AMAZON LODGES & CRUISE TOURS

GTLS-161 – LA SELVA ECO-LODGE & SPA
Four Day / Three Night Program
Daily Departures from Quito

HIGHLIGHTS

A snapshot of the Amazon region and sites to be visited and activities

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY:

Detailed information on day by day visits and activities and rates

PRE-LA SELVA TOURS:

A sample of tours offered in Quito and surroundings to be offered in combination with the La Selva Eco Lodge & Spa programs. As an alternative we can tailor additional Pre and Post tours to adjust to your clients’ interests

GTLS-161 – LA SELVA ECO-LODGE & SPA
Four Day / Three Night Program
Daily Departures from Quito

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Quito / Coca / La Selva Eco Lodge

At the Quito International Airport you will be met by one of our La Selva representatives in the National departure area. Here they will assist you with the check-in process and give you a short briefing about the journey. After a 30 minute commercial flight to Puerto Francisco de Orellana “El Coca”, our representative will transfer you by private transportation to the city’s main dock at the Napo River. The next two hours will be on a motorized canoe heading down river on what will be the beginning of an unforgettable experience in the tropical rainforest, the Amazon.
At the end of the motorized canoe ride, La Selva Lodge staff will be waiting to greet you with a refreshing juice, snacks and a short briefing with general information about your stay at the Lodge.

4:30 PM – Introduction to the Rainforest
5:00 PM – Matapalo Trail
7:00 PM – Snacks
7:30 PM – Dinner

DAY 2: La Selva Eco-Lodge – Full Day of Activities

6:00 AM – Wake Up Call
6:30 AM – Breakfast
7:00 AM – Observation Tower/Tucaneta or Mandi Forest
1:00 PM – Lunch
4:30 PM – Charapa Trail
6:40 PM – Night Canoe Ride
7:30 PM – Dinner

DAY 3: La Selva Eco-Lodge – Full Day of Activities

6:00 AM – Wake Up Call
6:30 AM – Breakfast
7:00 AM – Parrot Clay Lick and Mandi Wasi
1:00 PM – Lunch
4:30 PM – Garzacocha Lagoon and Ceiba Trail
6:30 PM – Nocturnal Walk
7:15 PM – Departure Briefing
7:30 PM – Dinner

DAY 4: La Selva Lodge / Coca / Quito – Departure Day

6:00 AM – Wake Up Call
6:30 AM – Breakfast
7:00 AM – Departure for Coca

In accordance to your briefing the night before, you will have an early wake up call, breakfast and departure from the lodge. The lodge staff will assist you with your checked luggage and the motorized canoe ride will head upstream back to Coca, where our representatives will take you to the airport to help you with your checked luggage and boarding passes.

During your free time in between activities you can use our kayaks, swim in the lagoon, have a massage or just relax in your room!

GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED VALID FOR 2019

Rates valid January 1 through December 31/19
Five Day/Four Nights
Double $ 1,590
Single $ 2,067
Child (*) $ 795

(*) Rate applicable to children under 12 years of age

TOUR PROGRAM INCLUDES:

Assistance at the airports in Quito & Coca
Transfers in Coca from airport to canoe
Canoe transport from Coca to La Selva Lodge
Overnight accommodations based on double occupancy and all meals during the stay
Daily guided tours with English speaking Naturalist and Native guides
Rain poncho and rubber boots: (Boot size 4 – 12 US)

NOT INCLUDED:

Air Fare Quito/Coca/Quito
All expenses of personal nature including purchases of souvenirs
Gratuities and tips to guides and lodge staff

GTLS-161 – LA SELVA ECO-LODGE & SPA
Four Day / Three Night Program
Daily Departures from Quito

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Quito / Coca / La Selva Eco Lodge

At the Quito International Airport you will be met by one of our La Selva representatives in the National departure area. Here they will assist you with the check-in process and give you a short briefing about the journey. After a 30 minute commercial flight to Puerto Francisco de Orellana “El Coca”, our representative will transfer you by private transportation to the city’s main dock at the Napo River. The next two hours will be on a motorized canoe heading down river on what will be the beginning of an unforgettable experience in the tropical rainforest, the Amazon.

At the end of the motorized canoe ride, you will be dropped off at La Selva’s main dock and your first close encounter with the rainforest begins and the final leg of the trip to the lodge will be completed in a paddle canoe. The only thing you must take care of during this part of the trip is your carry-on and camera equipment, all other luggage will be transported by La Selva staff. The manager will be waiting to greet you with a refreshing juice, snacks and a short briefing with general information about your stay at La Selva Lodge.

4:30 PM – Introduction to the Rainforest
One of the Naturalist Guides will give you basic information about the tropical rainforest, the Amazon, and how La Selva Lodge operates. The idea is to begin your activities with background knowledge of the amazing place you have just arrived to.
5:00 PM – Matapalo Trail
This trail was given the Spanish name of the famous Strangler fig (Ficus sp), one of many remarkable trees that you can find on this short walk. Mahogany trees over 400 years old can be seen and your guides will share their knowledge of the flora and fauna. Due to the time of day there is great natural light and the diurnal and nocturnal animals are beginning their daily transitional activities.
7:00 PM – Snacks
At the bar you can find snacks and order cocktails from the bartender. Or, feel free to help yourself to limitless tea and coffee.
7:30 PM – Dinner
Dinner will be served at this time. Find your seat and get comfortable while our waiters serve you each course.

DAY 2: La Selva Eco-Lodge – Full Day of Activities

6:00 AM – Wake Up Call
6:30 AM – Breakfast
7:00 AM – Observation Tower/Tucaneta or Mandi Forest
After a 20 minute walk the observation tower comes into sight. This amazing construction will allow you to climb 120 ft above the forest. Your Naturalist and Native guides will help you spot the colorful birds of the Amazon, maybe even certain primates. On the way back from the tower there is the option of taking the Tucaneta Trail where your Native Guide can show you some of the medicinal plants still in use today and your Naturalist Guide will provide you with interesting info on the ecology and natural history of the Amazon.

There is also the option of visiting the beautiful lagoon of Mandi Cocha. A hike of about 1 hour takes you to the lagoon where an Igapo Forest is present, meaning that the forest is temporarily flooded by black water. Different species of birds and even giant otters can be seen here.
1:00 PM – Lunch
4:30 PM – Charapa Trail
This trail goes on for about an hour beginning at the lodge and ending by the edge of the lagoon. It is a great loop where different mammals, monkeys and birds can been seen that come closer to the lagoon at this time looking for food. It is also perfect for witnessing an Amazonian sunset from the water in the canoe.
6:40 PM – Night Canoe Ride
With the help of a spot light your guides will take you around the lagoon via canoe looking for nighttime wildlife. This is also a great opportunity for star gazing!
7:30 PM – Dinner

DAY 3: La Selva Eco-Lodge – Full Day of Activities

6:00 AM – Wake Up Call
6:30 AM – Breakfast
7:00 AM – Parrot Clay Lick and Mandi Wasi
Today you will make your way back to the Napo River and take a motorized canoe ride to the clay licks, one of the most fascinating displays of the wild world. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets gather here to eat the mineral rich soil, an important part of their diet. Binoculars are essential to really capture the moment.

After the clay licks we will take you to experience our Cultural Activity. An Amazonian Kichua woman will welcome you at their community center to share their life of the Kichua’s in the Amazon. This is special because it is part of the Amazon you do not find on the maps and provides the special and unique opportunity to really get to learn more about the people of the Amazon.
1:00 PM – Lunch
4:30 PM- Garzacocha Lagoon and Ceiba Trail
This is one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Here there are many chances to see monkeys and birds and sometimes families of squirrel monkeys join capuchin monkeys looking for food. The tremendous calls of the Howler monkeys can be heard in the afternoon and the smallest monkey in the world, the Pigmy Marmoset can be seen here too. Plenty of birds like the Hoatzin, toucans or macaws can also be seen flying overhead.
6:30 PM- Nocturnal Walk
On a night walk we give you the chance to enjoy the creatures and sounds of the Amazon Jungle at night. Sometimes we can see amazing things during this activity. Make sure you bring a flashlight for this fantastic experience.
7:15 PM – Departure Briefing
Our manager will provide you all the necessary information about your departure procedure for the next morning.
7:30 PM – Dinner

DAY 4: La Selva Lodge / Coca / Quito – Departure Day

6:00 AM – Wake Up Call
6:30 AM – Breakfast
7:00 AM – Departure for Coca
In accordance to your briefing the night before, you will have an early wake up call, breakfast and departure from the lodge. The lodge staff will assist you with your checked luggage and the motorized canoe ride will head upstream back to Coca, where our representatives will take you to the airport to help you with your checked luggage and boarding passes.

