Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, Day Trip / Out of Town, City
Kid Friendly: Yes. Since this adventure is basically experiential torusim. It is very much Kids friendly
The city tour part is friendly for people with disabilities, The cacao farm not so.
Maximum travelers: 4
English (fluent), French (basic), Spanish (fluent)
Taste the perfect combination of modern city, rural life and quaint countryside
Learn the lifestyle and traditions of the "Cultura montubia" of the coastal region of Ecuador firsthand. Enjoy the history of cocoa beans and traditional and modern processes used to obtain the best chocolate (Ecuador is one of the leading producers of high quality cocoa in the world).
This tour includes a visit to a cocoa plantation to learn about this process. From: seed - plants - through graft - harvesting - drying in the sun - roasting - until obtaining the cocoa paste.
I recommend starting with the chocolate experience, then having lunch and then returning to Guayaquil for a City Tour.
Pick-up at hotel at appointed time (normally 09:00 a. m. )
Travel through the countryside 25 miles road trip.
Halfway fruit market stop.
And then arrival at the farm.
Return to Guayaquil for City Tour.
On the way there are many birdwatching possibilities and according to the group's interest we will stop briefly to watch/take pictures.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Every one of our tours pick-up at participants'hotel lobby
End location: Drop-off at participants' hotel
Duration: 8 hours
According with the participant's preferences either visit can be done first, but since the Cacao farm is located outside of the city (30 miles into the countryside) I recommend starting with that, then lunch and then return to the city for the city tour.
We'll do the tour in a mini-van for 6,
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 U.S. DOLLARS - There are a couple of places where the participants will visit Souvenir shops, and also there's a half way "coffee stop" along the tour.
On both accounts payments may be done with credit cards.
As a licensed guide, I have no restrictions.
I focus 100% in sharing my country with the participants of my tours. That is why I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver. Not applicable in the Galapagos islands