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Ecuadorians consider Cuenca the most charming city, located in a peaceful and relaxing setting. As you enter the city you can notice the outstanding skyline marked by shining church domes. Cuenca’s cobblestone streets, winding rivers, graceful ironwork balconies and beautiful gardens are part of the pleasant atmosphere of this historical city. The UNESCO declared Cuenca a World Cultural Heritage Site on December 1999.
One of the highlights are the beautiful handicrafts that can be found throughout the city, including embroidered blouses, wool sweaters, gold and silver filigree jewerly and weavings with tie-dyed patterns called ikat. Cuenca is also known for its elegant ceramic dishes and pottery, Crafts and fresh products can be found on sale at weekly Thursday fair, or the smaller Saturday market, located at the squares titled 9 de Octubre and 10 de Agosto.

TOURS
 
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RATES 2009
 
TOUR
SIB
PRIVATE
TIME
PRICE
WITH LUNCH
WITHOUT LUNCH
TRANSFER AIRPORT/HOTEL (one way) -------
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------ -------- USD 13,00
CITY TOUR Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Daily
04 hours
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USD 20,00
EXCURSION TO THE INGAPIRCA RUINS Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Daily
07 hours USD 45,00
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EXCURSION TO GUALACEO AND CHORDELEG Sunday
Daily
07 hours USD 45,00
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EXCURSION TO THE CAJAS NATIONAL PARK Daily
Daily
07 hours USD 40,00
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INCA TRAIL Saturday
Daily
2 Days Check Details
USD 254,00

 
NOTE:
  • Tariffs valid for 2009
  • SIB: shared services in English - Spanish
  • Multi-Days tours prices per person double room accomodattion. Meals included as specified .Please contact us for details or changes
  • Entrances to National Parks, churches, museums, skylift , etc are not included
  • Train operation, subject to change without previous notice


TRANSFER AIRPORT/HOTEL (one way)
     
TRANSFER AIRPORT/HOTEL (one way)
 

Transfer between the Airport of Cuenca and one of the conventional hotels in Cuenca or viceversa

Includes: Airport reception, Bilingual guide assistance, Airport tips
 
USD 13,00
 



CITY TOUR (4 hours)
     
 
USD 20,00 / 04hours
 
 
CITY TOUR (4hours)
SIB: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Private: Daily

Visit through the city of Cuenca, also called the "Athens of Ecuador", with a stop at the Calderon park, the Old and New Cathedrals, the Flowers park, the City Museum and the Modern Art Museum.
During the tour you will also enjoy a brief visit to the Cañari-Inca Ruins of "Todo los Santos" and have a last stop at the rivers gorge of Tomebamba and Turi from where you will appreciate a wonderful panoramic view of Cuenca

Includes: Bilingual Guide, Entrance to the City Museum, Entrance to the Modern Art Museum
No Includes:
Beverages alcoholic and non alcoholic, Lunch

 

EXCURSION TO THE INGAPIRCA RUINS WITH LUNCH
     
EXCURSION TO THE INGAPIRCA RUINS WITH LUNCH
 
SIB: Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Private: Daily


Departure from Cuenca toward the Inca Ruins of Ingapirca, the biggest archaeological Inca complex of Ecuador.

The ruins, located just two hours away from Cuenca, date from the 15 th and 16 th Century. On the way, you will observe typical handcrafts from the region, but above all, the Panama Hats Fabrics

 
USD 44,99
 

 

On Sundays you will also visit the Handcraft Market of Cañar. And after the excursion, you will enjoy a typical meal from the region of Cuenca.

Includes:
Bilingual Guide, Lunch
No Includes:
Entrance to the Ruins of Ingapirca, Beverages alcoholic and non alcoholic.



