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Manta's highlights & Montecristi

Lower prices, high standards! This tour will give you a sense of what locals experience everyday, you will learn about our education system, history, customs, culture, & cuisine.
You will learn how we build our fishing boats, locals may approach to you asking to take them with you on a picture posing, holding a big tuna while you visit the actual fish market ; We will take you to one of the factories where we process "tagua" buttons, this buttons get exported, so you might be wearing one right now; we will also show you how the Montecristi hats are woven, and how much work a weaver put into it, through a demonstration, in one of the artisan's shops, we will explain the process, right after, we will take you to the museum Ciudad Alfaro, which is full of art and history that you will be introduced to. On the way back, do not miss taking a picture of the weaving woman statue on the roundabout.

per adult from




6 to 7 hours


Hotel pickup available


Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Entries and plenty water bottled
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Plage de Tarqui
    • Entry/Admission - Tagua Store
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Molotov Rock Bar Manta
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Plage de Tarqui, Manta Ecuador

    Firstly we will visit the fish market fish market, at this point we will learn how our fishermen bring the fish in to our cost and table, then we will visit the boat factory, were you will see some of the fishing boats being built.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Plage de Tarqui, Manta Ecuador

    Boatyard, where you will have the opportunity to see how the fishing boats are being built.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Tagua Store, Avenida 113, frente a Cdla. Puerto Sol, Av 2, Manta, Ecuador

    We will visit a Tagua Factory, where we will learn how the tagua nuts or the vegetable ivory is processed into pieces that will be carved into nice buttons or figures.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Molotov Rock Bar Manta, Av. Flavio Reyes y Calle 17 Frente Restorante OH Mar, Manta 130802 Ecuador

    Lunch, depending on your decision, we will be adding local lunch if you wish

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Montecristi, Montecristi, Manabi Province

    Hat weaving demonstration: We will witness an artisan weaving, ironing, shaping, and pressing a hat, we will tell you how a hat is made from the very beginning of the process.

    Duration: 30 minutes

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

    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.

    Then we will visit a shop, where we will be shown how we weave the Montecristi hats, and you will have time to shop and look around downtown.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Avenida 4 de Noviembre, Av. 4 de Noviembre, Manta, Ecuador
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Important: The start time will be adjusted to match up the ship's arrival, in regards cruise ships; Our representatives will be waiting at the cruise terminal, at the time your cruise arrives, it will be helpful considering we have more members in this group that you get off as soon as possible.You can recognize our team by their uniform, that will have our logo on the shirt, Our representatives will meet you at the waiting area next to the exit.Ports
    • Cruise ship Manta's port
    Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • 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 30 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

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Fitness Req.


Group Size


Organised by Manta SOS

Activity ID: V-103362P4

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