Guide standing at the front of a canoe pointing out sites and sharing his knowledge to the group on an excursion in the amazon
Guide pointing out wildlife as the woman is looking through binoculars from a deck into the canopy of the rainforest
Monkey in a tree in the ecuadorian jungle
the small ship anakonda on a river in the ecuadorian amazong
Several turtles on a log in the calm amazon with their reflection in the water
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South America Amazon Cruise

Anakonda Amazon Cruise

The Anakonda Amazon Cruise takes you into the endless heart of biodiversity through the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin on a 4-, 5- or 8-day small ship cruise. Explore the remote nature of the jungle in full comfort and leisure aboard the 5-star, 40-guest cruise vessel M/V Anakonda, specifically designed to navigate on the Napo River in the Ecuadorian Amazon. 

Explore incredible parrot clay licks, untamed wilds within the Yasuni National Park (the largest national park in Ecuador) and canopy observation towers perched against giant kapok and fig trees. Every day is a perfect balance between relaxation on board and naturalist-led activities in the Amazon such as swimming, kayaking, birdwatching, rainforest trekking, canoeing, visiting Amazonian communities to see handicraft demonstrations and cook traditional dishes, nighttime forest walks and glamping.

Spend 8, 5 or 4 days exploring the Amazon aboard the all-suite M/V Anakonda. Winner of a World Travel Award 2016 as South America’s Leading Boutique Cruise, Anakonda Amazon Cruises are characterized by comfort, exceptional culinary offerings and once-in-a-lifetime journeys involving Amazonian cultural immersion, unique and vibrant wildlife and the unrivaled wonders of its many ecosystems. In this rich and diverse environment, observe enchanting animals such as the pink river dolphin, giant otters and turtles, as well as hundreds of native birds and primates while navigating along the region’s freshwater rivers, both whitewater and blackwater. Relax in the Anakonda’s bar and lounge and unwind in the spa with a view or outdoor hot tub on the vessel’s top deck during this Amazon journey that is both relaxing and exhilarating. This vessel is an AdventureSmith favorite for private charter cruises due to her upscale feel and size.

Read on for details about this trip, or view all of AdventureSmith’s Amazon cruises.



Itinerary

8-Day Sunday Start Anakonda Amazon Cruise Itinerary

This 8-day Anakonda Amazon Cruise begins on a Sunday and operates round-trip from Quito, Ecuador, with a flight between Quito and Coca, Ecuador, and a motorized canoe transfer to/from the ship on either end of the trip. Activities are the same as the 8-day Wednesday Start Anakonda Amazon Cruise, however the order is different.

Route map for 8-day Anakonda and Manatee Amazon Cruise itineraries.
Read More
Day 1
SUN - Arrive Quito to Coca & Embark Napo River, Ecuador

The adventure begins in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. After a 30-minute flight from Quito to the Amazonian city of Coca, transfer to the dock and board a motorized canoe for a 90-minute journey down the river, taking in the Amazon. Reach the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and be welcomed aboard. On the Anakonda, join expert local naturalist guides, who will provide a brief, informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon. Afterwards, explore the cruise ship and admire the rainforest landscape while she glides down the Napo River. After dinner, take a nighttime forest walk to observe the rainforest’s nocturnal activity and experience its vivid biodiversity firsthand.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 2
MON - Panacocha Biological Corridor

Travel downstream to the Pañayacu River delta, and take a canoe trip to Pañacocha Lake, which means “Piranha Lake” in the native Kichwa. This ecosystem flooded by black-waters and surrounding protected rainforest is home to primates and birds and is the perfect habitat for piranhas, paiches (one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world), the white caiman, and hundreds of other aquatic animals. Participate in nature walks led by local naturalist guides, and relax at a nearby campsite to enjoy an Amazon-style BBQ. After lunch, do some kayaking and swimming activities. Back on board the Anakonda, enjoy the opportunity to attend a lecture and watch an educational documentary about the region.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 3
TUE - Parrot Clay Licks, Kichwa Cultural Center & Observation Tower

In the morning, 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. Afterwards, visit a Kichwa Cultural Center to learn about Amazon communities and their ancestral culture, traditions and cuisine. Members of the local community teach about indigenous lifestyles along the Napo River. Take the opportunity to support the community by purchasing handicrafts, local products and souvenirs. Before sunset, visit an observation tower in the rainforest canopy, which offers an astonishing 360-degree view of the Amazon basin. Bird-lovers will especially enjoy this outing.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 4
WED - Indillama & Napo Rivers, Yasuni National Park

