Explore the Ecuadorian Amazon on this 4 day cruise aboard the M/V Anakonda. Sail through the Panayacu River Delta to Yasuni National Park, home to the largest Parrot Clay Lick in the Amazon. Visit with the Kichwa women to hear about their customs and everyday life. Walk and canoe along the banks of the river and through forested trails to discover the wildlife of this unforgettable ecosystem.
Day 1 : Embark Day 2 : Panacocha Biological Corridor Day 3 : Parrot's Clay Licks-SaniWarmi/Yasuni National Park Day 4 : Disembark
Watch for pink river dolphins and squirrel monkeys as you canoe
Visit Yasuni National Park, home to the largest clay lick in the Amazon
Listen to the Kichwa women talk about their life and culture
Arrive in the city of Coca and transfer to the Río Napo port. Take a 90-minute motorized canoe downstream to board the M/V Anakonda. After boarding, attend a welcome orientation and begin your journey down the Amazon. Following dinner, enjoy an optional nocturnal forest walk to discover the mysteries of this unique environment.
Continue down the Panayacu River delta and stop to take a canoe trip up to experience the sights and sounds of this fascinating reserve. Seek out Pink river dolphins and Common squirrel monkeys. Pañacocha is an ecosystem which is flooded by white waters. The rivers and lakes are the perfect habitat for the infamous piranha, Water monkey fish, and White caiman. Enjoy a delicious Amazon-style BBQ meal and refreshing beverages at a nearby camping site. In the afternoon, disembark and hike the trails that circle the area.
Day 3 Parrot's Clay Licks-SaniWarmi/Yasuni National Park
Head over to the Parrot Clay Licks, a great place to witness one of the most exciting wildlife spectacles in the Amazon. In the afternoon, visit the Sani Warmi Kichwa Interpretation Center, where a group of Kichwa women will dicuss their customs, cuisine, and everyday life.
After lunch, make a stop at the Yakukawsay Kichwa Interpretation Centre, and end with an evening walk through the rainforest (depending on accessibility, river water levels and weather conditions).
Day 4 Disembark
In the morning, disembark the Anakonda and arrive back in Coca by canoe. Transfer to the airport for your connecting flights onward.
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NOTE: The detailed itinerary above is a standard model of our operation. We intend to offer everything as planned, but it is important to note depending on technical or operational difficulties beyond our control, the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruise reserves the right to modify the itinerary without notice.
-Transportation to and from Coca airport and M/V Anakonda
-Accommodation on board
-Scheduled visits according to the itinerary with a certified naturalist guide
-Unlimited supply of hot water, coffee and tea
-All meals on board
-Admission to communities and parks
-Transportation to and from Quito airport
-Air Ticket Quito - Coca - Quito ($190 per person; subject to change)
-Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
-Other services not specified in the program
Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!