Red de Turismo Comunitario del Austro Pakarinan: Cuenca Biking Tour: Archeology and Colonial History

Cuenca Biking Tour: Archeology and Colonial History

Cuenca, Ecuador

Red de Turismo Comunitario del A...

Community-based cooperative

6 hours
From$21 USDper person

Red de Turismo Comunitario del Austro Pakariñan supports local communities in socially responsible tourism efforts and works to contribute to local communities.

Tour Highlights

  • Visit the city of Cuenca and support families and local organizations participating in community tourism.
  • Explore the Barranco del Rio Tomebamba and witness natural beauty.
  • Learn about the indigenous cultures from Ecuador’s past.

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.

Tour Details

  • Frequency

    Daily, with prior arrangement

  • Start Time

    10:00 am

  • Duration

    6 hours

  • Good For

    Adults, Families

  • Languages

    English, Spanish

  • Weather

    Tour will be cancelled or postponed in case of inclement weather

  • Tour Participants

    1 to 8

  • Difficulty

    Medium (2-5 miles/ 3-8 km walking distance, some physical effort)

  • Clothing & Equipment

    Camera, Comfortable shoes for walking, Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen lotion, Water

  • Volunteer Opportunities


Tour Description

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.

Tour Start Address

Salidas desde Calle Sucre 14-96, Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador

How To Get There

The tour leaves from Calle Sucre 14-96. The organization suggests arriving by taxi.

More About Red de Turismo Comunitario del Austro Pakarinan


To promote the comprehensive and strategic development of the territories, communities, and organizations linked to the social economy and community tourism in Ecuador.

Main Programs

  • Positioning the social and solidarity economy in Ecuador

  • Development and consolidation of Community Tourism in Ecuador

  • Promotion of Fair Trade and economically disadvantaged producers