The tour starts in the old town of Cuenca, Cultural Heritage of the world. Cuenca has become one of the most touristic places in Ecuador and in South America, because of the different aspects that involve its culture, its architecture, the different social activities and the beautiful landscapes that can be seen. The city tour includes a visit to the memorial old colonial churches full of magic represented in their religious pictures and sculptures.
This tour goes from Tuesday to Saturday.
We begin at the Plaza San Sebastián, colonial city limit, then we visit the Museum of Modern Art. Walk through the historical centre to see San Francisco market, Plaza de las Flores, the House of Culture, Abdón Calderón Main Square , La Cathedral Vieja , the New Cathedral.
We will also visit the Panama-Hat factory, which is very important for the handicraft industry and the exportations in Ecuador. We will discover why Panama-Hat is only its commercial name, but it is in fact an Ecuadorian product. In Cuenca we will see that there are many kinds of Panama – Hats. The hat selection process is very interesting for everyone who has never seen this, and those who have visited the factory become admired. Here they export more than 1200 hat boxes per month. Each box contains more than 50 hats!
Then El Barranco by Tomebamba river, and finally the Turi viewpoint to admire its rivers, its architecture, the ancient churches, among other thousand attractions that Cuenca has. We will also visit the ceramic factory of Eduardo Vega (depending the time)
The Rotary Plaza is also a particular place to visit where you’ll find lots of handicrafts like pottery and ceramic products.
Gulliver Expeditions is a local operator that organizes Ecuador Tours to travelers that like to experience Unlimited Adventures like climbing to the closest point on earth to the sun in the Chimborazo Volcano or travel along the deepest landscapes in the Amazon Rainforest to the stunning sceneries of the Galapagos Islands.