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Guayaquil to Cuenca one-way tour with Cajas Park and a Cacao Farm

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    What to Expect
    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 for 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. You will be able to see both, Polylepis Forest and Moorland ecosystems, where we will take a short hike.

    After a full day trip we will drop you in Cuenca at your hotel or the location of your choice. Box lunch will be provided during the ride.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Avenida 12 SE 1206, Guayaquil 090313, Ecuador

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick you up at any hotel or Airbnb in Guayaquil
    Departure Time
    9am, 10am
    Return Details
    Cuenca, Ecuador
    • Tour Guide/Driver (Licensed)
    • Transportation
    • Lunch (If option selected)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
    • Passport name, number and nationality is required at time of booking for all participants.
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
    • Please notice: this is one-way trip Guayaquil to Cuenca or viceversa tour.
    • For 1 to 5 passengers, a bilingual guide will also be the driver. For more than 5 passengers, a driver and a bilingual guide will be provided.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Popular mentions
    We had a wonderful trip from Cuenca to Guayaquil with Cuenca Bestours. The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The trip was safe and on time and the stops were appropriate, fun and interesting. We would have liked more time and info at the Cacao farm but not
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    The trip was great for our family of 5 (parents and three near-adult children). Manuel (the driver) was terrific, navigating the challenges presented by the road and other drivers with calm. The stop in Cajas was perfect- we got the flavor of the park without being totally
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    Sebastian was awesome. We had so much fun and learned a lot. The stop at the Cacao farm was quite an interesting and tasty experience. The hike at Cajas was beautiful. We are normally fast hikes, but the altitude slowed us down. Sebastian was very patient. He picked us up at our
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    We needed to get to Cuenca and decided that a private driver was the way to go. In addition to having a comfortable vehicle for the three + hour ride, we got to make two stops along the way to see a bit more of the country. We visited a cacao farm and got to see how chocolate
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    Excellent tour to see the Ecuadorian countryside in a comfortable vehicle with personalized service. Javier was excellent describing the changes in topography and ecosystems as we left Guayaquil. The brief stop at the small cacao farm was interesting as we were introduced to a
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    About the operator
    By: Cuenca Bestours
    David V
    Average tour
    Adrian was a Nice and professional guide. However, i thought the tour in general was not worth the money. The
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    New York City, New York
    Experience Cuenca from the hearth
    Javier and Alexandra provided us with an unrivaled experience. It wasn't just the market visit or even the cooking
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    Peter M
    Cuenca, Ecuador
    great tour
    The guide spoke English well and was very knowledgeable. The scenery was definitely comparable to that of all of
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    Peter M
    Cuenca, Ecuador
    Very nice tour
    The ride on the train was fantastic. The scenery was amazing. Ingapirca was also great. The tour guide spoke
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    Ruben N
    Melbourne, Australia
    Best Family Tour i had by far
    The tour was a long tour for my Family cause i was with my Wife, infant and Grandpa but it was well worth it, the
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    Terry Z
    Great Guide & Driver, Breathtaking Beauty
    We just had the best day! Our guide was Cristian and our driver was Manuel. Cristian spoke better English than
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    Sao Caetano do Sul, SP
    These tours are so necessary, you will not regret it!
    The two tours that look so uneven, but both are history, engineering, cultures, landscapes and extreme beauty.
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    Windsor, Canada
    Experience of a life time
    We booked a 6 days private tour with Cuenca Bestours from Guayaquil to Quito. Everything was perfectly organized
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    Ashford, United Kingdom
    I did the trip on my own
    Didn't use a tour package but took the bus like a big boy and had a great time. Sigsig and the weavers museum is
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    Wendy A
    The Train!
    The train experience was some of the best eye candy from start to fishish. The whole tour was informative and
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