Experiental Gastronomy Aboard Kontiki Wayra
Discovering a new location is never complete without getting inmmersed in its gastronomy. At Kontiki Expeditions
, we explore the culinary traditions in every stop of our route to experience Ecuador's local coastal flavors and culture in a distinctive way.
Our Executive Chef Cecilia Cedeño, owner of Muya Cocina Gourmet, is a firm believer of bringing people together throught Ancestral Cuisine.Her philosophy is based on reinverting and elevating local flavors using organic ingredients which are prepared fresh following traditional techniques from ancient times, such as cookink over wood-fired ovens or using plantain leaves.
True farm to table exoeriences take along the coast in a variety of sceneries such as a cocoa bean plantation, a fishing village or an ancient Hacienda. Unusual natural settings where a tasting menu of typycal dishes will recipes carefully carried from one generation to the next.
To complement our gastronomic experience, we are proud showcase locally produced premium wines from Bodega Dos Hemisferios, a unique vineyard located in the Ecuadorian coastline
, whose wines are a tribute to our profilic land and perfect pairing to our local ancestral cuisine.
Andre Robles is an expert in everything South America, his passion for the region and exploring off the beaten path makes his travel writing both useful and interesting. He has written for several mainstream publications and you can read his guides on Ecuador, Peru, the Galapagos Islands and the Amazon. Andre is also an accomplished photographer and has been recognized as one of the best wildlife photographers in the region, his photos have been featured in National Geographic and other journals. As a travel agent Andre specializes in curating unique experiences, crafting tailor made itineraries and helping visitors make the best of their vacation, always putting the experience first