Amazon – Ecuador River Cruises

MV Anakonda Amazon click here to view brochureMV Anakonda Amazon

This is a journey that takes us into the endless heart of biodiversity, which extends its fabulous prism of life throughout the  Amazon Basin. As detailed below, 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.

The Anakonda Amazon River Cruise is the only luxury ship in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. It was built to make the experience of the Amazon the most comprehensive and unique adventure possible! It’s eighteen suites feature ample sitting areas and large and comfortable beds. The vessel comes complete with an expansive observation deck, an outdoor Jacuzzi, and one al fresco lounge; ideal for cocktails, relaxation, reading or simply enjoying the spectacular view. The vessel also features 3 canoes for guest transportation to land excursions and activities and also 10 kayaks. The Anakonda offers hammocks, naturalist tour leaders and a travel concierge, who will go out of his way to personalize your experience, making the Anakonda Amazon River Cruise a savory, unforgettable and exciting treat! The cruise departs from Quito and takes 7 nights, or for those short of time, there are shorter 3 and 4-night cruises available.

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MV Manatee Amazon Explorer click here to view brochure MV Manatee Amazon Explorer

The Ecuadorian Amazon Basin is a special place, unlike most visitor sites in the world,  filled with teeming nature and adventure at every turn. There is no telling what you will see or experience. The unexpected is certainly one of its treasures.  The Amazon is located in the lowland equatorial tropics which is a humid environment. Excursions on land usually take place in the mornings and afternoons, as the temperature rises at midday we will usually be taking R&R aboard the MV Manatee Amazon Explorer. Weather is relatively constant throughout the year (we’re on the Equator, so there are no strongly demarcated seasons). It can certainly be hotter in New York or Paris in summer than it ever is in Ecuador’s corner of the Amazon Basin.

Although expedition cruising by its very nature is characterized as adventurous, the safety of our staff and passengers is of paramount importance to us. The Manatee Amazon Explorer is fully equipped and maintained in order to handle the most challenging conditions and circumstances and is manned by experienced and conscientious expedition staff and crew. The canoes used for daily shore landings are rugged and versatile and are operated responsibly by experienced personnel. Onboard you will be fully briefed on all pertinent safety issues and concerns, as well as our environmental policy; passengers also receive appropriate and detailed briefings before each landing. The cruise departs from Quito and takes 7 nights, or for those short of time, there are shorter 3 and 4-night cruises available.

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