Kontiki Expeditions From May 2021 Kontiki Expeditions is offering luxury sea expeditions along seldom-traveled routes, revealing the beauty and authenticity of coastal Ecuador. This new expedition cruise company designed a new concept in luxury ocean vacations focusing on conscious travel and immersive experiences. Her voyages are passing through small, uncrowded towns and historical sites as well as forests and wetlands, pristine beaches and protected ecological reserves. Kontiki Expeditions initial vessel (more are to be expected) is a luxury boutique yacht where guests experience an all-inclusive adventure filled with wildlife encounters and cultural aspects of Ecuador’s coastal regions. The off-the-beaten-path trips guides you to places that only can be accessed by very small ships and yachts. Touring takes place in small groups or can be executed on an individual basis. This boutique yacht can accommodate 18 guests and is outfitted with a sun deck, a gourmet salon, two outdoor lounges, bar, Jacuzzi, Spa treatment room and a fitness area, -all nine luxury Staterooms have an ocean view. Kontiki expeditions new yacht will sail with wellness professionals, naturalist guides and a local chef. There will be 10 crew members in total as well as two local experts. The vessel will carry kayaks, paddle boards and snorkeling equipment for passenger use. Diving also will be an option. This small yacht is ideal for private charter! Guests can expect to see such wildlife as blue-footed boobies, sea lions and howler monkeys. Kontiki Expeditions gastronomic experiences featuring local specialities, seafood, and produce will be enjoyed both onboard and on land. Aboard Kontiki Expeditions intimate upscale yacht with a wellness focus guests can choose between sailings on two itineraries along the little-visited coast of Ecuador. The two initial itineraries will be one-way routes between Mompiche in the north of the country and Puerto Bolivar in the south.

The ‘Toquilla Expedition’ and the ‘Spondylus Expedition’ offer a chance to explore small Ecuadorian towns, historic sites and nature areas full of wildlife!

Above sea level

Cruise Type
Ship
Date
Days
Destination
Information
Luxury Expedition Cruise
Wayra
30.05.2021
06.06.2021
7
Latin America, The Toquilla Expedition - Ecuador
Fare from € 6.000
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Travelroute
Day 1

Manta Welcome Dinner – Bahía de Caráquez

• Pick up from hotel and transfer to M/Y Kontiki Wayra
• Check-in and sunset cocktail
• Welcome dinner
• Overnight sailing to Bahía de Caráquez

Day 2

Bahía de Caráquez – Mompiche

• Visit Isla Corazon mangroves
• Transfer and visit to Ruta del Cacao
• On site farm to table lunch (tasting menu)
• Visit to Humedal la Segua – birdwatching
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Mompiche

Day 3

Mompiche – Manta

• Visit to Mompiche – artisan fishing interpretation
• Visit to Portete mangrove and shellfish collection
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Expedition to private natural reserve and Jupiter Island
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 4

Manta – Isla de la Plata

• Visit to Pacoche refuge and natural reserve
• Land transfer to the community of Pile
• On site lunch in Pile with executive chef
• Visit to Montecristi’s toquilla hat shops
• Ancestral cuisine dinner onboard
• Overnight sailing to Salango

Day 5

Isla de la Plata – Machalilla National Park & Beaches

• Water activities and guided snorkeling in Salango
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Agua Blanca museum and reserve
• Visit to Los Frailes Beach
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Isla de la Plata

Day 6

Machalilla National Park & Beaches/Ayangue – Puerto Bolívar

• Visit to Isla de la Plata – land exploration
• Guided water activities in Isla de la Plata
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Guided snorkeling expedition – whale watching
• Teppanyaki sunset onboard
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Puerto Bolivar

Day 7

Puerto Bolívar/Zaruma – Guayaquil

• Visit to Buenaventura reserve
• Land transfer to Mina El Sexmo for guided visit
• On site lunch in Zaruma’s old town
• Transfer to Puerto Bolivar and yacht
• Farewell dinner and overnight sailing to Guayaquil

Day 8

Guayaquil

• Breakfast and check-out
• Visit to Guayaquil’s old town Las Peñas
• Visit to historic park and lunch y Casa Julian
• Visit to Cathedral and Centenario Park
• Transfer to hotel or airport

Overview

The Toquilla Expedition – Ecuador

Kontiki Expeditions is an all-inclusive Boutique Sea Expedition along the coastline of Ecuador with all the comforts of a luxury yacht, reimagined to offer a small number of visitors a dreamy stay.

Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are designed for 8 days/7 nights, with various itineraries to explore and get connected with the beauty of Ecuadorian nature and culture. Travel aboard the yacht Wayra to remote locations and unique scenery, giving you a chance to interact with new surroundings along the American coast.

The Toquilla Route, or the northern route, starts in Manta every Sunday afternoon. Toquilla takes its name from the traditional toquilla straw hats made in Ecuador since the 1600’s. Mompiche, Bahía de Caráquez, Manta, Isla de la Plata, Machalilla and Zaruma are some of locations that we will explore during our sea adventure.

Get to know the culture, tradition and gastronomy of native communities from within, always in the company of our expert crew and guides. Discover magical locations where people’s warmth and heartfelt attentions will become the main reason to come back.

Boat expeditions along unexplored routes covering forests and landscapes of unmatched beauty, marine flora and fauna, pristine beaches, ecological reserves and the true treasures that make Kontiki Expeditions the best adventure destination.

Diving in Isla de la Plata, whale-watching in Salango or enveloping oneself in a tropical jungle after celebrating an ancestral purification ritual are some of the activities that our guests can enjoy.

Kontiki Expeditions is the perfect experience for people who travel to go “beyond” a destination. It is for those who want to be swept away by adventure on a wellness expedition, who want an immersive conscious experience.

Please Note: make the yacht Wayra all yours with friends and family for a more personalized experience. Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are offered for your group, but why not make use of Kontiki’s flexibility and decide for a tailor-made expedition specially designed in accordance with Kontiki Expeditions.

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Ship information

Wayra

Vessel Type: Motor Yacht
Length: 39 meters
Passenger Capacity: 18
Crew Capacity: 10
Built/Refurbished: 2011 / 2021

During the eight-day voyage, the yacht Wayra becomes a temple of wellness and discovery that sails along the coast of Ecuador, revealing unexplored land and sea and providing superb comfort, beauty and attention to detail.

Nine exclusive staterooms are designed with a contemporary flair and the finest materials, for maximum comfort, a fitting complement to the beauty of the surroundings and the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from every corner. The staterooms are a welcoming space to enjoy the privileged feeling of "neo-luxury."

Aboard the Wayra there are three different types of rooms for you to find your perfect one (four interconnected rooms for families with children).

Onboard activities; enjoy a variety of water sports: kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling and more. An intimate, serene spa and a gym add to your on-board wellness experience.

Outdoor areas; outdoor spaces that inspire serenity and foster relaxation. Enjoy the opportunity to connect and disconnect in a variety of areas including the Organic Bar, the Chill Parlour or the Jacuzzi.

Onboard connectivity; high-speed connectivity for travelers who want to share their experiences or don’t want to miss their favorite shows, while respecting the preferences of those who wish to disconnect and “be forgotten” during the voyage.

