Set sail on the only luxury ship in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest and experience the Amazon in the most comprehensive and unique way possible! Over 5 days, we will discover Yasuni - the largest of of Ecuador’s continental National Parks, climb observation towers to enjoy picturesque views of the forest and explore black water rivers escorted by otters and turtles. Choose between standard and deluxe cabins to perfect your cruise experience on the Anakonda
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: Border with Peru (The Heart of Yasuni)
Day 3: Meeting the Community - Activities on Board - Island Exploration
Day 4: Observation Tower - Limoncocha Biological Reserve
Day 5: Coca - Quito
Day 1 - Wednesday
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 - Thursday
Border with Peru (The Heart of Yasuni)
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 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’ (Pavo Hediondo). The canoe trip upstream will reveal the overwhelming beauty of this aquatic jungle world.
Day 3 - Friday
Meeting the Community - Activities om 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.
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.
Day 5 - Sunday
Coca - Quito
We head back to the city of Coca to take the morning flight back to Quito. The canoe ride upstream takes around one hour.
Departs - Weekly
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
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
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
Transportation to and from Coca airport and M/V Anakonda
Accommodation on board
Scheduled visits according to the itinerary with a certified naturalist guide.
Unlimited supply of hot water, coffee and tea.
All meals on board.
What's Not Included
Transportation to and from Quito airport
Admission to communities and parks ($50 per person)
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Entrance fees are subject to change without previous notice
Additional fees apply to children under 12 years old
Optional Glamping available, ask us for more information