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Machala City Tour

Visit the principal vegetable and fuit market of Machala, the most complete archeological and paleontological musem of the region and a local craft fair.

Included in your cruise
  • Observe with wide variety of fruits and vegetables at the principal market in the city.
  • Visit the most complete archeological and paleontological museum in the city.
  • Observe the best preserved archeological and paleontological pieces in the region.
  • Visit the local artisans, it is the bet chance to shop traditional crafts.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration


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  • Notices

    Lightweight clothing which includes long pants and long sleeved shirt.

Machala, with a population of approximately 250,000 inhabitants, is the capital of El Oro province and is known as the “Capital of the Banana” as the ‘World Fair of the Banana’ is held there during the third week of September.  

Disembark from the ship and head towards a local fruit and vegetable market where guests will oberve the wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that can be found in Ecuador as well as the local culture and customs surrounding some of them.  

The next stop will be at the archeological and paleontological Casa de la Cultura Museum, located in the center of Machala. It contains, at least, 200 archeological pieces and 500 paleontological pieces. It is considered the most complete museum in the city and it narrates the history of the zone thought its vestiges.  

Next, the tour continues to Zoila Ugarte park, where some free time is made available here to browse the shops lining the internal area of the park.  

Finally, drive back to the quayside. 

Practical information: 

  • Language: English.

  • Remarks/requirements: Lightweight clothing which includes long pants and long sleeved shirt. 

  • Walking information: Flat terrain with approx 1000 metres walk. 

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.