Guided Walking Tour in Cuenca

Set forth on a truly captivating journey through the enchanting streets of Cuenca, a city steeped in colonial heritage and brimming with the echoes of bygone eras. With every deliberate step, you’ll peel back the layers of time and reveal intricate stories from the past, allowing yourself to become immersed in the spellbinding narrative that intertwines with every corner of this extraordinary destination.

General information

Price / 25 USD

You can pay online


English & Spanish



Starting time

15:30 hrs


3 hours

Included / excluded

English speaking tour guide

3-hour guided walking tour

Museum tickets

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Gratuities (optional)

Full description

Embark on a 3-hour walking expedition to uncover the captivating allure of Cuenca city. During this excursion, we will traverse the most iconic neighborhoods, delve deep into its storied history, and unveil museums teeming with artistic and historical treasures. Our adventure commences at the heart of the city, where we will wander through the narrow lanes of San Sebastian, an enclave steeped in colonial enchantment. As we wander, our erudite guide will regale us with narratives that span Cuenca’s past, from its indigenous origins to the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors.

Next, our path leads us into the renowned Barranco district, where the reverberations of centuries past resonate through its vividly hued houses and cobbled pathways. Within this realm, we shall visit the Museo de Arte Moderno, a repository of contemporary masterworks that showcases Cuenca’s vibrant artistic essence.

Our expedition then continues to the bohemian enclave of San Blas, famed for its artisanal workshops and galleries. Here, we will be fully immersed in the realm of local craftsmen, gaining an intimate view of the creation process behind exquisite ceramics, textiles, and jewelry.


In our quest to unfurl the city’s historical tapestry, we will explore the Pumapungo Archaeological Park. Amidst lush foliage, we shall encounter ancient Inca ruins, offering insights into the pre-Columbian civilizations that once flourished in the region. Within the park, we will pay a visit to the Museo de las Culturas AborĂ­genes, a repository of artifacts that illuminates the diverse cultures that once thrived in this locale.

Our final destination leads us to the Museo de Arte Colonial, where we shall stand in awe of meticulously preserved colonial artwork and religious relics, providing a window into Cuenca’s colonial legacy.

Meeting point

Meet your guide outside of Iglesia Catolica San Sebastian.

Important information

This tour will take place rain or shine.