Full Day: Chocolate Route, Forests & Mangroves (Departure From Guayaquil)

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    09:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pickup the travelers in all the hotels in Guayaquil and in the Aeropuerto Internacional José Joaquín de Olmedo.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


We start at 8:30 a.m. where we will do three different activities in a single day visiting a protected reserve that houses 54 species of mammals in which we highlight the howler monkey, 221 species of birds, 8 amphibians and 12 varieties of reptiles. We will walk through an extensive vegetation surrounded by trees representative of the dry forest, then we will go to the mangroves of El Morro and take a boat that will cross the estuary, the habitat of the Bottlenose Dolphin, a beautiful and friendly mammal and enjoy several interesting places to observe a variety of native and migratory herons. Finally, our activity ends in a representative Cacaotera Farm to know and learn completly the beautiful process of the Cocoa Fruit from sowing, harvesting and the post harvesting, this is accompanied by the elaboration of handmade 100% Ecuadorian chocolate.

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Come and enjoy an unforgettable experience, we will enter a protected area of around 6078 hectares in extensive vegetation surrounded by tropical dry trees, this wonderful place is home to 54 species of mammals, 221 species of birds, 8 species of amphibians and 12 varieties of reptiles, here we will find 3 different types of trails or routes to choose.
The way Monkey howler that road has a duration of (4 hours round trip) is noted for often observing howler monkeys in its wild state, there is also the trail Buena Vista that is characterized by its beautiful natural landscapes, it is a friendly tour where you can see several species of native birds, in the higuern trail it stands out for its slopes and its extensive vegetation and trees representative of the dry forest, then we will go to the Morro Mangroves and sail for around 2 hours through the estuary, here we will find a variety of mangrove, red, black and white, these roots are an important element for its inhabitants because from here they obtain the products of fishing of commercial species, particularly the capture of the red crab. The conservation of the mangroves provide a refuge for several species wild birds such as the frigate birds, pikemen, raven duck, black-necked heron, white heron, heron Blue Heron Nvea, Heron crabeater - White Ibis, Garza paleta rosada most are threatened species in danger of extension and we can observe a great variety in this route. Finally, our activity ends in a Hacienda Cacaotera of approximately 100 hectares. This activity allows us to know the traditions of our farmers where the diversity of fruits, flowers and plantations of our region also stands out. We will learn in full control the entire process of the Cocoa Fruit from sowing, harvesting and post harvest, this is accompanied by the preparation and preparation of 100% pure national chocolate.



Transport by private vehicle

Bottled water

Hotel pickup

Entry/Admission - Viasam Tour- Excursiones de un da



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Minimum age is 15 years

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

This activity requires a good physical activity

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Tourism is changing, now it is different but traveling is still pleasant and relaxing. Continuing life, we will serve using all the necessary precautionary measures so that your travel experience around Guayaquil and the coast is unique, offering private travel experiences with distance social

Traveler Reviews

  • 18-Dec-2020

    Excellent experience - five stars all around. On-time pick up, knowledgeable guides, friendly service, and good recommendations. We loved the visit to the plantation where we got to see so many different types of plants, fruits, and vegetables. We helped cook lunch and the best part was the fresh chocolate. We made our own chocolate bar by hand!

  • 09-Mar-2020

    Poder estar en contacto con la naturaleza fue increíble, conocer el proceso para la obtención del chocolate , desde su plantación, cuidado, y demás procedimiento para obtener el mejor chocolate , me pude dar cuenta del proceso tan complejo que es , valorando el esfuerzo y talento maravilloso que tienen , nuestros guías siempre dispuesto a despejar cualquier duda que tengamos y lo mejor participar de la elaboración del chocolate, el mejor del mundo por ser natural, sin aditivos o preservantes. Y entender que no es una golosina sino un fruto con muchas propiedades. ....MILLON GRACIAS ... VOLVERE NUEVAMENTE .

  • 12-Jun-2018

    Yamil, de Viasam Tours fue un excelente guía, nos compartió de su amplio conocimiento acerca del cacao y la producción del chocolate - de manera divertida y deliciosa (probar ese chocolate recién hecho, el jugo de cacao, etc fue un regalo al paladar!). Recomiendo ampliamente este tour si quieres aprender del proceso de chocolate (ruta del cacao), si quieres deleitar las papilas gustativas y quieres tomar buenas fotos de la Ciudad y la finca donde está la planta de cacao. Desde la flor que se convierte en planta, a las semillas que dan origen al chocolate, disfrutarás y aprenderás al mismo tiempo. Fuimos después de un crucero a Galápagos, y aunque estábamos cansados, decidimos tomar el tour - excelente manera de terminar un viaje de en sueño! Después el tour te lleva a la Ciudad y te muestra los lugares más cheveres para comer y tomar fotos. El tour es entonces calmado porque no se camina mucho, pero se aprende bastante. Y la sorpresa de probar el jugo de cacao es impresionante - algo delicioso en verdad!