Explore the Mysterious Amazon River

$ 2899 /Person
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5 Days Exploring the Great Amazon River

 

The mysterious Amazon River Basin—one of Earth’s most exotic natural realms and our planet’s largest rainforest ecosystem—is an unforgettable and once-in-a-lifetime experience. Witness the spectacular variety of its lush flora and extraordinary fauna during daily expeditions by excursion boat and nature walks. As you experience this enthralling world of verdant tropical waterways and rainforests, learn about the relationship the local villagers have with their environment as well as the critical global issues of biodiversity and sustainability. Are you ready?

 

 

This is a journey that takes us into the endless heart of biodiversity, the Amazon Basin. Our First-Rate River Cruise Vessel makes it possible for you to explore the remote nature of this jungle in total comfort and leisure. The Anakonda Amazon Cruises is our state-of-the-art vessel specifically designed to navigate on the Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Our wide array of onboard services and amenities will ensure your full comfort and enjoyment as you explore this region of the world.

 

In this trip you will learn:

  • Birdwatching
  • Indigenous Community Immersion
  • Canopy Observation Tower
  • Rainforest Walks – Day and Night
  • Briefings and Lectures given by Expert Naturalist Guides
  • Swimming
  • Kayaking
  • Canoe Excursions
  • Cooking Lessons – Traditional Dishes
  • Handicraft demonstration
  • Traditional Amazonian delicacies

 

More Info:

  • Travel Style:  Boat Adventure
  • Physical Rating:  7
  • Level Required: All Levels
  • Price: $$$
  • Season: All Year Long
  • Activities: Boating, Kayaking, Canoeing, Canopy, Hiking.
  • Age:  All ages

Itineraries

Day 1

Quito - Coca - Napo River

Day 2

Yasuri National Park

Day 3

Quechua Family & Life on Board

Day 4

Forest Adventure & Observation Canopy Tower

Day 5

Return

 

Includes:

  • Transportation
  • Accommodation in Twin or Triple suites
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on board
  • Unlimited supply of water, coffee, tea
  • Bilingual Naturalist Guide Expert
  • Canopy Observation Tower
  • Rainforest Walks – Day and Night
  • Bird Watching
  • Indigenous Community Visit
  • Canoe – Kayak Excursion
  • Cooking Lessons – Traditional Dishes
  • BBQ Pit
  • Transportation Back

 

Excludes:

  • Flights
  • Insurance
  1. :

    We went on the 5 day cruise through the Amazon River. A truly wonderful trip.
    Beautiful ship, well-kept, great cabins, nice dining room, really nice bar/lounge, All members of the crew were extremely nice and helpful, outstanding and extremely professional. Impressive food. The naturalist guides are all extremely good, very knowledgeable and really nice to spend time with. The excursion programme is well composed, varied and interesting.
    The highlight of our trip was the early morning birding excursions. This cruise to the Amazon was just as great.
    An experience to live!

    Alice Wood
    East Sandwich, Massachusetts

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  2. :

    Myself and my friends spent 4 nights/5 days cruising the Napo River in the Amazon Basin in Ecuador! We had a fantastic time, the crew and nature guides were outstanding, we had a little bit of extra comfort (AC, lovely cousine, met after every adventure with fresh juice and a culinary treat) Got to see many tropical birds, monkeys, a peak at the rare pink dolphin and of course, the rainforest in all its splendor. The naturalists are expert at what they do and are so friendly and knowledgable. Not a real strenuous trip, spent a lot of time in a motorized canoe getting from site to site, went to a native school and visited a local indigenous family that lives off the land not too diffently than they have for eons. A big thumbs up!
    Thanks Im your Trip… wonderful organization and the best experience ever!!

    Jean Virgil
    Charlottesville, Virginia

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  3. :

    I take this 5 day cruise of the Amazon. Cannot recommend it enough! Such a wonderful way to explore the Amazon. Our guides Raul and Pedro were fantastic-informative and so approachable. The excursions were great! Don’t miss the Cayman night trip. Unforgettable. The staff were attentive and friendly. The rooms very comfortable and clean. The food was plentiful and amazing! I loved this trip and for sure my next one will be the Peruvian Jungle Experience!
    Thank you I”m Your Trip, you guys rock!!!!

