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Address: Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Fun, interesting day trip to Rain Forrest and Reserve

Fernando and his daughter Mafy were our guides. We had a lovely time traveling along the water on a motorized canoe and saw beautiful birds along the way. It was hot but the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
gemm0m4
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fernando and his daughter Mafy were our guides. We had a lovely time traveling along the water on a motorized canoe and saw beautiful birds along the way. It was hot but the movement in the canoe cooled us off. Then we hiked through the Forest looking for monkeys. What we found were two hours of mosquitoes (luckily we were... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Nice contact with nature, but since we came by our own to this natural park without booking the visit, no guide was available and we can't visit the inner part of it. You need a car or a motorcycle because you have to move about 16 km to the dock... It is better to plan the trip some months before.

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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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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
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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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