Discover Guayaquil: Nature, Wildlife & Culture with Calvin

Your TourHero

Calvin

Hello, my name is Calvin. I'm 21 and I'm an avid traveler with a love for adventure and exploration. I love immersive trips that allow me to interact with nature. I also like to experience different cultures. Join me on this adventure to Guayaquil and I'm sure we'll have an awesome time together!

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Jul 5 - 9, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 15

Transportation

Van, bicycle, boat

Tour Price

USD 550
/ person
Interest-free installments starting
USD 49 / month
18 people interested
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Age range

18 – 30

Travel interest

Nature, wildlife, animals, hiking, exploring the wild, eco-activities

Your Local Guide

Guide - Andando Tours

With over 40 years of experience as a tour operator in the Galapagos and Ecuador, Andando Tours is equipped with the expertise and extended travel knowledge about the fantastic destinations offered in their itineraries, delivering first-hand experiences and recommendations for an unforgettable journey. Each trip is designed to allow travelers to experience authentic locations in Ecuador in a safe, immersive, and experiential way. Let the passionate guides of Andando Tours take care of all the nitty gritty details for you — all you need to do is enjoy your inspirational journey through Ecuador.

This was one of the best holidays I've ever had. While I was very reluctant to join a tour, it was simply awesome. Eduardo, our guide, is an absolute legend when it comes to his knowledge and passion about the environment. You will not regret this one bit. It's a trip of a lifetime. Go with the flow and enjoy every minute of it.

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Joseph Michael

Punctual and informative tour guide Louis from Andando. Took us around all the sights around Quito. Very knowledgeable guide took us around Quito, to the Equator and to Catopaxi. We felt we learnt a lot and managed to see most of the sights. Felt safe throughout.

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Rosekzyz

Andando Tours was very helpful in setting up a last-minute tour to the Galapagos, and also had some great information about the different islands. Great communication throughout as well. Highly recommended.

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Christi Spak
Ecuador>Discover Guayaquil: Nature, Wildlife & Culture with Calvin

Adventure off the beaten path with a five-day trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador. We’ll explore the jungle, see various forms of wildlife in their natural habitat, learn about the history of the area, and eat some stellar food along the way. With excursions during the day and free time to explore the city by night, you’ll have the best of both worlds on this South American journey.

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Calvin

Hello, my name is Calvin. I'm 21 and I'm an avid traveler with a love for adventure and exploration. I love immersive trips that allow me to interact with nature. I also like to experience different cultures. Join me on this adventure to Guayaquil and I'm sure we'll have an awesome time together!

Duration

5 days · 4 nights

Travel Date

Jul 5 - 9, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

6 – 15

Transportation

Van, bicycle, boat

Ecuador>Discover Guayaquil: Nature, Wildlife & Culture with Calvin

Adventure off the beaten path with a five-day trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador. We’ll explore the jungle, see various forms of wildlife in their natural habitat, learn about the history of the area, and eat some stellar food along the way. With excursions during the day and free time to explore the city by night, you’ll have the best of both worlds on this South American journey.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Guayaquil
  • Arrive in Guayaquil
  • Transfer from airport to accommodation
  • Check-in at El Manso (or similar according to availability)
  • Welcome dinner and icebreaker
  • Day 2 · Guayaquil
  • Breakfast
  • Guayaquil bike tour
  • Lunch and dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 3 · Guayaquil
  • Breakfast
  • Boat trip to Puerto El Morro (lunch included)
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 4 · Guayaquil
  • Breakfast
  • Monkeys, mangroves, and chocolate adventure (lunch included)
  • Dinner (not included in price)
  • Day 5 · Departure
  • Breakfast and check out of accommodation
  • Transfer from accommodation to airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Guayaquil, Ecuador – a place to explore incredible art, great food, and beautiful jungles

Welcome to Guayaquil, Ecuador’s colorful port city that’s known as the gateway to beautiful Pacific beaches and the famous Galapagos Islands. Downtown houses, cafes, art galleries, and a plethora of history you’ll learn about on this trip. Stop by the Plaza Guayarte for street art and great food, walk the boardwalk along the shoreline, relax in one of the many beautiful parks, and stop by Captain Morgan’s pirate ship for a few pics. After you get checked in at the hostel, wander the streets until it’s time for our welcome dinner to get acquainted with the group and kick off the journey with some stellar Ecuadorian food.

