Guayaquil Walking Tour

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  • Morning tourStarts 9:00 amAvailable: 10 seats
  • Afternoon tourStarts 2:00 pmAvailable: 10 seats

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Build a Custom Tour

Looking for something a little different? At Impactful Travel, we specialize in crafting custom itineraries tailored to your unique travel desires and ethical values.

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  • Duration3-4 Hours (starts 9 am or 2 pm)
  • Group size 1 - 10 pax
  • Starting point your hotel (if located in the city center)
  • Bookings at least 72h in advance
  • All year round

Embark on a captivating Guayaquil Walking Tour, this is Ecuador’s bustling port city, where history, culture, and natural beauty come alive. With Impactful Travel as your guide, you’ll explore the city’s most iconic landmarks while also diving deep into its local life, all in a way that’s both meaningful and sustainable.

Your Journey Begins at Parque Seminario
Also known as Parque Las Iguanas, this charming park is a sanctuary for resident iguanas. Wander among the trees and discover an artificial pond teeming with fish and turtles—a peaceful oasis in the heart of the city.

Stroll Along Malecon 2000
This modern boardwalk along the Guayas River offers stunning views and serves as a living testament to the city’s revitalization efforts. Admire the Towers of the Four Elements and take a look at liberators Simón Bolívar and José de San Martín at their dedicated monument.

Discover Las Peñas Neighborhood
Perched on Santa Ana Hill, this historic area is a cultural treasure trove. Explore quaint squares, panoramic viewpoints, and a myriad of museums, art galleries, and craft shops. Savor the local flavors at coffee shops, bars, and restaurants that line the cobblestone streets.

Journey Through History on Numa Pompillo Llona Street
Here, you’ll visit Plaza Colón and Fortín de la Planchada, which houses significant artifacts from Ecuador’s republican era.

Conclude at Puerto Santa Ana
Located along the Guayas River, this area is a hub for art and culture. Visit Pilsener Square, home to the Museum of Popular Music and the Beer Museum, and soak in the vibrant atmosphere of this riverside locale.

Ready to make your Guayaquil trip not just a stop-over on your way to the Galapagos islands, but a positive force for good? Come walk with us and make your travel meaningful, one step at a time.


Customize Your Guayaquil Experience

Our flexible timing allows you to combine this tour with other Guayaquil Tours. For example, take the afternoon Walking Tour, and you will have the morning to go on our Dolphin and Birdwatching in the Mangrove Forest near Guayaquil.

Finally, if you’re looking to organize your entire trip to Quito and beyond, please get in touch with our team of travel specialists. Let’s make your dream of an impactful travel experience come true – a journey that will leave a lasting impression on you for a lifetime!

Embark on this journey of discovery and transformation with us, because travel isn’t just about seeing new places, it’s about experiencing them in ways that enrich you and positively impact the communities you visit. Join us on this journey of Impactful Travel and make your Ecuador holiday unforgettable.

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What makes this experience Impactful?

Positive Impacts:

Supporting Local Community: By visiting local markets, craft shops, and restaurants, we’re directly injecting money into the local economy.

Cultural Education: Our guides are local experts who provide deep insights into Guayaquil’s history and culture, fostering greater respect and appreciation for the community visited.

Environmental Awareness: The walk itself is a form of low-impact tourism, and we encourage participants to bring reusable water bottles and avoid single-use plastics.

Negative Impacts We Try to Avoid:

Overtourism: We limit the size of our groups to minimize the impact on the areas we visit, ensuring that locals don’t feel overwhelmed.

Environmental Degradation: By focusing on walking and avoiding the use of vehicles as much as possible, we reduce our carbon footprint.

Cultural Exploitation: We strive to present local culture in a respectful and authentic manner, avoiding the commodification of local traditions.

By carefully considering these factors, our aim is for this walking tour of Guayaquil to be a sustainable and responsible way to experience the city, benefiting both travelers and the local community.


Price Includes

  • Guided tour with English/Spanish speaking local guide
  • Local tastings
  • Transfer to your hotel at the end of the tourbut if you prefer to stay in town you are free to do it

Price Excludes

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Frequently Asked Questions

About the Guayaquil Walking Tour

Is Guayaquil safe?

Yes, the areas covered in this walking tour are generally considered safe, especially during daylight hours when the tour operates. However, like any large city, it’s always good to stay alert and keep your belongings secure. Our guides are well-versed in navigating the city safely.

Is this tour suitable for children?

The tour is suitable for children aged 8 and above. However, please note that the tour involves a fair amount of walking, so it may not be ideal for younger children.

What kind of weather should I expect?

Guayaquil has a tropical climate, meaning it’s generally warm year-round. The tour will operate rain or shine, so you may also want to bring a small umbrella or raincoat depending on the forecast.

Please note that the itinerary is subject to changes due to weather conditions and operational decisions.

How do cancellations work?

You can cancel your booking without penalty up to 24 hours before the tour starts. Any cancellations made within 24 hours of the tour will be subject to a cancellation fee.

Is this a private excursion or will I share the experience with other travelers?

This is a private excursion for now. Once we grow, we might open up this tour to a fixed price excursion and you’ll have the choice to book it as a private or shared tour.

Do I have to pay any entrance fees?

Typically, the Guayaquil Walking Tour doesn’t involve visiting places with entrance fees. However, as this is a private tour, your guide may suggest itinerary changes that include fee-charging locations. Rest assured, your guide will inform you of any such costs, which can be paid directly on site.

General questions

For questions about booking a tour, prices, preparation for your trip, health and safety or other themes, please check our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you can’t find your question & answer, email us and we’ll add it!

Your Host

Green Iguana

Hello, adventurous friend!

As a green iguana living in the vibrant city of Guayaquil, I’ve got an invitation to extend that you won’t want to miss. Picture this: A bustling cityscape where humans and wildlife live in harmony, where every corner tells a story. This is our home, and we can’t wait for you to experience it!

Our Guayaquil Walking Tour isn’t just a sightseeing trip; it’s an adventure that bridges the gap between travelers and local communities. You’ll stroll down lively streets, immerse yourself in our rich culture, and of course, hang out with us, the famous ‘Iguanas of Guayaquil’. We’re a friendly bunch, always ready for our close-ups!

Every step you take on this tour supports sustainable tourism, contributing to a future where cities like ours thrive.

See you soon, my friend! Let’s make some positive footprints together.