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Anakonda Cruise

Travel on board the M/V Anakonda, the only luxury ship in  the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, and experience the  Amazon in a most unique way! Visit the remote and  pristine areas where few have had the opportunity to  travel, and interact with the region’s 15 local communities,  while enjoying the comforts, facilities and services of a 5-star boutique hotel on board with us in the middle of the Ecuadorian Amazon.  Our itineraries have been carefully customized by our  CEO, Raul Garcia, who was the Captain of the FlotelOrellana for over 15 years. No one, aside from locals,  knows the area better than Raul, which is why we are able to offer perfectly-balanced itineraries including onboard activities, Amazon excursions during the day and night and recreational activities as well. Our on board concierge will be pleased to help you coordinate anyspecial guest requirements, should passengers opt for activities that are different from those planned for  the group. We are able to coordinate alternatives to comply with all of our guest’s preferences!  Our 40 guests aboard the 148 foot-long M/V Anakonda may enjoy a wide variety of wine and fine dining, complete with the all-inclusive comfort of a five-star boutique hotel. Our 18 suites, each with an area over 172 square feet, feature sitting areas, large and comfortable beds, and wall-to-wall panoramic windows. The observation deck with two outdoor Jacuzzis and our al fresco lounge are ideal places to enjoy a cocktail, relax with a good book or simply appreciate the spectacular view.

Accomodations

The Anakonda Amazon River Cruise is the only luxury cruise liner in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Its 18 suites each with an area of 215-258 square feet, are equipped with air conditioning and 24-hour electricity, each with a private bathroom with hot water and all necessary amenities, allowing our guests to enjoy their cruise with nothing to worry about. To accommodate families, Anakonda offers four interconnected suites.
Passengers can socialize in the dining room, bar, observation deck without door Jacuzzi, and in the al fresco lounge. There is also a small boutique where one can purchase souvenirs, or perhaps some vanity products that may have been left behind at home. Our guests will be assisted by our 25-person crew, including a concierge, purser, paramedic, 4 skilled nature guides, and 4 local guides.

Dining 

Travelers on board the Anakonda Amazon Cruises will enjoy a wide variety of national and international fusion cuisine. We take traditional and well-known cuisine from all over the world and adapt it using fresh, local products. It’s not unusual for our guests to enjoy unique fare such as Quinoa Risotto or fish prepared in coconut sauce.

Seasons

 The Anakonda Amazon River Cruise operates year round. Every trip is unique, base dont he changing seasons. During the high water season, when the water levels of rivers and in lets grow, launch boats are able to venture deeper into the flooded forest. During the low water season, the river recedes to form beautiful sandy river beaches.

Location

The Anakonda Amazon River Cruise departs from theport city of El Coca, Ecuador.  Coca has 3 daily flights from Quito, Ecuador’s capital. The flights are 45 minutes long


ITINERARY 4 DAYS

DAY 1 - SUNDAY: QUITO – COCA – NAPO RIVER – YASUNÍ NATIONAL PARK

Afternoon departure from Quito (a short 30-minutes flight) arriving at the city of Coca (Francisco de Orellana); transfer to the Río Napo port; journey by motorized canoe downstream (ninety minutes) to board the M/V ANAKONDA, all the while observing the ever-changing forest-clad riverbanks of the silty-brown headwaters of the Amazon River. Soon after boarding, the M/V Anakonda will start navigating downstream, a great opportunity for observing from our sundeck the amazing flora and fauna of the region. After dinner, enjoy an optional nocturnal walk into the forest to discover the mysteries of this unique environment and see how life emerges in the dark right before your eyes.

DAY 2 - MONDAY: BLACK WATER LAGOON

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.

DAY 3 - TUESDAY: KURY MUYU & PARROT CLAY LICK

Breakfast served on board. Today we will enjoy a cultural & ethnic encounter with the locals. We will spend some time at one of the forest communities to learn about their everyday lives. Take advantage to shop for local handcrafts and souvenirs. Later we head over to the Parrot  Clay licks, a great place to witness one of the most exciting wildlife spectacles in Amazonia.  After lunch, explore one of our local jungle trails as we head to a most unique water museum, where you will learn about many of the creatures that inhabit this environment. After the visit, conditions permitting, paddle your way downstream back to the Napo and enjoy more  opportunities to observe wildlife.

