2-Day Puerto Lopez & Isla de La Plata

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Ecuador

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Its name comes from the legend that the English explorer Sir Francis Drake buried a chestful of silver here in the sixteenth century – never discovered, of course.Today, the island’s fame derives more from its large population of marine birds, and beautiful cliffs attracting many visitors. Commonly known between Ecuadorians and visitors as : Poor man’s Galapagos, because of its resemblance with the Enchanted Islands and how close it is to mainland. But this hackneyed phrase doesn’t do the island justice; it’s the only place in Ecuador – including the Galapagos – where blue-footed, red-footed and masked boobies are living together, as well as sea lions. Visits usually include some snorkeling, which provides a glimpse of a fabulous array of colorful fish. You might also spot dolphins and manta rays on the boat ride. As for whale watching, you'll have the chance to see them if you go between the months of June and September
DAY 1 GUAYAQUIL – PUERTO LOPEZ Pick up at the airport or hotel in Guayaquil at 9 AM and arrival at Puerto Lopez around 12 AM. In Puerto Lopez you will have free time to explore the city and the beautiful beach. Overnight in La Terraza HotelDAY 2 (B, L) ISLA DE LA PLATA After a good breakfast you will leave around 9 AM to Isla de la Plata. It is about 1.5 hour by boat from Puerto Lopez. At Isla de la Plata you will have the chance to see the blue footed boobies, turtles and tropical fish. During lunchtime you can enjoy the lunch box that you are getting from the hotel. At the end of the day you will drive back to Guayaquil where you arrive around 7.30 PM. You can be dropped off at the airport or at your hotel in Guayaquil.*If you travel within the months of June - September theres a high chance to spot Humpback Whales

What’s included

  • Accommodation 1 night in a double room with private bathroom at La Terraza
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Private transportation from and to your hotel in Guayaquil or Airport
  • Meals as described in itinerary (1x breakfast, 1x lunch)
  • Activities as described in the itinerary.
  • 24/7 assistance in Dutch, English and Spanish
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Snacks

What’s not included

  • Additional food or beverages
  • Tips for guide