5 Best Tours in Cuenca Ecuador

5 Best Tours in Cuenca Ecuador

Located in the highlands of Ecuador, the city of Cuenca was founded in 1577; it is the third-largest city of Ecuador, and it has a lot to offer to its guests.

Cuenca is one of Ecuador’s most charming places to visit, with a rich history and magnificent natural surroundings.

I had the opportunity to visit Cuenca at least once a year while growing up. I visited my grandparents, who lived in downtown Cuenca, an area that is a remarkable example of a planned inland Spanish town named a UNESCO world heritage site. I will always remember strolling through its charming streets, visiting well-known and new places in the area with the family, and attending a classical music concert or mass at the New Cathedral with grandpa.

When you visit Cuenca, you can feel the warmth of its people, experience the colonial charm, and get immersed in the Andean culture. These are some of the reasons we believe this list of best tours in Cuenca will allow you to create memorable experiences.


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San Bartolomé, Gualaceo, and Chordeleg Artisanal Tour

Learn about the creation of various local crafts, including guitars, jewelry, and textiles with the help of a bilingual guide.
Cajas National Park

Cajas National Park Day Trip

Enjoy the scenery of the Andean highlands during this 8-hour guided trip.

Cuenca City Tour

This comprehensive city tour will show you the best that Cuenca has to offer.
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Ingapirca Ruins Tour

Visit the 16th Century Ingapirca Ruins, the largest Inca archaeological site in Ecuador.
cooking class Cuenca

Small-Group Cooking Class

Learn how to prepare a traditional 3-course Ecuadorian meal with fresh ingredients purchased at a local market.
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Our choice of tours will let you discover the best of the charming city of Cuenca and its surroundings.

With these tours, you will be able to hike and explore beautiful natural landscapes, marvel at the crafts of charming small towns near Cuenca, visit the legacy of the Inca empire, and cook traditional food.

If you are planning on visiting or retiring in the charming city of Cuenca, we have some more information about that here. 

And… if you want to get the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip and what hidden discoveries await you in Ecuador, you may want to get your copy of Lonely Planet Ecuador here.

5 Best Tours in Cuenca Ecuador

Booking a tour will allow you to travel safely in the company of a professional guide, sit back, and enjoy your vacation while someone else makes the planning decisions.

Have you decided which one of these tours is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

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