Day Trip To Hacienda La Danesa With Horseback Riding And Lunch - Guayaquil

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    At your desired location in Guayaquil
  • Return Details :
    At your desired location in Guayaquil
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Hacienda La Danesa is a traditional dairy and cacao farm with over 145 years of rich heritage and history, located about an hour drive from Guayaquil, Ecuador. Family-owned and managed by the third generation Olsen family, the farm offers a unique selection of tailor-made activities for guests, including horseback riding trails, hands-on artisan chocolate making and other hacienda-related programs. The menu is mostly traditional Ecuadorian cuisine mixed with a pinch of fresh international influence to bring exceptionally transcendent flavors to the table. La Danesa is one of the few venues in the world that serve the award winning Ecuadorian Chardonnay and other local outstanding microbrewery beers.


Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

Family friendly

Small group ensures personal service

All entrance fees included

Know More about this tour

A certified professional driver will pick you up at 9am at your desired location.
You will arrive at Hacienda La Danesa at arround 10am. The host will greet you and give you a warm welcome to the farm and tell you about La Danesa's history. You will have free time to check out the gardens, have a drink and take photographs. Trust us! you will be taking photos of this beautiful historic property!

10:30am Horseback Riding
Riders can enjoy a true re-connection with nature gliding through different trails around forests, paddocks and rivers guided by a local Montubio cowboy. Visitors have the opportunity to choose the duration of their experience and even joined with other programs and delicious meals. Safety guidance, helmet and half chaps are provided before start.

12:00pm Cacao Plantation Tour and Chocolate Making
Guests will visit the cacao plantation where they will have the chance to taste raw cacao at different ripening stages and a hands-on experience of making artisan chocolate.

1:30pm Three-course Lunch
La Danesa offers a truly unique gastronomic experience inspired in a Farm-to-Table ethos. It grows and produces most of the ingredients at the farm, while buying the rest from the neighboring communities. Although you will not be choosing out of a menu, the chef will offer your three options for the main course for you to choose that morning. Vegan/vegetarian option will be available.

2:30pm Coffee & Tea in the Garden/Milking
La Danesa produces around 1,200 liters of milk every day and had won for 20 years in a row the best dairy cattle in Ecuador. One of the cows will come to the garden and share some of her milk. If you want a Caf au Lait you will have to take the espresso straight to the cow's udder.

3:00pm Tubing in the River/Bikes/Relaxing
At this time you may pick what to do. There are three rivers inside the property that offer the perfect place for fun and relaxing water activities. Guests can float down on tubes with a local guide and embrace the beauty of the surrounding peaceful environment watching fish, birds, iguanas and if you are lucky enough maybe even deer, snakes and sloths.
Guests can take our fat-tire bicycles and ride around the farm to explore the beautiful area at anytime during their stay. A map and cycling route signs will guide visitors through different trails.

4:00pm Return to Guayaquil
The staff at La Danesa will say goodbye and you will head back to Guayaquil.

5:00pm Drop Off
At your desired location in Guayaquil.


Lunch - 3-course lunch

All activities

Local guide

Use of bicycle

Use of helmet


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Dress code is smart casual

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infant seats available

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 05-Nov-2019

    Es un lugar de naturaleza pura con una vegetación verde brillante llegue allá por equivocación y fue maravilloso sus paisajes y tomar un rico chocolate o un exquisito café disfrutar una hamaca sin ruidos sólo el sonido de los pájaros un descanso único sus instalaciones increíbles paseo a caballo comida exquisita de campo se suman a un agradable lugar si quiere paz busque este paraíso pienso repetirlo

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Desde el primer momento que te bajas de tren, fue entrar en un oasis. El dueño muy amable nos dedicó unas palabras de bienvenida,.. Empezamos la visita por el camino que te lleva a la zona que recogen el cacao, con las debidas explicaciones de todo el proceso y todo muy bien cuidado. El almuerzo con platos de la zona y los bailes regionales muy bonitos. Puedes comprar subenir, ordeñar una vaca, ver los bonitos caballos. Y me encantó que al final ya para marcharnos todo el personal de la Hacienda incluida sus dueños estaban en fila para despedirnos, todo un detalle...

  • 12-Sep-2016

    The tour was great. Was able to get door to door service in a private car for our transportation. Remember to bring a change of clothes if you want to enjoy all aspects of this tour!

  • 12-Sep-2016

    The tour was great. Was able to get door to door service in a private car for our transportation. Remember to bring a change of clothes if you want to enjoy all aspects of this tour!