How about saving some time? If you’re planning to travel from Guayaquil to Cuenca, wait until Wednesday and take the scenery route and include a tour to the amazing Cajas National Park.
Cajas has over 200 lakes with glacian origins and high mountain vegetation. On your way to Cuenca, you’ll have a stop at the place of 3 Cruces where the waters divide their flow to the Amazon or to the Pacific Ocean. On your way to Cuenca, lunch will be provided.