Manuel Vega y Sangurima, Hermano Miguel 1094 y Lamar, Gral. Torres 9-70, entre Bolivar y Gran Colombia, Gran Colombia 207, Y Manuel Vega, Tarqui 9-46 Entre Simon Bolivar y Gran Colombia, , Honorato Vasquez 7-36, Entre Borrero y Luis Cordero, Vargas Machuca 10-70, Mariscal Lamar, Tarqui 11-64, Entre Mariscal Lamar y Sangurima, Calle Larga 6-93 y Presidente Borrero, , Cuenca, Ecuador
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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Mercado 10 De Agosto, Calle Larga, Cuenca 010150 Ecuador
Our tour begins in San Sebastian neighborhood, here we find the Modern Art Museum where the famous international biennial painting contest takes place. We will be able to explore not only the exhibits but also the historical house with its typical architecture.
Afterwards we will visit the "10 de Agosto market", this is the perfect spot to learn about the local products and culture.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Kdorfzaun Panama Hat Factory, Ave Gil Ramirez Davalos 8, Cuenca 010150 Ecuador
Then we will visit the Panama hat factory-musuem. Here observe the fabrication of the very famous Panama Hats from a fiber called “paja toquilla”. These hats range from simple inexpensive ones to colorful, elegantly designed and costly ones. Afterwards, we will drive through the “Barranco” which is an area of terraced houses located next to the Tomebamba River.
Finally, we will go to “Mirador de Turi” (scenic viewpoint) to enjoy the beautiful vista of the Cuenca landscape.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Please contact us to [email protected] within 2 days notice to reconfirm the tour..
For 1 to 5 passengers, a bilingual guide will also be the driver. For more than 5 passengers, a driver and a bilingual guide will be provided..
Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking..
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended..
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults..
Children must be accompanied by an adult..
Not wheelchair accessible.
Near public transportation.
Infants must sit on laps.
Most travelers can participate.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
My husband and I had a great first day in Cuenca on our private half day tour. Our guide, Flavio Efrain picked us up promptly. He spoke perfect English. He is a very nice and knowledgeable person. He showed us the Panama hat factory and inside several churches. We spent a fascinating time in the market. Flavio explained all about the food and produce of Ecuador. We learned a lot about Cuenca.
Sebastian was fabulous - -his English is excellent (he lived in PA as an exchange student and it is obvious). He was prompt and courteous (he opened all doors for me -- very refreshing). He is extremely knowledgeable, not only about Cuenca, but also Ecuador in general. He was able to answer questions that guides in Quito and the Galapagos were not. He had a good pace - neither too fast or too slow. His car was clean and his driving very safe. I would highly recommend asking for him specifically. The only issue was not his fault -- I took the tour on a Sunday and the hat factory/museum was closed. The company should be more aware of this and let you know or suggest an alternative activity.