4 Day Amazon Exploration: Search for the Pink Dolphin Cruise


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Private Independent Travel

Board the M/V Manatee for this fascinating 4-day itinerary on the Amazon river. Visit remote villages and sail through unique and fragile ecosystems on your luxurious small-ship voyage.

Day 1

    Quito / Coca / Napo River / Yasuni National Park

    Arrive in Coca and transfer to the docks to embark on a motorized canoe. Navigate down the river for about 90 minutes before meeting the M/V Manatee.

    Immediately after boarding the M/V Manatee, begin to navigate downstream. Settle in to your cabin and familiarize yourself with the ship as you sail. In the evening, disembark and take an evening walk to experience the forest's nocturnal activity.

    Day 2

      Panacocha Biological Corridor

      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. PaƱacocha 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.

        Day 4


          In the morning, disembark the M/V Manatee and transfer back by motorized canoe to Coca before catching your flight back to Quito.
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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 Manatee Amazon Cruise reserves the right to modify the itinerary without notice.

          -Transportation to and from Coca airport and M/V Manatee
          -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.

          Not Included:
          -Transportation to and from Quito airport
          -Air Ticket Quito - Coca - Quito ($170 per person; subject to change)
          -Admission to communities and parks ($50 per person - subject to change)
          -Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
          -Wi-Fi Internet
          -Personal expenses
          -Other services not specified in the program

          Deposit & Payment

          Initial deposit is $400, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/register

          Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

          Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex. Credit Card payments subject to 3% convenience fee and maximum $15,000 charge.

          Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.

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          Cancellation Policy

          Days Prior to departureFee
          90 days or more$250
          89-60 days55% trip cost
          59-0 days100% trip cost