Lorenzo de Garaicoa 1233 y Ballen, , Calle Velez 1021, , Rumichaca 1503, , Lorenzo de Garaycoa 933 y Velez, Baquerizo Moreno 902 y Junin, Hurtado 808, between Tulcan and Carchi, Garcia Aviles 101 y, P. Icaza, Boyaca 1615, Clemente Ballen, Clemente Ballen 406, Between Chile & Chimborazo, Gabriel Jose De Luque Y Benitez Pedro Moncayo 1031, Manuel Galecio 1225 y Avda Del Ejercito, Guayaquil, Ecuador
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This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Reserva Ecologica Manglares Churute, Guayaquil Ecuador
Near Guayaquil we will visit the Churute Mangroves Ecological Reserve. It is one of the most important sites of the reserve due to the amount of freshwater birds that inhabit the site. We make a tour by canoe for 40 minutes in which we visualize the formation of the largest in the Pacific coast of South America estuary. Then we will walk 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. Mangroves are considered as an important Ramsar site located in the canton Naranjal, Guayas province 40 kilometers from the city of Guayaquil.
Duration: 4 hours
Stop At: Naranjal, Naranjal, Guayas Province
After the visit to Mangroves Churute we headed to a cocoa plantation Hacienda. Learn the types of planting, a bit of history of the estate, will walk through the plantations and elaborate homemade chocolate with the same seed that you collect. After the tour expect a traditional ecuadorian lunch made with ingredients from the farm. Later you will go back to Guayaquil.
Duration: 3 hours
Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Dress code is sporty and confortable shoes.
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide.
A mosquito repellent its recommended.
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.
Face masks required for travelers in public areas.
Face masks required for guides in public areas.
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas.
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
There were certainly some highlights to the day but unfortunately some significant downsides. First, when we called to confirm pick/up time, we were told the guide was coming an hour earlier than scheduled (which fortunately they were able to change. Second, we had paid for a full-day tour for 6 adults and they had us down for a half-day tour - which also got changed. The guide arrived driving a car that was not big enough for six adults who would be in the car for over 2 hours(had a small folding 3rd seat). Unfortunately, nothing could be done about that. The boat ride that was scheduled thru the mangroves didn’t happen because the boat never showed up after waiting a LONG time. On the upside, we did enjoy our walk through the Churute reserve and the cacao farm tour.