During your free time in between activities you can use our kayaks, swim in the lagoon, have a massage or just relax in your room!

Remember that all excursions and times on this sample itinerary are subject to change and largely depend on weather, season, group limitations, group interests, and guide decisions based on passenger safety and organized operations.

GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED VALID FOR 2019

Rates valid January 1 through December 31/19
Five Day/Four Nights
Double $ 1,590
Single $ 2,067
Child (*) $ 795

(*) Rate applicable to children under 12 years of age

TOUR PROGRAM INCLUDES:

Assistance at the airports in Quito & Coca
Transfers in Coca from airport to canoe
Canoe transport from Coca to La Selva Lodge
Overnight accommodations based on double occupancy and all meals during the stay
Daily guided tours with English speaking Naturalist and Native guides
Rain poncho and rubber boots: (Boot size 4 – 12 US)

NOT INCLUDED:

Air Fare Quito/Coca/Quito
All expenses of personal nature including purchases of souvenirs
Gratuities and tips to guides and lodge staff

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GTLS-163 – LA SELVA ECO-LODGE & SPA
Five Day / Four Nights Program
Daily Departures from Quito

HIGHLIGHTS

A snapshot of the Amazon region and sites to be visited and activities

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY:

Detailed information on day by day visits and activities and rates

PRE-LA SELVA TOURS:

A sample of tours offered in Quito and surroundings to be offered in combination with the La Selva Eco Lodge & Spa programs. As an alternative we can tailor additional Pre and Post tours to adjust to your clients’ interests

GTLS-163 – LA SELVA ECO-LODGE & SPA
Five Day / Four Nights Program
Daily Departures from Quito

ITINERARY

DAY 1: Quito / Coca / La Selva Eco Lodge

At the Quito International Airport you will be met by one of our La Selva Lodge representatives in the National departure area. Here they will assist you with the check-in process and give you a short briefing about the journey. After a 30 minute commercial flight to Puerto Francisco de Orellana “El Coca”, our representative will transfer you by private transportation to the city’s main dock at the Napo River. The next two hours will be on a motorized canoe heading down river on what will be the beginning of an unforgettable experience in the tropical rainforest, the Amazon.
At the end of the motorized canoe ride La Selva staff will be waiting to greet you with a refreshing juice, snacks and a short briefing with general information about your stay at La Selva.

4:30 PM – Introduction To The Rainforest
One of the Naturalist Guides will give you basic info about the tropical rainforest, the Amazon, and how La Selva operates. The idea is to begin your activities with background knowledge of the amazing place you have just arrived to.
5:00 PM – Matapalo Trail
7:00 PM – Snacks & cocktails
7:30 PM – Dinner

DAY 2: La Selva Eco-lodge – Full Day of Activities

6:00 AM – Wake Up Call
6:30 AM – Breakfast
7:00 AM – Observation Tower & Tucaneta Trail
After a 20 minute walk the observation tower comes into sight. This amazing construction will allow you to climb 120 ft above the forest. Your Naturalist and Native guides will help you spot the colorful birds of the Amazon, maybe even certain primates.
1:00 PM – Lunch
4:30 PM – Charapa Trail
This trail goes on for about an hour beginning at the lodge and ending by the edge of the lagoon.
6:40 PM – Night Canoe Ride
With the help of a spot light your guides will take you around the lagoon via canoe looking for nighttime wildlife. This is also a great opportunity for star gazing!
7:30 PM – Dinner

DAY 3: La Selva Eco-Lodge – Full Day of Activities

6:00 AM – Wake Up Call
6:30 AM – Breakfast

7:00 AM – Parrot Clay Lick and Mandi Wasi
Today you will make your way back to the Napo River and take a motorized canoe ride to the clay licks, one of the most fascinating displays of the wild world. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets gather here to eat the mineral rich soil. After the clay licks we will take you to experience our Cultural Activity.
1:00 PM – Lunch
4:30 PM – Coto Trail
This is a fantastic walk that takes off from the lodge to the edge of the Garzacocha Lagoon.
Groups of black-mantled tamarin monkeys can be spotted on this walk and some of our groups have even seen tapirs too.
7:30 PM – Dinner

DAY 4: La Selva Eco-Lodge – Full Day of Activities

6:00 AM – Wake Up Call
6:30 AM – Breakfast
7:00 AM – Mandi Forest Adventure
Not all lodges can offer an exotic trip into deep wilderness like where you are headed on this adventure. We will walk through an amazing primary forest for around 3 to 4 hours beginning at our main dock back at the Napo River.
12:30 PM – Lunch
4:30 PM – Garzacocha Lagoon and Ceiba Trail
This lagoon is one of the most beautiful in all the Ecuadorian Amazon. During this trip is when we have higher chances of spotting different species of monkeys and birds.
6:30 PM- Nocturnal Walk
On a night walk we give you the chance to enjoy the creatures and sounds of the Amazon Jungle at night. Sometimes we can see amazing things during this activity. Make sure that you bring a flashlight for this fantastic experience.
7:15 PM – Departure Briefing
Our manager will provide you all the necessary information about your departure procedure for the next morning.

7:30 PM – Dinner

DAY 5: La Selva Eco-Lodge / Coca – Departure Day

6:00 AM – Wake Up Call
6:30 AM – Breakfast
7:00 AM – Departure for Coca and Quito
In accordance to your briefing the night before, you will have an early wake up call, breakfast and departure from the lodge. The lodge staff will assist you with your checked luggage and the motorized canoe ride will head upstream back to Coca, where our representatives will take you to the airport to help you with your checked luggage and boarding passes.

During your free time in between activities you can use our kayaks, swim in the lagoon, have a massage or just relax in your room and have a nap!

Remember that all excursions and times on this sample itinerary are subject to change and largely depend on weather, season, group limitations, group interests, and guide decisions based on passenger safety and organized operations.

GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED VALID FOR 2019

Rates valid January 1 through December 31/19
Five Day/Four Nights
Double $ 1,590
Single $ 2,067
Child (*) $ 795

(*) Rate applicable to children under 12 years of age

TOUR PROGRAM INCLUDES:

Assistance at the airports in Quito & Coca
Transfers in Coca from the airport to canoe
Canoe transport from Coca to La Selva Lodge
Overnight accommodations based on double occupancy and all meals during the stay
Daily guided tours with English speaking Naturalist and Native guides
Rain poncho and rubber boots: (Boot size 4 – 12 US)

NOT INCLUDED:

Air Fare Quito/Coca/Quito
All expenses of personal nature including purchases of souvenirs
Gratuities and tips to guides and lodge staff

GTLS-163 – LA SELVA ECO-LODGE & SPA
Five Day / Four Nights Program
Daily Departures from Quito

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Quito / Coca / La Selva Eco-lodge

At the Quito International Airport you will be met by one of our La Selva representatives in the National departure area. Here they will assist you with the check-in process and give you a short briefing about the journey. After a 30 minute commercial flight to Puerto Francisco de Orellana “El Coca”, our representative will transfer you by private transportation to the city’s main dock at the Napo River.

The next two hours will be on a motorized canoe heading down river on what will be the beginning of an unforgettable experience in the tropical rainforest, the Amazon.
At the end of the motorized canoe ride, you will be dropped off at La Selva’s main dock and your first close encounter with the rainforest begins and the final leg of the trip to the lodge will be completed in a paddle canoe. The only thing you must take care of during this part of the trip is your carry-on and camera equipment, all other luggage will be transported by La Selva staff.
The manager will be waiting to greet you with a refreshing juice, snacks and a short briefing with general information about your stay at La Selva Lodge.

