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5-Day Luxury Ecuador Coast Cruise Expedition

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Try this new Luxury Cruise Experience!

Discover the coast of Ecuador in this 5-Day Luxury Ecuador Coast Cruise Kontiki Expedition!
Try a new concept of luxury ocean vacation, in this tour, you learn about conscious travel and have immersive experiences on land and on water. This new expedition itineraries travel along the Ecuadorian coast and take full advantage of the country’s diversity in flora, fauna, traditional dishes, and culture while adhering to a philosophy of sustainability and giving back to communities. Enjoy the cruise with a total of 18 passengers and a crew of 13 members including 2 professional guides to teach you about the communities that you are going to visit in this expedition and their traditions. In this luxury cruise expedition, you’ll connect with nature and see why is important to take care of our planet.


  • checkValdivia CommunityA millenary culture that maintains intact its pottery tradition inherited from the pre-Inca Valdivia culture.
  • checkMachalilla National ParkThis park is one of the country's first protected areas. Its name comes from the Machalilla culture.
  • checkIsla de la PlataWalk through its trails to visit Blue Footed Boobies, Masked Boobies, and Frigates' nesting areas.
  • checkRefuge of Coastal Marine Wildlife PacochePacoche is located in an area of hills on the coast, this gives it a great variation of ecosystems and a very diverse flora.
  • checkManabita Cooking ExperienceSavoring a special gastronomic experience using the manabita ancestral oven in San Lorenzo.

General information


Luxury Class


18 Guests

Construction year

2011, Varadero Maridueña




39 m. / 127.95 ft.


8.20 m. / 26.90 ft.


9 automated staterooms (3 double, 6 x double, or twin)



Snorkel equipment & wetsuits

The snorkeling equipment (mask, tube, fins) and wetsuit are included in the rates.


  • DAY 1 Manta - Ayangue
    Rebecca Adventure Travel KONTIKI DAY 1

    Your discovery journey of coastal Ecuador starts in Manta, one of the most important ports in the country and a strategic location for tourism in Manabí. This beach city is internationally known for its fishing industry, whose star product, tuna, is exported all over the world.

    Our shuttle will take you to Manta Yacht Club, from where you will board M/Y Kontiki Wayra for check-in and a welcome cocktail. Our concierge will introduce you to our crew members, go over the yacht areas and assign the staterooms that will become home for the next 5 days.

    In the evening, you will enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by our executive chef onboard.

    • ActivityActivity:Arrive.
    • TransportTransport:Bus.
    • mealMeal:Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Single or Double stateroom.
  • DAY 2 Ayangue - Machalilla National Park
    Rebecca Adventure Travel KONTIKI DAY 2

    Welcome to Ayangue, the “Pool of the Pacific,” boasting calm waters perfect for exploration. After a delightful onboard breakfast, you set sail to the nearby El Pelado islet on your tenders for an extraordinary snorkeling expedition. Dive into the crystal-clear waters and swim with a lively community of sea lions, unveiling the submarine secrets of this remarkable area. From June to October, be awe-struck as humpback whales make this privileged location their playground.

    Noon brings you back to the yacht for marine activities in the ocean club, followed by a delectable lunch onboard. After lunch, you will disembark on Ayangue’s beach for a short beach walk leading to a charming cultural experience. Immerse yourself in the millenary Valdivia culture, preserving its ancient pottery tradition inherited from the pre-Inca Valdivia civilization (4500 B.C.). Delve into the techniques and materials used in crafting ancestral pieces, and create your own masterpiece in a hands-on “experience in clay.” A day filled with coastal wonders and cultural discoveries awaits you in Ayangue!

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Snorkeling.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Single or Double stateroom.
  • DAY 3 Machalilla National Park - Isla de la Plata
    Rebecca Adventure Travel KONTIKI DAY 3KONTIKI DAY 3

    After a hearty breakfast, our land transfer will transport us to Agua Blanca, a small community preserving the legacy of the Manteño Culture, dating back to 1500 A.C. Marvel at the archaeological treasures, from temples to ancient squares, which have stood the test of time. A serene forest walk unveils a world of butterflies, hummingbirds, and Algarrobo trees, connecting us with nature’s wonders.

    Join in a soul-stirring ancestral ritual of purification and gratitude, guided by the revered shamans of the community. The experience will leave you in awe as you forge a deeper bond with nature and yourself.

