DAY TRIPS FROM GUAYAQUIL

Land tour, Ecuador

Overview

Ecuador’s largest city and seaport has been revitalized and its crown jewel is the Malecon 2000, a two-mile pedestrian walkway along the Guayas River with botanical museums, cafes and shops. All private tours depart and end from your hotel and include a private car, driver, and an English-speaking guide.

The tour starts alone the city’s main avenues featuring tile sculptures and artwork, pass by Centennial Park, the first fire station and Masonic temple from the 20th Century. Next stop is at the Iguanas Park, a popular site amongst locals. Stoll along Malecon 2000 and see the Moorish Tower.We stop at Las Penas and Santa Ana Hill, the centuries old neighborhood where restored homes line narrow streets

Located in Samborondon, adjacent to Hotel del Parque, the Historical Park recreates Guayaquil’s past through its history and culture. Here you will find a wildlife park with the flora and fauna that once populated the area.A historic zone recreates architecture and traditions from the early 1900sand celebrates the indigenous cultures. Closed Monday and Tuesday.

One of the largest indigenous markets in South America, Otavalo is a sensory feast of alpaca sweaters, ponchos and woven tapestries. The local people maintain their ethnic identity wearing traditional blue ponchos and speaking Quichua, their native language. Drive north through dramatic mountain landscapes dotted with small villages, churches, and blue lakes.Stop at the Quisato sundial, a monument to Mitad del Mundo and an authentic produce market. Lunch is at a local hacienda, and afterward we visit the homes and workshops of local weavers in the craft village of SanPablo who reveal secrets of ancient textile and musical techniques.

Optional addition: visit the pyramids of Cochasqui instead of the artisan village.

Travel through spectacular scenery where 11 massive, snow-covered peaks overlook rivers, small villages, and terraced farmlands. Drive south along the stunning Avenue of the Volcanoes, a nickname bestowed byAlexander Von Humboldt, the German scientist who came to Ecuador in the 18th Century. Walk around Cotopaxi National Park, named for its perfectly cone-shaped volcano, one of the highest active volcano in the world at 5900 meters, home to Andean Condor and high-altitude birds such as the Punta Hawk.

Optional addition: visit the Salitre pre-Inca ruins and the beautiful Laguna Limpiopungo.

Rates

Rates are per person and are based on the total number of guests:

#of guests1234-78-1111-1216+
GUAYAQUIL TRANSFER$72$40$40$40$32$27$26
TOUR OF GUAYAQUIL$151$82$76$72$48$40$36
GUAYAQUIL &HISTORICAL PARK $160$158$140$104$84$76

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Private transportation with a driver and an English-speaking guide from the airport to the hotel or vice versa with assistance in the airport upon arrival or departure. After clearing customs and migration, you will meet your guide at the arrival’s hall holding a sign board with your name on it. Your guide will escort you to a private vehicle and transfer you to your hotel where you receive check-in assistance.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Payment:
Due 60 days prior to departure.

Cancellations:
Cancellation received 60 days or more prior to departure will incur a service charge of $50 per person. Cancellations received 59 or less days prior to arrival are subject to full forfeiture.

 

In case of a no-show transfer, due to flight cancelation of delay, no refund will be provided. If delayed flights are notified less than 5 hours prior to the flight ETA/ ETD full charges will apply. The service can be rescheduled at an additional charge. If delayed flights are notified more than 5 hours prior to the ETA/ ETD the service will be automatically rescheduled with no extra charge.

 
Changes may be unavoidable due to circumstances amounting to force majeure or similar reasons beyond our control, delays in departures on airlines caused by technical problems, weather conditions, overbooking or closure of a hotel, decisions by State Governments or tourist organizations, altering the itinerary due to a local situation; strikes, landslides, places of visit closed or not available at the last minute, bad road conditions. In such cases, we will offer comparable alternative arrangements. If any of the circumstances listed above occur during the course of the tour, we reserve the right to alter the scheduled itinerary accordingly.

 

No refunds will be issued for any unused portion of travel that the client cancels of changes during the holiday or within the 59 days prior to the date the service is due.