Most of the Pacific coast of Peru is bathed by the nutrient rich and cold waters of the Humboldt current which creates giant kelp forests. However, the northern part of the coast from the Ecuador border in the Tumbes and Piura regions is bathed by the warmer Equatorial current and this allows coral reefs to form. This area is also a favoured feeding area for Giant Manta rays that can grow up to 2 tonnes and with 7m wingspans. The Opwall project here is helping Planeta Oceano to develop their marine research programme at this site. The second week is spent on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos.
This small town is on the northern Peruvian coast about 40 minutes south of Tumbes. Transfer from Guyaquil in Ecuador will be bus to Tumbes and then smaller vehicles down to Zorritos. Accommodation will be in backpacker lodges with single sex shared rooms and separate ...Find out more