Guayaquil Excursions & Tours - Cerro Santa Ana + Art Gallery
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours: The neighborhood Las Peñas has become a source of inspiration for painters and sculptors, who also choose it to display their creations, we will find the old and restored building where 145 years ago the French musician Antonio Neumane was inspired to compose the music of the National Anthem from Ecuador. The house nestled in the historical Las Peñas, which preserves the architecture of this port city where she was born, is now restored and converted into a gallery thanks to the work of local and national authorities to rescue the cultural heritage of the city. In this gallery visitors will find crafts, handicrafts made of wood, ceramic, tagua, leather, coconut and other natural materials, as well as clothing with indigenous models and figures of the legendary painter Oswaldo Guayasamin and appreciated Montecristi hats.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Start/opening time: 9am.
-End/closing time: 12pm.
Languages: English and Spanish.

Guayaquil Excursions & Tours - Churute Mangroves Tour
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours: The Churute Mangrove Reserve is located just one hour from the city of Guayaquil. Here you will know one of the best natural treasures of our city. Get to know and learn about community tourism practices and their endeavours to save everyone's resources.
This reserve was created in 1979, covers an area of 49,383 hectares, with the objective of protecting one of the few remaining coastal and tropical mangrove forests in our country, of great importance for biodiversity and conservation. Of income for local communities living directly by catching "mangrove crab" and that is why local conservation efforts to generate more sustainable activities such as community tourism.
We headed to the interpretation centre before entering the park. Here you can find information material such as brochures, maps, and water bottles and insect repellent. We will travel in canoe (approximately 1 hour) through different mangrove rivers; this course aims to observe many species of birds, their interaction in this ecosystem and the economic and ecological importance of this environment.
Then we offer a walk in the woods. Here you can see animals like howler monkeys, squirrels, birds. You learn about plants in the jungle; Its medicinal value, and the differences between endemic plants. You can also enjoy a refreshing swim in one of the waterfalls of the reserve depending on the season (only in the rainy season).
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Pick-up time: At 8am.
Start/opening time: Approximately at 9:30am.
Drop-off time: Approximately at 4pm.
Languages: Spanish and English.

Guayaquil Excursions & Tours - City Tour of Guayaquil + Historical Park
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours: We started the tour in the Seminary Park - also popularly called Las Iguanas Park, for the reptiles that live there; the place has its natural charm with trees and an artificial lagoon in which colourful fish swim.
We go to the Metropolitan Cathedral - The Cathedral stands on the site where the first church was the New City.
Then we go to the Administration Square - The Arosemena passage is one of the urbanistic values of the Plaza. It crosses the Municipal Palace, in a route in which the visitor can admire the cover of iron and glass with decorative stained glass; And the images of the caryatids that flicker their pillars, made by the artist Emilio Soro Lenti. Around there we can appreciate the Nahim Isaiah Museum, monuments such as: A Sucre, La Fragua de Vulcano, the Fountain of Glory and Grace. We will see the Torre Morica known as Torre and the Monument to the Liberators Simon Bolivar and San Martin - La Rotonda along the Malecón 2000.
Our tour ends in the patrimonial and very relevant area of Guayaquil Las Peñas - El Cerro Santa Ana, in addition, is a tourist area, whose access is given by the stairs Diego Noboa, which has 444 steps, in which there are squares, roundabouts, Museums, chapel, lighthouse, art galleries, craft shops, cybercafés, bars and restaurants. We go to the side of Santa Ana hill and at the beginning of Numa Pompillo Llona we will find Plaza Colón Fortín de la Planchada, where two large canyons from the Republican period of Ecuador are currently exhibited.
We headed to the Historical Park. It is a cultural, environmental, educational, recreational and tourist space that refers to the ancient Province of Guayaquil, which emerged at the end of the colonial era and the beginning of the republican, which comprised almost the entire coastal region of Ecuador. Thematic base of the Historical Park is divided into three distinct areas: Wilderness Area, Urban - Architectural Zone and Zone of Traditions.
Return to hotel. End of services.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up in hotel.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/opening time: 9am.
-End/closing time: 1pm.
Languages: English and Spanish.

