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Discover the wonderful flora and rich wildlife of the Amazon Basin on this 8-day expedition cruise aboard the M/V Anakonda. Explore the Yasuni, Ecuador’s largest National Park, a wild and untamed realm in the heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest. Kayak along black waters escorted by otters and turtles, climb observation towers to enjoy a unique perspective of the jungle, and hike eternal green trails. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Quito | Fly to Coca | Embark
Day 2 : Panacocha Biological Corridor
Day 3 : Parrot's Clay Licks | Sani Warmi | Añangu Tower
Day 4 : Indillama and Napo River | Yasuni National Park
Day 5 : Yasuni National Park
Day 6 : Visit to a Local Community | Island Exploration
Day 7 : Parrot's Clay Licks | Sani Warmi | Añangu Tower
Day 8 : Disembark | Coca | Fly to Quito

Highlights

  • Join an exploratory canoe trip looking for pink river dolphins
  • Visit the Parrot Clay Licks, an amazing spectacle of the western Amazonia
  • Kayak though the Indillama River, one of the Napo River's effluents
  • Tour the Sani Warmi Kichwa Interpretation Center to learn from Kichwa women

Ship

M/V Anakonda

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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Day 1 Quito | Fly to Coca | Embark

Arrive in the city of Coca and transfer to the Río Napo port. Take a 60-minute motorized canoe downstream to board the M/V Anakonda. After boarding, attend a welcome orientation and begin your journey down the Amazon. Following dinner, enjoy an optional nocturnal forest walk to discover the mysteries of this unique environment.

Day 2 Panacocha Biological Corridor

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Continue down the Panayacu River delta. Stop for an exploratory canoe trip and experience the sights and sounds of this fascinating reserve. Seek out pink river dolphins and common squirrel monkeys. Flooded by white waters, the rivers and lakes which comprise the Pañacocha ecosystem provide the perfect habitat for water monkey fish, white caiman, and the infamous piranha. After a refreshing swim (for the courageous!), 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 | Añangu Tower

  • Ship
  • 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 about 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. Enjoy lunch on board, as you navigate to Puerto Pedro.

Before sunset, visit the Añangu Tower, which offers great photograph opportunities after climbing a ceibo tree and enjoy an astonishing view of the Amazon from its wooden tower. This is a great opportunity to do birdwatching activities. Weather permitting and as an optional excursion, a stop at the Yakukawsay Kichwa Interpretation Centre, and end with an interesting evening walk through the forest (depending on accessibility, river water levels and weather conditions). 

Day 4 Indillama and Napo River | Yasuni National Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, choose from two different activity options that allow you to search for amazing wildlife. You may kayak though the Indillama River, one of the Napo River's effluents that goes into Yasuni National Park. This is a great excursions for wildlife observation, kayaks are great silent vehicles to flow down river. On the southern bank of the Napo River visit a path that runs through the tropical forest. On the way you may visit the Yaku Kawsay Interpretation Center, which is a museum that provides information on the fauna that is found in the Amazon basin: pink dolphins, manatees, and paiches, among others.

On the other hand, you can choose to go in a canoe ride through the Napo River. It's up to you!

Day 5 Yasuni National Park

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, disembark for the first daylight close-and-personal tropical rainforest experience, where you can see and learn about the incredible biodiversity of the Amazon.

After lunch, the ship navigates to one of the most pristine and rarely explored sections of Ecuadorian Amazonia, home to the legendary pink river dolphin, black caiman, and anaconda. Also be on the look out for river turtles, various species of monkey, and hoatzins. The only way to actually visit this flooded ecosystem is by canoe, a ride that reveals the beauty of a lush jungle world. A glamping option is available to those travelers who wish to participate - please inquire for more information.

Day 6 Visit to a Local Community | Island Exploration

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Continue navigating upstream, en route to the Pañacocha Lake (Piranha Lake, in the native language Quechua). Be marveled by the unique creatures that inhabit the area: common squirrel monkeys, and of course the infamous piranhas. The ecosystem of the Pañacocha Lake and its surrounding areas make it the perfect habitat for the piranha, as well as the water monkey fish, known locally as Arawana and the white caiman. Later, have the once in a lifetime opportunity to visit an Authentic Indigenous home, belonging to the Oraco family.

After lunch enjoy various cultural lectures, documentary screenings, and hands on experiences regarding topics about: local handcrafts and cuisine. Attend a lecture and documentary screening, and if time permits, learn about (and make) typical handicrafts of the area. In the afternoon, explore one of the largest river islands of the Napo River, home to hundreds of Amazonian monkeys. Afterwards, visit a school located on the banks of the Napo River, where you have the opportunity to interact with children of the area and learn about the educational system of a remote jungle community in Ecuador.

Day 7 Parrot's Clay Licks | Sani Warmi | Añangu Tower

  • Ship
  • 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 about 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. Enjoy lunch on board, as you navigate to Puerto Pedro.

Before sunset, visit the Añangu Tower, which offers great photograph opportunities after climbing a ceibo tree and enjoy an astonishing view of the Amazon from its wooden tower. This is a great opportunity to do birdwatching activities. Weather permitting and as an optional excursion, a stop at the Yakukawsay Kichwa Interpretation Centre, and end with an interesting evening walk through the forest (depending on accessibility, river water levels and weather conditions). Your trip into Ecuadorian Amazon, ends here, as you must begin our trip back to Itaya. During yout last night in the Ecuadorian Amazon enjoy a farewell cocktail with the ship´s staff.

Day 8 Disembark | Coca | Fly to Quito

  • 1 Breakfast
Return to the city of Coca to take a flight back to Quito. The canoe ride upstream takes around an hour and a half.

M/V Anakonda

Per person starting at
$4,565
Relax in your standard suite aboard the Anakonda.
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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
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.

Notes

Triple discounts available. Please contact us for details.

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 Anakonda Amazon Cruise reserves the right to modify the itinerary without notice.

Included:
  • Transportation to and from El Coca airport and M/V Anakonda
  • 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
  • Tips
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Personal expenses
  • Other services not specified in the program.

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners

Excluded

  • Internal Flights
    • $170 Quito - Coca - Quito
    • Flight cost is subject to change
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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