Some consider the cocoa beans grown in Ecuador to be “black gold.” So why not dig into this claim and strike gold at the cocoa tours at any of the Chocolate Artisan Factories in the area. Here you can witness the cocoa’s journey from “bean to bar,” make your own chocolate beverage and sample different chocolates of exquisite quality.


If you venture onto the beaten path you’ll find an array of villages and small market towns where you can meet the locals and shop Ecuadorian flair. Engage with the culture by conversing with the friendly populace, while picking out the perfect souvenir.


They say music is the heart of every culture. If you want to listen to the heart of Ecuador. Get your heart beating and your soul singing as you experience featured musicians such as Taco Y Huayno and other visiting artists.