Manta's highlights & Montecristi Hats

Manta's highlights & Montecristi Hats

Best prices, high quality! 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, fishermen may approach asking to take them with you on a picture posing and holding a big tuna while you visit the fish market; We will take you to one of the factories where we process "tagua" buttons, tons of these buttons get exported, so you might be wearing one right now, to complement this tour we will visit a chocolate bars factory, 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.

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: 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

Stop At: Manta, Manta, Manabi Province

Chocolate factory. In this visit we will learn a little bit of high quality chocolate bars, an opportunity to taste the different products and bring some souvenirs with you.

Duration: 30 minutes

Informacion Adicional
"Wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infant seats available"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"In case you are bringing a wheelchair, you need to notify this to us, otherwise we won't be responsible of not being able to take you on the tour."
"If you require a guide that speaks another language other than English or Spanish, you will have to choose the option "Other languages""
"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 80 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"

Horário de Início: 08:30 AM
Duração: 5 To 6 Hours
Ponto de partida: Terminal Portuaria De Manta, 375C+HRP, Manta, Ecuador
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, We will meet you at the waiting area, inside the terminal, next to the exit door as you see on the pictures on the tour description.
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.


  • 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.


  • Entries and plenty water bottled
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Tagua Store
  • Entry/Admission - Plage de Tarqui

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