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Cuenca— 13 nights
Athens of Ecuador
Packed with impressive colonial architecture and a historic town center, Cuenca stands as perhaps the most charming city in the nation.Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Plaza Abdon Calderon. Ingapirca Archaeological Complex and Iglesia de Santo Domingo will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Cuenca: Canar (El Tambo & Santuario de la Virgen del Rocio), Ingapirca (Cara del Inca & Ingapirca Ruins) and El Chorro Waterfall (in Giron). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at El Carmen de la Asuncion Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, explore the world behind art at Museo Municipal de Arte Moderno, and don't miss a visit to Plaza de las flores.
For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cuenca trip planner .
In June, daytime highs in Cuenca are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Cuenca
Ingapirca, Canar, Azogues, El Chorro Waterfall, Parador Turistico El Chorro de Giron
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