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Nariz del Diablo Alausí - Sibambe - Alausí from Guayaquil

Take a break from the city and head to Alausí for a train ride along the Devil’s Nose.  This full-day excursion begins with private pick up from your Guayaquil hotel.  Your train ticket is pre-arranged by your private guide, so there’s no need for you to fuss over money or stand in long lines.  Then, enjoy an immersive cultural experience with the Puruhuas people in Sibambe before returning to Guayaquil.
  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
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$240.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 to 11 hours
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$240.00 USD

Day Trip to Hacienda La Danesa with a Three Course Lunch and Activities

Hacienda La Danesa, a century-old working dairy, cacao, and teak farm, sits an hour outside of Guayaquil. With this tour, escape the busy city for a day on this family-owned hacienda with a selection of activities tailored to visitors. Tour a cocoa plantation, sample hacienda-made artisan goods, and tuck into a farm-to-table lunch. The afternoon leaves time for river tubing, a guided bike ride, or an optional Guayaquil city tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$100.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Hacienda La Danesa by Train from Guayaquil

Escape the city and spend the day at rural Hacienda La Danesa, a 145-year-old dairy and cacao farm, on a full-day tour from Guayaquil. Traveling by train, you’ll stop first at Yaguachi, home to a local crafts market, before tasting, making, and learning about chocolate at Hacienda La Danesa. Lunch, refreshments,m and train tickets are included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$186.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Manglares Churute and Cacao Route from Guayaquil

The lush countryside outside of Guayaquil on the Ecuadorean coast packs big natural and cultural appeal. On this day tour, trade the bustle of the big city for the tranquility of the Churute Ecological Reserve. Spot tropical and migratory birds on a cruise through the estuary and keep your ears open for howler monkeys on Pancho Diablo Hill. In the afternoon, you’ll have time to sample artisan chocolate along the Cacao Route—the heart of Ecuador’s chocolate industry.
  • Duration: 6 hours
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$125.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 hours
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$125.00 USD

One-Way from Guayaquil to Cuenca, Ecuador with Cajas Park and a Cacao Farm

Make the most of the journey from Guayaquil to Cuenca, Ecuador. This full-day one-way trip includes a stop at a cacao farm to see how the main ingredient in chocolate is grown and processed. In Cajas National Park, enjoy a short hike through the high altitude paramo moorland which is an important and scenic watershed.
  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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$80.00 USD
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  • Duration: 6 to 8 hrs
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Day Trip to Hacienda La Danesa with Horseback Riding and Lunch

Spend a day exploring the picturesque dairy and cacao farm called Hacienda La Danesa on horseback. Learn about its 145-year history from your local guide and enjoy some time engaging with the Olsen family--three generations of farmers who call this peaceful plot of land home. Learn to make chocolate, navigate mountain trails on horseback, enjoy a lunch of Ecuadorian cuisine, and sample Ecuadorian Chardonnay during a delicious meal on site.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$155.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full Day Española Island

If you are an animal lover than this day tour to Española Island is a must. Hike and snorkel in and around the island to observe iguanas, the famous Blue-footed Booby, sea lions, and many more animals in their natural habitats. Sit down to a delicious lunch as you take in the island’s beautiful natural scenery before heading back to San Cristobal Island.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$369.60 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Salinas and Ballenita Full-Day Trip from Guayaquil

This full-day tour of some of the most beautiful and popular coastal areas of Ecuador includes Salinas, the San Lorenzo boardwalk, white sand beaches around the Ruta del Sol and Ballenita Beach, salt mines, a sea lion refuge, a nautical and pirate museum, and an included seafood lunch.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$145.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Small Group Guayaquil and Cocoa Farm Full-Day Tour

Combine culture with nature on a private full-day city and cocoa farm tour from Guayaquil. Designed for travelers passing through Guayaquil, this excursion takes you to a rural cocoa farm where you’ll tour the plantation and make chocolate from scratch. Then, you’ll embark on a sightseeing tour of Guayaquil city, home to attractions such as Las Penas neighborhood, Malecon 2000, and Parque Historico. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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$130.00 USD
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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$130.00 USD

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Explore and Discover

We start the tour from the hotel or airport and depart for the seminar park characterized by beautiful iguanas that walk relaxed near their visitors.Then we will visit the Malecon 2000, an emblematic place of the city, from there we will take a boat that will take us along the Guayas River to Santay Island, a place very popular for its flora and fauna.After that we will visit "La Perla" and  Santa Ana hill.At the end we will visit the Craft market of Guayaquil. Other important place to visit is The General Cementery, the eye-catching white architectonic group formed by magnificent mausoluems.
  • Duration: 1 to 3 days
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  • Duration: 1 to 3 days
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Seymour North Island Full-Day Tour

The Galapagos Islands are a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most bio-diverse places on earth, but you don’t have to take a pricey multi-day tour to experience Ecuador’s wildlife haven. Discover Seymour North Island on this full-day tour from Santa Cruz and marvel at blue-footed boobies, sea lions, and other wildlife. Hotel pickup is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$294.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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$294.00 USD

Full Day Bartolome Island & Sullivan Bay

The Galapagos Islands are a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most bio-diverse places on earth, but you don’t have to take a pricey multi-day tour to experience Ecuador’s natural wonders. Discover Bartolome Island on this full-day tour from Santa Cruz, marvel at the extraordinary volcanic landscapes and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding islands. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$352.42 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Day Trip to Puerto Lopez and Isla de la Plata from Guayaquil

