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.
Your Ship: The M/V Anakonda features 18 Suites including 4 deluxe suites with private balconies & 14 standard suites (4 interconnected) with French balconies. All suites have large panoramic windows with a view and include air conditioning system. Floor to ceiling windows with a view of the passing river and rainforest make Anakonda suites the most comfortable way to experience the splendor of the Amazon.
Day 1: Sunday Quito > Coca > Napo River Depart from Quito. A short 30-minute flight takes you to the frontier town of Coca (Francisco de Orellana) where you will transfer to the dock. Embark on a motorized canoe and navigate down river for about 90 minutes, to board the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruise. Throughout the journey you will 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 opportunities 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 you the opportunity to discover the forest's nocturnal activity and listen to the incessant sounds of nature.
Day 2: Monday Visiting the Panacocha Biological Corridor Continue your navigation downstream to the Panayacu River delta; take a canoe trip up the river to experience the sights of this fascinating reserve. You will seek out Pink River Dolphins, Common Squirrel Monkeys and much more. Panacocha (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!), enjoy a delicious Amazon-style BBQ meal as well as refreshing beverages at a nearby camping site. In the afternoon, head out on exploration trails, and return onboard for dinner.
Day 3: Tuesday: Parrots' Clay Licks > Sani Warmi & Yasuni National Park Enjoy breakfast on board and then 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, you will have a chance to marvel at this astonishing natural phenomenon. Later 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, 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: Wednesday Return to Quito In the morning, disembark the M/V Anakonda and transfer by motorized canoe to Coca (1-hour ride); flight to Quito.
NOTE: The detailed itinerary above is a standard model of operation. The M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruise intends 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) $USD
Booking conditions • Please enquire for pricing for children under 12.
• We also offer a 5 and 8 day itinerary. Please enquire for more information.
• Please enquire for pricing for children under 12. • We also offer a 5 and 8 day itinerary. Please enquire for more information.
Not included • Admission to communities and parks (US$70 per person, payable locally, and subject to change)
• Transport to and from Quito airport
• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
• Personal expenses
• Other services not specified in the program
• Admission to communities and parks (US$70 per person, payable locally, and subject to change) • Transport to and from Quito airport • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages • Tips • Wi-fi • Personal expenses • Other services not specified in the program