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Anyone know of any coffee plantation tours near Cuenca

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Anyone know of any coffee plantation tours near Cuenca

Hello all,

We will be visiting in Sept and would like to know if anyone knows of any coffee plantation tours near Cuenca? We will not have a car and will be taking buses only so please keep that in mind.

Thanks, Sheri

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1. Re: Anyone know of any coffee plantation tours near Cuenca

Hmmmm, buses only makes it a bit difficult for me to give a recommendation BUT... my "go-to" guide in the area, Carlos Lara, wrote this when I asked him: "Absolutely, there are coffee plantations, banana plantations and cocoa plantations in the area. We have a coffee plantation near Loja and also is possible to find one in the north west of Cuenca close to some banana and cocoa plantations as well. Normally, I visit them along the way to Guayaquil or when I visit Loja and Vilcabamba. It's possible to visit it in a day trip, but starting early in the morning."

Hope that helps. If you want to contact him for further information, his email address is "green_explorador (at) yahoo (dot) com" He generally leads private tours but grew up in the area and is passionate about sharing his hometown so he may have some ideas for you with public transport & contact info for the plantations he visits frequently, or he can at least give you an itinerary and quote a price to see if it fits in your budget.

The area with coffee, banana, and cocoa plantations sounds amazing. Let us all know if you visit and how it goes!



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2. Re: Anyone know of any coffee plantation tours near Cuenca

Sheri ... not sure how you define "near" Cuenca but Loja is over 3 hours away. I suggest you go to Cafe de Ñucallacta on Calle Larga 4-86 (across from Todos Santos church) and ask for Rumi. He is the owner of this coffee shop. He roasts coffee from Loja and recently organized a trip to a coffee farm there. He would be the best one to ask about possibilities while you are here. He serves great coffee and usually has 3-4 varieties for sale to take home. Enjoy.

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