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Activities in Guayaquil

Guayaquil Guided City Tour

17 reviews | 56 travellers
Our guide Ricardo was excellent, he gave us a very complete tour of the city. You can tell that he loves his job and knows a lot about the history of the city and Ecuador in general. Besides, he was a very friendly and communicative person. We are delighted !!!
10 Alberto Sánchez
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
US$ 30
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts
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Located on the banks of the Guayas River, vibrantly colourful Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador. Discover the cultural heritage of the "Pearl of the Pacific" on this guided tour.

Located on the banks of the Guayas River, vibrantly colourful Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador. Discover the cultural heritage of the "Pearl of the Pacific" on this guided tour.

Guayaquil Guided City Tour

After being picked up from your hotel, you'll head into the heart of Guayaquil and delve deep into the main streets and avenues of the city centre.

The first stop on your guided city tour will be in Parque Seminario. As you admire the beautifully decorated garden and its peaceful lake, you'll learn why it is also known by the names "Simón Bolívar Park" and "Iguana Park". The Neo-Gothic Metropolitan Cathedral of Guayaquil provides an impressive and contrasting backdrop to the urban green space and the exotic iguanas that populate the park, some of which can grow up to a metre, or over 3 feet, in length! 

You'll then wander down the popular Malecón 2000, the riverside boardwalk that is home to many of the city's most important monuments, from museums and gardens to piers and viewpoints. Strolling along the banks of the Guayas River has become on the most popular visits in Guayaquil.

Reaching the semi-circular Rotonda, the monument to the liberators of South America, you'll hear all about the history of the famous "Guayaquil Conference" which took place in 1822 between the Venezuelan Simón Bolívar and the Argentinian José de San Martín to discuss the future of the countries and their independence.

Head into the oldest part of the city to explore the Las Peñas district. The colourful wooden houses are emblematic of colonial architecture and make this one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods in historic Guayaquil.

For the finishing touch on your guided tour of Guayaquil, you'll climb up to the peak of the Santa Ana Hill. From the viewpoint of the old La Polvorosa fortress, you'll enjoy magnificent panoramic views over the city and the Guayas River.

At the end of your tour, you'll be dropped back off at your hotel.

Hotel pick up

This tour includes a hotel pick up and drop off service from the main hotels in Guayaquil: Grand Hotel Guayaquil, Continental, City Plaza, Palace, Hampton Inn, Hilton Colón and Wyndham.

Private tour of Guayaquil

If you prefer to get to know Quito with an exclusive guide, you can book a private tour of Guayaquil.

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Price

Adults Children under 3 years old
US$ 30
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 30
  • Children under 3 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

It is mandatory to present a complete vaccination certificate. This information is for guidance only and may change depending on local regulations. Always check the restrictions before travelling.

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 20 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.

Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.

All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

Hotel pick up and drop off.

English speaking guide.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

No printing of documentation required.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

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US$ 30
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.