Your Travel Experience with Galapagos PRO
The Hacienda La Danesa
You will be picked up at your hotel in Guayaquil in the morning. At 10:00, you will arrive at Hacienda La Danesa and you are spoiled for choice what to do this morning. You can choose from a variety of activities: Whitewater Tubing, cacao workshop, an informative hike on the hacienda grounds or horseback riding. At 13:00, a 3-course lunch will be served, made from fresh hacienda products. After completing a coffee or tea with fresh milk from the cow "Mantequilla", you head towards Cuenca. The three-and-a-half hour ride will not make you bored as the landscape changes constantly. You drive from the sea level up to 2500 m. You spend the night in a boutique hotel in the city center.
The colonial city of Cuenca
After a hearty breakfast, you begin your city tour of Cuenca at the Plaza San Sebastián, along the colonial city walls to the Museum of Modern Art. Continue to the historic center, where you visit the San Francisco Market, Plaza de las Flores, Culture House, Abdon Calderón main square, La Cathedral Vieja and the new cathedral. Visit the hat factory Homero Ortega and be tempted to buy one of the legendary straw hats. Your sightseeing program continues with El Barranco on the Tomebamba River and ends with the grand finale at Turi Lookout and a great view of the entire city.
You have lunch in Cuenca and then drive back to Guayaquil. There you will be dropped off at your hotel.