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CUENCA TO MONTAÑITA

$70 USD $69 USD

Are you looking for the best way of going from Cuenca to Montañita? Traveling from the refined colonial charm of a highland city to the tropical surfer’s paradise on the Pacific Coast, this pass is packed with outdoor-adventures around lakes, volcanoes and beaches and local and culinary experiences.

 

  

Description

Once you’ve booked, you can reschedule your itinerary anytime. All changes are free and immediate.

What’s included in this trip:

  • 3 activities included
  • Walk around the famous El Cajas National Park and learn about the wildlife of the park
  • Tour a cacao farm to learn about famous Ecuadorian chocolate and make your sweet treats in the traditional way
  • Learn about paja toquilla and Panama Hats at a local community famous for their weaving

We always include:

  • English/Spanish-speaking guide during the full tour
  • Comfortable, safe buses with excellent drivers
  • Meet locals, visit communities, and learn the culture

Hop-off points you can explore on your own:

  • Cuenca: Wander around the Old Town, visit tons of museums, and venture to Ingapirca ruins
  • Guayaquil: Explore Ecuador’s biggest city, walk along the Malecon, and fly to the Galapagos Islands
  • Montañita: Surf, party, and relax at the beach

Recommended Full Itinerary

Remember, this itinerary is just our suggestion – you can hop on and hop off at any of the main stops, extending your trip for as long as you like!

Fregata pass altitude map

Day 1: Cuenca to Montañita

Departure days: Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

Pickup points & times

Point 1: Parque Calderón (main entrance to the Cathedral) 7:00 am. View map

TimeActivity
07:00Depart from Cuenca from your pick-up point.
07:45Stop for breakfast.
08:45Guidance at El Cajas National Park for a wet and wild adventure among 200 lakes.
09:45Depart from El Cajas.
12:00Experience how to create your own chocolate at a local cacao hacienda and stop for lunch
14:00Depart hacienda
15:15Arrive in Guayaquil to drop off/pick up those who wish to stay here.
18:15Stop in a local community to learn how to make the famous Panama Hats with paja toquilla
19:00Arrive in Montañita in time to catch the sunset and hit the party scene.

Notes

Bear in mind that, due to our bus schedules, you may need to add one extra day to our recommended itineraries at some stops before continuing your trip. It all depends on the day of the week. Please check our Timetables and Planning Guide.

If you want to go to Galapagos from Guayaquil add five to seven days to your itinerary.

Passengers hopping off at Guayaquil must all be dropped off at the same spot – not at specific hotels.

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