Walk around the beautiful streets of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cuenca with a local community member and learn all about the deep rooted history and culture of this beautiful city by visiting old neighborhoods, markets and towering cathedrals.
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Get to know the city of Cuenca on this guided tour around the UNESCO World Heritage Site!
On this tour you will visit multiple traditional neighborhoods like San Sebastian. Your guide will personally explain to you the history of the city and it’s culture.
You will also get the chance to visit the famous San Francisco flower market and the beautiful old cathedral along with a personalised tour of the Panama Hat Factory!
This tour will begin in San Sebastian, a traditional neighborhood of the UNESCO Heritage site of Cuenca. The neighborhood of San Sebastian is home to the famous Modern Art Museum!
Next, you will visit the San Francisco market, the flower market, Calderon Park and the ‘El Sagrario’ cathedral. At the end of visiting the Old Cathedral your guide will take you to the new Cathedral which is considered to be one of the biggest churches in all of Latin America.
Next, you will tour the traditional Panama hat factory and learn about the fabrication of these steps for fiber to sombrero!
At the end of the tour, you will be able to enjoy a beautiful view of the entire city at the scenic viewpoint of Turi.
Departure time: 9:00 am
Minimum 2 people
“My name is Javier Vallejo and I am originally from Cuenca – Ecuador, one of the most beautiful cities in this country.
Since I was a little boy I have been attracted to and interested in traveling and getting to know different places and people, so, after I finished high school I took the decision to study tourism. I did three years of Tourism and Hospitality Management and then I decided to travel and explore outside Ecuador in order to grow and discover myself. So, I went to Belgium for a year and I can assure you it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. It opened my mind and I was able to learn about a different culture, different language, but it also made me realize that there’s no place like my country ‘Ecuador’.
Then I came back to continue my career and also I managed my time in order to work as a tour guide on my free time. It’s been more than six years of incredible experiences. I’ve been almost everywhere in Ecuador, helping myself to learn how to Love Life! I’ve met people from many countries and all five continents. I can’t imagine myself in an office for 8 hours a day. Therefore, being a tour guide is perfect for me. I love spending time outdoors, in nature, hiking mountains, or just walking through markets and cobblestone streets. Now, more than ever, I am sure I was born to be a tour guide. My mission is to make people’s visit a wonderful experience and to draw smiles on their faces, showing them the beautiful diversity they can discover in my country. Helping them to understand that ‘All you need is Ecuador’.“
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.