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

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 20-07-12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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
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Updated 20-07-12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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    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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Important Information
  • Hotel pickup
  • Drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Snacks
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  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Purvir wrote a review Sep. 2019
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania7 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Response from yamilsaman17, Director Comercial at Day Trip: Forests, Cocoa Farm & Traditions (Departure from Guayaquil)
Responded Dec. 9, 2019
Thank you for enjoying this Viasam experience with us.
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Cindy wrote a review May 2019
6 contributions
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
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Date of experience: May 2019
Nick wrote a review Mar. 2019
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
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Mihaela U wrote a review Sep. 2018
31 contributions5 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: September 2018
About the operator

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By: Viasam Tours
nice and professional Yamil
Yamil was been an invaluable help before boarding the airport. professional and nice, he welcomed us and said goodb
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Very Special Private city tour
Yamil Saman gave my husband and I a great tour of Guayaquil which included, get this, a stop to his own home for ce
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Susan D
A fantastic trip into rural Ecuador.
This was a great way to experience more rural areas of Ecuador outside of the city. Walking through the forest we s
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Susan D
Great personal tour with a local expert.
We really enjoyed our time with Simon who showed us around some interesting parts of Guayaquil including the park w
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Great way to get an overview of Guayaquil!
We had an extra day in Guayaquil prior to a tour and booked this tour to get out and about. Yamil picks you up and
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Organic farm and making chocolate from scratch
Yamil and Wendy picked me up at my hotel. We then drove out to an organic plantation. As a gardener in Florida I wa
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Eddie was the best tour guide ever!
It was a perfect escape from the busy city of Guyaquil! We especially enjoyed our time in the mangrove estuary in t
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Our favorite experience in Ecuador!
The most amazing tour of our 10 day trip to Ecuador! I highly recommend this tour. Yamil is a kind and funny tour g
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Great tour with Yamil
We had a great time with Yamil He showed us a lot of interesting things he was very knowledgeable and always willin
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So much to learn about chocolate!
I booked the tour with Yamil rather spontaneously during a three day layover in Guayaquil. Although it was a little
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Great personal experience.
We enjoyed every moment of it. Both of our guides were really helpful and went beyond to make us feel like we were
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Paul J
Hidden Guayaquil
Tamil Saman Cabrera was very knowledgeable of the history of Guayaquil. Very interesting visit of Historic Park fol
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Wonderful trip!
Our guides (Yamil and Wendy) were excellent - professional and very knowledgeable. We learned about the mangroves
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Excellent! Very memorable day
Super special experience. Yamil was wonderful and customized the tour specially for us. We got to visit the Island
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Thank you for an amazing time and an awesome honeymoon experience! Everything we saw was incredible and the tour gu
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  • Duration: 7h
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