Cuenca to/from Gayaquil via Cajas National Park


Tour Number

Activity Level



First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

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

Maximum travelers: 10



Spanish (fluent), English (fluent)

Enjoy a convenient transfer between Cuenca and Guayaquil including a visit to a Cacao farm


- 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

Departing from either Guayaquil or Cuenca, 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.


The tour begins either in Guayaquil or Cuenca. 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 or the location of your choice.

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


Private transportation
SUV with AC for up to 3 people
Van with AC from 4 to 10 people

What’s Included

- My Service as your Private Guide
- Private transportation
SUV with AC for up to 3 people
Van with AC from 4 to 10 people

Estimated Local Cash Needed

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

What’s Extra

Lunch and Cocoa Farm


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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