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Full Day City Tour Including Pumapungo Museum

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Cuenca, Ecuador

  • Activities

    Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    From: $40 USD per person
  • Duration

    7 to 8 hours

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily

  • Starting Location

    Hotel pick up

  • Price Includes

    Hotel pick up, tour guide, transportation, lunch

Highlights

  • Explore the UNESCO world heritage city of Cuenca
  • Walk among the colorful Flower and Food Markets
  • Enjoy panoramic city views from the Turi lookout
  • Visit the Panama Hat Factory and learn about the most important Ecuadorian handicraft

Guide

Trip Info

The sightseeing tour begins by visiting Turi, a scenic viewpoint that in the Quichua language means view. In fact, it is the main viewpoint of the city. Here we will also visit one of the most famous ceramists in the country at the Eduardo Vega Gallery.

Next we will walk by the “Barranco”, an area of terraced houses located next to the Tomebamba River. After about 15 minutes we will head to the Pumapungo Museum, considered to be the most important museum in town. Later we will visit a Panama hat factory to observe the fabrication of hats from a fiber called “paja toquilla.” These hats range from simple inexpensive ones to colorful, elegantly designed and costly ones.

The driver will drop us downtown for lunch and afterwards we will take a walk to see: San Francisco market, the flower market, Abdon Calderon Park, the cathedral “El Sagrario”, known as the “Old Cathedral”, and lastly, we will tour the “New Cathedral” which is considered one of the biggest churches in Latin America. The famous gold leaf altar is found here.

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