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M/V Anakonda 4 day: Standard

Destination(s): Coca, Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
Frequency: Sundays, year-round
Price: starting at $2,196.00 per person
  *single supplement $1,083.00
Deadline to book: Open booking

On the Anakonda Amazon River Cruise, visit remote ecosystems that few have had the opportunity to experience while enjoying the comforts, commodities and services of a 5-star boutique river hotel.

Environmental Responsibility

Apart from highlighting the Amazon to the world, explaining to guests the importance of protecting it, working hard to promote environmental awareness not only for those who visit, but for our employees and the communities at large, our state-of-the-art vessel were purposely conceived to create the least impact possible on the environment. Our waste management programs were designed upon analyzing the sum of different experiences in Amazonian Ecuador and applying them to international standards.

Sustainable Development

All of us at Anakonda Amazon Cruises are well aware that we operate in an extremely fragile and deeply controversial region. We believe that sustainable tourism —giving visitors from other corners of the world the opportunity to experience natural heritage sites as fascinating as the Amazon Basin – offers an excellent way for local communities to reap financial benefits while protecting and cherishing the land they call home. Not only do we employ guides and crew locally, we offer important percentages of some of our most luxurious programs, such as glamping, to our employees. We take our guests to a variety of environmentally-sound and culturally-engaging visitor sites run by local communities in order to involve them in important aspects of the tourism industry, knowing quite well by now that making conservation irresistible for the people that live in environmentally endangered areas is the only way to secure their long term conservation. There is much to be done to protect this sublimely special land, and we at ANAKONDA know that we will need help from those directly involved, the true guardians of the Amazon, to do so.

Package Includes:

  • Three nights accommodation aboard the M/V Anakonda -  Standard
  • Programmed excursions with certified naturalist guides
  • All meals on board: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Unlimited water, coffee and tea
  • Lectures and on board entertainment
  • Transfer to/from the airport in Coca to the boat

Not Included:

  • International & Domestic airfare to Coca, Ecuador
  • Applicable airport departure taxes
  • Guide and crew gratuities
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 
  • Community entrance fees ($50 per person)
  • Internet wifi
  • Boutique purchases
  • Travel insurance

Day 1.   Sunday   Quito - Coca – Yasuni National Park

Morning departure from Quito (a short 30-minutes flight) arriving at the frontier city of Coca (Francisco de Orellana); transfer to the Río Napo port; journey by motorized speedboat downstream (two hours) to board the M/V ANAKONDA, all the while observing the ever-changing forest-clad riverbanks of the typically silty-brown headwaters of the Amazon. After lunch we will stop at the Amazonian Water Museum (Yaku Kausay), and walk the forest by night (depending on accessibility, river water levels, weather conditions, and wildlife behavior) before returning onboard for dinner.

Day 2.   Monday   Parrot Clay Lick and Observatory Tower

Breakfast served on board. We will head over to the Parrot Clay licks, a great place to witness one of the most exciting wildlife spectacles in Amazonia. Lunch is served on board; in the afternoon we will explore the Chaullacocha black-water river system, and depending on the river´s water level, we may access it by foot or paddling canoe. We will further explore the lake’s shores seeking out turtles, herons, and caiman, and later in the day, visit a canopy tower over 30 meters high, from which an impressive view of the forest lays out in front of you. From this perspective, we can appreciate the breadth of a vast ecosystem that cannot be seen from any other angle. The tower has 300 steps to a most riveting forest view. Return to the M/V ANAKONDA by nightfall, after searching for caiman on Chaullacocha Lake.

Day 3.   Tuesday   Visiting the Panacocha Biological Corridor

We will continue our navigation downstream to reach the Pañayacu River delta, take a canoe trip up the river to experience the sights of this fascinating reserve. There will be the possibility of observing 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 Water Monkey Fish (Arawana) and White Caiman. After a refreshing swim (for the courageous!), we will enjoy a delicious Amazon-style BBQ and a cold drink at a nearby camping site. In the afternoon, we will head out on exploration trails, and return onboard for dinner.

Day 4.   Wednesday   Native Dwelling and returning home

Early in the morning we will visit a native jungle village, and return to the boat to head back to the city of Coca for the afternoon flight back to Quito. The boat ride upstream will take around two hours. Lunch box served en route.

Note: All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.

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