Day Trip to Hacienda La Danesa with Horseback Riding and Lunch
Hacienda La Danesa is a traditional dairy and cacao farm with over 145 years of rich heritage and history, located about an hour drive from Guayaquil, Ecuador. Family-owned and managed by the third generation Olsen family, the farm offers a unique selection of tailor-made activities for guests, including horseback riding trails, hands-on artisan chocolate making and other hacienda-related programs. The menu is mostly traditional Ecuadorian cuisine mixed with a pinch of fresh international influence to bring exceptionally transcendent flavors to the table. La Danesa is one of the few venues in the world that serve the award winning Ecuadorian Chardonnay and other local outstanding microbrewery beers.
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Lunch - 3-course lunch
- All activities
- Local guide
- Use of bicycle
- Use of helmet
- Entry/Admission - Hacienda La Danesa Lodge
What's excluded :
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- A certified professional driver will pick you up at 9am at your desired location.
You will arrive at Hacienda La Danesa at arround 10am. The host will greet you and give you a warm welcome to the farm and tell you about La Danesa's history. You will have free time to check out the gardens, have a drink and take photographs. Trust us! you will be taking photos of this beautiful historic property!
10:30am Horseback Riding
Riders can enjoy a true re-connection with nature gliding through different trails around forests, paddocks and rivers guided by a local Montubio cowboy. Visitors have the opportunity to choose the duration of their experience and even joined with other programs and delicious meals. Safety guidance, helmet and half chaps are provided before start.
12:00pm Cacao Plantation Tour and Chocolate Making
Guests will visit the cacao plantation where they will have the chance to taste raw cacao at different ripening stages and a hands-on experience of making artisan chocolate.
1:30pm Three-course Lunch
La Danesa offers a truly unique gastronomic experience inspired in a Farm-to-Table ethos. It grows and produces most of the ingredients at the farm, while buying the rest from the neighboring communities. Although you will not be choosing out of a menu, the chef will offer your three options for the main course for you to choose that morning. Vegan/vegetarian option will be available.
2:30pm Coffee & Tea in the Garden/Milking
La Danesa produces around 1,200 liters of milk every day and had won for 20 years in a row the best dairy cattle in Ecuador. One of the cows will come to the garden and share some of her milk. If you want a Café au Lait you will have to take the espresso straight to the cow's udder.
3:00pm Tubing in the River/Bikes/Relaxing
At this time you may pick what to do. There are three rivers inside the property that offer the perfect place for fun and relaxing water activities. Guests can float down on tubes with a local guide and embrace the beauty of the surrounding peaceful environment watching fish, birds, iguanas and if you are lucky enough maybe even deer, snakes and sloths.
Guests can take our fat-tire bicycles and ride around the farm to explore the beautiful area at anytime during their stay. A map and cycling route signs will guide visitors through different trails.
4:00pm Return to Guayaquil
The staff at La Danesa will say goodbye and you will head back to Guayaquil.
5:00pm Drop Off
At your desired location in Guayaquil.
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
At your desired location in Guayaquil
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Dress code is smart casual
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.