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You will need a $250 deposit for each person due 6 weeks prior to your private tour dates. The cancellation policies are explained in the link. Our payment system does take credit cards and PayPal, and we have the best security available for SECURE payments! Check it out, RESERVE YOUR SPOT, and come have the time of your life and when you are here, leave your cares behind and find your joy on the Manta Pacific Coast Beaches of Ecuador.
The tour is an 8 day/7 night “private tour” priced at $1395 ($174 per day), per person based on double occupancy. Airfare to Guayaquil, Ecuador is not included. However we arrange hotel and transportation to Manta from Guayaquil as a part of the inclusive tour price. If you choose to fly through Quito, there are flights to Manta, and you would be responsible for that airfare separately. I’ve flown here 5 times in the last two years, and tried 5 different airlines, etc. BTW…This personal and private tour is considerably less expensive than an 8 day/7 night cruise. Please see notes below.**
Now the tour is designed for 2 – 3 people. We can add only 4 extra people as a “complete private” group if desired for $1395 each person. 8 is the maximum we accommodate making the tour very private. However, if only one person wishes to tour alone, the price would be higher, please inquire if a single is traveling alone. Remember, your stay can be customized to your desired dates. In 2020, the dates can be chosen between January 17, 2020 and March 24, 2020, June 21, 2020 – September 12, 2020. YOU PICK THE DATES and with your deposit, your private tour will be secured. All stays on this excursion INCLUDE 7 nights, HOTEL INCLUDED IN TOUR FEE. You will stay in 3 beautiful Pacific Ocean beach communities of Ecuador, BEACHSIDE, beginning in Canoa down to Puerto Lopez, ending back at the starting point, our host Hotel in Manta! In between there are a multitude of Expat beachfront communities. For example, we will be seeing San Vicente, Bahia, San Clemente, Crucita, Santa Marianita and Puerto Cayo. In addition we will see the Playa Los Frailles, a national seashore/beach, with breathtaking views. Importantly, we will visit Montecristi, the home of the “Panama” hat. In Montecristi we will eat lunch at the exclusive setting of the Montecristi Golf Club and do additional shopping and if interested stop by the history museum. The Pacific Coast of Ecuador offers gorgeous sunset views year round and amazing SUMMER temperatures of ONLY 77-80 Fahrenheit day highs and 70-74 Fahrenheit night lows. In WINTER, Manta temperatures average day highs are 78-84, 70-74 lows. The tour includes breakfast, lunches, 5 planned dinners, and for your benefit, 2 dinners will be on your own, at your own expense. We will have a 6PM welcome RECEPTION on the arrival day. You will receive a SOUVENIR canvas tote bag filled with goodies and a tee shirt!
I’ve arranged during mid week, beginning at 10AM a 1/2 DAY MEET AND GREET with Expats living in the area and professionals for a question and answer session over French pastries, juice and coffee. The professionals and expats can answer such inquiries regarding:
- Dental Care
- Manta growth, expansion, real estate
- Medical Care
- Pet Care
- Learning Spanish options
AND the EXPATS can share with you why they LOVE IT AND LIVE HERE EITHER FULL TIME OR PART TIME!
We will enjoy a lunch together afterwards
So IF you are looking to take a FUN vacation which includes a 1/2 day boat excursion, from Puerto Lopez for whale watching(summer only) or a private island(winter tours), where you will enjoy the beautiful Pacific Coast of Ecuador and various Expat communities, then this is just the EXPERIENCE for you! If the dates for “your chosen” PRIVATE tour is in winter, Jan-Mar, the boat excursion, from Puerto Lopez, is to the Isle de Plata, and includes snorkeling, private beach, sun bathing, etc.The tour includes free time throughout the week. During your free time, the Pacoche Rainforest can be toured, for an additional fee during free time morning/afternoon in Manta. My team member leads this tour. The boat excursion occurs at the end of the week long tour, when we are staying in Puerto Lopez and stay 1 night.
FYI – price comparisons for cruises are noted below:
**2018 average cruise revenue and expense per passenger
Ever wonder where the money goes? Here is a breakdown of the estimated 2018 average cruise revenue and expense per passenger for all cruise lines world wide. The average per passenger per day is projected to be $212.80, with $161.26 ticket price and $62.16 on board spending (average cruise duration 8.0 days, median duration 7.0 days).