Montecristi & The Rain Forest

Montecristi & The Rain Forest

Lower prices, high standards! 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, also the palm tree we get the nuts to make buttons, 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 500 meters of this trail in PACOCHE are strenuous, not recommended for travelers with heart or walking problems, please wear running shoes.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

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.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Circunvalacion, Manta, Ecuador

Tagua Factory, we will be visiting one of the buttons factories in Manta, this is very interesting since you will be able to see a real factory with a staff working on making buttons to ship out of the country, this visit will last about 45 minutes

Duration: 45 minutes

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

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

Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"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"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"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."
"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"
"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"

Horário de Início: 08:30 AM
Duração: 5 To 6 Hours
Ponto de partida: Traveler pickup is offered
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

Cancelamentos e reembolsos: 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

Não Incluído

  • Entry/Admission - Pacoche Wildlife Refuge


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