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Giron Waterfall and Busa Lake

Private tour: Daily

Small-group tourTuesday and Saturday



  • Hike the cloud forest footpaths to 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 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 where you will be able to appreciate the beautiful views of the Andes landscape. 


Then, we continue to the waterfalls of El Chorro de Giron, an amazing cloud forest area covered in bromeliads, orchids, and soft green moss. Here, you will hike 20 minutes through the lush vegetation to reach the first cascade.

Then we will drive to Busa lake where we will do a short hike around the rim where you will be able to enjoy the beautiful views.


We will stop for lunch at a local restaurant and return to Cuenca.


          Important Info


Departure point: Pickup at hotel

Departure time: Starting at 8:00 am

Duration: Approximately 7 hours 

Included in price: 

  • Hotel pick-up

  • Licensed tour guide English/Spanish

  • Transportation

  • Lunch

Not included in the shared tour: Drinks, tips, entrance fees, and extras.

Please Note

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)

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