From USD 250
TRANSFER FROM GUAYAQUIL TO PUERTO LOPEZ + TOUR ISLA DE LA PLATA AND SNORKEL, FULL DAY
DAILY TOUR FROM OCTOBER TO MAY
Our goal is to give you an exciting adventure you will never forget. You can enjoy the amazing marine life sightings off the coast of Puerto Lopez and Machalilla National Park. This tour included marine turtles sightings, walking in Isla de la Plata for two hours (small Galapagos) and Snorkel and swimming surrounded by tropical colorful fish and abundant marine life. Feel the nature very close you.
This tour included trasfer GUAYAQUIL - Puerto Lopez - GUAYAQUIL, trekking in Isla de la Plata, encounter with marine turtles, snorkel time with tropical fishes. The tour began from your hotel or airport in Guayaquil, for three and half hour, you enjoy the Guayas and Manabi province landscapes, then we will arrive to Puerto Lopez, part of Machalilla National Park is the best breeding area with different species of marine birds, whales, turtles in Latinoamerica.
La Isla de La Plata is also known as small Galápagos because it has the same ecosystem and animals living on the Island. In pre-Columbian times the sun and the sea was a ceremonial center of worship for the Incas. Later, the Plata Island was visited by buccaneers and pirates. Finally it belonged to one of the most famous families tours in Ecuador to be part of the Machalilla National Park, Isla la Plata is the second important protected area in Ecuador.
06:00 Pick up in Guayaquil
Transfer Guayaquil - Puerto Lopez 3h 45 m
Meet with us in Palo Santo Travel Agency
09:25 Departure from the agency to the dock to board the boat. Meet your guide at Palo Santo Office. Our office is in the north Malecon (Malecon and Abdon Calderon), beside Itapoa Hotel, in front of the navy office.
10:50 Arrival at Isla de la Plata and we can see marine turtles marine. We have snack.
11:20 Hike for observing marine birds and landscapes of the Plata island.
14:15 Box Lunch (fruits and sandwichs)
14:40 Snorkeling for observation of many fish species and the coral reef in La Plata Island.
16:00 Arrive to Puerto López.
16:15 Transfer to Puerto López to Manta (if you need to get time for dinner of coffee only let me know, we can change the hour that you come back)
We have three tour boats from 31 to 41 feet in length with two outboards engines, GPS, radio, confortable seats, safe jackets, bathroom and everything necessary for you to be comfortable on the trip. Although, the boats have a capacity of 30 passengers, in obedience to the regulations of Machalilla National Park, we travel every day with 16 passengers. Our main research boat seats up to 16 passengers each one.
School groups: Please ask us about our special rates for school groups.
Families, single, couple of all age with love for the nature, adventure and the life. If there's part of your group or family who can not walk can take the time to walk using more time for snorkel or enjoy the beaches of the island of La Plata.
Guide (English, Spanish), boat equipped with a security system, life jackets, snorkeling equipment, free drink and lunch box, whale watching, bird watching, sea turtles and reef coral and tropical fish.
Transport to and from the Island (from Palo Santo office, Puerto Lopez) - bird and sea turtle sighting - Box lunch (sandwich, cake, fruits, drinks) and trekking in Isla de la Plata with the - Naturalist guide - 30 - 50 minutes of snorkelling (we provide you with full snorkel gear). Please ask, for our vegan menu.
WHAT´S NOT INCLUDED
Special drinks, tips.
IS IT SAFE?
Our boat is also equipped with life-jackets for every single person on board, and all our crew members have been trained and certified to assure your safety and the safety of the animals.
WHAT TO BRING
Bring comfortable beach clothes, Windbreaker jacket, sunscreen, swimsuit, towel and hiking shoes.