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)

 

3 Night Trip Departure Dates 2014 (Sunday to Wednesday):

Jan 05-08, Jan 12-15, Jan 19-22, Jan 26-29, Feb 02-05, Feb 09-12, Feb 16-19, Feb 23-26, Mar 02-05, Mar 09-12, Mar 16-19,Mar 23-26, Mar 30-Apr 02, Apr 06-09, Apr 13-16, Apr 20-23, Apr 27-30, May 04-07, May 11-14, May 18-21, May 25-28, Jun 01-04, Jun 08-11, Jun 15-18, Jun 22-25, Jun 29-Jul 02, Jul 06-09, Jul 13-16, Jul 20-23, Jul 27-30, Aug 03-06, Aug 10-13, Aug 17-20, Aug 24-27, Aug 31-Sep 03, Sep 07-10, Sep 14-17, Sep 21-24, Sep 28-Oct 01, Oct 05-08, Oct 12-15, Oct 19-22, Oct 26-29, Nov 02-05, Nov 09-12, Nov 16-19, Nov 23-26, Nov 30-Dec 03, Dec 07- 10, Dec 14-17, Dec 21-24, Dec 28-31

4 Night Trip Departure Dates 2014 (Wednesday to Sunday):

Jan 01-05, Jan 08-12, Jan 15-19, Jan 22-26, Jan 29-Feb 02, Feb 05-09, Feb 12-16, Feb 19-23, Feb 26-Mar 02, Mar 05-09, Mar 12-16, Mar 19-23, Mar 26-30, Apr 02-06, Apr 09-13, Apr 16-20, Apr 23-27, Apr 30-May 04, May 07-11, May 14-18, May 21-25, May 28-Jun 01, Jun 04-08, Jun 11-15, Jun 18-22, Jun 25-29, Jul 02-06, Jul 09-13, Jul 16-20, Jul 23-27, Jul 30-Aug 03, Aug 06-10, Aug 13-17, Aug 20-24, Aug 27-31, Sep 03-07, Sep 10-14, Sep 17-21, Sep 24-28, Oct 01-05, Oct 08-12, Oct 15-19, Oct 22-26, Oct 29-Nov 02, Nov 05-09, Nov 12-16, Nov 19-23, Nov 26-30, Dec 03-07, Dec 10-14, Dec 17-21, Dec 24-28, Dec 31-Jan 04 (’15)

7 Night Trip Departure Dates 2014 (Sunday to Sunday):

Jan 05-12, Jan 12-19, Jan 19-26, Jan 26-Feb 02, Feb 02-09, Feb 09-16, Feb 16-23, Feb 23-Mar 02, Mar 02-09, Mar 09-16, Mar 16-23, Mar 23-30, Mar 30-Apr 06, Apr 06-13, Apr 13-20, Apr 20-27, Apr 27-May 04, May 04-11, May 11-18, May 18-25, May 25-Jun 01, Jun 01-08, Jun 08-15, Jun 15-22, Jun 22-29, Jun 29-Jul 06, Jul 06-13, Jul 13-20, Jul 20-27, Jul 27-Aug 03, Aug 03-10, Aug 10-17, Aug 17-24, Aug 24-31, Aug 31-Sep 07, Sep 07-14, Sep 14-21, Sep 21-28, Sep 28-Oct 05, Oct 05-12, Oct 12-19, Oct 19-26, Oct 26-Nov 02, Nov 02-09, Nov 09-16, Nov 16-23, Nov 23-30, Nov 30-Dec 07, Dec 07-14, Dec 14-21, Dec 21-28, Dec 28-Jan 04 (’15)

7 Night Trip Departure Dates 2014 (Wednesday to Wednesday):

Jan 01-08, Jan 08-15, Jan 15-22, Jan 22-29, Jan 29-Feb 05, Feb 05-12, Feb 12-19, Feb 19-26, Feb 26-Mar 05, Mar 05-12, Mar 12-19, Mar 19-26, Mar 26-Apr 02, Apr 02-09, Apr 09-16, Apr 16-23, Apr 23-30, Apr 30-May 07, May 07-14, May 14-21, May 21-28, May 28-Jun 04, Jun 04-11, Jun 11-18, Jun 18-25, Jun 25-Jul 02, Jul 02-09, Jul 09-16, Jul 16-23, Jul 23-30, Jul 30-Aug 06, Aug 06-13, Aug 13-20, Aug 20-27, Aug 27-Sep 03, Sep 03-10, Sep 10-17, Sep 17-24, Sep 24-Oct 01, Oct 01-08, Oct 08-15, Oct 15-22, Oct 22-29, Oct 29-Nov 05, Nov 05-12, Nov 12-19, Nov 19-26, Nov 26-Dec 03, Dec 03-10, Dec 10-17, Dec 17-24, Dec 24-31, Dec 31-Jan 07 (’15)

Cruise Rates Per Person in USD

Cabin Type: Room Type: 4 day/3 night: 5 day/4 night: 8 day/7 night:
Standard Suite Double $1600/person $2,000/person $3,200/person
Triple $1,360/person $1,700/person $2,720/person
Single $2,390/person $2,986/person $4,777/person
Deluxe Suite Double $2,000/person $2,500/person $4,000/person
Triple $1,700/person $2,125/person $3,400/person
Single $2,986/person $3,732/person $5,971/person
Glamping (optional excursion): $300/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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