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Amazon Exploration: Search for the Pink Dolphin

4 Day Sample Cruise aboard Manatee
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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-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Quito | Coca | Napo River | Yasuni National Park
Day 2 : Panacocha Biological Corridor
Day 3 : Parrot's Clay Licks | Sani Warmi | Yasuni National Park
Day 4 : Disembark

Highlights

  • Take an evening walk in Yasuni NP and experience its nocturnal activity
  • Canoe the Panayacu River and take in its fascinating sights and sounds
  • Visit with Kichwa women as they discuss their customs, cuisine & daily life

Ship

Manatee

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Taking a sightseeing canoe trip through the Amazon. Two beautiful parrots are perched in a tree. A group of swimmers enjoying the water. Playing with a Pink River Dolphin. A Squirrel Face Monkey watches from high in a tree.

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

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 | Sani Warmi | Yasuni National Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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 discuss their customs, cuisine, and everyday life.

Day 4 Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
In the morning, disembark the M/V Manatee and transfer back by motorized canoe to Coca before catching your flight back to Quito.

Manatee

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2 comfortable cabins with two lower twin beds and one upper berth, A/C, picture window, and private bathroom.
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12 comfortable cabins with two lower twin beds, A/C, picture window, and private bathroom.
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Comfortable cabin with two lower twin beds, A/C, picture window, and private bathroom. Single supplement is 50%.

Notes

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.

Included:
-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
-Admission to communities and parks

Not Included:
-Transportation to and from Quito airport
-Air Ticket Quito - Coca - Quito ($200 per person; subject to change)
-Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
-Tips
-Wi-Fi Internet
-Personal expenses
-Other services not specified in the program

Included

  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners

Excluded

  • Internal Flights
    • $200 Quito - Coca - Quito
    • Flight cost is subject to change
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This was our first trip to South America and we were a little nervous. But Adventure Life made things so easy! All our questions were answered before we left, and our guide, Vidal, was amazing! He gave us enough space to explore without rushing us along. He also knew where the best picture taking opportunities were, which was great.
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