    Andrew Brington
    Brighton, United Kingdom

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Book your flight Quito - Coca.
Domestic Flight: The easiest and convenient way to reach Coca is by air (is just 30 minutes away) you can book a flight to The Aeropuerto Francisco de Orellana. ICARO and TAME are the two airlines operating flights to the area.The flight is just half hour. Both have at least four daily flights from Quito to Coca Monday through Friday, with fewer flights on Saturday and Sunday.

By Bus -- Various bus companies service the Coca route. The best is Transportes Baños (tel. 02/2570-884 in Quito, or 06/2880-946 in Coca), which has several daily buses from the main terminal in Quito to Coca. These buses go via Loreto, and the ride takes about 9 hours. Buses to Coca via Lago Agrio leave every half-hour between 6am and 11:30pm. Both Transportes Baños and Putamayo (tel. 02/2583-316) make this run, which is longer and takes about 11 hours. The fare via either route is around $15 (£10). Return buses follow roughly the same schedule.

The Amazon basically has 2 seasons: the flooded and the dry season. Both offer rich rewards, fabulous sites, and amazing opportunities to view plant and animal life. The Amazon Basin is as rich, lush, and green as it is because it gets an abundance of rain (12 feet a year on average). In a typical year, that totals 200 rainy days, which means that there will be days of heavy rain even in the dry season. Also it is hot in the Amazon any time of year. Two key points to remember, as you choose between the Amazon in flooded season or in dry season: there will be some rain whichever season you choose, and yet you will see spectacular wildlife and plant life whether you go in wet or dry season. All the rest is details.

A travel-insurance policy to cover theft, loss, adventure sports and medical problems is a very good idea. Some policies specifically exclude dangerous activities, so check carefully to make sure you're covered for all your activities of choice.
Here some suggestions:
-World Nomads: www.worldnomads.com
-IMG: www.imglobal.com
-Allianz: www.allianztravelinsurance.com
-John Hancock: www.johnhancocktravel.com
-Surf Travel Insurance: www.surftravelinsurance.com

Packing Checklist
Passport (and a color copy)
Comfortable walking or tennis shoes
Walking stick (optional)
Several lightweight pants (more than two)
DON’T BRING JEANS!
3 or so long and short-sleeved shirts or blouses
Vests with pockets are useful for carrying camera equipment and other accessories.
A windbreaker or sweater for breezy afternoons on deck
Waterproof cotton socks, one pair per day
Small, sturdy umbrella – 1
Shorts – 1 or 2
T-shirts – 3 or 4
Bathing suit
Cotton underwear
Hat or cap
Plastic bottle for water
Sunscreen lotion
Sunglasses
A flashlight and extra batteries
Binoculars (available on board as a rental item)
Small waterproof backpack
Insect repellant
Camera and extra batteries, enough film and memory cards
Personal first-aid kit
Plastic bags for storing wet clothing
Cash – we also accept credit cards on board

Ecuador’s currency is the U.S dollar, which avoids the headache of currency conversion and exchange rates for Americans… and is quite user-friendly for Europeans as well.
ATMs are found in most major cities and in many towns (where there is at least a bank). All US dollar bills and coins are accepted (including the Sacajawea dollar coin), but there are also 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 cent coins made locally (which, conversely, are not accepted anywhere else but in Ecuador). Most stores are always fetching for ‘change’ (sueltos), so think about bringing enough coins and one dollar bills, or change when you can, because 50 or 100 dollar bills can be refused in certain places, especially rural towns.
English is the most common foreign language people can communicate with visitors in, especially within the tourism industry. Much less so, German and French, for which you may want to think of hiring a special guide. Other languages need some level of interpretation.
The fact that Ecuador is in Latin America doesn’t mean you need only warm weather clothing. The highlands get chilly, especially at night (when visiting the Amazon, you still have at least an overnight in Quito). The Amazon is warm and humid, but strong breezes and rain make it wise to bring a light sweater or raincoat.
Getting around in Ecuador has become easier as highways have been impressively revamped. There is no full service train to different cities (although the enjoyable Quito to Guayaquil train, recently refurbished, is an interesting tourism attraction). One can travel by car (taxis aren’t excessively expensive), by bus (by far the cheapest way to travel, but very time-consuming), or plane between major Ecuadorian cities, to both the coast and the Amazon.
People are friendly and humble throughout Ecuador. Like any major city, there is petty crime in certain parts of town, but if you stick to the important visitor sites, there should be no problem.
There are virtually no tourism visa requirements to visit Ecuador.