4:30 PM – Introduction To The Rainforest
One of the Naturalist Guides will give you basic info about the tropical rainforest, the Amazon, and how La Selva operates. The idea is to begin your activities with background knowledge of the amazing place you have just arrived to.
5:00 PM – Matapalo Trail
This trail was given the Spanish name of the famous Strangler fig (Ficus sp), one of many remarkable trees that you can find on this short walk. Mahogany trees over 400 years old can be seen and your guides will share their knowledge of the flora and fauna. Due to the time of day there is great natural light and the diurnal and nocturnal animals are beginning their daily transitional activities.
7:00 PM – Snacks
At the bar you can find snacks and order cocktails from the bartender. Or, feel free to help yourself to limitless tea and coffee.
7:30 PM – Dinner
Dinner will be served at this time. Find your seat and get comfortable while our waiters serve you each course.

DAY 2: La Selva Eco-lodge – Full Day of Activities

6:00 AM – Wake Up Call
6:30 AM – Breakfast

7:00 AM – Observation Tower & Tucaneta Trail
After a 20 minute walk the observation tower comes into sight. This amazing construction will allow you to climb 120 ft above the forest. Your Naturalist and Native guides will help you spot the colorful birds of the Amazon, maybe even certain primates.
On the way back from the tower there is the option of taking the Tucaneta Trail where your Native Guide can show you some of the medicinal plants still in use today and your Naturalist Guide will provide you with interesting info on the ecology and natural history of the Amazon.
1:00 PM – Lunch
4:30 PM – Charapa Trail
This trail goes on for about an hour beginning at the lodge and ending by the edge of the lagoon. It is a great loop where different mammals, monkeys and birds can been seen that come closer to the lagoon at this time looking for food. It is also perfect for witnessing an Amazonian sunset from the water in the canoe.
6:40 PM – Night Canoe Ride
With the help of a spot light your guides will take you around the lagoon via canoe looking for nighttime wildlife. This is also a great opportunity for star gazing!
7:30 PM – Dinner

DAY 3: La Selva Eco-Lodge – Full Day of Activities

6:00 AM – Wake Up Call
6:30 AM – Breakfast

7:00 AM – Parrot Clay Lick and Mandi Wasi
Today you will make your way back to the Napo River and take a motorized canoe ride to the clay licks, one of the most fascinating displays of the wild world. Hundreds of parrots and parakeets gather here to eat the mineral rich soil, an important part of their diet. Binoculars are essential to really capture the moment.
After the clay licks we will take you to experience our Cultural Activity. An Amazonian Kichua woman will welcome you at their community center to share their life of the Kichua’s in the Amazon. This is special because it is part of the Amazon you do not find on the maps and provides the special and unique opportunity to really get to learn more about the people of the Amazon.
1:00 PM – Lunch
4:30 PM – Coto Trail
This is a fantastic walk that takes off from the lodge to the edge of the Garzacocha Lagoon. In the afternoon th elight from the sun will come from behind most of the time, making this walk an amazing experience and the perfect opportunity to enjoy the beauty of this amazing forest. Groups of black-mantled tamarin monkeys can be spotted on this walk and some of our groups have even seen tapirs too. Your Naturalist Guide is going to explain about all the different creatures that can be found and our Native Guide is going to explain about all the different creatures that can be found and our Native Guide will show you some of the medical plants that they have been using for thousands of years. A canoe ride back to the lodge makes a great ending for this activity.
7:30 PM – Dinner

DAY 4: La Selva Eco-Lodge – Full Day of Activities

6:00 AM – Wake Up Call
6:30 AM – Breakfast

7:00 AM – Mandi Forest Adventure
Not all lodges can offer an exotic trip into deep wilderness like where you are headed on this adventure. We will walk through an amazing primary forest for around 3 to 4 hours beginning at our main dock back at the Napo River. In this type of ecosystem there are chances to find some of the biggest mammals of the rainforest, like peccaries or wild pigs, deer or tapir.
Eventually we will reach the lagoon of Mandi Cocha. Here we get into a fiberglass canoe and paddle through the amazing Igapo Forest. This is a temporary flooded black water forest. Here we might see different species of birds and some of our guests, who are extra lucky, may encounter the elusive giant otter.
12:30 PM – Lunch
4:30 PM – Garzacocha Lagoon and Ceiba Trail
This lagoon is one of the most beautiful in all the Ecuadorian Amazon. During this trip is when we have higher chances of spotting different species of monkeys and birds. Sometimes huge groups of squirrel monkeys join families of capuchin monkeys to look for food. Howler monkeys also like to spend the late afternoon around the lagoon and you can hear their tremendous calls echoing on the lake. We may even see the famous pimy armoset, which is the smallest monkey in the world. At La Selva we have 7 primate species that can be seen.
More wildlife that can be seen include the Hoatzin, a famous bird with a very strange appearance and adaptations, toucans, macaws, and many other species of birds.
6:30 PM- Nocturnal Walk
On a night walk we give you the chance to enjoy the creatures and sounds of the Amazon Jungle at night. Sometimes we can see amazing things during this activity. Make sure that you bring a flashlight for this fantastic experience.
7:15 PM – Departure Briefing
Our manager will provide you all the necessary information about your departure procedure for the next morning.
7:30 PM – Dinner

DAY 5: La Selva Eco-Lodge / Coca – Departure Day

6:00 AM – Wake Up Call
6:30 AM – Breakfast

7:00 AM – Departure for Coca and Quito
In accordance to your briefing the night before, you will have an early wake up call, breakfast and departure from the lodge. The lodge staff will assist you with your checked luggage and the motorized canoe ride will head upstream back to Coca, where our representatives will take you to the airport to help you with your checked luggage and boarding passes.

During your free time in between activities you can use our kayaks, swim in the lagoon, have a massage or just relax in your room and have a nap!

Remember that all excursions and times on this sample itinerary are subject to change and largely depend on weather, season, group limitations, group interests, and guide decisions based on passenger safety and organized operations.

GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED VALID FOR 2019

Rates valid January 1 through December 31/19
Four Day/Three Nights
Double $ 1,280
Single $ 1,664
Child (*) $ 640

(*) Rate applicable to children under 12 years of age

TOUR PROGRAM INCLUDES:

Assistance at the airports in Quito & Coca
Transfers in Coca from the airport to canoe
Canoe transport from Coca to La Selva Lodge
Overnight accommodations based on double occupancy and all meals during the stay
Daily guided tours with English speaking Naturalist and Native guides
Rain poncho and rubber boots: (Boot size 4 – 12 US)

NOT INCLUDED:

Air Fare Quito/Coca/Quito
All expenses of personal nature including purchases of souvenirs
Gratuities and tips to guides and lodge staff

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY


GTAT-165 -M/V ANAKONA AMAZON CRUISE
FOUR DAYS / THREE NIGHTS ITINERARY
SUNDAY – WEDNESDAY

HIGHLIGHTS

A snapshot of the Amazon areas to be visited and the activities during the 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 o be offered in combination with this Galapagos Hotel Based Program. Or, we can tailor additional Pre and Post tours to adjust to your clients’ interests

GTAT-165 -M/V ANAKONA AMAZON CRUISE
FOUR DAYS / THREE NIGHTS ITINERARY
SUNDAY – WEDNESDAY

HIGHLIGHTS

EXPLORING THE AMAZON

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

ACTIVITIES

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

SAMPLE ITINERARY:

Day 1: Sunday: Quito – Coca – Napo River (L/D)
Day 2: Monday: Pañacocha Biological Corridor (B/L/D)
Day 3: Tuesday: Parrot Clay Licks – Amazonian Communities & Observation Tower (B/L/D)
Day 4: Return Napo River – Coca – Quito (B)

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION CRUISE LENGHT
Standard Suite WED-SUN SUN-SUN WED-WED
32 Guests 5D-4N 8D-7N 8D-7N
Double $ 3,048 $ 4,878 $ 4,878
Triple $ 2,591 $ 4,146 $ 4,146
Single 4,552 $ 7,281 $ 7,281
Children under 12 years $ 1,523 $ 2,440 $ 2,440
Deluxe Suite (8 Guests)    
Double $ 3,811 $ 6,096 $ 6,096
Triple $ 3,238 $ 5,183 $ 5,183
Single $ 5,689 $ 9,100 $ 9,100
Children under 12 years $ 1,905 $ 3,048 $ 3,048

GTAT-165 -M/V ANAKONA AMAZON CRUISE
FOUR DAYS / THREE NIGHTS ITINERARY
SUNDAY – WEDNESDAY

Detailed itinerary

DAY 1: Sunday – 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 ANAKONDA AMAZON CRUISE. Throughout the journey we have a chance to admire the rainforest landscape and banks of the great Napo River.

