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Rainforest Wildlife, Panama Hat makers, Traditional Cuisine. SHORE TOUR

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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
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We can manage pickups from anywhere in and around Manta. Transport from further afield can be organised on request.

TPM manta
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks - Local Plantain Crisps/chips
  • Entry/Admission - Pacoche Wildlife Refuge
  • Entry/Admission - Playa San Lorenzo
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Ciudad Alfaro
  • Entry/Admission - Playa Tarqui
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • 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 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

Had a great time on the tour, found the tour guide to be really informative and friendly. Really enjoyed our time and would highly recommend to anyone visiting Manta

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank William M
Mantatourguides, Owner at Manta Tour Guides, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Thanks, William. It was a pleasure to meet you

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