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RATES IN USD

$2294 - $4585

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Manatee Amazon Cruise

Amazon River Cruise

Starting at $ 2294

Per person

4 - 8 Days

Itineraries

28 Guests

14 Cabins

Discover the wonders of Ecuador’s Amazon on the Manatee Cruise, a thrilling adventure that takes you to untouched ecosystems. See the incredible wildlife of Yasuni National Park, from exotic birds to pink dolphins and jaguars that hide in the forest. Relax in the luxury, amenities, and hospitality of a 5-star boutique river cruise on this unforgettable trip.

Cruise Suites 

Enjoy the ultimate Amazonian adventure in Manatee Cruise suites, where you can relax and admire the scenic river and forest landscapes through the large windows that span from the floor to the ceiling. Choose from one of the 4 spacious deluxe suites (23 m² / 247 ft²) or one of the 10 suites that face the river (19 m² / 204 ft²). All suites have French balconies, air conditioning, and private bathrooms with hot water.

Deluxe Suite

GUESTS

2 - 3

SIZE

24 m² / 258 ft²

The Deluxe Suites are spacious and comfortable for one, two, or three guests. The bathrooms have a beautiful whirlpool-style tub and each cabin has a private balcony with ceiling-high windows that offer a stunning view of the Amazon.

Standard Suite

GUESTS

2 - 3

SIZE

20 m² / 215 ft²

The Standard Suites provide ample room and a personal balcony where you can unwind in the surroundings of the Amazon. The suites are equipped with air-conditioning and strong hot water showers for your comfort.

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Deck Plan

    Interconnected rooms
    Each room has a balcony
    Air conditioning
    Wireless internet
    Swimming pool and hot tub
    Spa room
    Conference room
    Wheelchair-friendly
    Fishing gear
    Satellite communication
    Paddling boats
    * Some items may incur extra fees. Please inquire for more information.

Itineraries 

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Option 1

4-Days

2294

USD per person

Operation days:

Friday to Monday 2024

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Option 2

5-Days

2865

USD per person

Operation days:

Monday to Friday 2024

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Option 3

8-Days A

4585

USD per person

Operation days:

Friday to Friday 2024

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Option 4

8-Days B

4585

USD per person

Operation days:

Monday to Monday 2024

Sample Itinerary

DAY

1

MONDAY: QUITO – COCA – NAPO RIVER

Our adventure starts in Quito, Ecuador's capital. After a 30-minute flight to the Amazonian city of Coca, we transfer to the dock and board a motorized canoe for a 90-minute river journey to the Manatee Amazon Explorer. Greeted warmly, we join expert local guides for an informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon. Guests can explore the cruise ship and admire the rainforest as we glide down the Napo River. After a delicious dinner, a nighttime forest walk offers the chance to hear rainforest sounds and observe nocturnal wildlife.

DAY

2

TUESDAY: VISIT THE LEGENDARY PINK DOLPHIN HABITAT AND THE SECOYA COMMUNITY

In the morning, we’ll journey along the lower Napo River, where we’ll have the chance to observe a variety of bird species, including woodpeckers, eagles, and oropendolas. Our afternoon adventure takes us to Yasuni National Park, one of the most biodiverse areas on Earth and the habitat of the legendary pink dolphin. Here, we’ll participate in our pink dolphin conservation program, which we operate in partnership with the Martinica community in the Cocaya region. This initiative ensures these dolphins have a protected environment to live and feed, free from hunting threats. Nearby, the Secoyas people, an ancient minority culture, will welcome us and demonstrate how to make traditional cassava bread.

DAY

3

WEDNESDAY: KICHWA FAMILY EXPERIENCE AND LIFE ONBOARD OF MANATEE

We will begin our day by visiting an authentic Kichwa family on the banks of the Napo River, providing a unique cultural experience with the local community. Afterward, we'll return to the Manatee for lunch as we journey upstream. Guests can join a cooking class with our expert chef to prepare traditional Ecuadorian dishes. Additionally, guests can explore traditional handicrafts or enjoy our onboard amenities, including the Rainforest Spa, the Amazon Hot Tub, cocktails at our Bar and Lounge, and even stargazing from the Observation Deck.

DAY

4

THURSDAY: RAINFOREST EXPLORATION AND CANOPY OBSERVATION PLATFORM

We begin the day at an observation tower in an ancient kapok tree, offering a breathtaking 360° view of the Amazon canopy and prime bird-spotting opportunities. In the afternoon, we explore the primary forest, encountering diverse plant and wildlife species. We may spot the unique hoatzin, also known as the "stinkbird." Our knowledgeable guides will share fascinating insights about the forest's rich biodiversity, enhancing our appreciation for this extraordinary ecosystem.

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What’s included

 Onboard accommodations in matrimonial or twin suites.

 All meals while on board

 Programmed visits according to itinerary with a certified Bilingual naturalist guide

 Unlimited water, coffee and tea

 Transfers in/out from Coca airport when booking recommended domestic flight

 Private & personalized airport assistance in Quito and Coca when booking recommended domestic flights through us

Not included

✘ Airfare Quito – Coca – Quito, USD 250.00 net per person (The rate includes: private and personalized assistance for Quito – Coca - Quito flights at both airports.

✘ Admission to local communities, natural reserves, and observation tower (USD 70.00 net p.p for 4 & 5-day cruises, USD 80.00 net per person for 8-day cruises.

✘ Transfer’s to and from Quito’s airport

✘ Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages

✘ Gratuities

✘ Internet Wi-Fi

✘ Other services are not specified in the program.

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Alfonso Moreno Mora 1-75, Cuenca

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