Churute Mangrove Ecological Reserve Full day (8 hours)
The ” Churute mangroves Ecological Reserve” was created in 1979 and covers 49,383 hectares.
The Reserve aims to protect one of the few coastal rainforests and mangroves that still survive in the world, with its remarkable importance for biodiversity and conservation.
It is located just 45 minutes from Guayaquil and is recognized as a paradise for bird watching. https://guayaquilaguidedvisit.shutterfly.com/pictures/8179 This location has three attractions:
• ROUTE OF THE ESTUARY: A place where you can learn about the fauna of the estuary. The mangrove ecosystem and its importance, the interaction between plants, crabs and birds. A place where we can see dozens of species of birds in their natural habitat.
• ROUTE OF THE HOWLER MONKEYS: A short walk (1200 m or 0.8 miles) through a tropical dry forest, one of the few remaining virgin forests in mainland Ecuador. A place to have a close encounter with the bustle of howler monkeys in the middle of the pristine habitat of a dry tropical forest.
• CACAO FARM EXPERIENCE: Witness the making of chocolate from cocoa beans and you will have a pleasant afternoon of experiential tourism. Enjoy a delicious traditional Ecuadorian meal in a rustic cabin.
A traditional Ecuadorian lunch is also included in this adventure.
Price $220 per participant
During the rainy season (the fist four months of the year there is a waterfall at the monkeys trail so bringing a change of clothes and borrowing a towel from the hotel is advised.
We also recommend bringing long sleeves for the monkeys trail because there are mosquitos in this trail.
We recommend the use of mosquito repellent in cream instead of spray.
A minimum of physical dexterity is required for this adventure