Top activities to do in Bucay, Ecuador
Bucay is only a 90 minute drive from Guayaquil and the perfect destination for anyone who loves nature and adventure. Located in a cloud forest, there is plenty of natural greenery for an adrenaline inducing day. Bucay Adventures offers several tour activities for every type of adventure seeker.
Hiking to the Waterfalls of Piedra Blanca
It is just a 20 minute drive from Bucay in a chiva to the cloud forest. Hike to a handful of waterfalls in the Piedra Blanca region, including Isabela, the tallest waterfall at 90 meters. At each waterfall you have the chance to take a dip into the cool natural pools. Make sure to wear a bathing suit and bring a change of clothes for a comfortable ride home.
Canyoning down a Waterfall
Get your adrenaline pumping with a canyoning experience in Bucay. Head into the cloud forest to canyon down some of the tallest and most beautiful waterfalls in the region. The certified guides provide all the saftey gear you need for an enjoyable day in the natural pools.
White water rafting the Chimbo River
Head up stream from Bucay along the Chimbo River by car. After a short introduction and rafting safety lesson it is onto the river. Raft for 5 km down the river and through the city. The exciting rafting adventure is easy enough for all skill levels but fun for everyone.
If you bring a GoPro or other waterproof action camera, make sure there is enough space for two hours of video so you do not want to worry about missing a shot of the exciting rapids. Keep everything not waterproof in the car as everything can get wet!
Biking through the beautiful countryside
Bike through the mountains of Bucay with the chance to explore the luscious countryside. Peddle across small streams and by local farms for a picturesque day on your bike. End the tour with a delicious traditional lunch to give you a boost after an exciting morning. Bucay Adventures includes a bicycle and helmet, perfect for every traveller.
Horseback Riding Tour
Take a short ride from Bucay to a local farm. Find yourself atop a beautiful and calm horse for an equine adventure. Enjoy a relaxing ride along several trails, pastures and small rivers.
Tubing down the Chimbo River
Grab your bathing suit for a relaxing ride down the Chimbo River. Sitting in a regatta of several tubes tied together, float down with your friends and family. Experience the exciting rapids, waterfalls and whirlpools through the beautiful landscapes. Unlike rafting, tubing allows you to sit back and enjoy the ride down the river.