We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Manglares Churute Mangrove Tours

Features Animals
Guayaquil, Ecuador
More
About Manglares Churute Mangrove Tours
Explore the natural beauty of Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve -- largest mangrove reserve in Ecuador. Community owned and operated Manglares Churute Mangrove Tours introduces you to an abundance of wildlife including 5 species of mangrove almost 300 bird species, howler monkeys, bottlenose dolphins, and other rarities. The full-day tour features a morning boat ride with naturalist guide, crab lunch, and afternoon kayaking or hiking. Approximately 45 minutes from Guyaquil’s city center.
Read more

Manglares Churute Mangrove Tours
Booking unavailable on Tripadvisor

Want other options you can book now?
17Reviews4Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 9
  • 4
  • 3
  • 0
  • 1
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
asubean wrote a review Jul 2021
Chicago, Illinois63 contributions114 helpful votes
+1
I went on a birding tour so my excursion was a bit different than the rest. Roberto was my guide and he is a superb birder! He knows birds even just by their call. We saw 62 species in one day! We stopped at 4 different areas. We did go to the mangroves. We also saw 2 howler monkeys. Yes, the mosquitos were really bad. But I loved seeing all the new species of birds and I loved Roberto. We had a wonderful time!!
Read more
Date of experience: July 2021
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
A.T.E wrote a review Oct 2019
Cheadle, United Kingdom165 contributions76 helpful votes
I booked a private tour here, as I had a spare day in Guayaquil. The park is just over an hour's ride from the city and the journey itself is interesting to see colourful market stalls by the road, the flat river plains gradually turning to the hills of the national park. The final track is a bit bumpy and dusty but that's part of the fun. You will also realise why so many shops in Guayaquil sell motorbikes! Everyone living down this dirt track has a motorbike. The walk on the boards through the mangroves was interesting. Not easy to spot but a few colourful crabs could be seen emerging from their muddy holes. At the end of the boards was a slighty tricky and steep walkway down to a tiny boarding area for the little motor boats. The ride along the river was great fun for me. I do like spotting birds and there were plenty of exciting ones to spot - roseate spoonbills, Savannah Hawks, ringed necked kingfishers, cocoi herons to name but a few. If you're not really into wildlfe, you could find this a bit boring! Next we moved to the jungle to look for Howler Monkeys. This was quite exciting but the mosquitos were a real nuisance. I had shirt and trousers specially for jungle regions, impregnated with mosquito repellant. I wore a wrist band, which is meant to be a mosquito repellant and I had sprayed myself all over with repellant and yet, if you saw me the next day, you'd have thought I had measles! However, we did see Howler Monkeys, as well as hear them, and a mother and baby monkey, as well as other interesting birds.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2019
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Karine V wrote a review Nov 2018
Loenhout, Belgium411 contributions34 helpful votes
on our last day before heading to airport we visted this park. A real nice and quiet spot in the nature. We enjoyed a boat trip through the mangroves and saw lots of birds as this place is a paradise for bird-watching. We could spot many different species. After the boat trip we went searching for monkeys and we could spot a few nice Howler monkeys and other species. For nature-lovers this place is a real must see and do, not to miss.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2018
Helpful
Share
Ernest D wrote a review Oct 2017
Lafayette, Louisiana15 contributions7 helpful votes
Appreciate the Manglares and visited it to see a little of Guayaquil, but also to support the people of the city. The walk along the wooden walkway was winding, saw alot of foilage, but no indigenous animals. None. Nice walk but nothing exciting.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2017
Helpful
Share
Davancar wrote a review Dec 2016
Keighley, United Kingdom832 contributions165 helpful votes
we had a walk through the jungle after applying Mozzy stuff and saw the crabs hiding in their holes. At a small jetty we boarded a canoe type boat and sailed down the river. There were quite a few birds about but not a lot. Then we turned round and went back. Not terribly interesting but ok.
Read more
Date of experience: November 2016
Helpful
Share
Previous
Recommended experiences in and around Guayaquil
from $205.13
More Info
from $165.00
More Info
from $103.85
More Info
from $20.00
More Info