THE AMAZON BASIN ABOARD
ANAKONDA CRUISE

4 days / 3 nights, A unique way to discover wildlife

THE AMAZON BASIN ABOARD
ANAKONDA CRUISE

4 days / 3 nights, A unique way discover wildlife

Cruising the Amazon jungle is one of the most rewarding adventures you will ever have. This journey takes us into the endless heart of biodiversity aboard the South American Leading Boutique Vessel, the Anakonda. Navigating down the Napo River, we get to discover unique landscapes, welcoming amazon communities and fantastic wildlife. Be part of a jungle experience like no other on this marvelous state-of-the-art cruise, while you enjoy the comfort and luxury it provides.

What´s the tour like?

Travel Style: Natural Wonders
Nature wonders, Awe-inspiring views, extraordinary biodiversity and natural discovery like nowhere else. Unforgettable experiences to connect with nature at its purest.

Service Level: First Class
All the way in attention to detail, comfort and service. The perfect combination of elegance, exclusivity and coziness to make your trip delightful

Age Requirements:
Suitable for all ages. All travelers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Group Size: Medium 
Medium size group. Max 30

Physical Requirement: Average
Itineraries include light and moderate physical activities like walking and hiking. Accessible to most healthy travelers.

Itineraries:

Sunday to Wednesday.

Note:

  • The following itineraries are also available:  4Nights/ 5Days from $2743; 7Nights/8Days from $4390
  • *Rates based on double occupancy

4 days / 3 nights

Anakonda Cruise

From:

$ 2196USD



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What´s included?

  • Transportation to and from El Coca airport and M/V Anakonda.
  • On board accommodation
  • Programmed visits according to itinerary with a certified naturalist guide
  • Unlimited water, coffee and tea
  • All meals while on board

Accommodation
Standard Suites/ Family Suites/ Panoramic Suites

Meals
All meals a board are included. Special dietary available on request.
Drinks and tips are not included.

Transportation
Airplane, motorized canoe, canoe, panga

Activities
Canoe along the river canals, visit to Observation Tower, Land excursions, Parrots Clay Lick, Natural history lectures and briefings, Glamping and many more!!!

Itinerary: 4 days / 3 nights

Day1: Quito – Coca – Napo River

Departure from Quito. A short 30-minute flight takes us to the frontier town of El Coca (Francisco de Orellana) and transfer to the dock, where we will embark on a motorized canoe and navigate down river about 1 hour, to board the M/V ANAKONDA AMAZON CRUISES.

Note: Since safety on board is of upmost importance, our navigation will not begin until a safety evacuation drill has been completed. Throughout the journey we have a chance to admire the rainforest landscape and sand banks of the great Napo River.

Immediately after boarding the M/V Anakonda, we continue navigating downstream. This will be the first of many opportunities passengers will have to enjoy the exciting features of our cruise ship: the spacious social areas, comfortable suites, and an observation deck that offers spectacular views.

Once you have comfortably settled into the M/V Anakonda, we will be joined by local tour/-nature guides who will give us a complete and condensed introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon. Following this Amazonian induction, we will enjoy dinner under the mesmerizing sunset. An evening walk is organized after sunset; giving us the opportunity to discover the forest’s nocturnal activity while listening to the incessant sounds of nature.

Day 2: Pañacoha Biological Corridor

  • We will continue our navigation downstream to the Pañayacu River delta; you take a canoe trip up the river to experience the sights of this fascinating reserve.
  • Upon reaching the Pañacocha Lake (Piranha Lake, in native language Quechua) we will be marveled by the unique creatures that inhabit the area: squirrel monkeys, and of course the infamous Piranhas. Pañacocha’s Lake ecosystem make it the perfect habitat for the Piranha, as well as water monkey fish, known locally as Arawana and the White Caiman.
  • After a refreshing swim (for the courageous!)
  • Will enjoy a delicious Amazon-style BBQ meal and refreshing beverages at a nearby camping site.
  • In the afternoon, we will head out on exploration trails, and return onboard for dinner.
  • Undoubtedly, after an entire day in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon, there will be plenty of questions. Luckily for our passengers, we will have the chance to speak to local guides, who will be happy to answer all of our questions. The local guides will also be given the time to discuss other subjects related to the Ecuadorian Amazon during our evening briefing.

