Manatee Amazon Explorer

Overview

This is a journey that takes us into the endless heart of biodiversity, which extends its fabulous prism of life throughout the Amazon Basin. The very nature of this jungle realm teaches us that the best way to explore it is through a unique means of transportation: by navigating down the river on a fabulous, state-of-the-art vessel set to explore this truly unique environment. The inspiring adventure will provide many unexpected, astonishing encounters. We will discover the Yasuní (the largest of Ecuador’s continental National Parks), a wild and untamed realm in the heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest. We will climb observation towers to enjoy unique perspectives of the forest and explore black water rivers escorted by otters and turtles. We will hike trails learning about the wonderful flora that makes up the eternal green of Ecuadorian Amazonia.

TRIP CODE
ECTSMA3
DEPARTURE
Friday
DURATION
4 Days
LOCATIONS
Amazon, Ecuador

Itinerary

Inclusions & Details

Accommodation Cabin on ship
Inclusions
Shipboard accommodation 
All meals onboard
All scheduled landings/excursions with certified naturalist guide
Return transfers from Coca Airport to pier 
 
EXCLUSIONS: 
Air tickets Quito - Coca - Quito 
Airport transfers in Quito 
Community Entrance Fees 
Beverages onboard (other than water, coffee and tea)
Gratuituies 
Pre or post cruise travel expenses
Personal expenses 
 

 

Difficulty Rating 2 (light adventure)
Single Surcharge

Available upon request

Notes

Contact us for more information 

Price Dependent upon

Season and availability

Sustainability

Chimu Adventures undertakes a number of sustainability measures within its operations including:
1) Only using local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprints. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting.
2) Where possible, using locally owned and operated boutique hotels to maximise the return to the local community.
3) Chimu’s “Pass it on” programme has provided funding to hundreds of local community projects in Latin America. Our aim is to empower local communities, helping them to develop their own infrastructure for the future. Since 2006, we have been working with Kiva (a well-known Non-Governmental Organisation), providing hundreds of loans to local businesses all over South America.
4) In our pre tour information we provide a range of tips and advice on how to minimise your impact on both local environments and communities.
5) Chimu Adventures’ offices also take a number of sustainability measures including carbon offsets for company vehicles and most staff travel. Chimu Adventure’s internal processes are also structures to create a paperless office and to reduce waste. There are also internal programmes to help staff minimise their carbon footprint such as our staff bike purchase assistance plan which encourages office staff to commute to work via bicycle. Currently almost half of our office based staff commute to work via bicycle. 

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