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Enjoy a tailor-made vacation abord our fully crewed private yacht in the intimate company of friends and family. Escape, explore and experience coastal Ecuador at your own pace.

Sea expeditions aboard M/Y Kontiki Wayra through the Coast of Ecuador that will make you float away even with your feet on the ground. Unique places, pristine beaches, ecological reserves and natural treasures await at every stop. A seldom-traveled cultural route, curated along destinations marked by sustainability.

KEY FEATURES
  • Year: 2011
  • Type: Motor yacht
  • Crew: 13 members
  • Accommodation: 9 double cabins. Comfortable staterooms with private bathrooms

KONTIKI WAYRA

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS ITINERARY
TUESDAY – FRIDAY

Day PLACE
Tue Manta – Islote Pedernales
Wed Islote Pedernales – Isla de la Plata
Thu Isla de la Plata – Manta
Fri Manta

Day 1. Tuesday:Manta – Islote Pedernales

Our 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’s port authority (TPM), from where we will board M/Y Kontiki Wayra for check-in and a welcome drink. 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 4 days.

In the evening, we will enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by our executive chef onboard. Overnight sailing to Islote Pedernales.

Day 2. Wednesday:Islote Pedernales – Isla de la Plata

We start day 2 at Islote Pedernales, an small islet close to Puerto Cayo known for its calm waters and pristine landscapes. After breakfast onboard, we will depart in one of our tenders to the islet’s surroundings for a snorkeling expedition. This is a unique opportunity to explore the submarine secrets of the area. From June until October, this also becomes a privileged location to see humpback whales closely.

By noon we will return to the yacht to have fun in the ocean, relax at the hot tub, sunbathe in the Chill Parlour or enjoy some spa treatments.

After lunch we will have free time for a private beach experience and will enjoy diverse marine activities such as snorkel, paddleboard, kayak or swim in our beach club which includes an oceanic pool, a water slide, SeaBobs, green golf, etc.
We will return to the yacht for dinner. Sailing to Isla de la Plata.

Day 3. Thursday: Isla de la Plata - Manta

After breakfast, we will start our activities with a wet landing in Isla de la Plata, which belongs to Machalilla National Park. 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 Frigatebirds. After our land exploration, we will go back to the yacht for lunch.

In the afternoon we will do a guided underwater snorkeling expedition to learn about the marine ecosystem in the island. We will be able to see a variety of marine species including giant stingrays, whale sharks, and turtles.
During mating season, June to October, we will be able to see from the distance humpback whales that come to warmer waters to mate and give birth. Scuba diving is available upon request at the time of booking.

In the afternoon we will enjoy a sunset party* with the freshest seafood of the area and our signature cocktails. Sailing to Manta.
*Depending on favorable weather conditions.

Day 4. Friday: Manta

We will say our goodbyes early in the morning, as your transfer to the airport will be awaiting at Manta’s Port Authority (TPM).
Check-out and transfer to Manta’s airport or hotel of your choice.
End of services.

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS ITINERARY
SUNDAY – THURSDAY

Day PLACE
Sun Manta – Ayangue
Mon Ayangue – Machalilla National Park
Tue Machalilla National Park – Isla de la Plata
Wed Isla de la Plata – Pacoche / San Lorenzo
Thu Pacoche / San Lorenzo – Manta

Day 1. Sunday:Manta - Ayangue

Our 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’s port authority (TPM), from where we will board M/Y Kontiki Wayra for check-in and a welcome drink. 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, we will enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by our executive chef onboard.

Overnight sailing to Ayangue.

Day 2. Monday: Ayangue – Machalilla National Park

We start day 2 at Ayangue, a small coastal town also known as the Pool of the Pacific because of its calm waters. After breakfast onboard, we will depart in one of our tenders to nearby islet El Pelado for a snorkeling expedition. This is a unique opportunity to swim with the local community of sea lions and explore the submarine secrets of the area.

From June until October, this also becomes a privileged location to seehumpback whales closely.
By noon we will return to the yacht for marine activities in the ocean club and lunch onboard.
After lunch we will disembark in the beach of Ayangue and after a short beachwalk we will arrive to a charming place where we will learn about the Valdivia culture. This is a millenary culture that maintains intact its pottery tradition, inherited from the pre-Inca Valdivia culture (4500 B.C.). We will learn about the techniques and materials used in making ancestral pieces as we make our own handcraft in a beautiful “experience in clay”.

We will return to the yacht for dinner.

Sailing to Machalilla National Park.

Day 3. Tuesday:Friday: Machalilla National Park – Isla de la Plata

After a hearty breakfast, we will disembark in Machalilla National Park where a land transfer will take us to Agua Blanca. This small community houses archeological pieces from one of the oldest civilizations in South America, the Manteño Culture, which dates back to the year 1500 A.C.

