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Palo Santo Travel Ecuador

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Puerto Lopez, Ecuador
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Tour Operator from Puerto Lopez, Ecuador. Machalilla National Park. Whale watching, from june to october. Tour Isla de la Plata, The tour is full day, included encounter with marine turtles , snorkel on the reef corals, visit to la Plata Island or small Galapagos. Tour Los Frailes beach. Sport fishing. We speak english. We accepted credit cards. Somos Operadores directos con yates de turismo. Tour avistamiento de ballenas, snorkel, playa Los Frailes, Transfer desde Montañita, Manta, Cuenca, Salinas, Quito o Guayaquil.
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Cyrus V wrote a review Nov 2020
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We had an excellent experience from start to finish. After booking a tour of Isla de la Plata, we received confirmation for a pick up from our hostel. Everyone was friendly, helpful, and professional, and the tour was excellent. We were given two sandwiches, some cake, and a bunch of fruit to eat, and restrooms were available both on and off the island.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Kerry F wrote a review Nov 2020
Reading, United Kingdom14 contributions2 helpful votes
Wonderful day trip to the Isla de la Plata with Palo Santo Travel. Great commentary from the very knowledgeable and friendly guide in English (as well as Spanish), while on the boat ride out to the island and on the island tour itself. The guide made sure everyone was ok walking on the tour (mostly flat, only a few steep bits and some steps), always checking to see if we were all ok, and making sure that the wildlife was safe too. We even saw whales and dolphins, when it was thought that they had all left the area - what a treat! After lunch, while preparing for snorkelling, our guide Silvano saw that I was a bit nervous about being in the ocean, so he stayed with me and held my hand, also bringing the life buoy to help me to feel safe. Cannot thank him enough as it was an amazing experience! All of the guides and boat crew were kind and friendly, the snacks were yummy and we all felt really looked after and happy. I would recommend this trip to everyone. It was around 6 hours total, worth every $ Thank you Palo Santo!
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Date of experience: November 2020
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MaryJ22 wrote a review Jul 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom117 contributions23 helpful votes
A boat trip with 7 tourists only on July 22nd during the coronavirus pandemic. The team from Palo Santo were wonderful and helpful. We saw many pods of whales and they came close to the boat. A brilliant experience, thanks to Cristina and her great crew.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from palosantotravel, Gerente at Palo Santo Travel Ecuador
Responded Aug 5, 2020
Thank you so much for your comment. We are so happy that you can share your experiences. Yes, we are ready now... whale watching only with Palo Santo Travel
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MaryGoes wrote a review Feb 2020
Red Deer, Canada59 contributions6 helpful votes
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This trip was selected based on the location of the tour office (close to where we were staying) and additionally it was selected based on prior Tripadvisor reviews (which seemed very positive). There was absolutely no disappointment. We met up at the start of the day at the office then walked together to the dock with our two guides. The guide I spent most of my time with was Silvano and I have nothing but positive to say about him. He obviously enjoys his work and it shows again and again. He stayed back with me (the slower one in the group) making sure all made it safely on the hike. Sylvano also knows his birds well and definitely seemed to enjoy educating us about them. The island itself is beautiful and the hike is a good workout but also quite scenic. Snacks were provided on the way we had some delicious banana bread, then too a banana each. We had lunch between the hike and snorkeling of some delicious sandwiches (tuna was particularly good), and some cola. Following snorkelling we were delighted to have some fresh watermelon then another piece of banana bread. They were great guides as well as hosts in their boat. There was plenty of time for snorkelling near Isla de la Plata and a beautiful array of fish to see along the coral. The snorkelling is from off the boat, but a fabulous area to. Do it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Travel238357 wrote a review Jan 2020
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Great tour! Nice and informative guides! Only comment would be the conservation house should sell bottled water to help raise money for the conservation of the island!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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