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Highlights of The Manatee river cruise

  • The Manatee Amazon Explorer with more than 10 years of experience navigating through the Napo River.
  • The Manatee Amazon Cruise is able to take up to 30 passengers into the most pristine areas of the Ecuadorian Amazon, where they are able to experience the natural wonders of wildlife undisturbed by modern life.
  • Guests aboard the 98.5-foot-long M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer may enjoy a wide variety of wine and fine dining, complete with the all-inclusive comfort of a first class hotel.
  • Manatee Amazon Explorer has 14 cabins, fully equipped with all necessary comforts.
  • The observation deck and al fresco lounge are ideal places to have a cocktail, to relax with a good book or simply enjoy the spectacular view.

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Manatee Explorer river cruise tour

Itineraries and pricing 2019

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Manatee Cruise

  • Single $2949Per person
  • Double $1966Per person
  • Triple $1670Per person

Itinerary for 4 days

  • FRIDAYFly to Coca city & journey by motorized canoe (1 hour) to the Manatee Boat. Free time to settle in. Night walk in search of nocturnal species such as amphibians & insects.
  • SATURDAYNavigation downstream to the Pañacocha Reserve, a flooded forest ecosystem. Amazon-style BBQ lunch, and time to swim in the lake or kayak.
  • SUNDAYMorning visit to the Yasuní parrot clay licks, followed by the Kichwa Cultural Center to learn about local traditions and customs. Late afternoon climb an observation tower for wildlife spotting and sunset views.
  • MONDAYCruise navigation and motorized canoe ride back to Coca city for your flight back to Quito.

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Manatee Cruise

  • Single $3686Per person
  • Double $2456Per person
  • Triple $2090Per person

Itinerary for 5 days

  • MONDAYFly to Coca city & journey by motorized canoe (1 hour) to the Manatee Boat. Free time to settle in. Night walk in search of nocturnal species such as amphibians & insects.
  • TUESDAY– After breakfast, we enter the pristine Yasuní National Park hoping to spot pink water dolphins and anaconda amongst other fauna. In the afternoon you can canoe on a black water lake with the chance to encounter giant otters, and hike in the forest.
  • WEDNESDAYMorning visit to a Kichwa family is followed by an afternoon at leisure as the cruise continues it’s navigation.
  • THURSDAYAn early landing to explore the Amazon ecosystem with your naturalist guide. In the afternoon climb the Kapok Tree canopy tower to enjoy excellent rainforest views. Nocturnal canoe ride in search of black caiman alligators.
  • FRIDAYCruise navigation and motorized canoe ride back to Coca city for your flight back to Quito.

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Manatee Cruise

  • Single $5900Per person
  • Double $3931Per person
  • Triple $3340Per person

Itinerary for 8 days – A

  • FRIDAYFly to Coca city & journey by motorized canoe (1 hour) to the Manatee Boat. Free time to settle in. Night walk in search of nocturnal species such as amphibians & insects.
  • SATURDAYNavigation downstream to the Pañacocha Reserve, a flooded forest ecosystem. Amazon-style BBQ lunch, and time to swim in the lake or kayak.
  • SUNDAYMorning visit to the Yasuní parrot clay licks, followed by the Kichwa Cultural Center to learn about local traditions and customs. Late afternoon climb an observation tower for wildlife spotting and sunset views.
  • MONDAYMorning kayaking on the Indallama River, searching for wildlife along the way. Afternoon leisure time, and evening opportunity to walk in the forest.
  • TUESDAYAfter breakfast we enter the pristine Yasuní National Park hoping to spot pink water dolphins and anaconda amongst other fauna. In the afternoon you can canoe on a black water lake with the chance to encounter giant otters, and hike in the forest.
  • WEDNESDAYMorning visit to a Kichwa family is followed by an afternoon at leisure as the cruise continues it’s navigation.
  • THURSDAYAn early landing to explore the Amazon ecosystem with your naturalist guide. In the afternoon climb the Kapok Tree canopy tower to enjoy excellent rainforest views. Nocturnal canoe ride in search of black caiman alligators.
  • FRIDAYCruise navigation and motorized canoe ride back to Coca city for your flight back to Quito.

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Manatee Cruise

  • Single $5900Per person
  • Double $3931Per person
  • Triple $3340Per person

Itinerary for 8 days – B

  • MONDAYFly to Coca city & journey by motorized canoe (1 hour) to the Manatee Boat. Free time to settle in. Night walk in search of nocturnal species such as amphibians & insects.
  • TUESDAYAfter breakfast we enter the pristine Yasuní National Park hoping to spot pink water dolphins and anaconda amongst other fauna. In the afternoon you can canoe on a black water lake with the chance to encounter giant otters, and hike in the forest.
  • WEDNESDAYMorning visit to a Kichwa family is followed by an afternoon at leisure as the cruise continues it’s navigation.
  • THURSDAYAn early landing to explore the Amazon ecosystem with your naturalist guide. In the afternoon climb the Kapok Tree canopy tower to enjoy excellent rainforest views. Nocturnal canoe ride in search of black caiman alligators.
  • FRIDAYMorning kayaking on the Indallama River, searching for wildlife along the way. Afternoon leisure time, and evening opportunity to walk in the forest.
  • SATURDAYNavigation downstream to the Pañacocha Reserve, a flooded forest ecosystem. Amazon-style BBQ lunch, and time to swim in the lake or kayak.
  • SUNDAYMorning visit to the Yasuní parrot clay licks, followed by the Kichwa Cultural Center to learn about local traditions and customs. Late afternoon climb an observation tower for wildlife spotting and sunset views
  • MONDAYCruise navigation and motorized canoe ride back to Coca city for your flight back to Quito.

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Trip itineraries

The cruise reserves the right to modify the itineraries due to weather conditions in the best interest of our clients and safety.

A fee of $60 per person (subject to change) is also payable for entry to the parks and communities.

Accommodation and facilities

  • cabins14 cabins: 2 matrimonial beds, 2 triple cabins, 10 cabins with lower beds.
  • private bathroomPrivate bathroom: Yes.
  • showersShowers: Yes – hot water 24h/7.
  • electricityAir conditioner: Yes
  • electricityElectricity: 24-hour
  • loungeSocial Areas: Indoor Bar-Lounge, Dining Room, Outside Lounge, Observation Dec, Boutique.

Inclusions

  • Transportation to and from Coca airport and the Manatee when arriving on recommended flights.
  • Accommodation on board.
  • Scheduled visits according to the itinerary with a certified naturalist guide.
  • Unlimited supply of hot water, coffee and tea.
  • All meals on board.

Exclusions

  • Transportation to and from Quito airport.
  • Air Ticket Quito – Coca – Quito or bus ticket.
  • Admission to communities and parks ($70 per person – subject to change).
  • Tips / Personal expenses / Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Wi-Fi Internet.
  • Other services not specified in the program.

Access – transportation

  • The Manatee Explorer Cruise tour starts and finishes at the town of Coca.
  • There is a direct flight from Quito to Coca for approx. $236 return fare (subject to change).
  • Alternatively, the public bus from Quito typically takes around 8 hours when leaving at night through the Baeza route, in the morning buses goes through Baños so it takes about 10 hours.
  • Most clients who take the bus normally go at night at 9pm the day before their trip. The fare each way is approximately $8.

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