Guayaquil & Cuenca City Tour
Day 1: Guayaquil City Tour
Day 2: Travelling to Cuenca. Cajas National Park
Day 3: Cuenca City Tour
Day 4: Chordeleg and Gualaceo
Day 5: Free morning, return to Guayaquil.
Day 1: Guayaquil City tour
Guayaquil the capital of the Guayas province is the largest and most populated city in Ecuador. Located on the Pacific Coast, it has a tropical climate and is known as the “Pacific Pearl”. It is the main port of Ecuador. The city was named after and indigenous chief ‘Guayas” and his wife “Quil” both chose to die before surrendering themselves to the Spaniards.
Day 2: Guayaquil - Cuenca
Early departure after breakfast to go to Cuenca, we stop at the Cajas National Park, one of the most beautiful national parks in the southern part of Ecuador. Cajas is located 19 miles northwest of Cuenca at an altitude of 9.000 to 13.000 feet above the sea level.
A guided tour of area allows us to admire a breathtaking landscape and unique fauna and flora. Warm clothing is recommended due to the low temperatures.
We will need approx. 2 hours to arrive to the Cajas National Park.
In this tour in addition a technical stop is held in a small farm to discuss and observe typical fruits of the area such as cacao, oranges, etc., and throughout the trip typical plantations will appreciate coast such as rice and sugar. Then we had lunch and continue our journey to reach the Cuenca city. We will drop you off at your hotel in Cuenca.
Day 3: Cuenca City tour
Ecuadorians consider Cuenca the most charming city, located in a peaceful and relaxing setting. As you enter the city you can enjoy the outstanding skyline marked by shining church domes.
After breakfast our guide will pick you up from your Hotel to begin the beautiful adventure and you will visit the following places:
- Barrio of San Sebastián and the Museum of Modern Art
- Calderón Park (central park)
- Flower Plaza
-Sagrario Cathedral (Old Cathedral), and the Immaculate Conception Cathedral (New Cathedral)
- El Barranco (area of terraced houses located next to the Tomebamba river)
- Turi Lookout (natural lookout located in the heights of Cuenca offers a spectacular view of the entire city).
Day 4: Gualaceo and Chordeleg tour
This is a subtropical valley, approximately 22 miles away from Cuenca towards the Azogues town. This town is known for its handicrafts, folklore and a beautiful river where you can go for a swim.
This is the place to buy the finest gold and silver filigree at a very reasonable price. There is also an excellent ethnographic museum in the square in an old courtyard house. Where you can see wavers at work and find good shawl, scarves, belts and embroidery for sale.
Day 5: Return to Guayaquil
Today, you will have the entire morning to spend as you want. Visit, buy, and enjoy in the city.
At the afternoon. Return to Guayaquil,
How long does the tour take?
5 Day Tour