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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

Machalilla highlights tour

PRICES PER PERSON 2021

  • $595 2 Passengers
  • $550 3 Passengers
  • $525 4 Passengers
  • $515 5 Passengers
  • $510 6 Passengers

Itinerary

  • 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.

  • $385 2 Passengers
  • $350 3 Passengers
  • $335 4 Passengers
  • $325 5 Passengers
  • $320 6 Passengers

Itinerary

  • 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.

Tour Specifications

Inclusions

  • 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

Exclusions

  • 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.

What Our Clients Say

Gina Lopez, USA

Whale-watching was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen during my many years of travels – an experience I would happily repeat someday!

Claudia Ludwig, Germany

Perfect combo of relaxation and sight-seeing, great lodging too!!!

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