Ecuador and Galapagos Travel
  • Machalilla Highlights Tour
  • Fishermen boats
  • Machalilla Highlights Tour, Whale watching
  • Machalilla Beach
  • Machalilla Highlights Tour, Ecuador Coast
  • Machalilla crab
  • Machalilla Highlights Tour, Whale watching
  • Machalilla Fisherman
  • Machalilla Highlights Tour, Isla de la Plata
  • Whale Watching
  • Machalilla Highlights Tour, Coast hotel

Machalilla Highlights
Pristine National Parks on Ecuador’s coast

Ecuador’s Pacific coastline combines beautiful beaches with national parks teaming with wildlife and interesting ruins that give an insight into past cultures. This minitour gives an exciting flavour of all these highlights and of course includes plenty of freetime to relax and top-up your tan!

During July and August you can enjoy the added bonus of watching the rituals of the humpback whales during mating season.

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Day Activities Meals
1 Arrival to Puerto Lopez – Make your own way to the small beach town of Puerto Lopez to check into the hotel in the afternoon. Free time to relax and a delicious dinner to settle in. D
2 Isla de la plata – A full day exploring Isla de la plata. The island is famous for the legend of Sir Francis Drake who is said to have left buried treasure here. Today it is often compared to the Galapagos Islands and is visited for the wealth of wildlife that inhabits the island and reefs. The day includes trekking with a naturalist guide, wildlife observation and snorkeling – in July / August you also stand an excellent chance of spotting humpback whales too! Overnight at lodge. BLD
3 Machalilla National Park – In the morning we visit the tiny community of Agua Blanca to see the interesting ruins of the Salangome Chiefdom. The afternoon takes us to the gorgeous beaches and rocky cliffs of Los Frailes. Overnight at lodge. BLD
4 Tour end– the trip ends after breakfast today. B

Past Clients Feedback

“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!” (Gina Lopez, USA)

“Perfect combo of relaxation and sight-seeing, great lodging too!!!”
(Claudia Ludwig, Germany)

Prices (per person)

2 $435 Standard / $575 Comfort
3 $415 Standard / $495 Comfort
4 $400 Standard / $480 Comfort
5 $385 Standard / $470 Comfort
6 or more $380 Standard / $465 Comfort


  • Accommodation on twin/double basis
  • Meals as listed in itinerary
  • Activities as listed in itinerary (shared tour day 2, private tour day3)
  • 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 traveller price quote.
  • Machalilla park entry fee ($20)
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips
  • Flights to / from Manta and transfers; please ask usfor a quote if you require this service.