Cacao Farm and chocolate tasting with a visit to Jubones desert

Experience the contrast between the green highlands, dry desert, and the dense tropical area. Departing from Cuenca, after an 85km scenic drive through the high Andes and the Yunguilla Valley, we will reach the Jubones. This is a unique desert with an oasis crossed by a river where locals grow different kinds of crops. We will have the chance to explore this very interesting geological formation which is the deposit of giant volcanic eruptions that occurred 25 million years ago.

For those who like biking, it’s possible to add this activity for an extra cost. We will ride our bikes on a dirt road with very little traffic and beautiful views. We will cover a distance of 4 km, 75% of the ride will be down the hill but not steep (180 meters of altitude loss). Anybody with very basic riding experience can do it.

We will continue driving for about 35 km to the Hacienda La Cortadera. We will immerse ourselves in a tropical farm experience. The family will welcome us with a delicious fresh homemade lunch.

Ever tasted the pulp of fresh cacao beans? You will learn and experience hands-on cacao harvest and the process of craft chocolate making, from the tree to a delicious cup of hot chocolate all alongside a professional tour guide that will explain and teach you about the history of cacao. We will also have a chocolate tasting experience.

Before we head back to Cuenca it’s possible to relax in the pool or stroll along the trails of the farm where you will be able to spot some tropical birds and taste a wide variety of the hacienda fruits and products.

Shared tour Saturdays and Sundays
Private tour Any day

Cost for shared tours:
2 guests $65 per person
3-4 guests $50 per person
5-6 guests $45 per person

Private tour guide/driver
Private Transportation
Entrance fee

For further information please contact us

Alfonso Moreno Mora 1-75. Saturday and Sundays

Javier Vallejo: 098 779 6896 / 098 779 6896
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