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Amazon Discovery

Example 5 Day Cruise aboard M/V Anakonda
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Board the M/V Anakonda for a 5-day itinerary on the Amazon river. This inspiring adventure provides many unexpected, astonishing wildlife encounters. Discover the Yasuni (Ecuador’s largest National Park), a wild and untamed realm in the heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest. Climb observation towers to enjoy unique perspectives of the forest and explore black water rivers escorted by otters and turtles. Hike trails and learn about the wonderful flora that makes up the eternal green of Ecuadorian Amazon.
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Highlights
  • See and learn about the incredible biodiversity of the Amazon
  • Visit an Authentic Indigenous home, belonging to the Oraco family.
  • Navigate through one of the most pristine sections of Ecuadorian Amazonia
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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: Yasuni National Park

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. Learn about the relationship between plants and animals while closely watching out for samples of Amazonia’s fascinating biodiversity at every turn.

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. Continue navigating alongside the Ecuadorian-Peruvian border. After such an incredible day in the Amazon, end the night accompanied with a delicious dinner. A glamping option is available to those travelers who wish to participate - please inquire for more information.

Day 3: Visit to a Local Community | Life onboard

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 4: Forest Adveture | Observation Canopy Tower

Relax and enjoy the Anakonda Amazon Explorer 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 your flashlights.

Day 5: Disembark | Coca | Fly to Quito

  • 1 Breakfast
In the morning visit the Amazonian Turtles, followed by a brunch on board the cruise ship. After brunch, disembark the M/V Anakonda and transfer by motorized canoe to Coca (1-hour ride), and fly to Quito.

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M/V Anakonda

The Luxurious M/V Anakonda
Relax in the sitting lounge aboard the M/V Anakonda
The spiral staircase aboard the M/V Anakonda

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Per person starting at
$3,556 2-3 travelers
MV Anakonda Standard Suite
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Standard Suite
Room size: 20 m² / 215 ft² 14 river-facing suites that feature a French balcony, air conditioning system, and a private bathroom with hot water.
MV Anakonda Deluxe Suite
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Deluxe Suite
Room size: 24 m² / 258 ft² 4 spacious deluxe suites with private balconies and an air conditioning system. It also includes a private bathroom with hot water and a whirlpool bathtub.

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Triple discounts available. Please contact us for details.
Included
  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Transfers to/from the vessel when arriving on recommended flights.
  • All excursions, rain ponchos, and rubber boots.
  • Exclusive access to VIP Lounge in Coca city (before and after the cruise).
  • Private & personalized assistance for Quito - Coca - Quito flights at both airports on the recommended flights.
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Transportation to and from Quito airport.
  • All alcoholic & Non-alcoholic drinks
  • Satellite internet
  • Contribution to local communities

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