Free tour

Immerse yourself in the stories, traditions and legends of Cuenca, the "Athens of Ecuador"

Duration: 3h
Languages: English, Spanish
Guru: Jenny
Registered on January 25, 2024

Hello!!! My name is Jenny and I am a tour guide, I love to meet people from all over the world. When they visit my city I see the opportunity to show them the history of wonderful places and taste traditional food.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Welcome to the city of Cuenca, declared a World Cultural Heritage City by UNESCO.

Cuenca is a city full of history from its settlements of Pre-Hispanic cultures such as the Cañari culture and the Inca culture, and later with the Spanish conquest.

This small town is full of magic and interesting facts that you will love! Additionally, during the tour I will help you with directions and suggestions to make your stay in the city more pleasant.

On our tour we will visit:

· Lady of Perpetual Help or San Alfonso Church

· Mayor's Office

· Episcopal House
· Old Cathedral (El Sagrario)

· Court of Justice
· Abdón Calderón Park

· San Luis Seminary

· Santa Ana Street

· New Cathedral (Immaculate Conception)

· Flower Square

· Saint Francis Square

· The Ford

· August 10 Market

· Toquilla Straw Hat Museum

· Pigeon House

· Plaza de la Merced

· All Saints

Additional information and meeting point.

Remember to make your reservation for the walking tour on the guruwalk page :)

We will meet at the Señora del Perpetuo Socorro or San Alfonso Church located on the corner of Simón Bolívar and Presidente Borrero streets (one block from the main park Abdón Calderón), you can recognize me because I carry a green umbrella.

Recommendations for the tour are to wear sports shoes, a water bottle, sunscreen and a raincoat or umbrella.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    4X3W+4V9, Cuenca, Ecuador
    4X3W+4V9, Cuenca, Ecuador
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    The meeting point is at the Señora del Perpetuo Socorro or San Alfonso Church located on the corner of Simón Bolívar and Presidente Borrero streets (one block from the main park Abdón Calderón), you can recognize me because I carry a green umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Basílica y Santuario Católico Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro | Cuenca
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Calderon Park
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Catedral de la Inmaculada Concepción
  • 4
    Outside visit
    flower square
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Cruz Del Vado Square
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Market August 10
  • 7
    Outside visit
    The mercy
  • 8
    Outside visit
    All Saints

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Mitch 08 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Jenny was very knowledgeable and we learned a great deal. We are very senior adults and she adjusted the pace of the tour to accommodate us. She gave us ideas of other places to see and places to eat. She also talked about traditional food and drink. We can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon in Cuenca than on a tour with Jenny.
Sylvia 17 Feb 2024

Jenny es muy profesional y amable, se nota que ama lo que hace y lo recomiendo mucho ir a Tours con ella. Siempre busca lugares y tours entretenidos o muy interessantes para turistas. Y como sabe inglés es perfecto. Conoce la ciudad de Cuenca y su lindo alrededor muy bien.
Sascha 15 Feb 2024

Jenny war ein hervorragender Guide und hat uns viele schöne Sehenswürdigkeiten von Ecuador gezeigt und deren Geschichte erzählt. Außerdem hat sie viele Insider Tipps wo man gut essen kann und kennt viele schöne Orte die man außerhalb Touristenbezirke besichtigen kann. Gerne wieder 😀
Tobias 15 Feb 2024

An unforgettable adventure in Cuenca with Jenny as our guide ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The experience of discovering Cuenca with Jenny as our guide was exceptional. As a local, she knows the most beautiful corners of the city. Her passion for the history and culture of Cuenca is second to none, and her in-depth knowledge of details makes every stop on our tour captivating and informative. What sets Jenny apart is her dedication to taking care of the individual needs of her guests. She takes an incredible amount of time. Whether it's visiting a special place that can't be found in any guidebook or taking a break to sample local delicacies, Jenny is always keen to provide each and every guest with an unforgettable experience. Without Jenny's invaluable knowledge and guidance, we would never have had the opportunity to explore and understand Cuenca in such depth. Her insights and recommendations really enriched our trip and gave us a deeper insight into the city's culture and way of life. In addition to her expertise as a tour guide, Jenny is also an invaluable source of recommendations on the best places to eat and shop in the city. Her insider tips allowed us to enjoy the culinary and shopping highlights of Cuenca to the fullest. Overall, I can highly recommend Jenny as a guide. Her passion, knowledge and ability to adapt to the needs of her guests make her an outstanding companion for anyone who wants to experience the real Cuenca. Thank you a lot 👍☺️
Martin 15 Feb 2024

El tour de Jenny fue sencillamente maravilloso, variado e interesante. Cuenca tiene una magia muy especial que se revela en la amabilidad de la gente, la variada arquitectura, las diversas tradiciones y un color local único como de cuento de hadas. Una de las historias trata sobre el salvaje río Tomebamba, un puente destruido y una especie de escarabajo que sólo existe en Cuenca, los ututos. ¿O a quién le gusta un poco más espeluznante? Hay dos casas encantadas por demonios en Cuenca. A los que les guste más la moda también les saldrá a cuenta. Ya sea un sombrero de Panamá a medida o tops de lana de alpaca u otras especialidades made in cuenca. Cuenca tiene algo para todos los gustos. Además de las atracciones normales, Jenny también muestra los atractivos insólitos, las leyendas y las historias locales de una ciudad encantadora y colorida de eterna primavera (20 grados casi todos los días, todas las flores florecen durante todo el año en una magnífica variedad de colores). Sus consejos, tanto para restaurantes como para tiendas inusuales, fueron también muy buenas recomendaciones. ¡Una recomendación absoluta!
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour requires the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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