Gabriel Jose De Luque Y Benitez Pedro Moncayo 1031, Chile 512 y 10 de Agosto, , Aguirre y Andres Marin, , Av. Leopoldo Benitez y Av. Hno. Miguel, Cdla. Simon Bolivar Mz 2 villa 9, Cerca Aeropuerto Guayaquil, Garcia Aviles 101 y, P. Icaza, Boyaca 702 y Padre Solano, Cdla. Entrerios, Calle 7ma, #8 y Ave. Rio Guayas, Calle 7ma, #8 y Ave. Rio Guayas, Calle Numa Pompilio Llona S N, Ciudad del Rio - Puerto Santa Ana, Centro de la Ciudad, Calle Luque entre Pedro Moncayo y Av. Quito, , Kennedy Norte, Alberto Boorges y 1er Pasaje, Manabi 1016 entre L. Garaicoa y 6 de marzo, Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Guayaquil is the main port of the country and is considered one of the most important because its location and infrastructure provides facilities for international maritime trade. Guayaquil is situated on the river Guayas that is connected to the Pacific Ocean.
The Malecon is a historic city pillar, and since the beginning the city plays a major role in its development and beautification. The Malecon 2000 is one of the new magnets in the city which attracts thousands of people, especially on weekends. After, we continue to Las Peñas Neighborhood declared as a Cultural Heritage in 1982 and is situated surrounding the Cerro Santa Ana. Here you will obtain an amazing panoramic view on the city and the Guayas River. The neighborhood is a reminder of the 16th century colonial Guayaquil. It is the most traditional district, because every house has its own history. Important cultural and political figures lived in this neighborhood, including Ernesto "che" Guervara. Fishermen and sailors are the true characters of this city. The Seminario Park is located on the way back to the hotel. Exactly 300 years ago was this Park the heart of Colonial Guayaquil. It maintains a classical atmosphere that makes it so special. It is currently known as the Park of the iguanas, because of the lizards.
Finally, we go to Historical Park which is separated into three distinct sections, each tailor made to educate visitors on an important part of Ecuadorian history. The Wildlife Zone is home to plants and animals; the Urban Architecture Zone preserves historical turn-of-the-century buildings; and the Traditions Zone celebrates the cocoa-producing culture of the Ecuadorian coast.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability.
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Things to bring: Sun block, raincoat (or umbrella), camera, sun glasses.
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Christopher was the tour guide assigned to our group. He was young, energetic, and clearly in love with his country and his job. His enthusiasm shined throughout the day. And, what was offered as a five-hour tour turned into an eight-hour day, including a lunch stop (not included in the price of the tour) at one of the nicest restaurants in Guayaquil. It was a great first exposure to Guayaquil and Ecuador. Everyone in our group enjoyed the tour.
This private tour for 4 became a group of 8 when combined with a second foursome who had booked with a separate company. The second group, whose tour was 6 hours with lunch, paid 1/2 of what we paid Viator for a 5 hour tour without lunch. Despite being given the same tour as the second group, as well as a partial refund for the difference in price, we are disappointed in this experience and will exercise caution when booking with Viator in future.
Very enjoyable trip. Guide very friendly
In one day, we covered all of our spots Malecón 2000, Las Peñas, Cerro Santa Ana, and Mirador Cerro del Paraíso to name a few -and-we even added a ceviche stop as a bonus. Alejandro, our guide, was receptive, knowledgeable, and detail-oriented.
This was a good way to get a sense of the city and to to see the Historical Park, which is a definite treat. Not only were we able to see a lot of native wildlife -- part of it is like a zoo -- but also visit the traditional village as well as other dwellings from the past. One of the main historical buildings as well as the chapel brought to the park, unfortunately, were closed for a big wedding. We also walked the Malecón, but unfortunately our guide took us in the less interesting in retrospect direction: high-rise buildings designed by a group of Miami architects, housing offices and high-end hotels, rather empty-seeming. The opposite direction is the more interesting and peopled part. Because we spent so much time at the Historical Park, we only had time to look up Las Peñas. However, both the Malecón and Las Peñas, once introduced to, can be easily visited on one's own it's worth the almost-500 steps to the top of the lighthouse, for the breezes and the view the Malecón is also especially beautiful and lively at night.
We had Jaime as our driver/guide. Very polite, gentle and managed to speak English pretty well.
As we went on a Monday, we weren't able to tour the historical park but we did go to a crocodile park on an island and see most of the city. Our tour guide was AMAZING and very well informed. Car clean and ride smooth which is saying something for Guayaquil!.