DAY 4 - WEDNESDAY: RETURNING HOME

Early departure from the Anakonda and transfer back to Coca (two-hour canoe ride); return flight to Quito.

 

ITINERARY 5 DAYS
DAY 1 - WEDNESDAY: QUITO–COCA–NAPO RIVER–YASUNI NATIONAL PARK

Morning departure from Quito (a short 30-minutes flight) arriving at the city of Coca (Francisco de Orellana); transfer to the Río Napo port; journey by motorized speedboat downstream (ninety minutes) to board the M/V ANAKONDA, all the while observing the ever-changing forest-clad riverbanks of the silty-brown headwaters of the Amazon. Soon after boarding, the M/V Anakonda will start navigating downstream, a great opportunity for observing from our sundeck the amazing nature and wildlife of the region. After dinner, enjoy an optional nocturnal walk into the forest to discover the mysteries of this unique environment and see how life emerges in the dark right before your eyes.

DAY 2 – THURSDAY: PERUVIAN BORDER - YASUNI NATIONAL PARK

After a delicious breakfast we will disembark to visit one of the local family homes. During the visit, we will have the opportunity of meeting representative members of the Amazonian community, learning from their culture, talents and ways of life. We will understand how these giving and joyful people live, utilize and protect their resources, and how the cherish the fragility of their ecosystem.
After lunch, the Anakonda continues navigation towards one of the most pristine black-water systems of the Amazon Basin, home to legendary Pink River Dolphins, Black Cayman and the enigmatic Amazonian Anaconda. We may also spot river turtles and a series of monkey species such as the Black-mantled Tamarin, Red Howler or Squirrel Monkeys, as well as Three-toed Sloths and the primitive Hoatzin, a bizarre bird locally called ‘Stinky Turkey’ (PavoHediondo). The canoe trip upstream will reveal the overwhelming beauty of this aquatic jungle world.

DAY 3 - FRIDAY: FLOODED FOREST & MONKEY ISLAND

This morning, we will explore a swamp forest from the comfort of a high rise board walk, a very good chance to discover the wildlife that frequents these “moretales”, or Morete palm forests, where birds, primates and different aquatic creatures congregate. Afterwards, we visit a local home where funerary urns from the XVII century have been discovered and excavated.
After lunch, and a short time to unwind as the ANAKONDA navigates upstream, we will spend some time exploring one of the large islands, where many surprises can be found.
For our more adventurous guests, we offer Glamping for the night. Please enquire.

DAY 4 - SATURDAY: KURY MUYO & CLAY LICKS

Breakfast is served on board. We will enjoy a cultural & ethnical encounter with the local communities. We will spend some time at one of the communities to learn about their everyday lives. Here, you’ll be able to shop, a great opportunity to purchase local handcrafts. Later we head over to the Parrot Clay licks, where we will witness one of the most exciting wildlife spectacles in Amazonia.
In the afternoon, we visit the Limoncocha Biological Reserve, an incredible natural reserve with over four hundred bird species. Search for Black Caiman after dusk. Evening return to the Anakonda.

DAY 5 SUNDAY: RETURNING HOME

We head back to the city of Coca to take the morning flight back to Quito. The canoe ride upstream takes around two hours.

 

ITINERARY 8 DAYS
DAY 1 - SUNDAY: QUITO – COCA – NAPO RIVER – YASUNÍ NATIONAL PARK

Afternoon departure from Quito (a short 30-minutes flight) arriving at the city of Coca (Francisco de Orellana); transfer to the Río Napo port; journey by motorized canoe downstream (ninety minutes) to board the M/V ANAKONDA, all the while observing the ever-changing forest-clad riverbanks of the silty-brown headwaters of the Amazon River. Soon after boarding, the M/V Anakonda will start navigating downstream, a great opportunity for observing from our sundeck the amazing flora and fauna of the region. After lunch, an initial outing on one of our trails will introduce you to the wonders of the tropical rainforest, an easy walk that will bring you to your first encounters with the Amazon Basin. After dinner, enjoy an optional nocturnal walk into the forest to discover the mysteries of this unique environment and see how life emerges in the dark right before your eyes.

