Private Guayaquil City Tour Including Malecon, Las Peñas and The Historical Park
The Malecon is a historic city pillar, and since the beginning the city plays a major role in its development and beautification. The Malecon 2000 is one of the new magnets in the city which attracts thousands of people, especially on weekends. After, we continue to Las Peñas Neighborhood declared as a Cultural Heritage in 1982 and is situated surrounding the Cerro Santa Ana. Here you will obtain an amazing panoramic view on the city and the Guayas River. The neighborhood is a reminder of the 16th century colonial Guayaquil. It is the most traditional district, because every house has its own history. Important cultural and political figures lived in this neighborhood, including Ernesto "che" Guervara. Fishermen and sailors are the true characters of this city. The Seminario Park is located on the way back to the hotel. Exactly 300 years ago was this Park the heart of Colonial Guayaquil. It maintains a classical atmosphere that makes it so special. It is currently known as the Park of the iguanas, because of the lizards.
Finally, we go to Historical Park which is separated into three distinct sections, each tailor made to educate visitors on an important part of Ecuadorian history. The Wildlife Zone is home to plants and animals; the Urban Architecture Zone preserves historical turn-of-the-century buildings; and the Traditions Zone celebrates the cocoa-producing culture of the Ecuadorian coast.
- Private transportation
- English speaking guide
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Activities not mentioned
- Personal expenses
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Things to bring: Sun block, raincoat (or umbrella), camera, sun glasses
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
This private tour for 4 became a group of 8 when combined with a second foursome who had booked with a separate company. The second group, whose tour was 6 hours with lunch, paid 1/2 of what we paid Viator for a 5 hour tour without lunch. Despite being given the same tour as the second group, as well as a partial refund for the difference in price, we are disappointed in this experience and will exercise caution when booking with Viator in future.
In one day, we covered all of our spots Malecón 2000, Las Peñas, Cerro Santa Ana, and Mirador Cerro del Paraíso to name a few -and-we even added a ceviche stop as a bonus. Alejandro, our guide, was receptive, knowledgeable, and detail-oriented.
We had Jaime as our driver/guide. Very polite, gentle and managed to speak English pretty well.
As we went on a Monday, we weren't able to tour the historical park but we did go to a crocodile park on an island and see most of the city. Our tour guide was AMAZING and very well informed. Car clean and ride smooth which is saying something for Guayaquil!.