We will start the day with the CACAO FARM We will experience first-hand the uses and traditions of our people and we will learn in absolute detail each stage of chocolate production, from the harvest (tasting the fresh cacao fruit and its exquisite aroma and flavor), learning the fermentation process, roasting, grinding thus making our own choco-paste, and then making our own chocolate bars with our hands, an experience that many couples find exhilarating and aphrodisiac.
Also, we will enjoy a traditional meal in a rustic cabin located in the countryside near Guayaquil, just a 30-minute drive away. After that we will drive back t o the city for the CITY TOUR We will drive and walk through the most remarkable city in this country, with unique wildlife, amazing flora, we will find out that it is truly an eye-opening experience how much art we find around this city, history, architecture and a VERY strong connection between us and the Galapagos Islands even Barbara who´s been before will experience new things, you know that us humans keep on evolving all the time so has my city tour itinerary…
Let´s remember that Quito is a jewel of a city located at 9.000 ft of altitude making it the highest capital of the world with magnificent architecture in the historical center so YES, we´re going to visit the city and its most remarkable attractions such as some (not all, of course) the gorgeous churches of the city including La Compañía de Jesus among others, the independence Plaza there is also a spectacular museum by the most notorious modern art Ecuadorian painter: Oswaldo Guayasamín “expresionist” would be more of a description of his work ,we Will also visit the remarkable Mitad del Mundo site where the participants will enjoy all the features and information about being in the actual “line” that divides the planet in two hemispheres.
Since there´s a plane to catch It seems obvious to me that going to a fine restaurant for dinner is in order.