This is a journey that takes you into the endless heart of biodiversity, which extends its fabulous prism of life throughout the Amazon Basin. A great way to explore the Amazon basin is by navigating down the river on a marvelous, state-of-the-art vessel set to explore this truly unique environment. The inspiring adventure will provide many unexpected, astonishing encounters. Discover the Yasuní (Ecuador’s largest National Park), a wild and untamed realm in the heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest. Climb observation towers to enjoy unique perspectives of the forest and explore black water rivers escorted by otters and turtles. Hike trails and learn about the wonderful flora that makes up the eternal green of Ecuadorian Amazonia.
You may choose from 4 Days, 5 days and 8 days itineraries.
About the vessel:
The Anakonda Amazon River Cruise is the only luxury ship in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Its eighteen suites feature ample sitting areas, large and comfortable beds. The vessel comes complete with an expansive observation deck, outdoor Jacuzzi and an al fresco lounge, ideal for cocktails, relaxation, reading or simply enjoying the spectacular view. The vessel also features 3 canoes for guest transportation to land excursions and activities and 10 kayaks, as well as hammocks, naturalist tour leaders and a travel concierge, who will go out of his way to personalize your experience.
Suites and cabins on the Anakonda Amazon River Cruise are groundbreaking in every sense. For some reason, no one ever thought it possible, or even convenient, to bring all the perks of comfort to Amazon cruising in Ecuador. The Anakonda now does, offering up to 20 square-meters worth of space to unwind in suites, with private balconies, Jacuzzis, and full-frame panoramic windows that offer you much more of the Amazon’s sights and spectacles. We have limited access to internet via satellite-serviced Wi-Fi internet.
Departure from Quito. A short 30-minute will take you to the frontier town of Coca (Francisco de Orellana) – and transfer to the dock, where you will embark on a motorized canoe and navigate down river about 1 hour, to board the M/V Anakonda Amazon. Throughout the journey, you will have a chance to admire the rainforest landscape and banks of the great Napo River.
After boarding the M/V Anakonda, you will continue navigating downstream. You will have their first opportunities to enjoy the exciting features of the cruise ship: the spacious social areas, comfortable suites, and an observation deck that offers spectacular views. An evening walk is organised after sunset; it gives you the opportunity to discover the forest’s nocturnal activity and listen to the incessant sounds of nature.
The program includes:
Transportation to and from Coca airport and M/V Anakonda
Accommodation on board
Scheduled visits according to the itinerary with a certified naturalist guide.
Unlimited supply of hot water, coffee, and tea.
All meals on board.
Today you will continue your navigation downstream to the Pañayacu River delta; take a canoe trip up the river to experience the sights of this fascinating reserve. Seek out for Pink River Dolphins, Common Squirrel Monkeys and much more. Pañacocha (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, we will head out on exploration trails, and return onboard for dinner.
After breakfast set out to visit one of the most amazing spectacles this side of western Amazonia known as parrot licks, these unique pools of mud become rich in minerals and attract hundreds of parrots, parakeet’s, and different species of Amazonian birds every day. If weather permits, you will have a chance to marvel at this astonishing natural phenomenon.
Visit the Sani Warmi Kichwa Interpretation Centre, where a group of Kichwa women will speak of their customs, cuisine, and everyday life. They have created the centre in order to showcase their culture, and it is a unique opportunity to learn about Amazonian lifestyles along the Napo River. You will also have the opportunity to buy crafts, local products and souvenirs.
After lunch, make a stop at the Yakukawsay Kichwa Interpretation Centre, and end with an interesting evening walk through the forest (depending on accessibility, river water levels and weather conditions).
In the morning, disembark the M/V Anakonda and transfer by motorised canoe to Coca (1-hour ride) for your flight back to Quito.