Private Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve from Guayaquil
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Private Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve from Guayaquil
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Private Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve from Guayaquil

1 day
About this activity
Be picked up from your hotel in the morning and head to the Ecological Reserve Manglares Churute, takeing approximately 1.5-hours to get there. Begin with a canoe ride down a river and through the mangrove forest and witness the many species of birds and receive an explanation as to how the reserve preserves their habitat, as well as that of the local Mangrove Ghost Crabs.

The tour continues with a hike on the ‘Howler Monkey Trail,’ where you will most likely (though are not guaranteed) hear and see howler monkeys, as well as White-Fronted Capuchins. Your guide will also show you which trees and plants have medicinal or other useful purposes. The hike takes a little less than an hour and is not particularly strenuous, though there is an uphill portion and there are a lot of bugs. After the hike continue to local cacao farm for a typical Ecuadorian lunch, cooked by a local community member.

The final part of the tour will go to a local organic cacao farm and learn the process of making cacao into chocolate. See the different stages of the tree’s growth, the steps in the process, and of course, try some 100% cacao, as well as processed chocolate.

Finally, back to your Guayaquil accommodation.
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  • Private transportation
  • English speaking guide
  • Lunch menu
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not included
  • Activities not mentioned
  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, 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
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