Spend a day exploring the Isle of Silver which is also known as a mini Galapagos. Short hiking trails provide opportunities to see marine birds including blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies, pelicans, frigate birds, and albatrosses. Snorkel around the island to enjoy coral reefs and marine life including colorful reef fish, sea turtles, manta rays, dolphins, and even sea lions. Whales may also be spotted from June to September.
  • Duration: 1 day
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$156.25 USD
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Full-Day All-Inclusive Tour to Barcelo Colon Miramar in Salinas from Guayaquil

Spend a 12-hour day at the Barceló Colón Miramar, with drinks, meals, and transportation included from Guayaquil. Enjoy tours of the local Chocolatera and Salt Pool.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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$345.00 USD
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  • Duration: 12 hours
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$345.00 USD

Puerto del Morro, Mangroves, Dolphins, Cacao and Traditions of Guayaquil

Coastal Ecuador often gets overlooked in favor of the Andes or Galapagos. With this full-day tour from Guayaquil, see firsthand what makes this region so special. During a morning stop at a tropical plantation, learn about how artisan chocolate is made from bean to bar. Continue to Puerto del Morro for a boat ride in the Pacific in search of bottlenose dolphins and a variety of migratory seabirds.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$125.00 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve from Guayaquil

Take a break from the Guayaquil’s hustle and bustle on a 9-hour private tour to Ecological Reserve Manglares Churute.  The action packed day begins with private transport from your hotel, followed by a canoe ride and easy mountain hike. Along the way, see the famous flora and fauna of Ecuador.  Your private guide then takes you for an included Ecuadorian lunch before visiting (and taste testing at) a cacao farm.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$195.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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$195.00 USD

Puerto Morro and Manglares Isla de los Pajaros

At Isla de los Pajaros (Bird Island), you don’t have to fly all the way to the Galapagos to enjoy Ecuador’s diverse birdlife. This day trip from Guayaquil takes you from Puerto Morro through the mangrove forests of the coast to an island where numerous species of migratory birds make their home. Spot frigates, albatross, pink herons, cormorants, and boobies in their natural environments.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$131.25 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Snorkeling in the Galapagos Islands from Isabela Island

Combine land and sea adventure in the Galapagos during this guided tour from Isabela Island. After a boat journey, during which sea turtles and rays may be spotted on the surface, take a guided hike to see blue-footed boobies and learn about geology. Finally, snorkel (equipment included) over underwater lava flow tunnels which are home to a variety of marine species which can be spotted in the clear water.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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$201.00 USD
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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$201.00 USD

Cacao Farm Excursion Day Trip from Guayaquil

Visit a family-owned cacao farm on a 4-hour tour from Guayaquil, and see how Ecuadorian chocolate goes from freshly-harvested fruit to the finished product. Learn about planting and harvesting, help toast, husk, and grind the cacao seeds, and eat a farm lunch made with organic ingredients grown onsite. This 4-hour cacao farm tour includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel in Guayaquil, all activities, and lunch.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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$123.00 USD
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  • Duration: 4 hours
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$123.00 USD

Salinas Full-Day Trip from Guayaquil

Salinas, with its condos and white sands reminiscent of Miami Beach, sits on Ecuador’s Pacific coast directly west of Guayaquil. With this full-day tour, escape the busy streets of Ecuador’s biggest port city for a day hiking along the coast and relaxing on the beach. Stop to soak in the views from La Chocolatera, the westernmost point on the Ecuadorean mainland.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$166.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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Full-Day Forests, Cocoa and Traditions from Guayaquil

Leave the busy city behind and discover the wildlife and cocoa production unique to Ecuador on an 8-hour tour. Comfortable transportation from your Guayaquil hotel takes you to a wildlife reserve. Home to hundreds of species, you have the opportunity to see numerous mammals, reptiles, and amphibians. Next, visit a local plantation and learn about the in depth cocoa process the sets Ecuador apart from other countries.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$156.25 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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Canal del Morro Boat Tour and Varadero Beach from Guayaquil

Trade crowded streets of Guayaquil for a day of adventure experiencing Ecuador’s wildlife and popular Varadero beach.  Private transportation takes you and your guide to Puerto el Morro, with a stop at San Jacinto. The comprehensive - but leisurely paced - day tour also takes you on a boat tour, before you get to unwind on Varadero beach. Then, relax as comfortable transport returns you to the city.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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$189.79 USD
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  • Duration: 8 hours
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'Tren del Hielo I' Experience: Riobamba - Urbina - La Moya - Riobamba

If you want a day of non-stop adventure, this is the tour for you.  Private pickup from Guayaquil takes you to Riobamba, where you’ll hop on the Ice Train with your guide and discover some of Ecuador’s best natural wonders and meet the famous Baltazar Ushca.  You’ll also visit La Maya, where you’ll learn from the descendants of the Puruha people. After an included meal, head back to Guayaquil.
  • Duration: 9 hours
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$206.00 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
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Shared Quilotoa Lagoon Tour from Quito

Discover the lagoon of Quilotoa on this all-day guided tour. Follow the trail that is thought to be the last sacred route of the Incas to the 2-mile-wide (3-kilometer) large volcanic crater (known as a caldera), which is filled with glass-like water. The hike down to the lagoon takes about 30 minutes, with the hike back up taking a little longer. Along the way, be on the lookout for local wildlife such as deer, wolves, rabbits, foxes, and more.
  • Duration: 10 hours
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$150.00 USD
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  • Duration: 10 hours
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$150.00 USD

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