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Cajas National Park Day Trip Including Lunch
"Cajas National Park is located 35km west of Cuenca we'll need approx. 1-hour to arrive there.This tour will visit 3 levels of height the highest point on the route known as Tres Cruces located at 4200 masl approximately where if the weather allows us we can enjoy the beautiful scenery and the guide will explain about the geological formation of the park.Then visit the middle 3960msnm located in the area of Toreadora where we will walk about 3-hours depending on the pace of the group. The skir near Llaviuco to 3150msnm in a different ecosystem known as montage primary forest and have a walk around the lake for about 1.5-hour.The guide can change the order of the visits but it'll lasts 8-hour approx. This tour includes pickup at your ho
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Hiking Adventure in El Cajas National Park
"You will be picked up to visit El Cajas National Parks which is 70000 acres shelter everything from cloud forest to rocky lunar landscapes but the lakes characterize the reserve best. Most of El Cajas lies above 3000 meters with páramo covering most of the rugged terrain. Frost and ice above 4000 meters try their best to deter the thriving of hardy vegetation such as the tiny quinoa tree clinging to life higher than any other tree in the world. Look for these 200-year-old specimens tucked up against hillsides in pockets of primary forest
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Birdwatching Tour in Cajas National Park from Cuenca
"El Cajas National Park has different ecosystems as a moorland high grassland or paramo cloudy forest polylepis forest which allows us to offer the following program.6:00am pick up in your hotel or residence in Cuenca to go to the middles part of the park approx 3800masl (12800 ft). Here we can see birds like: Tufted Tit Tyrant Variable Hawk Red Rumped Bush Tyrant Plain Colored Seedeater Aandean Rudy Duck Tit Like Dacnis Stout Billed Cinclo Llaviuco Valley located 3200masl (10500 ft). In this beautiful valley you can see birds like: Masked Trogon Gray Breasted Mountain Toucan Turquoise Jay Black Flowerpierced Grass Wren Black Crested
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Viva Cuenca - Festival

On 2nd November each year Cuenca, like the rest of Ecuador, celebrates the Feast of All Souls or Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), and a day later on the 3rd it marks the anniversary of its...
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Traditional Dress

If you have been elsewhere in Ecuador before arriving in Cuenca you will have seen plenty of people, especially women, wearing the often-colourful traditional costumes. And here is no exception, but...
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Barber Shops Street

Cuenca is nice to stroll after daylight, the city turned differently at night, is never dark in Cuenca, the whole city is nicely lit. After having dinner, we decide to walk around we took every time a...
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Panama Hats

In many accounts I read of visits to Cuenca, here on VT or elsewhere, a trip to a “Panama” hat factory was mentioned, so I was quite pleased that one was included in our tour with Wilson, despite...
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Día de los Muertos - Day of the Dead

The Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is commemorated in Ecuador as in many South and Central American countries, although not to the same extent as in Mexico perhaps. Its observance is strongest...
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Traditional craftsman - Tin Craft

Leaving the Plaza San Sebastián by its south eastern corner Wilson led us down a street of small traditional houses, far less grand than most of those nearer the centre of the old city around the...
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The Rio Tomebamba

The Tomebamba river flows through the city of Cuenca and its banks are a great place to take a stroll. Besides the quaint riverside houses and tree covered paths, the banks are a good place to have a...
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Rio Tomobamba

As with most towns, natural water is always a big attraction. Cuenca doesn’t have a big lake nor is it a seaside resort but it does have a swiftly running river that is a great respite from the city...
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Calle Larga 6-93 y Presidente Borrero, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Avenida Ordonez Lazo S/N, Cuenca, Ecuador
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Presidente Borrero 8-44 y Mariscal Sucre, Cuenca, 0000, Ecuador
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Gran Colombia 952 y Benigno Malo, Cuenca, 00000, Ecuador
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Gran Colombia 10-65, (between General Torres and Padre Aguirre), 1111
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General Torres 8-40, Cuenca, -, Ecuador
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Top Things to Do in Cuenca

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Old Town

When the guide said that this is a school building I can't hardly believe due to its unique structure and is part of the heritage of the city of Cuenca. This is the biggest building of Cuenca she...
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Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepcion - The New Cathedral of Cuenca

Is difficult to have a full picture the location is in front of the city park Calderon, we're lucky we took the city tour bus to have a good view of the church very impressive building It's the new...
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Museo del Banco Central Pumapungo

Museo del Banco Central is a big museum with many interesting exhibitions, and it is absolutely worth a visit. Upstairs there is a section where traditions, daily life and costumes of Ecuador’s many...
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Rio Tomebamba

While passing with tour bus the guide explain about these river. The river divides the town of Cuenca with new and old town. The new town is the modern residential areas while the old town is the...
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Mirador de Turi - View Point

To get here: take a public bus for 25 cent but I don't know the timetable I ask the guide about it but he doesn't know either. Taxi cost around 4 dollars. Taxi in Cuenca runs with meter start from 53...
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Hop-on Hop-off Bus - City Tour

We have no intentions of taking the bus, while walking around we bump to a girl who sale tickets, I asked how much? $8 dollar and it will take you to two different route sounds interesting we took the...
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