Cruising Ecuador's Amazon with MV Anakonda

Explore the Amazon

What better way to explore the wilderness and wildlife of Ecuador's Amazon rainforest than by boat.

Cruising Ecuador's Amazon with MV Anakonda

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4 days from £2850pp plus international flights.

An Amazon cruise gives you insight into the habitats, wildlife and people of Ecuador's remote rainforest region.

  • Explore the scenery and wildlife of the Amazon
  • Enjoy life onboard a river cruiser
  • Take canoe rides and walks in the jungle
  • Explore by night with your guide
  • Witness hundreds of parrots at a clay lick

This is your chance to explore upper Napo River, Ecuador's primary Amazon tributary. You have 3 days in this remote and fascinating region, discovering its ecosystems, coming face to face with its wildlife and meeting indigenous peoples, all from the comfort of your own cruise boat.

From the moment you board, you'll be immersed in the rich Amazon world, as the boat departs on its downstream cruise. Your guide will brief you on upcoming activities and, wasting no time, on your first evening you'll head out into the forest searching for nocturnal creatures. On subsequent days you'll be paddling through piranha-filled waters by canoe, following walking trails deep into the rainforest, watching as hundreds of parrots gather to eat clay from the riverbanks and spending time with members of a local community. It's a rich and varied holiday, which manages to pack a lot into a relatively short amount of time.

In between activities and excursions, you'll have the run of the ship. You can sit and browse through natural history books and chat with other passengers as you enjoy a drink from the bar or enjoy some quiet downtime in your cabin, watching the scenery through the large picture windows. Sun lovers will relish the chance to top up their tans on the sundeck, while others laze in the shade. Meals are sociable affairs with freshly cooked food being served either indoor or out on the deck.

There are 2 boats operating this itinerary, MV Anakonda and MV Manatee. The Anakonda is a luxury vessel and operates the Sunday departures, while Manatee operates the Friday departures.

Please note that the itinerary outlined is quoted as a guide and that, due to technical and operational factors it may need to be altered at short notice.

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Experiences you could have on this amazing trip

As well as the experience of exploring by boat, meeting great people and seeing fabulous landscapes, these are just some of the experiences you could enjoy on this safari holiday.

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Where you could be staying

Below are some of our recommended places to stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made trip, we can sometimes change to different properties you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

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