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“Cocoa Tour - Great Cruise Excursion”
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Narwell
Ranked #3 of 6 Tours in Manta
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Narwell Ecotours offers 1 day to 5 day tours in the beautiful region of Manabi, Ecuador. We also offer 10 and 15 day tours in the whole country. We are focused on the ecotourism values, we work with local people and we promote the natural and cultural wealth of the area. What we want is that our clients live an authentic and unique experience, and that they come back home delighted with an unforgettable memory.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing tour! We did the cocoa tour as a cruise excursion and everything worked out so well. We connected easily and then we were wisked out of the city and into the countryside. We got a great up close and personal flavor of Ecuador. Everything and everyone was so nice and we learned a great deal about cocoa and family farming. Thanks Narwell and thanks Daniella.

Thank Therese J
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Narwell, Gerente at Narwell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Therese!

We are glad that you enjoyed your experience. Certainly, the countryside of Manabi (our province) is really interesting, especially when the experience is about of one of our the best known Ecuadorian product, the cacao beans that are used to make the best chocolates in the world!.

Thank you very much for choosing us, and we are looking forward to showing you our region on a next occasion!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was definitely one of the highlights of my trip to Ecuador. Extremely well organised, very enjoyable and interesting. Would definitely recommend and will be back! Hasta luego

Thank Hester H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our cruise ship had just one stop in Ecuador, so we wanted to make the most of it. There were a load of trips available from the ship, but none seemed to quite hit the spot. Found this tour on line, and it seemed to have all we wanted.

Our tour guide Gabriel took us to a fish market (where there was a small hand-building boat yard), and then to Pacoche forest park for a 2 km guided walk (mostly down hill), where we saw a couple of Howler monkeys, butterflies, and a huge tarantula. Then a drive to the sea, for good beach and cliff pictures. Then he took us on a scenic route to a historical museum where we he gave us a brief account of the Ecuadorian revolution. Then to some shops to see Panama hats etc, and then, because we said we wanted to buy some chocolate, we went to a supermarket in a shopping centre.
Finally to a local restaurant where we took his advice and had ceviche and plantain crisps and a cold lemonade.

We have travelled a lot, and this was one of the best tours that we have had. Gabriel was entertaining and instructive, and by the end of the tour, we felt we had indeed managed to see Ecuador in a day.

Thank Brett H
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Narwell, Gerente at Narwell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Brett!

I personally had the opportunity to guide you on this day, and it's amazing to hear that you were enjoying the experience just as I did.

If you come back around Ecuador please let us know, best wishes!!

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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Tour was of the fishmarket, boat yard, Pacoche Forest and Montecristi. So many beautiful photo opportunities and really on-the ground sense of the city. Our guide, Gabriel, was awesome! He was so knowledgable and friendly! The transition through climates was beautiful-all of a sudden you're in a rainforest at the top of a hill and it's 20º cooler than it had been moments before. Montecristi was equally mysterious with mist and fog and the tomb was a really interesting site! I loved visiting the small town and seeing the shops and all the vendors.

Thank Catherine S
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Narwell, Propietario at Narwell, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2018

Hello Catherine! thank you very much for your appreciation. I was our pleasure to show you our City and the magnificent things that it has to offer. I hope we can get to guide you on your next visit to Manta!

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Reviewed April 4, 2017

We were looking for something more authentic than the ship board excursion. As my husband has some mobility issues, a private tour to Pile,Montecristo, and the fish market was what we had requested from our travel agent. Juan gave use a great day--local color and craftsmen on display. It was a much more realistic adventure than the buss tour that the ship operated to some of the same areas. It worked well for us.

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