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The Amazon Anakonda River Cruise offers the most tweaked, ergonomic and thought-out way to discover the mystery, spirit, life, and multicoloured infinity of the most biodiverse corner on Earth - the Ecuadorian Amazon. Navigate down the river on a state-of-the-art vessel set to explore this truly unique environment
Observe amazing flora and fauna of the Amazon region including Pink River Dolphins, Common Squirrel Monkeys, Piranhas and much more.
Enjoy cultural and ethic encounters with locals, learning about their everyday lives.
Shopping for local handcrafts and souvenirs.
Explore local jungle trails in one of the most amazing environments in the world.
Paddle down the river whilst observing some of the most fascinating sights of the reserve.
Itinerary in Brief
Day 1: Quito - Coca - Napo River
Day 2: Panacocha Biological Corridor
Day 3: Clay Licks - Sani Warmi - Yasuni National Park
Day 4: Disembark in Coca - Flight to Quito
Day 1: Quito - Coca - Napo River
Morning departure from Quito. A short 30-minute flight takes you to the frontier town of Coca (Francisco de Orellana) and transfer to the Río Napo port where you will embark on a motorised canoe and navigate down river for about 1 hour to board the M/V Anakonda.
Along the way you will have a chance to admire the rainforest landscape and banks of the great Napo River. Immediately after boarding, the M/V Anakonda will start navigating downstream, a great opportunity for observing from the 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: Panacocha 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.
Day 3: Parrot Clay Licks - Sany Warmi & Yasuni National Park
Breakfast served 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 Centre, where a group of Kichwa women will speak of their customs, cuisine and everyday life. They have created the centre 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).
Day 4: Coca - Quito
Early departure from the Anakonda and transfer back to Coca (one-hour canoe ride); return flight to Quito.
Departs - Selected dates (listed below)
Suites and Cabins
Suites and cabins on the Anakonda Amazon River Cruise are groundbreaking in every sense. For some reason, no one ever thought it possible, or even convenient, to bring all the perks of creature comfort to Amazon cruising in Ecuador. The Anakonda now does, offering up to 20 square-meters worth of space to unwind in suites, with private balconies, Jacuzzis, and full-frame panoramic windows that offer you just that much more of the Amazon’s sights and spectacles.
The Anakonda Cruise Vessel is your portable hotel across the Amazon Basin, bringing unprecedented comforts and service to a remote, wild and exciting destination. Perks include a common reading room, a boutique store, a bar-salon, an al fresco lounge, an outdoor Jacuzzi, a solarium and awe-inspiring observation deck, a main indoor dining hall, all of which are conceived to make the vessel a veritable extension of each and every cabin or suite that makes up this once-in-a-lifetime Amazonian experience.
Its capacity of a maximum of 40 passengers make the Anakonda Amazon Cruise the ideal size for both people seeking evasion and privacy, and those open to making friends during their adventure.
Deck Plan: Anakonda Expedition Vessel
Suites: 18 suites:
4 Deluxe Suites with balconies
14 Standard Suites (4 interconnected)
- All outside-facing with large panoramic windows
- All in-suite sitting areas
- All with air conditioning system
- Full sized beds that can be converted to a queen-sized bed, bathroom
with shower, toilet, sink, cabinet, hairdryer and a basket of
- Hot water available 24-hours
Social Areas:- Bar-lounge / Conference room - Indoor Dining Room
- Outside lounge with 'al fresco' dining facilities
- Spacious sundeck with two outdoor Jacuzzis and lazy chairs
Port of Embarkation: Coca, Ecuador
Vessel's Registry: Ecuador
Type of Vessel: River Expedition Vessel
Length: 148 feet/ 45m
Beam: 30 feet/ 9m
Draft: 5 feet/ 1.5m
Gross Tonnage: 280 tons
Cruising Speed: 12 knots
Electricity: 110 / 220 volts
Engines: 2 x 80 KVA John Deere (encapsulated for noise reduction)
Water: 10000 litre water treatment plant
Safety: GPS tracking by the Ecuadorian Navy. Radio communication
with separate battery pack, satellite phone, life jackets, flares and
signals, fire extinguishers, sprinklers and smoke detectors in each
cabin, automatic defibrillator on board
Launch Boats: Three fiberglass ecological canoes equipped with
four-stroke low emission engines; constant radio communications with the
main vessel. Each canoe has a capacitty of 30 passengers
Crew: 25, including a purser, paramedic, 4 english-speaking
naturalist guides, 4 native guides, Captain, concierge and crew members
Accommodation: Up to 40 passengers with private facilities
Transfers to/from vessels (based on flights)
Tours led by certified naturalist guide
Activities as specified
All meals during voyage
Hot water, coffee and tea
What's not included?
Passport, visa and immigration fees
Transfers to/from Quito Airport
Travel protection plan
Community entrance fee - US$70 pp
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Any items not mentioned as included
Entrance fees are subject to change without previous notice
Additional fees apply for children under 12 years old
Optional Glamping available, ask us for more information