"Day 1: Achupallas to Ingapirca (L-D)Leave early from Cuenca we'll be traveling on the Panamerican Highway to the north. From La Moya we follow a small highway and after 3.5-hour we arrive to Achupallas (3420 m). There the local guide meets us with the horse to carry equipment. We begin our walk following the Cadrul River and we go through the narrow pass between 2 mountains; Callana Pucará and Mapahuiña. Continuing upriver in this U-shaped valley we arrive to an Incan town (3910 m) where we camp. On the trail we have the possibility of ascending Callana Pucará Mountain (4190 m) which has a fantastic panoramic view all the way to Chimborazo.Walking time between 5 - 6 hours. Day 2: (B-L-D)Following the Cadrul River until we get to Tres Cruces (Three Crosses) Lake to go up to the Three Crosses Knife Pass crossing the crest towards Quillaloma. The ascension provides us with a view of the many different mountain ranges and lakes. Below we are able to make out Espíndola Valley with the well-known Qhapaqñan (Inca Trail) and at the bottom of the valley
"We will pick you up at 9:00am at your hotel then you will visit San Sebastián Plaza and the Modern Art Museum. Later the bus will take the group to Cruz del Vado Condamine and Mercado 10 de Agosto. After that we go for a walk tour through Mercado de San Francisco and Parque de las Flores. The next stops are the Catedral Inmaculada Concepción (New Catedral) Catedral El Sagrario (Old Catedral) Parque Calderón and Palacio de Justicia. Finally we will visit the Paja Toquilla hats manufactures and followed by a walk through the Barranco Route Mirador de Turi Vega Gallery or similar. Return to the hotel."
Cuenca Half-Day City Tour Including Mirador de Turi
"You will stroll around this charming colonial city declared a Cultural Heritage site of Mankind by the UNESCO! The city gets familiar with its colonial buildings with beautifully decorated patios; it's nice and gentle inhabitants and the cozy atmosphere. The trip up to Mirador de Turi is one the language of the pre-colonial indigenous people of the same name. Near the city center you will also visit a Panama hat fabric. These hats made of the local 'Paja Toquilla' palm leaves are originally Ecuadorian hats and Cuenca is one of the main cities exporting this worldwide known product."""Cuenca is a beautiful charming city in Ecuador. It is also well known as the Colonial city. This because you can find numerous colonial buildings. The city is also declared as a Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO.
After visiting Tres Cruces we went back to the minibus and drove back down the road, but only for a few minutes. We were dropped by a path where we started the hike towards Toreadora. It was muddy at...