Guayaquil Excursions & Tours - City tour panoramic + lighthouse stairway
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours: Tourists will be picked up at the hotel at the agreed time. The tour begins by visiting the Seminary Park - popularly called Iguanas Park, for the reptiles that live there; the site has its natural charm, with trees and an artificial pond in which to swim goldfish.
We go to the Metropolitan Cathedral - The cathedral is located where the first mother church of the new city was located. Then we went to the Plaza de Gestión - The passage of Arosemena is one of the urban values of the square. It crosses the Municipal Palace, in a route in which the visitor can admire the cover of iron and glass with decorative glass of color; and the images of the caryatids flash their columns, made by the artist Emilio Soro Lenti. Around it we can see the Nahim Isaias Museum, and monuments such as: A Sucre, La Fragua de Vulcano, the Fountain of Glory and Grace. Morica overlook the tower known as Torre and the monument to Simón Bolívar and San Martin Libertadores - La Rotonda along the Malecón 2000.
Guayaquil Las Penas - El Cerro Santa Ana is also a tourist area, whose access is through the steps Diego Noboa, which has 444 steps, where there are squares, viewpoints, museums, art Galleries, Craft shops, cafes, bars and restaurants. When arriving to the best tourists you can visit the chapel of Cerro Santa Ana and the lighthouse located at the top of the hill, whose height is 18.75 meters, this is 85.90 meters above sea level, which allows A 360-degree visual tour. It has an interior staircase that leads to a terrace that offers a strategic point from where you can see the city at its best.
Finally, we went to the hillside of the Hill Santa Ana, where is located Colon Fort Fort of Planchada, where at the moment two great arms of the republican time of Ecuador are presented. Once the tour ended the tourists will be transferred back to the hotel.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Start/opening time: 9am.
-End/closing time: 12pm.
Languages: English and Spanish.

Guayaquil Excursions & Tours - Full Day Tour: Durán - Yaguachi - Bucay - Durán
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours: The coastal plain meets the Andes mountain range, in this route you can recreate with the variety of agricultural landscape as rice fields, cane fields, cacao trees; Know their customs, traditions and taste their delicious gastronomy. Bucay is the gateway to the Ecuadorian Sierra; here you can enjoy the biodiversity of its land, its climate and recreate with nature tourism.
Enjoy a day of adventure in Bucay, reliving the history of Ecuador. From the comfort of your seat, in a renovated air-conditioned convoy and bar service, discover the changing landscapes of the Coast: from the plantations to the cloud forest, passing through the historic city of Yaguachi.
An unforgettable adventure to enjoy with family or with your group of friends.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Duration: 10 hours 8transfer time not included).
Pick-up time: Between 6:30am and 7am.
Drop-off time: Between 6pm and 7pm.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Not included: Lunch.

Guayaquil Excursions & Tours - Guayaquil City Tour
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours: Get acquainted with the charm that seems to radiate from the gorgeous Guayaquil which is often referred to as The Pearl of the Pacific. In a short space of time you’ll find out all about its compelling history with the help of a lovely guide.
HIGHLIGHTS:
* Explore the historical and artistic heritage of Guayaquil
* Admire the inner city architecture both old and new
* Make your way along to Parque Seminario, Malecón 2000 and The Hemiciclo de la Rotonda - as well as other stunning sites
The biggest and most populated city in Ecuador is definitely worth a visit. Its streets, avenues, squares, parks and monuments are a true testimony to its history and shed some much needed light on the Spanish colonization and the independence which later followed.
Potter around this exciting city and get to see some of the most popular places. You will be able to visit the Parque Seminario which is home to a monument of Simon Bolivar, the stunning San Pedro Cathedral (which is a divine depiction of Neogothic style) and copious amounts of iguanas! You will also stumble across the City Hall, the Malecón 2000 and the Hemiciclo de la Rotonda: all of which pay tribute to Guayaquil’s past. You’ll also get to see the traditional districts of Las Peñas and Puerto Santa Ana. On top of all that, you will find an awesome and authentic little straw sunhat shop.
Meeting/pick-up point: Hotel pick-up.
Drop-off location: Hotel drop-off.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Excludes: Food, drinks and entrance tickets.
Others: We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes in the city and bringing sun cream, a weather proof jacket, bottled water and/or juices and spending money.

