Day Excursions From Cuenca

  • ingapirca ruins day excursion for spanish school in cuenca
  • chordeleg crafts excursion for spanish school in cuenca
  • cajas national park for spanish students at cuenca school

Explore Cuenca and its Surroundings

The city of Cuenca lies at an altitude of 2,600 meters, in the southern part of the Ecuadorian Andes Mountains. Its historic center is well-preserved and has some of the very best colonial period architecture along with many fine museums, churches, plazas, and other attractions that make spending a week or more in Cuenca an wonderful experience.

And if you want to escape the city at weekends you can take any of a wide range of all-day excursions out to surrounding areas to visit some of the marvels in the surrounding Andes (see the list below!)

"Cuenca is such a delightful city that I was not too interested at first in exploring the surrounding area, but once I did I found it was well worth it, with some beautiful nature and picturesque villages to explore."

Here is a list of some of the more noteworthy excursions that we offer through the Spanish school: Click on each name to go to the page with more details.

Some of the Excursions around Quito!

Cajas National Park A national park with stunning scenery and great hikes.
Chordeleg Crafts Villages An all-day excursion to visit several crafts-producing villages where you can browse leather wares, silver, wood crafts, and more.
Ingapirca Inca Ruins Visit the largest Inca ruins in Ecuador, a complex of buildings and fortifications that was strategically located by the Incas shortly before the arrival of the Spanish.
Yunguilla Visit a subtropical paradise in a valley near Cuenca where there are waterfalls and they grow sugarcane and fruit.

The above day trips generally cost between $35 - $60 depending on distance and time. There may be other entry fees not included in this price. We will be happy to supply you with more information and to make any necessary reservations for you.