Guayaquil - Best Tours & Trips 2019

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A modern, progressive, and vibrant city, Guayaquil, the “Pearl of the Pacific”, has worked hard to improve its tourist infrastructure, becoming one of Ecuador’s top destinations, as well as one of the top destinations in South America.
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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
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Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
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Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
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Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Ecuador Adventure & Highlights | Mágico Ecuador

17 days
$ 158 / day
$ 2,690
From : $ 3,632
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit the “San Juan Mirador” you will have a beautiful view of The Colonial Center of Quito
  • Explore Teleférico, one of the best ways to enjoy the city with views of beautiful valleys
  • Visit the town of Tigua, famous for its naive paintings
  • Opportunity to visit the hotsprings
  • Visit in the “Parque Histórico”, which was created through the initiative of the Central Bank of Ecuador
  • Visit Montecristi, this village is internationally renowned for the high quality
Visits:
Andes Mountains, Cotopaxi, Cuenca, Guayaquil, Otavalo, Quito, Ecuador
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A Galapagos Island Tour

Lost World Adventures
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
11 days
$ 558 / day
$ 6,139
From : $ 8,288
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Discover Quito
  • Explore Galapagos see the fascinating wild Galapagos Tortoises.
  • Visit a memorable Fernandina Island
  • Drive through Rábida Island which is unique because of it's red color rocks and sand
  • Visit beautiful Bartolome Island is situated across Sullivan Bay
  • Explore Guayaquil
Visits:
Galapagos, Guayaquil, Isabela Island, Isla Santiago, Otavalo, Quito, Ecuador
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Galapagos Family Travel

ROW Adventures
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 554 / day
$ 4,990
From : $ 6,737
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Explore the galapagos islands
  • Kayak to a beautiful beach then take the catamaran to kicker rock, this is an amazing day of snorkelling
  • Hike of isabela’s sierra negra
  • Visit los tuneles and snorkel
  • A two and a half hour boat ride to santa cruz island
  • Visit bachas chicas for another opportunity to snorkel with multicolor fishes and nesting pelicans
Visits:
Galapagos, Guayaquil, Isabela Island, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
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Galapagos Unbound

ROW Adventures
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 499 / day
$ 4,990
From : $ 6,138
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Explore Galapagos Islands which is a top nature spot in the world
  • Experiencing camping in the island of Galapagos not the usual of just touring it with cruise
  • Get up close and personal with both the local people and the wildlife
  • Visit sites that are not on the main tourist routes
  • Play in the water with sea lions
  • Get within a few feet of blue footed boobies, marine iguanas and the giant Galapagos tortoises
  • Watch pelicans and boobies dive for fish
  • Snorkel in transparent water rich with sea-life and even swim with sharks, if you dare.
Visits:
Galapagos, Guayaquil, Isabela Island, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
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Jungle, Highlands and Islands

Lost World Adventures
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
14 days
$ 584 / day
$ 8,175
From : $ 9,320
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Explore Quito
  • Visit Napo Wildlife Center
  • Discover Galapagos an impressive cliffs of Buccaneer Cove
  • Drive through Genovesa Island very interesting panga ride along the cliffs.
  • Experience hiking in the El Cajas National Park
  • Visit renowned market of Otavalo
Visits:
Andes Mountains, Cuenca, Galapagos, Guayaquil, Isla Santa Fe, Otavalo, Quito, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
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Galapagos, Otavalo & Amazon Tour

ROW Adventures
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
11 days
$ 464 / day
$ 5,100
From : $ 6,273
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Explore Galapagos Amazon tour is an active trip that immerses you in the highlights of the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon rainforest.
  • Kayak, snorkel and hike, all under your own power.   
  • This unique land-based program gets you away from the crowds to places few others see.
  • Visit four small towns in the Galapagos Islands.
  • Your journey is accompanied by the howls of monkeys and songs of birds. 
  • Explore small lakes, lagoons, rivers.
Visits:
Amazon Rainforest, Galapagos, Guayaquil, Otavalo, Quito, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
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A Dive Into Nature Tour