Contact
Booking
Luxury Expedition Cruise
Wayra
06.06.2021
13.06.2021
7
Latin America, The Spondylus Expedition - Ecuador
Fare from € 6.000
<read more>
Travelroute
Day 1

Guayaquil Welcome Dinner

• Pick up from hotel and guided visit in Guayaquil
• Lunch in Casa Julian – Historic Park
• Transfer to M/Y Kontiki Wayra for check-in
• Welcome Dinner
• Overnight Sailing to Puerto Bolivar

Day 2

Guayaquil – Puerto Bolívar/Puyango

• Visit Puyango Petrified Forest
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Isla Santa Clara
• Cocktail party at sundeck
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Salinas
• Constellation observation at sundeck

Day 3

Puyango Petrified Forest & Isla Santa Clara – Salinas

• Visit to La Chocolatera and La Lobería
• Return to yacht for Lunch
• Water activities in Ayangue
• Teppanyaki Sunset Cocktail party at sundeck
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Machalilla

Day 4

Salinas & Ayangue – Machalilla National Park & Beaches

• Visit to Isla de la Plata (land visit and birdwatching)
• Return to yacht for Lunch
• Water activities in Isla de la Plata
• Short cooking class on sundeck and cocktails
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Salango

Day 5

Machalilla National Park & Beaches – Isla de la Plata

• Water activities and guided snorkeling in Salango
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Agua Blanca museum and reserve
• Visit to Los Frailes Beach
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 6

Isla de la Plata – Bahía de Caráquez

• Visit Pacoche natural reserve
• Land transfer to the community of Pile
• On site lunch in Pile with executive chef
• Visit to Montecristi’s toquilla hat shops
• Ancestral cuisine dinner onboard
• Overnight sailing to Bahía de Caráquez

Day 7

Bahía de Caráquez – Manta

• Visit Isla Corazon and mangroves
• Land transfer to Ruta del Cacao
• On site farm to table lunch (tasting menu)
• Visit to Humedal la Segua – birdwatching
• Farewell dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 8

Manta

• Breakfast and check-out
• Visit to Ligüiqui archeological site
• Visit to Santa Marianita beach – Kite beach*
• On site lunch at the beach
• Transfer to hotel or airport
*Kitesurf lessons available

Overview

The Spondylus Expedition – Ecuador

Kontiki Expeditions is an all-inclusive Boutique Sea Expedition along the coastline of Ecuador with all the comforts of a luxury yacht, reimagined to offer a small number of visitors a dreamy stay.

Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are designed for 8 days/7 nights, with various itineraries to explore and get connected with the beauty of Ecuadorian nature and culture. Travel aboard the yacht Wayra to remote locations and unique scenery, giving you a chance to interact with new surroundings along the American coast.

The Spondylus Route, or the southern route, starts in Guayaquil every other Sunday. Spondylus takes its name from the spondylus shell that served as local currency due to its rare value. Guayaquil, Salinas, Isla Santa Clara, Puyango, Isla de la Plata, Manta and Bahía de Caráquez are some of locations that we will explore during our sea adventure.

Get to know the culture, tradition and gastronomy of native communities from within, always in the company of our expert crew and guides. Discover magical locations where people’s warmth and heartfelt attentions will become the main reason to come back.

Boat expeditions along unexplored routes covering forests and landscapes of unmatched beauty, marine flora and fauna, pristine beaches, ecological reserves and the true treasures that make Kontiki Expeditions the best adventure destination.

Diving in Isla de la Plata, whale-watching in Salango or enveloping oneself in a tropical jungle after celebrating an ancestral purification ritual are some of the activities that our guests can enjoy.

Kontiki Expeditions is the perfect experience for people who travel to go “beyond” a destination. It is for those who want to be swept away by adventure on a wellness expedition, who want an immersive conscious experience.

Please Note: make the yacht Wayra all yours with friends and family for a more personalized experience. Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are offered for your group, but why not make use of Kontiki’s flexibility and decide for a tailor-made expedition specially designed in accordance with Kontiki Expeditions.

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Ship information

Wayra

Vessel Type: Motor Yacht
Length: 39 meters
Passenger Capacity: 18
Crew Capacity: 10
Built/Refurbished: 2011 / 2021

During the eight-day voyage, the yacht Wayra becomes a temple of wellness and discovery that sails along the coast of Ecuador, revealing unexplored land and sea and providing superb comfort, beauty and attention to detail.

Nine exclusive staterooms are designed with a contemporary flair and the finest materials, for maximum comfort, a fitting complement to the beauty of the surroundings and the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from every corner. The staterooms are a welcoming space to enjoy the privileged feeling of "neo-luxury."

Aboard the Wayra there are three different types of rooms for you to find your perfect one (four interconnected rooms for families with children).

Onboard activities; enjoy a variety of water sports: kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling and more. An intimate, serene spa and a gym add to your on-board wellness experience.

Outdoor areas; outdoor spaces that inspire serenity and foster relaxation. Enjoy the opportunity to connect and disconnect in a variety of areas including the Organic Bar, the Chill Parlour or the Jacuzzi.

Onboard connectivity; high-speed connectivity for travelers who want to share their experiences or don’t want to miss their favorite shows, while respecting the preferences of those who wish to disconnect and “be forgotten” during the voyage.

Contact
Booking
Luxury Expedition Cruise
Wayra
13.06.2021
20.06.2021
7
Latin America, The Toquilla Expedition - Ecuador
Fare from € 6.000
<read more>
Travelroute
Day 1

Manta Welcome Dinner – Bahía de Caráquez

• Pick up from hotel and transfer to M/Y Kontiki Wayra
• Check-in and sunset cocktail
• Welcome dinner
• Overnight sailing to Bahía de Caráquez

Day 2

Bahía de Caráquez – Mompiche

• Visit Isla Corazon mangroves
• Transfer and visit to Ruta del Cacao
• On site farm to table lunch (tasting menu)
• Visit to Humedal la Segua – birdwatching
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Mompiche

Day 3

Mompiche – Manta

• Visit to Mompiche – artisan fishing interpretation
• Visit to Portete mangrove and shellfish collection
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Expedition to private natural reserve and Jupiter Island
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 4

Manta – Isla de la Plata

• Visit to Pacoche refuge and natural reserve
• Land transfer to the community of Pile
• On site lunch in Pile with executive chef
• Visit to Montecristi’s toquilla hat shops
• Ancestral cuisine dinner onboard
• Overnight sailing to Salango

Day 5

Isla de la Plata – Machalilla National Park & Beaches

• Water activities and guided snorkeling in Salango
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Agua Blanca museum and reserve
• Visit to Los Frailes Beach
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Isla de la Plata

Day 6

Machalilla National Park & Beaches/Ayangue – Puerto Bolívar

• Visit to Isla de la Plata – land exploration
• Guided water activities in Isla de la Plata
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Guided snorkeling expedition – whale watching
• Teppanyaki sunset onboard
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Puerto Bolivar

Day 7

Puerto Bolívar/Zaruma – Guayaquil

• Visit to Buenaventura reserve
• Land transfer to Mina El Sexmo for guided visit
• On site lunch in Zaruma’s old town
• Transfer to Puerto Bolivar and yacht
• Farewell dinner and overnight sailing to Guayaquil

Day 8

Guayaquil

• Breakfast and check-out
• Visit to Guayaquil’s old town Las Peñas
• Visit to historic park and lunch y Casa Julian
• Visit to Cathedral and Centenario Park
• Transfer to hotel or airport

Overview

The Toquilla Expedition – Ecuador

Kontiki Expeditions is an all-inclusive Boutique Sea Expedition along the coastline of Ecuador with all the comforts of a luxury yacht, reimagined to offer a small number of visitors a dreamy stay.

Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are designed for 8 days/7 nights, with various itineraries to explore and get connected with the beauty of Ecuadorian nature and culture. Travel aboard the yacht Wayra to remote locations and unique scenery, giving you a chance to interact with new surroundings along the American coast.

The Toquilla Route, or the northern route, starts in Manta every Sunday afternoon. Toquilla takes its name from the traditional toquilla straw hats made in Ecuador since the 1600’s. Mompiche, Bahía de Caráquez, Manta, Isla de la Plata, Machalilla and Zaruma are some of locations that we will explore during our sea adventure.

Get to know the culture, tradition and gastronomy of native communities from within, always in the company of our expert crew and guides. Discover magical locations where people’s warmth and heartfelt attentions will become the main reason to come back.

Boat expeditions along unexplored routes covering forests and landscapes of unmatched beauty, marine flora and fauna, pristine beaches, ecological reserves and the true treasures that make Kontiki Expeditions the best adventure destination.

Diving in Isla de la Plata, whale-watching in Salango or enveloping oneself in a tropical jungle after celebrating an ancestral purification ritual are some of the activities that our guests can enjoy.

Kontiki Expeditions is the perfect experience for people who travel to go “beyond” a destination. It is for those who want to be swept away by adventure on a wellness expedition, who want an immersive conscious experience.

