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Cuenca Extension: A Taste of The Andes (2 Days)

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Extend your Galapagos vacation with this 2 day Cuenca extension – and get a taste of the Andes. On this tour, you’ll visit Cuenca’s historic downtown on a city tour and the Turi Lookoff for panoramic views of the whole city. You’ll also visit a traditional Hacienda (farm) and go horseback riding. The next day, you’ll wake early and learn how to milk a cow. After breakfast you’ll hike to a waterfall.

Cuenca Extension: A Taste of The Andes (2 Days)

Day 1: Cuenca City Tour

First flight from Quito or Guayaquil to Cuenca.

Cuenca City Tour: A visit to the old town will take us through magnificent churches, beautiful old buildings with wrought iron balconies and carved wooden doors. Cuenca, with its colonial style and pleasant atmosphere, offers a memorable experience to its visitors.


View of Cuenca from the Turi Lookoff

We will also ride along the Tomebamba River, while admiring the colonial houses on the river bank above. We’ll drive through some modern neighborhoods and enjoy a panoramic view of the city from the Turi vantage point.

Lunch at Local Restaurant

Continue the adventure to the farm with an expert guide. Along the drive, you’ll enjoy the beautiful landscapes and start learning about the flora and fauna in the grasslands and forests.

Once we arrive at the farm, we will begin a horseback riding adventure. We’ll explore a primary forest where various kinds of exotic vegetation and fauna, as well as beautiful landscapes, can be found. Surprises await you around every corner of this unique expedition.

Dinner and Overnight at La Casa Hacienda

Day 2

Early wake up to go milking. This is a fascinating activity where you will draw, with your own hands, the milk for your breakfast.


Outdoors exploration, a real encounter with nature.

casa la hacienda

Hike downhill to the waterfall. It’s a magical place where the crystal clear water invites everyone to go swimming. We continue the hike along the creek below the waterfall until we find the Shucay River.

Lunch at Casa la Hacienda

Back to Cuenca: Transfer to airport to take a flight back to Quito or Guayaquil

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