimate pass for the best of the mainland’s diverse regions! Begin anywhere to explore the Ecuadorian capital, tropical paradises on the coast, Andean highlands, misty cloudforests… and then back to where you began.
  • Duration: 7 to 60 days
  • Duration: 7 to 60 days
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2-Day Cuenca & Hacienda La Danesa

If you have two days in Guayaquil and you don’t feel like staying in the city then, please, continue reading because we developed a great 2-day private tour for you! First, you will enjoy a day at the local hacienda La Danesa which is a working farm with delicious local food and fun activities. It is highly recommendable to take the tubing activity and to bike around the property. Besides, you can go horseback riding (additional costs). In the afternoon you will drive to Cuenca (3,5 hours) and arrive at your tourist superior class hotel (preferably Boutique Hotel Los Balcones). The next morning, you will visit the colonial city of Cuenca, capital of the Azuay province. It is widely regarded as the most European city in Ecuador due to its 16th and 17th-century era Spanish colonial architecture. Therefore the city center of Cuenca is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Trust site. After lunch, you will drive back to Guayaquil where you will arrive in the early evening.
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Duration: 2 days
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Ingapirca ruins day-tour from Cuenca with Small Group

Ingapirca is the major Inca-Cañari archaeological site  in Ecuador. Explore the ruins, including the only elliptical temple of the sun made of perfectly carved stones, terraces, patios, etc. On Sundays we include a visit to the Indigenous Cañar Market.Highlights:  • Visit the largest archaeological Inca site in Ecuador and the only elliptical temple of the Inca empire • Enjoy the beauty of the Ecuadorian Andes while you drive through the fertile ranchland of the countryside.  • Visit the Cañar Market and immerse yourself in the traditions of the local indigenous tribes (Sundays) • See how the famous Panama Hats are woven
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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