9:00 am / Pick up in Guayaquil.
10:00 am / Welcome to Hacienda La Danesa.
Your host will greet you and give you a warm welcome to the farm and tell you about Hacienda La Danesa's rich history. You will have time at leisure to explore the gardens and property, enjoy refreshing cold-infused drinks and a traditional snack.
10:30 am / Cacao & Chocolate Experience
Upon check in, we will visit the plantations to learn the history and process of the cacao in Ecuador surrounded by cacao trees. Youwill continue to visit the fermentation and drying process up until the final stage where the cacao beans are stored and ready to be sold. We will then continue to the workshop where our local chocolatier will show you how artisan chocolate is produced. We will cover the tempering and crystallization process up until the packaging. You will have the opportunity to make your own chocolate bar to take home!
1:00 pm / From Farm to Table Three Course Lunch.
Hacienda 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. The chef will offer a three-course meal with a few options for the main course for you to choose from. Vegan/vegetarian options are available upon request.
2:30 pm / Milking in the Gardens
Hacienda 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 coastal Ecuador. One of our beloved cows will visit us in the gardens and share some of her milk with us. If you want a Café au Lait you will have to take the espresso straight to the cow's udder for fresh warm milk! 3:00 pm Lazy River Tubing / Biking / Horseback Riding / In-Room Spa
At this time you may explore the property by bike, float down the lazy rivers surrounded by trees and birds, go horse riding or just sit back and relax with your favorite Ecuadorean wine or gin tonic.
6:00 pm / Drinks at the Teak Terrace
8:00 pm / Three Course Dinner
|4 to 5||$917.00|
|6 to 7||$828.00|
|8 to 9||$805.00|