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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
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Cuenca, Ecuador
    Inclusions
    • Tour Guide/Driver (Licensed)
    • Transportation
    • Lunch (If option selected)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    Exclusions
    • 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
    285 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Larissa9591
    30
    Thank you for this trip
    We called to Cuenca Bestours one day before the tour and talked to Javier. Our booking was done in minutes.
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    chenzhanghao
    Urbana, Illinois
    10
    Great guide, great view
    The guide is very experienced, and told us a lot about the local species. The view is gorgeous, one of the best in
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    jacnat_10
    Boca Raton, Florida
    312
    Cajas National Park Hike
    Iur tour guide, Wilson, was probably the best guide we’ve ever had. His knowledge of the local fauna and flora was
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    thegdgteer
    20
    Interesting and Recommended
    We had a wonderful trip from Cuenca to Guayaquil with Cuenca Bestours. The guide was very knowledgeable, friendly
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    amandamD2970XU
    Connecticut
    20
    Great way to get from Cuenca to guayaquil
    The trip was great for our family of 5 (parents and three near-adult children). Manuel (the driver) was terrific,
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    amandamD2970XU
    Connecticut
    20
    Excellent trip
    Our trip from Guayaquil to Cuenca with Geovanny was perfect. He picked us up at our hotel (a family of 4 with
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    NickiC28
    33
    Excellent walk around the Cajas National Park
    We ended up on our own with our guide which was great. Don’t be put off by the altitude. I’m not the fittest of
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    BabsMW
    Largo, Florida
    75
    Great tours and shuttles
    We used Cuenca Bestours for a wide variety of experiences before and after our trip to the Galápagos Islands. From
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    SusyD105
    Springville, Utah
    50
    Red nose train ride and Inca ruins
    The Red nose train ride was amazing our guide in our car was very informative the views were beautiful the dancers
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    E828NAdaniels
    Owego, New York
    780195
    Great Individual Tour
    My wife and I chose this tour for it went to many places in Ecuador we could not go to in our own. We enjoyed
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    Frankie L
    71
    Excellent tour
    Really enjoyed my tour, the guide was very friendly, had a good sense of humour and was very knowledgeable to.
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    Doreen D
    Knoxville West, TN, United States
    206
    Javier and Herman of Cuenca Best Tours hit the bullseye again!`
    What a surprise when our favorite guide, Herman, picked us up at our bnb for our tour! As usual, his driving was
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    luv2viajar88
    Las Vegas, Nevada
    118
    Ask for Javier
    I am so glad I chose Cuenca Best Tours. Javier was very efficient with email communication and I was able to pay
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    H6219UGemilys
    Durham, North Carolina
    180
    Great Trip
    Sebastian was awesome. We had so much fun and learned a lot. The stop at the Cacao farm was quite an interesting
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    Doreen D
    Knoxville West, TN, United States
    206
    The only way to "fly" to Cuenca
    Our first trip to Cuenca, we flew two puddle jumpers from Guayaquil and it took all day on small planes. This
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