Highlights of Guayaquil
Duration: 4 hours
Tour Code: GYE-002
Tour the most significant and renowned areas of downtown Guayaquil.
Departing from the pier by coach, you will first drive along the Avenue of Guayaquil, a beautiful boulevard rich in architecture. At leafy Centennial Park, the city's largest park and one of the most popular, see monuments dedicated to the heroes of Ecuadorian independence. Similarly, in the heart of Bolivar Park, you can admire a statue of South America's adored liberator, Simón Bolivar. Be sure to look for iguanas, which are usually perched in the treetops and roaming about in such large numbers that the park is nicknamed Iguana Park.
Continuing on, we will drive along the Malecon 2000 where see the South Market, the Moorish Tower, City Hall & the Rotonda Monument. At the end of the Malecon is Guayaquil's oldest neighborhood, Las Peñas, nestled at the foot of Santa Ana Hill. This area has been wonderfully restored over the past decade or so with the addition of excellent shops, cafés and galleries. Most of the houses are brightly colored and the hues seem to impart an aura of vibrancy. On the top of Santa Ana Hill, there is a chapel and lighthouse built over the foundations of a 17th-century fort.
Please note: This tour is mostly panoramic with some stops at the most important icons along the Malecon 2000.