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Anakonda Amazon River Boat: 8 Day

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,670
  • Anakonda Amazon River Boat
  • Double suite
  • Double suite with a view
  • Fine dining on board
  • Observation Deck
  • Sun Deck

Venture down the exotic waterways of the Amazon River. Walk along a suspended boardwalk to search for adorable three-toed sloths, witness hundreds of parrots lick eroded clay walls and spend a night beneath the Amazonian stars during a glamping excursion.


This 8-day 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. Guests also have the change to go “glamping”—luxury overnight camping in the Amazon!

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. As you continue down the river, take a night safari to witness the nocturnal rhythms of the jungle.

As you near the Amazon Basin, you’ll experience first-hand the jungle’s incredible biodiversity. Photograph pink river dolphins as they swim alongside the Anakonda. Watch out for black caiman and anaconda snakes in the waters. In the jungle, look for the amusing red howler monkey, with its trademark rusty fur and prehensile tail. As well, no trip to the Amazon is complete without seeing an adorable three-toed sloth in its natural habitat.

Further on, you’ll observe the morete palm forests and swamp jungles from the safe vantage point of a hanging boardwalk. You’ll also have the opportunity to go “glamping” overnight, enjoying all the wild surroundings and natural pleasures of camping without sacrificing the glamour of luxury accommodation.

As your cruise winds down, 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. Finally, visit Limoncocha Biological Reserve to see over 400 species of exotic birds.

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
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 4,670

Itinerary

Day 1

Embark

Afternoon departure from Quito (a short 30-minutes flight) arriving at the city of Coca (Francisco de Orellana). Transfer to the Rio Napo port from where you will journey by motorized canoe downstream (ninety minutes) to board the M/V Anakonda, all the while observing the ever-changing forest-clad riverbanks of the silty-brown headwaters of the Amazon River.



Soon after boarding, the M/V Anakonda will start navigating downstream, a great opportunity for observing from the sundeck the amazing flora and fauna of the region. After dinner, enjoy an optional nocturnal walk into the forest to discover the mysteries of this unique environment and see how life emerges in the dark right before your eyes. 

Meal Plan Dinner
Day 2

Panacocha Biological Corridor   

Continue navigating downstream to the Panayacu River Delta. Take a canoe trip up the river to experience the sights of this fascinating reserve. 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 and refreshing beverages at a nearby camping site. In the afternoon, head out on exploration trails, and return onboard for dinner. 

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

White Water River and Yaku Kausay   

Breakfast served on board. Following breakfast, explore a white-water river in search of local fauna.



After lunch, stop at the Amazonian Water Museum (Yaku Kausay). In the evening, there is an optional night walk inside the forest (depending on accessibility, river water levels, weather conditions, and wildlife behavior). 

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Pompeya and Yasuni National Park

In the morning, visit a very interesting butterfly sanctuary and research project at one of the nearby communities.



After lunch, enjoy an easy walk in terra firme forest and discover the animated forest understory of the Amazon Basin. After dinner, enjoy an optional nocturnal walk to discover the mysteries of this unique environment and see how life emerges in the dark right before your eyes. 

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Peruvian Border and Cuyabeno

After a delicious breakfast, disembark to visit a local family homes. During the visit, you will have the opportunity to meet representatives of the community, learning about their culture, talents and ways of life. Learn how these giving and joyful people live, utilize and protect their resources, and how the cherish the fragility of their ecosystem.



After lunch, the Anakonda continues navigation towards one of the most pristine black-water systems of the Amazon Basin, home to the legendary Pink River Dolphins, Black Cayman and the enigmatic Amazonian Anaconda. We may also spot river turtles and a series of monkey species such as the Black-mantled Tamarin, Red Howler or Squirrel Monkeys, as well as Three-toed Sloths and the primitive Hoatzin. The canoe trip upstream will reveal the overwhelming beauty of this aquatic jungle world. 

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 6

Flooded Forest and Monkey Island

This morning, explore a swamp forest from the comfort of a high rise board walk, a very good chance to discover the wildlife that frequents these Morete Palm Forests, where birds, primates and different aquatic creatures congregate. Afterwards, visit a local home where funerary urns from the XVII century have been discovered and excavated.



After lunch, and a short time to unwind as the Anakonda navigates upstream, spend some time exploring one of the large islands, where many surprises can be found.



For the more adventurous traveller, Glamping for the night is available (not included). 

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 7

Kury Muyo and Clay Licks 

Breakfast is served on board. Later, enjoy a cultural encounter with a local community. Spend some time at one of the communities to learn about their everyday life. Here, you will be able to shop, a great opportunity to purchase local handcrafts. Later, head over to the Parrot Clay licks, where you have an opportunity to witness one of the most exciting wildlife spectacles in Amazonia.



In the afternoon, visit the Limoncocha Biological Reserve, an incredible natural reserve with over four hundred bird species. Search for Black Caiman after dusk. Evening return to the Anakonda. 

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 8

Return to Quito

Early departure from the Anakonda and transfer back to Coca (two-hour canoe ride) for your return flight to Quito. 

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Sunday's & Wednesday's

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 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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