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6-Day Ecuador Pacific Coast Tour
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Product Code: 4522-231139
OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Vast beaches just a short way from Ecuador's major cities
  • • Sample amazing gastronomy
  • • Average weather: minimum 20ºC, maximum 35ºC
  • • La Plata Island (little Galapagos)
  • • Humpback Whales season (June-September)
  • • Toquilla fiber production for the creation of artisanal Toquilla (Panama) Hats
Tour Code
4522-231139
Duration
6 days
Departure City
Guayaquil
End City
Guayaquil
Tour Type:
Bus/Coach
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Family, Historical, Nature

Enjoy activities and tours that are perfect for the whole family; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Standard group

Tour with fellow travelers from all over the world

Activity Level: Easy

Perfect for any fitness level

Quality: Standard

Travel with professional guides, enjoy more time at attractions and/or stay at comfortable accommodations

Accessibility: Partly accessible

Tour has wheelchair accessible vehicles/attractions for foldable wheelchairs

Itinerary
Day 01
Salinas

Guayaquil - Salinas

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

After breakfast, we'll begin our Ecuador tour along the Pacific Ocean, traveling along the famous Spondylus Route.

First, we'll arrive at El Morro Port, where an outboard boat will take us on an unforgettable tour through the mangroves where we’ll do some birdwatching and a short hike on the trails of Birds Island and visit the Dolphins Estuary.

A simple and traditional lunch will be served by the local women that are part of this community development project.

Later we’ll head to Salinas to visit “La Chocolatera.” an impressive cliff and rock formation where the waves crash in full power. At the end of the day, there will be an opportunity to enjoy the sunset by the seashore.

Then we'll check into our hotel and relax.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 02
Puerto Lopez

Salinas - Puerto Lopez

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

Today we'll meet Ben Haas, who has been tracking watching whales since the 1980s and founded the Whale Museum in Salinas.

Afterwards, we’ll continue towards the Northern area, where we'll visit the artisanal fishermen town of San Pablo and have a chance to see the characteristic handicrafts as Panama Hats and Tagua nuts, better known as vegetable ivory all over the way.

We’ll pass through the surfer’s town of Montañita on our way to Puerto López area for overnight.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Puerto Lopez

Puerto Lopez - Isla de la Plata - Puerto Lopez

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

Today we'll travel to Isla de la Plata.

Plata Island is surrounded by the Machalilla Marine Reserve that protects coral reefs where marine life is varied and exciting and between July and November receives the magnificent Humpback whales.

The island has two routes or hiking trails, both with spectacular views, where you can find interesting colonies of blue footed boobies, masked boobies, frigate birds and albatrosses, the reason why it’s been locally known as “Little Galapagos.” It has a desert climate in which plant species
have adapted forming an interesting dry tropical forest. The Plata Island became named after “the
silver” seen in the distance, caused by the reflection of the sun on the abundance of guano which covers the site.

Some pre Columbian vestiges from native and Inca cultures have been found in site, evidence of an interesting past as research port for the exploitation of the Spondylus priceps shells, precious ornament for ritual use by the Amerindian peoples. After the hike, we’ll enjoy a light box lunch and have an opportunity of snorkeling in this beautiful marine reserve.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
Day 04
Machalilla National Park

Puerto Lopez - Machalilla National Park - Manta

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

In the morning, we’ll visit the in-site archaeological museum of the Agua Blanca Community.

Then we'll travel to Machalilla National Park where we’ll enjoy the beauty of Frailes Beach, a pristine site with the most beautiful landscape.

After lunch, we'll leave the area of Machalilla and travel through the Toquilla Straw Corridor towards the city of Manta, one of the main ports in Ecuador for overnight.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Montecristi

Manta - Montecristi - La Pila - Guayaquil

Hotel: Local Hotel or similar

We'll leave the city today and travel towards the town of Montecristi, known for the production and commercialization of the world known - but misnamed - Panama Hat, a true artisanal symbol of Ecuador.

We'll also visit the Eloy Alfaro Civic Center and Museum, dedicated to one of the most important and avantgarde Presidents Ecuador has had.

Then we'll arrive in La Pila where you’ll see some traditional ceramics.

Afterwards we'll return to Guayaquil.

Tips:
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Guayaquil

Guayaquil

Today we'll say farewell to Guayaquil and transfer you to the airport for your flight home or on to the Galapagos.

Visiting Attractions

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 5-Night Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Meals plan
  • Certified tour guide
  • Entrance fee to all attractions

Package Excludes

  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
Special Notes

Pricing Info

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    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
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  • Jennifer

    Jennifer

    08/02/2016
    Fun Trip

    "Ecuador vacation was spectacular, very well-planned, It was a wonderful vacation!!"

  • Penny

    Penny

    08/02/2016
    Splendid

    Our guide was splendid! always willing to answer questions and help. It was a remarkable tour Can't wait for the next trip.

  • Scott

    Scott

    08/02/2016
    Wonderful

    It was a unique experience in Ecuador. So many local wonderful sights. I can't say enough good things about this country.

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