Taste of Ecuador: Fish Market, Forest trail, Local Food & Crafts

Taste of Ecuador: Fish Market, Forest trail, Local Food & Crafts

Our most complete day tour in Manta. Immerse yourself in the culture, nature, and history of Manta and Montecristi.

Visit the engine of the local economy, the Fish Market, and the boatyard.

Explore the lush rainforest of Pacoche and spot howler monkeys in their natural habitat. Pacoche offers a glimpse into the vibrant diversity of Ecuador's tropical forests and coastal landscape.

Taste the famous Ecuadorian coastal cuisine and have a drink in a beachfront family-owned restaurant.

Learn about Ecuador's history of revolution in Montecristi, considered the birthplace of "Panama hats" or Ecuadorian Toquilla Straw Hat. This picturesque town is also home to hat ateliers, where you can learn about the final process of hat making.

Treat yourself to an authentic Panama hat or intricate handwoven crafts as coveted souvenirs of your Ecuador adventure.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Plage de Tarqui, Manta Ecuador

Your journey begins with a convenient pick-up from Manta, followed by a panoramic drive along downtown Manta, a bustling coastal road that leads to the engine of the local economy, the fish Market.

Duration: 50 minutes

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

Venture into the humid forest of Pacoche Reserve, home to howler monkeys and a kaleidoscope of tropical life.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Stop At: San Lorenzo, Ecuador

Experience the delectable cuisine of the Ecuadorian coast at an authentic, locally-owned restaurant situated right on the beach.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Playa San Lorenzo, Manta 130802 Ecuador

Mesmerize with the amazing view of hidden beaches and the majestic Pacific Ocean at the lookout of San Lorenzo.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Montecristi, Montecristi, Manabi Province

The charming town of Montecristi offers an unforgettable experience for tourists seeking a taste of authentic Ecuadorian culture. Known for its world-renowned Panama hats, Montecristi is a must-visit destination for those interested in traditional craftsmanship and artisanal techniques. Here, we will learn about the revolutionary spirit of the Ecuadorian people in the Mausoleum of Ciudad Alfaro and visit a Panama Hat atelier to see the processes of hat making.

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Service animals allowed"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Due to uneven surfaces, the second half of the trail at the rain-forest is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using walkers or wheelchair"
"A moderate amount of walking is involved (Depending on your physical shape, you could choose to do the complete trail or just half trail that is more suitable for seniors)"
"May be operated by a multi-lingual guide"
"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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"

Hora de Inicio: 08:30 AM
Duración: 7 To 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo: Avenida Malecón, Av. Malecón, Manta, Ecuador
Traveler pickup is offered


  • Manta Airport, Manta Ecuador


  • Manta

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


  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Local blilingual guide English/Spanish
  • Hotel/port pickup
  • Hotel/port drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Pacoche Wildlife Refuge
  • Entry/Admission - Playa San Lorenzo

No Incluye

  • Gratuities


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