Within Machalilla National Park, you can set sail for Plata Island. This island has many of the same characteristics and endangered species as the Galápagos Islands. Observe some of them on this fun, full-day tour.
- 11 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 7:30 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Once you arrive, your guide will take you on a 2-hour walking tour. (Take note: in order to reach the paths, you must climb 180 stairs.) Along the way he’ll point out the unusual species of bird that live on the island, including blue-footed boobies, red-footed boobies, frigate birds, and the rare albatross. After the walk, you’ll return to the boat for a lite sandwich lunch.
Just beyond the island, a coral reef provides a welcoming habitat for tropical fish, manta rays, and sea turtles. You’ll get to snorkel here for an hour after lunch.
What to Bring
Water bottle, comfortable clothes, hat, sunblock, swimsuit, sneakers, and a wind breaker. Note: From July to November, visitors should bring a heavier coat.
Guided tour, snorkeling equipment, and lunch.
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Similar things to do
Between June and October, around 7,000 humpback whales travel from Antarctica to Ecuador’s coast. They migrate to this area to mate and give birth in Ecuador’s warm Pacific waters. Machalilla National Park is ideally located for visitors to come and watch the humpback whales that have gathered near the coast.