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Anakonda Amazon River Boat

Duration
4-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 5,465
  • Anakonda Amazon River Boat
  • Lobby on the Anakonda
  • Double Suite
  • Restaurant with a view
  • Relax outdoors

Venture down the exotic waterways of the Amazon River. Search for red howler monkeys in the rainforest canopy, brave the waters 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$ 5,465

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Day 1

Quito - Coca - Napo River

Your adventure begins in the city of Quito, Capital of Ecuador. After taking a short 30- minute flight from Quito to the Amazon city of Coca, located in the Province of San Francisco de Orellana, you will transfer to the dock and board motorized canoes to begin your journey down the river for approximately an hour and a half, taking in the first sights and sounds of the Amazon. Soon, we will reach the Anakonda Amazon Cruises and receive our welcome aboard.

Once you have settled into the Anakonda Amazon Cruises, we will be joined by expert local naturalist guides who will provide us with a brief and informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon, after which guests will have their first opportunity to discover the exciting features of our cruise ship: spacious social areas, comfortable suites, and the observation deck that allows us to admire the changing rainforest landscape as we glide down the Napo River.

After dinner, we will plunge straight into the Amazon by going for a nighttime forest walk to observe the forest's nocturnal activity and experience the thrill of the vivid noises and aromas that come from so much biodiversity.

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration7 Nights
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M/V Anakonda

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    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

We continue to travel downstream to the Pañayacu River delta, where we will take a canoe trip to experience the sights of this fascinating water reserve. Pañacocha Lake is an ecosystem flooded by blackwaters. Pañacocha means "Piranha Lake" in the native Quechua language. The surrounding protected rainforest is home to 9 species of primates, 500 species of birds and more than 100 fish species. This is the perfect habitat for Piranhas, the Water Monkey Fish (Arawana) and the White Caiman.

In this little piece of paradise, we will participate in nature walks led by our local naturalist guides, and relax at a nearby campsite where we will enjoy a delicious Amazon-style BBQ and refreshing beverages.

After lunch, we will do some kayaking, and the bravest among us will enjoy a nice refreshing swim in the Piranha Lake! We promise it's not as dangerous as it sounds!

Back on board the Anakonda Amazon Cruises, our guests will have the opportunity to attend a lecture given by our concierge and watch an educational documentary about the region.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Parrot Clay Licks - Amazon Communities & Observation Tower

This morning, we will 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, we will visit a Quechua Cultural Center, where we will learn about Amazon communities and their ancestral culture, traditions, and cuisine. Members of the local community will teach us about indigenous lifestyles along the Napo River and we will have the opportunity to support the local community by purchasing handicrafts, local products, and souvenirs.

Before sunset, we will visit an observation tower in the rainforest canopy, which offers an astonishing 360-degree view of the Amazon basin and is the perfect photo opportunity! Birdwatchers and bird-lovers alike will especially enjoy this outing.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Indillama & Napo River - The Northern Side of Yasuni National Park

We will begin the day kayaking along the Indillama River, one of the Napo River's tributaries, which leads us into Yasuni National Park. Kayaks are smooth and silent, providing the very best opportunity to observe wildlife. Canoes can also be used to travel in search of more wildlife. The choice is yours! In these waters, you will find yourself surrounded by lush greenery.

After an adventure-filled day, you may choose to take advantage of our observation deck where you can relax and experience a magical view under the stars.

Our more energetic guests may choose to unwind with a night walk through the jungle to observe nocturnal creatures.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

The Heart of Yasuni National Park (Home of the Legendary Pink River Dolphin)

Early in the morning, we will visit Yasuni National Park. This is a pristine and relatively undisturbed region of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Our guests will be pleased to learn that this is the home of the legendary Pink River Dolphin! In this area we can also find anacondas, river turtles and various primate species, as well as the colorful Hoatzin, a unique bird that is known locally as the "Stinky Turkey".

Later in the afternoon, we will go canoeing in a blackwater lake, home to giant otters and the magnificent, albeit elusive manatee. We will also enjoy a pleasant hike in the Riparian/Gallery Forest, where we have the chance to spot a flock of birds and marvel at the intricate organization of a colony of leaf-cutter ants by the "Giant Fig Tree", a truly majestic tree that is home to an abundance of wildlife, much like the "Giant Kapok Tree".

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 6

Quechua Family and Life On Board

We will start the day off by visiting an authentic Quechua family located on the banks of the Napo River, where we will receive cultural immersion and the opportunity to learn directly from members of the local community.

We will then board the Anakonda Amazon Cruises for lunch and some leisure time as we continue our navigation upstream. At this time, our guests will be delighted with our life on board experiences and participate in a cooking class with our expert chef who will share recipes and techniques using fresh and organic ingredients to prepare exquisite traditional Ecuadorian food that you can replicate at home. Guests are also invited to try their hands at making traditional handicrafts or enjoy our on board facilities such as: a relaxing massage at the Rainforest Spa, a spectacular ever-changing scenery view from our Amazon Hut Tub, a delicious cocktail at our Bar and Lounge or just admire the amazing sunset or the stargazing at night from our Observation Deck Lounge. For our more active guest a kayaking activity is the best choice to explore the nature around. There is an option for everyone!

This day we are pleased to offer a camping program for our adventurous guests which is an alternative manner to explore this enchanting destination (Optional activity).

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Forest Adventure and Observation Canopy Tower

Our guests can relax and enjoy the Anakonda Amazon Cruises 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, we will 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, we will bravely venture into the river on a canoe to search for black caimans with the help of our flashlights.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 8

Return

This is where our adventure ends! Enjoy the last part of our return journey on board and then disembark the Anakonda Amazon Cruises to take the motorized canoe back to Coca (one-and-a-half-hour ride).

NOTE: The foregoing itinerary is our standard operating model. We intend to offer everything as planned, and will make every effort to do so, however depending on inclement weather, technical or operational difficulties beyond our control, the Anakonda Amazon Cruises reserves the right to modify the itinerary without notice.

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

4 Day Cruise: Sundays
5 Day Cruise: Wednesday
8 Day Cruise: Sundays & Wednesdays

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 3-7 nights’ accommodation
  • All transfers
  • All tours,
  • All meals as indicated
  • Unlimited coffee, tea & water

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
  • Drinks and items of a personal nature

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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