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Exploring The Amazon – 4 Days

Exploring The Amazon – 4 Days

From USD $2,568

Description

This is a journey that takes us into the endless heart of biodiversity, which extends its fabulous prism of life throughout the Amazon Basin.

The very nature of this jungle realm teaches us that the best way to explore it is through a unique means of transportation: 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. We will discover the Yasuní (the largest of Ecuador’s continental National Parks), a wild and untamed realm in the heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest. We will climb observation towers to enjoy unique perspectives of the forest and explore black water rivers escorted by otters and turtles. We will hike trails learning about the wonderful flora that makes up the eternal green of Ecuadorian Amazonia.

Please Note: Air Ticket Quito – Coca – Quito is not included in your voyage rate.

Trip Name
Exploring The Amazon - 4 Days
Days
4
Overview
Vessel Type: River Cruise Length: 45m Passenger Capacity: 40 Built: 2013 The Anakonda Amazon was built to make the experience of the Amazon the most comprehensive and unique adventure possible! 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, making the Anakonda Amazon River Cruise a savory, unforgettably exciting treat! Launch Boats : Three fiberglass ecologic canoes equipped with four-stroke low emission engines; constant radio communications with the main vessel. Each canoe has a capacity of 30 passengers. • Crew : 20, including a purser, paramedic, 4 English-speaking naturalist guides, 4 native guides, Captain, concierge and crew members. • Accommodation : Up to 40 passengers with private facilities Suites : 18 Suites: 4 Deluxe Suites with balconies 14 Standard Suites (4 interconnected) - All outside-facing with large panoramic windows - All in-suite sitting areas - All with air conditioning system • Suites Features : Full sized beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed, bathroom with shower, toilet, sink, cabinet, hairdryer and a basket of toiletries Hot water available 24-hours • Social Areas : Bar-Lounge / Conference room Indoor Dining Room Outside Lounge with “al fresco” dining facilities Spacious sundeck with two outdoor Jacuzzis and lazy chairs Boutique.

Itinerary



Day 1 - DAY 1 SUNDAY: QUITO – COCA – NAPO RIVER
Our adventure begins in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. After a 30-minute flight from Quito to the Amazonian city of Coca, we will transfer to the dock and board our motorized canoe for a 90-minute journey down the river, taking in the Amazon, until we reach the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and receive our welcome aboard. On the Anakonda, we will be joined by expert local naturalist guides, who will provide us with a brief, informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon; afterwards, guests will have the opportunity to explore our cruise ship and admire the rainforest landscape as we glide down the Napo River. After dinner, we will take a nighttime forest walk to observe the rainforest's nocturnal activity and vividly experience its biodiversity first-hand.
Day 2 - DAY 2 MONDAY: PAÑACOCHA BIOLOGICAL CORRIDOR
We will travel downstream to the Pañayacu River delta, where we will take a canoe trip to Pañacocha Lake (“Piranha Lake” in the native Kichwa), an ecosystem flooded by black-waters. The surrounding protected rainforest is home to primates and birds, and is the perfect habitat for piranhas, paiches (one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world), the white caiman, and hundreds of other aquatic animals. We will participate in nature walks led by local naturalist guides, and relax at a nearby campsite, where we will enjoy an Amazon-style BBQ. After lunch, we will do some kayaking and swimming activities. Back on board the Anakonda, our guests will have the opportunity to attend a lecture and watch an educational documentary about the region.
Day 3 - DAY 3 TUESDAY: PARROT CLAY LICKS – AMAZONIAN COMMUNITIES & OBSERVATION TOWER
In the morning we will 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. Later in the afternoon, we will visit a Kichwa Cultural Center, where we will learn about Amazon communities and their ancestral culture, traditions, and cuisine. Members of the local community will teach us about indigenous lifestyles along the Napo River, and we will have the opportunity to support the community by purchasing handicrafts, local products, and souvenirs. Before sunset, we will visit an observation tower in the rainforest canopy, which offers an astonishing 360-degree view of the Amazon basin. Bird-lovers will especially enjoy this outing.
Day 4 - DAY 4 WEDNESDAY: RETURN
This is where our adventure ends! Enjoy the final part of our return journey, then disembark the Anakonda Amazon Cruise to take the motorized canoe 90 minutes back to Coca.
Day 5 - Please Note:
The detailed itinerary above is a standard model of our operation. We intend to offer everything as planned, but it is important to note depending on technical or operational difficulties beyond our control, the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruise reserves the right to modify the itinerary without notice.

