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turisaven cuenca
turisaven cuenca
(4 days / 3 nights anytime)

Cuenca, the third largest city of Ecuador, is rich in history and it has maintained much of its colonial flavor due to its isolation from the rest of the country until just recently. Cuenca has beautiful red-tile roofs, cobblestone flower- lined streets and many old buildings constructed with marble.

DAY 01 Driving south of Quito along the "Avenue of the Volcanoes", we visit one of the Indian markets of the area. Lunch. PM. We continue to Riobamba. Dinner and overnight. (B-L-D).

DAY 02 Breakfast. From Riobamba we drive (or take the Andean train if available) to the famous Inca ruins of Ingapirca, the most important and best-preserved Inca ruins of Ecuador Lunch. PM. We continue to Cuenca where we have a city tour. Dinner and overnight. (B-L-D).

DAY 03 Breakfast. Today we visit the towns of Gualaceo and Chordeleg, center of the IKAT, an ancient technique of dyeing and weaving. These towns are also famous for their embroidered goods, ceramics, silver and gold jewelry, filigree and pottery. Lunch. PM. Return to Cuenca to take the flight back to Quito. (B-L).

DAY 04 Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for international flight or extension program. (B)

Coruña E13-69 y Julio Zaldumbide Edificio Key Building piso 5 / Phone ( 593-2)600-9090 ( 593-2)600-9091 / Quito Ecuador