Day 3: Parrots Clay Lick/ Sani Warmi/ Yasuni National Park

  • After breakfast on board

If weather permitting, we will have a chance to marvel at an astonishing natural phenomenon as we set out to visit one of the most amazing spectacles located on this side of the western Amazonia, known as Parrot Clay Licks. These unique pools of mud are rich in minerals and attract hundreds of parrots, parakeets and amazon birds every day.

  • Later we will visit the Sani Warmi Kichwa Interpretation Center, where a group of Kichwa women will speak and share about their customs, cuisine and daily life. These women created the center in order to showcase their culture. The visit to the Sani Warmi community is a unique opportunity to learn about Amazonian lifestyle along the Napo River. You will also have the opportunity to buy handmade crafts, local products and souvenirs.
  • Afterwards, we will enjoy lunch on board, as we navigate to Puerto Pedro. Weather permitting and as an optional excursion, we could make a short stop at the Yakukawsay Kichwa Interpretation Centre.

After climbing a ceibo tree and enjoy an astonishing view of the Amazon from its wooden tower. This is a great chance for birdwatching activities. Our trip into Ecuadorian Amazon, ends here, as we will begin our trip back to Itaya. Our last night in the Ecuadorian Amazon, will enjoy a farewell cocktail with all our staff.

Day 4: Return

  • Before sunrise, we will navigate towards Itaya, it is from here that we will disembark the M/V Anakonda, in order to be transferred by a motorized canoe to El Coca (1-hour ride). From Coca, you will fly to Quito.

Introduction

Cruising the Amazon jungle is one of the most rewarding adventures you will ever have. This journey takes us into the endless heart of biodiversity aboard the South American Leading Boutique Vessel, the Anakonda. Navigating down the Napo River, we get to discover unique landscapes, welcoming amazon communities and fantastic wildlife. Be part of a jungle experience like no other on this marvelous state-of-the-art cruise and enjoy the comfort and luxury it provides.

Rates

Note: Gross Fit Rates for 2018 are the same

Calendar

5days /4 nights itinerary operates every week from Wednesday to Sunday

Other itineraries:

  • 4 days / 3 nights itinerary operates every week from Sunday to Wednesday
  • 8 days / 7 nights itineray operates from Sunday to Sunday

What´s Included

  • Transportation to and from El Coca airport to M/V Anakonda.
  • On board accommodations
  • Programmed visits according to itinerary with a certified naturalist guide
  • Unlimited water, coffee and tea
  • All meals while on board ( If you need further assistance with any type of food, please let us know)

Exclusions

  • Air Ticket Quito – Coca – Quito ($200 per person – subject to change).
  • Admission to communities and parks ($70 per person – subject to change).
  • Drinks and tips are not included
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Wi-Fi Internet.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Other services not specified in the program.

Highlights of the Tour

  • Kayaking in the river canals
  • Swimming in the lagoons
  • Land Expedition
  • Glamping
  • BirdWatching
  • Visits to the surrounding Communities
  • Wildlife photography

Accommodation

Single, Double and Triple Accomodation

Glamping for the most adventurers

Cabin Features

Panoramic windows
Private balcony
Private bathroom
Air Conditioner
Hot water
Queen size and Twin size beds

Suites and Standard Suites

Facilities & Services

Ample Social Areas
Al fresco Lounge
Boutique Store
Al fresco Lounge
Outside Jacuzzi

Additional Information

Packing List

Sunscreen
Sunglasses
Insect repellant
Small backpack Hat (preferably with a brim)
Shorts, Long pants, T-shirts, Long and Short sleeved shirts, Wind breaker / light raincoat, Bathing suit, Comfortable walking shoes, Sneakers with rubber soles, Outdoor Sandals, Camera and binoculars, Extra film, memory cards, discs Spare batteries
Any medicine you may be taking
Insurance documentation
Passport
Money (US$ cash) Major Credit cards (Visa, Mastercard)

Health


TopExperiencesEC understands that in order to take a trip, the passenger is in perfect physical and mental health. By booking a cruise and by boarding the ship the guest will comply at all times with applicable rules and regulations of the ship and orders and instructions of the ship’s officers and medical staff.

