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Guayaquil: City Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-off

Guayaquil: City Tour with Hotel Pickup and Drop-off

Benefit from pick-up at any hotel in Guayaquil at the start of a 3-hour sightseeing tour of the largest and most populous city in Ecuador. Journey to landmark attractions to get an overview of its history and everyday life. Go to the Parque Seminario, where the resident iguanas feed off mango slices fed to them by enchanted tourists! Admire the façade of the San Pedro Apostol Metropolitan Cathedral, built on the site of the city's original cathedral made of wood. See the neoclassical Palacio Municipal, considered one of the most important architectural works in Ecuador. Take a look at the Malecón Simon Bolívar boardwalk, constructed along the waterfront of the Guayas River. Visit the monument of the Hemiciclo de la Rotonda, and venture into the traditional barrio (district) of Las Peñas to admire the colonial houses painted in different colors. Explore the regenerated area of Puerto Santa Ana, once dominated by warehouses, and see the Ecua-Andino factory where the famous Panama hats are produced.

Guayaquil City Tour

Guayaquil City Tour

Take a tour of Ecuador's largest city and travel the streets and avenues of this historic town. Visit Simon Bolivar Park, the Guayaquil embankment, La Rotunda and Las Peñas on this fascinating tour. Traveling along the main streets and avenues of the city you will visit Simon Bolivar Park, named after the 2nd President of Venezuela who helped lead the fight for South American Independence from the Spanish. Nest you will visit the Guayaquil embankment and La Rotonda which features statues of Bolivar and Saint Martin. Continuing on to the colonial neighborhood of Las Peñas,where you can admire the magnificent wood architecture in this area where every house is a work of art. Your last stop is at a vista point that offers panoramic view of Guayaquil and the Guayas River.

Guayaquil City Tour - 4 Hours Tour

Guayaquil City Tour - 4 Hours Tour

On this tour you will have the opportunity to get to know about Guayaquil’s culture and tradition, through visiting some of its more beautiful sites. Get close to a native iguana at the Seminario Park, walk along the Guayas River at Malecon 2000, immerse yourself in the colorful houses of Las Peñas neighborhood and admire the amazing view from the city and the river from above. Our first stop will be Seminario Park, to admire its beautiful gardens and its lagoon. With the Cathedral of Guayaquil as a backdrop, we will also discover why this park is known as “Iguanas Park”, seeing up close the exotic iguanas of Guayaquil, which are longer than a meter long. Then, we cross the popular Malecon 2000 along the Guayas River, where we will see a variety of museums, gardens, docks and viewpoints. Our next stop will be la Rotonda, to see the monument of the liberators of South America, and hear about the famous “Interview of Guayaquil” between the Venezuelan Simón Bolívar and the Argentine José de San Martín. After, we will go to the oldest part of the city to explore the colonial neighborhood of Las Peñas. Their colorful houses built in wood represent true works of art. Finally, we will ascend to the viewpoint of Las Peñas (which was the original City of Guayaquil in 16th Century), and appreciate a breathtaking panoramic view of the city and the famous Guayas River.

Guayaquil: Cloud Forest, Hiking & Canyoning Full Day Tour

Guayaquil: Cloud Forest, Hiking & Canyoning Full Day Tour

Immerse yourself in the lush tropical flora of Ecuador on a hiking day trip from Guayaquil. Drive to the top of a 4200 ft. mountain in Bucay, venture through the trails of the cloud forest, descend a waterfall, and savor a local lunch.  Begin with a pickup in the morning from your hotel in Guayaquil and a transfer to Bucay. Admire the vibrant greenery and mountain landscapes.  Take the car to the top of the mountain, ascending a total of 4200 ft. Along the route, see the rivers, plants, and a local farm, where you'll learn about the traditional "Trapiche" (press sugar cane machine). Hike through natural trails in the cloud forest and observe a variety of plants, trees, and many species of birds. You'll also discover 3 waterfalls along the way. Take a shower under the first waterfall named "Las Mellizas" (45m).  Continue to the second and third waterfalls, called "Chorrera del Amor" (30m), and "Isabela" (90m), the highest waterfall in Bucay, where you'll have more time to refresh yourself before canyoning. Buckle up and rappel 30m/98ft down the Chorrera del Amor waterfall. After leaving the forest, arrive at a traditional restaurant and savor a local lunch before starting the return trip to Guayaquil. 

From Guayaquil: Cloud Forest/Waterfalls Private Tour & Lunch

From Guayaquil: Cloud Forest/Waterfalls Private Tour & Lunch

Spend a day amongst the waterfalls and wildlife of Ecuador on the cloud forest trails outside of Bucay. Wander the forest trails and stop at three different waterfalls to swim in the waters beneath each. Learn how to operate a sugar cane press and enjoy a traditional lunch after the trails. Begin the day with hotel pickup from your accommodation in Guayaquil and set out for Bucay Town. Admire spectacular views of the Bucay Mountains during the trip to Bucay Town. Take the car to the top of the mountain, ascending a total of 4,200 feet. Admire the river, plants, and local scenery on the trip up the mountain, and spot the local farm where you will learn to use the traditional "Trapiche" or sugar cane press. Reach the cloud forest and hike through natural trails within the forest. Observe a variety of local plants, animals, trees, and species of birds while exploring the cloud forest, and make three different stops at three different local waterfalls, starting with the first, "Las Mellizas, and take around 45 minutes to explore or refresh yourself in the falls. Continue hiking to reach the second and third waterfalls, "Chorrera del Amor", where you will spend 30 minutes, and "Isabela" where the tour will stop for 90 minutes. Enjoy free time to explore "Isabela" and refresh yourself in the waters of the highest waterfall in Bucay. Leave the forest and arrive at a traditional local restaurant and have a lunch of local cuisine before starting the return trip to Guayaquil to be dropped off back at your hotel.

