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Machalilla highlights tour

Pristine nature on Ecuador’s coast

The Machalilla Highlights tour takes you to Ecuador’s Pacific coast, combining beautiful beaches with national parks, fabulous wildlife, and interesting past cultures.

  • Relaxation at the small beach town of Puerto Lopez
  • Tour of Isla de la Plata, to see blue-footed boobies and Frigate birds, as well as snorkelling
  • Humpback whale watching (season runs from July to September)
  • Enjoy the gorgeous beach and rocky cliffs of Los Frailes
  • Visit the Agua Blanca community and archaeological museum
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Machalilla highlights tour

Prices per person 2021

  • 2 passengers
  • $385 Standard
  • $595 Comfortable
  • 3 passengers
  • $350 Standard
  • $550 Comfortable
  • 4 passengers
  • $335 Standard
  • $525 Comfortable
  • 5 passengers
  • $325 Standard
  • $515 Comfortable
  • 6 passengers
  • $320 Standard
  • $510 Comfortable

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ECUADOR TOURS - Machalilla Highlights


  • DAY 1Make your own way to Puerto Lopez. Free time to relax in your hotel and settle in.
  • DAY 2Explore Isla de la Plata, including trekking with a naturalist guide, wildlife observation and snorkeling. Whale watching in season.
  • DAY 3Los Frailes Beach + Agua Blanca visit (Machalilla National Park).
  • DAY 4Tour end after breakfast.


Click below for a more detailed itinerary description, complete with meal and guide inclusions.

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  • Accommodation in double / twin rooms (or triple for odd-numbered groups who do not wish to pay any single supplement)
  • Meals as listed in itinerary
  • Activities as listed in itinerary (private tour day3, shared tour day2)
  • Naturalist English-speaking guide


  • Single supplement (applies for a single room for somebody travelling within a group). If you are travelling alone then please ask our staff for a solo traveler price quote
  • Flights to / from Manta and transfers; please ask us for a quote if you require this service
  • Local entrance fees
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips

Tour Dates

  • This tour is available to start on any day throughout the year.

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