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Manatee Amazon River Boat Ecuador

4-8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,488
  • Cruise the Amazon on the luxurious Manatee Amazon on your Ecuador Vacation
  • Enjoy delicious dinners on your Amazon Cruise
  • Catch sun some on your Ecuador Tour
  • Make friends in the Common Area on your Ecuador Tour

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$ 2,488

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Day 1

Quito - Coca - Yasuni National Park

Depart from Quito this morning to board your flight to Francisco de Orellana (Coca), which arrives at Coca after a short 30 minute trip. Afterwards, there will be a transfer from the airport to the Napo River port where a motorized canoe will take you downstream for approximately one and a half hours. During the trip you will receive important information about the region. Once on board the Manatee Amazon Explorer, you will start navigating down the Napo River. Lunch will be served and later on you will stop at the Life Under Water Museum and will return onboard after a night walk for dinner. Activities will depend on the river water level, weather conditions, wildlife behavior and accessibility to the location.

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

Parrot Clay Lick and Observation Tower

Breakfast will be served on board. Later, take an excursion to the Parrot Clay lick, a great place to see a lot of bird species. Back on board, lunch will be ready, and in the afternoon you will explore the Chaullacocha black water system and depending on the river's water level, you may see access the wonderful system either by walking or by paddling a canoe. Explore the lake shores looking for wildlife such as turtles, herons and caymans and later in the day, a visit to the canopy tower which is more than 30 meters high. The top offers an impressive view of the forest below. From this perspective, you can appreciate the secrets of this vast ecosystem that cannot be seen from another angle. The tower has 300 steps that will be worth climbing to get to the top where the most amazing view awaits you. Return to the Manatee at night after searching for caymans on the Chaullacocha Lake.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3

Panacocha Biological Corridor

You will continue the navigation downstream to arrive at the mouth of the Panayacu (Piranha River). After arrival, there will be a canoe trip through the river to see the sights of this interesting protected forest. There will be the possibility to observe Pink River Dolphins, the agile Common Squirrel Monkeys and much more. The Piranha Lake area is an ecosystem flooded by white waters. The rivers and lakes are the perfect habitat for the infamous Piranha, the Water Monkey Fish (Arawana) and White Caymans. After a refreshing swim in the Piranha Lake, you will enjoy a delicious Amazon style BBQ and a cold drink at a nearby camping site. In the afternoon, you will go for an exploration walk and later on back on board, you will have dinner and receive a briefing about the next day's program.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4

Return to Quito

Early in the morning, you will visit a native dwelling and then return to the boat and head back to the city of Coca to take the afternoon flight back to Quito. The boat ride upstream will take around two hours. A lunch will be served enroute.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

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

* Travel on selected dates between January and March 2019 and take advantage of Goway's exclusive 2 for 1 offer!


  • Accommodation on board
  • Meals as listed in itinerary
  • All activities listed in itinerary
  • Jungle transfers
  • Domestic flights


  • 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.

9 Dec 2022
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