Montecristi & The Rain Forest

Montecristi & The Rain Forest

Lower prices, high quality! this tour will show you our culture, our traditions, our cuisine, History, nature, handcraft and heritage in just 5 to 6 hours, with the friendliest Ecuadorian tour guide in town, we will be able to see howler monkeys, wildlife, the palm tree that we use to weave the Panama hats, the fish market to see how the fish is being brought to the shore, sharks, marlin, tuna, we will be visiting Ciudad Alfaro museum, and we will be seeing how they make the Panama hats, this tour covers almost everything you do not want to miss, and also how they make buttons out of a particular palm tree that only grows in tropical areas.
Warning: there are 800 meters of this trail in PACOCHE are strenuous, not recommended for travelers with heart or walking problems, please wear running shoes at least and mosquito repellent.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Plage de Tarqui, Manta Ecuador

Visit to the fish market, we will see how the fishermen bring the fish to the coast, and we will see the seafood the market is offering.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Plage de Tarqui, Manta Ecuador

Visit to the boatyard in Tarqui, you will be witnessing how the boatyard are being built.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Museo Ciudad Alfaro, Montecristi - Manta Via Portoviejo . Manta, Montecristi 130902 Ecuador

This town is located 15 minutes from Manta, known by the "Montecristi" hats. This city has become an icon for Ecuadorians, many visitors come to see how the "Montecristi" hats are woven; also we will visit Ciudad Alfaro, a complex that was built in order to honor our ex president Eloy Alfaro, who regardless of being a wealthy man, he fought agains the inequality in 1895, and where we singned our last constitution in 2008.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Pacoche Wildlife Refuge, Ruta del Spondylus Bosque de Pacoche, Pacoche Ecuador

This is one of the 56 protected areas in Ecuador, where you will be able to have contact with nature, this ecosystem has a diverse number of animals, such as howler monkeys, Machalilla frog which is the second smallest in the world, humming birds and plants that are part of our living.
Warning: there is 500 meters of this trail in PACOCHE are strenuous, not recommended for travelers with heart or walking problems, please wear running shoes

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Montecristi, Montecristi, Manabi Province

Downtown Montecristi, where you will be able to witness how the artisans weave a fine Montecristi hat, you will be able to visit the church of Montecristi and shops.

Duration: 1 hour

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"During December and May we face the rainy season, so we might have to experience a muddy terrain at the rain forest, we suggest to wear waterproof boots or walk half of the trail"
"If you require a guide that speaks another language other than English or Spanish, you will have to notify us, extra charges might be applied."
"Running shoes, Mosquito repellant long pants and long sleeve clothing"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Social distancing enforced throughout experience"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"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 50 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Hora de Inicio: 08:30 AM
Duración: 5 To 6 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Traveler pickup is offered
We accommodate our start time to match your arrival, take the free "Shuttle" to the ship terminal, our representatives will be wearing uniforms with MANTA SOS'S logo, meeting you at the waiting area, inside the terminal, next to the exit door.


  • Cruise ship Manta's port

Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.


  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Museo Ciudad Alfaro
  • Entry/Admission - Pacoche Wildlife Refuge
  • Entry/Admission - Plage de Tarqui

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