Explore the Amazon rain forest in Ecuador on board the Anakonda Amazon River Cruise, the only luxury ship in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Visit remote and pristine wildlife areas where few have had the opportunity to travel; interact with local communities while enjoying the comforts, commodities and services of a five-star boutique hotel in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Our itineraries have been carefully prepared by expert guides and crew members who have yeard of experience in the area. In this way we are able to offer perfectly-balanced itineraries including onboard activities.

Amazon excursions during the day and night, as well as recreational activities. Our on board concierge is pleased to help coordinate any special guest requirements, should passengers opt for activities that are different from those planned for the group. We are able to coordinate alternatives to comply with all of our guest’s preferences!

Our 148 foot-long M/V Anakonda Amazon River Cruise has a capacity of 40 guests and all of them can enjoy a wide variety of excellent wines and fine diningl. Our 18 cabins, each with an area over 215 square feet, feature sitting areas, large and comfortable beds, and wall-to-wall panoramic windows. The observation deck with the outdoor Jacuzzi and our al fresco lounge are ideal places to have a cocktail, to relax with a good book or simply enjoy the spectacular view.

Accommodations

The Anakonda Amazon River Cruise is the only luxury cruise liner in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. Its 18 cabins, each with an area of 215-258 square feet, are equipped with air conditioning and 24-hour electricity, each with a private bathroom with hot water and all necessary amenities, allowing our guests to enjoy their cruise with nothing to worry about. To accommodate families, Anakonda offers four interconnected suites.

Passengers can socialize in the dining room, bar, observation deck with outdoor Jacuzzi, and in the al fresco lounge. There is also a small boutique where one can purchase souvenirs, or perhaps some vanity products that may have been left behind at home. Our guests will be assisted by our 25-person crew, including a concierge, purser, paramedic, 4 skilled nature guides, and 4 local guides.

Amenities and Attractions

Our guests may choose from four, five and eight-day itineraries, each one of them with spectacular highlights that asure to make every passenger’s trip a memorable experience. On our seven nights itinerary, we visit Yasuni National Park, the Cuyabeno Wildlife reserve, and the Limoncocha and Pañacocha biological corridors, giving our passengers the opportunity to connect with the Ecuadorian Amazon and experience its wonders.

Dining

Travelers on board the M/V Anakonda will enjoy a wide variety of national and international fusion cuisine. We take traditional and well-known cuisine from all over the world and adapt it using fresh local products. It’s not unusual for our guests to enjoy unique fare such as Quinoa Risotto or fish prepared in coconut sauce.

Season

The Anakonda Amazon River Cruise operates year round. Each departure trip is unique, based on the changing seasons. During the high water seasson, when the water levels of rivers and inlets grow, launch boats are able to venture deeper into the flooded forest.
During the low water season, the river recedes to form beautiful sandy river beaches.

Location

The Anakonda Amazon River Cruise departs from the port city of El Coca, Ecuador. El Coca has 3 daily flights from Quito, Ecuador’s capital. The flights are 45 minutes long.

- Day 1 / SUNDAY: QUITO – COCA – NAPO RIVER

Our adventure begins in the city of Quito, Capital of Ecuador. After taking a short 30- minute flight from Quito to the Amazon city of Coca, located in the Province of San Francisco de Orellana, we will transfer to the dock and board our motorized canoe to begin our journey down the river for approximately an hour and a half, taking in the first sights and sounds of the Amazon. Soon, we will reach the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruises and receive our welcome aboard.

Once we have settled into the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruises, we will be joined by expert local naturalist guides who will provide us with a brief and informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon, after which guests will have their first opportunity to discover the exciting features of our cruise ship: spacious social areas, comfortable suites, and the observation deck that allows us to admire the changing rainforest landscape as we glide down the Napo River.

After dinner, we will plunge straight into the Amazon by going for a nighttime forest walk to observe the forest’s nocturnal activity and experience the thrill of the vivid noises and aromas that come from so much biodiversity.



- Day 2 / MONDAY: PAÑACOCHA BIOLOGICAL CORRIDOR

We continue to travel downstream to the Pañayacu River delta, where we will take a canoe trip to experience the sights of this fascinating water reserve. Pañacocha Lake is an ecosystem flooded by blackwaters. Pañacocha means “Piranha Lake” in the native Quechua language. The surrounding protected Rainforest is home to 9 species of primates, 500 species of birds and more than 100 fish species. This is the perfect habitat for Piranhas, the Water Monkey Fish (Arawana) and the White Caiman.

In this little piece of paradise, we will participate in nature walks led by our local naturalist guides, and relax at a nearby campsite where we will enjoy a delicious Amazon-style BBQ and refreshing beverages.

After lunch, we will do some kayaking, and the bravest among us will enjoy a nice refreshing swim in the Piranha Lake! We promise it’s not as dangerous as it sounds!

