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Small Group Guayaquil and Cocoa Farm Full-Day Tour provided by My trip to Ecuador - Day Tours

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Overview
Tour a cacao plantation before exploring some of Guayaquil’s city center highlights, like Las Peñas neighborhood and the Malecon 200, for a comprehensive day of Ecuadorian chocolate and culture. Ideal for travelers looking to make the most of their time in the region, this tour lets you privately explore a city that many travelers overlook without having to wait on large tour groups.
Highlights
  • Explore a sometimes overlooked city during this full-day excursion
  • Don’t worry about waiting on other travelers—this is a private experience
  • Pay a visit to a cocoa farm and learn to make chocolate from scratch
  • Benefit from convenient round-trip transportation to and from your hotel
Important Information
Duration
7h
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Dress code is smart casual: a hat and sun protector is recommended
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Elayne6 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Columbus, Georgia32 contributions1 helpful vote
We arranged this tour based on the positive reviews Mario got on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed! Even though it was a rainy day, we had a great time at the cacao farm learning about and sampling various chocolate products. Nympha was delightful as she described her
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Mario F, Manager at Small Group Guayaquil and Cocoa Farm Full-Day Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Elayne, Thank you for taking the time in writing this review. It makes me happy to know that you enjoyed the day and the chocolate, of course. Hope we can meet again and some point for more adventures, Have a good week, Mario
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Vivian H wrote a review Feb. 2020
8 contributions3 helpful votes
Mario was AMAZING and so informative on this tour. We had a full day (January 24) in Guayaquil ahead of our Galapagos trip and he picked us up promptly at 10:00 a.m. to begin our day. There were no other guests and our first stop was at the farm where we learned about the
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Mario F, Manager at Small Group Guayaquil and Cocoa Farm Full-Day Tour
Responded Feb. 5, 2020
Dear Vivian, Thank you for taking the time in writing this review. I really appreciate it. I really had a good time guiding you, and I will be forever grateful for the hats as well! I use them almost every day now when I guide. I hope to meet again whether here or in the US. Warmly, Mario
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Audrey H wrote a review Jan. 2020
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Ninfa met us at our hotel. We had a tour of the city, including a walk up Santa Ana Hill. The best part of the day for us was visiting her family farm. Make sure you use bug spray and wear long sleeves and pants because the mosquitoes are vicious! We toured the farm before
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Mario F, Manager at Small Group Guayaquil and Cocoa Farm Full-Day Tour
Responded Jan. 22, 2020
Dear Audrey, Thank you for this review. It makes us glad to know that you enjoyed your tour with Ninfa. She is awesome! Let us know if you come back to Guayaquil, Kind regards, Mario
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DJK wrote a review Dec. 2019
1 contribution
This was a wonderful trip, well worth the expense and time. Mario, our guide, showed us, from beginning to end, how chocolate is grown and made. He was also very knowledgable about the history of the city. Additionally, he made all 7 of us feel comfortable, as if we were old
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Mario F, Manager at Small Group Guayaquil and Cocoa Farm Full-Day Tour
Responded Dec. 29, 2019
Dear DJ, Thank you for your review and for being so nice to me in the tour! I had such a great time sharing this day with your family! Also thank you for the donations, that was very kind of you. Hope you can come back so we get do more stuff together, Happy new year! Mario
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vka wrote a review Dec. 2019
Singapore, Singapore40 contributions13 helpful votes
Mario (from My Trip to Ecuador) picked me up from the hotel, on the dot. I was lucky that I was the only guest that day, so it was more like a private tour! His car is in new condition and comfortable. We went to the cocoa farm and Mario performed the process himself of how to
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Response from Mario F, Manager at Small Group Guayaquil and Cocoa Farm Full-Day Tour
Responded Dec. 30, 2019
Dear Veeraya, Thank you very much for this review. I am happy you enjoyed the tour as much as I did. Maybe we can meet in NY sometime! Big Hug, Mario
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By: My trip to Ecuador - Day Tours
Khakijo
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Pandemic kept us from this trip, but not from an amazing expereince
We were in Ecuador for two days, post a Galapagos trip, and had set up two tours with Mario. We were doing a city t
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blgcarter1959
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Best tour ever!!!!
We enjoyed the tour and getting to know Nifa and her family. We loved the time she and Mario spent with us. We hope
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irenac_11
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Recommendation
I highly recommend this agency. We arranged some Galapagos trips through them - Floreana and Isabela. Everything wa
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elwins2013
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Superb Tour guide for Ecuador
I visit Ecuador annually. Two years ago I spent time with and reviewed Mario Fuentes owner of mytriptoecuador.com.
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Amazon adventure trip
This trip through GATE 1 TOURS was amazing. This was our first time to ECUADOR and our Gate 1 tour guide WILSON was
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LoriandBetsy
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Great tour with Mario! We highly recommend!
What a fantastic journey with Mario for us three old ladies! Returning from Galapagos, we had a night at a local ho
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T2100OEchrish
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Fantastic mix of cacao farm visit and downtown Guayaquil
Just had one day in Guayaquil and booked this trip on the spur of the moment. Glad we did as Mario was a great tour
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ssilvermarie
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Fun and Educational
Because of his warmth, his knowledge, his sincerity, and his relationships with the people at the places he tours,
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Elísabet J
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Delicious food and fun experience
Mario thought us how to make a classic Ecuadorian dish, seco de pollo, which is my boyfriend’s favorite. He let us
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roudtw
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Authentic Experience
Cooking with Mario was amazing. A truely authentic experience with personal stories of all the dishes and history b
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Hannah B
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Wonderful Authentic Cooking Experience!!
My friend and I had a wonderful cooking class with Mario! We learnt so much about the ecuadorian cuisine and have n
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shelleys181
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Full day guided tour of Guayaquil
We were so fortunate to have Mario for this guided tour. He is charming, knowledgeable, and accommodating! First we
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SoBlessedAndThankful
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Wonderful day with Mario! Amazing:)
Our trip to Ecuador was amazing! We were blessed and so fortunate to have booked Mario for four days in August 202
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Stph
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Excellent Tour and Personable Guide
We did the Cacao farm and Fisherman's tour with Mario. It was a great day and a fun trip. The Cacao farm was intere
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482JamesS482
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Mario is the best!
Mario Fuentes is THE premier tour guide in Guayaquil. He is who you want to spend the day with because he is an exp
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Key Details
  • Parque Historico Guayaquil, Malecon 2000, and 4 more
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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