Add Canyoning: $40 + 12% VAT per person
Duration: 4 hours
Operates: Every day
Difficulty: Not suggested for novice hikers
Included: Transportation, Bilingual Naturalist Guide, Snack, Entrance Fees
Offered in: English, Spanish and French (upon availability)
Location: Bucay, Ecuador
About your excursion
The La Esperanza Cloud Forest Reserve will astound visitors with its beauty, bounty and great amount biodiversity. Wind-sculpted elfin woodlands give way to rainforests where tall trees (Guayacán, Matapalos, Laurel, Balsa, Vegetable Ivory (Tagua) and others – festooned with orchids, bromeliads, ferns, vines and mosses – rise high into the sky. The variable climate and large altitudinal gradient have helped to produce an amazingly heterogeneous set of creatures that live here. Some of these include the jaguar, ocelot, Baird’s tapir, three-wattled bellbird, bare-necked umbrellabird, and the famously elusive resplendent Cock of the Rock.
You will depart Hacienda La Danesa at 8:00 and arrive to Bucay at 8:30. From here you will start driving up the mountain for 40 minutes until you arrive to the starting point of the hike. In this one hour hike you will visit three different waterfalls of different heights where you may jump in for an uplifting experience and feel the power of water. For guests interested in canyoning down the waterfall, your instructor will provide with all security equipment. After visiting the three waterfalls, guests will visit a local farmer to learn about the artisan sugar cane juice and liquor production where you will have a hands on experience and make your own Sugar Cane and Lime juice. You will return to Hacienda La Danesa just on time for lunch.