HISTORIC PARK TOUR
The Parque Historico de Guayaquil is an animal rescue center, which comprises approximately four hectares and recreates the natural habitat of more than 50 species between birds, mammals and other animals that turned the woods into their natural habitat, some of which are in danger of extinction. During the walk, 23 themed stops are made, in order to admire each species individually.
To entertain the visitor, live theatrical performances take place on weekends that represent the daily life of Guayaquil, presenting actors dressed in French style clothes, which were very fashionable at the time, and also ambulant vendors of sweets. The electric train is also recreated, which is pulled by mules.
The visitor can appreciate the history of Guayaquil in three defined areas:
1) Wildlife Area: it comprises approximately four hectares and recreates the natural habitat of more than 50 species between birds, mammals and other animals that turned the woods into their natural habitat, some of which are in danger of extinction.
Among the animals there are: birds such as parrots, a harpy eagle (endangered specie), Toucan of the coast, and the Maria and Masked ducks; mammals like sloths, ocelots, deer, spider monkeys, tapirs and collared sainos; reptiles such as the crocodile from the coast and spectacled caimans
The area has a viewpoint of 11 meters in height where the visitor can enjoy a formidable view of the woods and the sounds of this paradise of life.
2) Urban Architectonic Area: the space recreates the wealthy times of Guayaquil of the first decades of the XX century, when the city enjoyed an economic boom thanks to the growth and exportation of cocoa, which brought prosperity to the city and the surrounding farms.
Regarding the architecture of Guayaquil, there is an exhibition of several buildings of the city that was rebuilt and modernized at the beginnings of the XX century after being assailed by the great fire of 1896, which almost destroyed it. Among the houses that are shown, there is the House of Julian Coronel, built between 1899 and 1900, whose first floor was used for commercial shops and the second for residential purposes; the Territorial Bank built in 1886 and made of wood and zinc, which stood out for its spacious and beautiful hall. The Bank was operational until 1980.
3) Traditional Area: the space of two hectares is a place of reminiscence in which the visitor can learn about the history of urban Guayaquil, besides the observation of the rural life of our countryside.
The tourists will be immersed in the era known as “Pepa de Oro” because of the cocoa boom, and will be guided through a cocoa farm in which they will be able to see all the production process of chocolate.
The Rural area exhibits the productive life of the agricultural people of the coast, showing the orchards of the main products of the region and the country architecture reflected in the farmhouse “San Juan” (landlord residence) and the country houses (farmworker residence), both integrated into the plantation environment and the poultry; a lifestyle that has been fundamental for the development of the country.
Inside the Traditional Area there are ethno-botanical orchards that have a large variety of plants such as aromatic, medicinal and industrial; fruits, vegetables and spices.
Bilingual local guide
Soft drinks and snacks
|Meals not mentioned
Nothing not mentioned
Actors performance is available just for sundays morning
A food courtyard is available at the end of the trail
Schedule: Wednesdays to Sundays
Open: 09h00 to 16h30
What to bring?
Light and comfortable clothes
Terms & Conditions
If you cancel at least 10 days in advance of the tour departure, it won’t incur in any cancellation fee. If you cancel between 5 and 9 days in advance of the tour departure, there is a 50% cancellation fee. If you cancel within 4 days of the tour departure, there is a 100% cancellation fee