DAY 2 - MONDAY: BLACK WATER LAGOON

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.

DAY 3 - TUESDAY: WHITE WATER RIVER & YAKU KAUSAY AT THE YASUNÍ NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast served on board. We explore a white-water river in search of local fauna.
After lunch we stop at the Amazonian Water Museum (YakuKausay), and an optional night walk inside forest (depending on accessibility, river water levels, weather conditions, and wildlife behavior).

DAY 4 - WEDNESDAY: POMPEYA - NAPO RIVER – YASUNI NATIONAL PARK

In the morning we will visit a very interesting butterfly house and research project at one of the nearby communities. After lunch, we will enjoy an easy walk in terra firme forest and discover the animated forest understory of the Amazon Basin. After dinner, enjoy an optional nocturnal walk to discover the mysteries of this unique environment and see how life emerges in the dark right before your eyes.

DAY 5 - THURSDAY: PERUVIAN BORDER - YASUNI NATIONAL PARK

After a delicious breakfast we will disembark to visit one of the local family homes. During the visit, we will have the opportunity of meeting representative members of the Amazonian community, learning from their culture, talents and ways of life. We will understand how these giving and joyful people live, utilize and protect their resources, and how the cherish the fragility of their ecosystem.
After lunch, the Anakonda continues navigation towards one of the most pristine black-water systems of the Amazon Basin, home to legendary Pink River Dolphins, Black Cayman and the enigmatic Amazonian Anaconda. We may also spot river turtles and a series of monkey species such as the Black-mantled Tamarin, Red Howler or Squirrel Monkeys, as well as Three-toed Sloths and the primitive Hoatzin, a bizarre bird locally called ‘Stinky Turkey’ (PavoHediondo). The canoe trip upstream will reveal the overwhelming beauty of this aquatic jungle world.

DAY 6 - FRIDAY: FLOODED FOREST & MONKEY ISLAND

This morning, we will explore a swamp forest from the comfort of a high rise board walk, a very good chance to discover the wildlife that frequents these “moretales”, or Morete palm forests, where birds, primates and different aquatic creatures congregate. Afterwards, we visit a local home where funerary urns from the XVII century have been discovered and excavated.
After lunch, and a short time to unwind as the ANAKONDA navigates upstream, we will spend some time exploring one of the large islands, where many surprises can be found.
For our more adventurous guests, we offer Glamping for the night. Please enquire.

DAY 7 - SATURDAY: KURY MUYO & CLAY LICKS

Breakfast is served on board. We will enjoy a cultural & ethnical encounter with the locals communities. We will spend some time at one of the communities to learn about their everyday lives. Here, you’ll be able to shop, a great opportunity to purchase local handcrafts. Later we head over to the Parrot Clay licks, where we will witness one of the most exciting wildlife spectacles in Amazonia.
In the afternoon, we visit the Limoncocha Biological Reserve, an incredible natural reserve with over four hundred bird species. Search for Black Caiman after dusk. Evening return to the Anakonda.

DAY 8 SUNDAY: RETURNING HOME

We head back to the city of Coca to take the morning flight back to Quito. The canoe ride upstream takes around two hours.

 

ITINERARY 8 DAYS
DAY 1 -WEDNESDAY: QUITO–COCA–NAPO RIVER–YASUNÍ NATIONAL PARK

Morning departure from Quito (a short 30-minutes flight) arriving at the city of Coca (Francisco de Orellana); transfer to the Río Napo port; journey by motorized canoe downstream (ninety minutes) to board the M/V ANAKONDA, all the while observing the ever-changing forest-clad riverbanks of the silty-brown headwaters of the Amazon River. Soon after boarding, the M/V Anakonda will start navigating downstream, a great opportunity for observing from our sundeck the amazing flora and fauna of the region. After lunch, an initial outing on one of our trails will introduce you to the wonders of the tropical rainforest, an easy walk that will bring you to your first encounters with the Amazon Basin. After dinner, enjoy an optional nocturnal walk into the forest to discover the mysteries of this unique environment and see how life emerges in the dark right before your eyes.