Begin the day kayaking on the Indillama River towards Yasuní 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. After an adventure-filled day, take advantage of the ship’s observation deck and experience a magical view under the stars. Those feeling energetic can choose to unwind with a night walk through the jungle in search of nocturnal creatures.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 5
THU - Heart of Yasuni National Park & Pink River Dolphins

Early in the morning, visit Yasuni National Park, a pristine region of the Ecuadorian Amazon, home to the legendary pink river dolphin. In this area, search for anacondas, river turtles, various primate species, as well as the colorful hoatzin, a unique bird known locally as the “stinky turkey.” In the afternoon, take a motorized canoe to a black-water lake, home to giant otters and the elusive manatee, and enjoy a pleasant hike in the riparian/gallery forest, with the chance to spot flocks of birds and marvel at the intricate organization of a colony of leaf-cutter ants.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 6
FRI - Kichwa Family Visit

Start today off by visiting an authentic Kichwa family on the banks of the Napo River, with the opportunity to learn directly from members of the local community. Board the Anakonda for lunch as she continues upstream. Participate in a cooking class with the expert chef and prepare exquisite traditional Ecuadorian food. Try your hand at traditional handicrafting or enjoy onboard facilities, including the Rainforest Spa, the spectacular view from the Amazon Hot Tub, cocktails at the Bar and Lounge, and stargazing from the Observation Deck.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 7
SAT - Forest Adventure & Observation Canopy Tower

Relax and enjoy the morning before disembarking to explore the nearby forest. Discover a myriad of animals and plant species endemic to the Amazon basin. In the afternoon, visit a canopy tower built against a giant kapok tree and take in the view from the top while looming above the lush treetops that look down on the sheer vastness of the Amazon. In the evening, take a canoe onto the river to search for black caimans by flashlight.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 8
SUN - Disembark to Coca, Ecuador

This is where the adventure ends, Enjoy the final part of the return journey, then disembark the Anakonda Amazon Cruise to take the motorized canoe 90 minutes back to Coca.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Transportation to and from Coca airport and M/V Anakonda Amazon when arriving on recommended flights; onboard accommodation; scheduled visits according to the itinerary with a certified naturalist guide; unlimited supply of water, coffee and tea; all meals on board; exclusive access to VIP Lounge in Coca city before and after cruise with complimentary coffee, tea, water and light snacks.

Exclusions

Transportation to and from Quito airport; air tickets package from Quito to Coca to Quito ($250 per person in 2020 & 2021), which includes private & personalized assistance at both airports, transfers to/from the vessels, and exclusive access to VIP Lounge before and after cruise with complimentary coffee, tea, water and light snacks; admission to local communities, natural reserves and observation tower ($80 per person in 2020 & 2021); optional glamping excursion ($450 per person in 2020 & 2021); alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; gratuities; Wi-Fi (due to the remote area of navigation, satellite internet is only available in certain zones and during certain times; it may be purchased for the price of $15 for the entire duration of the cruise); insurance of any kind; personal expenses; other services not specified in the program. All prices are subject to change without notice.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The 8-day Anakonda Amazon Cruise begins and ends in Quito, Ecuador (UIO). Plan flights to arrive in Quito one day prior to embarkation day. Plan flights to depart Quito no earlier than 2:00pm on weekdays and 6:00pm on weekends. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

The Anakonda Amazon Cruise has a required flight between Quito and Coca on the first and final day of the itinerary. AdventureSmith arranges your flights to Coca (not included in cruise rate) after your booking has been made. Coca-Quito flight schedules vary, so check with AdventureSmith Explorations for details on your particular departure. There is a luggage weight limit of 50 lbs (23 kg) total for two pieces of checked luggage and 22 lbs (10 kg) for one piece of carry-on baggage on the flights between Quito and Coca.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more active outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, skiff or canoe rides, birdwatching, indigenous community immersion, canopy observation, kayaking, cooking lessons and swimming opportunities.

Optional glamping (glamorous camping) is available for up to 8 passengers ($450 per person in 2020 & 2021; minimum of 2 passengers). Sleep in a spacious tent with room for standing, a zippered door and comfortable raised bed. Gourmet meals, champagne and hot showers are available after an exciting nature walk. In the evening, a local guide tells stories about adventures and the way of life in the magical Amazon region. In the morning, go for a kayak excursion on the river and observe incredible wildlife before breakfast and your return to the Anakonda ship.

Room Configuration

Single and triple accommodations may be available on request and based on availability.

