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.
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
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.
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.
n the morning set out on canoes to observe one of the most incredible sights on this side of the Western Amazon, the parrot clay licks. This unique place is rich in minerals and attracts hundreds of colorful parrots, parakeets and amazon birds. Afterward, visit a Kichwa Cultural Center, where you can learn about Amazon communities and their ancestral culture, traditions, and cuisine. Members of the local community will teach you about indigenous lifestyles along the Napo River, and you have the opportunity to support the community by purchasing handicrafts, local products, and souvenirs. Before sunset, visit an observation tower in the rainforest canopy, which offers an astonishing 360-degree view of the Amazon basin. Bird-lovers will especially enjoy this outing.
Day 4: Indillama and Napo River | Yasuni National Park
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!
Early in the morning, visit Yasuni National Park, a pristine region of the Ecuadorian Amazon, home to the legendary pink river dolphin. In this area, you can also find anacondas, river turtles, and various primate species, as well as the colorful hoatzin, a unique bird known locally as the “stinky turkey”. In the afternoon, take a motorized canoe to a black-water lake, home to giant otters and the elusive manatee, and enjoy a pleasant hike in the riparian/gallery forest, with the chance to spot flocks of birds and marvel at the intricate organization of a colony of leaf-cutter ants.
Start the day off by visiting an authentic Kichwa family on the banks of the Napo River, where you receive the opportunity to learn directly from members of the local community. Then board the Manatee for lunch as we continue upstream. Guests will participate in a cooking class with our expert chef and prepare exquisite traditional Ecuadorian. Guests are also invited to try their hand at traditional handicrafts or enjoy our onboard facilities, including the Rainforest Spa, the spectacular view from our Amazon Hot Tub, cocktails at our Bar and Lounge, and stargazing from our Observation Deck.
Day 7: Forest Adventure | Observation Canopy Tower
Guests can relax and enjoy the Anakonda Amazon Cruises during the morning and disembark to explore the nearby forest for a walk to discover a myriad of different animals and plant species that can only be found in the Amazon basin.
In the afternoon, visit a canopy tower, built against a giant Kapok tree. The perspective at the top of this observation tower is truly glorious, looming above the lush treetops and providing a view of the sheer vastness of the Amazon Basin.
In the evening, venture into the river on a canoe to search for black caimans with the help of our flashlights.
Day 8: Disembark | Coca | Fly to Quito
Return to the city of Coca to take a flight back to Quito. The canoe ride upstream takes around an hour and a half.
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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.
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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.
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.
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 onboard
Transportation to and from Quito airport
Air Ticket Quito - Coca - Quito ($262.50 per person - subject to change)
Admission to communities and parks ($80 per person - subject to change)
For full cancellation policy details, please contact us for a quote.
7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
7 Nights Accommodations
Accommodations as listed
Ground transportation as listed
Excursions and activities as listed
Meals as listed
Rubber boots are provided by your Amazon lodge. There are some size limitations at each lodge, and these can be seen below:
-Casa del Suizo, Sacha Lodge: Maximum size 14
-La Selva Ecolodge, Nenkepare Community Campsite, Kapawai LodgeShiripuno Lodge: Maximum size 10
-Yachana Lodge: Maximum size 9
-Napo Wildlife Center: Sizes 5-12
Please ask your Trip Planner for any other inquiries about rubber boots.
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.
Flight costs (please request a quote)
Additional excursions during free time
Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
Internal Flights: Quito - Coca - Quito
Admission to communities and parks: $80 per person (subject to change).
This was my first experience with Adventure Life - and I couldn't have been more pleased with the trip. The guides and local staff in both Buenos Aires and Uruguay were terrific - extremely helpful and accommodating. I really enjoyed meeting the friendly staff in Buenos Aires in person (I left my bags with them for the afternoon).