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6 Day Luxury Ecuador Coast Cruise Expedition

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Try this new Luxury Cruise Experience!

Discover the coast of Ecuador in this 6-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.
  • checkAgua BlancaThis small community is one of the oldest civilizations in South America, the Manteño Culture, which dates back to the year 1500 A.C.
  • 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.
  • checkBahía de CaráquezVisit a traditional cocoa farm and learn the process of the finest chocolate in the world.
  • 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.

General information

Class Luxury Class
Capacity 18 Guests
Construction year 2011, Varadero Maridueña
Type Waterjet
Length 39 m. / 127.95 ft.
Width 8.20 m. / 26.90 ft.
Cabins 9 automated staterooms (3 double, 6 x double, or twin)
Airco Yes
Snorkel equipment & wetsuits The snorkeling equipment (mask, tube, fins) and wetsuit are included in the rates.


  • DAY 1 Manta - Valdivia / 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 we 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 6 days.

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

    • ActivityActivityArrive.
    • TransportTransportBus.
    • mealMealDinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsSingle or Double stateroom.
  • DAY 2 Valdivia / Ayangue - Puerto López
    Rebecca Adventure Travel KONTIKI DAY 2

    Start day 2 with breakfast onboard and shortly after you will disembark in the community of Valdivia. A millenary culture that maintains intact its pottery tradition inherited from the pre-Inca Valdivia culture. You will learn about the techniques and materials used in making ancestral pieces as you make our own in a beautiful “experience in clay”.

    Afterwards, you will enjoy lunch onboard the yacht. In the afternoon we will navigate to Ayangue, a small coastal town also known as the Pool of the Pacific because of its calm waters. Guests may opt to go in a guided subma- rine snorkeling expedition in islote El Pelado, home to a community of male sea lions and a privileged location to see humpback whales from July to October, or they can also relax in the yacht and have fun with our display of marine toys. Scuba diving is available upon request at the time of booking.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Snorkeling.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsSingle or Double stateroom.
  • DAY 3 Puerto López - Isla de la Plata
    Rebecca Adventure Travel KONTIKI DAY 3KONTIKI DAY 3

    Disembark in the harbor of Puerto Lopez where a bus will take you to Agua Blanca. This small community houses archeological pieces from one of the oldest civilizations in South America.

    A short walk through its forest will show you butterflies, humming- birds and local trees such as the ceibos. During your visit, you will celebrate an ancestral ritual of purification and gratitude, that will connect us with nature and with ourselves, accompanied by the guidance of the shamans of the community.

    In the afternoon you will enjoy a private beach experience in the islets of Machalilla National Park and will enjoy diverse marine activities such as snorkel, paddleboard, kayak or swim.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling.
    • TransportTransportBus.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsSingle or Double stateroom.
  • DAY 4 Isla de la Plata - Bahía de Caráquez
    Rebecca Adventure Travel KONTIKI DAY 4

    Isla de la Plata holds beautiful natural treasures and a walk through its trails will take us to nesting areas of Blue Footed Boobies, Masked Boobies and Frigates.

    In the afternoon you will do a guided underwater snorkeling expedition to learn about the marine ecosystem in the island.

    Then you will enjoy a Teppanyaki sunset party with the freshest seafood of the area and our signature cocktails.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Hiking, Wildlife-watching.,Snorkeling
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsSingle or Double stateroom.
  • DAY 5 Bahía de Caráquez - San Mateo
    Rebecca Adventure Travel KONTIKI DAY 5

    Start your day 5 with breakfast at the gourmet salon, before departing aboard our dinghies to the port of San Vicente, where a bus will take us to a traditional farm in the community of San Miguel de Sarampión. 

    A gastronomic farm to table experience hosted by two local chefs that will reveal a mix of history, tradition and the unique flavors of coastal cuisine.

    In the afternoon, you will get back to the yacht to relax at the sundeck and later on in the evening guests will enjoy a chocolate tasting and dinner.

    • ActivityActivityExploring.
    • TransportTransportBus.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • AccommodationsAccommodationsSingle or Double stateroom.
  • DAY 6 San Mateo / Pile - Manta
    Rebecca Adventure Travel KONTIKI DAY 6

    You will disembark in the harbor of San Mateo where a bus will take you to the Refuge of Coastal Marine Wildlife Pacoche. This visit is divided in two. First visit is to the tropical forest where you will hike to take a look at the community of howling monkeys who live in the middle of its exuberant vegetation.

    The second visit takes place in the Reserve Lighthouse, where a short walk will take us through several lookout spots from which we will enjoy the amazing view of the coastal shoreline and neighboring beaches. San Lorenzo beach, next to the lighthouse is one of the largest nesting spots for marine turtles in Ecuador.

    The farewell lunch is a unique gastronomic experience in San Lorenzo. Renowned local chef, Cecilia Cedeño, will take us back in time with a delectable family-style meal prepared in clay pots buried in the sand, just like ancient coastal communities used to do. During lunch, we will meet an artisan master-weaver from the neighboring community of Pile, who makes the finest toquilla straw hats in the world. The straw hats were designated by UNESCO in 2012 as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the World.

    • ActivityActivityExploring, Hiking, Departure
    • TransportTransportBus.
    • mealMealBreakfast, Lunch.


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Price Based on Number of Guests:
1 guest - Veranda Cabin $ 8,091 p.p.
2 guests -Veranda Cabin $ 5,580 p.p.
1 guest - Panoramic Cabin $ 7,728 p.p.
2 guests -Panoramic Cabin $ 5,330 p.p.
1 guest - Porthole Cabin $ 6,050 p.p.
2 guests -Porthole Cabin $ 4,840 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

  • 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.

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