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Our Cuenca to Montañita pass is perfect for those who want to head out of the quaint city of Cuenca and spend a bit of time relaxing in the hot spot of Montañita. You can stop off in Guayaquil to explore the largest city in Ecuador, making the most of the metropolis or just catching a flight to the Galapagos Islands before continuing. If you think that you would like to see more of Ecuador, then consider our Full South to Montañita pass, to see all the best of what Ecuador has to offer!
1 night minimum / No maximum
All your bus journeys on our luxury buses, free extra stops, hotel pickup/drop off, all local taxes and much more… see below for full list.
After booking, you will get a Hop Login code. With this, you can change all your buses, pickup locations and more up to 12 hours before the next bus! Flexible and Easy!
Summary of the main attractions covered under this pass.
Detailed informational guide to each stage of this pass.
All bus times for each stage of this pass. Buses same time every day!
Up to date information regarding our service (e.g. around holiday periods)
The Cuenca to Montañita pass is broken down to 2 Hopstages:
Below you’ll see each of those hopstages individually, where you’ll know what to do, recommended number of nights and more!
Departures are every Saturday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Pick up from all hotels and hostels in Cuenca.
Bus starts pickups between 10:30pm – 11:00pm. Your pick up time will be on your confirmation once you put your hotel/hostel.
We recommend spending at least 2 nights in Guayaquil. For travelers who are planning to visit the Galapagos Islands while in Ecuador, Guayaquil is the best place to catch a flight. For help on planning the Galapagos Islands tour, which is easily incorporated into your Ecuador Hop itinerary, make sure to check out our Galapagos Islands guide.
As always, if you love Guayaquil, you can hop off and stay as long as you want! You can decide this up to 12 hours before the next bus!
Departures are every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.
Primax Terminal Terreste Gas Station: Just 1 minute walking distance to Guayaquil Bus Terminal and International Airport. Click here for directions to our meeting point.
Buses depart at 4am sharp.
After you visit this coastal paradise, you’ll probably want to stay forever! We recommend spending at least 2 nights in Montañita. Montañita has long been famous with surfers for its ideal waves, but even if you don’t surf you’ll find plenty to do here. With its gorgeous beaches and never-ending parties, you’re sure to have an absolutely amazing stay in Montañita. Spend some time experiencing Ecuador’s coast and enjoy the perfect sandy beaches, lovely tropical greenery, and brilliant nightlife that this coastal town has to offer.
As always, if you love Montañita, you can hop off and stay as long as you want! You can decide this up to 12 hours before the next bus!
Buses operate EVERYDAY in EVERY direction.
You can choose where our bus will pick you up in our booking system.
Follow our recommended plan here or hop on and hop off as much as you like
|Cuenca to Guayaquil||Tue/Thu/Sat|
|Cuenca (Depart)||11:00 PM|
|Guayaquil (Arrive)||04:00 AM (the next day)|
Main activities in Guayaquil:
|Guayaquil to Montañita||Wed/Fri/Sun|
|Guayaquil (Depart)||04:00 AM|
|Montañita (Arrive)||07:00 AM|
Main activities in Montañita:
TUESDAY / THURSDAY / SATURDAY
All hostels and hotels in Cuenca (direct pick-up)
Easter weekend holidays: Hostel and tour prices increase in this period. We will not be able to assist you with booking any accommodation during this period. Please book in advance.
Biggest public holidays of the year. Hostel and tour prices increase in this period. We will not be able to assist you with booking any accommodation during this period. Please book in advance.
We will be taking a short break at the end of December for Christmas and New Year. We do this to give our bus drivers and guides time to spend with their families during these special holidays. As a business, we know this may disappoint some travelers, but we care about our employees the same way we care about our passengers and want to give them a well-deserved rest.
NO BUS FROM: 24 & 25 - 31 DEC 2020 & 1 JAN 2021
IMPORTANT NOTE: Make sure you check the bus timetables for each pass as not all routes have daily departures.
As well as an unbeatable safety record, Ecuador Hop is also famous for its punctuality and comfort. In South America, where things often run later than scheduled, we are very proud to say we achieve a 98.5% on-time arrival for each trip.
If comparing Ecuador Hop to other bus companies, make sure you check their safety record, past accidents, as well as their Tripadvisor page (if they even bother to have one) as often you will find there is a reason why some bus companies have “cheaper” prices than Peru Hop.
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