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M/V Anakonda Amazon River Cruise

Duration
4-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,888

DELUXE | CRUISE: Travel down the exotic waterways of the Ecuadorian Amazon, relaxing in luxury by night while participating in a range of exhilarating and ethical activities by day. Search for red howler monkeys in the rainforest canopy, explore waterways alongside piranha and witness hundreds of parrots lick eroded clay walls.


This luxury cruise takes you through the wonders of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

The Anakonda Amazon River Cruise is the only luxury cruise liner in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Its 18 suites, each with an area of 215-258 square feet, are equipped with air conditioning and 24-hour electricity, each with a private bathroom with hot water and all necessary amenities. To accommodate families, Anakonda offers four interconnected suites. Passengers can socialize in the dining room, bar, observation deck with an outdoor Jacuzzi, and in the al fresco lounge.

From Quito, fly to Coco and take a motorized canoe down the Amazon to where the Anakonda anchors on the river. As you move down the river, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the majesty of the Amazon. The Amazon Rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world and home to billions of organisms, from the towering canopy trees that sustain the wildlife to the monkeys and parrots that make the jungle so exotic. The Amazon River itself is possibly the longest river in the world and the primary source of water for the Atlantic Ocean.

At Panacocha, hike into the surrounding jungle to search for adorable squirrel monkeys. If you’re brave enough, swim in the waters alongside water monkey fish, white caiman and piranha—don’t believe the movies. Piranha are much less aggressive towards humans than advertised. Further on, you’ll see one of the best sites of the Ecuadorian Amazon: the Parrot clay licks. These eroded clay walls attract hundreds of colourful parrots to them, who lick the clay to digest antacids and antitoxins that counteract some of the dangerous nutrients of their diet.

This luxury cruise down the Ecuadorian Amazon allows you to witness the rainforest’s exotic animals and stunning landscape from the glamourous comforts of the Anakonda.


 

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Duration
4-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,888

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Day 1

Quito to Coca to the Napo River

Upon arrival to Quito's Mariscal Sucre International Airport, you will be greeted by representatives of the M/V Anakonda who will assist with check-in. After a short flight from Quito to the Amazon city of Coca, you will be transferred to the dock to board motorized canoes and begin a 90-minute journey down the river, taking in your first sights and sounds of the Amazon. Soon, you will reach the M/V Anakonda and enjoy a warm welcome aboard. Once settled, join expert local naturalist guides for a brief and informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon, and then relish your first opportunity to discover the exciting features of the vessel: spacious social areas, comfortable suites, and an observation deck that allows you to admire the changing rainforest landscape as you glide down the Napo River. After dinner, plunge straight into the Amazon rainforest on a nighttime forest walk to observe the forest's nocturnal activity and experience the thrilling noises and aromas that come from so much biodiversity.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

M/V Anakonda

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    M/V Anakonda


    The Anakonda Amazon River Cruise is the only luxury ship in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. It was built to make the experience of the Amazon the most comprehensive and unique adventure possible! Its eighteen suites feature ample sitting areas and large and comfortable beds. The …

    The Anakonda Amazon River Cruise is the only luxury ship in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. It was built to make the experience of the Amazon the most comprehensive and unique adventure possible! Its eighteen suites feature ample sitting areas and large and comfortable beds. The vessel comes complete with an expansive observation deck, an outdoor Jacuzzi and one al fresco lounge; ideal for cocktails, relaxation, reading or simply enjoying the spectacular view.

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Day 2

Panacocha Biological Corridor

Continuing to travel downstream, you will soon reach the Pañayacu River delta. Here is the perfect place for a canoe trip to experience the sights of this fascinating water reserve. Pañacocha Lake is an ecosystem flooded by black-waters, and Pañacocha means "Piranha Lake" in the native Kichwa language. The surrounding protected rainforest is home to 9 species of primates, 500 species of birds and more than 100 fish species. It is the ideal habitat for piranhas, paiches (one of the largest freshwater fiches in the word) and the white caiman. In this little piece of paradise, participate in nature walks led by local naturalist guides and later relax at a nearby campsite where a delicious Amazon-style BBQ with refreshing beverages will be served. After lunch, it's time for some kayaking, and the bravest globetrotters can enjoy a nice refreshing swim in the Piranha Lake! Don't worry, it's not as dangerous as it sounds! Back on board the M/V Anakonda, you're invited attend a lecture given by concierge and to settle in for an educational documentary about the region.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Parrot Clay Licks and Amazon Communities

This 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 every day. Later in the afternoon, visit a Kichwa Cultural Center to 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 will have the opportunity to support the local community by purchasing well-made and authentic handicrafts, local products, and souvenirs. Back on board the M/V Anakonda, prepare to be delighted with an exquisite farewell dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Napo River to Coca to Quito

This is where your Amazonian adventure ends! Soak in the last leg of your journey onboard the M/V Anakonda and then disembark onto motorized canoes which will return you to Coca (a 90-minute ride approximately). Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the airport where you will board an outbound flight to Quito.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration0 Days

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DEPARTURES:

4 Day Cruise: Sunday's
5 Day Cruise: Wednesday's
8 Day Cruise: Sundays' & Wednesday's

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3-7 nights in boutique river cruising accommodations
  • Shore excursions as listed
  • Shared local naturalist guide
  • Coffee, tea & water
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner throughout the cruise

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • International and domestic flights and airport taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers on days before or after official start / end days
  • Tours listed as optional
  • Soft drinks, alcoholic beverages and items of a personal nature
  • Visa fees if applicable

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based Twin share. Other accommodation options available on request and subject to availability. 

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