WORLD HERITAGE CUENCA CITY STAY
Home to the Panama Hat
WORLD HERITAGE CUENCA CITY STAY
CUENCA
3 Days

The colonial jewel of southern Ecuador, Cuenca is also the cultural centre of Ecuador. A maze of picturesque plazas, narrow cobblestone streets, white washed buildings, and 52 impressive churches (one for each Sunday) can make you think that time has stood still. It’s also home to the Panama hat, and there are plenty of places to grab a local souvenir.
Cuenca is a little time caspule taking you back to a grand colonial era. Wandering the cobbled paths is a constant journey of discovery and living history, where getting a bit lost is not a bad thing.

Tour Highlights
  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE HOTEL TRANSFERS
  • PRIVATE GUIDED CITY TOUR
  • EXCELLENT BOUTIQUE HOTELS
Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Ecuador, South America

  • When
    :

    Year Round

  • What
    :

    Nature, History and Culture

Its a Cuenca hat, not a Panama

It me be called a Panama Hat, but it originated in Cuenca. The hats were made here and then sent ship far and wide. Most hats were sold in Panama as the boats went through the canal, thus being known as a Panama Hat.

Itinerary

Arrival in historic Cuenca where you will be met and
escorted to your hotel.

This morning you’ll be guided through the historic city. You’ll visit some of the 52 churches and cathedrals (there’s one for every Sunday!) as well as the parks, museums and the Cañari – Incas of All Saints ruins. You’ll visit the important Panama Hat museum to learn the history of these famous traditional Cuencan hats named for another city. Try your hand at hat making then have the afternoon
to explore further on your own, maybe even tick off some more of the ample churches. (B)

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey. (B)

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices per person twin share
    FROM TWIN SGL
    SAN JUAN hotel $325 $580
    SANTA LUCIA hotel $420 $720
Inclusions

    All prices are per person based on twin share.
    Subject to availability and seasonal increases
    Valid for travel till March 2018
    Call us for single traveller prices

    INCLUSIONS
    Good quality, well located private accommodation
    All transfers with English speaking driver/guide
    Meals as listed (B,L,D)
    Sightseeing as listed with English speaking guides

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