COAST TOURS

With more than 1,000 miles of beach, the Ecuadorian coast really does have something for everyone. Tropical forests, mangroves and mountains paint the backdrop to sleepy fishing villages, relaxed yoga resorts and fun-filled party towns. The diversity of flora and fauna make the area a paradise for birdwatchers, the swell of the pacific… a paradise for surfers and the warm welcome… a paradise for all.

Introduction Ecuadorian Coast 7 days

Discover the delights of the Ecuadorian coast, this tour is a great introduction to what the coastal region has to offer. From the bright lights of the city to sleepy seaside fishing towns and deserted beaches, you will travel the ‘Ruta del Sol’ enjoying the sun, sand and Ecuadorian culture.

Day 1 Arrival to Guayaquil
  • Transfer to hotel and introduction to tour

Activity length: Approx 2 hrs

Overnight: Guayaquil

Day 2 Guayaquil & Santay Island
  • City tour – Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city
  • Cycle or walking route to Santay Island

Highlights # history, architecture, riverside walk, wildlife #

Activity length: Approx 7 hrs

Overnight: Guayaquil

Day 3 Valdivia - Olón - Puerto López
  • Visit to Valvidia and museum and aquarium
  • Enjoy lunch on beautiful Olón beach

Highlights # ruta del sol, pre-columbian artifacts, coastal cuisine #

Activity length: Approx 8 hrs

Overight: Puerto López/Ayampe area

Day 4 Puerto López - Isla de la Plata
  • Isla de la Plata tour, including: snorkeling, walking and birdwatching
  • Whale-watching (June- September)

Highlights #boat trip, nature, sea life, birdlife #

Activity length: Approx 8 hrs

Overnight: Puerto López/Ayampe area

Day 5 Puerto López & Los Frailes
  • Free day to explore more of the delights in and around Puerto López

Highlights # beaches, archaeology, culture#

Activity length: Depending on choice of activities

Overnight: Puerto López/Ayampe area

Day 6 Montecristi- Manta
  • Visit to the town of Montecristi, famous as birthplace of historical figure, Eloy Alfaro
  • Witness artisans at work, producing tagua crafts and the world famous “Panama Hats”
  • Afternoon to enjoy the city and beaches of Manta

Highlights # coastal scenery, history, politics, artisan products #

Activity length: Approx 5 hrs

Overnight: Manta or Guayaquil

Day 7 Transfer to Guayaquil airport
  • Transfer to Guayaquil airport for connections home, or Gálapagos or inland tour (please ask for details)

Activity length: Depending on location of day 6 overnight

We keep our itinerary pages short and sweet, please contact us for the full detailed version or with any questions you may have.

* Tailor-made itineraries are also available*

Tour Details

Price: from $1380 p/p

Min:  2 people/Max: 16 people

INCLUDED

  • Private transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Visits and excursions detailed in the itinerary
  • Breakfast is included in all packages
  • Other meals may be included, depending on your choice of package

NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Soft & Alcoholic drinks
  • Additional activities
  • Meals (other than breakfast), depending on your choice of package
  • Tips
Introduction

Explore Ecuador’s largest city, Guayaquil, and its wonderful surrounding natural attractions. This tour combines the buzz of city life with the tranquility of the Guayas countryside. We can personalize your tour with hotels and meals to match your budget and taste.

Day 1 Arrival to Guayaquil
  • Transfer to hotel and introduction to tour

Activity length: Approx 2 hrs

Overnight: Guayaquil

Day 2 Guayaquil & Santay Island
  • City tour – Guayaquil
  • Cycle or walking route to Santay Island

Highlights # history, architecture, riverside walk, wildlife #

Activity length: Approx 7 hrs

Overnight: Guayaquil

Day 3 Puerto El Morro
  • Boat trip to view the mangroves, birdlife and river dolphins

Highlights # nature, boat trip, wildlife #

Activity length: Approx 8 hrs

Overnight: Guayaquil

Day 4 Hacienda La Danesa
  • Visit to the restored Hacienda La Danesa
  • Cacao tour
  • Gastronomy demonstration

Highlights # organic cuisine, cacao, history #

Activity length: Approx 8 hrs

Overnight: Guayaquil

Day 5 Transfer to Guayaquil airport
  • Transfer to Guayaquil airport for connections home or Galàpagos extension tour (please ask for details)

Activity length: Approx 1 hr

We keep our itinerary pages short and sweet, please contact us for the full detailed version or with any questions you may have.

* Tailor-made itineraries are also available*

TOUR DETAILS

Price: from $985 p/p

Min: 2 people/Max: 16 people

INCLUDED

  • Private transportation
  • Bilingual guide
  • Accommodation based on double occupancy
  • Visits and excursions detailed in the itinerary
  • Breakfast is included in all packages
  • Other meals may be included, depending on your choice of package

NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Soft & Alcoholic drinks
  • Additional activities
  • Meals (other than breakfast), depending on your choice of package
  • Tips