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Travel in comfort on board Amazon Rain Forest Luxury Riverboat Cruise, the only luxury ship in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest and the winner of the World Travel Awards 2016 for best boutique cruise in South America. Visit remote and pristine areas where few have had the opportunity to travel, and interact with the region’s 15 local communities, while enjoying the comforts, commodities and services of a 5-star boutique hotel in the middle of the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle.
Riverboat travel promotes conservation and cultural exchange in the region it explores. Our guests may choose from four, five and eight-day itineraries, each one of them with spectacular highlights that are sure to make every passenger’s trip a memorable experience. On our 8D/7N itinerary, we visit Yasuni National Park, the Cuyabeno Wildlife reserve, and the Limoncocha and Pañacocha biological corridors, giving our passengers the opportunity to connect with the Ecuadorian Amazon and experience its wonders.
All Adventure Cruise Trip Packages Begin/end in Quito, Ecuador:
Day 1: Friday ARRIVE QUITO
Transfer to Hotel
Day 2: Saturday QUITO CITY OR EQUATOR TOUR
Pickup from hotel / Choose from guided tour of Colonial Quito or Equator. Free afternoon. Overnight in hotel. (we include a day in Quito to allow for flight delays) B
Day 3: Sunday QUITO – COCA – NAPO RIVER
Pickup from hotel for 1 hour driver to airport. A short 30-minute flight takes us to the frontier town of Coca (Francisco de Orellana) – and transfer to the dock, where we will embark on a motorized canoe and navigate down river about 1 hour,
to board the M/V ANAKONDA AMAZON CRUISE. Throughout the journey we have a chance to admire the rainforest landscape and banks of the great Napo River. Immediately after boarding the M/V Anakonda, we continue navigating downstream. Passengers will have their first opportunities to enjoy the exciting features of our cruise ship: the spacious social areas, comfortable suites, and an observation deck that offers spectacular views. An evening walk is organized after sunset; it gives us the opportunity to discover the forest’s nocturnal activity and listen to the incessant sounds of nature.
Day 4: Monday VISITING THE PAÑACOCHA BIOLOGICAL CORRIDOR
We continue navigating downstream to the Pañayacu River delta; take a canoe trip up the river to experience the sights of this fascinating reserve.
We will seek out Pink River Dolphins, Common Squirrel Monkeys and much more. Pañacocha (Piranha Lake, in Quechua) is an ecosystem flooded by white waters.
The rivers and lakes here are the perfect habitat for the infamous Piranha, as well as the Water Monkey Fish (Arawana) and White Caiman. After a refreshing swim (for the courageous!),
we will enjoy a delicious Amazon-style BBQ meal and refreshing beverages at a nearby camping site. In the afternoon, we will head out on exploration trails, and return onboard for dinner.
Day 5: Tuesday PARROTS’ CLAY LICKS – SANI WARMI & YASUNI NATIONAL PARK
Breakfast on board. We set out to visit one of the most amazing spectacles this side of western Amazonia known as parrot licks, these unique pools of mud become rich in minerals and attract hundreds of parrots, parakeets and amazons every day. If weather permits, we will have a chance to marvel at this astonishing natural phenomenon. Later we will visit the Sani Warmi Kichwa Interpretation Center, where a group of Kichwa women will speak of their customs, cuisine and everyday life. They have created the center in order to showcase their culture, and it is a unique opportunity to learn about Amazonian lifestyles along the Napo River. You will also have the opportunity to buy crafts, local products and souvenirs. After lunch, we will make 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 6: Wednesday RIVERBOAT TO COCA - QUITO
In the morning, disembark the riverboat and transfer by motorized canoe to Coca (1-hour ride); flight to Quito. Airport shuttle to Wyndham Hotel near airport. B
Day 7: Thursday QUITO AIRPORT TO HOME
Airport shuttle to airport for international departure. B
(Activities subject to change depending on wildlife sightings and needs of local people)
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This Adventure Includes
- airport transfers
- accommodations in double occupancy
- indicated meals (B breakfast, L lunch, D dinner)
- English speaking guides
- private Quito or Equator tour
- entry fees to museums
- Domestic flights (UIO-OCC-UIO)
- rubber boots
- rain poncho
- unlimited coffee/tea/water (non-bottled water) on board
- international flights to and from Quito, Ecuador
- some meals
- alcoholic drinks
- WiFi on board cruise $15
- community fees $60 pp (payable in cash on board)
- travel insurance
- Recommended for ages 10 & up
- Accommodates 40 guests - private rooms with A/C - private baths with hot water - laundry service - dining room bar & lounge - panoramic terrace - exquisite cuisine - multi-lingual naturalist guides
- Entire boat can be chartered for weddings, parties, events and celebrations
- The detailed itinerary is a standard model of our operation. Amazon Cruise reserves the right to modify the itinerary without notice
- Additional days and activities can be added in Quito after the cruise