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Stop At: Pacoche Wildlife Refuge, Ruta del Spondylus Bosque de Pacoche, Pacoche Ecuador
The next stop is a trip to the green abundance of the Pacoche rainforest. Secluded in the humid microclimate this national park houses an immense variety of birds, monkeys and all sorts of local wildlife. Your guide will team up with a local resident here to help highlight all the interesting sights and sounds. The walk is 2 hours long, with the first hour being very easy mostly level terrain with some steps with bamboo railing. The second half is a little more demanding as we traverse some rocky terrain and local dear tracks along and across small streams. Feet will likely get wet here. Less adventurous types can turn back at the halfway point and meet us and the finish point on the bus.
Duration: 2 hours
Stop At: Playa San Lorenzo, Manta 130802 Ecuador
Famous as a breeding ground for sea turtles, during the winter months, we can often see the eggs hatch and the baby turtles striving towards the surf. They will return 40 years later after reach breeding age.
This awesome little town is home to various expats who have accomplished their dream of living and working in paradise. We can get a traditional meal at the beachfront restaurants and bars. You’ll see a lot of strange dishes that are really tasty. We recommend the Tongas.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Museo Ciudad Alfaro, Montecristi - Manta Via Portoviejo . Manta, Montecristi 130902 Ecuador
Next, we will travel to the home of the famous Panama Hats, Montecristi. Sheltered at the feet of the Landmark Mountain is the town that birthed these sombreros many generations ago. Once in the small town center, your guide will show you the Panama hat makers workshops and stores as well as a huge variety of local artisan goods. We can also see some of the last examples of the traditional wooden architecture in the central plaza next to the cathedral.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Playa Tarqui, Manta 130204, Ecuador
This tour will take us along the main coast road in Manta to the historic fish market, the base of the local economy as well as the Traditional wooden shipyard right on the beach. The daily life of the fishermen has not much changed in generations and the massive wooden skeletons of the fishing trawlers being built are truly impressive.
Duration: 30 minutes