Cuenca to Guayaquil via Cajas National Park

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Tour Number

Activity Level

267574


Categories

Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Local Experience, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids love making their own hot chocolate at the cocoa farm, learn and fun!

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Enjoy a convenient transfer between Cuenca and Guayaquil with a visit to Cajas NP and a Cacao farm


Departing either from Cuenca or Guayaquil, this beautiful drive allows travelers to enjoy fascinating views. The trip includes a visit to Cajas National Park and we will also visit a cacao farm in the lowlands.

Highlights:

- Enjoy the beautiful contrasting scenery of the tropical lowlands and magical highlands
- Visit and walk through a cacao farm
- Stop at the continental divide between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans
- Visit to the moorland and San Antonio Polylepis Forest ecosystems

Itinerary

The tour starts regularly in Cuenca. However, we can arrange a Guayaquil pick up and do it the way around. For example: from Guayaquil we will drive through the beautiful farming area of the lowlands where we will see the great diversity of products that are grown here. After driving an hour, we will visit one of the local cacao farms where the natives will show us some very interesting features. The guide will explain the importance of this product in the local economy. We will find not only cacao beans but also bananas, coffee, passion fruit and more.

We continue our drive upwards to the highlands through the famous Andes, where we will find Cajas National Park. This park is one of the most important protected areas in the south of Ecuador and the main source of water for the city of Cuenca. You will marvel at the beautiful scenery found in this area. Both Cloud Forest and Moorland ecosystems will be visited, where we will take short walks.

After a full day trip we will drop you at your hotel.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Hotel Pick up

End location: Hotel, airport or any chosen location

Duration: 6 hours

6-7 hours. I am very flexible

Transportation

Private transportation in SUV with AC for up to 3
*Van with A/C from 4 to 10 guests can be arranged for an extra cost

What’s Included

Other: - My Service as your Private Guide
- Private transportation in SUV with A/C for up to 3 people
*Bigger vehicles for bigger groups up to 10 guests can be arranged for an extra cost

Estimated Local Cash Needed

12 USD - Lunch and Cocoa Farm entrance fee (Each)

What’s Extra

  • Food, Drinks, Snacks

Other: Cocoa farm entrance fee

Restrictions

Please inquiry if you have any special request, I can customize the tour according to your needs.

A Recent Review of this tour

We wish we could give ten stars! Javier worked with us to design a tour that catered to our needs. We were worried about high altitude, so Javier designed a tour that still was the highlight of our trip. He has so many connections to excellent resources. We took a hike, rode a canoe in the beautiful mangrove swamp to see an amazing array of birds, with no other people! Javier is the best guide we had in Ecuador.
Denise Weiss

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Private tour guide Javier

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