Temples, country houses, typical ancient squares and other archeological remains are some of the treasures in Agua Blanca.
A short walk through its forest will show us butterflies, hummingbirds and local trees such as the algarrobos. During our visit, we 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.

Return to the yacht for lunch.

In the afternoon we 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 in our beach club which includes an oceanic pool, a water slide, SeaBobs, etc.
We will go back to the yacht to enjoy a beautiful sunset and dinner in the main deck*.

Sailing to Isla de la Plata.

Day 4. Wednesday: Isla de la Plata – Pacoche / San Lorenzo

After breakfast, we will start our activities with a wet landing in Isla de la Plata, which belongs to Machalilla National Park. 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 Frigatebirds.

After our land exploration, we will go back to the yacht for lunch.

In the afternoon we will do a guided underwater snorkeling expedition to learn about the marine ecosystem in the island. We will be able to see a variety of marine species including giant stingrays, whale sharks, and turtles.
During mating season, June to October, we will be able to see from the distance humpback whales that come to warmer waters to mate and give birth. Scuba diving is available upon request at the time of booking.
In the afternoon we will enjoy a sunset party* with the freshest seafood of the area and our signature cocktails.
Sailing to Pacoche / San Lorenzo.

Day 5. Thursday: Pacoche / San Lorenzo - Manta

After breakfast onboard, we will disembark in the harbor of Manta where a land transfer will take us to the Refuge of Coastal Marine Wildlife Pacoche.

Our first visit is to the tropical humid forest where we will hike through on of its trails to take a look at the community of howling monkeys who live in the middle of its exuberant vegetation.

Afterwards, we will go to San Lorenzo, one of the largest nesting spots for marine turtles in Ecuador, if we are lucky, we will get to see baby turtles on their way to the ocean during hatching season.

We will enjoy a special gastronomic experience in San Lorenzo using the manabita ancestral oven. After lunch, we will learn about the toquilla straw hat tradition with a local family of weavers from Pile. The small town of Pile is known for the community of artisan weavers responsible for making the finest and most expensive Toquilla straw hats in the world. We will be able to see firsthand how the hats are made. Incorrectly known as Panama Hats, the Toquilla Straw Hat was designated in 2012 as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of the World.

Check-out and transfer to Manta’s airport or hotel of your choice.
End of services.

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS ITINERARY
SUNDAY – FRIDAY

Day PLACE
Sun Manta – Ayangue
Mon Ayangue – Machalilla National Park
Tue Machalilla National Park – Isla de la Plata
Wed Isla de la Plata – Pacoche / San Lorenzo
Thu Pacoche / San Lorenzo – Bahía de Caraquez
Fri Bahía de Caraquez – Manta

Day 1. Sunday:Manta - Ayangue

Our 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’s port authority (TPM), from where we will board M/Y Kontiki Wayra for check-in and a welcome drink. 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, we will enjoy a welcome dinner hosted by our executive chef onboard.

Overnight sailing to Ayangue.

Day 2. Monday: Ayangue – Machalilla National Park

We start day 2 at Ayangue, a small coastal town also known as the Pool of the Pacific because of its calm waters. After breakfast onboard, we will depart in one of our tenders to nearby islet El Pelado for a snorkeling expedition. This is a unique opportunity to swim with the local community of sea lions and explore the submarine secrets of the area.
From June until October, this also becomes a privileged location to seehumpback whales closely.
By noon we will return to the yacht for marine activities in the ocean club and lunch onboard.
After lunch we will disembark in the beach of Ayangue and after a short beachwalk we will arrive to a charming place where we will learn about the Valdivia culture. This is a millenary culture that maintains intact its pottery tradition, inherited from the pre-Inca Valdivia
culture (4500 B.C.). We will learn about the techniques and materials used in making ancestral pieces as we make our own handcraft in a beautiful “experience in clay”.
We will return to the yacht for dinner.

Sailing to Machalilla National Park.

Day 3. Tuesday:Machalilla National Park – Isla de la Plata

After a hearty breakfast, we will disembark in Machalilla National Park where a land transfer will take us to Agua Blanca. This small community houses archeological pieces from one of the oldest civilizations in South America, the Manteño Culture, which dates back to the year 1500 A.C.

Temples, country houses, typical ancient squares and other archeological remains are some of the treasures in Agua Blanca.
A short walk through its forest will show us butterflies, hummingbirds and local trees such as the algarrobos. During our visit, we 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.

Return to the yacht for lunch.
In the afternoon we 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 in our beach club which includes an oceanic pool, a water slide, SeaBobs, etc.
We will go back to the yacht to enjoy a beautiful sunset and dinner in the main deck*.

Sailing to Isla de la Plata.

Day 4. Wednesday: Isla de la Plata – Pacoche / San Lorenzo

After breakfast, we will start our activities with a wet landing in Isla de la Plata, which belongs to Machalilla National Park. 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 Frigatebirds.
After our land exploration, we will go back to the yacht for lunch.

