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Churute Mangroves Ecological Reserve

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Address: Guayaquil, Ecuador

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Beautiful area!

We took a tour of the reserve with Eddie (Guayaquil, A Guided Visit). He explained the difference between the mangrove trees and we saw a plethora of different birds on our canoe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Germantown, Wisconsin
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Germantown, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We took a tour of the reserve with Eddie (Guayaquil, A Guided Visit). He explained the difference between the mangrove trees and we saw a plethora of different birds on our canoe ride. We also hiked through the howler monkey trail (thanks to Eddie we had hats with mosquito nets to protect our faces from mosquito bites and changed into... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We took a tour ($90 per person) with an English speaking guide. This included bus to / from the Mangroves, interpretation of the park guide, 30 minute boat ride through the Mangroves, a guided walk intrepreted by our guide of the howling monkey jungle. You must have the park guide which only speaks Spanish. He provided a very interesing informaiton... More 

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

An important area of semi-protected mangroves, Churute Mangroves Ecological Reserve is worth the effort to see. The wildlife rivals the parts of Florida not yet destroyed by development, with Howler monkeys, American crocodiles, bird species beyond count, and of course both the red and black mangrove stands themselves. Hire a guide and float the estuaries. You will not be disappointed.

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Budapest, Hungary
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We did quite a bit of research on this trip, but came up with little information. The tourism office in Guayaquil is useless. We were finally directed to a travel agency, which was a mistake. We paid $247 for two of us for a "full day" Mangrove and Dolphin Tour. We were picked up at 7:30 am, then drove for... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Required birding visit South of Guayaquil and an easy stop on the way to Buenaventura Reserve. We saw the Horned Screamer, Jet Antbird and Pacific Royal Flycatcher here so we had a wonderful start to our 18 day birding trip covering Southern Ecuador. Several trails plus birding from the road was good too.

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Thank you Eddie (Guayaquil, a guided visit) for sharing this place so special to you with us. I do not think we would have enjoyed the place like we did had we taken this tour in any other fashion.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Amazing Eco-System mega diversity howler monkeys mangroove forrest,Cacao plantations near by excellent day tour.

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Guayaquil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Come and visit Monoloco, located in the hearth of Manglares Churute, wake up with the sound of the howler monkeys. A magic place, trekking, canoa, cacao farming can be arrange from there.

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Springfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Clearly visible from Guayaquil´s waterfront. Eddie told us about this place and showed us some of his pictures. Now back home i´ve learned a lot about this place. Ask Eddie for his cloud storage link this guy´s a huge wealth of photos there.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We first saw the howler monkeys in the mountains near the mangroves. We then took a motorized canoe boat trip. We were introduced to many different birds and vegitation. The highlights were the red crabs. They were everywhere. Later we had a crab lunch at a Hacienda near by.

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Address: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Location: South America  >  Ecuador  >  Guayas Province  >  Guayaquil

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