• Duration

    9 AM – 4 PM

  • Location

    Manta – Pacoche – Montecristi

  • Difficulty

    Strenuous – If taking the entire walk at the forest

    Easy to Moderate – If taking half of the walk

  • Price

    2 -3 people: $160 p.p

    4-5 people: $100 p.p

    6-7 people: $80 p.p

    8-10 people: $75 p.p

    Please inquiry for larger group rates

    (Local currency USD.)

What to expect

We designed this Shore Excursion in Manta to have a glimpse of the local daily life and experience the biodiversity and history of this Country.

First, visit the fish market, the engine of the local economy. Then, discover one of the landmarks of the Ecuadorian coast, Pacoche National Wildlife Refuge, a stunning tropical humid forest just a few minutes from Manta. Then, learn about the Ecuadorian revolution at the “Ciudad Alfaro” museum and mausoleum. Finally, get some time to shop the famous Panama Hat and local handicrafts in downtown Montecristi.

What´s Included

  • All entrance and activities fees
  • Bottled water and local snack
  • Lunch
  • Cruise Terminal / Hotel pick up and drop off (You would have to take the free shuttle bus to Cruise Terminal)
  • Professional Local Guide (Spanish, English, German or French).
  • *Does not include gratuities

Cancellation policy

  • If you cancel at least 7 calendar days in advance, there is no cancellation fee
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee
  • If you cancel within 2 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee
  • For cruise ship travelers: If the ship doesn´t dock due to inclement weather conditions, political matters, or covid-19 related reasons, there is no cancellation fee

The itinerary

Walk Through The Fish Market and Shipyard

First, we will go to the early morning fish market in Manta, where you can see the fishermen coming in from their morning fishing tasks, unloading their catch, and preparing them for selling.

There is a wide variety of catches here in Manta, and it is quite a show to watch!

A few steps to the Fish Market, you will see the construction and repair of large wooden fishing boats at the shipyard.

Go Up The Hill and Hike

We would then go to the Pacoche Wildlife Refuge, just 30 minutes from Manta. Here you would go on a ~1h30 walk through the forest with a nature guide and your tour English Speaking Guide.

After the walk, we will have a well-deserved lunch at a typical coastal restaurant with lovely relaxing ocean views.

San Lorenzo’s Lighthouse Viewpoint

Digestion walk to this great viewpoint? We say yes! For the ones that prefer not to walk, there’s a viewpoint step away from the van.

The coastal town of San Lorenzo is also part of Pacoche Wildlife Refuge.

Picture by our guide and photographer: Cristopher Torres

Immerse In Montecristi’s Handicrafts Stores and Museum

Learn about the Ecuadorian Revolution at the “Ciudad Alfaro” Museum and Mausoleum. Site created by the government of Ecuador to honor General Eloy Alfaro, born in Montecristi and the leader of our revolution.

On the last visit, after visiting the museum, we will go to the town of Montecristi, where you can immerse yourself in the local stores and shop for all kinds of Souvenirs and the famous Panama Hats.

Book Here

Do you want to book or need more information? please contact us!

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Cdla. Barbasquillo 130802
Manta – Ecuador
Phone: +593 995 376 249

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