CLOUD FOREST & CACAO FARM EXPERIENCE
Experience a walk through a canyon in the middle of the cloud forest.
Bathe in several waterfalls experience exuberance of the flora and fauna of the cloud forest.
Feel the strength of the biggest waterfall in the area: (270 ft high).
There are a several interesting cloud forest birds in the area.Then we will visit a Shuar colony, The Shuar have traditionally been residents of the forests. Extended families lived in large houses scattered in the forest, not in core towns. The basic traditional diet is cassava grown and harvested by women in forest clearings and prepared by men. We will take part of some of their ritual
The origin of the Shuar people is the product of the fusion of an Amazonian group of the Arawak language with another of the Puruhá Mochica language, of clear Andean ancestry.
We will participate in some of their rituals. Such as dancing, learning how to hunt using a blowgun. After that we´ll visit a cacao farm
After the Shuar the adventure goes even deeper into our culture we will lLearn firsthand the lifestyle and traditions of the "Culture montubia" of the coastal region of Ecuador, where we´ll learn in absolute detail how chocolate is produced, from harvesting and sampling the fresh fruit, to the process of fermentation, drying, roasting, grinding and refinement into chocolate.
As we walk through the farm we´ll also sample approximately a dozen fruits harvested by ourselves, enjoy the history of cocoa beans and traditional and modern processes used to obtain the best chocolate ( Ecuador is one leading producer of high quality cocoa in the world ).
This tour includes a visit to the cocoa plantation, learning the process
From: seed - plants - through graft - harvesting - drying in the sun - roasting - until obtaining cocoa paste.
In addition to a traditional lunch in the cottage in the actual cacao farm, we will enjoy a chocolate tasting.
Please confirm in advance.
Early pick-up at your hotel . and we start our trip towards the cloud forest located 100 miles from Guayaquil