One of the most known areas of the Coast is Machalilla National Park. This park has abundant and exotic wildlife, exquisite unspoiled beaches and rich historical past. Within the Park, Isla de la Plata offers fantastic opportunities especially for bird lovers. At the island you can see blue-footed and masked boobies, frigate birds, pelicans, and giant albatross

Participants will arrive in Quito.  After 2 days of knowing the city and its main attractions, you will be reaching the coast region; they will be based in Puerto Lopez. Participants will visit stunning beaches and vibrant towns. This is a fantastic opportunity to see the real Ecuador and marvel at its beauty.

Los Frailes: Viewed by many as the most beautiful beach in Ecuador, the surrounding area has a host more beaches, many of which are almost deserted. 

Isla Del Plata: A jewel in Ecuador’s crown. Cheaper and less commercialized than the Galapagos Islands, you’ll have the chance to view red and blue-footed boobies up close along with a host of other rare animal and bird species 

Beach Montañita: One of the best surf beaches in South America and the undisputed party capital of Ecuador, Montañita has only really been discovered by travelers in the last 10 years. The town itself has a funky bohemian feel and is packed with cafes, restaurants and bars – almost all done in native bamboo style. 



  • $1.350 USD


What is included? 

  • Accommodation throughout your program as described above
  • Entrance tickets to the visits in Quito and Guayaquil
  • Breakfast at our hostels
  • Orientation the next day upon arrival
  • Private transportation for the visits in Quito and Guayaquil.
  • Public transportation to the coast region.
  • On-site 24 hour emergency contact number and assistance 

What is not included: 

  • Personal travel insurance (we offer discount with a international insurance partner)
  • All items of personal nature
  • Any additional activities and excursions
  • Alcoholic beverages/extra snacks
  • Transfers to/from Quito and Guayaquil International airports can be purchased through Lead Adventures for an extra cost.