Cacao Farm & Chocolate tasting with a visit to Jubones desert

Cacao Farm & Chocolate tasting with a visit to Jubones desert

Experience the contrast between the green highlands, dry desert, and the dense tropical area. Discover the flavors, aromas and taste of the Ecuadorian Cacao know as one of the best in the world. You will experience a chocolate tasting as well.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Jubones River, Ecuador

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 are the deposits 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.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Pasaje, Pasaje, El Oro Province

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.

Duration: 2 hours

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
"Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"

Hora de Inicio: Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 5/1/2019 - 1/21/2023
Monday:12:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Tuesday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Wednesday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Thursday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Friday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Saturday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday:08:00 AM - 09:30 AM

Duración: 9 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Coronel Guillermo Tálbot 8-70, Cuenca, Ecuador

Traveler pickup is offered
If the hotel is not listed, please send us a message with the address after booking and we will pick you up there.


  • Cuenca Airport, Cuenca Ecuador

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Home made lunch with local family
  • Tour Guide/Driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

No Incluye

  • Gratuities
  • Farm entrance fee $10 each


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