THE COMPLETE CUENCA AND ITS SURROUNDINGS ADVENTURE

EXPLORE CUENCA, ITS NEARBY ARTISAN TOWNS AND EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF THE SOUTHERN ANDES AT EL CAJAS NATIONAL PARK

  • Experience magnificent Cuenca and encounter the city’s highlights: take in its history, admire its architecture, and savor its delicious gastronomy.    
  • Immerse yourself in an Andean Kichwa community in Saraguro and learn about their customs, language and lives.
  • Encounter artists and artisans who meticulously go about their craft and create masterpieces in the towns of Gualaceo and Chordeleg.
  • Take in the amazing paramo and Andean landscapes by exploring one of Ecuador’s most beautiful national parks: El Cajas National Park.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

The Complete Cuenca And Its Surroundings Adventure
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Places:Cuenca

Activities: Venture into Cuenca and its Historical Center

Highlights: Visit Cuenca’s Historical Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, its cathedrals and plazas, stroll along the Tomebamba River, explore the Vega family’s ceramics business, and learn about the origins of the Panama Hat.

Places: Saraguro

Activities: Explore Saraguro culture

Highlights: Visit the Gera community, experience a spiritual cleansing, have an outstanding culinary experience at ShamuiCo, and watch how the traditional Saraguro woolen hat is fashioned.

Places: Gualaceo & Chordeleg

Activities: Discover Andean towns of artists and artisans

Highlights: Encounter luthiers who make unique guitars, jewelers who utilize the filigree technique, and a wool weaver at work in her Ikat workshop.

Places: El Cajas National Park

Activities: Enjoy a day out in nature, birdwatching, and incredible views of the lakes and landscapes in El Cajas.

Highlights: Hike to the Toreadora and Llavuico lake

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