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Full Day: Churute Forests & Cocoa Farm Tour (Departure from Guayaquil) provided by Viasam Tours

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Full Day: Churute Forests & Cocoa Farm Tour (Departure from Guayaquil)

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 12/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Full Day: Churute Forests & Cocoa Farm Tour (Departure from Guayaquil)
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
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Updated 12/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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    Stop: 2 hours
    We will visit a protected reserve that is home to 54 species of mammals in which we highlight the Howler Monkey, 221 species of birds, 8 of amphibians and 12 varieties of reptiles. We will continue the tour visiting a cocoa farm. We will learn the production process of roasting cocoa in the machines and equipment that have been designed in the same facilities so that the aromas and flavors of chocolate are developed.
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Important Information
  • Local guide
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Snacks
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - Reserva Ecologica Manglares Churute
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • This activity is recommended for all public, that has good condition and has no physical impediment.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Susan D wrote a review Mar 2020
22 contributions7 helpful votes
This was a great way to experience more rural areas of Ecuador outside of the city. Walking through the forest we saw, and heard, the howler monkeys. Simon also took us to the mangrove estuary where they harvest crabs which was fascinating. The trip to the cocoa farm was like
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Date of experience: February 2020
Road522803 wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions
It was a perfect escape from the busy city of Guyaquil! We especially enjoyed our time in the mangrove estuary in the motorized canoe. Eddie was able to point out and identifify the many, many species of birds that we saw. It definitely was a birders paradise! The forest(jungle)
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Date of experience: January 2020
Seth S wrote a review Aug 2019
1 contribution
This trip was the best introduction to Ecuador I could have ever asked for. Yamil y Ruiz y Simon are such knowledgeable guides and so extremely helpful. I unfortunately forgot to wear pants and a long sleeve; however I was provided with a long sleeve shirt and mosquito
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from Yamil S, General Manager at Full Day: Churute Forests & Cocoa Farm Tour (Departure from Guayaquil)
Responded 29 Aug 2019
Thank you friends of the world for sharing your Viasam experience with us Ecuador is your home we hope to see you soon
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Michael L. wrote a review Jul 2019
Plymouth, Massachusetts14 contributions
This tour was a fun and interesting experience. Due, though no fault of our tour guide Yamil, to unexpected time constraints we were not able to get to the mangroves or estuary which was disappointing but did not affect the experience of the trip. The hike through the forest
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Date of experience: June 2019
Teedi wrote a review Feb 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio7 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked the friends and family tour with Simon so it was just 2 of us. He picked us up in his truck and we enjoyed a scenic drive. He did an excellent job telling us about all the plants and animals. The scenery was just breathtaking and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. On
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About the operator

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By: Viasam Tours
nice and professional Yamil
Yamil was been an invaluable help before boarding the airport. professional and nice, he welcomed us and said goodb
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Very Special Private city tour
Yamil Saman gave my husband and I a great tour of Guayaquil which included, get this, a stop to his own home for ce
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Susan D
Great personal tour with a local expert.
We really enjoyed our time with Simon who showed us around some interesting parts of Guayaquil including the park w
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Great way to get an overview of Guayaquil!
We had an extra day in Guayaquil prior to a tour and booked this tour to get out and about. Yamil picks you up and
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Organic farm and making chocolate from scratch
Yamil and Wendy picked me up at my hotel. We then drove out to an organic plantation. As a gardener in Florida I wa
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Our favorite experience in Ecuador!
The most amazing tour of our 10 day trip to Ecuador! I highly recommend this tour. Yamil is a kind and funny tour g
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Great tour with Yamil
We had a great time with Yamil He showed us a lot of interesting things he was very knowledgeable and always willin
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So much to learn about chocolate!
I booked the tour with Yamil rather spontaneously during a three day layover in Guayaquil. Although it was a little
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Great personal experience.
We enjoyed every moment of it. Both of our guides were really helpful and went beyond to make us feel like we were
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Paul J
Hidden Guayaquil
Tamil Saman Cabrera was very knowledgeable of the history of Guayaquil. Very interesting visit of Historic Park fol
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Wonderful trip!
Our guides (Yamil and Wendy) were excellent - professional and very knowledgeable. We learned about the mangroves
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Excellent, memorable day.
From the start Yamil and Wendy were incredibly warm and friendly. We loved the cacao farm experience and eating fre
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Excellent! Very memorable day
Super special experience. Yamil was wonderful and customized the tour specially for us. We got to visit the Island
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Thank you for an amazing time and an awesome honeymoon experience! Everything we saw was incredible and the tour gu
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Excellent half-day overview of the highlights of Guayaquil
Arranged for the tour through email and WhatsApp with Yamil based on TripAdvisor reviews. Then Luis and Roberto pi
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
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