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Ecuador & Galapagos Islands: Guayaquil

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Until quite recently a scruffy Pacific port with a dubious reputation, Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city is a newly emergent commercial and cultural centre, showing off freshened up plazas and boulevards, a charming waterside malécon (promenade), good hotels and trendy restaurants. Always a flamboyant place in comparison with the upland cities, it has a vivacious atmosphere. The river Guayas is chock-a-bloc with boats jostling for space, some laden down with tropical fruits and sugar cane, others offering transport to distant villages. The historic quarter of Las Peñas nearby is an arty district with a tumble of toybox multicoloured houses, galleries and bars.

Our holidays to Guayaquil

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Albatross

Albatross: Ecuador's highlands and Galápagos

Group tour

16 days from £5,118pp

Albatross

Picaflor: Ecuador on track

Group tour

10 days from £3,148pp

breakfast onboard Silversea cruise

Culinary cruise along the Humboldt Current - 23 Oct 2017

Private journey

18 days from £5,771pp

Blue Footed Boobies

Signature Ecuador and Galapagos: Volcanoes to the ocean

Private journey

15 days from £6,790pp

Things to do in Guayaquil

Historic buildings

Tour of Guayaquil

Mangrove birds

Explore the Ecuadorian mangroves


What our experts say

I was pleasantly surprised by the port city.  it is very clean with wide avenues, parks, interesting monuments and a nice promenade very popular with families. Here, there is lots of entertainment for children, small shops selling handcrafts and food stalls. When I wandered along here music was playing and the area was well lit with a good, safe atmosphere.

Annerys Hockley

Annerys Hockley

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