Puerto El Morro is a colorful fishermen´s town; it is 1H30 minutes’ drive from Guayaquil. Nearby by the delta river there is a mangrove island and 1h00 away by boat is the Island of the Birds.
- Bird watching: pelicans, frigate birds, blue footed boobies
- Island of the Birds
- Boat ride for bottle nose dolphins watching
- Visit the natural rock formation Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Rock
At 45 minutes from Guayaquil, the Mangrove Ecological Reserve of Churute keeps one of the few remnants of virgin mangrove forest that can be found along the Ecuadorian coast, as well as a pluvial lagoon and several hills.
The program will take approximately two hours by canoeing the canals to observe the local flora and fauna, mainly birds, as well as the activities of the inhabitants of the sector.
Duration: 4-5 hours
Departures: every day
Time: depends on the tide table
Forest Protector Cerro Blanco
It is located 20 minutes from the center of Guayaquil, to the Southwest of the Cordillera Chongón – Colonche, in the Tropical Dry Forest region. With an extension of 4,947 hectares, it has a series of hills that reach 500 meters above sea level, divided by several streams with water pools. Cerro Blanco Forest Protector has a system of natural trails and gives you the opportunity to discover its wonders accompanied by our guides. It also has a visitor center with information panels on the existing fauna, an amphitheater, puppet theater, a camping area, picnic, library, and seed bank located in our forest nursery.
Duration: 3-4 hours
Departures: Tuesday to Sunday
Santay Ecological Project
Santay Island is located in front of the city of Guayaquil, in the middle of the Guayas River. Its 2200 hectares and surrounding waters have been declared Wetlands of International Importance or Ramsar site, for their natural resources and environmental services but especially for their importance for birds. It registers 60 species of plants distributed in 43 families, the mangrove forests stand out. The fauna consists of 13 species of mammals, standing out the tigrillo and the anteater. 12 species of reptiles of the coast and the avifauna is conformed by more than 130 species of birds.
Duration: 2-3 hours
Departures: every day