Trip Dates

StartEndPrice FromRoom Type
18-04-202121-04-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
18-04-202121-04-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
25-04-202128-04-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
25-04-202128-04-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
02-05-202105-05-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
02-05-202105-05-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
09-05-202112-05-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
09-05-202112-05-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
16-05-202119-05-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
16-05-202119-05-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
23-05-202126-05-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
23-05-202126-05-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
30-05-202102-06-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
30-05-202102-06-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
06-06-202109-06-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
06-06-202109-06-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
13-06-202116-06-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
13-06-202116-06-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
20-06-202123-06-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
20-06-202123-06-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
27-06-202130-06-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
27-06-202130-06-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
04-07-202107-07-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
04-07-202107-07-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
11-07-202114-07-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
11-07-202114-07-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
18-07-202121-07-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
18-07-202121-07-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
25-07-202128-07-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
25-07-202128-07-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
01-08-202104-08-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
01-08-202104-08-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
08-08-202111-08-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
08-08-202111-08-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
15-08-202118-08-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
15-08-202118-08-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
22-08-202125-08-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
22-08-202125-08-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
29-08-202101-09-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
29-08-202101-09-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
05-09-202108-09-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
05-09-202108-09-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
12-09-202115-09-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
12-09-202115-09-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
19-09-202122-09-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
19-09-202122-09-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
26-09-202129-09-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
26-09-202129-09-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
03-10-202106-10-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
03-10-202106-10-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
10-10-202113-10-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
10-10-202113-10-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
17-10-202120-10-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
17-10-202120-10-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
24-10-202127-10-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
24-10-202127-10-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
31-10-202103-11-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
31-10-202103-11-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
07-11-202110-11-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
07-11-202110-11-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
14-11-202117-11-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
14-11-202117-11-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
21-11-202124-11-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
21-11-202124-11-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
28-11-202101-12-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
28-11-202101-12-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
05-12-202108-12-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
05-12-202108-12-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
12-12-202115-12-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
12-12-202115-12-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
19-12-202122-12-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
19-12-202122-12-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite
26-12-202129-12-2021USD $2,568Standard Suite
26-12-202129-12-2021USD $3,209Deluxe Suite

Inclusions

    • Bird And Nature Observation: the regal Harpy Eagle, the gaudy Blue-and-Yellow Macaw, spectacular tanagers and soaring hawks, secretive herons and mythical-looking Hoatzins, the Amazon is certainly one of the most sought after birding destinations. But it is also a great place to encounter reptiles, amphibians and mammals, including record numbers of monkeys, tapirs, freshwater dolphins, Giant otters and many other unthinkable, unbelievably inspiring, creatures.
    • Cross-Cultural Encounters: visit fascinating communities that live amidst towering trees, lush tangles and camouflaged black water streams, where many astounding discoveries await, and where true cross-cultural experiences will surely change your view of the world we live in.
    • Jungle Trekking: disembark at stream banks and take exploratory walks amidst secret Amazon jungle trails, discovering the differences between the distinct types of forests.
    • Kayaking: engage in a one-on-one experience with Amazonian tributaries, paddling at your leisure, guiding yourself around.
    • Natural Medicine: visit communities that use and understand different medicinal practices based on the interminably diverse vegetation of the Amazon.
    • River And Lake Exploration: feel like Conrad, whose novel “The Heart of Darkness”, set in the Belgian Congo, is one of the most poignant examples of river exploration in a tropical rainforest, while discovering the extreme nature and wildlife conditions of the Amazon’s tributaries.
    • Stargazing: amazonian nights are surely magical, with the ever-present nostalgic moon caressing the voluptuous forests and sleeping rivers. The Anakonda’s ample deck will certainly become your Amazon cruise adventure’s favorite hangout from which to experience the magic and mythology that emanate from deep within the bowels of the jungle.

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