Lost World Adventures
Premier
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14 days
$ 507 / day
$ 7,094
From : $ 8,087
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Visit the renowned market of the Otavalo Indian, industrious makers of the handicrafts
  • Explore Cuenca
  • Experience hiking in the El Cajas National Park, located on the high Andean paramo
  • Explore impressive James Island
  • Drive through Bartolomé Island (dry landing) for a hike to the summit
  • Discover Quito
Visits:
Amazon Rainforest, Cotopaxi, Cuenca, Galapagos, Guayaquil, Isabela Island, Isla Santa Fe, Otavalo, Quito, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
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Galapagos Kayaking Expedition

ROW Adventures
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 554 / day
$ 4,990
From : $ 6,737
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Experience the wildlife of the Galapagos Islands than on one of our land-based Galapagos tours. 
  • Enjoy this tour, you kayak almost every day, starting with shorter paddles, building up to two full days of paddling while moving from one camp to another on the island of San Cristobal. 
  • If kayaking is your passion, you are sure to love this tour which is limited to just 8 guests giving you a more intimate experience on the islands. 
  • Join in the fun as we set up camp each day, spend our nights falling asleep to the sounds of ocean waves, and wake up under the magical Galapagos sky.
  • Explore Santa Cruz to a private farm to see the giant Galapagos tortoise. 
Visits:
Galapagos, Guayaquil, Quito, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
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Galapagos by Kayak

ROW Sea Kayak Adventures
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
9 days
$ 554 / day
$ 4,990
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
Highlights
  • Explore Galapagos is all about wildlife. A wild menagerie of remarkable animals thrives on these remote islands, scattered nearly 700 miles (1000 km) off the coast of Ecuador. The seclusion of this archipelago honed the development of unique animals, untouched and unafraid of human civilization.
  • See though the Galapagos now allows a limited number of visitors to its enchanted shores, careful habitat-management preserves this charmed ecosystem. The beauty of a sea kayak as a vessel for wildlife viewing lies in its non-intrusive, eco-friendly presence.
  • Exoerience this 8-day itinerary, live the wonders of the Galapagos by getting down to sea level in this exquisite marine environment. Giant tortoises, iguanas, blue-footed-boobies, and Darwin’s finches delight on island reaches, while penguins, sea lions, and an endless palette of underwater life beckon from the surf in this "Bucket List" adventure.
  • The “up-close-and-personal” nature of this itinerary allows for 5 nights spent camping on the beach on two different islands, and plenty of time on the water for paddling.
  • You’ll also enjoy the classic Galapagos highlights, like a visit to the wild tortoises farm and volcanic lava tunnels, with ample time to explore beautiful and fascinating beaches as well as the pockets of interesting animal populations that make the Galapagos unique. Finally, no Galapagos trip is
Visits:
Galapagos, Giant tortoise reserve, Guayaquil, Quito, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
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Ecuador in Depth | Diversity & Traditions

28 days
$ 235 / day
$ 6,580
From : $ 8,883
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit the “San Juan Mirador” you will have a beautiful view of The Colonial Center of Quito
  • Explore Teleférico,  one of the best ways to enjoy the city with views of beautiful valleys
  • Enjoy your visit to the Antisana Volcano
  • Drive into the hacienda and visiting the wetlands
  • Visit the complex of Nambillo waterfalls
  • Visit the parrot-clay lick at Yasuní National Park
  • Visit the town of Tigua, famous for its naive paintings
  • Discover  the town of Chordeleg, famous for its hand crafted straw plant hats and silver
  • Explore the “Parque Histórico de Guayaquil” which has a collection of over 50 birds
Visits:
Amazon Rainforest, Andes Mountains, Cuenca, Galapagos, Guayaquil, Isabela Island, Isla Baltra, Isla Bartolome, Isla Santa Fe, Otavalo, Quito, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
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Galapagos Islands Multisport

ROW Sea Kayak Adventures
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 499 / day
$ 4,990
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Explore Quito
  • Explore, Kayak & SUP Board Isabela Island
  • Visit to the Tortoise Breeding Center
  • Visit Garrapatero
Visits:
Galapagos, Guayaquil, Isabela Island, Quito, San Cristobal, Santa Cruz Island, Ecuador
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Ecuador Adventure | Exploring Ecuador

12 days
$ 171 / day
$ 2,050
From : $ 2,768
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit the town of Chordeleg, famous for its hand crafted straw plant hats and silver
  • Drive to Cajas National Park, which is located 30km east of Cuenca
  • Explore Cuenca City 
  • Tour to Alausí, just less than 100km (62 miles), beautiful old town with one hundred houses
  • Discover Guayaquil City
Visits:
Andes Mountains, Cuenca, Guayaquil, Otavalo, Quito, Santo Domingo, Ecuador
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Best Of Ecuador

