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“Manglares Churute” Ecological Reserve is located only at 50 kilometers from Guayaquil. It contains 38000 square meters of mangroves and 12000 square meters of forest. It is one of the most important mangrove reserves of the country. At 8h00 AM your naturalist guide will pick you up in your hotel. During the one hour ride, you will observe banana plantations, cacao beans and sugar canes on both sides of the road. Upon arrival, you will keep on driving through a second order road. You can observe tropical dry forest birds and the vast country side. Later you will board the motor canoe that will take you to the river mouths. During the navigation you will observe some crab catchers, fishermen and several species of birds.

At mid day you will trek in the Hauler trail. You will enjoy tropical forest, birds, and if you are lucky you will see the Hauler monkeyA typical lunch will be served at the Cacao farm where you will learn all the cacao and chocolate process. 

Manglares Churute

Manglares Churute


Note: All hours are approximate except for starting time.

Schedule Itinerary
08:00 Pick-up at hotel in Guayaquil
09:00 Arrival at the registration office and board the motor canoe
09:30 Fluvial tour with flora and fauna observation
10:00 Hike upon the Hauler trail, main attraction the Hauler monkeys
12:00 Local lunch and visit to the Cacao farm
16:00 Back to Guayaquil


Professional English speaking driver/ guide
Private transportation from and to your hotel in Guayaquil
Fluvial transportation
Meals as described in the itinerary
Activities as described in the itinerary
24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish

Personal expenses
Extra food and drinks
Optional tips for the guide

$ 196 p.p. with 4 or more guests
$ 270 p.p. with 2 or 3 guests

All the Guayaquil day tours are all Private / Individual Tours. This means you the same guide during your tour. There won’t be any other guests during the tour, only your travel party.

Manglares Churute

Flora and fauna observation

When you book (the moment you sign the registration form or submit a booking request through Anyguide) a tour with Rebecca Adventure Travel you agree on the following terms and conditions:

* Important things to bring: comfortable and light clothing (a jacket just in case), water, sun block, sunglasses and mosquito repellent.
* It is important that you will have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
* The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to unpredictable circumstances.


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