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Machalilla Highlights
Pristine National Parks on Ecuador’s coast

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Ecuador’s Pacific coastline combines beautiful beaches with national parks teaming with wildlife and interesting ruins that give an insight into past cultures. This mini tour gives an exciting flavour of all these highlights and of course includes plenty of free time 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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Machalilla Highlights
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 snorkelling – 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

This program can be adapted to your personal needs - just let our sales team know of any changes you would like to make, and they will be happy to help!

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)


AVAILABILITY: This tour is available throughout the year.

START DATES: flexible to start on any day of the week that you prefer to travel.

Prices (per person)

2 $450 Standard / $735 Comfort Request this Tour
3 $415 Standard / $595 Comfort Request this Tour
4 $400 Standard / $580 Comfort Request this Tour
5 $385 Standard / $570 Comfort Request this Tour
6 or more $380 Standard / $565 Comfort Request this Tour


  • 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.