Get up close and personal with the fishermen, boat builders and hat makers of Manta, and enjoy a wildlife spotting trip to Pacoche Humid Forest, during this private 7-hour excursion. Learn about Manta’s fishing industry during a tour of the city fish market, then observe boat builders as they fashion and repair local fishing vessels. Also, get to explore the Pacoche Humid Forest, spotting for its resident howler monkeys, and learn about Ecuador’s famous Montecristi hat in the haberdashery shops of Ciudad Alfaro. This Manta excursion also includes a private guide, snacks and entrance fees.
Sample the artisanal food producers of Manta during this 8-hour exploration of the city’s chocolate and craft beer industries. Check out the plantations and growing facilities for Creole Cocoa and Rio Chico, learning about their cultivation of cacao beans and the chocolate making process. You’ll also get to visit nearby plantations of oranges, lemons and coconuts before heading to a local craft brewery for a tasting. This food-focused trip also includes a lunch of typical local cuisine, entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport.
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.