Immediately after boarding the M/V Anakonda, we continue navigating downstream. Passengers will have their first opportunities to enjoy the exciting features of our 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.
Meals: Lunch, dinner

DAY 2: Monday – Visiting the Pañacocha Biological Corridor

We will continue our navigation downstream to the Pañayacu River delta; take a canoe trip up the river to experience the sights of this fascinating reserve. We will seek out Pink River Dolphins, Common Squirrel Monkeys and much more. Pañacocha (Piranha Lake, in Quechua) is an ecosystem flooded by white waters. The rivers and lakes here are the perfect habitat for the infamous Piranha, as well as the Water Monkey Fish (Arawana) and White Caiman. After a refreshing swim (for the courageous!), we will enjoy a delicious Amazon-style BBQ meal and refreshing beverages at a nearby camping site. In the afternoon, we will head out on exploration trails, and return onboard for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 3: Tuesday – Parrots’ Clay Licks – Sani Warmi & Yasuni National Park

Breakfast on board. We set out to visit one of the most amazing spectacles this side of western Amazonia known as parrot licks, these unique pools of mud become rich in minerals and attract hundreds of parrots, parakeets and amazons every day. If weather permits, we will have a chance to marvel at this astonishing natural phenomenon.

Later we will visit the Sani Warmi Kichwa Interpretation Center, where a group of Kichwa women will speak of their customs, cuisine and everyday life. They have created the center in order to showcase their culture, and it is a unique opportunity to learn about Amazonian lifestyles along the Napo River. You will also have the opportunity to buy crafts, local products and souvenirs. After lunch, we will make a stop at the Yakukawsay Kichwa Interpretation Centre, and end with an interesting evening walk through the forest (depending on accessibility, river water levels and weather conditions).
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Departure / M/V Anakonda / 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. 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.

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION CRUISE LENGHT
Standard Suite WED-SUN SUN-SUN WED-WED
32 Guests 5D-4N 8D-7N 8D-7N
Double $ 3,048 $ 4,878 $ 4,878
Triple $ 2,591 $ 4,146 $ 4,146
Single 4,552 $ 7,281 $ 7,281
Children under 12 years $ 1,523 $ 2,440 $ 2,440
Deluxe Suite (8 Guests)    
Double $ 3,811 $ 6,096 $ 6,096
Triple $ 3,238 $ 5,183 $ 5,183
Single $ 5,689 $ 9,100 $ 9,100
Children under 12 years $ 1,905 $ 3,048 $ 3,048

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GTAT-166 -M/V ANAKONA AMAZON CRUISE
FIVE DAYS / FOUR NIGHTS ITINERARY
WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY

HIGHLIGHTS

A snapshot of the Amazon areas to be visited and the activities during the 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 o be offered in combination with this Galapagos Hotel Based Program. Or, we can tailor additional Pre and Post tours to adjust to your clients’ interests

GTAT-166 -M/V ANAKONA AMAZON CRUISE
FIVE DAYS / FOUR NIGHTS ITINERARY
WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY

HIGHLIGHTS

EXPLORING THE AMAZON

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

ACTIVITIES

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

SAMPLE ITINERARY:

Day 1: Wednesday: Quito – Coca – Napo River (L/D)
Day 2: Thursday: The Heart Of Yasuni National Park (Home Of The Legendary Pink River Dolphin) (B/L/D)
Day 3: Friday: Quechua Family & Canoeing In A Blackwater Lake (B/L/D)
Day 4: Saturday: Forest Adventure & Observation Canopy Tower (B/L/D)
Day 5: Sunday: Return Napo River – Coca – Quito (B)

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION CRUISE LENGHT
Standard Suite SUN-WED SUN-SUN WED-WED
32 Guests 4D-3N 8D-7N 8D-7N
Double $ 2,440 $ 4,878 $ 4,878
Triple $ 2,073 $ 4,146 $ 4,146
Single $ 3,643 $ 7,281 $ 7,281
Children under 12 years $ 1,220 $ 2,440 $ 2,440
Deluxe Suite (8 Guests)    
Double $ 3,048 $ 6,096 $ 6,096
Triple $ 2,591 $ 5,183 $ 5,183
Single $ 4,552 $ 9,100 $ 9,100
Children under 12 years $ 1,523 $ 3,048 $ 3,048

GTAT-166 -M/V ANAKONA AMAZON CRUISE
FIVE DAYS / FOUR NIGHTS ITINERARY
WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Wednesday – Quito / Coca / Napo River

A short 30-minute flight 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 ANAKONDA AMAZON CRUISE. Throughout the journey we have a chance to admire the rainforest landscape and banks of the great Napo River. Immediately after boarding the M/V Anakonda, we continue navigating downstream. Passengers will have their first opportunities to enjoy the exciting features of our 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.
Meals: Lunch, dinner

DAY 2: Thursday – Border with Peru (The Heart of Yasuní)

After a delicious breakfast, we disembark on land for our first daylight close-and-personal tropical rainforest experience, where we 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.
For our more adventurous passengers, please inquire about our glamping program.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 3: Friday – Meeting the Community – Activities on Board – Island Exploration

Breakfast on board. We visit a school located on the banks of the Napo River, where we will have the opportunity to interact with children of the area and learn about the educational system of a remote jungle community in Ecuador.

We return on board the M/V Anakonda for lunch and a moment to relax while we navigate upstream. We will offer a lecture and documentary screening, and if time permits, learn about (and make) typical handicrafts of the area. In the afternoon, we explore one of the largest river islands of the Napo River.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Saturday – Observation Tower – Limoncocha Biological Reserve

In the morning after breakfast, visit an observation tower 100-feet high, built against a giant kapok tree. From the top of the tower, we will be blessed with this unique perspective of the forest, looming over the treetops and 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, when we will have a chance to spot black caiman with the help of our flashlights. Return to the M/V Anakonda for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Sunday – M/V Anakonda / Coca / Quito

In the morning, disembark the M/V Anakonda and transfer by motorized canoe to Coca (1-hour ride) for your flight back 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 Anakonda Amazon Cruise reserves the right to modify the itinerary without notice.

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION CRUISE LENGHT
Standard Suite SUN-WED SUN-SUN WED-WED
32 Guests 4D-3N 8D-7N 8D-7N
Double $ 2,440 $ 4,878 $ 4,878
Triple $ 2,073 $ 4,146 $ 4,146
Single $ 3,643 $ 7,281 $ 7,281
Children under 12 years $ 1,220 $ 2,440 $ 2,440
Deluxe Suite (8 Guests)    
Double $ 3,048 $ 6,096 $ 6,096
Triple $ 2,591 $ 5,183 $ 5,183
Single $ 4,552 $ 9,100 $ 9,100
Children under 12 years $ 1,523 $ 3,048 $ 3,048

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GTAT-167 -M/V ANAKONA AMAZON CRUISE
EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS ITINERARY
SUNDAY- SUNDAY

HIGHLIGHTS

A snapshot of the Amazon areas to be visited and the activities during the 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 o be offered in combination with this Galapagos Hotel Based Program. Or, we can tailor additional Pre and Post tours to adjust to your clients’ interests

GTAT-167 -M/V ANAKONA AMAZON CRUISE
EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS ITINERARY
SUNDAY- SUNDAY

HIGHLIGHTS

EXPLORING THE AMAZON

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

ACTIVITIES

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

SAMPLE ITINERARY:

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

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION CRUISE LENGHT
Standard Suite SUN-WED WED-SUN WED-WED
32 Guests 4D-3N 5D-4N 8D-7N
Double $ 2,440 $ 3,048 $ 4,878
Triple $ 2,073 $ 2,591 $ 4,146
Single $ 3,643 4,552 $ 7,281
Children under 12 years $ 1,220 $ 1,523 $ 2,440
Deluxe Suite (8 Guests)    
Double $ 3,048 $ 3,811 $ 6,096
Triple $ 2,591 $ 3,238 $ 5,183
Single $ 4,552 $ 5,689 $ 9,100
Children under 12 years $ 1,523 $ 1,905 $ 3,048

GTAT-167 -M/V ANAKONA AMAZON CRUISE
EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS ITINERARY
SUNDAY- SUNDAY

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Sunday – 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 ANAKONDA AMAZON CRUISE. Throughout the journey we have a chance to admire the rainforest landscape and banks of the great Napo River.

