Private Navigation through Mangroves forest/ Beach time/ Chocolate experience

8 hours
Pick-up offered
Free cancellation
1 - 12
Mobile ticket


THE PEREFCT COMBINATION FOR NATURE LOVERS on their way to the Galapagos islands
We will an IN DEPTH experiential tourism
While walking through the forest that surround the farm is an adventure the absolute quietude and peace of a pristine forest.
The Estuary ride on a motorised canoe is an experience beyond words with a wide variety of birds and learning the interaction of the mangroves with crabs and birds.
At the cacao farm we´ll sample approximately a dozen fruits harvested by ourselves right from the trees. And learn in absolute detail how chocolate is produced from the fresh fruit all the way to chocolate paste.
Our passionate team of guides and drivers only enhance this adventure further.


  • Lunch

What to expect

Minimum 3 participants are required.
The Gulf of Guayaquil full-day
all inclusive

The Gulf of Guayaquil is one of the few remaining mangroves forests that still survive in the world, with its remarkable importance for biodiversity and conservation.
It is located just 80 minutes from Guayaquil and is recognized as a paradise for bird-watching. This location has three attractions:
• ESTUARY ROUTE: A place where we enjoy the wildlife of the estuary. The mangrove ecosystem and its importance, the interaction between plants, crabs and birds. A place where we can see dozens of species of birds in their natural habitat.

• CERRO DEL MUERTO Birdwatching and Dry mountain climb This spot offers an opportunity for: A short trail walk up a rock will grant us the most awesome views, there´s a lagoon nearby where we have an interesting birds population OR
We can spend some time at the beach exploring the traditions of the local fishermen and also swimming for a while

• COCOA FARM: Witness the making of chocolate from cocoa beans and we will have a pleasant afternoon of experiential tourism. Enjoy a delicious traditional Ecuadorian food in a rustic cottage.
A traditional lunch included

Stop At:

• Guayaquil, Guayaquil, Guayas Province

Sample Menu

• Seco de gallina ( chicken stew ecuadorian recipe) - this is traditional chicken stew with local spices (not hot spices nor too spicy) this is a traditional every day meal in Ecuador
• Chocolate cake, or chocolate bars or chocolate bathed fresh fruits - Since this is s chocolate fram the dessert will be chocolate related
• Fresh tropical fruits directly from the tree to the mouth - We will walk through the farm harvesting and sampling a wide variety of tropical fruits. Paya mango pineapple and many others

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
March 2020

We spent a day touring with Eddie to a Cacao Plantation and to Guayaquil. This day was one of the highlights of our wonderful cruise through the Panama Canal. It was by far the best tour we took on our entire trip. We usually use private guides on our cruises, and Eddie is probably the best...

February 2020

Despite my very short notice (the evening before!), Eddie arranged a brilliant day trip for me to the Churute mangroves ecological reserve followed by a tour and lunch at a Cacao farm. Eddie was really professional and informative throughout. Eddie uses a dedicated driver so that he can focus on ...

Andrea W
March 2023

Eddi,ist ein toller und sehr netter Tourguide.Wir hatten einen traumhaft schönen Tag. Wir haben viel über die Natur Ecuadors gelernt und wahnsinnig viel gesehen.Eine besondere Überraschung, Eddi macht Fotos von der Tour und stellte sie uns in einer Cloud zur Verfügung. Ein rundum gelungener Tag, ...

April 2022

Experiencia estupenda, paisaje maravilloso y guia excepcional conoce a la perfección el territorio, es un máster de los pajaros, se nota que le encanta su trabajo. Tuvimos la suerte de tener un día despejado en los manglares y el paisaje era de pelicula. En el bosque pudimos ver y escuchar a mono...

March 2022

Excursión muy recomendable. Eduardo e un guía entusiasta y muy profesional que nos resolvió todas nuestras preguntas de una manera muy interesante y didáctica . Los paisajes que vimos fueron increíbles y pudimos comprobar la enorme diversidad de la naturaleza de Guayaquil. Mi agradecimiento tambi...

March 2022

Pasamos un día inolvidable con Eduardo. Un guía culto y simpático capaz de trasmitirnos el amor hacia su tierra. La hacienda de cacao auténtica.Nos recibieron como en su propia casa,con gran hospitalidad. Aprendimos muchísimo de la fauna y flora de esta maravillosa tierra.

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