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Amazon Anakonda Experience - 5 Day

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Travel on board the Anakonda Amazon River Cruise, the only luxury ship in the Ecuadorian Amazon and experience the jungle in the most unique way.  Visit remote and pristine areas where few have had the opportunity to travel, interact with the region's local communities,while enjoying the comforts, facilities and services of a five star boutique ship. 

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Trip Code: ECTSAAE5

Location: Ecuador

Ship: Anakonda Amazon Cruise

CRUISE ITINERARY

On arrival at Coca Airport, you will be met by a representative from MV Anakonda and transferred to the dock. Board a motorized canoe to begin the journey down the river for approximately an hour and a half, taking in the first sights and sounds of the Amazon.

After boarding and once settled in, you will be joined by expert local naturalist guides who will provide you with a brief and informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon, after which you will have your first opportunity to discover the exciting features of the cruise ship: spacious social areas, comfortable suites, and the observation deck that allows you to admire the changing rainforest landscape as we glide down the Napo River.

After dinner, plunge straight into the Amazon by going for a nighttime forest walk to observe the forest’s nocturnal activity and experience the thrill of the vivid noises and aromas that come from so much biodiversity.

Wednesday: Arrive coca & Embarkation

Early in the morning, visit Yasuni National Park. This is a pristine and relatively undisturbed region of the Ecuadorian Amazon and home of the legendary Pink River Dolphin. In this area you can also find anacondas, river turtles and various primate species, as well as the colorful Hoatzin, a unique bird that is known locally as the “Stinky Turkey”.

Later in the afternoon, canoe in a blackwater lake, home to giant otters and the magnificent, albeit elusive manatee. Also enjoy a pleasant hike in the Riparian/Gallery Forest, where you may have the chance to spot a flock of birds and marvel at the intricate organization of a colony of leaf-cutter ants by the “Giant Fig Tree”, a truly majestic tree that is home to an abundance of wildlife, much like the “Giant Kapok Tree”.

Thursday: Yasuni National Park

Start the day off by visiting an authentic Quechua family located on the banks of the Napo River, where you will receive cultural immersion and the opportunity to learn directly from members of the local community.

Return to the M/V Anakonda for lunch and some leisure time as the ship continues cruising upstream. At this time, you are invited to participate in a cooking class with the chef who will share recipes and techniques for preparing exquisite traditional Ecuadorian food that you can replicate at home. You are also invited to try their hands at making traditional handicrafts.

Friday: Quechua Family & Canoeing

After breakfast, disembark to explore the nearby forest for a walk to discover a myriad of different animals and plant species that can only be found in the Amazon basin.

In the afternoon, visit a canopy tower, built against a giant Kapok tree. The perspective at the top of this observation tower is truly glorious, looming above the lush treetops and providing a view of the sheer vastness of the Amazon Basin.

In the evening, bravely venture into the river on a canoe to search for black caimans with the help of flashlights.

Saturday: Forest Adventure & Observation Canopy

After breakfast, disembark the M/V Anakonda and take the motorized canoe back to Coca (one-and-a-half-hour ride).

Sunday: Disembarkation & Return to Coca
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Important Information

  • All on board accommodation 
    All meals on board 
    English-speaking anturalist guide 
    Water, coffee and tea beverages
    Transfers to Coco from the vessel when arriving on recommended flights 

    Exclusions

    Air ticket Quito-Coca-Quito
    Admission to local communities and natural reserves
    Gratuities for crew
    Personal expenses 
    Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
    Alcoholic and non-alcholic beverages not specified

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request

  • Contact us for details 

  • Season and availability 

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

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.