Iguana Park and Historic Center of Guayaquil

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Spanish
Registered on November 22, 2018

I like to meet people and talk about the wonders of my city and Ecuador, its customs, culture, food, crafts. I have to offer the world a visit to the Seminario park, Malecon 2000, as an optional Nursery Route (the next day). The meeting point to visit is the Parque Seminario or de las Iguanas in Guayaquil.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

  • In the Iguana Park or Seminario , it is a park where the iguanas interact with visitors, they will pose for your photos, in front is the really beautiful Cathedral and from there you visit La Plaza de la Gestión, the famous Malecón 2000, colonial neighborhood de las Peñas, EL Faro and Puerto Santa Ana.
  • On the way you will see works by architects and sculptors such as the Crystal Palace , the iron pieces used for its construction were brought directly from Brussels, Belgium and it was prefabricated by the firm Verhaeren Ca JagerEngeneriusConstruiters of Bruxelles. factory where Gustave Eiffel made his works.
  • There is a physical endurance test at Cerro Santa Ana to climb the 444 steps to the FARO is a challenge that is worth it, the prize is a general view of the city in 360 ° degrees.

Then the visits will be:  

  • SEMINARIO PARK (also known as the Iguana Park ).
  • ADMINISTRATION SQUARE: Municipal Palace, Government Building, La Fragua de Vulcano Monument.
  • MALECÓN 2000: Rotonda Monument, Tribute to the South American heroes Simón Bolívar and José San Martín.
  • "LAS PEÑAS" NEIGHBORHOOD Historical heritage of the city dates back to 1800.
  • Puerto and Cerro Santa Ana (Where the city was founded) and there is the LIGHTHOUSE of the City of Guayaquil.
  • Santo Domingo de Guzmán Church, dates back to 1548 where there are glass sculptures in honor of the workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Panama Street, where cocoa was stored in 1870, is now cafes and restaurants. And there is the Cocoa Museum (admission is $5 dollars) .
  • Museums: Firefighters, Barcelona soccer teams from Ecuador , Emelec, music in the hallway. Coffee Museum.
  • And if there is time and you want to visit other additional sites such as: Artisan Market throughout Ecuador. Churches: San Francisco and La Merced.


*Bring sunscreen and sports shoes.

**Reservations for more than 5 adults** Group reservations of more than 5 adults must pay $7 per adult. If your group is more than 5 adults and you have made several separate reservations under different names, but all for the same group, you must pay $7 per adult.

****See Photos on Instagram:@maz.2909

***** NOTE: I offer TAXI services inside or outside the city. AUTO AVEO SAIL AND/OR

****** Food Suggestions: Mercado del Río, Puerto Santana, Restaurants on Panama and Tomas Martinez streets, AVENIDA de 9 Octubre and ESCOBEDO.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Simon Bolivar Palacios 202, Guayaquil...
    Simon Bolivar Palacios 202, Guayaquil 090313, Ecuador
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    Departure location at 9:00 am: Calle Malecón Simon Bolívar and Loja, corner Empanadas del Paco, I am wearing a white shirt, yellow cap, glasses and blue jeans. Departure location at 3:00 p.m.: Calle Chimborazo and 10 de Agosto, in front of the Cathedral door

  • 1
    Free admission
    Parque Seminario
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Malecón 2000
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Palacio de Cristal
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Faro Cerro Santa Ana
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Las Peñas
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Puerto Santa Ana

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Ricardo 30 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
O Miguel é super simpático e profissional! Fomos só os 2 e foi muito interessante. Obrigado!!
Gaston 15 Dec 2023

Muy atento ! Lindo recorrido por la cuidad muy recomendable
Mehmet 11 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Ich war die einzige Person auf der Tour. Es war wie eine private Stadtrundfahrt. Miguel war sehr nett und informativ. Ich war positiv überrascht. Er teilte mir viele Informationen über Guayaquil mit. Und er hat mir viele schöne lokale und Orte gezeigt.
Sebastian 09 Dec 2023

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2023
Excelente guía y en especial, excelente persona
Natalia 03 Dec 2023

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Travelled alone - Dec 2023
Me gustó mucho el tour, creo que conocí mucho (más de lo que esperaba) porque la información era muy completa. Los lugares también fueron variados. Algo muy importante para futuros viajeros es que me habían advertido mucho sobre problemas de seguridad en Guayaquil y con el guía y los lugares a los que fuimos no sentí peligro en ningún momento. Definitivamente lo recomiendo. Eso sí, te tiene que gustar caminar 🙂
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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