CUENCA TRIP IN 2 DAYS
Get to know one of the most stunning Cathedrals in Latin America. visit old textile workshops where clothing used by the indigenous people is still made. Get impressive about the local jeweler works from the small parish town of Chordeleg. Walk on the impressive Inca ruins built to worship the sun. Admire the Andean ecosystem of the Cajas National Park. Photograph colonial houses and churches that will envelop you with their elegant architecture.
DAY 1: Cuenca – Gualaceo – Chordeleg – Ingapirka ruins – Cuenca
Departure from Cuenca to head towards the towns of Gualaceo and Chordeleg. We will drive on the Pan-American highway.
Our first stop will be at the textile craft center.In this artisan workshop, we will learn about the elaboration of the makas with sheep wool or cotton. Tradition and knowledge that has been transmitted from generation by generation.
In Chordeleg, we will visit the shops where the gold and silver jewelry that is made in this parish is offered. You will be surprised with the prices and the quality of the gold that they offer here. We will continue with our trip towards the north of the basin. We will pass through several different Andean landscapes full of green grasslands.
Our next activity will be the visit to the Inca ruins in Ingapirca. This is an archaeological site for ceremonies, sun worship and an ancestral cemetery. We will visit this great complex through several trails that were once used by the Incas who came from Peru. After this great experience, we will return to Cuenca city.
DAY 2: Cuenca – Cajas National Park – Cuenca walking tour
This day will be a day of nature and walks. We will go to the Cajas National Park. We will walk along the trails to observe various species of plants and identify the most important ones. The tour will be for around 45 minutes where, in addition to learning more about this important ecosystem of the Andes, we will also be able to take spectacular photos that will remind us of this visit forever.
We will return to the city to do a walking tour in Cuenca. Here we will learn more about the cathedral, its architectural styles and its history. We visit the flower market and taste a delicious coffee and then return to the hotel.
Meal included: Breakfast
Cuenca tour includes:
An English-speaking naturalist guide
Comfortabe transportation for long trips
A Entrance fee or admission to Ingapirka ruins and Cajas National Park
Overnight in 3-star hotel in Cuenca with Breakfast included (double room)
Cuenca tour does not include:
Travel insurance (mandatory)
Services not mentioned
Single supplement $195