Top 20 Experience in Manta

Manta's highlights & Montecristi

Manta's highlights & Montecristi

Lower 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, 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.
Rainforest Wildlife, Panama Hat makers, Traditional Cuisine. SHORE TOUR

Rainforest Wildlife, Panama Hat makers, Traditional Cuisine. SHORE TOUR

We emigrated from the UK over 10 years ago and we know what you're looking for. We always put you first, but the quality of our tour locations are a very close second. We won't tolerate establishments that merely tolerate tourist travellers. They have to excel in in Service and Quality, or we leave them out.

This tour is a favourite for the more active Cruise ship passengers and tourists alike. We spend a day enjoying local wildlife, culture, food and drink. The rainforest section can include light and easy walking for up to 1 hours, and then a much more adventurous active hike for the second hour if desired. If not we can hop back on the bus and meet the rest of the group at the finish line.
The rain forest, surroundings & lunch.

The rain forest, surroundings & lunch.

Lower prices, high quality ! This tour captures nature, culture, history, archeology, and local cuisine in one trip; you will be able to witness how the Toquilla hats are woven. After exploring the rain forest, and watching howler monkeys, we will be visiting the light house, to see an spectacular view of the ocean, then you will be visiting Pacocha museum, and finally you will enjoy a delicious lunch and relaxing time on the beach.
Warning: there is 500 meters of this trail in PACOCHE are strenuous, not recommended for travelers with heart or walking problems, please wear running shoes.
Panama Hat Maker, Artisan goods, Museum, Beachfront local Cuisine. SHORE TOUR

Panama Hat Maker, Artisan goods, Museum, Beachfront local Cuisine. SHORE TOUR

Your in good hands. We are a British ex-pat family that has been living in Manta since 2009. We have 4 generations of family enjoying the sun, sea and sights. We strive to create a perfect day for our clients using our world travel and local experience to find the best tour attractions. We will go out of our way to make your time in Manta an amazing part of your trip.

This is a lovely light activity tour. You can walk as much or little as you like and all areas are wheel chair accessible.

We can do group or private tours on request and are very flexible if you would like to mix things up and have a custom tour. Feel free to check out our website or social media for more information.
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, the fish market to see how the fish is being brought to the shore, sharks, marlin, tuna, we will be visiting 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 and mosquito repellent.
Manabi Diversity Route

Manabi Diversity Route

Get a taste of Manta's, culture, nature and history. Visit the house of the famous Panama Hat Weaver "Don Simon". He's considered the best on this field as he weaves the most finest hats in the World. Discover the universe of the humid tropical forest with its howler monkeys in Pacoche. Learn about the Ecuadorian revolution and buy yourself the famous Panama Hat and local handicrafts in Montecristi.
From Cacao to Chocolate: Private Tour in Manta

From Cacao to Chocolate: Private Tour in Manta

Learn about the process to transform one of the best cacao in the world in chocolate.
Discover the production process of handcraft beer and taste the different types of beer.

Know more about the local economy and one of its most exported product.

Visit INIAP Institute (Agricultural Research Farm) in Portoviejo.
Walk around the nursery garden and National Cacao farm, get a taste of different national cacao beans, and learn about the preservation program and the crop.

Drive to Pacoche Forest to visit a coffee plantation at the National Wildlife refuge of Pacoche.

Learn about Ecuadorian coffee, see an exhibition of roasting, grounding and best preparation of local coffee, where you'll be delighted with nice cup of our very own local coffee and a delicious local snack.

Return to cruise terminal
Jet Ski Rental along the Coast Line of Manta

Jet Ski Rental along the Coast Line of Manta

Enjoy jumping the waves on the fastest rental jet skis in Ecuador. See the migrating Whales during the season. Or enjoy a leisurely ride along the coast. All our jet skis are four cycle, Eco friendly and imported from the USA.
Private Tour: Fishermen and Pacoche Humid Forest Walking Tour

Private Tour: Fishermen and Pacoche Humid Forest Walking Tour

Visit the fish-market, the motor of the local economy of Manta. Discover the universe of the humid tropical forest with its howler monkeys in Pacoche (natural reserve). Learn about the Ecuadorian revolution and buy the famous Montecristi Hat and local handcrafts in Montecristi.
Private Flyboarding Experience in Manta

Private Flyboarding Experience in Manta

All of us as kids have wanted to fly, now you can experience the adrenaline of flying with no parachute or windows. Come fly with us as you experience the world of Flyboarding to reach new heights and set your fears free.
Gastronomic experiences

Gastronomic experiences

Ancestral knowledge of products and recipes, production cycles and temporality. Management of eras and orchards.
TOÁK The most expensive chocolate in the world

TOÁK The most expensive chocolate in the world

Lower prices, high quality! this tour is one of our treasures, since this reveals the mystery on the origin that relies on Ecuadorian chocolate.
To’ak was born from a rainforest conservation project that co-founder Jerry Toth started in Ecuador in 2007. Through his nonprofit foundation Third Millennium Alliance. The chocolate this soil produces comes from the oldest trees which study traced genetics as far back as 5,300 years according to the serotonin found in pods from that age in one of the archeological researches; these kind of trees were thought extinct until the results from this study were revealed, proving their purity is at 100% Nacional. ​In this tour, we will process our own chocolate from collecting the cocoa beans to making our own chocolate bar, we will visit one of the 14 farms that produce this kind of cocoa beans. This experience is highly recommended.
Note: Manta SOS, does not represent TOÁK brandname.
Spondylus Route

Spondylus Route

We invite you to travel to Ecuador in the months of July, August and September; season of sighting and mating of humpback whales in Machalilla National Park, being able to observe a unique and amazing spectacle. In addition, you will be able to enjoy the paradisiacal beaches that the Ecuadorian coast offers us, becoming the ideal place to live a fascinating experience. Do not miss this opportunity that our travel agency offers you at affordable prices, including sea food and multiple entertainments for the whole family. Get to know the Ecuadorian Sun Route, from Salinas to Puerto Cayo in Manabí.