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Explore the Ecuadorian Amazon in supreme comfort. The Anakonda offers a personalized service: the concierge takes care of every detail aboard and onshore, provecides information about the cruise´s destination and the surrounding wildlife, and customizes itineraries for guests´special requirements.

This journey takes us into the endless heart of biodiversity, the Amazon Basin. The Anakonda Amazon Cruise is the state-of-the-art vessel specifically designed to navigate on the Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

The Anakonda Amazon Cruise, winner of the World Travel Award as South America´s Leading Boutique Cruise, offers an exclusive characterized by comfort, exceptional culinary offerings and once-in-a-lifetime journeys involving Amazonian cultural inmersion, unique and vibrant wildlife, and the unrivaled wonders of its many ecosystems. In this rich and diverse environment, we have the chance to observe enchanting animals such as pink river dolphin, giant otters, and turtles, as well as hundreds of native birds and primates, while navigating along the region´s freshwater rivers, both white-water and black water.

The main commitment is caring for natural resources and the conservation of local cultures by
applying responsible and sustainable tourism practices and community involvement in all of the
operations.

ANAKONDA SUITES
  • 14 Standard suites (20m2 / 215 ft) with French balconies.
  • 4 Deluxe suites (24 m2 / 258 ft2) with whirlpool bathtub and private balconies.
    All suites are river facing and include ceiling to floor windows, an air conditioning system and a
    private bathroom with hot water.
KEY FEATURES
  • Boutique
  • Crystal room
  • Conference room
  • El Dorado Bar-Lounge
  • Al Fresco Shaded Lounge
  • Panoramic View Restaurant
  • Spacious Sundeck with Outdoor Hot Tub
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Rainforest Night Walks
  • Pañacocha Biological Corridor
  • Parrot Clay Licks
  • Indigenous Communities
  • Canoeing
  • Kayak Adventure
  • Yasuni National Park
  • Wildlife Observation
  • Observation Canopy Tower
  • Native House
  • Life on Board
  • Rainforest Excursion
  • National & International Cuisine
  • Glamping

ANAKONDA AMAZON CRUISE

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS ITINERARY
SUNDAY – WEDNESDAY

Day PLACE
Sun Coca – Napo River
Mon Pañacocha Biological Corridor
Tue Parrot Clay Licks – Amazonian Communities
Wed Return

Day 1. Sunday:Quito – Coca – Napo River

Our adventure begins in the city of Quito, Capital of Ecuador. After taking a short 30- minute flight from Quito to the Amazon city of Coca, located in the Orellana Province, we will transfer to the dock and board our motorized canoe to begin our 90-minute journey down the river, taking in the first sights and sounds of the Amazon. Soon, we will reach the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and receive our welcome aboard.

Once we have settled into the Anakonda Amazon Cruise, we will be joined by expert local naturalist guides who will provide us with a brief and informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon. After, 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 rainforest by going for a nighttime forest walk (optional excursion) to observe the forest’s nocturnal activity and experience the thrill of the vivid noises and aromas that come from so much biodiversity.

Day 2. Monday: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 black-waters. Pañacocha means “Piranha Lake” in the native
Kichwa 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, paiches (one of the largest freshwater fiches in the word) 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 with refreshing beverages.

After lunch, we will do some kayaking, and the bravest among us can enjoy a nice refreshing swim in the Piranha Lake! We promise it’s not as dangerous as it sounds! Back on board the Anakonda Amazon Cruise, our guests will have the opportunity to attend a lecture given by our concierge and watch an educational documentary about the region.

Day 3. Tuesday: Parrot Clay Licks – Amazonian Communities

This morning we will set out on canoes to observe one of the most incredible sights on this side of the Western Amazon – the parrot clay licks. This unique place is rich in minerals and attracts hundreds of colorful parrots, parakeets, and Amazon birds every day.

Later in the afternoon, we will visit a Kichwa Cultural Center, where we will learn about Amazon communities and their ancestral culture, traditions, and cuisine. Members of the local community will teach us about indigenous lifestyles along the Napo River. Guest will have the opportunity to support the local community by purchasing handicrafts, local products, and souvenirs.

Back on board the Anakonda Amazon Cruise, we will be delighted with an exquisite farewell dinner.

Day 4. Wednesday: Return

This is where our adventure ends! Enjoy the last part of our return journey onboard and then disembark the Anakonda Amazon Cruise to take the motorized canoe back to Coca (90 minutes ride approximately).

NOTE: The foregoing itinerary is our standard operating model. We intend to offer everything as planned and will make every effort to do so, however depending on inclement weather, technical or operational difficulties beyond our control, the Anakonda Amazon Cruise reserves the right to modify the itinerary without notice.

