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• TOUR DETAILS :
• Lenght: 4hours approx.
• Start / Finish: Cuenca
• Activity Level: Easygoing
DESCRIPTION: In this beautiful combined tour you will visit places such as:
• El Barranco - The Cliff (The Barranco is the name given to the buildings that hang above the rushing River Tomebamba which is flanked by grassy riverside and gorgeous colonial buildings. The river can be accessed from the center of Cuenca via three stone stairways and one of the main features is the Puente Roto (broken bridge), the remains of an old stone bridge that once crossed the river)
• Puente Roto - Broken bridge (Originally built in the 1840s by Juan de la Cruz Pugara, the bridge was destroyed on the 3rd April 1950 when the river broke its banks and took the bridge with it, along with other bridges in El Vado and El Vergel. It was reopened as a monument in 1961 and is used for open air markets and events)
• Pumapungo Archaeological Park (Pumapungo, mean door of the Puma, was the central city of Tomebamba ordered to be built by the Inca commander Tupac Yupanqui after the Inca defeat of the Cañari. In its splendor it was said to have rivaled the Inca capital of Cuzco)
• El Paraíso Park (Is the largest park in Cuenca. Covering 17 hectares, the park opened its doors for the first time in 2003. Two rivers pass through the park, the Yanuncay and Tomebamba. There are hundreds of trees including eucalyptus, willows and alders, as well as a large artificial pond which is home to ducks and geese, as well as small boats)
• Tomebamba and Yanuncay rivers
• Quinta de Bolívar (Simón Bolívar visited Cuenca twice in 1822 where he stayed in a house which has since been named Quinta Bolívar. Although it isn´t the original building, which was demolished in the 1930s, this is the location which Bolivar used to rest and plan military and political actions when in Cuenca. It is now a cultural center used to exhibit work related to the life of Bolívar and his ideology)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
Subject to favorable weather conditions..
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate