CLOUD FOREST& CACAO EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE

Cloud forest

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Galapagos And Guayaquil Visit
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Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 25
CLOUD FOREST& CACAO EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE
Cloud forest

Galapagos And Guayaquil Visit
  • Email address verified
1 review

Duration: 1 day
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

  

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 


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.

What’s included

  • Private Transportation
    We will go on a vehicle suited for the group´s size, and it will be only You the group our driver and your guide
  • Fruits for the day
    We will buy some tropical fruits for the day
  • Lunch at the cacao farm
  • Chcolate experience
    The full chcolate experience : Hravesting, roasting, grinding, making our own chocolate bars

What’s not included

  • Tips.
  • Souvenirs

Available Packages

Trip Price
$180

Itinerary

Pick-up at your hotel
THE CLOUD FOREST EXCURSION BEGINS

Early pick-up  at  your hotel . and we start  our trip  towards  the cloud forest  located  100 miles from  Guayaquil 

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Galapagos And Guayaquil Visit
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We are a bespoke tours operator based in the city of Guayaquil, the actual city from which all flights to the Galapagos islands take off. This city is know as The gateway To The Galapagos islands

Reviews

This was wonderful tour. The guide was so knowledgeable and friendly. The Cocoa farm was very educational seeing, and participating in the various steps of the cocoa from the tree and seeds to the final chocolate product. Lunch at their farm was delicious! Thanks for a great time.
By Fredna G for EPIC CACAO FARM & GUAYAQUIL CITY TOUR The Gateway To Ecuador on May 09, 2023