Day 2

Explore rural Guayaquil on a guided bike tour

Good morning! After a hearty breakfast at the hostel, we’ll embark on a group biking tour and make our way through the Dalí countryside. We’ll stop at the Sanctuary of Santa Narcisa de Jesús and head out to the rice paddies, the heart of Daule’s economy. We’ll ride off the beaten path until we get to El Cerrito for more pristine vistas and end our tour with a walk along the boardwalk of the Daule River. After an invigorating ride, enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city and check out all the innovative gastronomy in the area.

Day 3

Take a trip to Puerto El Morro and hang with the dolphins

Rise and shine, travelers! Today, we head to Puerto El Morro by boat to explore the idyllic mangroves for birdwatching and the chance to see bottlenosed dolphins known as bufeos. Take all the pictures you can on this educational boat ride where we’ll learn about the history of the area and the wildlife that resides there. After a stellar lunch, we’ll get up close and personal with the local dolphins in their natural habitat then head back to the city to freshen up at the hostel and hit the town for dinner, drinks, and good vibes with the group.

Day 4

Discover the biodiversity of Ecuador with a trip to a nature reserve and cocoa plantation

After a restful sleep, get ready to explore the jungles of Guayaquil on a nature reserve tour featuring incredible wildlife encounters of all kinds and a local guide who will teach you about Ecuador’s flora and fauna. After a thrilling trek through the lush trees, we’ll head to a cocoa plantation to learn the ins and outs of making chocolate. Breathe in the delicious aroma that fills the air, as you get to experience the production process. From here, we’ll head back to the city so the group can have one final night out before heading home.

Day 5

Leave the jungles of Guayaquil for another adventure

After one last meal, it’s time to hit the road. We hope you had a stellar trip eating your way through the city and exploring the jungles of Ecuador. Take your transfer to the airport, and whether you’re headed home or on your next adventure, safe travels to all!

Accommodation

  • El Manso

    El Manso is an eco-friendly hostel that aims to connect travelers with the culture of the area and like-minded individuals. Drop your bags in the dorms and enjoy the hostel’s terrace, authentic Ecuadorian restaurant, and its prime location in the heart of Guayaquil. With live music, dance lessons, art shows, and cultural excursions, you’ll never get bored on this South American getaway. Room type: Multiple occupancy.

Included

  • 4 nights in El Manso (or similar)
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • Airport/hotel transfers
  • Excursion transfers
  • All breakfasts
  • Welcome dinner
  • Guayaquil bike tour (equipment and bottled water included)
  • Puerto El Morro excursion (lunch included)
  • Monkeys, mangroves, and chocolate adventure (lunch included)
  • 24/7 guest support

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal expenses not stipulated
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

COVID-19 guarantee

We know many of you are yearning to travel, but also want to do it in a safe and enjoyable way.

To ensure your wellbeing, we’re working with each of our partners to ensure that exhaustive precautionary health and safety measures are in place. This includes reducing group sizes, incorporating more outdoor adventures, and closely monitoring the spread on the ground.

At the same time, we also know that this is a holiday for you and that you want to experience the best of each location, with minimal inconvenience. We’re confident that each of our trips will be both safe and enjoyable, but if we cannot keep to either of those promises, we will defer or cancel the trip if necessary and gladly issue you credit for a future tour to be used towards any tour within 2 years.

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a credit towards a future trip. You will receive a credit equivalent to 100% of your trip payment to be used anytime within the next 2 years from the date the credit note is issued.

A full credit will also be issued if the tour is canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions (see our COVID-19 guarantee on the tour itinerary page). We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 550
Per person