Please Note: make the yacht Wayra all yours with friends and family for a more personalized experience. Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are offered for your group, but why not make use of Kontiki’s flexibility and decide for a tailor-made expedition specially designed in accordance with Kontiki Expeditions.

<close>

Ship information

Wayra

Vessel Type: Motor Yacht
Length: 39 meters
Passenger Capacity: 18
Crew Capacity: 10
Built/Refurbished: 2011 / 2021

During the eight-day voyage, the yacht Wayra becomes a temple of wellness and discovery that sails along the coast of Ecuador, revealing unexplored land and sea and providing superb comfort, beauty and attention to detail.

Nine exclusive staterooms are designed with a contemporary flair and the finest materials, for maximum comfort, a fitting complement to the beauty of the surroundings and the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from every corner. The staterooms are a welcoming space to enjoy the privileged feeling of "neo-luxury."

Aboard the Wayra there are three different types of rooms for you to find your perfect one (four interconnected rooms for families with children).

Onboard activities; enjoy a variety of water sports: kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling and more. An intimate, serene spa and a gym add to your on-board wellness experience.

Outdoor areas; outdoor spaces that inspire serenity and foster relaxation. Enjoy the opportunity to connect and disconnect in a variety of areas including the Organic Bar, the Chill Parlour or the Jacuzzi.

Onboard connectivity; high-speed connectivity for travelers who want to share their experiences or don’t want to miss their favorite shows, while respecting the preferences of those who wish to disconnect and “be forgotten” during the voyage.

Contact
Booking
Luxury Expedition Cruise
Wayra
20.06.2021
27.06.2021
7
Latin America, The Spondylus Expedition - Ecuador
Fare from € 6.000
<read more>
Travelroute
Day 1

Guayaquil Welcome Dinner

• Pick up from hotel and guided visit in Guayaquil
• Lunch in Casa Julian – Historic Park
• Transfer to M/Y Kontiki Wayra for check-in
• Welcome Dinner
• Overnight Sailing to Puerto Bolivar

Day 2

Guayaquil – Puerto Bolívar/Puyango

• Visit Puyango Petrified Forest
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Isla Santa Clara
• Cocktail party at sundeck
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Salinas
• Constellation observation at sundeck

Day 3

Puyango Petrified Forest & Isla Santa Clara – Salinas

• Visit to La Chocolatera and La Lobería
• Return to yacht for Lunch
• Water activities in Ayangue
• Teppanyaki Sunset Cocktail party at sundeck
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Machalilla

Day 4

Salinas & Ayangue – Machalilla National Park & Beaches

• Visit to Isla de la Plata (land visit and birdwatching)
• Return to yacht for Lunch
• Water activities in Isla de la Plata
• Short cooking class on sundeck and cocktails
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Salango

Day 5

Machalilla National Park & Beaches – Isla de la Plata

• Water activities and guided snorkeling in Salango
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Agua Blanca museum and reserve
• Visit to Los Frailes Beach
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 6

Isla de la Plata – Bahía de Caráquez

• Visit Pacoche natural reserve
• Land transfer to the community of Pile
• On site lunch in Pile with executive chef
• Visit to Montecristi’s toquilla hat shops
• Ancestral cuisine dinner onboard
• Overnight sailing to Bahía de Caráquez

Day 7

Bahía de Caráquez – Manta

• Visit Isla Corazon and mangroves
• Land transfer to Ruta del Cacao
• On site farm to table lunch (tasting menu)
• Visit to Humedal la Segua – birdwatching
• Farewell dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 8

Manta

• Breakfast and check-out
• Visit to Ligüiqui archeological site
• Visit to Santa Marianita beach – Kite beach*
• On site lunch at the beach
• Transfer to hotel or airport
*Kitesurf lessons available

Overview

The Spondylus Expedition – Ecuador

Kontiki Expeditions is an all-inclusive Boutique Sea Expedition along the coastline of Ecuador with all the comforts of a luxury yacht, reimagined to offer a small number of visitors a dreamy stay.

Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are designed for 8 days/7 nights, with various itineraries to explore and get connected with the beauty of Ecuadorian nature and culture. Travel aboard the yacht Wayra to remote locations and unique scenery, giving you a chance to interact with new surroundings along the American coast.

The Spondylus Route, or the southern route, starts in Guayaquil every other Sunday. Spondylus takes its name from the spondylus shell that served as local currency due to its rare value. Guayaquil, Salinas, Isla Santa Clara, Puyango, Isla de la Plata, Manta and Bahía de Caráquez are some of locations that we will explore during our sea adventure.

Get to know the culture, tradition and gastronomy of native communities from within, always in the company of our expert crew and guides. Discover magical locations where people’s warmth and heartfelt attentions will become the main reason to come back.

Boat expeditions along unexplored routes covering forests and landscapes of unmatched beauty, marine flora and fauna, pristine beaches, ecological reserves and the true treasures that make Kontiki Expeditions the best adventure destination.

Diving in Isla de la Plata, whale-watching in Salango or enveloping oneself in a tropical jungle after celebrating an ancestral purification ritual are some of the activities that our guests can enjoy.

Kontiki Expeditions is the perfect experience for people who travel to go “beyond” a destination. It is for those who want to be swept away by adventure on a wellness expedition, who want an immersive conscious experience.

Please Note: make the yacht Wayra all yours with friends and family for a more personalized experience. Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are offered for your group, but why not make use of Kontiki’s flexibility and decide for a tailor-made expedition specially designed in accordance with Kontiki Expeditions.

<close>

Ship information

Wayra

Vessel Type: Motor Yacht
Length: 39 meters
Passenger Capacity: 18
Crew Capacity: 10
Built/Refurbished: 2011 / 2021

During the eight-day voyage, the yacht Wayra becomes a temple of wellness and discovery that sails along the coast of Ecuador, revealing unexplored land and sea and providing superb comfort, beauty and attention to detail.

Nine exclusive staterooms are designed with a contemporary flair and the finest materials, for maximum comfort, a fitting complement to the beauty of the surroundings and the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from every corner. The staterooms are a welcoming space to enjoy the privileged feeling of "neo-luxury."

Aboard the Wayra there are three different types of rooms for you to find your perfect one (four interconnected rooms for families with children).

Onboard activities; enjoy a variety of water sports: kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling and more. An intimate, serene spa and a gym add to your on-board wellness experience.

Outdoor areas; outdoor spaces that inspire serenity and foster relaxation. Enjoy the opportunity to connect and disconnect in a variety of areas including the Organic Bar, the Chill Parlour or the Jacuzzi.

Onboard connectivity; high-speed connectivity for travelers who want to share their experiences or don’t want to miss their favorite shows, while respecting the preferences of those who wish to disconnect and “be forgotten” during the voyage.

Contact
Booking
Luxury Expedition Cruise
Wayra
27.06.2021
04.07.2021
7
Latin America, The Toquilla Expedition - Ecuador
Fare from € 6.000
<read more>
Travelroute
Day 1

Manta Welcome Dinner – Bahía de Caráquez

• Pick up from hotel and transfer to M/Y Kontiki Wayra
• Check-in and sunset cocktail
• Welcome dinner
• Overnight sailing to Bahía de Caráquez

Day 2

Bahía de Caráquez – Mompiche

• Visit Isla Corazon mangroves
• Transfer and visit to Ruta del Cacao
• On site farm to table lunch (tasting menu)
• Visit to Humedal la Segua – birdwatching
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Mompiche

Day 3

Mompiche – Manta

• Visit to Mompiche – artisan fishing interpretation
• Visit to Portete mangrove and shellfish collection
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Expedition to private natural reserve and Jupiter Island
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 4

Manta – Isla de la Plata

• Visit to Pacoche refuge and natural reserve
• Land transfer to the community of Pile
• On site lunch in Pile with executive chef
• Visit to Montecristi’s toquilla hat shops
• Ancestral cuisine dinner onboard
• Overnight sailing to Salango

Day 5

Isla de la Plata – Machalilla National Park & Beaches

• Water activities and guided snorkeling in Salango
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Agua Blanca museum and reserve
• Visit to Los Frailes Beach
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Isla de la Plata

Day 6

Machalilla National Park & Beaches/Ayangue – Puerto Bolívar

• Visit to Isla de la Plata – land exploration
• Guided water activities in Isla de la Plata
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Guided snorkeling expedition – whale watching
• Teppanyaki sunset onboard
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Puerto Bolivar

Day 7

Puerto Bolívar/Zaruma – Guayaquil

• Visit to Buenaventura reserve
• Land transfer to Mina El Sexmo for guided visit
• On site lunch in Zaruma’s old town
• Transfer to Puerto Bolivar and yacht
• Farewell dinner and overnight sailing to Guayaquil

Day 8

Guayaquil

• Breakfast and check-out
• Visit to Guayaquil’s old town Las Peñas
• Visit to historic park and lunch y Casa Julian
• Visit to Cathedral and Centenario Park
• Transfer to hotel or airport

Overview

The Toquilla Expedition – Ecuador

Kontiki Expeditions is an all-inclusive Boutique Sea Expedition along the coastline of Ecuador with all the comforts of a luxury yacht, reimagined to offer a small number of visitors a dreamy stay.

Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are designed for 8 days/7 nights, with various itineraries to explore and get connected with the beauty of Ecuadorian nature and culture. Travel aboard the yacht Wayra to remote locations and unique scenery, giving you a chance to interact with new surroundings along the American coast.

The Toquilla Route, or the northern route, starts in Manta every Sunday afternoon. Toquilla takes its name from the traditional toquilla straw hats made in Ecuador since the 1600’s. Mompiche, Bahía de Caráquez, Manta, Isla de la Plata, Machalilla and Zaruma are some of locations that we will explore during our sea adventure.

Get to know the culture, tradition and gastronomy of native communities from within, always in the company of our expert crew and guides. Discover magical locations where people’s warmth and heartfelt attentions will become the main reason to come back.

Boat expeditions along unexplored routes covering forests and landscapes of unmatched beauty, marine flora and fauna, pristine beaches, ecological reserves and the true treasures that make Kontiki Expeditions the best adventure destination.

Diving in Isla de la Plata, whale-watching in Salango or enveloping oneself in a tropical jungle after celebrating an ancestral purification ritual are some of the activities that our guests can enjoy.

Kontiki Expeditions is the perfect experience for people who travel to go “beyond” a destination. It is for those who want to be swept away by adventure on a wellness expedition, who want an immersive conscious experience.

Please Note: make the yacht Wayra all yours with friends and family for a more personalized experience. Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are offered for your group, but why not make use of Kontiki’s flexibility and decide for a tailor-made expedition specially designed in accordance with Kontiki Expeditions.

<close>

Ship information

Wayra

Vessel Type: Motor Yacht
Length: 39 meters
Passenger Capacity: 18
Crew Capacity: 10
Built/Refurbished: 2011 / 2021

During the eight-day voyage, the yacht Wayra becomes a temple of wellness and discovery that sails along the coast of Ecuador, revealing unexplored land and sea and providing superb comfort, beauty and attention to detail.

Nine exclusive staterooms are designed with a contemporary flair and the finest materials, for maximum comfort, a fitting complement to the beauty of the surroundings and the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from every corner. The staterooms are a welcoming space to enjoy the privileged feeling of "neo-luxury."

Aboard the Wayra there are three different types of rooms for you to find your perfect one (four interconnected rooms for families with children).

Onboard activities; enjoy a variety of water sports: kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling and more. An intimate, serene spa and a gym add to your on-board wellness experience.

Outdoor areas; outdoor spaces that inspire serenity and foster relaxation. Enjoy the opportunity to connect and disconnect in a variety of areas including the Organic Bar, the Chill Parlour or the Jacuzzi.

Onboard connectivity; high-speed connectivity for travelers who want to share their experiences or don’t want to miss their favorite shows, while respecting the preferences of those who wish to disconnect and “be forgotten” during the voyage.

Contact
Booking
Luxury Expedition Cruise
Wayra
04.07.2021
11.07.2021
7
Latin America, The Spondylus Expedition - Ecuador
Fare from € 6.000
<read more>
Travelroute
Day 1

Guayaquil Welcome Dinner

• Pick up from hotel and guided visit in Guayaquil
• Lunch in Casa Julian – Historic Park
• Transfer to M/Y Kontiki Wayra for check-in
• Welcome Dinner
• Overnight Sailing to Puerto Bolivar

Day 2

Guayaquil – Puerto Bolívar/Puyango

• Visit Puyango Petrified Forest
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Isla Santa Clara
• Cocktail party at sundeck
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Salinas
• Constellation observation at sundeck

Day 3

Puyango Petrified Forest & Isla Santa Clara – Salinas

• Visit to La Chocolatera and La Lobería
• Return to yacht for Lunch
• Water activities in Ayangue
• Teppanyaki Sunset Cocktail party at sundeck
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Machalilla

Day 4

Salinas & Ayangue – Machalilla National Park & Beaches

• Visit to Isla de la Plata (land visit and birdwatching)
• Return to yacht for Lunch
• Water activities in Isla de la Plata
• Short cooking class on sundeck and cocktails
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Salango

Day 5

Machalilla National Park & Beaches – Isla de la Plata

• Water activities and guided snorkeling in Salango
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Agua Blanca museum and reserve
• Visit to Los Frailes Beach
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 6

Isla de la Plata – Bahía de Caráquez

• Visit Pacoche natural reserve
• Land transfer to the community of Pile
• On site lunch in Pile with executive chef
• Visit to Montecristi’s toquilla hat shops
• Ancestral cuisine dinner onboard
• Overnight sailing to Bahía de Caráquez

Day 7

Bahía de Caráquez – Manta

• Visit Isla Corazon and mangroves
• Land transfer to Ruta del Cacao
• On site farm to table lunch (tasting menu)
• Visit to Humedal la Segua – birdwatching
• Farewell dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 8

Manta

• Breakfast and check-out
• Visit to Ligüiqui archeological site
• Visit to Santa Marianita beach – Kite beach*
• On site lunch at the beach
• Transfer to hotel or airport
*Kitesurf lessons available

Overview

The Spondylus Expedition – Ecuador

Kontiki Expeditions is an all-inclusive Boutique Sea Expedition along the coastline of Ecuador with all the comforts of a luxury yacht, reimagined to offer a small number of visitors a dreamy stay.

Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are designed for 8 days/7 nights, with various itineraries to explore and get connected with the beauty of Ecuadorian nature and culture. Travel aboard the yacht Wayra to remote locations and unique scenery, giving you a chance to interact with new surroundings along the American coast.

The Spondylus Route, or the southern route, starts in Guayaquil every other Sunday. Spondylus takes its name from the spondylus shell that served as local currency due to its rare value. Guayaquil, Salinas, Isla Santa Clara, Puyango, Isla de la Plata, Manta and Bahía de Caráquez are some of locations that we will explore during our sea adventure.

Get to know the culture, tradition and gastronomy of native communities from within, always in the company of our expert crew and guides. Discover magical locations where people’s warmth and heartfelt attentions will become the main reason to come back.

Boat expeditions along unexplored routes covering forests and landscapes of unmatched beauty, marine flora and fauna, pristine beaches, ecological reserves and the true treasures that make Kontiki Expeditions the best adventure destination.

Diving in Isla de la Plata, whale-watching in Salango or enveloping oneself in a tropical jungle after celebrating an ancestral purification ritual are some of the activities that our guests can enjoy.

Kontiki Expeditions is the perfect experience for people who travel to go “beyond” a destination. It is for those who want to be swept away by adventure on a wellness expedition, who want an immersive conscious experience.

Please Note: make the yacht Wayra all yours with friends and family for a more personalized experience. Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are offered for your group, but why not make use of Kontiki’s flexibility and decide for a tailor-made expedition specially designed in accordance with Kontiki Expeditions.

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Ship information

Wayra

Vessel Type: Motor Yacht
Length: 39 meters
Passenger Capacity: 18
Crew Capacity: 10
Built/Refurbished: 2011 / 2021

During the eight-day voyage, the yacht Wayra becomes a temple of wellness and discovery that sails along the coast of Ecuador, revealing unexplored land and sea and providing superb comfort, beauty and attention to detail.

