Montecristi & Pacoche
Our first stop is the rain forest, we will drive 36 km to the south, then we will walk in the jungle and natural reservation where we will see wildlife and the iconic howler monkey, the plant we use to make the Panama hats, the palm tree where the vegetable ivory comes and we use to make buttons, after we will be heading to the buttons factory, this is a great opportunity to see where the buttons on your shirts and suits come from, we will be visiting a real factory, watching these people working on making buttons that eventually be shipped out to other countries, our next stop will be "Montecristi";This town is located 15 minutes from Manta, known by the Montecristi hats or Panama hats. This city has become an icon for Ecuadorians, many visitors come to see how the "Montecristi" hats are made in Ecuador and we will witness this process as well be part of it; 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 signed our last constitution in 2008.
Duration of the this activity: Approximate 5 hours.
Cost per person in a shared tour:
Group from 4 to 14 in a shared tour : $65 per person.
All the fees and taxes included.
Important: No deposit needed on shared tours
Includes: Plenty bottled water, fees and entries.
Cost of private tours depends on the number of participants.
Pacoche, has a medium grade of difficulty
35% of the path is uneven, and requires to wear running shoes; no recommended to people with walking problems.
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