Day Trip From Guayaquil: Forests, Cocoa Farm And Traditions .

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pickup the travelers in all the hotels in Guayaquil and in the Aeropuerto Internacional José
    Joaquín de Olmedo.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

We start at 8:30 am where we will do two different activities in a single day visiting a protected reserve that houses 54 species of mammals in which we highlight the Howler Monkey, 221 species of birds, 8 amphibians and 12 varieties of reptiles. We will walk through an extensive vegetation surrounded by trees representative of the dry forest. We will continue our journey in a cocoa farm. We will learn the production process in the machines and equipment that have been designed and built in the same facilities by the master chocolatiers. First you start with toasting, which together with the fermentation process is crucial for the aromas and flavors of chocolate to develop. This activity is defined as "natural planting chocolate". It is very important to emphasize that chocolate is made in the same plantation, giving an unparalleled importance to the origin of the product that is elaborated with in the farm.

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We start at 8:30 am where we will do two different activities in a single day visiting a protected reserve that houses 54 species of mammals in which we highlight the Howler Monkey, 221 species of birds, 8 amphibians and 12 varieties of reptiles. We will walk through an extensive vegetation surrounded by trees representative of the dry forest. We will continue our journey in a cocoa farm.
We will learn the production process in the machines and equipment that have been designed and built in the same facilities by the master chocolatiers. First you start with toasting, which together with the fermentation process is crucial for the aromas and flavors of chocolate to develop. This activity is defined as "natural planting chocolate". It is very important to emphasize that chocolate is made in the same plantation, giving an unparalleled importance to the origin of the product that is elaborated inside the hacienda where the cocoa plantation is located, We will know the full control of the whole process from the sowing, harvest and post harvest giving us an incomparable guarantee of its quality.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup

Drinks

Transportation to/from attractions

Snacks

Entry/Admission - Viasam Tours

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Food and drinks

Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

this activity is recommended for children of 16 years

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Tourism is changing, now it is different but traveling is still pleasant and relaxing. Continuing life, we will serve using all the necessary precautionary measures so that your travel experience around Guayaquil and the coast is unique, offering private travel experiences with distance social

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  • 08-Jul-2022

    I was extremely happy with my experience. I made last minute plans and Jamil was able to put together a nice day trip to the Cerro Blanco forest and to a cacao plantation. It was a private tour and Jamil was very accommodating. If you are stopping in Guayaquil on the way to the Galapagos spend an extra day in the city and one more doing a tour like this. Very worthwhile! Thanks!

  • 22-Nov-2021

    Our hotel recommended this tour to us and we booked the tour with Yamil one day before the tour started. Everything went very well and we had a great day. First we went into the forest and were lucky enough to see some monkeys sitting in the trees by the trail. After the hike, we stopped at Finca Cumanda and spent several hours walking through the plantation, tasting various types of fruit and learning a lot about cocoa cultivation and the production of chocolate. Thank you very much for the wonderful experience.

  • 17-Nov-2021

    Pues nunca me imaginé vivir esta experiencia en un solo día, pude respirar aire puro, ver la naturaleza tan cerca, los monos una experiencia literalmente inolvidable!!! Pues mi guía un excelente trato, la transportación muy cómoda super atentos en todo... Lo recomiendo al 1000%..

  • 06-Aug-2021

    We LOVED our “outside the norm” adventure! Yamil and his father, Simon, were fantastic guides; we learned so much - from the jungle fauna, howler monkeys and then off to the cocoa farm where we had an AMAZING traditional meal before we set off to harvest and make our own chocolate!! One of our best Ecuadorian adventures - and the chocolate from the farm was a fantastic gift to family and friends.

  • 01-Jul-2021

    This private tour was great. They picked us up at our hotel in Guayaquil and off we went. Yamil was our guide for the city and countryside tour. The then handed us off to another guide (Simon) who took us up into the forest and to the cocoa farm, which we thoroughly enjoyed. We saw quite a few howler monkeys . We hiked further into the forest to see the beautiful waterfall. The cocoa farm tour was great! We had a good lunch of fish soup and plantain cups filled with avocado - yummy. The tour of the cocoa farm was wonderful and we were amazed at the fruit pods hanging on the trees. Having the opportunity to experience this tour was great. I would highly recommend this to everyone.

  • 26-Sep-2019

    From the start Yamil and Wendy were incredibly warm and friendly. We loved the cacao farm experience and eating fresh chocolate- amazing! The forest was beautiful but had a TON of mosquitoes. Yamil kindly lent us extra bug spray and some extra long-sleeved shirts to further protect us. Super thoughtful!

  • 10-May-2019

    We had an absolutely fantastic day hiking the forest to see the Howler monkeys. The flora and butterflies were beautiful. Our guide Simon was very personable and knowledgeable about the natural history of the area. I learned so much. The trip to the farm was interactive and memorable. The family owned Cocoa farm had a wide variety of fruits and plants to taste and experience. Traditional food was cooked using the harvest from the farm and was absolutely delicious. Thank you to our charming hosts. Truly a unique and valuable experience. Thank you Yamil and Louise for an unforgettable day.

  • 07-Mar-2019

    My wife and I took the full day tour that include hiking through a very large protected nature reserve just 20-30 minutes from Guayaquil, and then a surprise visit to nearby cocoa plantation to learn how to make chocolate and sample the product. Both aspects of this tour were amazing and truly unforgettable. Yamil was our tour guide for the day and he brought along another expert field guide, Daniel, for the nature hike portion of the trip. They were both super knowledgeable and thoroughly described the abundance of flora and fauna species in the reserve. The subsequent trip to the cocao plantation was a surprise to us at the time and we really enjoyed that as well. Yamil gave an interesting and broad explanation of Ecuador’s position in the economy of South America and the world in regards to the farming and production of chocolate, bananas, and other crops. Delicious food and drink was also provided! This was an excellent personalized tour and a perfect end to our honeymoon trip in Ecuador! Highly recommend!

  • 14-Sep-2018

    Since the first moment I saw Yamil I was filled with warmth and passion for Guayaquil! The day unfolded with a first trip to the historical parc where Yamil took lots of pictures and explained to me the architecture and natural wonders of Ecuador, while also referring to the history of the country. Following we stopped in Plaza Lagos for a great coffee and sweets to relax and recharge in anticipation of visiting Malecon and Las Penas taking the 444 steps to Piazza Sta Ana where the lighthouse offered us 360 degrees views of the area. Yamil created an experience of visiting with a good friend. One of the best tours I ever had!! We exchanged also knowledge of languages - he taught me a bit of Spanish and learned a few new English words from me ... We both agreed on Italian :-)

  • 05-Jul-2018

    Yamil un excelente guía y amigo Gracias por tu amabilidad y atención. En esta experiencia con Yamil , sin duda alguna fue la mejor , lo pasamos increible, aprendimos mucho sobre la naturaleza, la elaboración del chocolate y de todo nuestro entorno. Viasam Tours como operadora turistica te da el placer de conocer excelente lugares o recursos turísticos del Ecuador... Excelente experiencia, la verdad es que la volvería a vivir 😍

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