M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruise
This is a journey that takes you into the endless heart of biodiversity in the Amazon Basin. You'll soon see why the best way to explore the Amazon is by navigating down the river on a fabulous, state-of-the-art vessel set to explore this truly unique environment.
The inspiring adventure will provide many unexpected, astonishing encounters. You will discover the Yasuni (the largest of Ecuador's continental National Parks), a wild and untamed realm in the heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest. You will climb observation towers to enjoy unique perspectives of the forest and explore black water rivers containing otters and turtles. Finally, you will hike trails learning about the wonderful flora that makes up the eternal green of Ecuadorian Amazonia.
Book your journey today aboard the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruise which was awarded South America's Leading Boutique Cruise in the 2016 World Travel Awards.
We also offer a 4 and 8 day itinerary. Please enquire for more information.
Day 1: Quito > Coca > Napo River Depart from Quito. A short 30-minute flight takes you to the frontier town of Coca (Francisco de Orellana) and transfer to the dock, where you will embark on a motorized canoe and navigate down river for about 1 hour, to board the M/V Anakonda. Throughout the journey you have a chance to admire the rainforest landscape and banks of the great Napo River.
Immediately after boarding the M/V Anakonda, continue navigating downstream. Passengers will have their first opportunity to enjoy the exciting features of the 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 2: Yasuni National Park and River Dolphins After a delicious breakfast, visit the Yasuni National Park, a pristine and relatively undisturbed region of the Ecuadorian Amazon. This is the home of the legendary Pink River Dolphin and an area we can also find anacondas, river turtles and various primate species, as well as the colourful Hoatzin, a unique bird that is known locally as the "Stinky Turkey". After lunch, the M/V Anakonda navigates further upriver as on board you can relax and enjoy the jungle and river life passing by, or try your hands at making traditional handicrafts.
Day 3: Native Communities and Jungle Activities Start the day after breakfast by visiting an authentic Quechua family located on the banks of the Napo River. Here receive cultural immersion and the opportunity to learn directly from members of the local community about the life and customs of the Amazonian Indians.
Back on board the M/V Anakonda for lunch and some leisure time, continue your journey upstream. At this time, our guests are invited to participate in a cooking class with our chef who will share recipes and techniques for preparing exquisite traditional Ecuadorian food.
Later in the afternoon, go canoeing in a blackwater lake, home to giant otters and the magnificent and elusive manatee before enjoying a jungle hike. Birdlife is very rich in this area and you will site various species of monkey, many different types of insect and your naturalist guide will explain all about the trees, ferns and other vegetation in the forest.
Day 4: Limoncocha Biological Reserve This morning along with your expert guides, disembark to explore the nearby forest for a hike and a chance to discover a myriad of different animals and plant species found only in the Amazon basin. In the afternoon visit an observation tower 100-feet high, built against a giant kapok tree. From the top of the tower, you will enjoy a unique perspective of the forest, looming over the treetops and see the greatness of the Amazon Basin. After dinner you will have a chance to spot black caiman during a night exploration.
Day 5: Coca > Quito In the morning, disembark the M/V Anakonda and transfer by motorized canoe to Coca (a 90 minute ride) and then take a flight to Quito. Arrangements end on arrival at Quito.
NOTE: The detailed itinerary above is a standard model of our operation. The operators intend to offer everything as planned, but it is important to note depending on technical or operational difficulties beyond their control, the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruise reserves the right to modify the itinerary without notice.
• Transport to and from Coca airport and M/V Anakonda • Air Ticket Quito > Coca > Quito • 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.
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Booking conditions Please enquire for pricing for children under 12.
Please enquire for pricing for children under 12.
Not included • Transport to and from Quito airport
• Admission to communities and parks (USD 70 per person - subject to change)
• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
• Personal expenses
• Other services not specified in the program
• Transport to and from Quito airport • Admission to communities and parks (USD 70 per person - subject to change) • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages • Tips • Wi-Fi • Personal expenses • Other services not specified in the program