Back on board the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruises, our guests will have the opportunity to attend a lecture given by our concierge and watch an educational documentary about the region.

- Day 3 / TUESDAY: PARROT CLAY LICKS – AMAZONIAN COMMUNITIES & OBSERVATION TOWER

This morning, we will set out on canoes to observe one of the most incredible sights on this side of the Western Amazon – the Parrot Clay Licks. This unique place is rich in minerals and attracts hundreds of colorful parrots, parakeets and amazon birds, every day.

Later, we will visit a Quechua Cultural Center, where we will learn about Amazon communities and their ancestral culture, traditions, and cuisine. Members of the local community will teach us about indigenous lifestyles along the Napo River and we will have the opportunity to support the local community by purchasing handicrafts, local products, and souvenirs.

Before sunset, we will visit an observation tower in the rainforest canopy, which offers an astonishing 360-degree view of the Amazon basin and is the perfect photo opportunity! Birdwatchers and bird-lovers alike will especially enjoy this outing.

- Day 4 / WEDNESDAY: RETURN

This is where our adventure ends! Enjoy the last part of our return journey onboard and then disembark the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruises to take the motorized canoe back to Coca (one-and-a-half-hour ride).

*For our guests with a more adventurous inclination, we are pleased to offer a glamping program, which is an alternative manner to explore this enchanting destination. Contact us for more details! (Optional activity for the 5 & 8 days Itinerary).

- Day 1 / WEDNESDAY: QUITO – COCA – NAPO RIVER

Our adventure begins in the city of Quito, Capital of Ecuador. After taking a short 30- minute flight from Quito to the Amazon city of Coca, located in the Province of San Francisco de Orellana, we will transfer to the dock and board our motorized canoe to begin our journey down the river for approximately an hour and a half, taking in the first sights and sounds of the Amazon. Soon, we will reach the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruises and receive our welcome aboard.

Once we have settled into the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruises, we will be joined by expert local naturalist guides who will provide us with a brief and informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon, after which guests will have their first opportunity to discover the exciting features of our cruise ship: spacious social areas, comfortable suites, and the observation deck that allows us to admire the changing rainforest landscape as we glide down the Napo River.

After dinner, we will plunge straight into the Amazon by going for a nighttime forest walk to observe the forest’s nocturnal activity and experience the thrill of the vivid noises and aromas that come from so much biodiversity.



- Day 2 / THURSDAY: THE HEART OF THE YASUNI NATIONAL PARK (HOME OF THE LEGENDARY PINK RIVER DOLPHIN)

Early in the morning, we will visit Yasuni National Park. This is a pristine and relatively undisturbed region of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Our guests will be pleased to learn that this is the home of the legendary Pink River Dolphin! In this area we can also find anacondas, river turtles and various primate species, as well as the colorful Hoatzin, a unique bird that is known locally as the “Stinky Turkey”.

Later in the afternoon, we will go canoeing in a blackwater lake, home to giant otters and the magnificent, albeit elusive manatee. We will also enjoy a pleasant hike in the Riparian/Gallery Forest, where we have the chance to spot a flock of birds and marvel at the intricate organization of a colony of leaf-cutter ants by the “Giant Fig Tree”, a truly majestic tree that is home to an abundance of wildlife, much like the “Giant Kapok Tree”.



- Day 3 / FRIDAY: QUECHUA FAMILY & CANOEING IN A BLACKWATER LAKE

We will start the day off by visiting an authentic Quechua family located on the banks of the Napo River, where we will receive cultural immersion and the opportunity to learn directly from members of the local community.

We will then board the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruises for lunch and some leisure time as we continue our journey upstream. At this time, our guests are invited to participate in a cooking class with our chef who will share recipes and techniques for preparing exquisite traditional Ecuadorian food that you can replicate at home. Guests are also invited to try their hands at making traditional handicrafts.



- Day 4 / SATURDAY: FOREST ADVENTURE & OBSERVATION CANOPY TOWER

Our guests can relax and enjoy the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruises during the morning and disembark to explore the nearby forest for a walk to discover a myriad of different animals and plant species that can only be found in the Amazon basin.

In the afternoon, we will visit a canopy tower, built against a giant Kapok tree. The perspective at the top of this observation tower is truly glorious, looming above the lush treetops and providing a view of the sheer vastness of the Amazon Basin.

In the evening, we will bravely venture into the river on a canoe to search for black caimans with the help of our flashlights.



- Day 5 / SUNDAY: RETURN

This is where our adventure ends! Enjoy the last part of our return journey onboard and then disembark the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruises to take the motorized canoe back to Coca (a one-and-a-half-hour ride).