EXCURSION TO GUALACEO AND CHORDELEG
     
 
USD. 45,00
 
 
EXCURSION TO GUALACEO AND CHORDELEG WITH LUNCH
SIB: Sunday
Private: Daily


Departure from Cuenca toward the two small villages of Gualaceo and Chordeleg.
Those villages, well known for their numerous handcrafts places, Panama Hats Fabrics and Silver Jewellery.
During the excursion you will also visit the Fabrics of Bulcay and the CIDAP Museum

Includes: Bilingual Guide, Lunch
No Includes:
Entrance to the fabrics of Bulcay, Entrance to the CIDAP Museum, Beverages alcoholic and non alcoholic

 
 

GUALACEO AND CHORDELG
Less than a hour from Cuenca is the town of Gualaceo, interesting for due to beautiful tapestries.
It is inserted in a welcoming valley crossed by the river of the same name.
Some minutes in car aid you to an interesting town called Chordeleg.
Its citizens are famous filigree jewellers in silver and gold, and know for their good prices.
A beautiful tour to enjoy the people and their landscapes.



EXCURSION TO THE CAJAS NATIONAL PARK WITH LUNCH
     
EXCURSION TO THE CAJAS NATIONAL PARK WITH LUNCH
 
SIB: Daily
Private: Daily

Departure from Cuenca toward the National Park and Reserve of Cajas where you will find more than 200 lagoons.
During the excursion, you will arrive to the continental division of waters, have a short walk through the primary forest in which you will observe the amazing variety of Fauna and Flora of the region

Includes: Bilingual Guide, Lunch
No Includes:
Entrance to National Park of Cajas, Beverages alcoholic and non alcoholic.

 
USD. 39,99
 

 

THE CAJAS NATIONAL PARK
This National Park is only 21 miles away from Cuenca. It ranges in altitude from 9,840 ft. to 11,480 ft. Its 71,186-acre area includes mountains and 232 glacial lagoons, connected to each other by small rivers and streams. Two of the rivers surrounding Cuenca, the Tomebamba and the Yanuncay, begin in this area.
Cajas is his home to mammals such as the white-tailed deer, spectacle bear, puma, paramo deer, paramo rabbit, and the Andean tapir. Some of the most important bird species found here are the caracara, the condor, the Andean toucan and spectacle duck. The most common vegetation includes: chuquiragua, paramo grasses, yagual (Polylepis), romerillo, chachacoma, genciana, romerillo and the sarar. The Park also has some archeological Inca sites en the area of Molleturo, which historians believe have been a ‘tambo’ (resting areas for the Inca couriers Cuzco to Quito).



CHIVA PARTY
     
 
 
 
CHIVA PARTY
SIB: Friday
Private: Daily


Enjoy an evening of "Rumba" in our Chiva bus, touring the historical downtown, its main plazas and churches, the river front, and the new part of Cuenca, all this to the tune of lovely music, hotcan liquor drinks and traditionnal fireworks that always go with Cuenca's nights.

Includes:
All drinks on board of the Chiva Bus
No Includes:
Any drinks or entrances after the tour in chiva bus

 
 
INCA TRAIL (2 days)
     
INCA TRAIL (2days)
 
Private: Daily

During this excursion, we will follow the famous "Inca Trail". This ancestral walk trough the past of the andean culture can now be done from the sacred canari lagoon of Culebrillas to the Ingarpica Inca ruins.
DAY 1: CULEBRILLAS
Departure from Cuenca toward Culebrillas, sacred lagoon located in the north of the Canar province. After approximatly 3 hours of ride we will arrive to the starting point of the trail. This walk will begin from the lower part of the Culebrillas river and get us to the Paredones ruins, next to the lagoon (5 hours walk). we will be camping there for the night.
DIA 2: INGAPIRCA
Deaprtures from Paredones to get on the famous "Inca Trail" and arrive to the Ingapirca ruins (5 hours walk) that we will visit. Return to the city of Cuenca by bus.

Includes: Bilingual Guide, Lunch and dinner (day1), Breakfast and Lunch (day 2), Camping equipments (Except Sleeping bag)
No Includes:
Entrance to the Ingapirca ruins, Sleeping bag, Beverages alcoholic and non alcoholic
 
USD 254,00/ 2Days
 

 

 
 
 
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