From Cuenca we will drive through the famous Andes mountains to Toreadora refuge, located in Cajas National Park. This park is one of the most important protected areas in the south of Ecuador and the main supplier of water of Cuenca. You will marvel at the beautiful scenery found in this area. We will have the opportunity to do a hike (optional) to explore the Polylepis Forest and Moorland ecosystems with its lakes.
Then we will cross the continental divide and continue our drive to the lowlands making stops to enjoy the beautiful scenery if weather permitting.On the way we will also make an stop for lunch. The speciality is trout, however, there are several options including vegetarian and vegan. Our tour guide will advise.
Afterwards we will visit a local family and their farm, the main product growing here is cacao (base to make chocolate), however, they have many other products such as bananas, coffee, passion fruit, pineapple, etc. That we will be able to see and try. Our tour guide explain the features of the local customs and products.
Drop you at any location within Guayaquil.
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..
Infant seats available.
Most travelers can participate.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Guides required to regularly wash hands.
Regular temperature checks for staff.
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Our guide, a certified national tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable about the culture and traditions of Ecuador. The visit to Cajas and a cocoa farm was wonderful. We recommend using Viator anywhere in the world! This was a stress-free and engaging day!