Set on the banks of the Guayas River and boasting an abundance of pretty parks and squares, historic Barrios (neighbourhoods) such as Las Peñas,the vibrant waterfront area of Malecón, where you'll find lively cafes, late night bars and some of the city's best restaurants, Guayaquil - Ecuador's main port and largest city - is a wonderful place to spend a few days.
Those lucky enough to be heading to the Galapagos will more than likely pass through here en route to and from the country's capital Quito, but even if your Ecuador travel plans don't include a visit to the famous Archipiélago de Colón (the Galapagos Island's official name), it's still worth spending a few days exploring this fascinating and colourful riverside city.
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Explore some of Ecuador's most impressive landscapes aboard the award-winning Tren Crucero (Cruise Train) as you travel through the high Andes to the coastal city of Guayaquil.
Straddling the equator, mainland Ecuador boasts colonial cities, beautiful haciendas, towering volcanoes and green and steamy jungles. Combined with the incredible beauty and diversity of nature that can only be found on the Galapagos, it's a truly compelling destination.
Enjoy the stunning beauty of the Galapagos aboard a luxury yacht with fore and aft observation decks, a glass-bottom boat, daily excursions and quality service.
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