Anakonda Amazon Cruise


Anakonda Amazon Cruise



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4 Days


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USD 2,440.00 per person


Dec 31, 2019
Anakonda Amazon Cruise
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The Anakonda Amazon Cruise takes you into the endless heart of biodiversity through the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin on a 4-, 5- or 8-day small ship cruise. Explore the remote nature of the jungle in full comfort and leisure aboard the 5-star, 40-guest cruise vessel M/V Anakonda, specifically designed to navigate on the Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Explore incredible parrot clay licks, untamed wilds within the Yasuni National Park (the largest national park in Ecuador) and canopy observation towers perched against giant kapok and fig trees. Every day is a perfect balance between relaxation on board and naturalist-led activities in the Amazon such as swimming, kayaking, birdwatching, rainforest trekking, canoeing, visiting Amazonian communities to see handicraft demonstrations and cook traditional dishes, nighttime forest walks and glamping.

Spend 8, 5 or 4 days exploring the Amazon aboard the all-suite M/V Anakonda. Winner of a World Travel Award 2016 as South America’s Leading Boutique Cruise, Anakonda Amazon Cruises are characterized by comfort, exceptional culinary offerings and once-in-a-lifetime journeys involving Amazonian cultural immersion, unique and vibrant wildlife and the unrivaled wonders of its many ecosystems. In this rich and diverse environment, observe enchanting animals such as the pink river dolphin, giant otters and turtles, as well as hundreds of native birds and primates while navigating along the region’s freshwater rivers, both whitewater and blackwater. Relax in the Anakonda's bar and lounge, spa with a view or outdoor hot tub on the vessel's top deck during this Amazon journey that is both relaxing and exhilarating.


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Rates vary by season and cabin starting at $2440 per person. Please see website for full details on rates.


Day 1: Embark Coca & Napo River
Napo River, Ecuador
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Your adventure begins in the city of Quito, capital of Ecuador. After taking a short 30-minute flight from Quito to the Amazon city of Coca, located in the Province of San Francisco de Orellana, be transferred to the dock and board a motorized canoe to begin your journey down the river for approximately 1.5 hours. Take in your first sights and sounds of the Amazon.

Settle into the M/V Anakonda before joining expert local naturalist guides for a brief and informative introduction on safety and the Ecuadorian Amazon. Discover the exciting features of your cruise ship: spacious social areas, comfortable suites and the observation deck that allows you to admire the changing rainforest landscape as the ship glide down the Napo River. After dinner, plunge straight into adventure by going for a nighttime forest walk to observe the Amazon forest’s nocturnal activity. Experience the thrill of such vivid noises and aromas that come from so much biodiversity.


MEALS: lunch and dinner

Day 2: Visiting The Pañacocha Biological Corridor
Piranha River, Ecuador
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Travel downstream to the Pañayacu River delta, where you will take a canoe trip to the fascinating water reserve of Pañacocha Lake, an ecosystem flooded by blackwaters. Pañacocha means “Piranha Lake” in the native Quechua language. The surrounding protected rainforest is home to 9 species of primates, 500 species of birds and more than 100 fish species. This is the perfect habitat for piranhas, the water monkey fish (Arawana) and the white caiman. In this little piece of paradise, participate in nature walks led by local naturalist guides and relax at a nearby campsite where you will enjoy a delicious Amazon-style BBQ and refreshing beverages. After lunch, enjoy some kayaking, and the bravest may enjoy a refreshing swim in Piranha Lake (not as dangerous as it sounds)! Back on board, attend a lecture given by your concierge and watch an educational documentary about the region.


MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Parrot Clay Licks, Amazonian Communities & Observation Tower
Amazon, Ecuador
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This 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 every day. Later, visit a Quechua Cultural Center to learn about Amazon communities and their ancestral culture, traditions and cuisine. Members of the local community teach about indigenous lifestyles along the Napo River and you will have the opportunity to support the local 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—a perfect photo opportunity! Birdwatchers and bird-lovers alike will especially enjoy this outing.


MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Disembark Coca
Coca, Ecuador
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Enjoy breakfast on the final morning on board your Anakonda Amazon cruise. Return to the city of Coca for morning flight back to Quito. The canoe ride upstream from the Anakonda takes around one hour.


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  • Transportation from the Coca airport to the Anakonda when arriving on recommended flights
  • Accommodation, all meals on board, unlimited supply of water, coffee and tea
  • Scheduled visits according to the itinerary with a certified naturalist guide


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Alternative Itinerary: 8-day, 4- or 5-day cruise options are available. Please click on the link to our website for further details.

Itinerary Notes: Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain's discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

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