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS ITINERARY
WEDNESDAY – SUNDAY

Day PLACE
Wed Quito – Coca – Napo River
Thu The Heart of Yasuni National Park
Fri Kichwa Family & Life On Board
Sat Observation Canopy Tower & Forest Adventure
Sun Return

Day 1. Wednesday:Quito – Coca – Napo River

Our adventure begins in the city of Quito, Capital of Ecuador. After taking a short 30- minute flight from Quito to the Amazon city of Coca, located in the Orellana Province, we will transfer to the dock and board our motorized canoe to begin our 90-minute journey down the river, taking in the first sights and sounds of the Amazon. Soon, we will reach the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and receive our welcome aboard.

Once we have settled into the Anakonda Amazon Cruise, we will be joined by expert local naturalist guides who will provide us with a brief and informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon. After, 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 rainforest by going for a nighttime forest walk (optional excursion) to observe the forest’s nocturnal activity and experience the thrill of the vivid noises and aromas that come from so much biodiversity.

Day 2. Thursday: The Heart of Yasuni National Park (Home of the Legendary Pink River Dolphin) & Secoya Community

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

We will then board the Anakonda Amazon Cruise for lunch and enjoy of the onboard experiences such us a spectacular ever-changing scenery view from the Amazon hut tub, a delicious cocktail at the bar and lounge, or admire the breathtaking landscapes
from the observation deck.

Later in the afternoon, we will visit Yasuní National Park, a pristine and relatively undisturbed region of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Our guests will be pleased to learn that this is the home of the legendary pink river dolphin! In this area, we can also find anacondas, river turtles and various primate species, as well as the colorful hoatzin, a unique bird that is known locally as the stinky turkey.

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

Day 3. Friday: Kichwa Family & Life On Board

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

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

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

Day 4. Saturday: Observation Canopy Tower & Forest Adventure

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

In the afternoon, we will explore the nearby forest for a walk to discover a myriad of different animals and plant species that can only be found in the Amazon basin. A kayak activity is also available to explore this area. Back on board the Anakonda Amazon Cruise, we will be delighted with an exquisite farewell dinner.

Day 5. Sunday: Return

This is where our adventure ends! Enjoy the last part of our return journey onboard and then disembark the Anakonda Amazon Cruise to take the motorized canoe back to Coca (90 minutes ride approximately).

NOTE: The foregoing itinerary is our standard operating model. We intend to offer everything as planned and will make every effort to do so, however depending on inclement weather, technical or operational difficulties beyond our control, the Anakonda Amazon Cruise reserves the right to modify the itinerary without notice.

INCLUDED

  • Onboard accommodations
  • All meals on board
  • Scheduled excursions according to the itinerary with a certified naturalist guide
  • Unlimited supply of water, coffee and tea
  • Exclusive access to the VIP Lounge (Before and after the cruise)
  • Transfers from / to the vessel when arriving on the recommended flights
  • Private & personalized assistance for Quito – Coca – Quito flights at both airports when arriving on our recommended flights.

NOT INCLUDED

  • **For those passengers who choose not to purchase their air tickets with us, an additional fee of USD40 per person, shall apply for the services listed above.
  • **For those passengers who choose not to purchase their air tickets with us, an additional fee of USD40 per person, shall apply for the services listed above.
  • *Subject to change without prior notice.
  •  Admission to local communities and natural reserves (USD70 per person for 4 & 5 day cruises, USD80 per person for an 8 day cruise)

*Subject to change without previous notice

  • Transfers to and from Quito´s airport
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Personal expenses
  • Other services not specified in the program

GALLERY

PRICES

 

TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION

 

TYPE OF CABIN

CRUISE LENGTH

4D / 3N

5D / 4N

8D / 7N

SUN-WED

WED – SUN

SUN-SUN / WED-WED

DOUBLE

TRIPLE

 

Standard

Suite

USD2995

USD2546

USD3743

USD3182

USD5990

USD5092

SINGLE

USD4493

USD5615

USD8985

CHILDREN UNDER 12 YRS OLD

USD1498

USD1872

USD2995

DOUBLE

 

Deluxe

Suite

USD3749

USD4679

USD7485

TRIPLE

SINGLE

USD3187

USD5624

USD3978

USD7019

USD6363

USD11228

CHILDREN UNDER 12 YRS OLD

USD1875

USD2340

USD6734

GLAMPING

(optional excursion)

Up to 8 people

(min 2 people)

 

USD500 per person