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Explore the Amazon Rainforest aboard the Manatee Board the Manatee for a unique Amazon exploration Discover the great Amazon aboard the Manatee Dining aboard the Manatee Deluxe cabins aboard the Manatee Standard cabins aboard the Manatee Getting a guided tour through the Amazon. Kayaking through the Amazon.
Pink Dolphins swimming in the Amazon River
$1,995
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Amazon Discoveries: Search for the Pink Dolphin

8 Day Itinerary aboard Manatee
  • Watch for the pink river dolphin
  • Interact with local school children
  • Visit a flooded ecosystem by canoe
  • View the Amazon Basin from above
Activities: Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Experience the Amazon's unique ecosystem and incredible biodiversity first hand! Board the Manatee for an 8-day adventure that begins and ends in Coca. Your journey includes the chance to see the famous pink river dolphin, visit local communities, kayak, watch for wildlife, and much more.
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Pink dolphin in the Amazon
$1,050
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Amazon Exploration: Search for the Pink Dolphin

4 Day Itinerary aboard Manatee
  • Experience nocturnal activity
  • Canoe the Panayacu River
  • Visit with Kichwa women
Activities: Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Experience the Amazon's unique ecosystem and incredible biodiversity first hand on this 4-day Amazon River cruise aboard the M/V Manatee. Enjoy severalexcursions into the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest to encounter a unique and untamed biodiversity, while your experienced crew takes care of every …
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Pink dolphin
$1,275
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Amazon Exploration: Search for the Pink Dolphin

5 Day Itinerary aboard Manatee
  • Search for the pink river dolphin
  • Visit a school on the Napo River
  • Climb a 100-foot observation tower
Activities: Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Board the M/V Manatee for this fascinating 5-day itinerary on the Amazon river. Visit remote villages and sail through unique and fragile ecosystems on your luxurious small-ship voyage.Join excursions into the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest to encounter a unique and untamed biodiversity, while your …
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Three turtles hitch a ride on a log down the river.
$2,359
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Discovering the Amazon - Special Program to Lagartococha

8 Day Itinerary aboard Manatee
  • Admire the Napo River landscape
  • Encounter the pygmy marmoset
  • Kayak along the river shores
  • Attend a cooking class
Activities: Cooking Class, Hiking, Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
Join an 8-day journey to the Amazon Basin, the world´s largest body of freshwater, aboard the ample and comfortable Manatee. During your stay in the Napo River experience jungle walks, kayak adventures, swimming activities, and cultural encounters with local communities. Your journey includes …
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Two kayakers making their way down the Amazon River.
$2,359
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Exploring the Amazon Rainforest

8 Day Itinerary aboard Manatee
  • Explore the banks of the Napo River
  • Seek out pink river dolphins
  • Learn from Kichwa women
  • Visit a local school
Activities: Kayaking, Rainforest Exploration, River Cruise, Village Visit, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level: Relaxed
This 8-day journey takes you into the endless heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest,which extends its fabulous prism of life throughout the Amazon Basin. This inspiring adventure provides many unexpected, astonishing encounters with the teaming wildlife of the Yasuni, the largest of Ecuador's …
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Passengers: 30
Ship Type: River Cruise Ship

The Manatee Amazon Explorer is an intimate way to explore the great Amazon. The ship holds just 30 passengers, and it's equipped and maintained in order to handle the most challenging conditions and circumstances. Equipped with a small fleet of motorized canoes, the Manatee provides unlimited mobility and allows for the exploration of the most remote areas and inaccessible shores.

The Manatee's expedition leaders are always on hand to answer questions and offer information on the Amazon rainforest, the weather conditions, navigation, native cultures, and plants. Travelers can learn about this unique region through daily explorations, lectures, briefings, recaps and videos.

A Day on Board the Manatee:
During your Amazon expedition enjoy daily morning and evening canoe and land excursions, enthralling lectures on everything from the history and culture of the region, to the Amazon's bird, animal and plant life. Amid the hottest hour of the midday relax in the social areas or take in the beautiful atmosphere of the Amazon Rainforest.

Manatee Exploration Trips include:
• Swimming
• Kayaking
• Bird Watching
• Rainforest Trekking
• Canoe Excursions
• Cooking Lessons
• Community Visits
• Observation Tower
• Day and Night Hikes
• Briefings and Lectures by Naturalists
• Handicraft Demonstration
• Lounge Spots
• BBQ

Technical Specifications:
• BUILT: Refurbished in 2017
• PORT OF EMBARKATION: Coca - Ecuador
• VESSEL’S REGISTRATY: Guayaquil - Ecuador
• TYPE OF VESSEL: River Expedition Vessel
• LENGTH: 37 meters
• BEAM: 8.50 meters
• DRAFT: 0.75 meters
• GROSS TONNAGE: 214 tons
• CRUISING SPEED: 12 knots
• ELECTRICITY: 110 v. (220 v. special outlet in the engines room)
• ENGINES: Cummins x 2 / 350 HP
• GENERATORS: Cummins x 2 / 75 KVA
• WATER: 1000 - liter water treatment plant
• SAFETY GPS: tracking by the Ecuadorian Navy, Radio communication with separate battery pack, satellite phone, life jackets, flares and signals, fire extinguishers, sprinklers and smoke detectors in each cabin, automatic defibrillator on board
• LAUNCH BOATS: Two fiberglass ecologic canoes equipped with four-stroke low emission engines; constant radio communications with the main vessel. Total Capacity 30 passengers
• CREW: 10, including a cruise manager, paramedic, English-speaking naturalist guides, 4 native guides, Captain,concierge and crew members.
• ACCOMMODATION: 10 standard suites (2 triples) and 4 deluxe suites all with air conditioning system
• SUITES FEATURES: Full sized beds, bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, cabinet, and a basket of toiletries, bathrobes. Hot water available 24-hours
• SOCIAL AREAS: Bar-Lounge / Conference room Indoor. Dining Room. Outside Lounge with “al fresco” dining facilities. Sundeck with lazy chairs. Boutique.
Standard cabins aboard the Manatee
Standard
10 suites with double or twin bed options, bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, cabinet, basket of toiletries and bathrobes.
Deluxe cabins aboard the Manatee
Deluxe
4 suites with double or twin bed options, bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, cabinet, basket of toiletries and bathrobes.
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