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Cuenca Half-Day City Tour Including Panama Hat Factory provided by Cuenca Bestours

Cuenca Half-Day City Tour Including Panama Hat Factory

Cuenca Half-Day City Tour Including Panama Hat Factory
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About
This sightseeing tour of Cuenca combines vehicle transport with easy strolling so you can soak up multiple landmarks at a mellow pace. The Modern Art Museum, El Sagrario (Old Cathedral), flower market and Panama hat factory, plus Mirador de Turi viewpoint are all stops on the half-day itinerary, starting with hotel pickup.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Highlights
  • Half-day Cuenca tour includes scenic viewpoint and multiple stops
  • Easy way to explore neighborhoods like San Sebastian
  • Guide discusses colonial architecture, parks, and museums
  • Transport provided from centrally located hotels
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Half-day Cuenca tour includes scenic viewpoint and multiple stops
  • Easy way to explore neighborhoods like San Sebastian
  • Guide discusses colonial architecture, parks, and museums
  • Transport provided from centrally located hotels
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 28838P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please contact us to info@cuencabestours.com within 2 days notice to reconfirm the tour.
  • For 1 to 5 passengers, a bilingual guide will also be the driver. For more than 5 passengers, a driver and a bilingual guide will be provided.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Professional tour guide
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please contact us to info@cuencabestours.com within 2 days notice to reconfirm the tour.
  • For 1 to 5 passengers, a bilingual guide will also be the driver. For more than 5 passengers, a driver and a bilingual guide will be provided.
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Cuenca
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • 2
    Homero Ortega
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sharonov
Chicago, IL160 contributions
Great Introduction to Cuenca
Sebastian was a wonderful, informative guide. We only had two days in Cuenca, so this tour was ideal for giving the lay of the land. Tip: before buying a hat at the Panama hat factory, price some hats at the market. I suspect we overpaid.
Written 11 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stephen M
1 contribution
Half-day Tour of Cuenca was great
Jul 2021 • Couples
Wilson was friendly, punctual, and most of all very knowledgeable of the city from past to present. He made the tour very interesting and did a great job sharing his wealth of information. Would definitely recommend him.
Written 18 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wanderer27723
Halifax Nova Scotia5 contributions
Great tour, great guide
Mar 2020
Adrian our guide adapted the tour, on the fly, to suit our preferences. He was knowledgeable of the city, the culture and the history.
We highly recommend him for any tour of Cuenca
Written 15 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cuenca B
Hello, thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the tour with Adrian, he is such a good guide with incredible knowledge of Ecuador. We hope to have you again in our tours after the emergency situation with Covid 19. Wash your hands and stay safe our there! Sincerely, Cuenca Bestours Team
Written 2 June 2020
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Kelly D
3 contributions
Half-Day Tour of Cuenca
Klever, my guide, was great; informative and knowledgeable. I appreciated the chance to go to the Panama Hat Factory to learn about the history and the process of making these hats. They are beautiful works of art. I also appreciated learning a bit about the history and architecture of the city and Old Town. The Mercado’s are intimidating without an introduction and Klever showed me around and i now feel empowered to be able to shop there on my own. All in all a great tour.
Written 5 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MLSOBG
Madison, WI84 contributions
If you book, ask for Sebastian!
Oct 2019
My husband and I had what turned out to be a private half-day tour of Cuenca given by Sebastian. We had done a "Hop On, Hop Off" tour of Cuenca the day before (frankly, to kill some time before check-in), and it gave us a basic overview of the city, but was minimal in quality. Sebastian communicated ahead of time, showed up on time, and gave us a marvelously well-spoken tour of Cuenca, with a ton of history and sociology about the area. He is incredibly knowledgeable, and his English (for those of us with poor Spanish language skills) was impeccable. He was very willing to answer questions on all sorts of topics about his city and Ecuador in general. We went to the Panama Hat Factory and museum, the Modern Art Museum, the Turi lookout and he gave us an incredible tour of one of the markets also, helping us to understand a lot about the food we had been eating in Ecuador for a few days already :). We can't recommend this tour (and Sebastian especially) so go and ask for him (and tip generously, he's worth it!)
Written 23 October 2019
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LCollazos
Houston, TX4 contributions
We fell in love with Cuenca
Our guide, Klever, loves Cuenca and after this tour we loved it also. The Ortega hat factory tour was fascinating. The information Klever gave us about the differences in dress of the women from different ethnic groups was so interesting. We loved learning of the various types of architecture in Cuenca and seeing the different neighborhoods. This tour was great.