From Montañita: Paragliding Experience

From Montañita: Paragliding Experience

Paragliding flights in front of the sea is a dynamic flight that takes place moving through the skies taking advantage of the mountainside. The sea wind allows you to be able to sustain yourselves in the air and fly like birds. This activity takes place 10 minutes away from Montanita, so you can enjoy the view of the Ecuadorian coast line. Furthermore, all of the pilots are professional certified pilots. The guide takes care of the whole operation, you just have to enjoy and fulfill your dream of flying. The flight experience lasts between 12-15 minutes.

Guayaquil: Cacao Farm Tour with Chocolate Making and Lunch

Guayaquil: Cacao Farm Tour with Chocolate Making and Lunch

Visit a local cacao farm and explore cacao plants on this mid-day guided private tour from Guayaquil. Learn how to make authentic Ecuadorian chocolate. Plus, enjoy a traditional lunch before you return to Guayaquil. Your tour begins with pickup from your location in Guayaquil hotels or airport at 8 am and we will transfer you to Milagro city by 1H approximate You will know the authentic chocolate local family farm, here you will taste and learn the artisanal chocolate process from cocoa plant to table. finally, return to Guayaquil, and we leave you in your hotel or another place you decide.

Puerto El Morro Dolphin Watching Activity from Guayaquil

Puerto El Morro Dolphin Watching Activity from Guayaquil

Visit the rural parish of Puerto El Morro on this 5-hour excursion. Take in a range of natural attractions including extensive mangrove forests, birds and bottlenose dolphins. Among the native plant species you’re likely to encounter are carob, cullulle, acacia, cascol, plum, rattan and kapok, among others. See birds such as gulls, herons, pelicans, albatrosses and mockingbirds. At times there will be sightings of sea lions, blue-footed boobies and a variety of whales. The bottlenose dolphin lives in the vicinity of Puerto El Morro and Posorja. Head out in a tourist boat escorted by dolphins and further explore the natural wonders of the area.

Guayaquil: Biking waterfalls route Full-Day tour

Guayaquil: Biking waterfalls route Full-Day tour

Cycle through cloud forest landscapes, spend a day among Ecuador's waterfalls and wildlife, hike the cloud forest trails just outside Bucay. Wander the forest trails and stop at three different waterfalls to swim in the waters beneath each. Learn how to operate a sugar cane press and enjoy a traditional lunch after cycling through the forest and mountains. Begin the day with hotel pickup from your accommodation in Guayaquil and set out for Bucay Town. Admire spectacular views of the Bucay Mountains during the trip to Bucay Town. Take the car to the top of the mountain, ascending a total of 4,200 feet. Admire the river, plants, and local scenery on the trip up the mountain, and spot the local farm where you will learn to use the traditional "Trapiche" or sugar cane press. Reach the cloud forest and hike through natural trails within the forest. bserve a variety of local plants, animals, trees, and species of birds while exploring the cloud forest, and make three different stops at three different local waterfalls, starting with the first, "Las Mellizas, and take around 45 minutes to explore or refresh yourself in the falls. Continue hiking to reach the second and third waterfalls, "Chorrera del Amor", where you will spend 30 minutes, and "Isabela" where the tour will stop for 90 minutes. Enjoy free time to explore "Isabela" and refresh yourself in the waters of the highest waterfall in Bucay. Get out of the forest to ride your bike and descend 12km down the road through the mountain and the forest until you reach a traditional local restaurant and have a lunch of local cuisine before starting the return trip to Guayaquil to be dropped off back at your hotel.

The Cacao Farm Expedition: From Bean to Bar

The Cacao Farm Expedition: From Bean to Bar

This tour shows all the process of the cacao since it’s a seed until it is transformed into chocolate. You will be picked up in your hotel in Guayaquil by yor tourguide, and start a one hour journey to a small local family owned cacao farm. In the way you will see different cultivations like banana plants, sugar cane or teak wood. Once you get to the local farm, the first acitivity will be walking through the plantation to learn everything about the tree, from the moment is planted to the moment the pods are harvested. In this walk you will also see and try different fruits that are grown next to the cacao. After the walk, you will learn about the fermentation and drying process of the beans and then you will be ready to start your chocolate making experience! You will be using the dried cacao beans and get 100% chocolate paste, which you will try with raw sugar and different things. Finally, you will see how chocolate bars are made and taste the local bars from the farm. When the experience is finished, you will have a 3 course farm to table lunch, and then go back to the city where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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