A Private One Week Adventure; Guayaquil, Cuenca & Machalilla National Park: Cradle Of Life

Tour Number

Activity Level



Nature and Wildlife, Hiking and Walking, Day Trip / Out of Town, Adventure / Active


Kid Friendly: Yes. An adventure recommended for kids older than 12.

Friendly: No.
Not an adventure recommended for participants with severe disabilities.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), French (basic), Spanish (fluent)

Experience the most colorful and bio-diverse one week adventure

Ecuador is well known for being one the most diverse countries in the world.
Within a 200 mile radius we'll share:
The most charming and remarkable cities of Ecuador: GUAYAQUIL & CUENCA , Dry tropical forests, Chocolate farm, Walk through the moorlands, Archaeology, Colonial Town, Endless white sand beaches.

Birdwatching (at the highest bio-diverse area of Ecuador: The Guayas river basin)
Archaeology - Inca/ Cañari ruins.
Adventure & Photography - Hike through the moorlands, Cozy Colonial town: CUENCA

Surfing, landscape, history, archaeology, Eco Reserve excursions, and/or plain and simple relaxation.

Don't blame me if you feel like refusing to go back home after this adventure.


Guayaquil City tour, Afternoon paddle boarding/Relaxation at a lagoon park

Churute mangrovs Reserve Full day tour:
Birdwatching as we ride by the estuary, Walk through Howler Monkeys dry tropical forest, Chocolate farm.

DAY 3 (earlier wake-up)
Trip to Cuenca visit The Ingapirca Inca/Cañari Archaeological site. Afternoon Cuenca city tour

DAY 4 Visit "El Cajas National Park"
with hike through moorlands. Afternoon relax at Thermal waters Spa.

Return to the coast towards the beach
Overnight Montañita beach

Trip through the southern coastal areas, Visit the Machalilla National park
3 Options for this day:
A - Visit Isla de La Plata (locally known as "poor man's Galapagos" because similarity with Galapagos islands but for travelers "under budget". Snorkeling and Whale watching (only between July-October)
B - Stand up paddle boarding, Biking
C - Scuba diving at Ayang (extra charges apply only for this adventure)

Return to Guayaquil coastal highview point, Salinas beach

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Airport, Hotel

End Point Options: Airport, Hotel

Duration: 7 days

This is a one week adventure that starts in Guayaquil and ends in Guayaquil


We will transport in a mini van with room for 6.

Considering extra room for your luggage.

What’s Included

Other: Land transportation within Ecuador, breakfast & lunch, guidance
Hotels in Guayaquil (two nights) Cuenca (two nights) Montañita ( two nights)

Estimated Local Cash Needed

350 U.S. DOLLARS - There will be several times in which souvenirs and local pastries and or beverages can be purchased.
In most places the use of credit card is an option, nevertheless an average of $50 per person per day is recommended

What’s Extra

Other: Dinners

I choose to leave the nights available for the participants to go out by themselves and explore the local cuisine.
They will have my expert advice and I will be available to accompany the group but prefer to allow this free time for the participants.


As a licensed guide, I have no restrictions.

I focus 100% in sharing my country with the participants of my tours. That is why I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver. Not applicable in the Galapagos islands

Private tour guide Eduardo

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