MANABI – 3D/2N
With this program you know the iconic places of the province of Manabi. Not only you have time to lie on the sand and enjoy the sun, you can also visit sites of cultural and natural interests. You have a stop in Montecristi, famous for its toquilla straw hats and for being the birthplace of Eloy Alfaro, one of the most popular presidents in the history of Ecuador. With your visit to the Isla de la Plata your mind will be transported to the Galapagos Islands, while Agua Blanca will surprise you with vestiges of the most powerful cultures that led the area.
Day 1: Quito – Manta
Your trip departs from Quito at 7:00, to the province of Manabi. On the way, you have a stop in Santo Domingo de los Colorados, to take a look of the city and shooting the landscape. Upon entering Manabi, the first stop is Rocafuerte, where lunch will be served. This place is famous for preparing the best candies, so you also have a time to visit the small shops of these artisan sweets. When you arrive in Manta, immediately be transferred to your selected hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, you will move to Montecristi, for visiting Ciudad Alfaro. On the way, you can see the artisans making the famous toquilla straw hats, known as “Panama Hats”. Finally, you will return to Manta for walking around its port and tourist area or, if you prefer, take advantage of the hotel facilities. (Meals included: Lunch and dinner)
Day 2: Isla de la Plata
In the morning, continues your trip to Puerto Lopez. In that site, you will take a boat to go to the Isla de la Plata, known as “The Poor Man’s Galapagos”. Many of the species found in this place are the same as those found in the Galapagos Islands. Here, you have an explanation about the ecosystem and then a walk to observe the flora and fauna of the area. In the afternoon, you will go to Drake Bay for doing snorkel and to look marine species such as colorful fish and coral reefs. Finally, you will move to your accommodation in Puerto Lopez for resting. (Meals included: Breakfast, box luch in the island and dinner)
Day 3: Machalilla National Park (Los Frailes Beach y Agua Blanca Community)
Continuing your trip inside the Machalilla National Park, you will visit the “Agua Blanca” Community, where you can look vestiges of the Manteña culture and have a walk to the sulfur lagoon. Your next stop is in Los Frailes Beach, one of the most beautiful ecuadorian beaches, where you stay the rest of the morning. After lunch, you will have the last minutes for enjoying Los Frailes. Finally, at 3:00 p.m., you will prepare for you return trip to Quito. Estimated arrival time 23:00
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Double rooms in 3-star and 4-star hotels.
Expert Guide with certifications, and local guides.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner according to the description of the itinerary for each day. (A la carte dishes with values until $10)
Land tourist transportation, comfortable and private.
Tour to Isla de la Plata
Activities outside of the itinerary
Entrance fees for extreme sports and additional activities.
Meals and/or beverages not specified in the itinerary.
Additional city tours.
Important for considering:
In cases of force majeure and / or fortuitous event, the Operator reserves the right to make the respective modifications in the itinerary, trying to change as little as possible the travel proposal initially presented. Cases of force majeure are those unforeseen situations external to the nature of the tour, such as: natural disaster, adverse weather conditions, fires, floods, damages caused by landslides or earthquakes, pandemics or epidemics, popular demonstrations, road closures and / or factors of risk before which a state authority prohibits the entrance to a certain zone, etc.
It is recommended to purchase travel insurance according to your needs.
In case of cancellation, the penalty is 30% of the total value if it’s made 20 days before the start of the tour and 100% if it’s made 5 days before the tour.
Our tourist packages are adjustable to requirements of tourist.
Rates valid for the Year 2019, apply for holidays.
2 pax 3 pax 4-5 6-9 10+
$: 900 – 730 – 640 – 580 – 525
Children (0 to 1 year 11 months) do not pay, Children (2 to 11 years 11 months) pay 50%, seniors (over 65 years) pay 75%.
To reserve the following information is necessary: copy of passport, email, food restrictions and allergies.
The 50% of the total tour value must be paid at the time of reservation, and 100% of the value 20 days before the start of the tour
If the payment is made with a credit card, you must pay an additional 10% to the total value, for the transaction made.