• Duration

    9 AM to 3PM

    *times and itinerary are adaptable to the traveler needs

  • Location

    Manta – Picoaza – Montecristi

  • Difficulty


  • Price

    2 – 3 people: $150 p.p

    4 -5 people: $100 p.p

    6-8 people: $75 p.p

    Please inquiry for larger group rates

    (Local currency USD.)

What to expect

Explore the archeological site of “Cerro Jaboncillo” (“Jaboncillo Hill”), where you’ll find ancient vestiges and archeological pieces from the last indigenous culture of this region. In the museum, you could find the original U shape power seats and other exciting vestiges.
We also visit the laboratories, where thousands of pieces are being restored. During this behind-the-scenes tour, you will learn about the community project and the back-office work needed to preserve such an important heritage.
On the way back to Manta, you can visit downtown Montecristi, full of charming handicrafts stores. (optional)
You will complete your Shore Excursion by tasting the delicious cuisine of the Ecuadorian coast.

What´s Included

  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • All entrance and activities fees
  • 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

Cerro Jaboncillo

The first visit will be to Cerro Jaboncillo, just 50 minutes from Manta. Walk around the trails of this archeological site, and find ancient vestiges like houses, buildings, irrigation systems, and well-preserved archaeological pieces at the site museum.

Archaelogical Site Museum and Labs

Learn about this region’s last indigenous culture settlers, “Los Manteños.” In the museum, you will find the original U shape power sits characteristical of this culture and other vestiges.

At the labs, you will be a witness of the back office work and the community project behind this magnificent archaeological center.

Optional – On the way back to Manta, we could make a shopping stop at the town of Montecristi

Taste Manta’s Gastronomy in the best Cevicheria in town

Manta attracts Ecuadorians far and wide with its coastal gastronomy.
At the end of the excursion, you will have the opportunity to taste Manta’s best at the renowned cevicheria, “Fish.”

*cevicheria (coastal restaurant specializing in seafood).

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Cdla. Barbasquillo 130802
Manta – Ecuador
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