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Reserva Ecologica Manglares Churute, a fantastic day exploring Ecuador

Friday, June 14 or Saturday, June 15. We will start this fantastic day at 7:30 AM from Plaza Otorongo. Please bring warm clothes to start the day because our first stop will be the higher point at the National Park El Cajas called Tres Cruces After a short walk and small snack (not breakfast this time so please have your own at home) we will carry on our trip down to the coast (2 hours) until our destination point the Reserva Ecologica Manglares Churute. Here is when you don’t need warm clothes anymore because we will enjoy the heat of the coast.

The Reserve forms part of the interior estuary of the Gulf of Guayaquil, where the saline waters of the ocean and the sweets contributed by rivers such as Taura, Churute, Cañar and Naranjal are mixed. The contribution of sediments, along with marine currents, have formed an extensive complex of channels and islands.

Of the totality of the Reserve, 35,000 ha correspond to mangroves, 5,500 ha to dry, semi-deciduous and humid forests, in the hills of El Mate, Cimalón, Perequete Chico, Perequete Grande, Pancho Diablo and Masvale, and 8,883 ha comprise the wetland of the El Canclón lagoon and the agricultural areas of the communes that are in the interior of the Reserve. Within the Reserve there are some human settlements that are dedicated to agricultural and livestock activities.

We will meet our guide naturalist and take the boat, to start our adventure of bird watching. monkeys and plants, nice easy walks

For lunch we will go to Cabañas Los Girasoles where after lunch we will enjoy a visit to a Cacao plantation where we will discover a bit more about this fantastic fruit.

For lunch we will have a traditional soup made with green bananas call Caldo de Bolas follow by a choice of: Smoked tilapia, or chicken or beef, so please let me know your preference and rice pudding for dessert.

We will be back to Cuenca by 7 PM. Long but fantastic day learning a bit more about this great country, your country.

$45 pp all inclusive (transport, guide, food, boat, visit to the reserve)

If you want to join us please send an email to: layuntatiendaycocina@gmail.com

Friday June 14 or Saturday June 16, La Yunta

Sole Riquetti: 098 945 6551