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The tour in Isla de la Plata, Ecuador, offers a remarkable opportunity to explore a remote island known as the "Poor Man's Galapagos" due to its abundant wildlife and natural beauty. Isla de la Plata, located off the coast of mainland Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean, is a protected nature reserve that provides a taste of the Galapagos Islands' unique ecosystem.

The tour typically begins with a 1-hour boat ride from the mainland (Puerto Lopez) to Isla de la Plata, during which you can enjoy panoramic views of the ocean and potentially spot marine life such as dolphins, whales, and sea turtles. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by a pristine island with rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and crystal-clear waters.

One of the tour's highlights is observing various bird species, including blue-footed boobies, frigatebirds, and albatrosses. The island is a nesting and breeding site for these remarkable birds, and you can witness their fascinating behaviors up close.

Snorkeling is another popular activity during the tour, allowing you to explore the vibrant underwater world surrounding the island. Swim alongside colorful tropical fish and playful sea lions and possibly even encounter giant manta rays or hammerhead sharks in the deeper waters.

As you explore the island's trails, you'll be surrounded by stunning landscapes and diverse flora, including cacti, bromeliads, and other endemic plants. Your guide will provide insights into the island's unique ecosystem, its importance for conservation, and the ongoing efforts to protect its fragile habitats.

Overall, the tour in Isla de la Plata promises a captivating blend of wildlife encounters, scenic beauty, and a glimpse into the wonders of the Galapagos-like ecosystem. It offers an alternative experience for those seeking a taste of the iconic Galapagos Islands, showcasing Ecuador's incredible biodiversity.


You can book this tour separately or include it in your big adventure! The itinerary can be changed according to your preferences and requests. Kindly be advised that the starting price of the tour doesn`t include accommodation, transportation, and dining. However, we do also help with arranging all of these services. We have a wide range of options apt to any type of traveler, from backpackers to luxury tourists. EC Adventures is focused on creating personalized tours suitable for YOU! Here is all but not a limited list of possible activities in Puerto Lopez, Ecuador. 

For detailed information, please contact our representative. All consultations are free.


Day 1

Time : 8:45 am

Isla de la Plata/Puerto Lopez

Puerto Lopez is the only official gateway to go to Isla de la Plata, so we start our tour from this town.
1). At 8:45, we meet by the port, and at 9 AM sharp is our departure. We are going to use government-authorized boats to get to the island, and it will take us approximately 1 hour one way.
2). Once we arrive on the Island first thing we will do is a stroll around the Island where we can see blue-footed boobies and other exciting species of birds.
3). Lunch on the boat.
4). Snorkeling in nearby waters, admiring all beauty of marine life.
5). We will return to Puerto Lopez at around 5 PM. From that moment you will have free time to spend in the bars and restaurants that are all over the coastline.

  • Transportation to the locations on the rout
  • Full-time escort with an English-speaking guide
  • All entry fees on the route
  • Transportation from/to the airport (for request)
  • Accommodation ( available according to personal preferences)
  • Dining (available according to personal preferences)
  • Additional excursions or activities (contact ECA representative for more details)
  • Tips, souvenirs, and other expenditures
  • Insurance (available per request)
  • Flight tickets 

All these services can be added to your trip, and our representative will calculate the price personally for you.

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