This trip is called “The Ceibos Route because you will see this unique tree that is world known for its odd shape.
We will take you from Quito up north heading to the village of “Los Bancos” located in the north west of Ecuador and from there for 227km to the village of Pedernales in the province of Manabí. This road is one of routes you can ride down to the Ecuadorian coast.
The province of Manabí is with out a doubt on of the most beautiful parts of Ecuador, it is home the white sand beaches, National Parks and the best sea food in the country!
If we extend our arms, no matter how tall we are, it is impossible to hug an adult ceibo, its diameter ranges from one to two meters, generally, but up to four have been recorded. Not to mention climbing on your own to the top of one of these giant trees, since its height ranges from twenty to forty meters, and its trunk has no cracks to climb. The ceibo is a typical tree of the tropical dry forest, which in Ecuador is mainly distributed between Manabí, Santa Elena, Guayas, El Oro and Loja. With greater presence in the Machalilla National Park and the Montecristi hill, Manabí; Gulf of Guayaquil, Puná Island, Cerro Blanco and in the Manglares-Churute Ecological Reserve, Guayas; and in the southwest of the Loja and El Oro provinces, on the border with Peru.
You can not say that you where in Ecuador if you didn’t visit Manabí!