2-Day Cuenca & Hacienda La Danesa

Cultural & Theme Tours in Cuenca

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If you have two days in Guayaquil and you don’t feel like staying in the city then, please, continue reading because we developed a great 2-day private tour for you! First, you will enjoy a day at the local hacienda La Danesa which is a working farm with delicious local food and fun activities. It is highly recommendable to take the tubing activity and to bike around the property. Besides, you can go horseback riding (additional costs). In the afternoon you will drive to Cuenca (3,5 hours) and arrive at your tourist superior class hotel (preferably Boutique Hotel Los Balcones). The next morning, you will visit the colonial city of Cuenca, capital of the Azuay province. It is widely regarded as the most European city in Ecuador due to its 16th and 17th-century era Spanish colonial architecture. Therefore the city center of Cuenca is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Trust site. After lunch, you will drive back to Guayaquil where you will arrive in the early evening.
ItineraryDay 1: GUAYAQUIL – HACIENDA LA DANESAStop At: Hacienda La DanesaAt 9:00 AM you will be picked up at your hotel to drive to Hacienda La Danesa where you will arrive about 10:00 AM. You can choose between different activities, like doing the cacao workshop, biking, tubing, horseback riding or hiking. A delicious three-course lunch will be served around 1:00 PM. After coffee or tea with fresh milk from La Danesa’s famous cow “Mantequilla”, it is time to drive further to Cuenca which will take about 3,5 hours. The landscape during this drive is beautiful; you will start at sea level and end up at 2.500 meters.Duration: 6 minutesMeals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Accommodation in Boutique Hotel in the city centre.Day 2: CUENCA – GUAYAQUILStop At: Cuenca CathedralAfter a good breakfast in your hotel, the city tour will start at 9:00 AM at Plaza San Sebastián, the colonial city limit, then you will visit the Museum of Modern Art. After that, you will have a walk through the historical center to see San Francisco market, Plaza de las Flores, the House of Culture, Abdón Calderón Main Square, La Cathedral Vieja and the New Cathedral. Afterwards, you will continue to the Panama Hat factory Homero Ortega with the straw hats. Your next activity of the day will be El Barranco and finally, you will visit the Turi viewpoint. After having lunch in Cuenca, you will start your way back to Guayaquil where you will be dropped off in your hotel in Guayaquil.Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 1x Breakfast
  • 2x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Accommodation in a double room with private bathroom at a tourist superior hotel in Cuenca.
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Private transportation with hotel pick up and drop off in Guayaquil
  • Activities as described in the itinerary.
  • 24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish
  • Entry/Admission - Hacienda La Danesa

What’s not included

  • Horseback riding
  • Additional food or beverages
  • Optional Tips for guide

Itinerary

Day 1: GUAYAQUIL – HACIENDA LA DANESA Stop At: Hacienda La Danesa At 9:00 AM you will be picked up at your hotel to drive to Hacienda La Danesa where you will arrive about 10:00 AM. You can choose between different activities, like doing the cacao workshop, biking, tubing, horseback riding or hiking. A delicious three-course lunch will be served around 1:00 PM. After coffee or tea with fresh milk from La Danesa’s famous cow “Mantequilla”, it is time to drive further to Cuenca which will take about 3,5 hours. The landscape during this drive is beautiful; you will start at sea level and end up at 2.500 meters. Duration: 6 minutes Meals included: • Lunch Accommodation included: Accommodation in Boutique Hotel in the city centre.
Day 2: CUENCA – GUAYAQUIL Stop At: Cuenca Cathedral After a good breakfast in your hotel, the city tour will start at 9:00 AM at Plaza San Sebastián, the colonial city limit, then you will visit the Museum of Modern Art. After that, you will have a walk through the historical center to see San Francisco market, Plaza de las Flores, the House of Culture, Abdón Calderón Main Square, La Cathedral Vieja and the New Cathedral. Afterwards, you will continue to the Panama Hat factory Homero Ortega with the straw hats. Your next activity of the day will be El Barranco and finally, you will visit the Turi viewpoint. After having lunch in Cuenca, you will start your way back to Guayaquil where you will be dropped off in your hotel in Guayaquil. Duration: 6 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch No accommodation included on this day.
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