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Guayaquil Historical Park


Anyone interested in wildlife, architecture, or Ecuadorian history and culture will surely appreciate a visit to the Guayaquil Historical Park. The park was established by the Central Bank of Ecuador to preserve the culture, customs, and history of Guayaquil and the Ecuadorian coast. Set on eight hectares (nearly 20 acres) of land between the Babahoyo and Daule rivers, the Guayaquil Historical Park is an enjoyable day trip for adults and children.

The Guayaquil Historical Park is separated into three distinct sections, each tailor made to educate visitors on an important part of Ecuadorian history. The Wildlife Zone is home to plants and animals; the Urban Architecture Zone preserves historical turn-of-the-century buildings; and the Traditions Zone celebrates the cocoa-producing culture of the Ecuadorian coast.

The Wildlife Zone of the Guayaquil Historical Park has a collection of over 50 birds, mammals, and reptiles, plus many plants and insects. Four different ecosystems of Ecuador are represented in the Wildlife Zone: mangrove forest, flooded plains forest, tropical dry forest, and drizzle forest. The Wildlife Zone is home to mammals such as monkeys, deer, two-toed sloths, and tapirs, along with birds such as macaws, parrots, and toucans. Some plants and animals on display are endemic to Ecuador, while others are exotic. Several species in the Wildlife Zone are on the extinction list.

In the Urban Architectural Zone visitors are transported to the "golden age" of the streets of Guayaquil. Entire historical buildings were transported from their original location to the Guayaquil Historical Park, where they have been reconstructed and restored.

The Traditional Zone of the Guayaquil Historical Park contains exhibits dedicated to celebrating the agricultural and rural lifestyle of the Ecuadorian coast. The focus in the traditional zone is on cocoa, a commodity for which Ecuador was once the world's leading producer. Around the turn of the 19th century, Ecuador provided 20-25 percent of the world's cocoa, but crop disease and an economic crisis after World War I devastated the cocoa industry. Also in the Traditional Zone are mini-plantations that demonstrate the cultivation of tobacco, sweets, and other crops produced in Ecuador. There is also a traditional handicraft center, and a hacienda where visitors can witness the production of cocoa from plant to finished chocolate. A variety of traditional snacks is also available to be tasted.

We will pick you up from your hotel and then drive to the Guayaquil Historical Park which is located 20 minutes from the center of Guayaquil and bring you back after the visit of the park.

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Prices 2018 per person

With minimum 2 people:    45.- USD per person
With 1 person:                  80.- USD

In the price included:
All transfers with private transportation, entrance fees, Bilingual guide (Spanish/English – German – French – Italian); Duration ca. 3 hours.

Not in the price included:
International flight, airport tax for international flights, meals, personal expenses, tips, beverages, travel insurance.

If you make reservations for a group, for several concurrent services or on certain dates we are usually able to offer special prices on these occasions – Please contact us!

NB: Please read all itineraries as a guide only. All routes and programs can change without notice due to National Park policies and regulations, weather conditions, seasonal changes, safety reasons and the wildlife encountered during the travel. Flexibility is the key to the success of any tour. Nevertheless the safety and the interest of our passengers is always our first priority.

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