4D/3N SILVER ISLAND & MACHALILLA NATIONAL PARK
From SGD 778
A country of diverse landscape, your tour will give you a glimpse of Ecuador. You will be visiting the cities of Quito and Manta. In your excursion to the beautiful Machalilla National park, you can observe different habitats as well as columbian archaeology. Also be prepared to spot humpback whales and dolphins on your way to Isla de la Plata. If you like snorkelling and swimming in pristine waters, Ecuador is your place!
Day 01: Quito/Manta/Port Lopez
Departure anytime from Quito by plane to Manta. Early ﬂight of about 40 minutes. In Manta, assistance and transfer from airport to Puerto Lopez using the “sun route highway” with a refreshing view of the sea during whole time. On the way we have visits to the small villages and also the true Panama Hats factories. This is one of the places where these hats are handmade in our country. Also, we will have opportunity to see beautiful ﬂowers and one of our special trees, the ivory nut called Tagua which is also known as Mococha when it is unprocessed. (Time for shopping and exploring the area). Accommodation in Puerto Lopez.
Day 02: Machalilla National Park
After breakfast we will start visiting Machalilla National Park. This is a unique park islander located in mainland. Here you will have opportunity to observe a combination of diﬀerent habitats and also Columbian archaeology. Also we ﬁnd some of coastal ﬁshing villages.
From Puerto Lopez to the north, about 5 Km we have Agua Blanca Community. This is a ﬁeld strewn with pottery shards that are still being recovered, these ruins are clearly identiﬁed belonging to cultures Salangome / Manteña, the capital of the ancient manor of the same name. Here we observe the tropical dry primary forest. During the tour we will ﬁnd a gap in sulfur water in its natural state (there is possibility of swimming there. Water is good for health). After this visit we will go Los Frailes beach where we enjoy of its soft white sand almost natural state and some swimming. Also we will go to the viewpoint of boobies. Return to Puerto Lopez. Rest of day free. Accommodation in Puerto Lopez.
Day 03: Isla de la Plata “Small Galapagos”
After breakfast departure to take the yacht to sail in direction of the Isla de la Plata. Sailing time about 2 ½ hours (15 miles). During our sailing time the months of June to October, we can Day 02: Rome – Florence see dolphins and humpback whales. These humpback whales arrive from Antarctica for mating season and having their babies. Upon arriving at the island disembark in Drake Bay. We will enjoy of a walk of about three hours along with our naturalist guide. Here we have opportunity to observe the tropical dry forest and colonies of blue-footed, red footed and masked boobies. Also we will have free time for snorkeling. Return to the mainland. This tour includes snack. Accommodation in Puerto Lopez.
Breakfast and free time for personal activities.
You will be advised about time to be transferred to Manta airport (2 hours approximately) to take return ﬂight to Quito.
- Accommodation in 3* Hotel with Breakfast
- Flight Tickets Quito – Manta – Quito
- Private Transfers Manta – Puerto Lopez – Manta
- Half-day excursion to Agua Blanca Community/Los Frailes Beach
- Full-day excursion to Isla de la Plata with a snack
- Machalila National Park Entrance fee
- English Speaking Guide
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- All prices are per person on sharing basis
- Confirmation of package is subject to Hotel Availability
- All rates & tour itineraries are subject to change without notice
- All activities are subject to change relative to weather conditions