We hired CuencaBestours for a transfer from Guayaquil to Cuenca with a stop at El Cajas National Park on the way. This was a very nice way to transfer between the two locations.
Our driver, Sebastian, arrived in the morning on time and off we went. Sebastian speaks excellent English (he in fact studied in the U.S.) and is very familiar with the places along the way (he is from Cuenca). We stopped at a small cocoa farm, then for lunch at a restaurant with good food and a nice view (I forgot the name of it), then went to El Cajas National Park. There, we did a hike around the lake (Laguna Toreadora) for about 3 miles at an elevation of more than 13,000 feet. This was our first semi-extensive hike at such a high elevation, and it was a great way to explore the equatorial highlands. We then arrived in Cuenca in the afternoon without incidents.
With a friendly and knowledgeable guide and interesting activities, I highly recommend this service for anyone who needs a transfer between the two cities and is not in a hurry.More