Machalilla National Park was created in 1989 and was one of the first protected areas in Ecuador. This protected area consists of dry forest, marine area, islands, and rainforest. The rainforest is one of the largest on the Ecuadorian Coast and there have been over 500 different species including birds and mammals. Río Blanco Community is located 15 minutes from Puerto Lopez. It performs for community tourism through ecotourism to protect the last remnants of forest and the animals that live there. During the tours you can try native fruits, watch squirrels, colorful birds, and monkeys (black howler or capuchin) in their natural habitat, it activity depends on what nature provides us.
6 HOURS, it would take more or less, because we don’t know about the behaviour of the animals. We are in the wild nature.
08:30 Departure (We pick up you from your hotel)
08:45 Arrive to Río Blanco Community.
09:00 Meet with your guides. Explanation about the community, the local food and forest.
09:30 Walk or horseback ride in the rainforest, in accordance to the convenience of tourists.
13:30 Box Lunch in the community with one local family.
14:30 Returning to Puerto López at your hotel.
Transport from/to Puerto Lopez, Guide (English or Spanish), individual horse, horse equipment (pants, boats, water poncho), bird watching, monkey watching, native lunch (optional), a bottle of water, taxes.
WHAT´S NOT INCLUDED?
Special drinks, tips, English guide. You would ask for an English guide extra money.
WHAT TO BRING?
Bring a shirt and long pants, a hat, insect repellent, sunscreen. You remember we will be in the heart of the rain forest of Machalilla National Park.
NOTE: Minimum 2 people