Manta and Montecristi Highlights
Available all year
Discover the richness of Manta and Montecristi culture
Observe the collection of ceramics of the Manteño-Huancavilca prehistoric culture
Visit traditional artisan workshops selling baskets and jewellery
Take the opportunity to shop for a genuine Panama hat
Explore the rich history, culture and people of Manta and Montecristi. At the archaeological museum of Manta, see a small but excellent collection of ceramics of the Manteño-Huancavilca culture that flourished here between 800 and 1550 AD. The tour continues to Montecristi, a colonial town founded in 1628 and the real home of the Panama hat. Genuine Panama hats, despite their name, hail from Ecuador.
Remarks/requirements: Lightweight clothing which includes long pants and long sleeved shirts, sunblock, hats, insect repellent (this is a must), comfortable walking shoes, camera.
Walking information: 550 mts with even walking terrain.
Wheelchair accessible: No.
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