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E001 National park Machalilla und Puerto López

Image of National park Machalilla und Puerto López
  • Image of National park Machalilla und Puerto López

6 days - 5 nights

From: Quito or Guayaquil - To: Quito or Guayaquil

During this journey in the province of Manabí we will visit the beautiful national park Machalilla with its wonderful bays and the unique tropical dry forest, its great marine fauna, its reptiles and more than 200 species of birds. Moreover we get to know the tourism project of Agua Blanca and its acheological muesum. We also visit the Silverisland, which is also called "little Galapagos" because of its spectacular fauna. Snorkeling in the Ocean you will have the possibility to observe the impressive underwater world. From June to September you can see the giant humpback whales on the whalewatching tour. Our accommodation is the nice Hostería Mandala.

Included Services

Private transfer from Guayaquil or Manta to Puerto López; 5x accommodation in the Histería Mandala, 5 x breakfast, on day 3: breakfast at the community of El Pital, private transfer to the community of Agua Blanca and to the beach Los Frailes and back to the hostería; Half-day-tour, birdwatching and howler monkeys, El Pital (6 hours), includes transport, englisch-speaking guide, horses for hire and lunch; lunch in Agua Blanca on day 2; admission of the community of Agua Blanca and museum; Daytour to the Silverisland, incl. transport from the hotel to the harbour, passage, english-speaking guide, boxlunch, equipment to snorkel; private transfer from the hostería to Guayaquil or Manta to the airport.

Not Included Services

Meals not mentioned above and drinks; tips

Days of the tour

Day
1
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Puerto López

Arrival by private transport in Puerto López from Guayaquil or Manta. Free time in the afternoon to relax on the beach. Little walk on the waterside promenade to get an insight into the life of the fisher men of the valley.

Day
2
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Agua Blanca and Los Frailes

After breakfast we drive to the community of Agua Blanca, which is situated among the tropical dry forest. Agua Blanca is a tourism project of the national park Machalilla. Here you will visit the archeological museum, where you can find objects of the culture of Machalilla. Afterwards we drive to the beach Los Frailes where we have enough time to swim and enjoy the most beautiful beach of the ecuadorian coast. You can also visit the viewpoint. Afterwards we return to Puerto López.

Day
3
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El Pital

Today we have to get up early because we drive to the community of El Pital (with english-speaking guide). Here we go on a little hike and a riding tour through the forest. We have the possibilty to observe the great fauna, like birds and howler monkeys due to the 3 ecosystems existing in this reagion. Back in the village we have lunch with a family if the community and afterwards we return to Puerto López. Free time in the rest of the afternoon.

Day
4
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Isla de la plata (Silverisland)

At 8.30 am we will be picked up at our hotel. Today´s daytour brings us to the Silverisland (by boat). The island is also called "little Galápagos" because of its numerous seabirds and sea lions. On a little hike our english-speaking guide explains us everything about flora and fauna of this island. Afterwards we have the possibility to snorkel. From June to September we can also observe the hunpback whales. Return to Puerto López.

Day
5
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Beach

After getting so many impressions during the excursions and activities today we have time to relax on the beach or in our comfortable hostaría. You can also book some other activities like visiting the island of Salango.

Day
6

Departure

Transfer out to Guayaquil or Manta.