Manta – Pto. Lopez – Isla de La Plata


10.5 hours approx.


Moderate to Strenuous


From 85 USD per person

About this tour

Discover the Enchanting Isla de La Plata: A Nature Lover’s Paradise

Embark on a fascinating day tour from Manta to the mesmerizing Isla de La Plata, fondly referred to as the “Poorman’s Galapagos.” Nestled within the pristine Machalilla National Park, this breathtaking island promises unforgettable encounters with nature.

What´s Included

  • All entrance and activities fees
  • Cruise Terminal / Hotel pick up and drop off (You would have to take the free shuttle bus to Cruise Terminal)
  • Professional Local Guide Spanish/English (German and French with extra cost)
  • Box lunch included (2 Sandwiches, water, juice, banana bread snack)
  • Transportation with air conditioning

Cancellation policy

  • If you cancel at least 7 calendar days in advance, there is no cancellation fee
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee
  • If you cancel within 2 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee
  • For cruise ship travelers: If the ship doesn´t dock due to inclement weather conditions, political matters, or covid-19 related reasons, there is no cancellation fee

The itinerary

Across the waves

Your journey begins with a convenient pick-up in the coastal town of Manta, followed by a picturesque drive along the iconic “Spondylus Route,” a breathtaking coastal escape that leads to the charming town of Puerto Lopez. As you set sail for the enchanting island, marvel at the majestic humpback whales (June to October) as they grace the waters during their annual mating season.

Time for hicking

As you edge closer to the dock, it becomes profusely clear that spotting some birdlife will not be difficult.

Upon arrival, a knowledgeable birdwatching enthusiast will escort you along the island’s winding trails, providing an insightful guide to the diverse avian species that call this haven home. Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of our feathered friends and uncover the unique secrets of each species.

According to your possibilities, the local guide will inform you about the different paths that you could take.

A well deserved dip into the ocean

To conclude your extraordinary adventure, plunge into the crystalline waters surrounding the island and indulge in a snorkeling escapade. Witness the kaleidoscope of marine life that thrives beneath the surface, and create lasting memories of your time in this natural wonderland.

Do you need more information?

We can adapt this itinerary to your needs. Contact us!

See related excursion:

Cdla. Barbasquillo 130802
Manta – Ecuador
Phone: +593 995 376 249

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