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Rio Tomebamba

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Address: Cuenca, Ecuador
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Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the...

Separating the colonial section from the modern residential areas of the town of Cuenca, this river features scenic walking paths along its north bank and several Inca ruins.

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Beautiful safe river walk all the way through Cuenca

We love the mostly paved paths on Cuenca's Tomebamba river! The river itself is just amazing with lots if boulders and pools. There are so many riffles twists and gurgling... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Philadelphia, PA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would not go out of the way to see this. It is fine but no different than any other river that goes through a city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love the mostly paved paths on Cuenca's Tomebamba river! The river itself is just amazing with lots if boulders and pools. There are so many riffles twists and gurgling rapids that this gorgeous river would be relaxing to hear if you couldn't see it. The scenery along the river is stunning with the "Old Town" above and the most... More 

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Thank Gary S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have walked many times at the side of this river, the have a bije and running trail. Also lovely bridges cross over the bridge, great for pictures.

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picton, on, canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While there are an incredibly diverse number of man-made attractions in and around Cuenca its rivers are definitely among the most visible, easily accessible and beautiful things to appreciate,,,and they are not only free to look at and enjoy, both when churning during rainy season and even when flowing at not more than a mere trickle. While there are 4... More 

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Seattle
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The river itself is nothing too special, but the walks along the river are quite nice. It is fairly easy to walk or ride a bike along as the paved walks are rather level. Bikes can be rented near Inca Bar.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous river going through city with nice paved walkways. Up and down 5 - 10 flights of stairs to depart or access. Easiest way to get is to cab a ride to 'Puente de Rio Tomebamba'. During independence day celebrations, hundreds of craft tents and food tents. But crowded then. Nobody washing clothes in river and clean.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This river runs through Cuenca. Some days you could do white water rafting and other days you wonder if it's flowing at all. It is wonderful to be able to take long walks along it anytime and it is beautiful.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

If you have the time you should go there and just enjoy the sound and the air around the rio. I really liked it here and will definitely come back!

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

How do you rate a river? Well, for one thing this river runs right through the city of Cuenca, Ecuador. Location...location...location. But what makes this river unique is that there is a bike/footpath that parallels the river which is user friendly, well kept, and is an easy walk. It also is a great alternative to walking the sidewalks nearby since... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The river runs through the whole city just outside and below the old city itself. It is pleasant walking along the river but you should wear a protective hat if it is sunny or even if it's cloudy as at this altitude you can burn easily.

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