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Example 4 Day Cruise aboard M/V Anakonda
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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.
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Highlights
  • 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
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Quito | Fly to Coca | Embark

Depart from Quito in the morning and after a 30-minute flight arrive at Francisco de Orellana (Coca). 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 Anakonda. Throughout the journey, you have a chance to admire the rainforest landscape and sand banks of the great Napo River.

Immediately after boarding the M/V Anakonda, continue navigating downstream. Settle into 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, The Mythical Piranha Lagoon

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Continue down the Panayacu River delta. We will embark on a canoe trip to Pañacocha Lake (“Piranha Lagoon” in the native Kichwa language), an ecosystem flooded by blackwater river water. The surrounding protected rainforest is home to primates and birds species which we will be able to spot during a walk with our guides. Enjoy a delicious Amazon-style BBQ meal and refreshing beverages at a nearby camping site. We will take part in aquatic activities such as kayaking and/or swimming.

Day 3: Parrot's Clay Licks | Kichwa Women’s Community

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  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, set out to visit one of the most amazing spectacles located on this side of the western Amazonia, known as Parrot Clay Licks, these unique pools of mud are rich in minerals and attract hundreds of parrots, parakeets and amazons every day. Weather permitting, have a chance to visit this astonishing natural phenomenon.

Later visit the Sani Warmi Kichwa Interpretation Center, where a group of Kichwa women speak and share their customs, cuisine and daily life with you. They have created the center in order to showcase their culture. The visit to the Sani Warmi community is a unique opportunity to learn about Amazonian lifestyles along the Napo River. You also have the opportunity to buy handmade crafts, local products and souvenirs as well as the opportunity to participate in the Charapas Turtle Conservation that we support together with the community.

Your trip into Ecuadorian Amazon, ends here, as you must begin our trip back to Puerto Providencia. During your last night in the Ecuadorian Amazon enjoy a farewell cocktail with the ship´s staff.

Day 4: Disembark | Coca | Fly to Quito

  • 1 Breakfast
Before sunrise, navigate towards Puerto Providencia, it is from here that you must disembark the M/V Anakonda, in order to be transferred by a motorized canoe to El Coca (1-hour ride). From Coca, fly to Quito and prepare for your return home.

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Standard Suite
14 outside facing suites with double or twin bed options, panoramic windows, in-suite sitting areas, air conditioning system, bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, cabinet, hairdryer and a basket of toiletries.
View the Amazon from your deluxe single suite aboard the Anakonda.
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Deluxe Suite
4 outside facing suites with balconies, double or twin bed options, panoramic windows, in-suite sitting areas, air conditioning system, bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, cabinet, hairdryer and a basket of toiletries.
Included
  • 3 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide 
  • Unlimited supply of hot water, coffee and tea.
  • Transportation to and from Coca airport and M/V Anakonda.
  • Complimentary boot rental is available. However, due to the limited supply of boots available aboard the ship, it is recommended that you bring your own rubber boots for best fit and availability. Youth size boots are not available.
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Internal Flights: Quito - Coca - Quito 
  • Wifi
  • Admission to communities and parks: $80 per person (subject to change).
  • Transportation to and from Quito airport.
  • Alcohol and Non-Alcoholic Beverages

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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!
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