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Small Group Guayaquil and Cocoa Farm Full-Day Tour

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
Small Group Guayaquil and Cocoa Farm Full-Day Tour

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icon7 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Combine culture with nature on a private full-day city and cocoa farm tour from Guayaquil. Designed for travelers passing through Guayaquil, this excursion takes you to a rural cocoa farm where you’ll tour the plantation and make chocolate from scratch. Then, you’ll embark on a sightseeing tour of Guayaquil city, home to attractions such as Las Penas neighborhood, Malecon 2000, and Parque Historico. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Private full-day cocoa farm and city tour from Guayaquil
  • A great way to spend the day in Guayaquil
  • Explore a cocoa plantation and learn to make chocolate from scratch
  • Take a sightseeing tour of Guayaquil city and see Las Penas neighborhood, Melcon 200, and Parque Historico
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off are included
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
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10:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY My Trip to Ecuador
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "Mario is an excellent guide: professional, friendly, knowledgeable, funny, and accommodating." See review

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star-5
Great host with great food!
Emily_F
, Jul. 2022
Not only was Mario an incredible host, but this tour was a once in a lifetime experience. Mario picked us up from our predetermined location on time, in a clean, air-conditioned vehicle. He also had water bottles available if needed. We made a quick 1 hour drive to the farm, stopping for some fresh fruits along the way. Mario pointed out cool places, plants, and items during the drive while describing the culture in Ecuador. The farm itself was incredible. It was quiet and secluded. Mario was super educational and gave us the opportunity to be very hands-on if we wanted. We had a fantastic lunch, and we definitely recommend paying the extra few dollars for this part! After the farm, Mario took us on a walking tour of Guayaquil, where we learned about the city's history and saw many beautiful buildings. Overall, we had a great time and Mario made our experience in Guayaquil absolutely wonderful! We would highly recommend booking this experience with him! P.S. We heard good things about his cooking class ;)
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Dear Emily, I highly appreciate taking your time to write such a nice review. I am also very grateful that you gave yourself some time to come and check the coast of Ecuador even though you were staying in the highlands. I am so glad you enjoyed this day since it made worth your trip to Guayaquil. I hope we can meet again next time, Warmly, Mario
star-5
Great chocolate making experience at the farm
Nihan_B
, Jul. 2022
We came back from Galapagos and had only one day in Guayaquil before returning home and it was our anniversary that day. So we booked this activity in the very last minute. It was wonderful. Our guide Allyson picked us up from our hotel and drove us to a family farm where we met the family, toured the plantation, learned and made chocolate with the beans that grow in the farm. It was amazing. To recognize our anniversary they gave us our picture with our anniversary celebration on it which was so thoughtful. We had lunch with the family as well. Then, did an express tour of the city with Allyson. It was great. She told us all bout Guayaquil and its history. We started our day at 9am and ended at 4pm. It was just right for what we were looking for before our red eye flight. Allyson is great and the tour was wonderful so I recommend this activity especially if you have limited time for a special experience. The farm experience and chocolate making was the big highlight of the day and I will always remember this special anniversary I shared with my husband.
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2022
Dear Nihan, Thank you so much for this review. I am so happy you enjoyed this activity with Allyson and Rodi at the cocoa farm and very nice to hear about the detail of your anniversary. I will share this with them, they are indeed amazing. Hope you can come back to enjoy more adventures in Guayaquil! Have a safe trip back home, Cordially, Mario
star-5
First time in Equador
Samantha_B
, Mar. 2022
I would recommend the lunch included tour because the food is really good. The chocolate tour part was very fun and educational. Allyson was very helpful and knowledgeable, she even recommended some things to do in Guayaquil as we went back to the city and walked around. Definitely would do this tour again.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Dear Samatha, Thank you for the review. It makes us happy to know that you would do this tour again, and you had a great time with Allyson, if you are ever back in Guayaquil, let us know. Best, Mario
star-5
Great Tour for One Day in Guayaquil
Rolando_M
, Mar. 2022
The visit to the cacao farm was outstanding. Roddy was friendly and informative. His passion for artisanal chocolate production really came through. Alexandra’s lunch was delicious, and she too was friendly and informative. Our guide, Alyson was phenomenal. She ensured we had a good time and was very good about assessing what we wanted. Our tour dispelled any misgivings I had about Guayaquil.
icon Response from Host , Apr. 2022
Dear Rolando, I am happy you had a great time in this tour with Allyson at the cocoa farm. If you come back to Guayaquil, let us know, we can plan more adventures! Cordially, Mario
star-5
Chocolate and more
Mark_O
, Jan. 2022
Allyson was an excellent guide! The cocoa farm was magical & we loved walking the farm & making chocolate. We paid extra for lunch on the farm, which was fabulous. Our family of 4 would definitely recommend the experience.
