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MV Anakonda

Ecuadorian Amazon

Rating: Deluxe    

MV Anakonda overview

The Anakonda is the only luxury cruise ship in the Ecuadorian Amazon. You'll be able to visit remote areas and local communities while enjoying the comforts and facilities of the ship.
The stylish MV Anakonda is 148 feet in length and can accommodate a maximum of 40 passengers. She has wooden decks, elegantly curved handrails and sweeping staircases linking the three floors. All indoor areas are air conditioned, staying pleasantly cool even on the hottest of days.
Each of the 18 suites is spacious with over 215 square feet and has a bedroom, sitting area and en-suite bathroom. There are floor to ceiling windows, allowing you to view the ever-changing Amazon scenery from the comfort and privacy of your own room. The VIP suites are yet more spacious.
Anakonda has a great sense of space throughout. There are many areas where you relax between jungle and water-based activities. These include the large restaurant, where you'll savour mouth-watering cuisine, a bar and observation deck, an outdoor bar and terrace and a large sundeck, where you can lie back on a loungers and soak up the sun or enjoy the jacuzzi.
The crew includes a naturalist guide who accompanies all excursions and gives briefings about activities. You'll have chances for guided walks, canoe rides and community visits during your Amazon cruise. 


Open: MV Anakonda operates all year.

Location: MV Anakonda operates on the Napo River in Ecuadorian Amazon. She is based at the port city of El Coca, which is a 45 minute flight from Quito.

Rooms: There are 18 spacious suites, accommodating a maximum total of 40 passengers. 14 are standard and 4 are deluxe. 4 of the standard suites are interconnecting, making ideal accommodation for families. All have panoramic windows, en-suite bathrooms with shower, hand basin, toilet, hairdryer and toiletries. Hot water is available around the clock. All suites are air conditioned and have full size beds.

Activities: MV Anakonda operates 4, 5 and 8 day cruises. Naturalist guides lead excursions and activities which include rainforest walks, night walks, village visits, canoeing, swimming and wildlife viewing. Onboard activities include cookery demonstrations, basket making lessons and napkin folding. On longer itineraries there are opportunities for glamping and bush meals.

Facilities: MV Anakonda was built in 2013 and is 148 feet in length, 30 feet wide and has a draft of 5 feet. Her cruising speed is 12 knots. She has 3 decks. There is a restaurant, indoor bar, outdoor lounge, observation deck, sundeck with loungers and a Jacuzzi, and a boutique. All public areas are very spacious. There is a crew of 25 including 3 English-speaking naturalist guides and 2 local guides. Anakonda has a 2 fibreglass motorised canoes, each of which can take up to 30 passengers.

Dining: Meals are taken at individual tables in the restaurant and on deck. Multi-cuisine food is served.

Children: Children are welcome, but some activities will have minimum age limits. There are interconnecting suites for families.

Health: The Amazon is a malarial area.

Communication: There is Wi-Fi internet access, to be paid for locally.

Guy Marks
Paul Cook
Sinead Bailey
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