Guayaquil & Botanical Garden
The journey begins visiting the Parque Centenario devoted to the independence and freedom of the old city from the Spanish colonization. It continues to visit the famous and historic Barrio Las Peñas; the original and only surviving colonial district of the city with more than 400 years of existence. Visitors will through narrow streets and colorful houses going up 444 steps headed to the top of the Santa Ana Hill between bars and restaurants. Once it the top, there will be fantastic panoramic views of the city and the Guayas River.
The Botanical Garden is an extensive natural area, where various plant species and trees are located for preservation and educational purposes. Among the tropical flora, we will be able to see the various species of orchids, medicinal plants, and tropical trees, some endemic to this Ecuadorian region. The visit will be a walk through different ecosystems that are also home to different species of birds, butterflies, and other animals such as capuchin and squirrel monkeys. There will be also the chance to go up a viewpoint to have a panoramic view which includes the Babahoyo and Daule river.