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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
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Truly amazing variety of Orchids

I'm not an orchid aficionado but even I could appreciate the beauty and delicateness of the many orchids in Ecuagenera's garden. A guide gave us a in-depth, unhurried tour. We... read more

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place from the outside already called someone's attention. It had many species of orchids but they were displayed so tight you aren't able to admire them. The closing time is at 4:30 and the place is about one hour away from Cuenca so you have to make plans for a visit.

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Tucson, Arizona
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not an orchid aficionado but even I could appreciate the beauty and delicateness of the many orchids in Ecuagenera's garden. A guide gave us a in-depth, unhurried tour. We saw hundreds of varieties of orchids. Quite enjoyable.

Thank regradyjr
Dayaneth L, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Ecuagenera - Orchids from Ecuador, responded to this review

So glad to hear you had a good time with us, thank you for your visit! More 

Olon, Ecuador
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Reviewed April 9, 2017

Nice little tour (30minutes) through the ground and with plenty of information and different Orchids. Just $5pp and 20minutes outside of Cuenca, it's recommendable if you have a car and want to get out of the city for a bit!

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Excellent orchid shop and excellent service and advice. The staff is very knowledgeable about orchids and Staghorn ferns.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 19, 2017

I could have done without this visit. It was reasonably interesting but nothing compared to a visit to the rose plantations. If you have to choose then choose the roses. The orchids are not bad but if you've ever been to Singapore then don't bother. The staff are lovely but we needed our guide to interpret as our staff member... More 

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Brewster, New York
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Reviewed February 3, 2017

It is really nothing but a store & a nursery! The orchids in the store ARE beautiful, but who can buy an orchid while traveling? The tour is only 15 minutes long! What a tourist trap!

Thank Cynhoff
Dayaneth L, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Ecuagenera - Orchids from Ecuador, responded to this review

Dear Cynhoff, We are really sorry to read you did not enjoy our place that much! Please could you send us more information about your experience to this e-mail: tours@ecuagenera.com so we can improve our quality service for future guests. Thanks in advance for your help and hope to see you next time! Regards, Dayaneth from ECUAGENERA GUEST RELATIONS More 

Cuenca, Ecuador
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Reviewed January 30, 2017

We really enjoyed our visit here. To begin with, their sales room was filled with an amazing number of different types of orchids and it smelled wonderful. Then on the tour we saw many, many more orchids and also learned about how they raise the orchids from seeds--learning about the various steps along the way. A very pretty setting as... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed January 8, 2017

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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Reviewed December 20, 2016

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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Reviewed November 22, 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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