Immediately after boarding the M/V Anakonda, we continue navigating downstream. Passengers will have their first opportunities to enjoy the exciting features of our 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.
Meals: Lunch, dinner

DAY 2: Monday – Visiting the Pañacocha Biological Corridor

We will continue our navigation downstream to the Pañayacu River delta; take a canoe trip up the river to experience the sights of this fascinating reserve. We will seek out Pink River Dolphins, Common Squirrel Monkeys and much more. Pañacocha (Piranha Lake, in Quechua) is an ecosystem flooded by white waters. The rivers and lakes here are the perfect habitat for the infamous Piranha, as well as the Water Monkey Fish (Arawana) and White Caiman. After a refreshing swim (for the courageous!), we will enjoy a delicious Amazon-style BBQ meal and refreshing beverages at a nearby camping site. In the afternoon, we will head out on exploration trails, and return onboard for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 3: Tuesday – Parrots’ Clay Licks – Sani Warmi & Yasuní National Park

Breakfast on board. We set out to visit one of the most amazing spectacles this side of western Amazonia known as parrot licks, these unique pools of mud become rich in minerals and attract hundreds of parrots, parakeets and amazons every day. If weather permits, we will have a chance to marvel at this astonishing natural phenomenon.
Later we will visit the Sani Warmi Kichwa Interpretation Center, where a group of Kichwa women will speak of their customs, cuisine and everyday life. They have created the center in order to showcase their culture, and it is a unique opportunity to learn about Amazonian lifestyles along the Napo River. You will also have the opportunity to buy crafts, local products and souvenirs.
After lunch, we will make a stop at the Yakukawsay Kichwa Interpretation Centre, and end with an interesting evening walk through the forest (depending on accessibility, river water levels and weather conditions).
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Wednesday – Indillama & Napo River – Yasuní National Park

Today you have the option to kayak trough one of the Napo River’s effluents that goes into the Yasuni National Park, the Indillama River. Great excursions for wildlife observation, kayaks are great silent vehicles to flow down river. Or you can choose to go in a canoe ride in search of more wildlife through the Napo River. It’s up to you!
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Thursday – Border with Peru (The Heart of Yasuní)

After a delicious breakfast, we disembark on land for our first daylight close-and-personal tropical rainforest experience, where we 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.
For our more adventurous passengers, please inquire about our glamping program.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 6: Friday – Meeting the Community – Activities on Board – Island Exploration

Breakfast on board. We visit a school located on the banks of the Napo River, where we will have the opportunity to interact with children of the area and learn about the educational system of a remote jungle community in Ecuador. We return on board the M/V Anakonda for lunch and a moment to relax while we navigate upstream. We will offer a lecture and documentary screening, and if time permits, learn about (and make) typical handicrafts of the area. In the afternoon, we explore one of the largest river islands of the Napo River.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 7: Saturday – Observation Tower – Limoncocha Biological Reserve

Breakfast on board. In the morning after breakfast, visit an observation tower 100-feet high, built against a giant kapok tree. From the top of the tower, we will be blessed with this unique perspective of the forest, looming over the treetops and 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, when we will have a chance to spot black caiman with the help of our flashlights. Return to the M/V Anakonda for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 8: Sunday – M/V Anaconda / Coca / Quito

In the morning, disembark the M/V Anakonda and transfer by motorized canoe to Coca (1-hour ride) for your flight back 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 Anakonda Amazon Cruise reserves the right to modify the itinerary without notice.

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION CRUISE LENGHT
Standard Suite SUN-WED WED-SUN WED-WED
32 Guests 4D-3N 5D-4N 8D-7N
Double $ 2,440 $ 3,048 $ 4,878
Triple $ 2,073 $ 2,591 $ 4,146
Single $ 3,643 4,552 $ 7,281
Children under 12 years $ 1,220 $ 1,523 $ 2,440
Deluxe Suite (8 Guests)    
Double $ 3,048 $ 3,811 $ 6,096
Triple $ 2,591 $ 3,238 $ 5,183
Single $ 4,552 $ 5,689 $ 9,100
Children under 12 years $ 1,523 $ 1,905 $ 3,048

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GTAT-168 -M/V ANAKONA AMAZON CRUISE
EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS ITINERARY
WEDNESDAY – WEDNESDAY

HIGHLIGHTS

A snapshot of the Amazon areas to be visited and the activities during the 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 o be offered in combination with this Galapagos Hotel Based Program. Or, we can tailor additional Pre and Post tours to adjust to your clients’ interests

GTAT-168 -M/V ANAKONA AMAZON CRUISE
EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS ITINERARY
WEDNESDAY – WEDNESDAY

HIGHLIGHTS

EXPLORING THE AMAZON

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

ACTIVITIES

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

SAMPLE ITINERARY:

Day 1: Wednesday: Sunday: Quito – Coca – Napo River (L/D)
Day 2: Thursday: Border with Peru – The Heart of Yasuni Park (B/L/D)
Day 3: Friday: Meeting the Community – Activities on Board – Island Exploration (B/L/D)
Day 4: Saturday: Observation Tower – Limoncocha Biological Reserve (B/L/D)
Day 5: Sunday: Indillama & Napo River – Yasuní National Park (B/L/D)
Day 6: Monday: Visiting the Pañacocha Biological Corridor (B/L/D)
Day 7: Tuesday: Parrot Clay Licks – Sani Warmi & Yasuni National Park (B/L/D)
Day 8: Wednesday: Return Napo River – Coca – Quito (B)

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION CRUISE LENGHT
Standard Suite SUN-WED WED-SUN SUN-SUN
32 Guests 4D-3N 5D-4N 8D-7N
Double $ 2,440 $ 3,048 $ 4,878
Triple $ 2,073 $ 2,591 $ 4,146
Single $ 3,643 4,552 $ 7,281
Children under 12 years $ 1,220 $ 1,523 $ 2,440
Deluxe Suite (8 Guests)    
Double $ 3,048 $ 3,811 $ 6,096
Triple $ 2,591 $ 3,238 $ 5,183
Single $ 4,552 $ 5,689 $ 9,100
Children under 12 years $ 1,523 $ 1,905 $ 3,048

GTAT-168 -M/V ANAKONA AMAZON CRUISE
EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS ITINERARY
WEDNESDAY – WEDNESDAY

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Wednesday – Quito – Coca – Napo River

A short 30-minute flight 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 ANAKONDA AMAZON CRUISE. Throughout the journey we have a chance to admire the rainforest landscape and banks of the great Napo River. Immediately after boarding the M/V Anakonda, we continue navigating downstream. Passengers will have their first opportunities to enjoy the exciting features of our 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.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

DAY 2: Thursday – Border with Peru (The Heart of Yasuní)

After a delicious breakfast, we disembark on land for our first daylight close-and-personal tropical rainforest experience, where we 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.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
For our more adventurous passengers, please inquire about our glamping program.

DAY 3: Friday – Meeting the Community – Activities on Board – Island Exploration

Breakfast on board. We visit a school located on the banks of the Napo River, where we will have the opportunity to interact with children of the area and learn about the educational system of a remote jungle community in Ecuador.