    Return to the yacht for a delightful lunch, and in the afternoon, revel in a private beach extravaganza within the islets of Machalilla National Park. Engage in thrilling marine activities like snorkeling, paddleboarding, kayaking, or swimming in our beach club, featuring an oceanic pool, water slide, and SeaBobs for added excitement. Culminate this unforgettable day with a sumptuous dinner onboard, surrounded by the beauty of the sea.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling.
    • TransportTransport:Bus.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Single or Double stateroom.
  • DAY 4 Isla de la Plata - Pacoche / San Lorenzo
    Rebecca Adventure Travel KONTIKI DAY 4

    Embark on a captivating adventure after breakfast, with a wet landing on Isla de la Plata. Discover the island’s natural treasures as you stroll through its trails, unveiling nesting areas of Blue Footed Boobies, Masked Boobies, and Frigatebirds.

    Back on the yacht, savor a delectable lunch before diving into the afternoon’s excitement. Join a guided underwater snorkeling expedition to witness the thriving marine ecosystem, encountering majestic giant stingrays, graceful whale sharks, and gentle turtles. For those seeking deeper exploration, scuba diving is available upon request at the time of booking.

    As the afternoon unfolds, revel in a magical sunset party* featuring the freshest seafood in the area and our signature cocktails. A day of natural wonders, thrilling marine encounters, and unforgettable moments await you on this exhilarating journey. Join us in creating cherished memories in the heart of Ecuador’s stunning coastline!

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring, Hiking, Wildlife-watching.,Snorkeling
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Single or Double stateroom.
  • DAY 5 Pacoche / San Lorenzo - Manta
    Rebecca Adventure Travel KONTIKI DAY 5

    Embark on a captivating land transfer to the Refuge of Coastal Marine Wildlife Pacoche, immersing in Ecuador’s natural wonders and vibrant traditions. Your first stop takes us to the tropical humid forest, where you will hike through enchanting trails to witness a lively community of howling monkeys amidst exuberant vegetation.

    Next, you go to San Lorenzo, a nesting paradise for marine turtles in Ecuador. During hatching season, luck may grant you the sight of baby turtles making their way to the ocean.

    Indulge in a gastronomic delight, savoring an authentic manabita ancestral oven experience in San Lorenzo. After lunch, you delve into the toquilla straw hat tradition, learning from skilled local weavers in Pile. The town’s renowned artisans create the finest and most coveted Toquilla straw hats in the world, designated as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

    As your journey concludes, check out and transfer to Manta’s airport.

    • ActivityActivity:Exploring.
    • TransportTransport:Bus.
    • mealMeal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodation:Single or Double stateroom.


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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest - Veranda Cabin $ 5,873 p.p.
2 guests -Veranda Cabin $ 4,050 p.p.
1 guest - Panoramic Cabin $ 5583 p.p.
2 guests -Panoramic Cabin $ 3,850 p.p.
1 guest - Porthole Cabin $ 4,495 p.p.
2 guests -Porthole Cabin $ 3,100 p.p.
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  • Accommodation Accommodation in a double or single stateroom.
  • Meals Meals as described in the itinerary.
  • Meals Water and snacks at all times.
  • Bus Transport Transportation from and to meeting point at hotel or airport.
  • Tour Guide Top experienced certified English speaking guide.
  • Activities All fees to reserves and museums.
  • Gear Equipment Snorkeling gear: masks, fins and snorkels.
  • assistance 24/7 assistance in English, Dutch and Spanish.
  • Exclusion Exclusions

    + International or domestic flights.
    + Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary.
    + Tips for guides and crew.
    + Travel insurance (mandatory).
    + Optional activities.

Additional information

  • Prices for 2024 and 2025 are subject to change.
  • The minimum age for this tour is 12 years old.
  • Prices may change depending on the season.
  • You can start this tour every Sunday. Subject to availability.
  • Even though we have a detailed itinerary, changes can be made by your guides, due to weather or safety reasons. Please also note that none of the wildlife sightings mentioned on the itinerary are guaranteed.
  • Driving time can take more than expected in Ecuador, a small country with roads meandering through the Coast roads. We assure your comfort during transit no matter the size of the group.
  • Gear: We are well equipped to help you enjoy multiple opportunities for water activities available during our expedition.
  • Guides: All our guides have a professional background from the Tourism University; this means they have a degree in guiding, so their knowledge and skills when leading a group are top-notch.
  • Inform yourself about food safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precaution to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat ‘street food’, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel cannot take any responsibility for any illnesses or missed meals & tours due to an illness.
  • It is important to have valid travel and medical insurance. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Rebecca Adventure Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather conditions, availabilities, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • Essential things to bring: Warm, windproof, and waterproof clothing, appropriate shoes or boots, water, sunblock, sunglasses, pocket money, and passport.
  • Connectivity: Manta has become the third international airport in Ecuador, and features a direct flight from Manta – Galapagos two times a week.

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