238
trips planned in the last hour
8.9
out of 10
Trustscore rating

Guayaquil trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Guayaquil

4.3

Pearl of the Pacific

Hills dotted with colorful houses and waterfront promenades typify Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city and commercial center. Founded by Spanish colonialists on the site of a preexisting indigenous settlement, the city of nearly 2.7 million people serves as Ecuador's heart in every sense except the political one. A blend of skyscrapers, traditional buildings, and hillside shantytowns reflects the area's diverse mix of inhabitants and make for rewarding tours of Guayaquil. Recent restoration efforts and the development of a thriving arts scene have helped Guayaquil tourism continue to grow. Guayaquil is in Guayas Province. Find what you're looking for from your Guayaquil holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Ecuador trip planner .
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Guayaquil

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
View more tours

Popular things to do in Guayaquil

View all >
4.6
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 4​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h
4.7
Duration: 4​h

Historic Sites in Guayaquil

4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h
3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Parks in Guayaquil

4.3
Duration: 30​min
3.8
Duration: 2​h
3.9
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Outdoors in Guayaquil

4.5
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 3​h 30​min
4.1
Duration: 3​h 30​min

Hidden gems in Guayaquil

5.0
Duration: 3​h 30​min
5.0
Duration: 1​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h 30​min
3.6
Duration: 3​h 30​min

Side trips from Guayaquil

3.4
Duration: 3​h
5.0
Duration: 3​h
4.5
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.0
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 4​h
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 3​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h

Where to stay in Guayaquil

Guayaquil's sprawling layout means its center isn't strictly defined, with accommodations spread throughout several neighborhoods. To enjoy the most iconic Guayaquil setting, stay in the riverside neighborhood of Las Penas. For easy access to public parks and some of the best attractions in Guayaquil, stay in the bustling district of La Bahia. If you want a more suburban experience, look farther north to the neighborhood of Simon Bolivar.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Places to visit with Guayaquil

Recently planned trips to Guayaquil

17 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 10 days in Cali, Guayaquil & Quito BY A USER FROM CANADA August, outdoors, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Guayaquil & Quito BY A USER FROM CANADA August, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in South America BY A USER FROM CANADA August, outdoors, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in South America BY A USER FROM CANADA August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM CHILE July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Ecuador BY A USER FROM CHILE July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Guayaquil BY A USER FROM CHILE July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans