Cuenca to/from Guayaquil with Cajas National Park (One-way)
Private tour: Daily
Enjoy the beautiful contrasting scenery of the tropical lowlands and magical highlands
Visit a cacao farm and taste cocoa fruit
Stop at the continental divide between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans
Hike through the moorland and Polylepis Forest
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. You will be able to see both, Polylepis Forest and Moorland ecosystems, where we will take short hikes.
After a full day trip, we will drop you at your hotel or the location of your choice.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
Departure point: Pickup at hotels or Airbnbs
Departure time: 8:00 am
Duration: 7 to 10 hours
Included in price:
Hotel pick-up & drop off
Licensed tour guide English/Spanish
Lunch with trout option
Entrance fees, tolls, and taxes
Not included: Tips, extras.
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.
Prices (USD per person)