Cuenca and its surroundings

Adventure and history Cuenca and its surroundings

Day 01.- Early in the morning flight to Cuenca. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel and immediately we will start our visit of the city of Cuenca. The third largest city Ecuador’s offers you fantastic possibilities to admire great colonial and republican architecture, archaeological and ethnographical sites, sacred art museums and markets. Lunch at noon in one of the local restaurants. Following visit of the surroundings in the afternoon.

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Day 02.- Ingapirca by Mountain Bike. Leaving Cuenca at 9:00 am we head towards the Cañar province. After 1 hour driving we get on our Mountain Bikes and start a downhill ride through beautiful scenic landscapes filled up with patches of crops (12 km). Later we will arrive to the most important Inca site of Ecuador, Ingapirca. A guided visit of the site will allow us a better understanding of this amazing culture. Lunch on route, After lunch we will get again on our bikes, cycle down hill for 30 km following the old railroad and visiting some of the old farms of the Burgay area. Our riding trip will end up in the town of Biblian. Here we will get back on the car to return to Cuenca.

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Day 03.- This day we will head towards the west of Cuenca and drive for 35 km to the Cajas National Park. This place will offer us the possibility of seeing the Páramo ecosystems as well as beautiful glacier landscapes. After 3 hours hiking we will reach our car that will take us to a restaurant of the area for a great fresh trout. At the end of the day we will drive to Cuenca and flight back to Quito.

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