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Manta and Montecristi Highlights



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Visit the archaeological museum of Manta and discover Montecristi, home of the Panama hat.
  • 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

Hats on!

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.

Practical information

  • Language: English.

  • 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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