M/V MANATEE AMAZON CRUISE

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY:

Detailed information on activities and visits to each site during the cruise and applicable cruise rates

PRE-CRUISE TOURS:

A sample of tours offered in Quito and surroundings to be offered in combination with this Amazonia Cruise Program. Or we can tailor a tour to adjust to your clients’ interests.

M/V MANATEE EIGHT DAYS
SEVEN NIGHTS CRUISES – MONDAY TO MONDAY
2021 GROSS RATES PER PERSON
TYPE OF ACCOMMODATIONS STANDARD SUITE DELUXE SUITE
DOUBLE $4,138 $ 5,170
TRIPLE $3,516 $ 4,393
SINGLE $6,211 $7,716
CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OLD $ 2,070 $2,585
M/V MANATEE EIGHT DAYS
SEVEN NIGHTS CRUISES – MONDAY TO MONDAY
2022 GROSS RATES PER PERSON (Same Rates as 2021)
TYPE OF ACCOMMODATIONS STANDARD SUITE DELUXE SUITE
DOUBLE $4,138 $ 5,170
TRIPLE $3,516 $ 4,393
SINGLE $6,211 $7,716
CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OLD $ 2,070 $2,585

OPTIONAL EXCURSION
CAMPING (MINIMUM 2 GUESTS) GROSS RATE: $ 250 PER PERSON

ACTIVITIES

Birdwatching, Indigenous Community Immersion, Rainforest Walks – Day and Night, Briefings and Lectures given by Expert Naturalist Guides, Swimming, Kayaking, Canoe Excursions, Observation Canopy Tower, Stargazing, Cooking Lessons – Traditional Dishes, Handicraft demonstration, Traditional Amazonian delicacies

SAMPLE ITINERARY:

Day 1: Monday: Quito – Coca – Napo River (L/D)
Day 2: Tuesday: The Heart Of Yasuni National Park (Home Of The Legendary Pink River Dolphin & Secoya Community (B/L/D)
Day 3: Wednesday: Kichwa Family & Life on Board (B/L/D)
Day 4: Thursday: Observation Canopy Tower & : Forest Adventure (B/L/D)
Day 5: Friday: Indillama & Napo River – The Norther Side Of Yasuní National Park (B/L/D)
Day 6: Saturday: Pañacocha Biological Corridor (B/L/D)
Day 7: Sunday: Parrot Clay Licks & Amazonian Communities (B/L/D)
Day 8: Monday: Return: Napo River – Coca – Quito (B)

AMAZON CRUISE RATES INCLUDE:

  • Onboard accommodations.
  • All meals on board.
  • Scheduled excursions according to the itinerary.
  • Certified naturalist local guides.
  • Coffee station (unlimited supply of water, coffee, and tea).
  • Exclusive access to our VIP Lounge in Coca city (before and after the cruise).
  • Transfers to / from the vessel when arriving on our recommended flights.
    Private & personalized assistance for Quito – Coca – Quito flights at both airports when arriving on our recommended flights.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Air ticket Quito – Coca – Quito, USD 250.00 net per person and subject to change.
  • Community fees. USD 70.00 net per guest for 4 & 5-day cruises, USD 80.00 net per guest for 8-day cruise.
  • Transfers to and from Quito’s airport.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Gratuities to guides and crew
  • Wi-Fi Internet.

PRE & POST AMAZON CRUISE TOURS IN QUITO

GTAT-171 -M/V MANATEE AMAZON CRUISE
EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS ITINERARY
MONDAY – MONDAY

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Monday- Quito / Coca / Napo River

A short 30-minute flight from Quito 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 MANATEE AMAZON CRUISE. Throughout the journey we have a chance to admire the rainforest landscape and banks of the great Napo River.

Once we have settled into the M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer, we will be joined by expert local naturalist guides who will provide us with a brief and informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon, after which guests will have their first opportunity to discover the exciting features of our cruise ship: spacious social areas, comfortable suites, and the observation deck that allows us to admire the changing rainforest landscape as we glide down the Napo River. After dinner, we will plunge straight into the Amazon by going for a nighttime forest walk to observe the forest’s nocturnal activity and experience the thrill of the vivid noises and aromas that come from so much biodiversity
Meals: Lunch, dinner

DAY 2: The heart of Yasuni national park (home of the legendary pink river dolphin) & Secoya community

After a delicious breakfast, we will go on a motorized canoe to spend some time exploring one of the large islands where we could see eagles, oropendolas, woodpeckers, and many other birds.

We will then board the Manatee Amazon Explorer for lunch and enjoy of the onboard experiences such us a spectacular ever-changing scenery view from the Amazon hut tub, a delicious cocktail at the bar and lounge, or admire the breathtaking landscapes from the observation deck. Later in the afternoon, we will visit Yasuní National Park, a pristine and relatively undisturbed region of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Our guests will be pleased to learn that this is the home of the legendary pink river dolphin! In this area, we can also find anacondas, river turtles and various primate species, as well as the colorful hoatzin, a unique bird that is known locally as the stinky turkey.

Near Yasuní live the Secoyas, a minority community that our guests will have the opportunity to visit and share their traditions and lifestyle.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Later in the afternoon, we will go canoeing in a blackwater lake, home to giant otters and the magnificent, albeit elusive manatee. We will also enjoy a pleasant hike in the Riparian/Gallery Forest, where we have the chance to spot a flock of birds and marvel at the intricate organization of a colony of leaf-cutter ants by the “Giant Fig Tree”, a truly majestic tree that is home to an abundance of wildlife, much like the “Giant Kapok Tree”.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 3: Wednesday – Kichwa family & life on board

We will start the day off by visiting an authentic Kichwa family located on the banks of the Napo River, where we will have the opportunity to learn directly from members of the local community.

