Anakonda Amazon Cruise

Tour

 

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Travel on board the M/V Anakonda, the only luxury ship in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, and experience the Amazon in a most unique way!  Visit the remote and pristine areas where few have had the opportunity to travel, and interact with the region’s 15 local communities, while enjoying the comforts, facilities and services of a 5-star boutique hotel on board with us in the middle of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

The M/V Anakonda is the only luxury cruise liner in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Its 20 suites, each with an area of 172-258 square feet, are equipped with air conditioning and 24-hour electricity, each with a private bathroom with hot water and all necessary amenities, allowing our guests to enjoy their cruise with nothing to worry about. To accommodate families, Anakonda offers 2 sets of interconnected suites.

 

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Passengers can socialize in the dining room, bar, observation deck with two outdoor Jacuzzis and in the al fresco lounge. There is also a small boutique where passengers can purchase souvenirs, or perhaps some vanity products that may have been left behind at home.  Our guests will be assisted by our 25-person crew, including a concierge, purser, paramedic, 4 skilled nature guides, and 4 local guides.

Our guests may choose from four, five and eight-day itineraries, each one of them with spectacular highlights that will surely make every passenger trip a memorable experience. On our 8D/7N itinerary, we visit the Yasuni National Park, the Cuyabeno Wildlife reserve, and the Limoncocha and Pañacocha biological corridors, giving our passengers the opportunity to connect with the Ecuadorian Amazon and experience its wonders.

 

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Travelers on board the M/V Anakonda will enjoy a wide variety of national and international fusion cuisine.  We take traditional and well-known cuisine from all over the world and adapt it using fresh, local products. It’s not unusual for our guests to enjoy unique fare such as Quinoa Risotto or the famous “Encocado de Pescado” an exquisite fish prepared in coconut sauce

The M/V Anakonda area of operation includes the Orellana and Sucumbios provinces

Passengers’ journey will start by taking a flight, from Quito to El Coca (the Capital of the Orellana province). In 45 minutes passengers will arrive to El Coca’s airport to meet our staff and be transported by canoes to the M/V Anakonda.



Itinerary

 

FOUR DAYS – THREE NIGHTS ITINERARY

DAY 1 - SUNDAY: QUITO – COCA – NAPO RIVER

Departure from Quito.  A short 30-minute flight takes us to the frontier town of Coca (Francisco de Orellana) – and transfer to the dock, where we will embark on a motorized canoe and navigate down river about 1 hour, to board the M/V Anakonda Amazon CRUISE. Throughout the journey we have a chance to admire the rainforest landscape and banks of the great Napo River.
Immediately after boarding the M/V Anakonda, we continue navigating downstream. Passengers will have their first opportunities to enjoy the exciting features of our cruise ship: the spacious social areas, comfortable suites, and an observation deck that offers spectacular views. An evening walk is organized after sunset; it gives us the opportunity to discover the forest’s nocturnal activity and listen to the incessant sounds of nature..  
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DAY 2 - MONDAY: SANI WARMI - OBSERVATION TOWER

We will visit the Sani Warmi Kichwa Interpretation Center, where a group of Kichwa women will speak of their customs, cuisine and everyday life. They have created the center 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.

In the afternoon, visit an observation tower 100-feet high, built against a giant kapok tree. From the top of the tower, we will be blessed with this unique perspective of the forest, looming over the treetops and the greatness of the Amazon Basin.
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DAY 3 - TUESDAY: YASUNÍ NATIONAL PARK - YAKUKAWSAY

Breakfast on board. During this special walk within the Yasuni National Park, we will seek out the secret to Amazonia’s amazing biodiversity. Our expert naturalist guides will lead us through this veritable Garden of Eden, telling us about the wonders of the floral and faunal communities that make it so special.
After lunch, we will 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).
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DAY 4 - WEDNESDAY: RETURNING HOME
In the morning, disembark the M/V Anakonda and transfer by motorized canoe to Coca (1-hour ride); flight to Quito.
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END OF THE SERVICES

 

FIVE DAYS – FOUR NIGHTS ITINERARY

DAY 1 - WEDNESDAY: QUITO - COCA - QUITO

Departure from Quito.  A short 30-minute flight takes us to the frontier town of Coca (Francisco de Orellana) – and transfer to the dock, where we will embark on a motorized canoe and navigate down river about 1 hour, to board the M/V Anakonda Amazon CRUISE. Throughout the journey we have a chance to admire the rainforest landscape and banks of the great Napo River.

Immediately after boarding the M/V Anakonda, we continue navigating downstream. Passengers will have their first opportunities to enjoy the exciting features of our cruise ship: the spacious social areas, comfortable suites, and an observation deck that offers spectacular views. An evening walk is organized after sunset; it gives us the opportunity to discover the forest’s nocturnal activity and listen to the incessant sounds of nature.
(L.D)

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DAY 2 - THURSDAY: BORDER THE COUNTRY (THE HEART OF YASUNÍ)

After a delicious breakfast, we disembark on land for our first daylight close-and-personal tropical rainforest experience, where we will learn about the relationship between plants and animals while closely watching out for samples of Amazonia’s fascinating biodiversity at every turn.

After lunch, the M/V Anakonda navigates to one of the most pristine and little explored sections of Ecuadorian Amazonia, home to the legendary pink river dolphin, black caiman and anaconda. We may also find river turtles and various species of monkeys, as well as the primitive Hoatzin, a one-of-a-kind bird locally known as "the Stinky Turkey". The only way to actually visit this flooded ecosystem is by canoe, a ride that will reveal the beauty of a lush jungle world.

For our more adventurous passengers, please inquire about our glamping program.
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DAY 3 - FRIDAY: MEETING THE COMMUNITY - ACTIVITIES ON BOARD - ISLAND EXPLORATION  

Breakfast on board. We visit a school located on the banks of the Napo River, where we will have the opportunity to interact with children of the area and learn about the educational system of a remote jungle community in Ecuador.

We return on board the M/V Anakonda for lunch and a moment to relax while we navigate upstream.  We will offer a lecture and documentary screening, and if time permits, learn about (and make) typical handicrafts of the area. In the afternoon, we explore one of the largest river islands of the Napo River.
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DAY 4 - SATURDAY: PARROTS’ CLAY LICK OR WATER MUSEUM AND LIMONCOCHA BIOLOGICAL RESERVE

Breakfast on board. We 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, parakeets and amazons every day. If weather permits, we will have a chance to marvel at this astonishing natural phenomenon. We will also visit a small community arts and crafts shop, an excellent place to find souvenirs to take back.

In the afternoon, we visit Limoncocha Biological Reserve, a fascinating protected area where more than 478 bird species and several monkey species have been recorded. This activity will extend into the evening, when we will have a chance to spot black caiman with the help of our flashlights. Return to the M/V Anakonda for dinner. 
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DAY 5 – FRIDAY: RETURNING HOME

In the morning, disembark the M/V Anakonda and transfer by motorized canoe to Coca (1-hour ride); flight to Quito.
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END OF THE SERVICES



Rates

PRICE PER PERSON 2016

ANAKONDA Standar
Double
Cabin

Deluxe
Double
Cabin

8 DAYS $3,951 $4,938
5 DAYS $2,469 $3,087
4 DAYS $1,976 $2,469

 


* AIRFARE QUITO - COCA - QUITO: US$ 205.00 
 

* COMMUNITY FEE US$ 50.00  (5 - 4 DAYS)
  (Fee subject to change without previous notice)

* COMMUNITY FEE US$ 60.00   (8 DAYS)
  (Fee subject to change without previous notice)

  Single Supplement under request

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