*For our passengers with a more adventurous inclination, we are pleased to offer a glamping program, which is an alternative manner to explore this enchanting destination. Contact us for more details! (Optional activity for the 4&7-nights Itinerary).



- Day 1 / SUNDAY: QUITO – COCA – NAPO RIVER

Our adventure begins in the city of Quito, Capital of Ecuador. After taking a short 30- minute flight from Quito to the Amazon city of Coca, located in the Province of San Francisco de Orellana, we will transfer to the dock and board our motorized canoe to begin our journey down the river for approximately an hour and a half, taking in the first sights and sounds of the Amazon. Soon, we will reach the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruises and receive our welcome aboard.

Once we have settled into the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruises, we will be joined by expert local naturalist guides who will provide us with a brief and informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon, after which guests will have their first opportunity to discover the exciting features of our cruise ship: spacious social areas, comfortable suites, and the observation deck that allows us to admire the changing rainforest landscape as we glide down the Napo River.

After dinner, we will plunge straight into the Amazon by going for a nighttime forest walk to observe the forest’s nocturnal activity and experience the thrill of the vivid noises and aromas that come from so much biodiversity.



- Day 2 / MONDAY: PAÑACOCHA BIOLOGICAL CORRIDOR

We continue to travel downstream to the Pañayacu River delta, where we will take a canoe trip to experience the sights of this fascinating water reserve. Pañacocha Lake is an ecosystem flooded by blackwaters. Pañacocha means “Piranha Lake” in the native Quechua language. The surrounding protected Rainforest is home to 9 species of primates, 500 species of birds and more than 100 fish species. This is the perfect habitat for Piranhas, the Water Monkey Fish (Arawana) and the White Caiman.

In this little piece of paradise, we will participate in nature walks led by our local naturalist guides, and relax at a nearby campsite where we will enjoy a delicious Amazon-style BBQ and refreshing beverages.

After lunch, we will do some kayaking, and the bravest among us will enjoy a nice refreshing swim in the Piranha Lake! We promise it’s not as dangerous as it sounds!

Back on board the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruises, our guests will have the opportunity to attend a lecture given by our concierge and watch an educational documentary about the region.



- Day 3 / TUESDAY: PARROT CLAY LICKS– AMAZONIAN COMMUNITIES & OBSERVATION TOWER

This morning, we will set out on canoes to observe one of the most incredible sights on this side of the Western Amazon – the Parrot Clay Licks. This unique place is rich in minerals and attracts hundreds of colorful parrots, parakeets and amazon birds, every day.

Later, we will visit a Quechua Cultural Center, where we will learn about Amazon communities and their ancestral culture, traditions, and cuisine. Members of the local community will teach us about indigenous lifestyles along the Napo River and we will have the opportunity to support the local community by purchasing handicrafts, local products, and souvenirs.

Before sunset, we will visit an observation tower in the rainforest canopy, which offers an astonishing 360-degree view of the Amazon basin and is the perfect photo opportunity! Birdwatchers and bird-lovers alike will especially enjoy this outing.



- Day 4 / WEDNESDAY: INDILlLLAMA & NAPO RIVER – THE NORTHER SIDE OF YASUNÍ NATIONAL PARK

We will begin the day kayaking along the Indillama River, one of the Napo River’s tributaries, which leads us into Yasuni National Park. Kayaks are smooth and silent, providing the very best opportunity to observe wildlife. Canoes can also be used to travel in search of more wildlife. The choice is yours! In these waters, you will find yourself surrounded by lush greenery.

After an adventure-filled day, you may choose to take advantage of our observation deck where you can relax and experience a magical view under the stars.

Our more energetic guests may choose to unwind with a night walk through the jungle to observe nocturnal creatures.



- Day 5 / THURSDAY: THE HEART OF THE YASUNI NATIONAL PARK (HOME OF THE LEGENDARY PINK RIVER DOLPHIN)

Early in the morning, we will visit Yasuni National Park. This is a pristine and relatively undisturbed region of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Our guests will be pleased to learn that this is the home of the legendary Pink River Dolphin! In this area we can also find anacondas, river turtles and various primate species, as well as the colorful Hoatzin, a unique bird that is known locally as the “Stinky Turkey”.

Later in the afternoon, we will go canoeing in a blackwater lake, home to giant otters and the magnificent, albeit elusive manatee. We will also enjoy a pleasant hike in the Riparian/Gallery Forest, where we have the chance to spot a flock of birds and marvel at the intricate organization of a colony of leaf-cutter ants by the “Giant Fig Tree”, a truly majestic tree that is home to an abundance of wildlife, much like the “Giant Kapok Tree”.



- Day 6 / FRIDAY: QUECHUA FAMILY & CANOEING IN A BLACKWATER LAKE

We will start the day off by visiting an authentic Quechua family located on the banks of the Napo River, where we will receive cultural immersion and the opportunity to learn directly from members of the local community.

