A Brief Description
This Manta Shore Excursion will show you the richness of this Ecuadorian Region.
Learn about the story behind the Toquilla Straw Hats “Panama Hats.” Walking through Pacoche Wildlife Refuge you’ll get to see the palm from where the weavers get the straws and also the wildlife that inhabits there like the howler monkeys.
The weaver Don Simon is considered the best Toquilla Straw Hat weaver in the World, he will let us get into his house tell us his story, explain and show us the process from straw to the final product.
At the end of the tour, we will visit Montecristi, the town where all the weavers take their hats to sell. We will go to a shop where the hats are being finished. You’ll see the last steps of the process, and you will have the privilege of getting your customized hat. In Montecristi, we also will get a short museum visit and have some time to splurge in the main street stores.