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Video Tour of Cuenca Ecuador: Double-Decker Bus Time Lapse

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tour of cuenca ecuadorOver the past year, we’ve published a number of driving videos around Cuenca Ecuador.

In this video, we want to share something a little different.

This video is a complete timelapse of the two-hour double-decker bus trip around Cuenca.

This post has two videos. One at normal speed (10 frames per second) and another at half speed (5 frames per second). We did this so you can see either a quick overview or a detailed tour. The tour lasted two hours.

Take a complete tour of Cuenca in this 12-video city tour.

Double-Decker Bus Time Lapse Video

We shot this video on top of the large red double decker bus. You can catch it at Parque Calderon in Cuenca’s downtown.

Note: As you’ll notice in the video, the bus loops around the main park (Parque Calderon) before leaving the downtown.

Tour of Cuenca Ecuador: Double-Decker Bus Time Lapse (7:24)

This video lasts 7 minutes 24 seconds. Would you like to see more detail? Check out the second video for the same trip at half the speed.

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Tour of Cuenca Ecuador: Time Lapse Video (Half Speed 15:06)

This video is identical to the first one, except that is slowed to half speed. If you are thinking of moving to Cuenca, this might be the one for you.

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Climbing the road to Turi in the double decker bus.

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The other double decker bus.

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Watch for low hanging wires. This one was marked with a red flag.

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A low brick bridge you’ll pass under. Make sure you duck!

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View from Turi while on the bus tour of Cuenca

Interested to make your own time lapse? Here’s how we created this driving timelapse video.

Rather walk? Why not take our self-guided half-day walking tour of Cuenca?

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Meet the Author

Bryan Haines is editor of GringosAbroad - one of the largest English language sites about Ecuador. Work with GringosAbroad. He is a travel blogger, photographer and content marketer. He is also co-founder of ClickLikeThis (GoPro tutorial blog) and Storyteller Media (content marketing for travel brands).

9 comments… add one
  • Gerald Falls Oct 14, 2015, 10:50 pm

    Hello Bryan & Dena
    My wife and I are planning to move to Cuenca within the next 6 months. Thanks for the tour video.
    We now live in Southern California.

  • Charline Oct 1, 2015, 6:23 pm

    I loved this tour when we were in Cuenca July 2014 (especially the alarm ringing for those of us on top to duck when they were coming up on low hanging electrical and phone wires – it turned the trip into a thrill ride).

    Seeing this makes me “homesick” for Cuenca. I can’t wait until we move there next year.

    Thanks for the piece of nostalgia!!!!

  • Julie (Coastal Newsletter Team) Oct 1, 2015, 1:30 pm

    Nice job! Makes me miss Cuenca! We’ll add a link to our newsletter….great way for folks to make a ‘quick visit’ and help with some decision-making perhaps.

  • Ken Wakser Oct 1, 2015, 11:54 am

    Brian I am more of a beach guy. Can you recommend a safe nice beach community on the beach. Thanks

    • Bryan Haines Oct 1, 2015, 12:10 pm

      We never lived on the coast, so I’m no expert. But I know that there are many expats living in the section of coast between Salinas and Manta. There are a number of developments – and many small fishing towns.

      That’s where I would start, if I were you.

      • Kenneth Walser Oct 1, 2015, 11:52 pm

        Thanks Brian for some direction. I totally admire what you are doing.

  • Vicki Oct 1, 2015, 11:29 am

    Excellent!!! This is perfect for anyone wanting to visit or move here to Cuenca. I will be sending it on to all of my friends.

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