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Excursion 3: Montecristi By Chivas
Tour Code: MNT-003
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 2 hours)

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Enjoy a fun-filled bus ride during this transfer via Chivas Bus to the sites and shops of picturesque Montecristi.

The brightly-painted Chivas Bus is the most important means of transportation used by the local populace. They crisscross the country,offering reasonably-priced transportation between the towns along the coast and interior sections of Ecuador. Most will know a Chivas because of the small ceramic models sold in craft stores that are typically depicted overflowing with produce, suitcases and the odd basket

of chickens tied to the top.

Today, a local band will ride atop one of the buses as you set off in a convoy for the short, 30-minute ride to fascinating Montecristi, home of the famous Panama hat. This beautiful little town is indeed the highlight of the tour, and still retains the atmosphere and faded elegance of its Spanish heritage. At Montecristo's central square, you will find many artisan stalls selling straw baskets, jewelry, colorful handicrafts and Panama hats.

Please note: The Chivas is a local form of transportation, and though great fun, has a high step to enter, wooden seats, no public address system, and is not air-conditioned. This tour is basically a transfer to Montecristi. Once in town, you will have time to venture about and explore on your own.

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