Mario was sufficiently knowledgable but spent a lot of time typing into his cell phone - more interested in contacting a visiting friend than in guiding. Too high priced - not enough value for the investment. Also, little to see in Guayaquil - take a cab to the few places in the guide book.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Kenneth, I didn't know you felt like this about the tour. I apologize for using my cellphone and also apologize for my visiting friend. The price of a tour usually is higher than the price of a taxi because you are paying for comfort (I drive an SUV), English-speaking company, and also safety. It was nice to meet you and Manny,