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Guayaquil: The Jewel of The Pacific (4 Days)


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On this tour, you’ll visit Guayaquil and some of her parks, museums and famous areas. You’ll also visit a rural plantation where they grow cacao and bananas. Enjoy a meal at the farm. You will take a yacht tour of the Guayas River, that runs alongside the city.

This tour is similar to the Guayaquil & Beach tour – but without the Salinas (beaches) and shopping excursions.

Guayaquil: The Jewel of The Pacific (4 Days)

guayaquil-geografiaDay 1: Arrival in Guayaquil

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.Río-Guayas

Day 2: Guayaquil Full City Tour

Parque CentenarioBreakfast at the hotel.

Start your tour by visiting 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 visit Seminario Park (also known as Iguana Park) which is famous for its sun-bathing iguanas.

Our next stop will be at the Southern Market at Malecon 2000, to visit Integration Plaza and the artisan market. We’ll also visit 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.

Next, we’ll drive to Las Peñas, the old neighborhood where the city was born. It is 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: (1) the wildlife area that is home to animals such as deer, tapirs, monkeys and wild cats; (2) the urban zone that offers a reconstruction of life in Guayaquil during the 19th and early 20th centuries; and (3) 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 a working cacao plantation will introduce you to an industry more than 400 years old. Today 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 cacao 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: To Guayaquil Airport

Breakfast at the hotel.

Travel to your next travel segment (Galapagos, Cuenca, Quito or Amazon) or take your return flight home.

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