Day 1: Arrival in Guayaquil
AM OR PM
Transfer in to Oro Verde Hotel or similar.
At night we will take you on a yatch tour by the Guayas River, where you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city at night. After dinner, transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Guayaquil Full City Tour
Breakfast at the hotel.
Start your tour visit the city starting with Centennial Park on 9 de Octubre Avenue. Continue along this avenue to see how the city has been renovated, past the first fire station, the Masonic temple and some buildings from the beginning of the 20th century.
Opposite the Cathedral you can go into Seminario Park, also known as Iguana Park, which is famous for its iguanas lounging in the sunshine. Our next stop will be at the Southern Market at Malecon 2000, to visit Integration Plaza and the artisan market, the Union Club and the first fort in Guayaquil, where a statue of Jose Joaquin de Olmedo (first mayor of Guayaquil ) stands in front of the Guayas River.
The tour continues along Malecon Simon Bolivar to our next stop: Civic Plaza, where you can visit the Moorish Tower, City Hall and the Rotonda monument. Continue by car to Las Peñas, the old neighborhood where the city was born, located at the foot of Santa Ana Hill. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
Afterwards continue to Guayaquil's Historical Park, a project aimed at recapturing the culture and traditions of the coastal area. The park has three areas: the wildlife area that is home to animals such as deer, tapirs, monkeys and wild cats; the urban zone that offers a reconstruction of life in Guayaquil during the 19th and early 20th centuries; and the traditional area that features gardens, a farmhouse, a handicraft center and rural architecture.
Transfer to the hotel.
Day 3: The Countryside Farms
Breakfast at the hotel.
A visit to learn more about Ecuador and its people that have been involved in cacao for more than 400 years. Nowadays, the cocoa bean continues to influence the lifestyle of thousands of Ecuadorians.
We will travel through the countryside of the coastal region, discovering the secrets of cocoa and banana plantations, from the harvest to the exportation process.
We will stop for a country style lunch, where you can taste the typical food of the region. Additional activities such as horseback riding are available at the haciendas.
Back to the hotel.
Day 4: End of the services or the beginning of your next adventure: Galapagos, the other regions of Ecuador or Peru.
Breakfast at the Hotel.
Transfer out if needed.