Amazon Riverboat Cruises on the Anakonda (3, 4, or 7 nights)

Itinerary in Brief: Explore the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest by Boat

  • First class riverboat cruising
  • Comfortable accommodations
  • Abundant wildlife and biodiversity
  • The Amazon River and tributaries
  • Guided excursions into the rainforest
  • 40 passengers maximum
  • Combine with other areas of Ecuador
  • Please call or email us with any questions

Day by Day Itinerary

Included meals are indicated in parentheses: (B,L,D)

The Anakonda Amazon Riverboat Cruise Overview

This itinerary varies depending on whether you choose the 3, 4, or 7 night cruise.  The 3 night cruise departs on Sunday, the 4 night cruise departs on Wednesday, and the 7 night cruises depart on Sunday or Wednesday and combine the two shorter itineraries. All cruises depart from the city of Coca. Typically travelers fly from Quito to Coca the morning that the cruise starts and transfer immediately to the ship.

3 Night Itinerary

Day 1      Sunday        Arrive to Coca / Napo River

Today you will take a short 30-minute flight from Quito to the frontier town of Coca and transfer to the dock, where you will embark on a motorized canoe and navigate down the scenic Napo River about 1 hour to board the Anakonda.

Once onboard, you will have time to relax and settle in while the boat begins navigating downriver. An evening walk is organized after sunset, giving you the opportunity to discover the forest’s nocturnal activity and listen to the sounds of nature.
Anakonda(D)

Day 2       Monday        Sani Warmi – Observation Tower

This morning you will visit the Sani Warmi Kichwa Interpretation Center, where a group of Kichwa women will talk to you about their customs, cuisine and everyday life. The center was created to showcase the local culture and allow visitors to learn about Amazonian lifestyles along the Napo River. You will also have the opportunity to buy crafts, local products and souvenirs.

In the afternoon, you will climb to the top of a 100-foot high observation tower 100-feet high, built against a giant kapok tree, for a spectacular view out over the treetops of the Amazon Basin.
Anakonda (B,L,D)

Day 3       Tuesday        Yasuní National Park – Yakukawsay

After breakfast you will disembark for a walk within the Yasuni National Park, where your expert naturalist guides will lead you through the Amazon’s incredible biodiversity and tell you about the relationships of the local flora and fauna.

After lunch, you will make a stop at the Yakukawsay Kichwa Interpretation Centre, then take an evening walk through the forest.
Anakonda (B,L,D)

Day 4       Wednesday        Return to Coca / Fly to Quito

This morning you will disembark and take a 1-hour motorized canoe ride to Coca to meet your flight back to Quito.
(B)

4 Night Itinerary

Day 1      Wednesday        Arrive to Coca / Napo River

Today you will take a short 30-minute flight from Quito to the frontier town of Coca and transfer to the dock, where you will embark on a motorized canoe and navigate down the scenic Napo River about 1 hour to board the Anakonda.

Once onboard, you will have time to relax and settle in while the boat begins navigating downriver. An evening walk is organized after sunset, giving you the opportunity to discover the forest’s nocturnal activity and listen to the sounds of nature.
Anakonda(D)

Day 2       Thursday        Peruvian Border / Yasuní

After breakfast, you will disembark on land for your first daylight tropical rainforest experience. You will walk through the rainforest with your naturalist guide, learning about Amazonia’s incredible biodiversity and the relationship between the local plants and animals.

After lunch back onboard, the Anakonda will navigate to one of the most pristine and little-explored sections of Ecuadorian Amazonia, home to the legendary pink river dolphin, black caiman and anaconda. Here you may find river turtles and various species of monkeys, as well as the primitive Hoatzin, a unique bird locally known as “the Stinky Turkey.” The only way to visit this flooded ecosystem is by canoe, a ride that will let you get up close with the creatures of the lush jungle.

Tonight you have the option of sleeping onboard or glamping: luxurious, full-service camping in the rainforest.
Anakonda (B,L,D)

Day 3       Friday        Napo River Community / Activities On Board / Island Exploration

After breakfast you will disembark to visit a school located on the banks of the Napo River, where you will learn about the educational system of a remote jungle community in Ecuador.

You will return to the Anakonda for lunch and have time to relax while the boat navigates upstream. You will have an informative lecture and documentary screening, and if time permits, learn about (and make) typical handicrafts of the area. In the afternoon, you will disembark to explore one of the largest river islands of the Napo River.
Anakonda (B,L,D)

Day 4       Saturday        Parrot’s Clay Lick / Limoncocha Biological Reserve

After breakfast you will set out to visit one of the most amazing spectacles in western Amazonia: parrot licks. These unique pools of mud become rich in minerals and attract hundreds of parrots, parakeets and amazons every day. You will also visit a small community arts and crafts shop, an excellent place to find souvenirs to take home.

In the afternoon, you will 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 you will have a chance to spot black caiman with the help of flashlights.
Anakonda (B,L,D)

Day 5        Sunday        Return to Coca / Fly to Quito

This morning you will disembark and take a 1-hour motorized canoe ride to Coca to meet your flight back to Quito.
(B)

 

2015 Departures

3 Night Trip Departures run Sunday to Wednesday

4 Night Trip Departures run Wednesday to Sunday

7 Night Trip Departures run Sunday to Sunday or Wednesday to Wednesday

Cabin Type: Room Type: 4 day/3 night: 5 day/4 night: 8 day/7 night:
Standard Suite Double $1,778/person $2,222/person $3,556/person
Triple $1,511/person $1,889/person $3,022/person
Single $2,656/person $3,318/person $5,308/person
Deluxe Suite Double $2,222/person $2,778/person $4,444/person
Triple $1,889/person $2,361/person $3,778/person
Single $3,318/person $4,147/person $6,634/person
Glamping (optional excursion): $333/person per night

Vessel Specifications

  • Length: 148 feet
  • Maximum Width: 30 feet
  • Passenger Capacity: 40
  • Cruising Speed: Average 12 knots

Cabins

  • 14 Standard Suites on the second deck, panoramic windows
  • 4 Deluxe Suites on the third deck, private balcony
  • All suites have private bathrooms and air conditioning.

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