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Narwell

Manta, Ecuador
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About Narwell
Narwell Tours offers 1-day to 5-day tours in the beautiful region of Manabi - Ecuador. We are proudly operating Cruise Excursions since 2012. We prefer to work with local people and we promote the natural and cultural wealth of the area. Our goal is that our clients live an authentic and unique experience, and that they come back home delighted with an unforgettable memory.
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Discover Manabi’s fascinating history, natural wonders, and rich cultural heritage while in port in Manta on this full-day tour. Visit the town of Pile, where the world-famous Panama Hats are made; spot howler monkeys as you hike through the Pacoche Humid Forest; tuck into delicious Ecuadorian cuisine for lunch (not included); and learn all about the Ecuadorian Revolution at the Montecristi Museum.
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AKSolarBear wrote a review Mar 2020
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Had a wonderful tour in Manta, Ecuador. Jonathan was friendly, professional and highly knowledgeable, and took us to several places including a fish market, a nature reserve and to see how Panama hats are made. I highly recommend this tour company!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Suprridr wrote a review Mar 2020
Walnut Creek, California6 contributions
In November of 2019 we arrived in Manta, Equador on the Seabourn Odyssey. Gabriel of Narwell had arranged our tour for 1/2 the ship’s tour price. The ship cancelled their tour because they could not get to and from the speed boat in time. Gabriel arranged for the boat to wait for us. I has excellent communications with Gabriel who always rapidly responded to all my questions. We left from the pier on a 1 1/2 hour drive to Puerto Cayo, where as promised the speed boat and 5 other passengers awaited me, my wife and our 2 friends. The car ride there was comfortable with excellent driver and English speaking guide. The 1 hour speed boat ride to and from the island was like Mr.Toad’s wild ride at Disneyland. It was an experience we will never forget as the boat rode the 1-2 meter swells like a bronco buster. Isla de la Plata is known as the poor man’s Galapagos. On arrival we were greeted by 2 large sea turtles circling our boat. After a pit stop and briefing we were off on a rather strenuous 2 hour guided hike. We saw poisonous snakes, lizards and an abundance of Blue Footed Boobies and their chicks, a first for all of us. These birds nest on the ground unprotected, with nests even right on our hiking path. They are so dumb they can only survive where there are no predators. We hiked to beautiful cliffs overlooking the sea then back to our boat for an optional snorkel where colorful reef fish, enticed with a bread meal, encircled the snorkelers. The trip back was a mirror of our trip there, then back to the pier in time for a tender back to our ship. All 4 of us had a blast and it was one of the highlights of our cruise. Gabriel and Narwell Tours is highly recommended.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Wendy W wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions2 helpful votes
Worked with Gabriel to arrange a full day tour for several of us traveling on board the Volendam in January. The Trip exceeded all our expectations-the guides met us off the ship in the terminal and we set off for a full day of adventure. Would highly recommend this friendly and professional company when you come to visit Manta.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Zelda911 wrote a review Mar 2020
Green Valley, Arizona241 contributions75 helpful votes
This company does a good job ..I had a big internet group of about 60 people and Gabriel really helped me to get this tour together..He also was very nice when 1 couple was ill and we had 4 no-shows and did not make the group make up the money which above and beyond...But we gave them alot of business that gave off the Island Princess..We saw the fish market.. Boats being hand built..Took a walk in the rain forrest but alas walked down 200 steps to see monkeys and they did not co-operate... Our guide spoke good English I did hear that some were not as good and we had 6 vehicles... Also that we went to a very inexpensive , wonderful. fresh fish restaurant right off the beach that made this trip.. The food ..the cost and the view and apparently some of the others went to more expensive places not on the ocean.. So please make sure your groups get to the ones right off the ocean.. Ask Gabriel for that .. He is so accomadating.. I would use him gladly again...This should probably be a 4.5 bubble recommendation
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Patrizia P wrote a review Feb 2020
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Me and a friend of mine were lucky to meet Gabriel on Galapagos while he was doing research for his agency. We got to know him and his standards of traveling. He was very supportive and helped us to organize almost our whole vacation in Ecuador. This was the best thing which could happen to us. We are very focused on traveling as much sustainable as possible and he could include this in our plans as well. He had all insights and best tips, I will definitely recommend all his tours to my friends and I am happy to see that there are more and more travel agencies which combine the luxury of traveling but also focus on the sustainability part.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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