Ecuador Amazon Anakonda - Manatee -4D-3N



Named after the infamous serpent found in the Amazon, the Anakonda ship winds itself through the waterways of the Ecuadorian Amazon with grace and ease. Relax on board the modern and highly equipped river expedition vessel on one of their well planned, unforgettable itineraries. Step on board the Anakonda and make yourself at home with thoughtful touches and plenty of communal spaces to relax and unwind in. Enjoy a drink in the refreshing cool water outdoor jacuzzi, read a book on one of the lounge chairs on the alfresco lounge and take in the sights and sounds of one of the most beautiful places on earth. Enjoy authentic Ecuadorian dishes with their irresistible Amazonian ingredients either on the terrace or in the indoor dining room.  All of the 18 suites on board, 4 of which are deluxe are spacious and well designed featuring large comfortable beds and sitting areas with private bathrooms, floor to ceiling windows and air-conditioning for your comfort. The Deluxe Suites also feature Jacuzzi bathtubs and private balconies.  The Anakonda is a fantastic option for exploring the Peruvian Amazon in style and comfort and particularly great for families.


This itinerary departs Friday on the Anakonda.

Manatee Amazon Ecuador

The Manatee is a modern vessel built in 2017 specifically to explore the Amazon Rainforest. WIth first class social areas, spacious suites and excellent cuisine you will be in comfort while cruising through this remote region. The expert naturalists take guests on the motorised canoes to explore the river bank, clay licks, trails and climb the observation tower. Visit local communities and for the more adventurous there is kayaking available as well as an option to camp overnight in the forest (optional activity for 5 and 8 day itineraries). Onboard there is plenty to do with cooking classes, educational lectures and traditional handicraft making.


This itinerary departs Sunday on the Manatee.

Day 1 Quito, Coca, Napo River


Your adventure begins in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. After a 30-minute flight from Quito to the Amazonian city of Coca, you will be transferred to the dock to board the motorized canoe for a 90-minute journey down the river, taking in the Amazon, until you reach the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and receive your welcome aboard. On the Anakonda, you will be joined by expert local naturalist guides, who will provide you with a brief, informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon; afterwards, you will have the opportunity to explore your cruise ship and admire the rain forest landscape as you glide down the Napo River. After dinner, take a nighttime forest walk to observe the rain forest’s nocturnal activity and vividly experience its biodiversity first-hand.

Day 2 Pañacocha Biological Corridor

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Travel downstream to the Pañayacu River delta, where you 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. Participate in nature walks led by local naturalist guides, and relax at a nearby campsite, where you will enjoy an Amazon-style BBQ. After lunch, do some kayaking and swimming activities. Back on board the Anakonda, guests will have the opportunity to attend a lecture and watch an educational documentary about the region.

Day 3 Parrot Clay Licks – Amazonian Communities & Observation Tower

In the morning 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, visit a Kichwa Cultural Center, where you will learn about Amazon communities and their ancestral culture, traditions, and cuisine. Members of the local community will teach you about indigenous lifestyles along the Napo River, and you will have the opportunity to support the community by purchasing handicrafts, local products, and souvenirs. Before sunset, 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 Anakonda cruise concludes


This is where your amazon adventure ends! Enjoy the final part of your return journey, then disembark where you started the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and take the motorized canoe 90 minutes back to Coca.

We will tailor the perfect holiday to suit your needs.