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Hacienda Tinalandia. It's considered one of the hottests birding spots in the country, with more than 350 species identified to date. Ornithological mouthfulslike the rufos-tailed hummingbird, palelegged horneroand rusty margin flycatcher, flit through 240 acres of protected rainforest along the Rio Toachi. Hiking, birding, horseback-riding, swimming can be arranged, with meals on the porch overlooking the river.
With more hammocks per capita than any other coastal town, canoa is very tranquilo alternative to other, louder beach spots. Luminesent plankton swirl in the water under the new moon, and the surfing is great - there is a big contest here in November. Bahia de Caráquez
What started as a small port city has evolved into the most pleasant urban area on Ecuador's coast You can take an excusion to Isla Corazon, an island in the river mouth inhabited by more than 40 species of birds, at high tide can canoes weave through the mangroove chanel. trips to an ecological farm, you can ride horses harvest and roast you own chocolate and see plenty of wild life. Puerto Lopez - The Acapulco of Ecuador
Along with its proximity to Machalilla National Park and Isla de la Plata, Puerto Lopez is probably the best-known and most-popular whale watching destination in Ecuador. It can ge crowded on weekends during whale watching season (June to September) so reservations are a smart idea you can also take a tour to Isla de la Plata and inland parts of nearby Machalilla National Park, Puerto lopez hosts the WORLD OF WHALES FESTIVAL in June. Machalilla National Park
Ecuador's only coastal park protects most of the country's remaining trpical scrub desert and forestalong with a dramatic strech of coast line and the island of Salango and La Plata . If you cant make it to Galapagos, Machlilla's Isla de la Plata is the next best thing-nor to be missed for its the fauna above and below the water. The park is home to at lest 230 species of birds, including many Galapagos species, such as frigatebirds, boobies and waved albatross. The mammal list include dear, anteaters, amadillos, ocelots, and two species of monkeys. humback whales and sea turtles patrol the waters among some 250 species of fish and the only coral formation on the Ecuador's mainland coast.
ADDREESS Av. Del Establo 118 - Site Center Valle de Cumbaya Ecuador: (593) 2 3670120 France e-mail: Quito-Ecuador
Av. Del Establo 118 - Site Center Valle de Cumbaya Ecuador: (593) 2 3670120 France e-mail: Quito-Ecuador
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Malecón 2000
Guayaquil´s riverside avenue parallels the brown Rio Guayas for the entire length of the city center. Malecón 2000, a monumental undertaking that has given the whole town a complete facelift: the 2.5 Kilometer pedestrian walkway now spotless and well-guarded, has been extended over the river and decorated with fountains, bridges and modern sculptures. shopping centers, crafts markets, restaurants, movie theaters and an ecological park.
Parque de las Iguanas
Kids especially love the iguanas, squealing as the reptiles joust for scrapsand stride down the paths like they own the place. Look carefully, and you might also spot a sloth among the leaves. a fish pond with dozens of turtles and a red squirrel (which can be tempted by patience and grapes) complete the menagerie.
Manglares Churute - Ecological Reserve
This coastal reseve 45 Kilometers south of Guayaquil safeguards 50.000 hectares of mangroves from the ravage of shrimp farming. The tangled plants cover 67 percent of the park's area, along with the surronding salt flats provide shelter for a wide range of shorebirds, such as laughing gulls, roseate spoonbills, ospreys, herons, egrets, and ibis.
Not the biggest, but certainly the most interesting, park in Guayaquil, this pleasent plaza is presided over by a monument to Bolivar shaded by 30-meter trees. Almost tame reptiles slither down out of the branches to snap up lettuce and other goodies left by hotel workers around noon each day.
Manglares Churute is one of the few places in Ecuador to see Horned screemers. inland streches of dry tropical forrest in the coastal Cordillera de Churute shelter white fronted capuchin and mantled howler monkeys, along with the ocacasional agouti, tigrillo and armadillo.
Facing the Golfo fe Guayaquil from the nothern tip of the Archipielago de Jambeli, this beach resot becomes crammed with Machalas hard-working residents during the weekends and holidays. The mangroves and palm trees make it an agreeable spot to stick your toes in the sand. Jambeli is almoast deserted midweek when youl have it pretty much to yourself. There aren't any cars, and electricity and hot water are not that dependable but thats part of the charm of the place.
Spanish King Felipe II decreed the establisment of this town to serve as a base for gold extraction, with its narrow streets and charming wooden houses, this remote town is one of the prettier places in the southern half of the country, thermal springs, orchid gardens in the nearby hill, the best coffee in Ecuador is freshly roasted are all available in this little hidden treasure.
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We just came back for a 21 days traveling around Ecuador and Galapagos.  We use safari tours by recommendation of a friend. They were very professional and help us with a lot of particular things. Hugo our guide for the land travel shows us many things that were not even included in our itinerary. The cruise on board the Archipell yacht was unforgettable. Safari organizes everything for us, all the transfers and hotels. We really can recommend Safari tours Ecuador.  Michel and Francoise, France
“ The best travel in my life” Anna Kraft. U.K.
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