Available until 31 December 2017
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours - Guayaquil City and Historic Park Tour - Private
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours: Route along the main streets and avenues of the city we will visit the Seminario Park, The Guayaquil embankment (Malecón 2000), La Rotonda with the statues of Bolivar and San Martin.
We will then visit the colonial district of Las Peñas, where we can admire the magnificent wooden architecture where many houses are art galleries and art work themselves. We will have an amazing panoramic view of Guayaquil and the Guayas River from the Santa Ana Fort.
We will visit the famous historical park an attraction that recreates the Guayaquil of the past, with its personages, traditions and architecture.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from the hotels Sheraton, Oro Verde, Hilton Colón, Marriot, Hampton Inn, Palace, Grand Hotel Guayaquil, Continental, City Plaza, and Wyndham.
Duration: 4 hours and 30 minutes.
Start/opening time: At 8:30am.
End/closing time: At 1pm.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Opening days/period: Wednesday to Sunday.
Others: We recommend to bring comfortable sports shoes, sunscreen, comfortable clothes, cap, glasses or sunglasses and enough memory in your digital camera.
Optional tickets and activities must be paid directly on spot.

Guayaquil Excursions & Tours - Guayaquil Golf Tour
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours: Guayaquil Golf tour is a unique activity in a club with the best infrastructure , regulatory golf course with 18 holes with grass type Bermuds 419 and Dwarf (ideal for the local climate ), 6 clay tennis courts, facilities Racquetball, squash and, of course, the Polo to live exciting matches. In addition you will find a modern gym with luxurious dressing rooms, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi to relax and forget tensions.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Start/opening time: 9am.
End/closing time: 15pm.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Others: Admissions included.

Available until 31 December 2017
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours - Guayaquil Historic Park
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours: The Historical Park of Guayaquil is a recreational park with a wildlife and cultural space that exhibits species of flora and fauna of Guayaquil, as well as old houses of the urban area that were disassembled from its original location and rebuilt in this place. The Historical Park is a refuge of life and history of the region and its natural wealth. It is an ideal place for ecological and archaeological tourism. Where the visitor can enter the lush green of the forest and walk along a wooden path that crosses it. A place away from the commercial activity and the bustle of the city.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from the hotels Sheraton, Oro Verde, Hilton Colón, Marriot, Hampton Inn, Palace, Grand Hotel Guayaquil, Continental, City Plaza, and Wyndham.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start/opening time: At 2:30pm.
End/closing time: At 5:30pm.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Opening days/period: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Not included: Admission.
Others: We recommend to bring comfortable sports shoes, sunscreen, comfortable clothes, cap, glasses or sunglasses and enough memory in your digital camera.
Optional tickets and activities must be paid directly on spot.

Guayaquil Excursions & Tours - Guayaquil Panoramic City Tour & Santay Island
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours: Guayaquil, known as La Perla del Pacífico is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador. It has been a city with a great commercial tradition, and now it is betting on tourism, and it is developing as a national and international tourist destination being home of many international fairs and events.
It is a tour where you will visit some points of interest: Seminario Park, San Pedro cathedral, Palacio Municipal, Malecón Simon Bolívar, Hemiciclo de la Rotonda, Barrio tradicional las Peñas and Puerto Santa Ana.
Santay island has 2,174 hectares , is born the project " Restoration Generation and Green Areas for the city of Guayaquil - Guayaquil Ecológico ", to meet the commitment of the Government to ensure the adequacy of more green spaces for citizenship. It is a journey of three hours in which you can enjoy the flora and fauna of the green area.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up from hotels in Guayaquil City.
Start/opening time: 9am.
Duration: 4 hours.
End/closing time: 1pm.
Languages: English and Spanish.

Guayaquil Excursions & Tours - Hacienda Cacao with Lunch
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours: Tourists will be picked up at the hotel at the agreed time. After that will be moved to a ranch Cacao plantation where they will learn about the types of planting, a bit of history of the estate, will walk through the plantations and have the opportunity of making homemade chocolate. After the tour will receive a typical lunch made with ingredients from the farm. At the end of the tour visitors are transported back to their hotel.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at the hotel.
Duration: 7 hours.
Start/opening time: 9am.
-End/closing time: 4pm.
Languages: English and Spanish.

