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Manta's highlights & Montecristi provided by Manta SOS Guide - Day Tours

Manta's highlights & Montecristi

Manta's highlights & Montecristi
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5–6 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
30
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    5–6 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    30
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Lower prices, high standards! This tour will give you a sense of what locals experience everyday, you will learn about our education system, history, customs, culture, & cuisine. You will learn how we build our fishing boats, locals may approach to you asking to take them with you on a picture posing, holding a big tuna while you visit the actual fish market ; We will take you to one of the factories where we process "tagua" buttons, this buttons get exported, so you might be wearing one right now; we will also show you how the Montecristi hats are woven, and how much work a weaver put into it, through a demonstration, in one of the artisan's shops, we will explain the process, right after, we will take you to the museum Ciudad Alfaro, which is full of art and history that you will be introduced to. On the way back, do not miss taking a picture of the weaving woman statue on the roundabout.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 103362P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Entries and plenty water bottled
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Plage de Tarqui
  • Entry/Admission - Manta
Duration
5–6 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Important: The start time will be adjusted to match up the ship's arrival, in regards cruise ships; Our representatives will be waiting at the cruise terminal, at the time your cruise arrives, it will be helpful considering we have more members in this group that you get off as soon as possible. You can recognize our team by their uniform, that will have our logo on the shirt, Our representatives will meet you at the waiting area next to the exit.
  • Ports:
  • Cruise ship Manta's port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Inclusions
  • Entries and plenty water bottled
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Plage de Tarqui
  • Entry/Admission - Manta
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Important: The start time will be adjusted to match up the ship's arrival, in regards cruise ships; Our representatives will be waiting at the cruise terminal, at the time your cruise arrives, it will be helpful considering we have more members in this group that you get off as soon as possible. You can recognize our team by their uniform, that will have our logo on the shirt, Our representatives will meet you at the waiting area next to the exit.
  • Ports:
  • Cruise ship Manta's port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5–6 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Tagua Store
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Montecristi
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Museo Ciudad Alfaro
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Chris a
2 contributions
Nov 2019
Very interesting tour which toured the mist amazing fish markets that we have ever experienced. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. Would have no hesitation in recommending Manta SOS Guide Day Tours to anyone. Thanks for a great experience.
Written January 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for the nice comments; We are working to improve our services, and your comments encourage us to give our best. I hope you visit us again in the future. Kind regards
Written January 21, 2020
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Adrienne L
Edgware, UK44 contributions
We had a shore excursion to Manta from our cruise ship. In the terminal we chose a tour with OPT ( Ocean Pacific Tours). We paid US$50 for a tour with just the two of us in a comfortable air conditioned mini bus. Our guide, Gabriella, took us to the Fish market, Ecuador is the tuna capital of the World. It was lively, fun and interesting with no bad smells or flies. A testament to how fresh the fish is .
We then went on to Montechristi , the home of the production of Panama hats. We saw a demonstration of them being made, a painstaking and back braking process for the craftsmen. We then had an opportunity to visit some local craft shops and of course make that important purchase of a Panama hat! We were then taken to a square in town to see a variety of craft stalls and soak up the local atmosphere,.
Our guide Gabriella was friendly, helpful when we needed to change money at the bank and help us with our transaction and her knowledge of Ecuador was never ending.
Such a lovely day out and just the two of us. On our return to the ship, people had paid more than double what we paid with 50 people in the group. No brainer !
Written December 17, 2019
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Brian F
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
Fernando is great tour guide. The constant professional. He was very informative and spoke very clearly. It’s clear he’s a local that knows and understands the area thoroughly. Definitely recommend his services. Was able to accommodate all our needs
Written December 10, 2021
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fernandom533
Thanks so much for such nice comments. It was a pleasure to meet you !
Written December 26, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Erika C
Seattle, WA3 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Fernando was a perfect and super knowledgeable and helpful host/guide. He went the extra distance to assure an outstanding experience
Written March 29, 2021
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fernandom533
thanks so much for such a nice review, we appreciate your comments. :)
Written August 25, 2021
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Twyla and Rob
3 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
Fernando talked about the sights we saw as well as much about Ecuador. Hes very knowledgeable and friendly. We really enjoyed the small group touring. We highly recommend him as tour guide!
Written January 22, 2021
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fernandom533
Thanks so much for the opportunity of showing you par of my province, I hope I can show you Isla Corazon next time. You guys were great!! :)
Written January 23, 2021
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Paul L.
Ottawa, Canada81 contributions
Excellent tour with Fernando who made it a memorable experience. Fernando's knowledge and pleasant personality made it easy to give a rating of '10 out of 10' for this excursion; very interesting and fun.
Written February 20, 2020
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fernandom533
Thanks so much for such a nice review; and thanks for visiting our beautiful country. Greetings !
Written February 22, 2020
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lafatso
Kailua-Kona, HI17 contributions
It was eye opening and fun
Tour guide was great