star-5
Excellent day
Arthur_L
, Sep. 2021
Mario was the best guide. We had an excellent morning at the cocoa farm then a great visit in Guayaquil. This was a great day. Be sure, when he asks if you’d care to visit the cemetery at the end of your day, you say yes. Please look into this tour should your travels take you to Guayaquil. You will not regret the experience.
star-5
A must experience!
Bryan_H
, Jun. 2021
This is nothing short of a fantastic trip! However, what truly makes it an incredible experience is the thought and perspective the host, Mario, puts into it. Additionally, the interactions with the family at their farm is something you can't truly appreciate until you experience it; at a cultural, culinary, and personal level. This tour was something we added at the last minute, for our final day in Ecuador, after having already spent 11 days exploring the country. What we experienced that day, took our overall positive trip and took it to a next level.
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star-5
Highly recommend
JAROMIRA_N
, Apr. 2021
Authentic experience! Local organic farm, delicious homemade meal, beautiful people and excellent guide. Thank you.
star-5
Book the tour, you won’t regret it!
Lauren_B
, Oct. 2020
I had the best day on my Cacao tour with Mario. He customized my tour to make sure he would take me to places of my interest as well as what was planned (we went to a plant nursery so I could see local species as well). He is a very hands on and professional guide involved in making sure you have a great experience. As a solo traveller I felt very safe regarding social distancing etc. I would recommend Mario and and any of his tours for people looking for an inclusive adventure while still wanting to see the sights and stay safe. The farm itself was a lovely experience. You get to have a part in every stop of the chocolate-making process. There are other fruit trees and crops to see. Many things to experience in one day!
star-5
great experience
zoealbisetti
, Jan. 2020
a very nice day! Mario is a super kind guide that love his job and his country. he let me appreciate the city of guayaquil and discover a part of local life. the visit of the farm was fantastic: I discover and learn a lot of things about cacao and chocolate. the place is something special too. in the afternoon I discover Guayaquil : the colors of the city and the most beautiful places are so good ! (I started with a negative feeling about that city, but now I’m happy to have totally changed my opinions!). I absolutely recommande this tour!
star-5
Good value for money
Shankar52
, Jan. 2020
Very good one day tour and guide Got to make my own chocolate. I would highly recommend this tour. Includes both city and countryside
star-5
Good local Guayaquil guide
Jerome_C
, Jan. 2020
Mario was a pleasant and informative guide who kept me engaged during the whole tour. I recommend his services.
icon Response from Host , Jan. 2020
Dear Jerome, Thank you for this review. I hope you had a safe flight back home. Warmly, Mario
star-5
Cocoa Farm Experience
bettygr2018
, Nov. 2019
This was a great full-day tour with lunch. Very educational. We toured a small Cocoa farm, learned about picking Cocoa, drying and roasting cocoa beans. We made our own chocolate by grinding beans. We also had lunch at the farm. We also toured some highlights of the city of Guayaquil—a beautiful seaport city. Highly recommend
star-5
Tour and guide: both EXCELLENT
Jen_T
, Jul. 2019
This was a really fun day trip! Mario is an excellent guide: professional, friendly, knowledgeable, funny, and accommodating. This excursion was a highlight from our time in Guayaquil!
star-5
More Chocolate Please
David_Z
, Jun. 2019
We had a great time with Ninfa and Lewis. Ninfa’s genuine enthusiasm and knowledge made for a perfect day.
star-5
My tour with Mario was great! He...
Allison M
, Mar. 2018
My tour with Mario was great! He customized it just for me when he found out my interests. The cacao farm was beautiful and I would recommend eating their amazing food for lunch. Mario is a very thoughtful tour guide who will go the extra mile for you to enjoy your trip. Thank you!
star-5
We had a beautiful day with our...
Derek H
, Feb. 2018
We had a beautiful day with our guide Mario. He speaks perfect English and is very professional and he when above and beyond to make sure tour when well,and he has the ability to make everyone feel at easy on the tour. We highly recommend him as a tour guide. Gracias Mario la familia Howard. 2/2018.
star-5
Mario's an excellent guide and...
Portia D
, Jan. 2018
Mario's an excellent guide and storyteller and led us on a great tour of the cacao farm/ city. He shared funny anecdotes while showing us around. Later we learned to process cocoa, from bean, to raw cacao we made an exquisite ancestral drink reminiscent of hot chocolate. Highlight of my trip to Ecuador!
star-5
As a single women traveling alone I...
evelyn c
, Oct. 2017
As a single women traveling alone I wasn't sure what to expect. I meet Mario at my hotel and right off the bat I knew this was going to be a phenomenal experience he was warm and welcoming. He had me sit in the front row and we talked about his country and its history, it was wonderful. At the farm he was well versed in the history of the family and the farm, touring the farm he knew all about the various plants and talked about the growing season and how self sustain the farm was . The food presentation at the farm was exceptional and delicious, roasting and making the cocoa for the hot chocolate was a blast.I would recommend this to anyone and everyone looking for a local experience and having a guide like Mario only would add to the experience. Thank you again Mario for a wonderful time.
star-5
I had a wonderful time. I am...
Brian B
, Oct. 2017
I had a wonderful time. I am traveling alone for work and needed something to do. This trip can be a one person trip. Mario was an excellent guide. The food at the farm was excellent. Highly recommend. Thanks Mario.

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