Below Guayaquil lies the reserve of Manglares Churute, an ecological paradise of mangrove vegetation and also a source of sweet water. This is the habitat of many birdspecies and also howler monkeys. From your hotel you can enjoy the drive through the wetlands around Guayaquil and viw banana and rice plantations along the way, before entering the reserve. We will join a boattour through the mangrove to observe the bird species for about 40 minutes and descend to walk the howler monkey trail for 1.5 km through tropical dry forest to hopefully spot these primates. There will be time for an optional lunch (not included) near the reserve, before heading back to Guayaquil.