Meet the experience
Get to know the experiences above and below sea level that make Kontiki a unique and unforgettable experience. Cultural immersion and cruise excursions that go off the beaten path.
Explore through land and sea Isla de la Plata, Salango and Isla Corazón. Visit the Buenaventura natural reserve in Zaruma, with exotic birds and flowers, and the Pacoche protected reserve, which is home to howler monkeys and the smallest frog species in the world. Go inside a gold mine for an close look at how this material is found and extracted.
Enjoy different gastro-cultural experiences boosting with genuine flavors, textures and aromas in unexpected places surrounded by nature. A “tree to bar” chocolate tasting made with the Arriba Nacional variety of cacao, which is used to make the most expensive chocolate in the world. The ceviche route, which will take us to the heart of Ecuadorian food and tradition.
Learn by doing
Experiential gastronomy connects us with the roots and traditions of the local community and makes it our own. For more adventurous travellers, our route includes fishing and gathering of local species that we will later prepare with the help of our chef, staying true to the traditional recipes of each region.
Learn about the origin and customs of ancestral cultures, dance to traditional upbeat coastal music, and witness the craftsmanship in the hands of local artisans embodied in singular objects such as the toquilla straw hats, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.