M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruise
This is a journey that takes you into the endless heart of biodiversity in the Amazon Basin. You'll soon see why the best way to explore the Amazon is by navigating down the river on a fabulous, state-of-the-art vessel set to explore this truly unique environment.
The inspiring adventure will provide many unexpected, astonishing encounters. You will discover the Yasuni (the largest of Ecuador's continental National Parks), a wild and untamed realm in the heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest. You will climb observation towers to enjoy unique perspectives of the forest and explore black water rivers containing otters and turtles. Finally, you will hike trails learning about the wonderful flora that makes up the eternal green of Ecuadorian Amazonia.
Book your journey today aboard the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruise which was awarded South America's Leading Boutique Cruise in the 2016 World Travel Awards.
We also offer a 3 and 7 day itinerary. Please enquire for more information.
Day 1: Quito > Coca > Napo River Depart from Quito. A short 30-minute flight takes 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 for about 1 hour, to board the M/V Anakonda. Throughout the journey you have a chance to admire the rainforest landscape and banks of the great Napo River.
Immediately after boarding the M/V Anakonda, continue navigating downstream. Passengers will have their first opportunity 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 organized after sunset; it gives us the opportunity to discover the forest's nocturnal activity and listen to the incessant sounds of nature.
Day 2: Border with Peru (The Heart of Yasuni) After a delicious breakfast, disembark on land for our first daylight tropical rainforest experience, where you 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.
Day 3: Meeting the community > activities on board > Island exploration Enjoy breakfast on board. Then visit a school located on the banks of the Napo River, where you will have the opportunity to interact with children of the area and learn about the educational system of a remote jungle community in Ecuador. Return to the M/V Anakonda for lunch and a moment to relax while we navigate upstream. You have the opportunity to listen to a lecture and documentary screening, and if time permits, learn about (and make) typical handicrafts of the area. In the afternoon, explore one of the largest river islands of the Napo River.
Day 4: Observation Tower > Limoncocha Biological Reserve After breakfast, visit an observation tower 100-feet high, built against a giant kapok tree. From the top of the tower, you will enjoy a unique perspective of the forest, looming over the treetops and see the greatness of the Amazon Basin. 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, where you will have a chance to spot black caiman with the help of our flashlights. Return to the M/V Anakonda for dinner.
Day 5: Coca > Quito In the morning, disembark the M/V Anakonda and transfer by motorized canoe to Coca (1-hour ride); flight to Quito.
NOTE: The detailed itinerary above is a standard model of our operation. The operators intend to offer everything as planned, but it is important to note depending on technical or operational difficulties beyond their control, the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruise reserves the right to modify the itinerary without notice.
• Transport to and from Coca airport and M/V Anakonda • Air Ticket Quito > Coca > Quito • 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.
Pricing (per person) $AUD
Booking conditions Please enquire for pricing for children under 12.
Please enquire for pricing for children under 12.
Not included • Transport to and from Quito airport
• Admission to communities and parks ($50 per person - subject to change)
• Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
• Personal expenses
• Other services not specified in the program
• Transport to and from Quito airport • Admission to communities and parks ($50 per person - subject to change) • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages • Tips • Wi-Fi • Personal expenses • Other services not specified in the program