5 Day Amazon Exploration: Search for the Pink Dolphin Cruise


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Private Independent Travel

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 80 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

      Yasuni National Park

      After a delicious breakfast, disembark to explore the region by land. Learn about the relationship between plants and animals while you watch for samples of Amazonia's fascinating biodiversity. After lunch, navigate to one of the most pristine sections of Ecuadorian Amazonia, which is home to the legendary pink river dolphin, black caiman and anaconda. In the afternoon, visit one of the major black water lakes of the upper Amazon basin, the JatunCocha.

      Day 3

        Meeting the Locals of the Napo River

        In the morning, visit a school which is located on the banks of the Napo River, and have the opportunity to interact with the children. Return to the Manatee for lunch and a documentary screening as the ship sails upstream. In the afternoon, explore one of the largest river islands of the Napo River.

        Day 4

          Parrot Lick – Limoncocha Biological Reserve

          Breakfast will be served on board. Then begin your excursion to the Parrot Clay licks, the perfect place to see numerous bird species. Or, begin your excursion to the Yaku Kawsay or live underwater museum, inside of the Yasuní National Park. This interesting project from one of the Kichwa Communities that shows the fauna that lives underwater in the Amazon rivers and lakes.

          Back on board your lunch will be ready, and in the afternoon, there will be a visit to the Limoncocha Biological Reserve, an incredible area to find lots of birds, some monkeys, and at night a search for the black cayman. Return to the Manatee at night.

          Day 5

            Disembark / Fly Quito

            Return to the city of Coca to take the morning flight back to Quito. The canoe ride upstream will take around two hours.
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            Please note not included:
            - Roundtrip airfare Quito-Coca (approx $170, subject to change)
            - Entrance fees (approx $55, subject to change)

            Special Childrens Fare: Child under the age of 12 sharing with parents fare is only $550

            Cruise dates: Additional dates are available, this cruise departs every Monday.

            This Program Includes:
            - Transportation from the airport to the Manatee Amazon Explorer
            - Accomodation
            - All meals
            - Guided excursions
            - River and lagoon exploration
            - Swimming
            - Birdwatching
            - Rainforest hikes
            - Visits to local communities
            - Informative talks and conferences

            Program does not include:
            - Airfare for the route Quito – Coca – Quito
            - Community visits fee
            - Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
            - Tips and gratuities
            - Personal Expenses
            - Any other service not mentioned herein

            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