Art, history and charm in Ecuador

Catedral de Cuenca

Welcome to Cuenca, a hidden city in southern Ecuador! Discover a city where rich colonial history combines with a vibrant art scene and stunning natural surroundings. Stroll through the cobblestone streets of its Historic Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and admire the colonial architecture and baroque churches. Immerse yourself in the local culture at its museums, art galleries and cultural festivals. Cuenca is also known for its handcrafted toquilla straw hats and authentic Ecuadorian cuisine. Surrounded by mountains and rivers, this city offers opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking and biking.

FULL DAY IN cuenca


  • Departure from Mariscal Sucre International Airport Quito / Plane to Mariscal Lamar International Airport.
  • Pumapungo Archaeological Site
  • Paja Toquilla Museum
  • Long street
  • Lunch
  • Herrerias Street
  • Broken bridge
  • Return from Mariscal Lamar International Airport to Quito
Pumapungo - Cuenca
Sombreros de Paja toquilla Cuenca


  • Bilingual Tourist Guide (Spanish-English)
  • Tourist transportation
  • Access to the protected area
  • Lunch


  • Air ticket from UIO – CUE – UIO
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Expenses not specified in the itinerary


  • Important Documents: Don’t forget to bring your passport or identification card. Keep them in a safe place, such as a zippered travel bag.
  • Comfortable and Warm Clothing: Due to the altitude of Cuenca, the weather can be cool, especially at night. Bring warm clothing, such as light jackets and sweaters.
  • Sturdy Shoes: If you plan to explore the surrounding area, wear comfortable, sturdy walking shoes as a trekking recommendation, the trails can be uneven. 
  • Camera and Binoculars: If you are a lover of photography or bird watching, don’t forget to bring your camera and binoculars. The city offers many opportunities to capture special moments.
  • Water: Carry a reusable water bottle and buy bottled water from reliable sources.
  • Sun Block and Sunglasses: The sun in the city can be strong, so wear sunscreen and sunglasses to protect your skin and eyes.
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