We return on board the M/V Anakonda for lunch and a moment to relax while we navigate upstream. We will offer a lecture and documentary screening, and if time permits, learn about (and make) typical handicrafts of the area. In the afternoon, we explore one of the largest river islands of the Napo River.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Saturday – Observation Tower – Limoncocha Biological Reserve

Breakfast on board. In the morning after breakfast, visit an observation tower 100-feet high, built against a giant kapok tree. From the top of the tower, we will be blessed with this unique perspective of the forest, looming over the treetops and 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, when we will have a chance to spot black caiman with the help of our flashlights. Return to the M/V Anakonda for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5: Sunday – Indillama & Napo River – Yasuní National Park

Today you have the option to kayak trough one of the Napo River’s effluents that goes into the Yasuni National Park, the Indillama River. Great excursions for wildlife observation, kayaks are great silent vehicles to flow down river. Or you can choose to go in a canoe ride in search of more wildlife through the Napo River. It’s up to you!
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6: Monday – Visiting the Pañacocha Biological Corridor

We will continue our navigation downstream to the Pañayacu River delta; take a canoe trip up the river to experience the sights of this fascinating reserve. We will seek out Pink River Dolphins, Common Squirrel Monkeys and much more. Pañacocha (Piranha Lake, in Quechua) is an ecosystem flooded by white waters. The rivers and lakes here are the perfect habitat for the infamous Piranha, as well as the Water Monkey Fish (Arawana) and White Caiman. After a refreshing swim (for the courageous!), we will enjoy a delicious Amazon-style BBQ meal and refreshing beverages at a nearby camping site. In the afternoon, we will head out on exploration trails, and return onboard for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7: Tuesday – Parrot’s Clay Licks – Sani Warmi & Yasuní National Park

Breakfast on board. We set out to visit one of the most amazing spectacles this side of western Amazonia known as parrot licks, these unique pools of mud become rich in minerals and attract hundreds of parrots, parakeets and amazons every day. If weather permits, we will have a chance to marvel at this astonishing natural phenomenon.
Later we will visit the Sani Warmi Kichwa Interpretation Center, where a group of Kichwa women will speak of their customs, cuisine and everyday life. They have created the center in order to showcase their culture, and it is a unique opportunity to learn about Amazonian lifestyles along the Napo River. You will also have the opportunity to buy crafts, local products and souvenirs.
After lunch, we will make a stop at the Yakukawsay Kichwa Interpretation Centre, and end with an interesting evening walk through the forest (depending on accessibility, river water levels and weather conditions).
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 8: Wednesday – M/V Anakonda / Coca / Quito

In the morning, disembark the M/V Anakonda and transfer by motorized canoe to Coca (1-hour ride); 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 Anakonda Amazon Cruise reserves the right to modify the itinerary without notice.

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION CRUISE LENGHT
Standard Suite SUN-WED WED-SUN SUN-SUN
32 Guests 4D-3N 5D-4N 8D-7N
Double $ 2,440 $ 3,048 $ 4,878
Triple $ 2,073 $ 2,591 $ 4,146
Single $ 3,643 4,552 $ 7,281
Children under 12 years $ 1,220 $ 1,523 $ 2,440
Deluxe Suite (8 Guests)    
Double $ 3,048 $ 3,811 $ 6,096
Triple $ 2,591 $ 3,238 $ 5,183
Single $ 4,552 $ 5,689 $ 9,100
Children under 12 years $ 1,523 $ 1,905 $ 3,048

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GTAT-169 -M/V MANATEE AMAZON CRUISE
FOUR DAYS / THREE NIGHTS ITINERARY
FRIDAY – MONDAY

HIGHLIGHTS

A snapshot of the Amazon areas to be visited and the activities during the 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 o be offered in combination with this Galapagos Hotel Based Program. Or, we can tailor additional Pre and Post tours to adjust to your clients’ interests

GTAT-169 -M/V MANATEE AMAZON CRUISE
FOUR DAYS / THREE NIGHTS ITINERARY
FRIDAY – MONDAY

HIGHLIGHTS

The M/V Manatee Amazon Cruises is also specifically designed to navigate on the Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Its wide array of onboard services and amenities will ensure your full comfort and enjoyment as you explore this region of the world.

This is a journey that takes us into the endless heart of biodiversity, the Amazon Basin. Given the remote and pristine nature of this jungle, the very best way to explore it is by navigating down the Napo River.

The M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer allows our guests to experience unparalleled adventures in total comfort. Journey with us down freshwater rivers, both whitewater and black water, and encounter different Amazonian ecosystems, including the possibility to observe fascinating animals such as pink river dolphins, manatees, caimans and piranhas, as well as hundreds of native bird and primate species.

ACTIVITIES:

Birdwatching, Indigenous Community Immersion, Canopy Observation Tower, Rainforest Walks – Day and Night, Briefings and Lectures given by Expert Naturalist Guides, Swimming, Kayaking, Canoe Excursions, Stargazing, Cooking Lessons – Traditional Dishes, Handicraft demonstration, Traditional Amazonian delicacies, BBQ Pit and camping options on the 5 and 8 day cruises.

SAMPLE ITINERARY:

Day 1: Friday: Quito – Coca – Napo River (L/D)
Day 2: Saturday: Pañacocha Biological Corridor (B/L/D)
Day 3: Sunday: Parrot Clay Licks–Amazonian Communities & Observation Tower (B/L/D)
Day 4: Monday: Return: Napo River – Coca – Quito (B/L/D

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION CRUISE LENGHT
Standard Cabins MON-FRI MON-MON FRI-FRI
20 Guests 5D-4N 8D-7N 8D-7N
Double $ 2,456 $ 3,931 $ 3,931
Triple $ 2,090 $ 3,340 $ 3,340
Single $ 3,686 $ 5,900 $ 5,900
Children under 12 years $ 1,230 $ 1,966 $ 1,966
Deluxe Cabins (8 Guests)        
Double $ 3,070 $ 4,911 $ 4,911
Triple $ 2,608 $ 4,174 $ 4,174
Single $ 4,583 $ 7,330 $ 7,330
Children under 12 years $ 1,535 $ 2,456 $ 2,456

GTAT-169 -M/V MANATEE AMAZON CRUISE
FOUR DAYS / THREE NIGHTS ITINERARY
FRIDAY – MONDAY

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Friday – 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: 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 3: Sunday – Parrot Clay Licks, Amazonian Communities & Observation Tower

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, we will visit a Quechua 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 local 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 and is the perfect photo opportunity! Birdwatchers and bird-lovers alike will especially enjoy this outing.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Monday – Departure / M/V Manatee / Coca / Quito

In the morning, disembark the M/V Manatee and transfer by motorized canoe to Coca (1-hour ride); 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.

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION CRUISE LENGHT
Standard Cabins MON-FRI MON-MON FRI-FRI
20 Guests 5D-4N 8D-7N 8D-7N
Double $ 2,456 $ 3,931 $ 3,931
Triple $ 2,090 $ 3,340 $ 3,340
Single $ 3,686 $ 5,900 $ 5,900
Children under 12 years $ 1,230 $ 1,966 $ 1,966
Deluxe Cabins (8 Guests)        
Double $ 3,070 $ 4,911 $ 4,911
Triple $ 2,608 $ 4,174 $ 4,174
Single $ 4,583 $ 7,330 $ 7,330
Children under 12 years $ 1,535 $ 2,456 $ 2,456

RATES INCLUDE:

Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights
On board accommodations during the cruise program
Programmed visits according to itinerary with a certified naturalist guide
Unlimited water, coffee and tea
All meals while on board

NOT INCLUDED:

Airfare Quito – Coca – Quito (USD 230.00 net per person – subject to change without prior notice)
Transfers to and from Quito’s airport
Community entrance fees (USD 70.00 net per person in 4 and 5 day cruises, USD 80.00 net per person in the 8 day cruise). These rates are subject to change without previous notice.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Internet Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi Internet (Due to the remote area of navigation, satellite internet is only available in certain zones and during certain times. Should our guests require this, we are able to offer it for the price of $15 for the entire duration of the cruise).
Personal Expenses
Tips and gratuities
Any other service not indicated herein

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GTAT-170 -M/V MANATEE AMAZON CRUISE
FIVE DAYS / FOUR NIGHTS ITINERARY
MONDAY – FRIDAY

HIGHLIGHTS

A snapshot of the Amazon areas to be visited and the activities during the 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 o be offered in combination with this Galapagos Hotel Based Program. Or, we can tailor additional Pre and Post tours to adjust to your clients’ interests

GTAT-170 -M/V MANATEE AMAZON CRUISE
FIVE DAYS / FOUR NIGHTS ITINERARY
MONDAY – FRIDAY

HIGHLIGHTS

The M/V Manatee Amazon Cruises is also specifically designed to navigate on the Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Its wide array of onboard services and amenities will ensure your full comfort and enjoyment as you explore this region of the world.

