Ecuador Whale watching
|Quito - Puerto Lopez - Machalilla National Park
(9 days, 8 nights)
Day 1: Quito
Arrival in Quito, reception and transfer to the 4* Sheraton Four Points Hotel.
Day 2: Quito - Puerto Lopez
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to Guayaquil. Reception and transfer to Puerto Lopez on the Ecuadorian coast. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 3: Puerto Lopez - Whale-watching
After breakfast, transfer to the port for a half day whale-watching tour (June to September) by boat to observe the humpback whales that have migrated from the colder waters of Antarctica to breed in the warmer equatorial waters.
Return to Puerto Lopez and your hotel.
Day 4: Puerto Lopez - Isla de la Plata
After breakfast, transfer to the port for the full day excusion to Isla de la Plata, some 17 K/m off the coast off Ecuador. During the trip you will observe many humpback whales before arriving at the island. Arrival at the island where you will take a 3 hour hike and observe the diverse wildlife. Birds you will come across include frigates, albatross, masked, red-, and blue-footed boobies
to name but a few. After a packed lunch, you will have an opportunity to snorkel and see the marine life around the area. Return to Puerto Lopez and your hotel.
Days 5 - 6: Puerto Lopez - San Sebastian
A two day camping program to the cloud forest of San Sebastian. Accompanied by a bilingual guide you may either hike or go on horseback and view the wide variety of fauna in this protected reserve (Machalilla National Park). Wildlife often seen include monkeys, toucan, hummingbirds, parrots and many other species of birds. You will also observe the three different microclimates of the park, tropical dry forest, tropical forest and cloud forest. Overnight camping before returning the last day to Puerto Lopez.
Day 7: Puerto Lopez - Salango Island Kayak
A half day Kayak program around Salango Island. Return to your hotel and free afternoon to enjoy the lovely coastal setting or perhaps to visit the archaeological museum at Agua Blanca.
Day 8: Puerto Lopez - Quito
Transfer to the airport in Guayaquil for the return flight back to Quito. Transfer to your hotel.
Day 9: Quito
After breakfast, free day or a Quito city tour option before your transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
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