Giron Waterfall and Yunguilla Valley
Private tour: Daily
Small-group tour: Tuesday and Saturday
Enjoy the contrast from the very dense cloud forest to the desert in only a couple hours drive
Hike the cloud forest footpaths to reach the El Chorro de Giron waterfall
Drive through the ranchlands of the Tarqui Valley and admire the beautiful landscape of the Ecuadorian Andes
Visit a sugar cane extraction plant in the Yunguilla Valley and taste the traditional liquor made from it.
This is a day full of contrasts. We start our day driving through the evergreen and rich ranchland of the Tarqui Valley. The first stop will be at one of the most important historical places of the independence battles. From here you will be able to appreciate the beautiful Andes landscape.
Next, we will reach the waterfalls of El Chorro de Giron, an amazing area of cloud forest covered in bromeliads, orchids, and soft green moss. Here, you will hike through the lush vegetation to reach the cascades, a 250-foot high waterfall.
Then we go to Yungilla valley where tropical products such as bananas, coffee, flowers and more are grown. You will be able to try the very typical drink called "Mapanagua" made out of sugar cane.
After that, we will take a short hike in a very interesting desert. You will be amazed to be standing in the middle of nowhere while admiring a beautiful oasis.
We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant
Departure point: Pickup at hotel
Departure time: Starting at 8:00 am
Duration: Approximately 7 hours
Included in price:
Licensed tour guide English/Spanish
Not included in the shared tour: Drinks, tips, entrance fees, and 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)