Guayaquil Excursions & Tours - Manglares Churute and Hacienda Cacao with lunch
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours: The tour begins visiting Churute The Mangroves Ecological Reserve. Located in the canton Naranjal, Guayas province 40 kilometers from the city of Guayaquil, this reserve is one of the most important in the country due to the amount of freshwater birds that inhabit the site. Upon reaching booking tourists do a canoe trip for 40 minutes in which they can visualize the formation of the largest in the Pacific coast of South America estuary. Then they perform a walk along the path of the Howlers. It is 1.4 kilometers walking through the tropical dry forest and you can see monkeys and birds native to the area. The tour is average.
After the visit to Mangroves Churute we went to a farm cocoa plantation where we will learn about the types of planting, a bit of history of the estate, will walk through the plantations and elaborate homemade chocolate. After the tour we expect the typical lunch made with ingredients from the farm.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
-End/closing time: At 5pm
Languages: Spanish and English.

Guayaquil Excursions & Tours - Puerto del Morro Tour, Dolphin Watching and Birth Island
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours: Tourists will be picked up at the hotel at the agreed time. After that will be transferred to the Puerto El Morro, located 9 km from the spa General Villamil-Beaches and 2 hours from Guayaquil. Despite being a small rural parish this town has kept over the years the secret of possessing extensive natural attractions where visitors can enjoy sightseeing, nature, customs and traditions of its people. It is a magical place that offers adventure and nature, and where you can enjoy the breeze of the estuary, watching dolphins dance and beauty of the mangrove.
Tourists will have the opportunity to go on tourist boats escorted by dolphins found in nature and unique wildlife in the world that cannot be missed to watch. After this you can visit the bird island which is a center for nesting, reproduction and permanent refuge for several species of birds such as pelicans, herons, gulls, blue-footed boobies, pintail, frigates and countless birds. The Bird Island has become a special attraction for ecological tourism, scientific, recreational and adventure. At the end of the tour visitors are transported back to their hotel in Guayaquil.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Start/opening time: At 9am.
-End/closing time: At 5pm
Languages: Spanish and English.

Available until 31 December 2017
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours - Salinas Beach Excursion
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours: Departure from the hotel in Guayaquil for an approximateley two hour drive, arrival at Salinas where you can enjoy a day of leisure at the beach, visit fishermen villages, a museum and the famous “Chocolatera”.
In the beach of Salinas you will find different ways to have fun and above all to be able to enjoy with family or with your friends.
You can find adventure tourism in Salinas and optionally hire different services like, boarding the banana, renting boats, jet skis.
The Chocolatera is the most outstanding point of South America in the Pacific, located inside the Naval Base of Salinas. In the Chocolatera currents converge, which raise the sand from the bottom and give the chocolate tone to the sea, hence its name. It offers a unique spectacle, full of color, since here are joined two marine currents that produce a clash of waves against the rocks and its waters are pierced by the intense rays of the sun, creating multiple rainbows.
Meeting/pick-up point: Regular bus services (SIB) leave and return only from the following hotels: Sheraton, Oro Verde, Hilton Colón, Marriot, Hampton Inn, Palace, Grand Hotel Guayaquil, Continental, City Plaza, Wyndham.
Duration: 8 hours.
Start/opening time: At 8am.
Opening days/period: Daily.
Languages: English and Spanish.
Dress code: Comfortable clothes and footwear, a cap and sunglasses.
Others: Additional tickets and activities must be paid for directly by the customers.
Services outside the city of Guayaquil, between 8pm and 6am, apply a 50% surcharge.

Guayaquil Excursions & Tours - Santay Island Tour
Guayaquil Excursions & Tours: Santay Island is an Ecuadorian island. It is located on the Guayas River 800 meters away from the city of Guayaquil and belongs to Durán. The area of the island comprises 2,179 hectares. Additional activities such as nature tourism (observation of fauna and flora), adventure tourism (hiking, cycling) and cultural and experiential activities.
Wearing comfortable clothes, using sun protection and, above all, being predisposed to respect nature, are the main recommendations when visiting Santay Island. From Tuesday there is the possibility of reaching this natural sanctuary on foot or by bicycle. With the opening of the pedestrian bridge, in El Oro and La Ría, in the south of Guayaquil, there has grown interest in knowing the island, located in front of the city and that belongs to the neighbouring Guayasense of Durán.
In this first phase of the Guayaquil Ecological Project, visitors can access the island, through a pedestrian bridge of 840 meters long, until the entrance to the island. The Ecoaldea is reached by a path of high walkers of 1.6 kilometres.
Meeting/pick-up point: Pick up at the hotel.
Start/opening time: 9am.
-End/closing time: 12pm.
Languages: English and Spanish.

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