The guide will pick up you in the lobby of the hotel ( Hotel pick up inside the Urban perimeter ofGuayaquil) to go to the Morro to begin with the activities, we are going to hike in the island of the birds and then we are going to see the bottlenose dolphin.
The reserve is a refuge for many species of fauna, some of them threatened, such as the canclón, a water bird that lives in the lagoon of the same name, and the crocodile of the coast, which has already disappeared in other areas of the coast. Due to the diversity and great extension of aquatic environments that the reserve protects, in the year 1990 it was declared a Ramsar site, an international recognition for wetlands of great importance.
This area is the best option to do this activity in GuayaquilThe Cerro Blanco Protected Forest has more than 240 species of registered birds. Cerro Blanco is one of the "30 sites Priorities for bird conservation in the Region Tumbesina It is one of the four protected areas at the level national that houses seven or more bird species globally threatened (Cerro Blanco has nine). In 1998 Birdlife International declared Cerro Blanco as the First Area of Importance for the conservation of Birds on the Ecuadorian Coast. Of the 240 registered bird species, 30 have ranges of Limited distribution and 24 are endemic to the Tumbesian Region.
If you can’t make it to the Galapagos, see some of the best Ecuadorian wildlife on a 6-hour tour from Guayaquil. Complimentary round trip transportation from your hotel eliminates the stress of taxis and buses. Board your boat at the pier, then head to Puerto El Morro to see mangroves, albatrosses, and blue-footed boobies. The highlight of the tour (aside from a provided lunch) are the bottlenose dolphins, known locally as bufeos.
37 km from Puerto Lopez, Isla de la Plata is a small island of just 8 square kilometers. Its name comes from the legend that the English explorer Sir Francis Drake buried a chestful of silver here in the sixteenth century – never discovered, of course. Today, the island’s fame derives from its large population of marine birds, and beautiful cliffs. Commonly known to Ecuadorians and visitors as Poor man’s Galapagos, because of its resemblance with the Enchanted Islands and how close it is to mainland Ecuador. But this hackneyed phrase doesn’t do the island justice; it’s the only place in Ecuador –including the Galapagos – where blue-footed, red-footed and masked boobies are living together, as well as sea lions. Visits usually include snorkeling, which provides a glimpse of a fabulous array of colorful fish. You might also spot dolphins and manta rays on the boat ride. As for whale watching, you’ll have the chance to see them if between the months of June and September.
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.
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.
Started as a wildlife rescue center, Zoo el Pantanal outside of Guayaquil is now home to animals from pumas to parrots that live among Ecuador’s natural flora. This guided tour of the zoo turns your visit into an educational experience: learn about the zoo’s origins and the wildlife that now fills its forests. Hotel pickup and drop-off make visiting this off-the-beaten-track destination a cinch.
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.