Written 21 September 2019
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Cuenca B
Dear Elvlin, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are really glad to hear that you fell in love with Cuenca. Actually, Cuenca is one of the most beautiful cities of Ecuador, with old-world cathedrals, colonial parks, and rivers. Cuenca is a city that has too much to offer, and take this tour let you know a little about the city. If you are ever back in Cuenca, we hope to have you in one of our excursions. Sincerely, Paula Carmona Cuenca Bestours Team
Written 24 September 2019
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Amanda T
Cambridge, MA14 contributions
A fun way to experience the highlights of Cuenca!
Aug 2019
This tour was a lot of fun! I really enjoyed the tour of the Panama Hat Factory and learning about the history of the factory. We were also greeted there with a warm beverage when we arrived which was a really nice welcoming touch. Afterwards, we visited several different areas around Cuenca. At each area, we were given lots of interesting information about the area and allowed some time to walk around, take pictures, and ask questions. This was a great tour. I wish we had done it at the beginning of the week, though, rather than our last day in Cuenca.
Written 29 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michael L.
Plymouth, MA14 contributions
Excellent introduction to Cuenca
Jul 2019 • Couples
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Cuenca. Our guide Sebastian, whose English is excellent, gave us a great introduction to the city. He took us to places we would not have found otherwise (the ceramics shop and the last tin smith in Cuenca) which was really special. He also told us local tales and legends, like the headless priest. He pointed out the varieties of architecture and unique features of the city such as the concrete crosses on the sidewalk in building corners to keep people from relieving themselves. These things made the city more human and interesting.
We had a great time and were fortunate that Sebastian was to be our guide the next day as we went on the Craft Town tour.
Written 25 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gina B
2 contributions
Best Time in Cuenca!
Jul 2019 • Family
This was family (elder parents), but TripAdvisor did not give here as a choice. I state this because our tour guide was aware of our situation and tended to the needs of my elderly parents. Herman, our guide was extremely knowledgeable of the history of Cuenca and all its culture. We enjoyed the trip to the hat factory where Herman was also knowledgeable about the hat making process. We highly recommend Herman and this half day tour.
Written 14 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jocampo
Orlando, FL493 contributions
Cajas Tour
Had an excellent tour with this company. It was just wife and i and cost us $100. We toured the lower part of the park which was about a one hour nature hike. Guide was knowledgeable and accommodating. Then we headed up to tres cruces peak which was cold. We opted out of the second hike halfway down the mountain because the wind and the temperature was way too cold. Then we headed for a delicious trout lunch and then back to hotel for a siesta.
Written 9 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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An excellent tour of a beautiful park
I very much enjoyed my half-day tour of the Cajas National Park. It's a lovely place and Andres was a wonderful g
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A delicious meal and a very interesting and enjoyable cooking class
I very much enjoyed the market tour and the cooking class. I learned a lot about Ecuadorian culture and cuisine.
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An interesting tour combined with safe and comfortable transfer from Cuenca to Guayaquil
Cuenca Bestours provided me with comfortable and convenient transfer from Cuenca to Guayaquil with a stop for a two
MichaelS22492
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Best tour in Cuenca
I booked the tour directly with Cuenca Bestour and the organization was simply amazing. I contacted with them via w
B5825GAgregn
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Beautiful Villages
Wonderful tour today to Gualaceo and Chordeleg with our guide Andres- excellent guide, very personable and knowledg
B5825GAgregn
B5825GAgregn
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Felt like the Swiss Alps
Wonderful tour today with Sebastian. One of the best tour guides ive ever had in my travels. Great to be out in the
KimandFamily4
KimandFamily4
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Loved guide Alejandro
We had a wonderful guide, Alejandro. His English was quite good and he was super kind, thoughtful and smart. My h
juliette m
juliette m
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Awesome trip around the valley of Volcanos
Very nice tour we booked for 2 with Cuenca Best tours via Viator, we found ourselves in a private car wich was very
511matteak
511matteak
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Fabulous Tour!
Amazing tour! We had such a great tour with Andres. Would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone it is a full day
Nicki E
Nicki E
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Wonderful
An excellent first hike in Ecuador! Cuenca Bestours made planning so easy with great communication. Our guide, An
M2836CNjohns
M2836CNjohns
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Hidden Gem with a Superb Guide
The half day waterfall tour was a great option that allowed us to experience a natural wonder and Ecuadorian small
825gibranl
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Amazing views and species
My half-day trip to Cajas with Andres was fabulous and surpassed my expectations. In only four hours we got to see
aaronj812
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Great day trip for some Incan history
My wife and I decided to take a day trip while visiting Cuenca to see Ingapirca and we really enjoyed it. We chose
DWierman
DWierman
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. Great ride
Very happy with transportation. On time and nice car. Very friendly and safe driver. Went from Cuenca to Guayaguil.
Nicki E
Nicki E
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A Great Experience from Beginning to End
While staying in Cuenca, we did two half-day hikes at nearby national parks. Both were arranged ahead of time throu
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