A Brief Description

The gastronomy of the region is well known all over the country. Recently was acclaimed by the National Institute of Cultural Heritage as an intangible heritage of Ecuador. There are 142 different recipes. From soups to rices, but the star of the dishes is the Ecuadorian “ceviche”, delicious!.

Throughout this tour, you will experience the local food and culture. First, you will have local breakfast and a freshly grounded Ecuadorian coffee at Casa Rosada, a renovated heritage house full of history. Then we will get the best ingredients, picked by a local chef, at the fish and veggie markets, respectively. Following this, we will have a cooking class and a well-deserved lunch, where you taste our famous ceviche!

But this doesn’t end here. After lunch, we will head to a local craft beer brewery, getting to know the process and a beer tasting. Cheers!

  • Duration

    4-5 hours

    *times and itinerary are adaptable to the traveler needs

  • Location


  • Difficulty


  • Price

    2 – 3 people: $175 p.p

    4 -5 people: $115 p.p

    6 -7 people: $105 p.p

    8-10 people: $95 p.p

    Please inquiry for larger group rates

    (Local currency USD.)

What´s Included

  • All activities described
  • A cup of coffee and local snack
  • Lunch
  • Beer tasting
  • 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 speaking) prices may vary for French and German guiding
  • *Does not include gratuities


Casa Rosada classic breakie

We will have a local breakfast with a delicious fresh grounded coffee harvested on the hills of our country side. This beautiful building “Casa Rosada” was built in 1918 and is part of Manta’s cultural heritage. Its walls are full of memories and history of our beloved city.

Local Markets

After that energizing coffee, it’s time to head towards the city’s main markets.

The fish market is directly linked to the city history and economic growth. At the Fish Market, a renowned chef will meet you and take you to the best spots to buy the freshest fish. Afterward, we will go to the general market of “Los Esteros,” this market was rebuilt after the earthquake we had in the year 2016. Here you will get the rest of the ingredients to complete the recipe.

Cooking Class and Lunch

The chef will teach you step by step how to cook our famous ceviche with a touch of gourmet fusion. Et voila! Time to enjoy the food and share some laughs.

Our goddess Umiña in a craft beer

A food tour is not complete until we say cheers with a local beer. So we will go towards a local brewery. Here the owner will host a quick visit to see the installations. He will explain to us the meticulous process, the story behind the name of this beer, and his delicious recipes.

To finalize, we will have a beer tasting, a final instant to say goodbye and cheers for the good moments and new friends!

Availability for Cruise Ship Travellers

PRINCESS CRUISES – Sea Princess03 Aug 201909:0019:00YES
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – ms Amsterdam10 Oct 201905:00 19:00YES
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – ms Zaandam24 Oct 2019 05:00 19:00YES
REGENT – Seven Seas Mariner11 Nov 201908:0019:00YES
SEABOURN – Seabourn Quest13 Nov 201908:00to be determined
CELEBRITY CRUISES – Eclipse29 Nov 201909:0016:00YES
VIKING OCEANS – Viking Sun20 Dec 2019to be determined to be determined
OCEANIA CRUISES – Marina11 Jan 202008:0018:00YES
HOLLAND AMERICA – Ms Volendam13 Jan 202005:0020:00YES
PRINCESS CRUISES – Island Princess18 Jan 202005:0019:00YES
HAPAG LLOYD – Europa 2 21 Jan 202005:0022:00YES
COSTA – Costa Deliziosa27 Jan 202008:0018:00YES
PHOENIX – Amera28 Jan 202009:0019:00YES
OCEANIA CRUISES – Insignia09 Feb 202008:0018:00YES
PHOENIX – Amadea14 Feb 202012:0020:00YES
CUNARD – Queen Victoria8 Mar 202009:0018:00YES
CELEBRITY CRUISES – Eclipse21 Mar 202010:0018:00YES
HOLLAND AMERICA LINE – ms Zaandam29 Mar 202008:0017:00YES
PHOENIX – Artania14 Apr 202012:00 18:00YES
REGENT – Seven Seas Navigator29 Apr 202008:0018:00YES

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  • 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 there is no cancellation fee