Guayaquil, the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’ is Ecuador’s largest city and an important trading center of this small Andean country. The combination of gorgeous colonial heritage and modern architecture provides the city with an eclectic air. A city fond of preserving history with its various museums, you can relish the remarkable collections of pre-Columbian art and curiosities at the MAAC. There is also a curious side to Guayaquil: in amidst the downtown crowds of the Plaza Simon Bolivar where the Cathedral stands you will find iguanas making ample appearances!


  • Beaches
  • Heritage


  • Iguana Park
  • Palace of Administration
  • Cristal Palace
  • Waterfront

Places to Stay

Pool at hotel Hilton Colon in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Hilton Colon

Style: International

The Hilton Colon Guayaquil hotel combines excellent service and a laid-back resort feel with a convenient location only a few minutes from the International Airport.

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Hotel del Parque

Style: Boutique

Hotel del Parque is a charming boutique hotel on the banks of Rio Daule in western Ecuador. Cradled within the lush Guayaquil Historical Park, the lovingly restored 19th century mansion is a testament to Ecuador’s stunning colonial architecture.

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Oro Verde

Style: International

Situated close to the centre of Guayaquil and not far from the city's river, this Oro Verde hotel is part of the group acclaimed for being the 'Leading Hotels of the World'.

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Wyndham Guayaquil

Style: International

Wyndham Guayaquil is situated within a few minute’s drive from the Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Overlooked by the magnificent Santa Ana Hills and set by a gently flowing river, the hotel offers you a comfortable stay.

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Activities in Guayaquil

City Tour of Guayaquil

Take a short tour of Guayaquil, known as the ‘Pearl of the Pacific’. Wander the city’s cobblestone streets in colorful Las Peñas, explore its many plazas and monuments, stroll through its parks and meander along Malecón 2000– an urban renewal project that edges along the Guayas River. (Approximately 3 hours. if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity)


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