This is a journey that takes us into the endless heart of biodiversity, the Amazon Basin. Given the remote and pristine nature of this jungle, the very best way to explore it is by navigating down the Napo River.

The M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer allows our guests to experience unparalleled adventures in total comfort. Journey with us down freshwater rivers, both whitewater and black water, and encounter different Amazonian ecosystems, including the possibility to observe fascinating animals such as pink river dolphins, manatees, caimans and piranhas, as well as hundreds of native bird and primate species.

ACTIVITIES:

Swimming, Kayaking, Bird watching, Jungle Hikes, Canoe Excursions, Cooking Lessons – Traditional Dishes
Climbing the Observation Tower high in the Amazon canopy, Native Family Visit, Night Hikes, Briefings given by Expert Naturalist Guides, Demonstration of Regional Handicrafts, BBQ Pit, Traditional Amazonian Delicacies, Camping (5 & 8 days Itineraries)

SAMPLE ITINERARY:

Day 1: Monday: Quito – Coca – Napo River
Day 2: Tuesday: The Heart Of The Yasuni National Park (Home Of The Legendary Pink River Dolphin)
Day 3: Wednesday: Parrot Clay Licks – Amazonian Communities & Observation Tower
Day 4: Thursday: Forest Adventure & Observation Canopy Tower
Day 5: Friday: Return: Napo River – Coca – Quito

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION CRUISE LENGHT
Standard Cabins FRI-MON MON-MON FRI-FRI
20 Guests 4D-3N 8D-7N 8D-7N
Double $ 1,966 $ 3,931 $ 3,931
Triple $ 1,670 $ 3,340 $ 3,340
Single $ 2,949 $ 5,900 $ 5,900
Children under 12 years $ 984 $ 1,966 $ 1,966
Deluxe Cabins (8 Guests)        
Double $ 2,461 $ 4,911 $ 4,911
Triple $ 2,088 $ 4,174 $ 4,174
Single $ 3,666 $ 7,330 $ 7,330
Children under 12 years $ 1,231 $ 2,456 $ 2,456

M/V MANATEE AMAZON CRUISE
FIVE DAYS / FOUR NIGHTS ITINERARY
MONDAY – FRIDAY

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: Tuesday – The Heart of Yasuni National Park (Home of the Legendary Pink River Dolphin)

Early in the morning, we will visit Yasuni National Park. This is 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”.

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 – Quechua Family & Canoeing in a Blackwater Lake

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

We will then board the M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer for lunch and some leisure time as we continue our journey upstream. At this time, our guests are invited to participate in a cooking class with our chef who will share recipes and techniques for preparing exquisite traditional Ecuadorian food that you can replicate at home. Guests are also invited to try their hands at making traditional handicrafts.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Thursday – Forest Adventure & Observation Canopy Tower

Our guests can relax and enjoy the M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer during the morning and disembark to 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.

In the afternoon, we will visit a canopy tower, built against a giant Kapok tree. 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.

In the evening, we will bravely venture into the river on a canoe to search for black caimans with the help of our flashlights.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 5: Friday – 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.

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION CRUISE LENGHT
Standard Cabins FRI-MON MON-MON FRI-FRI
20 Guests 4D-3N 8D-7N 8D-7N
Double $ 1,966 $ 3,931 $ 3,931
Triple $ 1,670 $ 3,340 $ 3,340
Single $ 2,949 $ 5,900 $ 5,900
Children under 12 years $ 984 $ 1,966 $ 1,966
Deluxe Cabins (8 Guests)        
Double $ 2,461 $ 4,911 $ 4,911
Triple $ 2,088 $ 4,174 $ 4,174
Single $ 3,666 $ 7,330 $ 7,330
Children under 12 years $ 1,231 $ 2,456 $ 2,456

RATES INCLUDE:

Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights
On board accommodations during the cruise program
Programmed visits according to itinerary with a certified naturalist guide
Unlimited water, coffee and tea
All meals while on board

NOT INCLUDED:

Airfare Quito – Coca – Quito (USD 230.00 net per person – subject to change without prior notice)
Transfers to and from Quito’s airport
Community entrance fees (USD 70.00 net per person in 4 and 5 day cruises, USD 80.00 net per person in the 8 day cruise). These rates are subject to change without previous notice.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Internet Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi Internet (Due to the remote area of navigation, satellite internet is only available in certain zones and during certain times. Should our guests require this, we are able to offer it for the price of $15 for the entire duration of the cruise).
Personal Expenses. Any other service not indicated herein.
Tips and gratuities.

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

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

HIGHLIGHTS

A snapshot of the Amazon areas to be visited and the activities during the 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 o be offered in combination with this Galapagos Hotel Based Program. Or, we can tailor additional Pre and Post tours to adjust to your clients’ interests

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

HIGHLIGHTS

The M/V Manatee Amazon Cruises is also specifically designed to navigate on the Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Its wide array of onboard services and amenities will ensure your full comfort and enjoyment as you explore this region of the world.

This is a journey that takes us into the endless heart of biodiversity, the Amazon Basin. Given the remote and pristine nature of this jungle, the very best way to explore it is by navigating down the Napo River.

The M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer allows our guests to experience unparalleled adventures in total comfort. Journey with us down freshwater rivers, both whitewater and black water, and encounter different Amazonian ecosystems, including the possibility to observe fascinating animals such as pink river dolphins, manatees, caimans and piranhas, as well as hundreds of native bird and primate species.

ACTIVITIES:

Swimming, Kayaking, Bird watching, Jungle Hikes, Canoe Excursions, Cooking Lessons – Traditional Dishes
Climbing the Observation Tower high in the Amazon canopy, Native Family Visit, Night Hikes, Briefings given by Expert Naturalist Guides, Demonstration of Regional Handicrafts, BBQ Pit, Traditional Amazonian Delicacies, Camping (5 & 8 days Itineraries)

SAMPLE ITINERARY:

Day 1: Monday: Quito – Coca – Napo River
Day 2: Tuesday: The Heart Of Yasuni National Park (Home Of The Legendary Pink River Dolphin
Day 3: Wednesday: Quechua Family & Canoeing in a Blackwater Lake
Day 4: Thursday: Forest Adventure & Observation Canopy Tower
Day 5: Friday: Indillama & Napo River – The Norther Side Of Yasuní National Park
Day 6: Saturday: Pañacocha Biological Corridor
Day 7: Sunday: Parrot Clay Licks – Amazonian Communities & Observation Tower
Day 8: Monday: Return: Napo River – Coca – Quito

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION CRUISE LENGHT
Standard Cabins FRI-MON MON-FRI FRI-FRI
20 Guests 4D-3N 5D-4N 8D-7N
Double $ 1,966 $ 2,456 $ 3,931
Triple $ 1,670 $ 2,090 $ 3,340
Single $ 2,949 $ 3,686 $ 5,900
Children under 12 years $ 984 $ 1,230 $ 1,966
Deluxe Cabins (8 Guests)        
Double $ 2,461 $ 3,070 $ 4,911
Triple $ 2,088 $ 2,608 $ 4,174
Single $ 3,666 $ 4,583 $ 7,330
Children under 12 years $ 1,231 $ 1,535 $ 2,456

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: Tuesday – The Heart of Yasuni National Park (Home of the Legendary Pink River Dolphin)

Early in the morning, we will visit Yasuni National Park. This is 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”.

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 – Quechua Family & Canoeing in a Blackwater Lake

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

We will then board the M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer for lunch and some leisure time as we continue our journey upstream. At this time, our guests are invited to participate in a cooking class with our chef who will share recipes and techniques for preparing exquisite traditional Ecuadorian food that you can replicate at home. Guests are also invited to try their hands at making traditional handicrafts.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Thursday – Forest Adventure & Observation Canopy Tower

Our guests can relax and enjoy the M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer during the morning and disembark to 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.

In the afternoon, we will visit a canopy tower, built against a giant Kapok tree. 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.

