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Ecuagenera - Orchids from Ecuador

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Address: Km. 2 1/2 Via a Cuenca | Sector Llampasay, Cuenca 010150, Ecuador
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+593 7-225-5237
08:00 - 17:00
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If you are an orchid lover and have planned to visit ECUADOR, one of the...

If you are an orchid lover and have planned to visit ECUADOR, one of the most biodiverse countries in the world where more than 4,200 species of Ecuadorian Orchids grow, home to more than 1600 species of birds, 16 ethnic groups, 70 volcanoes in the Andes Highlands, and its wonderful beaches... We invite YOU to visit the SOUTH AMERICA'S LARGEST ORCHID NURSERY... "ECUAGENERA". It is located in the South part of Ecuadorian Highlands, 40km near to Cuenca City in the Province of Azuay. A privileged area with an altitude of 2200m above sea level and a temperature of 17oC that allow us to grow orchids of different microclimates: Coast, Highlands and Amazon. Visit us and enjoy this wonderful weather, take amazing pictures of all the Ecuadorian orchids that are in bloom and be part of the experience. As well, you will learn about the conservation program Ecuagenera is caring out, orchids growing process, commercialization and exportation. We are sure that your visit to this wonderful place will result you a FASCINATING EXPERIENCE AND MARVELOUS ADVENTURE.

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An Orchid lovers fantasy come true

I took this trip using public transportation, just told the bus driver where I wanted left off at, just short of an hour travel each way. The site is very cool, Ecuagenera has a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took this trip using public transportation, just told the bus driver where I wanted left off at, just short of an hour travel each way. The site is very cool, Ecuagenera has a series of greenhouses, 30 plus here, about 10 near Guayaquil, and additional ones around Japan. The orchid market is apparently booming as they produce and sell... More 

Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love flowers, this is not to be missed. I took the tour by myself which took about 45 minutes. Hostess was lovely. Bilingual which was pleasant. I took 50+ photos which I think are spectacular. Easy to get to by local buses from Cuenca main bus terminal

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

This was a top notch experience at one of the largest and most important orquid nursery in South America. They have won numerous prizes in international orchid competitions, and for good reason. We were given a private tour, which lasted over 90 minutes, with detailed explanations and a great deal of learning. The peaceful feeling is only beaten by the... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

The tour guide did a great job in explaining the different kinds of orchids.They have 4000 different species of orchids, WOW! Love the orchids that eats mosquitoes or insects and the orchids with a monkey like face (petals)!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

It's about a twenty minute drive outside of town to this orchid farm, but worth a trip if you want to learn more about the flowers. Turns out there are more varieties of orchid native to Ecuador than to any other country in the world, and the folks at Ecuagenera take you through the process of cultivating them, from tiny... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

I have been to Ecuagenera a couple of times. Each time I am blown away by the number of orchids that are there. The colours and number of varieties is mind boggling. The guided tour is Spanish, English also, providing someone is available. One hour is the absolute minimum time - there is so much to see. And then step... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

We have a few orchids at home that I enjoy in bloom. However, I am not what you would call an enthusiast. This tour may have changed my mind. The care that Ecuagenera has taken to conserve orchid species and create new ones is exemplary. This tour explains the process it follows and how it has created new species. Hats... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

It is a small place, but you learn so much about the culture of orchids. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.

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Quito, Ecuador
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The orchids are awesome in this place. However, the guide was one of the most boring one I have ever had... We had to wait 20 minutes for her, although there were no other tourists around. Go there if you want to buy orchids, but do not take the tour.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Many different varieties of orchids, priced reasonably. The tour is a great opportunity to learn how orchids grow and to see many different orchids in bloom! A must to see!

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