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Cuenca City - Three Days
Cuenca City Tour - Three Days

Day One: Cuenca City
In the morning you will fly from Guayaquil or Quito to Cuenca. Cuenca is considered as both the cultural metropolis and the arts and crafts centre of Ecuador. The city and its surrounding countryside are fantastic places to buy ceramics, embroidery, leather goods and woven baskets.

On arrival you will be picked up from the airport and taken to the Hotel El Dorado. After a short break you will start with a visit of the Panama hat factory for which the city is famous (NB it is not opened on Sundays). Afterwards you will explore the colonial part of the city where you will encounter historic churches, many art and craft shops and a colourful flower market. Set amongst beautiful old colonial houses, the area has a charming atmosphere, for which UNESCO declared Cuenca as World Heritage Site in 1999.

At midday you will feast on local cuisine in a typical town restaurant, after which you will have a pleasant stroll along the river to aid digestion! Your evening meal will be served at the hotel. Overnight in the Hotel El Dorado. B/L/D

Day Two: Cuenca and its Surroundings
After breakfast you will spend the day exploring the mountain landscape to the East of Cuenca. On the way to your first stop you will pass dramatic scenery to arrive at the village of Gualaceo. It has the feel of a miniature Cuenca, with its narrow alleys, beautiful plazas and its tranquil atmosphere. In the village they make colourful and artistic woollen clothes which are famous throughout the whole country. You will also visit an orchid farm close to Gualaceo. From there you continue on to Chordeleg which is said to be the ecuadorian center for silver and gold jewellery; you will certainly come across many fine examples of local craftmanship. In the afternoon you will return to Cuenca where you will spend the night in the Hotel El Dorado. B/L/-

Day Three: Cuenca – Guayaquil/Quito
After breakfast you will visit the Museo del Banco Central. It houses the ethnographical museum, Inca ceramic art, old city photos as well as changing art exhibitions. The building is right next to the ruins of the Pumapungo Palace which can also be visited. The museum is not open on Sundays, when instead the Museo de la Cuidad will be visited; this museum houses an interesting collection of ethnographical, colonial and pre-colombian exhibits. In the afternoon you will be taken to the airport and from there you fly back to Guayaquil or Quito. End of services. B/L/-

If you make reservations for a group, for several concurrent services or on certain dates we are usually able to offer special prices on these occasions – Please contact us!

Prices 2016
USD 525,- per person (Minimum 2 People)
USD 892,- per person (1 Person)

Included
All transfers, flights Guayaquil (or Quito ) – Cuenca – Guayaquil ( or Quito ), all activities and excursions mentioned in the program, accommodation in the mentioned hotels or hotels of the same category (double room with private bath), all meals mentioned in the program, English-speaking guide, entrance fees

Not Included
International flight, beverages, international airport tax, personal expenses, tips, travel insurance

If you make reservations for a group, for several concurrent services or on certain dates we are usually able to offer special prices on these occasions – Please contact us!

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