We will then board the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruises for lunch and some leisure time as we continue our journey upstream. At this time, our guests are invited to participate in a cooking class with our chef who will share recipes and techniques for preparing exquisite traditional Ecuadorian food that you can replicate at home. Guests are also invited to try their hands at making traditional handicrafts.



- Day 7 / SATURDAY: FOREST ADVENTURE & OBSERVATION CANOPY TOWER

Our guests can relax and enjoy the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruises during the morning and disembark to explore the nearby forest for a walk to discover a myriad of different animals and plant species that can only be found in the Amazon basin.

In the afternoon, we will visit a canopy tower, built against a giant Kapok tree. The perspective at the top of this observation tower is truly glorious, looming above the lush treetops and providing a view of the sheer vastness of the Amazon Basin.

In the evening, we will bravely venture into the river on a canoe to search for black caimans with the help of our flashlights.



- Day 8 / SUNDAY: RETURN

This is where our adventure ends! Enjoy the last part of our return journey onboard and then disembark the M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruises to take the motorized canoe back to Coca (a one-and-a-half-hour ride).

*For our passengers with a more adventurous inclination, we are pleased to offer a glamping program, which is an alternative manner to explore this enchanting destination. Contact us for more details! (Optional activity for the 4&7-nights Itinerary).



Type of Accommodation Type of Cabin Maximun Capacity CRUISE LENGHT
4D / 3N 5D / 4N 8D / 7N
SUN - WED WED - SUN SUN-SUN / WED-WED
DOUBLE Standard Suite 32 passengers $ 2,440 $3,048 $4,878
TRIPLE $2,073 $2,591 $4,146
SINGLE $3,643 $4,552 $7,281
CHILDREN UNDER 12 YRS OLD $1,220 $1,523 $2,440
DOUBLE Deluxe Suite 8 passengers $ 3,048 $3,811 $6,096
TRIPLE $2,591 $3,238 $5,183
SINGLE $4,552 $5,689 $9,100
CHILDREN UNDER 12 YRS OLD $1,523 $1,905 $3,048
GLAMPING (Optional Excursion) Up to 8 passengers $ 450 per night / per person

Main Deck

Second Deck

Third Deck

Third Deck


Specifications

Built:
  • 2013
Port of Embarkation:
  • Coca, Ecuador
Vessel's Registry:
  • Ecuador
Type of Vessel:
  • River Expedition Vessel
Length:
  • 148 feet / 45 m
Beam:
  • 30 feet / 9 m
Draft:
  • 5 feet / 1.5 m
Gross Tonage:
  • 280 tons
Cruising Speed:
  • 12 knots
Electricity:
  • 110 / 220 volts
Engines:
  • 2 John Deere 400 HP Marine Engines
Generators:
  • 2 x 80 KVA John Deer (Encapsulated for noise reduction)
Water:
  • 8000-liter water treatment plant
Safety:
  • GPS tracking by the Ecuadorian Navy
  • Radio communication with separate battery pack
  • satellite phone
  • life jackets
  • flares and signals
  • fire extinguishers and smoke detectors in each cabin
  • automatic defibrillator on board
Launch Boats:
  • Three fiberglass ecologic canoes equipped with four-stroke low emission engines
  • constant radio communications with the main vessel
  • Each canoe has a capacity of 30 passengers
Crew:
  • 25
  • Including a purser
  • Paramedic
  • 4 English-speaking naturalistic guides
  • 4 native guides
  • Captain
  • Concierge and crew members.
Accommodations:
  • Up to 40 passengers with private facilities.
Cabins:
  • 18 Suites
  • 4 interconnected Suites
  • 4 Junior Suites
  • 2 Triple Suites
  • 12 Double Suites
  • All outside-facing with large panoramic windows
  • All in-suite sitting areas
  • All with air conditioned
Cabins Feature:
  • Full sized beds that can be converted to a kink-sized bed
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Toilet
  • Sink
  • Cabinet
  • Hairdryer
  • Basket of toiletries
  • Hot water available 24-hours
Social Areas:
  • Indoor Bar-Lounge
  • Dining Room
  • Outside Lounge
  • Observation Deck with outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Boutique

INCLUDES:

  • Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights
  • On board accommodations
  • Programmed visits according to itinerary with a certified naturalistic guide
  • Unlimited water, coffee and tea
  • All meals while on board

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare Quito – Coca – Quito (USD 170.00 per person – subject to change without prior notice)
  • Transfer’s to and from Quito’s airport
  • Community entrance fees
    • USD 50 net per passenger in 4 and 5 day cruises
    • USD 60 net per passenger in the 8 day cruise
    • These rates are subject to change without previous notice
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Internet Wi-Fi
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any other service not mentioned herein

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • 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.