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Manglares Churute Mangrove Tours

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Address: Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve, Guayaquil 090150, Ecuador
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Explore the natural beauty of Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve --...

Explore the natural beauty of Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve -- largest mangrove reserve in Ecuador. Community owned and operated Manglares Churute Mangrove Tours introduces you to an abundance of wildlife including 5 species of mangrove almost 300 bird species, howler monkeys, bottlenose dolphins, and other rarities. The full-day tour features a morning boat ride with naturalist guide, crab lunch, and afternoon kayaking or hiking. Approximately 45 minutes from Guyaquil’s city center.

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Want to get away from a busy city like Guayaquil? Less than a hour drive is the entrance to Churute. The bidit includes a small museum, a walk through a dry vegetation area where... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 April 2016
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

we had a walk through the jungle after applying Mozzy stuff and saw the crabs hiding in their holes. At a small jetty we boarded a canoe type boat and sailed down the river. There were quite a few birds about but not a lot. Then we turned round and went back. Not terribly interesting but ok.

Thank Davancar
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Want to get away from a busy city like Guayaquil? Less than a hour drive is the entrance to Churute. The bidit includes a small museum, a walk through a dry vegetation area where birds and howler monkeys are observed - and finally a canoa ride to see more birds, sometimes even crocodiles. A nice excursion but take insect repellent.

Thank Etienne2810
Newport Beach, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2016

I was with a group of about 30 people. At the end of the tour, our leader asked how many people liked it and would recommend it to others. Only TWO hands went up! First of all, the guide spoke so softly, only the people in the front row of the bus could hear him. Repeated requests to "please speak... More 

2 Thank Corena J
Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

We went to the reserve on the recommendation of our Galapagos guide as a nice day trip from Guayapuil. This was indeed the case. We were picked up in an air conditioned van and first taken for a nature walk, seeing sloths, howler monkeys, a waterfall and too many bird species to count. Mosquitoes were prominent but repellent made them... More 

4 Thank 1643history
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

We had a whole day visit from Guayaquil which included the Mangroves, canoe trip, the howler monkeys - in all their audible splendour and finished with a visit to the Cacao farm, owned by Nymfa's parents. Here we were given an excellent lunch and a very detailed guided tour of the farm, an explanation of the crops grown and we... More 

7 Thank Carolyn O
Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2013

Visiting churute mangrove is an opportunity to establish a direct contact with the nature, it's an ecological reserve rich in mangroves of types we have in Ecuador,white, red, green. We have an excelent guide who told us (i went with my family) everything about mangrove and he allowed us to interact with nature when of green mangrove the guide tored... More 

2 Thank Tatita19
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2013

It took my family and I longer than expected to reach this destination and that caused us to rush our visit. We took a boat ride out into the inlets and it was a great view. We had a tour guide who explained the environment and animals that inhabit the specific area. We were lucky enough to see dolphins swimming... More 

3 Thank RAIII
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

Manglares Churute is a gem in the Province of Guayas. This province is home to the largest city in Ecuador and one of the best Eco-touristic spots in the Coastal Region of the country. If you are staying in Guayaquil waiting to go to the Galapagos and need something to do this should be your first choice. Manglares Churute is... More 

20 Thank Kristin F
Hoboken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2010

The Mangrove tour was an exciting trip. It was very safe and we got to see what the village life was like. The different vegetation and tpe of trees were amazing. We bought fresh fish right off he boat for almost nothing.

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