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Private Group Tours in Manta, Ecuador

Are you looking for a more intimate private group tour with just your friends or family? You are in luck! We excel at running private tours customized to our clients’ needs. Whether you prefer our standard group tour itineraries or something much more unique, we have you covered. Here are a few options to consider:


Enjoy the best of Manta with our private tours designed exclusively for your group. From small intimate groups of 1 or 2 people to larger groups of friends or family, we can tailor the experience to suit your preferences. You can modify the plan as needed on the day of the tour. 

Standard Private Tours

Experience our standard shore excursions designed for intimate groups, ensuring a personalized and memorable adventure. Click on the links above to see the detailed itineraries for these tours.
• Private Rainforest Tours
• Private Cacao and Coffee Tour
• Private Montecristi Panama Hat Tour
Please contact us to discuss the details of your private tour via email at The price of a standard private tour depends on the group size.

Unique Local Experience Tours

We can arrange fantastic custom tours or activities just for you. Contact us at to create a personalized itinerary that fits your needs. Here are some unique tour options: 

Customizable Tour Options

• Rainforest Hiking Tour
• Beach Relax Tour
• Food and Drink Tour
• Spa Day Tour
• Horse Riding Tour
• Bird Watching Tour
• Real Estate Tour
• Sports Fishing Tour
• Scuba Diving Tour

Rainforest Hiking Tou

For those who want to immerse themselves in nature, our Rainforest Hiking Tour offers private trails where you can experience the pure air and diverse flora and fauna without the disturbance of other tourists. Guided by a translator and a local with extensive rainforest knowledge, this tour is an unforgettable experience. 

Beach Relax Tour

Relax on a pristine beach, soak up the sun, and enjoy local food and cocktails. This tour provides a perfect day of relaxation and enjoyment at a beautiful beach.

Unique Tours Further Afield

• Whale Watching Tour
• Indigenous Commune and Mud Bathing Tour
Below we have a brief description of each of the unique tours:
Food and Drink Tour: Explore local spots and savor a variety of Ecuadorian dishes, from ceviches and encebollados to exotic fruits.
Spa Day Tour: Indulge in a top-rated spa for massages, skincare treatments, and more. Relax in the pool or steam room at a 5-star hotel spa.
Horse Riding Tour: Enjoy riding along the beach, perfect for families and avid horse riders.
Bird Watching Tour: With over 1700 species, Ecuador is a bird watcher’s paradise. Visit Pacoche National Reserve with experienced guides.
Real Estate Tour: Explore the best places to retire or invest in Manta. Get an honest view of local projects and lifestyle without any sales pitch.
Sports Fishing or Spearfishing Tour: Charter a boat with the best captain and catch species like Wahoo, Grouper, and Swordfish.
Scuba Diving Tour: Whether you are an experienced diver or a beginner, enjoy a day underwater with a local diving school.

What’s Included

• English-speaking guide
• Licensed driver
• Air-conditioned modern vehicle (Minivan, Minibus, etc.)
• All entrance fees to attractions
• Bottled water and local snacks on the bus
• Pickup and drop-off at the port or hotel
• Lunch stop (food and drinks not included)


7. Do you pick us up and drop us at the port? Yes, we ensure timely pickup and drop-off from the port. We plan to return at least 90 minutes before the ALL ABOARD call and have a backup bus ready for any mechanical issues.
8. Is this tour suitable for somebody in a wheelchair? Yes, all areas are wheelchair accessible.
9. Will we have time for lunch? Yes, ample time is provided to enjoy lunch.
10. What if we are late getting off the cruise ship? We will wait for the entire group. If there are a few stragglers, they can catch up with the main group in a taxi with one of our staff members.
11. What currency do we need? US dollars are the currency used. For lunch and personal expenses, $100 cash should suffice. Tips are not included but appreciated and can be given directly to the guides and drivers.
12. How do I find the shuttle at the port? The port provides shuttle buses from the dock to the passenger terminal. We will be waiting in our red uniforms by the door with name cards. You will see us immediately. For more details, read our blog “What is Manta Cruise Ship Port Like”.

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