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Day Trip: Forests, Cocoa Farm & Traditions (Departure from Guayaquil) provided by Viasam Tours

Day Trip: Forests, Cocoa Farm & Traditions (Departure from Guayaquil)

Day Trip: Forests, Cocoa Farm & Traditions (Departure from Guayaquil)
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
7h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    7h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 40047P12
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup
  • Drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Viasam Tours
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
Duration
7h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pickup the travelers in all the hotels in Guayaquil and in the Aeropuerto Internacional José Joaquín de Olmedo.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup
  • Drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Viasam Tours
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pickup the travelers in all the hotels in Guayaquil and in the Aeropuerto Internacional José Joaquín de Olmedo.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 12 Jul 2020
A note from Day Trip: Forests, Cocoa Farm & Traditions (Departure from Guayaquil)
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
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
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    Viasam Tours
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission included
    We start at 08:00 am where we will do three 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. Then we´re be heading to a representative Cocoa Farm to know and learn completly the beautiful process of the Cocoa Fruit from sowing, harvesting and the post harvesting, learning the production process of cocoa roasting in the equipment of this farm, including the process of flavoring and aroma, ending with the 100% pure Ecuadorian chocolate.
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Yvonne
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
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.
Written 22 November 2021
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Cynthia M
1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Friends
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.
Written 6 August 2021
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Buckeye
1 contribution
May 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.
Written 1 July 2021
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Purvir
Philadelphia, PA7 contributions
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!
Written 26 September 2019
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Thank you for enjoying this Viasam experience with us.
Written 9 December 2019
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Cindy
6 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
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.
Written 10 May 2019
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Nick
1 contribution
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!
Written 7 March 2019
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Mihaela U
40 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
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 :-)
Written 14 September 2018
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pninal2022
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Fantastic
It was an amazing experience!!! Great people who take you and really look out for everything you need.
Sunshine47525
Sunshine47525
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Excellent private tour with the greatest guide
Excellent private tour. Our guide was incredibly knowledgable and gave us a fantastic last day of 2021 in Guayagil
juliebL6892DW
juliebL6892DW
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Amazing and fine for young child
Although the tour agency was concerned about our young child and mosquitos, we had only one bite ( when she took of
betternotemailme
betternotemailme
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Great day with howler monkeys and chocolate
Great tour. Churute was inaccessible but guide took as to an alternate place where we got to see quite a few howler
rachelz531
rachelz531
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Two Great Guys
Yamil and Daniel were a delight: Daniel being the most knowledgeable of bird senseis and monkey calls, and Yamil in
igauanatravel
igauanatravel
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Highly Recommend
We had a fantastic tour of a cacao farm and ecological reserve. Our guide was fluent in English and Spanish and ext
jessicacZ9402RL
jessicacZ9402RL
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Fun educational cocoa farm tour
We had an excellent time with Yamil and Simon. Transportation was easy and convenient with pickup at the hotel. We
carlijno298
carlijno298
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Awesome experience with amazing guides!
This trip was amazing!!! They took us to the botanical garden, down town, coffee museum and new cacao museum. We al
Kcwichman
Kcwichman
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Highlight of our trip
Such an amazing experience! Yamil and Simon were so friendly and knowledgeable. They easily adapted the tour to fit
MiamiMonica100
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What a fun and unique experience
I had an absolutely great time on this day tour! The food cooked was delicious and it was very interesting and fun
elchavo315
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Highlights of Guayaquil
If you are looking for a personalised tour of Guayaquil, Yamil Samán Cabrera from Viasam Tours is the person to tur
Randy T
Randy T
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Churute np and Finca cumanda
We had a fabulous time on this tour. Saw and heard many Howler Monkeys. Had a very English fluent natural guide.
Dredeezy
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Best Day Trip Ever!
Yamil was an excellent tour guide. The experience was unique and catered to me! I HIGHLY recommend using this compa
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Fantastic time
We loved our personalized attention! We learned about Ecuadorian history with a special focus on Guayaquil. We had
seanb936
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Five Star Experience
Excellent experience - five stars all around. On-time pick up, knowledgeable guides, friendly service, and good rec
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