We will then board the Manatee Amazon Explorer for some leisure time as we continue our navigation upstream. At this time, our guests will be delighted with our life onboard activities and participate in a cooking lesson with our expert chef who will share recipes and techniques using fresh and organic ingredients to prepare exquisite traditional Ecuadorian food that you can replicate at home. After lunch, guests are also invited to try their hand at making traditional handicrafts and attend an ancestral cultures lecture with one of our local guides. For our more active guests, a kayaking activity is the best choice to explore the surrounding nature. There is an option for everyone!
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

For our adventurous guests, this day, we are pleased to offer a camping program as an alternative manner to explore this enchanting destination (Optional activity for the 5 & 8 day itinerary).

DAY 4: Thursday – Observation canopy tower & forest adventure

Our guests can relax and enjoy the Manatee Amazon Explorer during the morning. After, they will disembark to visit an observation tower in the rainforest canopy, which offers astonishing 360-degree vistas. The perspective at the top of this observation tower is truly glorious, looming above the lush treetops and providing a view of the sheer vastness of the Amazon Basin. This is the perfect photo opportunity! Birdwatchers and bird-lovers alike will especially enjoy this outing.

In the afternoon, we will explore the nearby forest for a walk to discover a myriad of different animals and plant species that can only be found in the Amazon basin. A kayak activity is also available to explore this area.

Back on board the Manatee Amazon Explorer, we will be delighted with an exquisite farewell dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Friday: – Indillama & Napo River – The Northern Side of Yasuní National Park

We will begin the day kayaking along the Indillama River, one of the Napo River’s tributaries, which leads us into Yasuni National Park. Kayaks are smooth and silent, providing the very best opportunity to observe wildlife. Canoes can also be used to travel in search of more wildlife. The choice is yours! In these waters, you will find yourself surrounded by lush greenery.

After an adventure-filled day, you may choose to take advantage of our observation deck where you can relax and experience a magical view under the stars.

Our more energetic guests may choose to unwind with a night walk through the jungle to observe nocturnal creatures.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Saturday – Pañacocha Biological Corridor

We continue to travel downstream to the Pañayacu River delta, where we will take a canoe trip to experience the sights of this fascinating water reserve. Pañacocha Lake is 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, we will participate in nature walks led by our local naturalist guides, and relax at a nearby campsite where we will enjoy a delicious Amazon-style BBQ and refreshing beverages.

After lunch, we will do some kayaking, and the bravest among us will enjoy a nice refreshing swim in the Piranha Lake! We promise it’s not as dangerous as it sounds!

Back on board the M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer, our guests will have the opportunity to attend a lecture given by our concierge and watch an educational documentary about the region.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Sunday – Parrot Clay Licks – Amazonian communities

This 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 every day.

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. Guest will have the opportunity to support the local community by purchasing handicrafts, local products, and souvenirs.

Back on board the Manatee Amazon Explorer, we will be delighted with an exquisite farewell dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 8: Monday – Departure / M/V Manatee / Coca / Quito

In the morning, this is where our adventure ends! Enjoy the last part of our return journey onboard and then disembark the M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer to take the motorized canoe back to Coca (one-and-a-half-hour ride) and flight to Quito.
Meals: Breakfast

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 Manatee Amazon Cruise reserves the right to modify the itinerary without notice.

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GTGE – 24 – QUITO
Ideal for Galapagos
or Amazon Programs
Two Days / One Night – Private Services
Daily
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GTGE – 25 – QUITO
Quito City Tour & Museum
or Equator Line
Three Days / Two Nights – Private Services
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GTGE – 25A – QUITO
Quito City Tour & Museum
or Equator Line
Three Days / Two Nights – Private Services
Daily
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GTGE – 25B – QUITO
Quito City Tour & Museum
or Equator Line
Three Days / Two Nights – Private Services
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GTGE – 25C – QUITO
Quito City Tour & Museum
or Equator Line
Three Days / Two Nights – Private Services
Daily
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GTGE – 26 – QUITO
Quito, Otavalo &
Cuicocha Lagoon
Four Days / Three Nights – Private Services
Daily
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GTLT-30 – QUITO
Flavors, Aromas, Nature & Traditions
Quito, Otavalo & Mindo
Five Days / Four Nights – Private Services
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GTGE – 35 – QUITO & CLOUD FLOREST
Quito & Mindo
Traditions, Culture & Nature
Four Days/ Three Nights – Private
Daily
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GTGE –42 - QUITO, OTAVALO & COTOPAXI
Andean Gastronomy, Traditions and Nature
Six Days / Five Nights – Private Services
Daily
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GTGE – 50 - CULTURAL INTERACTIONS
Quito, Otavalo, Cotopaxi, Riobamba & Cuenca
Seven Days / Six Nights – Private Services
Daily
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GTGE – 54 – ECUADOR ANDES EXPERIENCES
Quito, Cotopaxi, Baños, Riobamba, Alausi,
Devil’s Nose Train, Ingapirca, Cuenca
Eight Days / Seven Nights – Private
Daily
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13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

Miami, Florida 
9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
(800) 666 8687
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(305) 436 0933 
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(305 436 0843

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ENQUIRE NOW

We will be happy to answer your questions or comments.

G T TOURS OFFICES:

Plantation, Florida  
13494 NW 7th Street
Plantation, Florida 33325

Miami, Florida 
9930 SW 142 Street
Miami, Florida 33176

Toll Free USA & Canada:
(800) 666 8687
Local Number: 
(305) 436 0933 
Fax:     
(305 436 0843