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Day Trip to Hacienda La Danesa with Horseback Riding and Lunch

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Spend a day exploring the picturesque dairy and cacao farm called Hacienda La Danesa on horseback. Learn about its 145-year history from your local guide and enjoy some time engaging with the Olsen family--three generations of farmers who call this peaceful plot of land home. Learn to make chocolate, navigate mountain trails on horseback, enjoy a lunch of Ecuadorian cuisine, and sample Ecuadorian Chardonnay during a delicious meal on site.
  • Day trip to Hacienda La Danesa with horseback riding and lunch
  • Learn about local agriculture on a visit to a 145-year-old farm
  • Learn the art of making chocolate by hand
  • Visit one of the country's most-famous farms
  • Enjoy a delicious Ecuadorian lunch made of local ingredients
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
At your desired location in Guayaquil

Departure Time

9:00 AM
Your friendly guide will collect you from your hotel (if option selected) and transport you to the picturesque Hacienda La Danesa, where a friendly host and local family will welcome you to this 145-year-old farm. You'll have time to wander the gardens, explore the landscapes, and take photographs of the stunning views. 

Your tour starts with a horseback ride through scenic mountain passes and rugged trails alongside a Montubio cowboy. All safety equipment is provided, including a helmet. Once you return to the stables you'll try your hand at chocolate making using cacao straight from the plantation. It's a hands-on experience that's sure to be memorable! Next, enjoy a three-course lunch of Ecuadorian favorites using ingredients harvested locally. Choose one of three options for the main course, with vegan and vegetarian selections available. 

Once you've completed your meal, head to the barn, where you'll have the chance to milk one of the farm's famous cows and sample a cafe au lait with milk fresh from the farm. Finally, opt to tube on the quiet river, head out with local guides on a bike, or stick close to the farm and relax in one of the area's most picturesque destination. At 4 pm you'll say farewell and head back to the city after an incredible day with locals.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Hacienda La Danesa
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • OPERATED BY Hacienda La Danesa

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.


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The tour was great. Was able to get...
Luis T
, Sep 2016
The tour was great. Was able to get door to door service in a private car for our transportation. Remember to bring a change of clothes if you want to enjoy all aspects of this tour!
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Product code: 10348P3

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