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  • Guayaquil is always a popular photo opportunity while on your Ecuador vacation
  • Enjoy the sights at the Guayaquil City while on your Ecuador tour

On an  Ecuador vacation, the country’s largest and most populous city is Guayaquil, located on the western bank of the Guayas River.  Serving as the country’s main port, Guayaquil is Ecuador’s principle commercial and manufacturing centre.

Before a settlement was established by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellano in 1538, the region that Guayaquil covers was a native village.  Its location meant that it was a target for pirates during the 17th and 18th centuries.  In 1820, a group of civilians and soldiers from the ‘Granaderos de Reserva‘ defeated the Royalist guards’ resistance (almost without bloodshed) to declare independence from Spain.  This victory would later be viewed as key in the Ecuadorian War of Independence.  The city became part of Republic of Ecuador in 1830.  A fire devastated a great part of the city in 1869 and as a result, there are few colonial buildings today.  Instead, Guayaquil offers a more modern and contemporary vibe than other Ecuadorian city.

Today, much of Guayaquil’s personality comes from it being a sea port.  It offers a hot climate, great music and even better seafood that must be tried by every visitor on Ecuador tours.  Recent years have witnessed the city undergoing major changes that include more parks as well as a growing cultural scene focusing on theatre, film and art.  While not as well known as other cities in Ecuador, Guayaquil is beginning to attract the attentions of tourists both locally and abroad.


Ecuador Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to an Ecuador vacation.

Learn about the history and culture of Ecuador, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Ecuador's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Ecuador for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Ecuador tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Ecuador vacation packages, why not consider another of Goway's Latin America tours. These include a large selection of other exciting countries in Central and South America. We offer Chile vacation packages and Easter Island toursPeru vacation packages which include Machu Picchu tours and Brazil tours including Iguassu Falls tours among many others.


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Guayaquil, Ecuador

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