In the afternoon we will do a guided underwater snorkeling expedition to learn about the marine ecosystem in the island. We will be able to see a variety of marine species including giant stingrays, whale sharks, and turtles.
During mating season, June to October, we will be able to see from the distance humpback whales that come to warmer waters to mate and give birth. Scuba diving is available upon request at the time of booking.
In the afternoon we will enjoy a sunset party* with the freshest seafood of the area and our signature cocktails.
Sailing to Pacoche / San Lorenzo.

Day 5. Thursday: Pacoche / San Lorenzo – Bahía de Caraquez

After breakfast onboard, we will disembark in the harbor of Manta where a land transfer will take us to the Refuge of Coastal Marine Wildlife Pacoche.

Our first visit is to the tropical humid forest where we will hike through one of its trails to take a look at the community of howling monkeys who live in the middle of its exuberant vegetation.

Afterwards, we will go to San Lorenzo, one of the largest nesting spots for marine turtles in Ecuador, if we are lucky, we will get to see baby turtles on their way to the ocean during hatching season.

We will enjoy a special gastronomic experience in San Lorenzo using the manabita ancestral oven. After lunch, we will learn about the toquilla straw hat tradition with a local family of weavers from Pile. The small town of Pile is known for the community of artisan weavers responsible for making the finest and most expensive Toquilla straw hats in the world. We will be able to see firsthand how the hats are made. Incorrectly known as Panama Hats, the Toquilla Straw Hat was designated in 2012 as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of the World.

In the afternoon we will return to the yacht and enjoy some relaxing time and dinner onboard.
Sailing to Bahía de Caráquez.

Day 6. Friday: Bahía de Caraquez – Manta

We start day 6 with breakfast onboard, before departing aboard our dinghies to Puerto Amistad in Bahía de Caráquez, where a land transfer will take us to Iche in San Vicente.

A gastronomic lab led by Fuegos Foundation, Iche was founded to educate local chefs in creating ‘haute cuisine’ using ancestral techniques of food preparation.

A gastronomic farm to table experience hosted by local chefs that will reveal a mix of history, tradition and the unique flavors of coastal cuisine. Cacao, salprieta, corviche, and chillangua are some of the local flavors that will add to our foodies’ lexicon.
Check-out and transfer to Manta’s airport or hotel of your choice.

End of services.

INCLUDED

  • Accommodation in the luxury stateroom of your choice with 2 twin beds or 1 king bed dressed with sustainably sourced cotton.
  • All meals and snacks prepared fresh daily by our onboard chefs with local organic produce using a balanced mix of traditional and modern techniques. Menu variations are available upon request.
  • All in land gastronomic experiences beautifully set up by our crew in unique natural locations, following the traditional cuisine of the destination.
  • All soft beverages, an assortment of wine, beer and other spirits, classic and signature cocktails, freshly ground local coffee and organic teas.
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi onboard, air conditioning, a/v entertainment and automated lighting, shades and audio systems in each stateroom.
  • All land and sea expeditions led by our two expert naturalist guides, daily briefings about the excursions, tips and other valuable information.
  • Transfers and access to all natural reserves, beaches and protected areas.
  • All gear for water activities: wetsuits, kayaks, SUPs, snorkeling equipment.
  • All facilities on board: Jacuzzi, fitness center, sunbeds, and beach towels.
  • Kontiki shuttle from hotel to port of Manta for check in and boarding.

NOT INCLUDED

  • International airfare to Quito (UIO) or Guayaquil (GYE).
  • Internal transfer from Quito or Guayaquil to the port of Manta.
  • Hotel accommodation the night before the expedition in Manta, Quito or Guayaquil.
  • However, we can assist with information, selection and reservation of 5 star properties.
  • Fine wine and spirits, available on demand at a cost.
  • Pre and Post experiences/stays are not included, but we can gladly assist with information, selection and reservation at partner properties in Ecuador, including Galapagos and neighboring countries.
  • Gratuities to crew and guides.

GALLERY

PRICES

SPONDYLUS ITINERARY 8D/7N

Stateroom Type

Regular Fare

30% OFF

Veranda

USD7100

USD4990

Panoramic

USD6750

USD4790

Porthole

USD5950

USD4190

SPONDYLUS ITINERARY 5D/4N

Stateroom Type

Regular Fare

30% OFF

Veranda

USD4050

USD2890

Panoramic

USD3850

USD2690

Porthole

USD3100

USD2190

SPONDYLUS ITINERARY 4D/3N

Stateroom Type Regular Fare 30% OFF
Veranda USD3050 USD2190
Panoramic USD2900 USD2090
Porthole USD2500 USD1790

*Fare per person based on double occupancy
**Ausgust and December have a supplement USD350 per person
***Single occupancy has a supplement of 45% in addition to the cabin rate.