Nine exclusive staterooms are designed with a contemporary flair and the finest materials, for maximum comfort, a fitting complement to the beauty of the surroundings and the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from every corner. The staterooms are a welcoming space to enjoy the privileged feeling of "neo-luxury."

Aboard the Wayra there are three different types of rooms for you to find your perfect one (four interconnected rooms for families with children).

Onboard activities; enjoy a variety of water sports: kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling and more. An intimate, serene spa and a gym add to your on-board wellness experience.

Outdoor areas; outdoor spaces that inspire serenity and foster relaxation. Enjoy the opportunity to connect and disconnect in a variety of areas including the Organic Bar, the Chill Parlour or the Jacuzzi.

Onboard connectivity; high-speed connectivity for travelers who want to share their experiences or don’t want to miss their favorite shows, while respecting the preferences of those who wish to disconnect and “be forgotten” during the voyage.

Contact
Booking
Luxury Expedition Cruise
Wayra
11.07.2021
18.07.2021
7
Latin America, The Toquilla Expedition - Ecuador
Fare from € 6.000
<read more>
Travelroute
Day 1

Manta Welcome Dinner – Bahía de Caráquez

• Pick up from hotel and transfer to M/Y Kontiki Wayra
• Check-in and sunset cocktail
• Welcome dinner
• Overnight sailing to Bahía de Caráquez

Day 2

Bahía de Caráquez – Mompiche

• Visit Isla Corazon mangroves
• Transfer and visit to Ruta del Cacao
• On site farm to table lunch (tasting menu)
• Visit to Humedal la Segua – birdwatching
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Mompiche

Day 3

Mompiche – Manta

• Visit to Mompiche – artisan fishing interpretation
• Visit to Portete mangrove and shellfish collection
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Expedition to private natural reserve and Jupiter Island
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 4

Manta – Isla de la Plata

• Visit to Pacoche refuge and natural reserve
• Land transfer to the community of Pile
• On site lunch in Pile with executive chef
• Visit to Montecristi’s toquilla hat shops
• Ancestral cuisine dinner onboard
• Overnight sailing to Salango

Day 5

Isla de la Plata – Machalilla National Park & Beaches

• Water activities and guided snorkeling in Salango
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Agua Blanca museum and reserve
• Visit to Los Frailes Beach
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Isla de la Plata

Day 6

Machalilla National Park & Beaches/Ayangue – Puerto Bolívar

• Visit to Isla de la Plata – land exploration
• Guided water activities in Isla de la Plata
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Guided snorkeling expedition – whale watching
• Teppanyaki sunset onboard
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Puerto Bolivar

Day 7

Puerto Bolívar/Zaruma – Guayaquil

• Visit to Buenaventura reserve
• Land transfer to Mina El Sexmo for guided visit
• On site lunch in Zaruma’s old town
• Transfer to Puerto Bolivar and yacht
• Farewell dinner and overnight sailing to Guayaquil

Day 8

Guayaquil

• Breakfast and check-out
• Visit to Guayaquil’s old town Las Peñas
• Visit to historic park and lunch y Casa Julian
• Visit to Cathedral and Centenario Park
• Transfer to hotel or airport

Overview

The Toquilla Expedition – Ecuador

Kontiki Expeditions is an all-inclusive Boutique Sea Expedition along the coastline of Ecuador with all the comforts of a luxury yacht, reimagined to offer a small number of visitors a dreamy stay.

Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are designed for 8 days/7 nights, with various itineraries to explore and get connected with the beauty of Ecuadorian nature and culture. Travel aboard the yacht Wayra to remote locations and unique scenery, giving you a chance to interact with new surroundings along the American coast.

The Toquilla Route, or the northern route, starts in Manta every Sunday afternoon. Toquilla takes its name from the traditional toquilla straw hats made in Ecuador since the 1600’s. Mompiche, Bahía de Caráquez, Manta, Isla de la Plata, Machalilla and Zaruma are some of locations that we will explore during our sea adventure.

Get to know the culture, tradition and gastronomy of native communities from within, always in the company of our expert crew and guides. Discover magical locations where people’s warmth and heartfelt attentions will become the main reason to come back.

Boat expeditions along unexplored routes covering forests and landscapes of unmatched beauty, marine flora and fauna, pristine beaches, ecological reserves and the true treasures that make Kontiki Expeditions the best adventure destination.

Diving in Isla de la Plata, whale-watching in Salango or enveloping oneself in a tropical jungle after celebrating an ancestral purification ritual are some of the activities that our guests can enjoy.

Kontiki Expeditions is the perfect experience for people who travel to go “beyond” a destination. It is for those who want to be swept away by adventure on a wellness expedition, who want an immersive conscious experience.

Please Note: make the yacht Wayra all yours with friends and family for a more personalized experience. Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are offered for your group, but why not make use of Kontiki’s flexibility and decide for a tailor-made expedition specially designed in accordance with Kontiki Expeditions.

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Ship information

Wayra

Vessel Type: Motor Yacht
Length: 39 meters
Passenger Capacity: 18
Crew Capacity: 10
Built/Refurbished: 2011 / 2021

During the eight-day voyage, the yacht Wayra becomes a temple of wellness and discovery that sails along the coast of Ecuador, revealing unexplored land and sea and providing superb comfort, beauty and attention to detail.

Nine exclusive staterooms are designed with a contemporary flair and the finest materials, for maximum comfort, a fitting complement to the beauty of the surroundings and the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from every corner. The staterooms are a welcoming space to enjoy the privileged feeling of "neo-luxury."

Aboard the Wayra there are three different types of rooms for you to find your perfect one (four interconnected rooms for families with children).

Onboard activities; enjoy a variety of water sports: kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling and more. An intimate, serene spa and a gym add to your on-board wellness experience.

Outdoor areas; outdoor spaces that inspire serenity and foster relaxation. Enjoy the opportunity to connect and disconnect in a variety of areas including the Organic Bar, the Chill Parlour or the Jacuzzi.

Onboard connectivity; high-speed connectivity for travelers who want to share their experiences or don’t want to miss their favorite shows, while respecting the preferences of those who wish to disconnect and “be forgotten” during the voyage.

Contact
Booking
Luxury Expedition Cruise
Wayra
18.07.2021
25.07.2021
7
Latin America, The Spondylus Expedition - Ecuador
Fare from € 6.000
<read more>
Travelroute
Day 1

Guayaquil Welcome Dinner

• Pick up from hotel and guided visit in Guayaquil
• Lunch in Casa Julian – Historic Park
• Transfer to M/Y Kontiki Wayra for check-in
• Welcome Dinner
• Overnight Sailing to Puerto Bolivar

Day 2

Guayaquil – Puerto Bolívar/Puyango

• Visit Puyango Petrified Forest
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Isla Santa Clara
• Cocktail party at sundeck
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Salinas
• Constellation observation at sundeck

Day 3

Puyango Petrified Forest & Isla Santa Clara – Salinas

• Visit to La Chocolatera and La Lobería
• Return to yacht for Lunch
• Water activities in Ayangue
• Teppanyaki Sunset Cocktail party at sundeck
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Machalilla

Day 4

Salinas & Ayangue – Machalilla National Park & Beaches

• Visit to Isla de la Plata (land visit and birdwatching)
• Return to yacht for Lunch
• Water activities in Isla de la Plata
• Short cooking class on sundeck and cocktails
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Salango

Day 5

Machalilla National Park & Beaches – Isla de la Plata

• Water activities and guided snorkeling in Salango
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Agua Blanca museum and reserve
• Visit to Los Frailes Beach
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 6

Isla de la Plata – Bahía de Caráquez

• Visit Pacoche natural reserve
• Land transfer to the community of Pile
• On site lunch in Pile with executive chef
• Visit to Montecristi’s toquilla hat shops
• Ancestral cuisine dinner onboard
• Overnight sailing to Bahía de Caráquez

Day 7

Bahía de Caráquez – Manta

• Visit Isla Corazon and mangroves
• Land transfer to Ruta del Cacao
• On site farm to table lunch (tasting menu)
• Visit to Humedal la Segua – birdwatching
• Farewell dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 8

Manta

• Breakfast and check-out
• Visit to Ligüiqui archeological site
• Visit to Santa Marianita beach – Kite beach*
• On site lunch at the beach
• Transfer to hotel or airport
*Kitesurf lessons available

Overview

The Spondylus Expedition – Ecuador

Kontiki Expeditions is an all-inclusive Boutique Sea Expedition along the coastline of Ecuador with all the comforts of a luxury yacht, reimagined to offer a small number of visitors a dreamy stay.

Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are designed for 8 days/7 nights, with various itineraries to explore and get connected with the beauty of Ecuadorian nature and culture. Travel aboard the yacht Wayra to remote locations and unique scenery, giving you a chance to interact with new surroundings along the American coast.

The Spondylus Route, or the southern route, starts in Guayaquil every other Sunday. Spondylus takes its name from the spondylus shell that served as local currency due to its rare value. Guayaquil, Salinas, Isla Santa Clara, Puyango, Isla de la Plata, Manta and Bahía de Caráquez are some of locations that we will explore during our sea adventure.

Get to know the culture, tradition and gastronomy of native communities from within, always in the company of our expert crew and guides. Discover magical locations where people’s warmth and heartfelt attentions will become the main reason to come back.

Boat expeditions along unexplored routes covering forests and landscapes of unmatched beauty, marine flora and fauna, pristine beaches, ecological reserves and the true treasures that make Kontiki Expeditions the best adventure destination.

Diving in Isla de la Plata, whale-watching in Salango or enveloping oneself in a tropical jungle after celebrating an ancestral purification ritual are some of the activities that our guests can enjoy.

Kontiki Expeditions is the perfect experience for people who travel to go “beyond” a destination. It is for those who want to be swept away by adventure on a wellness expedition, who want an immersive conscious experience.

Please Note: make the yacht Wayra all yours with friends and family for a more personalized experience. Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are offered for your group, but why not make use of Kontiki’s flexibility and decide for a tailor-made expedition specially designed in accordance with Kontiki Expeditions.

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Ship information

Wayra

Vessel Type: Motor Yacht
Length: 39 meters
Passenger Capacity: 18
Crew Capacity: 10
Built/Refurbished: 2011 / 2021

During the eight-day voyage, the yacht Wayra becomes a temple of wellness and discovery that sails along the coast of Ecuador, revealing unexplored land and sea and providing superb comfort, beauty and attention to detail.

Nine exclusive staterooms are designed with a contemporary flair and the finest materials, for maximum comfort, a fitting complement to the beauty of the surroundings and the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from every corner. The staterooms are a welcoming space to enjoy the privileged feeling of "neo-luxury."

Aboard the Wayra there are three different types of rooms for you to find your perfect one (four interconnected rooms for families with children).

Onboard activities; enjoy a variety of water sports: kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling and more. An intimate, serene spa and a gym add to your on-board wellness experience.

Outdoor areas; outdoor spaces that inspire serenity and foster relaxation. Enjoy the opportunity to connect and disconnect in a variety of areas including the Organic Bar, the Chill Parlour or the Jacuzzi.

Onboard connectivity; high-speed connectivity for travelers who want to share their experiences or don’t want to miss their favorite shows, while respecting the preferences of those who wish to disconnect and “be forgotten” during the voyage.

Contact
Booking
Luxury Expedition Cruise
Wayra
25.07.2021
01.08.2021
7
Latin America, The Toquilla Expedition - Ecuador
Fare from € 6.000
<read more>
Travelroute
Day 1

Manta Welcome Dinner – Bahía de Caráquez

• Pick up from hotel and transfer to M/Y Kontiki Wayra
• Check-in and sunset cocktail
• Welcome dinner
• Overnight sailing to Bahía de Caráquez

Day 2

Bahía de Caráquez – Mompiche

• Visit Isla Corazon mangroves
• Transfer and visit to Ruta del Cacao
• On site farm to table lunch (tasting menu)
• Visit to Humedal la Segua – birdwatching
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Mompiche

Day 3

Mompiche – Manta

• Visit to Mompiche – artisan fishing interpretation
• Visit to Portete mangrove and shellfish collection
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Expedition to private natural reserve and Jupiter Island
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 4

Manta – Isla de la Plata

• Visit to Pacoche refuge and natural reserve
• Land transfer to the community of Pile
• On site lunch in Pile with executive chef
• Visit to Montecristi’s toquilla hat shops
• Ancestral cuisine dinner onboard
• Overnight sailing to Salango

Day 5

Isla de la Plata – Machalilla National Park & Beaches

• Water activities and guided snorkeling in Salango
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Agua Blanca museum and reserve
• Visit to Los Frailes Beach
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Isla de la Plata

Day 6

Machalilla National Park & Beaches/Ayangue – Puerto Bolívar

• Visit to Isla de la Plata – land exploration
• Guided water activities in Isla de la Plata
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Guided snorkeling expedition – whale watching
• Teppanyaki sunset onboard
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Puerto Bolivar

Day 7

Puerto Bolívar/Zaruma – Guayaquil

• Visit to Buenaventura reserve
• Land transfer to Mina El Sexmo for guided visit
• On site lunch in Zaruma’s old town
• Transfer to Puerto Bolivar and yacht
• Farewell dinner and overnight sailing to Guayaquil

Day 8

Guayaquil

• Breakfast and check-out
• Visit to Guayaquil’s old town Las Peñas
• Visit to historic park and lunch y Casa Julian
• Visit to Cathedral and Centenario Park
• Transfer to hotel or airport

Overview

The Toquilla Expedition – Ecuador

Kontiki Expeditions is an all-inclusive Boutique Sea Expedition along the coastline of Ecuador with all the comforts of a luxury yacht, reimagined to offer a small number of visitors a dreamy stay.

Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are designed for 8 days/7 nights, with various itineraries to explore and get connected with the beauty of Ecuadorian nature and culture. Travel aboard the yacht Wayra to remote locations and unique scenery, giving you a chance to interact with new surroundings along the American coast.

The Toquilla Route, or the northern route, starts in Manta every Sunday afternoon. Toquilla takes its name from the traditional toquilla straw hats made in Ecuador since the 1600’s. Mompiche, Bahía de Caráquez, Manta, Isla de la Plata, Machalilla and Zaruma are some of locations that we will explore during our sea adventure.

Get to know the culture, tradition and gastronomy of native communities from within, always in the company of our expert crew and guides. Discover magical locations where people’s warmth and heartfelt attentions will become the main reason to come back.

Boat expeditions along unexplored routes covering forests and landscapes of unmatched beauty, marine flora and fauna, pristine beaches, ecological reserves and the true treasures that make Kontiki Expeditions the best adventure destination.

Diving in Isla de la Plata, whale-watching in Salango or enveloping oneself in a tropical jungle after celebrating an ancestral purification ritual are some of the activities that our guests can enjoy.

Kontiki Expeditions is the perfect experience for people who travel to go “beyond” a destination. It is for those who want to be swept away by adventure on a wellness expedition, who want an immersive conscious experience.

Please Note: make the yacht Wayra all yours with friends and family for a more personalized experience. Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are offered for your group, but why not make use of Kontiki’s flexibility and decide for a tailor-made expedition specially designed in accordance with Kontiki Expeditions.

<close>

Ship information

Wayra

Vessel Type: Motor Yacht
Length: 39 meters
Passenger Capacity: 18
Crew Capacity: 10
Built/Refurbished: 2011 / 2021

During the eight-day voyage, the yacht Wayra becomes a temple of wellness and discovery that sails along the coast of Ecuador, revealing unexplored land and sea and providing superb comfort, beauty and attention to detail.

Nine exclusive staterooms are designed with a contemporary flair and the finest materials, for maximum comfort, a fitting complement to the beauty of the surroundings and the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from every corner. The staterooms are a welcoming space to enjoy the privileged feeling of "neo-luxury."

Aboard the Wayra there are three different types of rooms for you to find your perfect one (four interconnected rooms for families with children).

Onboard activities; enjoy a variety of water sports: kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling and more. An intimate, serene spa and a gym add to your on-board wellness experience.