Indus Travels
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9 days
$ 200 / day
$ 1,799
From : $ 2,429
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Join an expert local guide for a tour of Quito, Ecuador’s exciting capital city
  • Stroll through the world famous indigenous market in Otavalo
  • Relax amid stunning views in the magical Papallacta Hot Springs
  • Explore the incredible Amazon rainforest with a naturalist guide
  • Tour the vibrant and picturesque city of Guayaquil
Visits:
Guayaquil, Otavalo, Quito, Ecuador
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Amazon to the Galápagos: The Complete Ecuador Ex ...

Road Scholar
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Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
17 days
$ 379 / day
$ 6,449
From : $ 8,504
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Surrounded by breathtaking volcanoes in the highland town of Otavalo, experience its famed textile market
  • Deep in the Amazon, view brightly colored parrots as they make their morning pilgrimage to the clay lick at Yasuni National Park
  • Encounter the exotic animals that made the Galápagos famous including Blue-footed Boobies, Darwin finches and marine iguanas
Visits:
Cuenca, Galapagos, Guayaquil, Isabela Island, Otavalo, Quito, Ecuador
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Best of Ecuador & Galapagos Cruise

Indus Travels
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12 days
$ 300 / day
$ 3,599
From : $ 4,859
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Explore Ecuador’s capital city, Quito, with an expert local guide
  • Unwind in the High Andes in the magical Papallacta Hot Springs
  • See the incredible flora and fauna of the Amazon rainforest with a naturalist guide
  • Sail around the Galapagos islands for an unparalleled view of these spectacular islands
  • Get your camera ready for the incredible wildlife viewing opportunities on the Galapagos
Visits:
Galapagos, Guayaquil, Otavalo, Quito, Ecuador
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Exploring the extensive Historical Park and enjoying each hidden gem within this unique area

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Guayaquil Trip Reviews

142 Guayaquil Tour Reviews - Summary 100% Recommend

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Excellent 110
Great 31
Average 1
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4.8
Activities
4.8
Lodging
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Transportation
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Meals
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2 Amazing weeks in Ecuador

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

When I arrived in Quito I had 3 options for my trips and I found out Latin Adventures the best.
They have Tours in the different areas of Ecuador ( Volcanos, The mountains, Jungle, Hot springs, the beach, etc....
I'm very thankful to these guys because they helped me a lot planning all my schedule for 2 weeks.
They were always on time, good places and prices, good cars, tasty meals, very nice staff, etc.

I highly recommended this Agency in the Old Town Quito, go to Ecuador and enjoy it.
Gracias

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Operator Latin Adventures

Really loved Ecuador.

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

really loved Ecuador.  The trip was wonderful and a really good value. Thanks for all of your help in helping us add the extra days.  The hikes in the cloud forest and the birds we saw were just amazing.

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Operator Indus Travels

Andes to Amazon

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

This was an excellent introduction to this very diverse country, including different landscapes, culture and wildlife.
There were many highlights, including seeing a variety of birds and wildlife in both the cloud forest and the Amazon basin, visiting local markets and learning about indigenous communities. The walks at Cuicocha and Cajas National Park were both excellent (and we were lucky with the weather!).

Fabian was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Service in some hotels / restaurants in Ecuador can be variable and he quickly resolved any difficulties when these arose.

Take plenty of sunscreen and insect repellent. Pack layers of clothing as the temperatures across the trip vary greatly. If you are taking dollars, make sure they are in small denominations, as changing $50 dollar notes is very difficult.

I really enjoyed this trip and would not hesitate to recommend it.

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Operator Exodus Travels

As a lone traveller I was worried about travelling South America. I realised from the moment I arrived at SA that I had no need to worry. Someone was there to meet me at the airport and from there in I had i clear instructions on the plan and when and where to meet everyone. Not at any point did I feel worried. I enjoyed every second of my trip.

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

I have enjoyed every second of my trip with G adventures. It is hard to explain to anyone just how great my experience was. I could only recommend that they book the trip and see for themselves. It was the perfect trip. There is no recommendations I could make to improve the trip. Although it was very tiring, I woke up each and every morning excited for the day ahead. Every member of the team I met through Gadventures were friendly and helpful. I'm already seeking a new adventure with them.