DAY 2 - THURSDAY: PERUVIAN BORDER - YASUNÍ NATIONAL PARK

After a delicious breakfast we will disembark to visit one of the local family homes. During the visit, we will have the opportunity of meeting representative members of the Amazonian community, learning from their culture, talents and ways of life. We will understand how these giving and joyful people live, utilize and protect their resources, and how the cherish the fragility of their ecosystem.
After lunch, the M/V Anakonda continues navigation towards one of the most pristine black-water systems of the Amazon Basin, home to legendary Pink River Dolphins, Black Cayman and the enigmatic Amazonian Anaconda. We may also spot river turtles and a series of monkey species such as the Black-mantled Tamarin, Red Howler or Squirrel Monkeys, as well as Three-toed Sloths and the primitive Hoatzin, a bizarre bird locally called ‘Stinky Turkey’ .

DAY 3 - FRIDAY: FLOODED FOREST & MONKEY ISLAND

This morning, we will explore a swamp forest from the comfort of a high rise board walk, a very good chance to discover the wildlife that frequents these “moretales”, or Morete palm forests, where birds, primates and different aquatic creatures congregate. Afterwards, we visit a local home where funerary urns from the XVII century have been discovered and excavated.
After lunch, and a short time to unwind as the M/V ANAKONDA navigates upstream, we will spend some time exploring one of the large islands, where many surprises can be found.
For our more adventurous guests, we offer Glamping for the night. Please enquire.

DAY 4 - SATURDAY: KURY MUYO & CLAY LICKS

Breakfast is served on board. We will enjoy a cultural & ethnical encounter with the locals communities. We will spend some time at one of the communities to learn about their everyday lives. Here, you’ll be able to shop, a great opportunity to purchase local handcrafts. Later we head over to the Parrot Clay licks, where we will witness one of the most exciting wildlife spectacles in Amazonia.
In the afternoon, we visit the Limoncocha Biological Reserve, an incredible natural reserve with over four hundred bird species. Search for Black Caiman after dusk. Evening return to the M/V Anakonda.

DAY 5 – SUNDAY: POMPEYA & NAPO RIVER AT THE YASUNÍ NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast we will visit an Archeological/Ethnographic Museum on the Island of Pompeya for a unique look at the ancient cultures that lived and settled in the area.
After lunch, we will enjoy an easy walk in terra firme forest and discover the animated forest understory of the Amazon Basin. After dinner, enjoy an optional nocturnal walk to discover the mysteries of this unique environment and see how life emerges in the dark right before your eyes.

DAY 6 - MONDAY: BLACK WATER LAGOON

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.

DAY 7 - TUESDAY: WHITE WATER RIVER & YAKU KAUSAY AT THE YASUNÍ NATIONAL PARK

Breakfast served on board. We explore a white-water river in search of local fauna.
After lunch we stop at the Amazonian Water Museum (YakuKausay), and an optional night walk inside forest (depending on accessibility, river water levels, weather conditions, and wildlife behavior).

DAY 8 - WEDNESDAY: RETURNING HOME

We head back to the city of Coca to take the morning flight back to Quito. Thecanoerideupstreamtakesaroundtwohours.

 


Contact Ecuador Travel Prices 2017 per person

4 days 5 days 8 days
Doble Standart Suite 1200 1500 2400
Doble Deluxe Suite 1500 1875 3000
Triple Standard Suite  1020 1275 2040
Triple Deluxe Suite 1275 1594 2550
Sencilla Stadard Suite 1800 2250 3600
Sencilla Deluxe Suite 2250 2813 4500

In the prices included:

Transfer In and Out from Coca’s airport to and from the M/V Anakonda
On board accommodation
Programmed visits according to itinerary with a certified naturalistic guide
Unlimited water, coffee and tea

All meals while on board

Not included in the price:

Air ticket Quito – Coca – Quito
Transfers to and from Quito’s airport
Communities entrances fee
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Tips and gratuities
Internet Wi-Fi
Personal expenses
Any other service not mentioned herein


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