Red de Turismo Comunitario del Austro Pakariñan supports local communities in socially responsible tourism efforts and works to contribute to local communities.
Tour revenue goes to leisure activities, recreation programs, education for the children in the communities, or vocational training for members and residents of the communities engaged in community tourism.
Daily, with prior arrangement
Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather
1 to 8
Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)
Clothing & Equipment
Camera, Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, Water
Walk or bike through the city of Cuenca and it’s historic center or the Barranco del Río Tomebamba, a historic icon of the city. Witness the intersection of urban sprawl and natural beauty as the river runs through the impressive architecture. Gaze at the Spanish steps and listen to the water rush below. Amble through the colonial streets to reach Pumapungo, the country’s second-largest archeological complex. Explore Ecuador’s diverse indigenous cultures and remnants from Ecuador’s past.
Salidas desde Calle Sucre 14-96, Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador
The tour leaves from Calle Sucre 14-96. The organization suggests arriving by taxi.
To promote the comprehensive and strategic development of the territories, communities, and organizations linked to the social economy and community tourism in Ecuador.
Positioning the social and solidarity economy in Ecuador
Development and consolidation of Community Tourism in Ecuador
Promotion of Fair Trade and economically disadvantaged producers