Outdoor areas; outdoor spaces that inspire serenity and foster relaxation. Enjoy the opportunity to connect and disconnect in a variety of areas including the Organic Bar, the Chill Parlour or the Jacuzzi.

Onboard connectivity; high-speed connectivity for travelers who want to share their experiences or don’t want to miss their favorite shows, while respecting the preferences of those who wish to disconnect and “be forgotten” during the voyage.

Contact
Booking
Luxury Expedition Cruise
Wayra
01.08.2021
08.08.2021
7
Latin America, The Spondylus Expedition - Ecuador
Fare from € 6.000
<read more>
Travelroute
Day 1

Guayaquil Welcome Dinner

• Pick up from hotel and guided visit in Guayaquil
• Lunch in Casa Julian – Historic Park
• Transfer to M/Y Kontiki Wayra for check-in
• Welcome Dinner
• Overnight Sailing to Puerto Bolivar

Day 2

Guayaquil – Puerto Bolívar/Puyango

• Visit Puyango Petrified Forest
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Isla Santa Clara
• Cocktail party at sundeck
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Salinas
• Constellation observation at sundeck

Day 3

Puyango Petrified Forest & Isla Santa Clara – Salinas

• Visit to La Chocolatera and La Lobería
• Return to yacht for Lunch
• Water activities in Ayangue
• Teppanyaki Sunset Cocktail party at sundeck
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Machalilla

Day 4

Salinas & Ayangue – Machalilla National Park & Beaches

• Visit to Isla de la Plata (land visit and birdwatching)
• Return to yacht for Lunch
• Water activities in Isla de la Plata
• Short cooking class on sundeck and cocktails
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Salango

Day 5

Machalilla National Park & Beaches – Isla de la Plata

• Water activities and guided snorkeling in Salango
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Agua Blanca museum and reserve
• Visit to Los Frailes Beach
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 6

Isla de la Plata – Bahía de Caráquez

• Visit Pacoche natural reserve
• Land transfer to the community of Pile
• On site lunch in Pile with executive chef
• Visit to Montecristi’s toquilla hat shops
• Ancestral cuisine dinner onboard
• Overnight sailing to Bahía de Caráquez

Day 7

Bahía de Caráquez – Manta

• Visit Isla Corazon and mangroves
• Land transfer to Ruta del Cacao
• On site farm to table lunch (tasting menu)
• Visit to Humedal la Segua – birdwatching
• Farewell dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 8

Manta

• Breakfast and check-out
• Visit to Ligüiqui archeological site
• Visit to Santa Marianita beach – Kite beach*
• On site lunch at the beach
• Transfer to hotel or airport
*Kitesurf lessons available

Overview

The Spondylus Expedition – Ecuador

Kontiki Expeditions is an all-inclusive Boutique Sea Expedition along the coastline of Ecuador with all the comforts of a luxury yacht, reimagined to offer a small number of visitors a dreamy stay.

Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are designed for 8 days/7 nights, with various itineraries to explore and get connected with the beauty of Ecuadorian nature and culture. Travel aboard the yacht Wayra to remote locations and unique scenery, giving you a chance to interact with new surroundings along the American coast.

The Spondylus Route, or the southern route, starts in Guayaquil every other Sunday. Spondylus takes its name from the spondylus shell that served as local currency due to its rare value. Guayaquil, Salinas, Isla Santa Clara, Puyango, Isla de la Plata, Manta and Bahía de Caráquez are some of locations that we will explore during our sea adventure.

Get to know the culture, tradition and gastronomy of native communities from within, always in the company of our expert crew and guides. Discover magical locations where people’s warmth and heartfelt attentions will become the main reason to come back.

Boat expeditions along unexplored routes covering forests and landscapes of unmatched beauty, marine flora and fauna, pristine beaches, ecological reserves and the true treasures that make Kontiki Expeditions the best adventure destination.

Diving in Isla de la Plata, whale-watching in Salango or enveloping oneself in a tropical jungle after celebrating an ancestral purification ritual are some of the activities that our guests can enjoy.

Kontiki Expeditions is the perfect experience for people who travel to go “beyond” a destination. It is for those who want to be swept away by adventure on a wellness expedition, who want an immersive conscious experience.

Please Note: make the yacht Wayra all yours with friends and family for a more personalized experience. Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are offered for your group, but why not make use of Kontiki’s flexibility and decide for a tailor-made expedition specially designed in accordance with Kontiki Expeditions.

<close>

Ship information

Wayra

Vessel Type: Motor Yacht
Length: 39 meters
Passenger Capacity: 18
Crew Capacity: 10
Built/Refurbished: 2011 / 2021

During the eight-day voyage, the yacht Wayra becomes a temple of wellness and discovery that sails along the coast of Ecuador, revealing unexplored land and sea and providing superb comfort, beauty and attention to detail.

Nine exclusive staterooms are designed with a contemporary flair and the finest materials, for maximum comfort, a fitting complement to the beauty of the surroundings and the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from every corner. The staterooms are a welcoming space to enjoy the privileged feeling of "neo-luxury."

Aboard the Wayra there are three different types of rooms for you to find your perfect one (four interconnected rooms for families with children).

Onboard activities; enjoy a variety of water sports: kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling and more. An intimate, serene spa and a gym add to your on-board wellness experience.

Outdoor areas; outdoor spaces that inspire serenity and foster relaxation. Enjoy the opportunity to connect and disconnect in a variety of areas including the Organic Bar, the Chill Parlour or the Jacuzzi.

Onboard connectivity; high-speed connectivity for travelers who want to share their experiences or don’t want to miss their favorite shows, while respecting the preferences of those who wish to disconnect and “be forgotten” during the voyage.

Contact
Booking
Luxury Expedition Cruise
Wayra
08.08.2021
15.08.2021
7
Latin America, The Toquilla Expedition - Ecuador
Fare from € 6.000
<read more>
Travelroute
Day 1

Manta Welcome Dinner – Bahía de Caráquez

• Pick up from hotel and transfer to M/Y Kontiki Wayra
• Check-in and sunset cocktail
• Welcome dinner
• Overnight sailing to Bahía de Caráquez

Day 2

Bahía de Caráquez – Mompiche

• Visit Isla Corazon mangroves
• Transfer and visit to Ruta del Cacao
• On site farm to table lunch (tasting menu)
• Visit to Humedal la Segua – birdwatching
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Mompiche

Day 3

Mompiche – Manta

• Visit to Mompiche – artisan fishing interpretation
• Visit to Portete mangrove and shellfish collection
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Expedition to private natural reserve and Jupiter Island
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 4

Manta – Isla de la Plata

• Visit to Pacoche refuge and natural reserve
• Land transfer to the community of Pile
• On site lunch in Pile with executive chef
• Visit to Montecristi’s toquilla hat shops
• Ancestral cuisine dinner onboard
• Overnight sailing to Salango

Day 5

Isla de la Plata – Machalilla National Park & Beaches

• Water activities and guided snorkeling in Salango
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Agua Blanca museum and reserve
• Visit to Los Frailes Beach
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Isla de la Plata

Day 6

Machalilla National Park & Beaches/Ayangue – Puerto Bolívar

• Visit to Isla de la Plata – land exploration
• Guided water activities in Isla de la Plata
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Guided snorkeling expedition – whale watching
• Teppanyaki sunset onboard
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Puerto Bolivar

Day 7

Puerto Bolívar/Zaruma – Guayaquil

• Visit to Buenaventura reserve
• Land transfer to Mina El Sexmo for guided visit
• On site lunch in Zaruma’s old town
• Transfer to Puerto Bolivar and yacht
• Farewell dinner and overnight sailing to Guayaquil

Day 8

Guayaquil

• Breakfast and check-out
• Visit to Guayaquil’s old town Las Peñas
• Visit to historic park and lunch y Casa Julian
• Visit to Cathedral and Centenario Park
• Transfer to hotel or airport

Overview

The Toquilla Expedition – Ecuador

Kontiki Expeditions is an all-inclusive Boutique Sea Expedition along the coastline of Ecuador with all the comforts of a luxury yacht, reimagined to offer a small number of visitors a dreamy stay.

Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are designed for 8 days/7 nights, with various itineraries to explore and get connected with the beauty of Ecuadorian nature and culture. Travel aboard the yacht Wayra to remote locations and unique scenery, giving you a chance to interact with new surroundings along the American coast.

The Toquilla Route, or the northern route, starts in Manta every Sunday afternoon. Toquilla takes its name from the traditional toquilla straw hats made in Ecuador since the 1600’s. Mompiche, Bahía de Caráquez, Manta, Isla de la Plata, Machalilla and Zaruma are some of locations that we will explore during our sea adventure.

Get to know the culture, tradition and gastronomy of native communities from within, always in the company of our expert crew and guides. Discover magical locations where people’s warmth and heartfelt attentions will become the main reason to come back.

Boat expeditions along unexplored routes covering forests and landscapes of unmatched beauty, marine flora and fauna, pristine beaches, ecological reserves and the true treasures that make Kontiki Expeditions the best adventure destination.

Diving in Isla de la Plata, whale-watching in Salango or enveloping oneself in a tropical jungle after celebrating an ancestral purification ritual are some of the activities that our guests can enjoy.

Kontiki Expeditions is the perfect experience for people who travel to go “beyond” a destination. It is for those who want to be swept away by adventure on a wellness expedition, who want an immersive conscious experience.

Please Note: make the yacht Wayra all yours with friends and family for a more personalized experience. Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are offered for your group, but why not make use of Kontiki’s flexibility and decide for a tailor-made expedition specially designed in accordance with Kontiki Expeditions.

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Ship information

Wayra

Vessel Type: Motor Yacht
Length: 39 meters
Passenger Capacity: 18
Crew Capacity: 10
Built/Refurbished: 2011 / 2021

During the eight-day voyage, the yacht Wayra becomes a temple of wellness and discovery that sails along the coast of Ecuador, revealing unexplored land and sea and providing superb comfort, beauty and attention to detail.

Nine exclusive staterooms are designed with a contemporary flair and the finest materials, for maximum comfort, a fitting complement to the beauty of the surroundings and the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from every corner. The staterooms are a welcoming space to enjoy the privileged feeling of "neo-luxury."

Aboard the Wayra there are three different types of rooms for you to find your perfect one (four interconnected rooms for families with children).

Onboard activities; enjoy a variety of water sports: kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling and more. An intimate, serene spa and a gym add to your on-board wellness experience.

Outdoor areas; outdoor spaces that inspire serenity and foster relaxation. Enjoy the opportunity to connect and disconnect in a variety of areas including the Organic Bar, the Chill Parlour or the Jacuzzi.

Onboard connectivity; high-speed connectivity for travelers who want to share their experiences or don’t want to miss their favorite shows, while respecting the preferences of those who wish to disconnect and “be forgotten” during the voyage.

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Luxury Expedition Cruise
Wayra
15.08.2021
22.08.2021
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Latin America, The Spondylus Expedition - Ecuador
Fare from € 6.000
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Travelroute
Day 1

Guayaquil Welcome Dinner

• Pick up from hotel and guided visit in Guayaquil
• Lunch in Casa Julian – Historic Park
• Transfer to M/Y Kontiki Wayra for check-in
• Welcome Dinner
• Overnight Sailing to Puerto Bolivar

Day 2

Guayaquil – Puerto Bolívar/Puyango

• Visit Puyango Petrified Forest
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Isla Santa Clara
• Cocktail party at sundeck
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Salinas
• Constellation observation at sundeck

Day 3

Puyango Petrified Forest & Isla Santa Clara – Salinas

• Visit to La Chocolatera and La Lobería
• Return to yacht for Lunch
• Water activities in Ayangue
• Teppanyaki Sunset Cocktail party at sundeck
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Machalilla

Day 4

Salinas & Ayangue – Machalilla National Park & Beaches

• Visit to Isla de la Plata (land visit and birdwatching)
• Return to yacht for Lunch
• Water activities in Isla de la Plata
• Short cooking class on sundeck and cocktails
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Salango

Day 5

Machalilla National Park & Beaches – Isla de la Plata

• Water activities and guided snorkeling in Salango
• Return to yacht for lunch
• Visit to Agua Blanca museum and reserve
• Visit to Los Frailes Beach
• Dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 6

Isla de la Plata – Bahía de Caráquez

• Visit Pacoche natural reserve
• Land transfer to the community of Pile
• On site lunch in Pile with executive chef
• Visit to Montecristi’s toquilla hat shops
• Ancestral cuisine dinner onboard
• Overnight sailing to Bahía de Caráquez

Day 7

Bahía de Caráquez – Manta

• Visit Isla Corazon and mangroves
• Land transfer to Ruta del Cacao
• On site farm to table lunch (tasting menu)
• Visit to Humedal la Segua – birdwatching
• Farewell dinner and overnight sailing to Manta

Day 8

Manta

• Breakfast and check-out
• Visit to Ligüiqui archeological site
• Visit to Santa Marianita beach – Kite beach*
• On site lunch at the beach
• Transfer to hotel or airport
*Kitesurf lessons available

Overview

The Spondylus Expedition – Ecuador

Kontiki Expeditions is an all-inclusive Boutique Sea Expedition along the coastline of Ecuador with all the comforts of a luxury yacht, reimagined to offer a small number of visitors a dreamy stay.

Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are designed for 8 days/7 nights, with various itineraries to explore and get connected with the beauty of Ecuadorian nature and culture. Travel aboard the yacht Wayra to remote locations and unique scenery, giving you a chance to interact with new surroundings along the American coast.

The Spondylus Route, or the southern route, starts in Guayaquil every other Sunday. Spondylus takes its name from the spondylus shell that served as local currency due to its rare value. Guayaquil, Salinas, Isla Santa Clara, Puyango, Isla de la Plata, Manta and Bahía de Caráquez are some of locations that we will explore during our sea adventure.

Get to know the culture, tradition and gastronomy of native communities from within, always in the company of our expert crew and guides. Discover magical locations where people’s warmth and heartfelt attentions will become the main reason to come back.

Boat expeditions along unexplored routes covering forests and landscapes of unmatched beauty, marine flora and fauna, pristine beaches, ecological reserves and the true treasures that make Kontiki Expeditions the best adventure destination.

Diving in Isla de la Plata, whale-watching in Salango or enveloping oneself in a tropical jungle after celebrating an ancestral purification ritual are some of the activities that our guests can enjoy.

Kontiki Expeditions is the perfect experience for people who travel to go “beyond” a destination. It is for those who want to be swept away by adventure on a wellness expedition, who want an immersive conscious experience.

Please Note: make the yacht Wayra all yours with friends and family for a more personalized experience. Both Toquilla & Spondylus Expeditions are offered for your group, but why not make use of Kontiki’s flexibility and decide for a tailor-made expedition specially designed in accordance with Kontiki Expeditions.

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Ship information

Wayra

Vessel Type: Motor Yacht
Length: 39 meters
Passenger Capacity: 18
Crew Capacity: 10
Built/Refurbished: 2011 / 2021

During the eight-day voyage, the yacht Wayra becomes a temple of wellness and discovery that sails along the coast of Ecuador, revealing unexplored land and sea and providing superb comfort, beauty and attention to detail.

Nine exclusive staterooms are designed with a contemporary flair and the finest materials, for maximum comfort, a fitting complement to the beauty of the surroundings and the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from every corner. The staterooms are a welcoming space to enjoy the privileged feeling of "neo-luxury."

Aboard the Wayra there are three different types of rooms for you to find your perfect one (four interconnected rooms for families with children).

Onboard activities; enjoy a variety of water sports: kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling and more. An intimate, serene spa and a gym add to your on-board wellness experience.

Outdoor areas; outdoor spaces that inspire serenity and foster relaxation. Enjoy the opportunity to connect and disconnect in a variety of areas including the Organic Bar, the Chill Parlour or the Jacuzzi.

Onboard connectivity; high-speed connectivity for travelers who want to share their experiences or don’t want to miss their favorite shows, while respecting the preferences of those who wish to disconnect and “be forgotten” during the voyage.

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