We reserve the right without liability to require a guest to disembark and/or to refuse to board and transport a guest who, in the judgment of the tour operator or the ship’s Captain, is unfit to travel or may require care beyond that which the operator is reasonably able to provide.

The tours we offer range from sea level up to 4000 meters above sea level. If you have a condition that is aggravated by altitude, ask your health care professional before deciding to take a trip.

Travel Insurance


Travel Insurance is compulsory for all TopExperiencesEC tours. Travelers need to show proof of their travel insurance before participating in the tour. If you need help booking a travel insurance, please email us at info@topexperiences.ec 

General Conditions


Flights
TopExperiencesEC will not be held responsible or compensate for any flight delays that may affect your participation in our tours. Flights booked with different airlines are subject to their own Terms and Conditions, and Limitations of Liability.

Fees
TopExperiencesEC reserves the right to pass on to its guests (including fully paid and deposited guests) any taxes and fees imposed by government or quasi-government agencies that relate specifically to a guest’s itinerary. “Taxes and fees” include any and all fees, charges, surcharges, tolls and taxes imposed by governmental or quasi-governmental authorities including, but not limited to, customs fees, per person berth taxes or fees, embarkation and/or disembarkation fees at ports, airline transportation fees, dockage fees, and wharfage fees.

Fuel supplements and surcharges
TopExperiencesEC reserves the right to charge a per person fuel supplement if the price of fuel increases any time prior to sailing up to and including the day of embarkation.

We may collect any taxes, government fees/quasi government fees and fuel supplement (the “Surcharges”) at the time of booking, prior to sailing or on board the vessel, even if the cruise fare has been paid in full. Surcharges will be invoiced accordingly.

General Itinerary or Vessel Changes
All fares, offers, savings, programs and itineraries are subject to change without notice.

Important Notes

Dietary Needs:

M/V Anakonda Amazon River Cruise requires written notification 30 days prior to the cruise with regards to any travelers’ specific dietary needs. Every effort will be made to cater to special dietary needs, and to accommodate special requests, subject to a given products’ availability in Ecuador.

Discount for children under 12 years: Apply 1 child per adult e.g.: 1 adult 1 child, 2 adults 2 children. In case there are 3 children and 2 adults, the third child pays full adult rate.

Visit to the Amazon Communities

Some of the visits programmed on the different itineraries are within protected areas, and visitors are required to comply with local rules and regulations. Naturalist guides will inform passengers of these rules. M/V Anakonda Amazon River Cruise, represented by its onboard guide, reserves the right to deny any passenger disembarkation for visits should any of these regulations are ignored or violated.

Vessel Replacement:

M/V Anakonda Amazon River Cruise reserves the right to replace the vessel if considered necessary (i.e. force majeure or mechanical failure). Should travelers not agree to this option, M/V Anakonda Amazon River Cruise reserves the right to cancel the trip upon a pro- rata refund per cruise night not used or, as an alternative, will offer credit toward a future cruise on board M/V Anakonda Amazon River Cruise.

Booking Policies

All TopExperiencesEC trips are booked online, over the phone or by completing a booking form. Payment is made via bank transfer. Full payment must be made at the moment of booking. Once we have received the payment, we will send you an email receipt of your payment and the details of your booking.