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Operator G Adventures

Andes to Amazon

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 4.0
  • Meals 4.0

A good tour with a variety of landscapes, flora and fauna to see, as well as opportunity to see how some of the natives make a living.
Something not planned but since Tungurahua erupted while we were in Banos we were able to spend some time on the hillside opposite watching the show it put on, and listening / watching it from the hacienda that night.

Pablo is an enthusiastic ambassador for his country with a strong sense of humour and willing to encourage tour groups of all ages to retire to Ecuador.

There are parts of the tour where it is hot, and parts where it is cold - take layers (as many as four of five unless you don't feel the cold very much) and keep them with you on days outside the jungle and the coast.
Have a smaller, waterproof bag to take a couple of days clothing to the jungle lodge instead of your entire luggage.
Be aware that while it won't necessarily rain, it can - hard. Prepare accordingly.

Don't expect the same standard of accommodation everywhere, but all have character and some may surprise you.....

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Operator Exodus Travels

It was a great experience with great guides

4.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 4.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
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Guayaquil Tours and Travel Guide

Guayaquil Attractions & Landmarks Guide

A modern, progressive, and vibrant city, Guayaquil, the “Pearl of the Pacific”, has worked hard to improve its tourist infrastructure, becoming one of Ecuador’s top tour destinations, as well as one of the top destinations in South America.

The city is full of incredible art, museums, cuisine - both modern and traditional - history, and carefully maintained green spaces which allow for the diverse native birds and other wildlife to live within the city.

This is the largest city in Ecuador, situated in the country’s south west. It is the heartbeat of Ecuador - an essential port city known as the Gateway to the Pacific. Guayaquil has been instrumental in Ecuador’s development and growth. Don’t pass up a chance to visit this exciting and historic city!  

A Chocolate Legacy

One thing, visitors will be interested to learn while exploring G, is the city’s extensive history with chocolate, also called “cacao”. Guayaquil earned the nickname “Chocolate City” over a period of 150 years after it became the world’s first port for exporting cacao.

Since the 1800s, Ecuador has been exporting this fine product, which over the years has garnered a much deserved reputation for being of the most excellent quality. This has led to a specific class designation known as “Arriba Cocoa”. This label indicates the chocolate is officially from a specific bean grown in a micro region in Ecuador, which in turn is an indicator of its quality and taste.

Much like wine, true chocolate’s character has almost every to do with where it’s grown. This fact, first and foremost dictates how it is made. As the harvesting and production process continues, other decisions are made that influence taste, but it starts with the soil.

Guayaquil’s positioning as a port city made it a powerful and important center of commerce for numerous products, but chocolate has been one of the most important since the early 19th century.

Spain’s conquistadors held coveted knowledge of the product and its qualities for nearly two centuries before the rest of the world finally tasted it as well. For over one hundred years, until the Stock Market Crash in 1929, after which the industry had great difficulty finding its feet again.

Today, the industry is once again thriving, but had been missing a key component until very recently: tourism. For some reason, chocolate tours had not been a focus for Ecuador tourism, and it’s just beginning to build this infrastructure. Many of these tours are led from Guayaquil, the original chocolate city, where you can also taste Ecuador’s many chocolate varieties.

Top things to do in Guayaquil

Guayaquil is not only historic, it’s also beautiful, walkable and fun! Allow a few days here to absorb all it has to offer, both within the city and in the surrounding area.

1. Archaeology Museum (Municipal Museum)At the center of the city, the Municipal Museum in Guayaquil is one of the most comprehensive archaeological museums in South America. With the more famous Inca legacy of Peru, it can be easy to forget that modern day Ecuador was also an important and essential Inca stronghold.  

2. Historical ParkThis unique attraction was built in 1997, in effort to convey a historically accurate portrait of old Guayaquil. One of the best parts of this park is the wildlife area, which is home to hundreds of indigenous species, many of which are endangered. Here they are protected, and visitors can observe them up close as they walk through the beautiful space.

3. WaterfrontThe Guayaquil waterfront is the perfect place to relax and meander - taking a break from active sightseeing. You may also see the Waterfront called Malecon 2000, which is the official name of the urban renewal project that led to the spectacular boardwalk along the Guayas River.

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