What to expect
The towns of Manta and Montecristi have a history of craftsmanship and we want to share it with you.
You will visit the Museum of the Ecuadorian Revolution, that is directly related with the beginnings of the crafts exportation. After this very educational visit, you will go to downtown and relish a Panama Hat weaving exhibition at one the best shops in town. Traditionally owned by the Mero’s Family. The third stop is a loom workshop, you’ll see how fabrics are made with this self-engineered loom and the history behind it.
On the way back to Manta, we’ll stop at the tagua (natural ivory) workshop and you’ll watch the craftsmen hands-on working with the tagua nut. To finalize, we’ll take a stop at Manta’s boatyard, you’ll find about this 100 years old boatyard and appreciate these massive wooden boats.