Means of Payment

TopExperiencesEC accepts the following bank transfers:

Wire Transfers in US dollars to:

 

USA

Bank of America

For domestic transfers:

  • Checking account
  • Wire Transfers: 026009593
  • Account Number: 229056664242
  • Account Name: Fausto Santiago Andrade

For international transfers:

  • Swift Code International Transfers: BOFAUS3N
  • Address: 401 Lincoln BLVD, FL 33139
  • Account Name: Fausto Santiago Andrade
  • Account Number: 229056664242

 

Ecuador

Banco Internacional

  • Swift Code: BINTECEQ
  • Address: Av. Patria y 9 de Octubre Quito – Ecuador
  • Account Name: TopExperiencesEC Cia. Ltda.
  • Account Number: 700628456

Cancelations


We may cancel a trip at any time prior to departure if due to terrorism, natural disasters, political instability or other external events it is not viable for us to operate the planned itinerary. If we cancel your trip, you can transfer amounts paid to an alternative start date or in circumstances where cancellation is due to external events outside our reasonable control; refunds will be given less any unrecoverable expenses. We are not responsible for any incidental expenses that you may have incurred as a result of your booking including, but not limited to vaccinations, travel insurance excess or non-refundable flights.

In the case of a cancellation due to medical reasons, we require a medical certificate. With this, we will provide a credit note of a value of 50% of the booking for the guest. This credit note is valid for another departure for one year from the cancellation date. This credit note will not be issued for departures during Peak Season.

In the case of cancellation due to death, we require a certificate. With this, we will provide a credit note of a value of 50% of the booking for a future departure by a friend or family member. This credit note is valid for another departure for one year from the cancellation date. This credit note will not be issued for departures during Peak Season.

120+ days prior, 10% of total invoice retained
60-119 days prior, 20% of total invoice retained
Less than 60 days prior to departure, 100% of total invoice retained

Limitations of Liability

TopExperiencesEC cannot be held responsible for any loss as a result of the failure of any third-parties (including tour operators, hoteliers, airlines); however, we will give every reasonable assistance in helping you resolve any dispute. Our responsibility as a tour agency is limited. We are not liable for any personal injury, death, damage, loss, accident or delay which may be occasioned by any vehicle, company or person engaged in conveying you or carrying out the arrangements of the tour or otherwise in connection therewith.

Additional Resources

DO’S & DON’TS in the Jungle

  • Try avoiding bright colored or white wear, so as not to distract (or frighten) certain animals. The more camouflaged you dress the better!
  • Make sure your electronic equipment is at least somewhat waterproof or packed in a waterproof bag or pouch, especially if you plan to use it in the field during excursions.
  • Try and refrain from speaking loudly when on forest trails or canoe trips.
  • Try and be as quiet and cautious as possible.
  • Watch your step and follow the group. Don’t try to get ahead of the guide or tour leader, and don’t lag too far behind.
  • Always tell your guide if you see something and don’t hesitate to ask questions. That’s what we are here for!
  • Don’t litter! Bring a backpack or plastic bag in which you can discard plastic, wrappers, paper, or other synthetic waste.
  • Don’t believe how others have depicted the Amazon Basin in the past! Trust us, we have decades of experience showing people of every walk of life the wonders of the Amazon. We are here with you to not only show you around, but take care of you and make you feel at home!
  • Take advantage of as many outings as possible… the adventure lies ‘out there’. We guarantee that, given the right conditions, every outing we have chosen on our itinerary is fit to offer unique, astounding experiences… but many factors may influence just how spectacular each outing will be. Don’t be discouraged… we guarantee that our itineraries are designed to bring our guests unforgettable, life changing experiences.
  • If you have physical limitations or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask our guides if trails and activities are right for you. Most activities don’t require excessive effort, but please let us know when you are feeling uncomfortable during an outing, or would like to know more about difficulties you may encounter on an outing once you have been explained what it entails.
  • Don’t hesitate to express your interests to our staff! It is important to us that you make this adventure, your adventure. We have the ability to offer a certain level of flexibility in terms of the alternatives to our daily activities. Although it is not always possible, we will do what we can to personalize your Amazon cruise experience.

Emergency Contact

Should you need to contact us during a situation or emergency please contact us at (593) 980588429 or (593) 983900784 or leave us a detailed message and contact information to info@topexperiences.ec

AMAZON BASIN ABOARD ANAKONDA CRUISE |  4 days from 2196 USD