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Private: Cuenca Markets Full Day Tour

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins with pickup from your central Cuenca hotel in time for a 9am departure. Traveling in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle, set out to the first market of the day — Ecuador’s biggest animal market, where you’ll gain a fascinating insight into rural life and traditions.

    Back in the city, visit the atmospheric Mercado 10 de Agosto, where you can browse the many stalls, learn more about the regional produce on display, and perhaps sample some local delicacies or delicious tropical fruits (own expense). If you do want to purchase anything, your guide can help you master the art of ‘trueque’ (bartering)!

    After lunch (own expense), discover Ecuador’s rich craft-making heritage as you visit the Rotary Market and Pottery Crafts Market, and admire beautiful handicrafts made from wicker, iron, and clay. If you’re lucky, you might get to watch some of the craftsmen at work and witness for yourself the ancient craft-making traditions.

    Your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 5pm.
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    Departure Point
    Cuenca, Ecuador

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can meet you at the lobby of your hotel or at the location of your lodging.
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    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Lunch
    • Personal Expenses
    • Tips
    • Food and drinks not specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Thursdays are the best time to take this tour because that’s the only day that the Animal Market is included. If you choose other day you'll visit a different market
    • Use comfortable shoes, sun block, warm clothes
    • Take cash with you
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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