MV Manatee Amazon Explorer Cruises

4, 5 or 8 Days - from AUD$1281

Countries visited : Equador

TOTAL DAYS : 4, 5 or 8 Days

STARTS IN : Coca

ENDS IN : Coca

Highlights : Dolphin Sighting , Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve , Amazon Jungle , Napo River , Native Community , Yasuni Nat. Park

TRANSPORT : Boat

The riverboat “Manatee Amazon Explorer“, is a 27 metres long and 7 metres wide fine vessel, specifically designed for wildlife sightings in the Ecuadorian rainforest.

It has a capacity 30 people in 14 comfortable cabins with private bathrooms, hot water and individual air conditioning, laundry service on board, spacious restaurant, bar and lounge, panoramic terrace, delicious meals and some of the best naturalist guides. An original and comfortable way to experience the rainforest.

Program 4 Days/3 Nights
Friday to Monday

Friday – Coca – manatee Amazon Explorer
Morning arrival at Coca airport (Francisco de Orellana) and transfer to the Napo River port . On a motorized canoe ride down the river in 1:30, during your journey , important information about the area you are given. Once aboard the Manatee Amazon Explorer will start your cruise on the Napo River.

 

PM : afternoon . At dusk, you will have your first experience with the Amazon rainforest. You begin with for example a night walk , visit a typical house or canoe ride . This will depend on the river level , climatic conditions.
Overnight on board . Lunch and dinner included

 

Saturday – Parrots Clay Lick and Observation Tower
AM: After breakfast on board, you will visit another area of ​​Yasuni park. A unique place to visit in the area is the cliff parrots where hundreds of birds of different species gather to ingest kaolin therein ..
PM : In the afternoon you will explore the observation tower built around a tree, where you can observe the different ecosystems of the forest and a large variety of birds. Then you reach the Manatee night after a search of caimans on Chaullacocha lake.
Overnight on board . Lunch and dinner included .

 

Sunday – Protected Area Pañacocha
AM: You continue navigating until you reach the mouth of Pañayacu ( Piranha River ) . You will make a canoe trip on the Piranha River to see the sights of this protected forest. We can see pink river dolphins , and many agile Saïmiris monkeys. The rivers and lakes of that place are perfect habitat for the infamous piranha, arowana ( monkey fish ) and white caimans . For lunch you can enjoy a typical Amazonian barbecue.

 

PM : In the afternoon , you will explore the forest and the banks of the river, before climbing aboard the Manatee .
Overnight on board . Lunch and dinner included .

 

Monday – Local House – Coca – End of Cruise
AM : Early in the morning we will visit an Aboriginal housing and then back to the boat back in the dugout to the city of Coca . You will take the afternoon flight (Not Included) back to Quito. Box lunch and dinner free

 

NOTE : Each night there will be additional activities such as conferences, a study of the flora and fauna and night outings .

 

Program 5 Days/4 Nights
Monday to Friday

Monday – Coca – manatee Amazon Explorer
Morning arrival at Coca airport (Francisco de Orellana) and transfer to the Napo River port . On a motorized canoe ride down the river in 1:30, during your journey , important information about the area you are given. Once aboard the Manatee Amazon Explorer will start your cruise on the Napo River.

 

PM : afternoon . At dusk, you will have your first experience with the Amazon rainforest. You begin with for example a night walk , visit a typical house or canoe ride . This will depend on the river level , climatic conditions.
Overnight on board . Lunch and dinner included

 

Tuesday – Cuyabeno national Park Wildlife Sighting
AM: Early in the morning we explore one of the most pristine rivers in the Ecuadorian Amazon : the Cocaya river. The opportunity to watch colorful birds and other animals unique flora living in Reserve Cuyabeno Fauna and flora . You can see in the distance, on the shore of the Red Howler Monkeys and other species as black tamarind, squirrel monkey , Lazy ….

 

PM :: In the afternoon, you will be at the heart of the Yasuni Park , visit one of the major lakes of black Amazon Basin : the Jatuncocha .
Overnight on board . Lunch and dinner included .

 

Wednesday – Local House and Kichwa, Local Protected Area
AM : In the morning you will visit a typical house Kichwa . Where a native guide will explain the lifestyle and traditions of their culture.
PM :: In the afternoon , enjoy a relaxing sailing aboard the Manatee , a cooking class on typical Ecuadorian dishes will be given by head of Manatee , as well as workshops on crafts and other teachings the Amazon are given. Overnight on board . Lunch and dinner included .

 

Thursday – Limoncocha Biological Reserve
AM: Early in the morning we will visit another area of ​​Yasuni park. A unique place to visit in the area is the cliff parrots where hundreds of birds of different species gather to ingest kaolin therein .

 

PM : In the afternoon you will visit the Limoncocha Biological Reserve , an incredible place where you can see many birds , monkeys and dark black caimans . Back to Manatee for the night. Overnight on board . Lunch and dinner included .

 

Friday – Coca – End of Cruise
AM: Back in the dugout to the city of Coca to take the morning flight back to Quito (Not Included) . Free meals .

 

NOTE : Each night there will be additional activities such as conferences, a study of the flora and fauna and night outings.


PRICES

4 Days Program - Fri

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Coca Lodge AUD$1942 AUD$1281 AUD$1102

5 Days Program - Mon

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Coca Cruise AUD$2588 AUD$1715 AUD$1473

8 Days Program - Mon or Fri

Join in Category Single Double Triple
Coca Cruise AUD$4488 AUD$2994 AUD$2573

Prices per person in AU$. Not valid during local public holidays and special events.
All prices are as a guide only, please check with us for the latest prices.

Included:

  • River Transportation.
  • Accommodations in Single, Double or Triple Staterooms.
  • All Meals (B, L, D), snacks, etc.
  • Purified Water
  • Excursions in the forest (all kind).
  • Visits to Native Communities.
  • Excursions Leaders (Biologists, Zoologists, Botanists, etc).
  • Lectures by our Excursions Leaders.

Not included:

  • Airfare Quito/Coca/Quito, approx AU$300pp plus taxes
  • National Parks entrance fees US$20pp,
  • Parrots salt lick fee US$25pp.

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