The tour begins in the morning with our guide picking you up from your hotel where you will begin the first leg of the tour, Plaza del Centenario opened on the 9th of October 1920. Here you will see an impressive monument, called “La Columna de los Próceres” that pays tribute to the heroes of the “Gesta libertaria” on 1820 that marked the Independence.
A brief stop by Parque Seminario better known as Parque de las iguanas or Iguana Park where you will see a monument of Simón Bolívar and a wide variety of iguanas. A very popular site is “The Cathedral” constructed in 1924 by Francisco Xavier de Garaicoa who was named the first bishop of Guayaquil.
We’ll continue the tour with a visit to the city, walking through the Malecon 2000 and Las Peñas neighborhood, walking through this place will take you back in time, with its narrow streets and colorful and historic houses which played home to many distinguished people that represented the political and cultural side of the country. This neighborhood has maintained its colonial charm through time even though the surrounding areas have evolved with the time.
Finally we will climb the steps of Cerro Santa Ana, where you will enjoy a stunning view from atop Cerro Santa Ana and be able to see the city of Guayaquil down below, as well as the Daule and Babahoyo rivers that flow into the great Guayas River.
After a traditional Ecuadorian lunch we will head to Parque Histórico Guayaquil an historical area that revives the charm of the past. Arose at the end of the colonial era and the start of the republic. At the park you will enjoy an area that is Spread out over almost a mile. Known as the zone of vida silvestre where you can observe a wide veriety of different plants and animals typical to the Ecuadorian coast. In the evening we will return to the hotel.
Highlights / Facts
This tour is private. You get personalized attention all over the tour; as well as a flexible itinerary and schedules to include you all of the most important must-see sights and activities with professional drivers and modern transportation with AC.
You can also take individual tours to: city tour and laguna park, city tour; historic park and botanical garden, Manglares Churute with a visit to a cacao hacienda, hacienda el Castillo with city tour, El Morro Port and bird island.
Duration: 6 hours
Type of service: Private
Historic Park only opens from Wednesday to Sunday
The rate includes:
- Private transportation with an English – Spanish speaking guide.
- Meals & Drinks
- Alcoholic beverages
- Entrance fees to churches, museum, archeological sites, national parks or tourist attractions
- Optional activities
- Personal expenses
- Medical and Travel Insurance