You don’t need to visit the Galapagos Island to experience the rich wildlife of Ecuador. Get up close to howler monkeys, freshwater birds, and more on a tour to Churute Mangroves Ecological Reserve. After comfortable transfer from your Guayaquil hotel, enjoy a peaceful canoe ride and hike through the tropical dry forest. Later, tour the grounds of a nearby cocoa plantation and enjoy a traditional lunch prepared with local ingredients.
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.
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.
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.
See the city of Guayaquil light up at night during this 4-hour evening tour. Visit must-see attractions with a guide who can provide insight into each site’s cultural and historical importance, and then enjoy a 3-course dinner with a drink at a well-regarded restaurant.
Transform your transfer from Guayaquil to Cuenca into an adventure with a stop over at Cajas National Park. After pickup from your Guayaquil hotel, you’ll visit a small farm for an immersive learning experience about Ecuadorian agriculture. Next, is a leisurely guided hike through the Cajas National Park around the stunning lakes. After an included lunch, your driver delivers you to your Cuenca hotel.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Experience the best of Guayaquil on a full-day tour of the city. All-inclusive transportation from your hotel allows you visit a numerous locations and skip the confusion of public transit. Enjoy dynamic commentary as you explore Malecon 2000, the Pearl, Santa Ana Hill, and more. Pop over to Santay Island to discover the wildlife, then break for lunch. You also have the option to extend the tour into a multi-day experience.
GUAYAQUIL’S CITY TOUR3 to 3.5 hours Guayaquil is known as the "Gateway to the Galapagos Islands". This tropical city is Ecuador's main port and the largest city with a population of three and a half million inhabitants and is the financial and commercial center of the country, is located along the Guayas River. All flights going to the Galapagos Islands depart exclusively from Guayaquil and also return to Guayaquil first, which offers travelers the opportunity to explore the city and its surroundings.We´ll do the tour in a mini-van for 6, if your group is a larger group will have a larger capacity vehicle.
Swap city life for a day at the beach with this full-day private tour to Salinas Beach from Guayaquil, including lunch and hotel pick-up. After a scenic drive along the coast, stop to admire the views at the Punta Carnero, Ancon and Anconcit beaches and keep a lookout for pink flamingos and other wildlife. Finally, make the most of your free time to explore independently, take a fishing cruise or enjoy swimming and sunbathing on the white sand beaches.
Escape the concrete jungle for a couple of hours inside the Botanical Garden of Guayaquil. Avoid the confusion and crowds that come with public transit and relax in private round trip transportation from your hotel. With a pre-purchased ticket, there’s no need for you to wait in line at the entrance. In just two hours, you’ll experience over 300 plant species and animals ranging from squirrel monkeys to red piranhas.