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Manatee Amazon River Boat Ecuador

4-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,604

DELUXE | CRUISE: Manatee Amazon Explorer offers all the necessary comforts while still being an exciting jungle adventure. Your guides share their wealth of knowledge about the Amazon’s tropical rainforest.

Spend 4, 5 or 8 days cruising the Amazon on the fully equipped Manatee Amazon Explorer, with its expert crew ensuring you enjoy a comfortable and enriching journey.

See the many bird species of Parrot Clay lick and look for turtles, caymans and other wildlife along the banks of the Chaullacocha black water system. Go on to the mouth of the PiranhaRiver, home to many more species than just the infamous namesake fish. You may spot Pink River Dolphins, Squirrel Monkeys or Water Monkey Fish, before enjoying a delicious Amazon style BBQ and a walk through the rainforest.


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4-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,604

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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 Manatee 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 Manatee 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

Manatee Amazon Explorer

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    Manatee Amazon Explorer

    The NEW, more luxurious Manatee Amazon Explorer is fully equipped and maintained in order to handle the most challenging conditions and circumstances, and is manned by experienced and conscientious expedition staff and crew. The vessel has the capacity to accommodate up to 30 passengers in …

    The NEW, more luxurious Manatee Amazon Explorer is fully equipped and maintained in order to handle the most challenging conditions and circumstances, and is manned by experienced and conscientious expedition staff and crew. The vessel has the capacity to accommodate up to 30 passengers in double, double-twin and single-twin cabins. Each cabin is equipped with air conditioning, closets, a private bathroom complete with a special shower massage, hot and cold water, 24-hour electricity and 110-voltage outlets and switches.


    • Air Conditioning
    • Private Bathroom
    • Sundeck

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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 Manatee, 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 Manatee, 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 Manatee 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

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4 Day: Every Friday
5 Day: Every Monday
8 Day: Every Monday & Friday


  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Round-trip domestic flights between Quito and Coca
  • Small group touring throughout cruise
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily


  • Travel insurance
  • International  airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Passport & vaccination costs
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Border taxes or fees
  • Communities Entrance Fee (approx USD 50)


Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

15 Dec 2023
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