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Madrid: Day Trip to Cuenca and The Enchanted City

1. Madrid: Day Trip to Cuenca and The Enchanted City

Experience Cuenca and the Enchanted City with an expert local guide on this full-day tour. After taking the bus to the Castilla La-Mancha region, stop at a wine cellar before continuing on to the Enchanted City, where the group will enjoy a walking tour through this magical place. Marvel at the unique natural structures and spectacular scenery. Continue on to the city of Cuenca, and stop in at the Devil's Window, a well-known viewpoint with amazing views. After enjoying free time for lunch, take a panoramic tour through the sickle of the Huécar River and before going to the highest part of the city, El Barrio del Castillo. Descend on foot to visit the most emblematic corners and many monuments of the Medieval quarter of the city. Finally, arrive at the Parador, where the bus will be waiting to return the group to Madrid.

Cuenca: Enchanted City, Devil's Window and Medieval Quarter

2. Cuenca: Enchanted City, Devil's Window and Medieval Quarter

We meet at the indicated site at 10:50. Get ready for a charming tour of the Ventano del Diablo, the Enchanted City and the Medieval Quarter of Cuenca. Marvel at the flight of vultures at the Devil's Window before experiencing the whimsical nature of the Enchanted City. End the day with a magnificent walking tour of the old city of Cuenca. The first stop will be at the Ventano del Diablo viewpoint, with spectacular views over the Júcar Canyon. Observe vultures or Egyptian vultures, among other birds, that fly over the heights. The next stop will be in the Enchanted City, the Enchanted City, where the wonders of the Cuenca environment await you. The Júcar river runs between Uña and Villalba de la Sierra, forming a huge and impressive canyon. Here, at almost 1,500 m above sea level, nature has created a capricious land that always fills the traveler with wonder. The Enchanted City was declared a Natural Area of National Interest in 1929. It is currently included within the limits of the Serranía de Cuenca Natural Park (PNSC) and declared a priority protection zone. Numerous filmmakers have found inspiration in this impressive cinematic setting. The Enchanted City has become a cinematic landscape in which renowned artists such as Sophia Loren, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Oliver Stone and Arnold Schwarzenegger have performed. Marvel at the karstic landforms that have created fantastic shapes in the rocks. These geological phenomena are rock formations carved by ice and wind. Vestiges from millions of years ago are hidden under the water. The trails invite you to walk through the unique rock forms of the land that seem to resemble human figures, objects and animals.

From Cuenca: Cuervo River and Ciudad Encantada Day-Trip

3. From Cuenca: Cuervo River and Ciudad Encantada Day-Trip

Get picked up outside your hotel and head straight to heart of the Serranía de Cuenca Nature Reserve. Your first stop will be the El Ventano del Diablo viewpoint. Here, admire the panoramic views of the Cañón del Júcar and see birds such as native tawny vultures and alimoches flying overhead. Next, travel to Ciudad Encantada, a natural park in the Serranía, filled with a collection of karst rock formations that have been molded by the forces of nature. Let your imagination run wild as you try to spot faces and shapes in the naturally-formed sculptures. Enjoy a guided tour of the park and learn more about the karst formations from your knowledgable guide before heading to the Nacimiento del Río Cuervo spring. At the spring, spot an impressive variety of birds and marvel at the cascades of the waterfall.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 87 reviews

We were picked up in a 9 seater mini-bus that was comfortable and spacious, from a predetermined location as our accommodation was inaccessible by car. We were a very nice small group and we all got along. Our leader was very knowledgeable about nature, trees, and he was passionate about the area, and had a good sense of humour. Our destination, La Ciudad de Encantada was just incredible, like nothing I’ve ever seen before. I am so pleased we were guided by Tempus Cuenca, as I spotted a large group who came by coach from one of the other Cuenca Tour Companies, as I much prefer to be part of a small group. We had an excellent day! Thank you. All the arrangements were seamless and very well communicated.

We enjoyed our day very much.The highlight of the trip was visiting Cuenca and the hanging houses. The guide Fernando was very informative and knowledgeable about the area we visited. Only suggestion would be to spend less time in the Enchanted park and more time in actual Cuenca. Overall very nice day!

Excellent Tour organization with good guide and driver to start off the trip, We whole heartley enjoyed the day trip to Cuenca. It was raining and gloomy but our guide's passion effectively took us back to history. I would definitely recommend without any hesitation.

Fernando was very knowledgeable at the park and the city. This tour had a nice amount of walking and the hanging houses were beautiful. Would definitely recommend wearing outdoor gear.

it was more than expected, the guide Fernando was friendly, the city was beautiful, just can't describe with words!! highly recommended! good memories!