Love the fish market and the Panama hats

The booking of this tour was easy and she was so personable

Thanks
Written December 5, 2019
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JennC
1 contribution
Jul 2019
We had a wonderful time with our guide and driver. Both prompt, polite, and helpful. Small group tour of 6. Visited the same sites as princess offered tour but at a much more competitve price. Would use them again!
Written September 25, 2019
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fernandom533
Thanks so much for such a nice review; we were happy having you visiting our city. Gema Barcia
Written October 24, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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By: Manta SOS Guide - Day Tours
jtoakes
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Trip to Puerto Lopez and Isla de la Plata
Fernando was great at getting us a reservation for the Isla de la Plata trip. He was very professional and took ve
Amerijam1
Amerijam1
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Multitude of Services
In late January (2021) I used a multitude of services offered by Manta SOS Guide Tours, from Guayaquil airport pic
sobeum77
sobeum77
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Hiking in Pacoche
Fernando was very nice and knowledgeable. He was friendly and helpful and led us on a 90 minute tour of Pacoche Rai
Tour801451
Tour801451
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Whale watching
The trip to Porto Lopez to take a boat out to watch whales was wonderful. Connection's were on time and the driver
Jerry L
Jerry L
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Excellent and intimate tour
We really enjoyed this tour to see the flora and fauna. We were whisked from port in a nice van after a tour of t
Nicol S
Nicol S
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Near by Manta
is so nice go there and have a little time with peace and fresh air, and can see a lot of animals in them house...
mlfelix7
mlfelix7
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Great experience
The trip was very interesting. We enjoyed it a lot. We shared time with native people and had the opportunity of se
sunnybeach2017
sunnybeach2017
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Not so good
The bus we were in was old,dirty and the engine was terribly loud.We were sitting in the first row could'nt underst
CarolleeR62
CarolleeR62
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Rainforest, Surroundings, and Lunch
The things we saw were amazing, howler monkeys, Panama hat demonstration, San Lorenzo. Our bus, however, was filth
SIMBA350
SIMBA350
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Alll the highlights
Our great tour guide, Jonathan, took us to all the best of Manta: the fish market, the rainforest and Montecristi P
Marilyn S
Marilyn S
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Great day with Fernando
Fernando was an excellent guide- funny, flexible and a wonderful translator. He was a great help in the rain forest
cmgreenberg210gmail
cmgreenberg210gmail
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Saw so much in just one day!
Manta SOS Guide Day Tours was fantastic. We had a small bus, so it was a pleasure to get to know everyone as we spe
wyndhammanta2019
wyndhammanta2019
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shuttle service
excellent shuttle service from airport to hotel, brand new vehicles, air conditioned and wifi. I am exploring Ecuad
MonClair7710
MonClair7710
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Horrible Guide; Save Your Money and Go to the Galapago's.
My group took the tour to Isla de la Plata and our guide, Fernando, was horrible. We were picked up late from the l
breg0322
breg0322
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Amazing Experience!
I first have to say that this tour was such an amazing experience from beginning to end. Fernando was our tour gui
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