In the evening, we will bravely venture into the river on a canoe to search for black caimans with the help of our flashlights.
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 & Observation Tower

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, we will visit a Quechua 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 local 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 and is the perfect photo opportunity! Birdwatchers and bird-lovers alike will especially enjoy this outing.
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.

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION CRUISE LENGHT
Standard Cabins FRI-MON MON-FRI FRI-FRI
20 Guests 4D-3N 5D-4N 8D-7N
Double $ 1,966 $ 2,456 $ 3,931
Triple $ 1,670 $ 2,090 $ 3,340
Single $ 2,949 $ 3,686 $ 5,900
Children under 12 years $ 984 $ 1,230 $ 1,966
Deluxe Cabins (8 Guests)        
Double $ 2,461 $ 3,070 $ 4,911
Triple $ 2,088 $ 2,608 $ 4,174
Single $ 3,666 $ 4,583 $ 7,330
Children under 12 years $ 1,231 $ 1,535 $ 2,456

RATES INCLUDE:

Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights
On board accommodations during the cruise program
Programmed visits according to itinerary with a certified naturalist guide
Unlimited water, coffee and tea
All meals while on board

NOT INCLUDED:

Airfare Quito – Coca – Quito (USD 230.00 net per person – subject to change without prior notice)
Transfers to and from Quito’s airport
Community entrance fees (USD 70.00 net per person in 4 and 5 day cruises, USD 80.00 net per person in the 8 day cruise). These rates are subject to change without previous notice.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Internet Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi Internet (Due to the remote area of navigation, satellite internet is only available in certain zones and during certain times. Should our guests require this, we are able to offer it for the price of $15 for the entire duration of the cruise).
Personal Expenses. Any other service not indicated herein.
Tips and gratuities.

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GTAT-172 -M/V MANATEE AMAZON CRUISE
EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS ITINERARY
FRIDAY – FRIDAY

HIGHLIGHTS

A snapshot of the Amazon areas to be visited and the activities during the 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 o be offered in combination with this Galapagos Hotel Based Program. Or, we can tailor additional Pre and Post tours to adjust to your clients’ interests

GTAT-172 -M/V MANATEE AMAZON CRUISE
EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS ITINERARY
FRIDAY – FRIDAY

HIGHLIGHTS

The M/V Manatee Amazon Cruises is also specifically designed to navigate on the Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Its wide array of onboard services and amenities will ensure your full comfort and enjoyment as you explore this region of the world.

This is a journey that takes us into the endless heart of biodiversity, the Amazon Basin. Given the remote and pristine nature of this jungle, the very best way to explore it is by navigating down the Napo River.

The M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer allows our guests to experience unparalleled adventures in total comfort. Journey with us down freshwater rivers, both whitewater and black water, and encounter different Amazonian ecosystems, including the possibility to observe fascinating animals such as pink river dolphins, manatees, caimans and piranhas, as well as hundreds of native bird and primate species.

ACTIVITIES:

Swimming, Kayaking, Bird watching, Jungle Hikes, Canoe Excursions, Cooking Lessons – Traditional Dishes
Climbing the Observation Tower high in the Amazon canopy, Native Family Visit, Night Hikes, Briefings given by Expert Naturalist Guides, Demonstration of Regional Handicrafts, BBQ Pit, Traditional Amazonian Delicacies, Camping (5 & 8 days Itineraries)

SAMPLE ITINERARY:

Day 1: Friday: Quito – Coca – Napo River – Yasuni National park
Day 2: Saturday: Visiting the Pañacocha Biological Corridor
Day 3: Sunday: Clay licks – Sami Warmi – Yasuni National Park
Day 4: Monday: Indillama & Napo River – Yasuní National Park
Day 5: Tuesday: Border with Peru – The Heart of Yasuni Park
Day 6: Wednesday: Meeting the Community – Activities on board – Island exploration
Day 7: Thursday: Parrot Clay Lick – Limoncocha Biological Reserve
Day 8: Friday: Return: Napo River – Coca – Quito

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION CRUISE LENGHT
Standard Cabins FRI-MON MON-FRI MON-MON
20 Guests 4D-3N 5D-4N 8D-7N
Double $ 1,966 $ 2,456 $ 3,931
Triple $ 1,670 $ 2,090 $ 3,340
Single $ 2,949 $ 3,686 $ 5,900
Children under 12 years $ 984 $ 1,230 $ 1,966
Deluxe Cabins (8 Guests)        
Double $ 2,461 $ 3,070 $ 4,911
Triple $ 2,088 $ 2,608 $ 4,174
Single $ 3,666 $ 4,583 $ 7,330
Children under 12 years $ 1,231 $ 1,535 $ 2,456

GTAT-172 -M/V MANATEE AMAZON CRUISE
EIGHT DAYS / SEVEN NIGHTS ITINERARY
FRIDAY – FRIDAY

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Friday – 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: Saturday – Panacocha 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 3: Sunday – Parrot Clay Licks – Amazonian Communities & Observation Tower

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, we will visit a Quechua 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 local 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 and is the perfect photo opportunity! Birdwatchers and bird-lovers alike will especially enjoy this outing.
Meals: Breakfast lunch, dinner

DAY 4: Monday – Indillama & Napo River – The Norther 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 5 – Tuesday: The Heart of Yasuni National Park (Home of the Legendary Pink River Dolphin)

Early in the morning, we will visit Yasuni National Park. This is 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”.

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 6 – Wednesday: Quechua Family & Canoeing in a Blackwater Lake

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

We will then board the M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer for lunch and some leisure time as we continue our journey upstream. At this time, our guests are invited to participate in a cooking class with our chef who will share recipes and techniques for preparing exquisite traditional Ecuadorian food that you can replicate at home. Guests are also invited to try their hands at making traditional handicrafts.
Meals: Breakfast lunch, dinner

Day 7 – Thursday: Forest Adventure & Observation Canopy Tower

Our guests can relax and enjoy the M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer during the morning and disembark to 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.

In the afternoon, we will visit a canopy tower, built against a giant Kapok tree. 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. In the evening, we will bravely venture into the river on a canoe to search for black caimans with the help of our flashlights.
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.

2019 GROSS RATES PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
VALID THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2019

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION CRUISE LENGHT
Standard Cabins FRI-MON MON-FRI MON-MON
20 Guests 4D-3N 5D-4N 8D-7N
Double $ 1,966 $ 2,456 $ 3,931
Triple $ 1,670 $ 2,090 $ 3,340
Single $ 2,949 $ 3,686 $ 5,900
Children under 12 years $ 984 $ 1,230 $ 1,966
Deluxe Cabins (8 Guests)        
Double $ 2,461 $ 3,070 $ 4,911
Triple $ 2,088 $ 2,608 $ 4,174
Single $ 3,666 $ 4,583 $ 7,330
Children under 12 years $ 1,231 $ 1,535 $ 2,456

RATES INCLUDE:

Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights
On board accommodations during the cruise program
Programmed visits according to itinerary with a certified naturalist guide
Unlimited water, coffee and tea
All meals while on board

NOT INCLUDED:

Airfare Quito – Coca – Quito (USD 230.00 net per person – subject to change without prior notice)
Transfers to and from Quito’s airport
Community entrance fees (USD 70.00 net per person in 4 and 5 day cruises, USD 80.00 net per person in the 8 day cruise). These rates are subject to change without previous notice.
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Internet Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi Internet (Due to the remote area of navigation, satellite internet is only available in certain zones and during certain times. Should our guests require this, we are able to offer it for the price of $15 for the entire duration of the cruise).
Personal Expenses. Any other service not indicated herein.
Tips and gratuities.

GT-05A – QUITO SERIES

Two Days / One Night

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05B – QUITO SERIES

Three Days / Two Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY

GT-05C – QUITO SERIES

Four Days / Three Nights

DAY 1: Arrival in Quito

Assistance and private transfer airport to hotel
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel

DAY 2: Quito

Private fully escorted combined tour of city and Middle of the World
English speaking guide
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 3: Otavalo and surroundings

Full day Otavalo tour based on private or semi-private basis with lunch
Overnight accommodations at selected hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 4: Transfer out

Private transfer hotel to airport for flight to Galapagos
Meals: Breakfast

GO TO DETAILED ITINERARY