2020 & 2021 Rates:
Standard Suite Single: 8-day $7665
Standard Suite Triple: 8-day $4364
Deluxe Suite Single: 8-day $9579
Deluxe Suite Triple: 8-day $5455

Triple occupancy for two adults and a child under 12 years of age may be available, with the child sleeping on a sofa bed. Contact AdventureSmith for info and availability.

Families & Children

Discounted rates may be available for children under 12 years. Discount applies to 1 child per adult, e.g. 1 adult with 1 child or 2 adults with 2 children. In case there are 3 children and 2 adults, the 3rd child pays full adult rate. Children 7 years and older at time of departure are welcomed aboard all departure dates.

2020 & 2021 Child Rates:
Standard Suite: 8-day $2568
Deluxe Suite: 8-day $3209

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

8-Day Wednesday Start Anakonda Amazon Cruise Itinerary

This 8-day Anakonda Amazon Cruise begins on a Wednesday and operates round-trip from Quito, Ecuador, with a flight between Quito and Coca, Ecuador, and a motorized canoe transfer to/from the ship on either end of the trip. Activities are the same as the 8-day Sunday Start Anakonda Amazon Cruise, however the order is different.

Route map for 8-day Anakonda and Manatee Amazon Cruise itineraries.
Read More
Day 1
WED - Arrive Quito to Coca & Embark Napo River, Ecuador

The adventure begins in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. After a 30-minute flight from Quito to the Amazonian city of Coca, transfer to the dock and board a motorized canoe for a 90-minute journey down the river, taking in the Amazon. Reach the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and be welcomed aboard. On the Anakonda, join expert local naturalist guides, who will provide a brief, informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon. Afterwards, explore the cruise ship and admire the rainforest landscape while she glides down the Napo River. After dinner, take a nighttime forest walk to observe the rainforest’s nocturnal activity and experience its vivid biodiversity firsthand.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 2
THU - Heart of Yasuni National Park & Pink River Dolphins

Early in the morning, visit Yasuni National Park, a pristine region of the Ecuadorian Amazon, home to the legendary pink river dolphin. In this area, search for anacondas, river turtles, various primate species, as well as the colorful hoatzin, a unique bird known locally as the “stinky turkey.” In the afternoon, take a motorized canoe to a black-water lake, home to giant otters and the elusive manatee, and enjoy a pleasant hike in the riparian/gallery forest, with the chance to spot flocks of birds and marvel at the intricate organization of a colony of leaf-cutter ants.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 3
FRI - Kichwa Family Visit

Start today off by visiting an authentic Kichwa family on the banks of the Napo River, with the opportunity to learn directly from members of the local community. Board the Anakonda for lunch as she continues upstream. Participate in a cooking class with the expert chef and prepare exquisite traditional Ecuadorian food. Try your hand at traditional handicrafting or enjoy onboard facilities, including the Rainforest Spa, the spectacular view from the Amazon Hot Tub, cocktails at the Bar and Lounge, and stargazing from the Observation Deck.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 4
SAT - Forest Adventure & Observation Canopy Tower

Relax and enjoy the morning before disembarking to explore the nearby forest. Discover a myriad of animals and plant species endemic to the Amazon basin. In the afternoon, visit a canopy tower built against a giant kapok tree and take in the view from the top while looming above the lush treetops that look down on the sheer vastness of the Amazon. In the evening, take a canoe onto the river to search for black caimans by flashlight.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 5
SUN - Indillama & Napo Rivers, Yasuni National Park

Begin the day kayaking on the Indillama River towards Yasuní 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. After an adventure-filled day, take advantage of the ship’s observation deck and experience a magical view under the stars. Those feeling energetic can choose to unwind with a night walk through the jungle in search of nocturnal creatures.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 6
MON - Panacocha Biological Corridor

Travel downstream to the Pañayacu River delta, and take a canoe trip to Pañacocha Lake, which means “Piranha Lake” in the native Kichwa. This ecosystem flooded by black-waters and surrounding protected rainforest is home to primates and birds and is the perfect habitat for piranhas, paiches (one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world), the white caiman, and hundreds of other aquatic animals. Participate in nature walks led by local naturalist guides, and relax at a nearby campsite to enjoy an Amazon-style BBQ. After lunch, do some kayaking and swimming activities. Back on board the Anakonda, enjoy the opportunity to attend a lecture and watch an educational documentary about the region.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 7
TUE - Parrot Clay Licks, Kichwa Cultural Center & Observation Tower

In the morning, 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. Afterwards, visit a Kichwa Cultural Center to learn about Amazon communities and their ancestral culture, traditions and cuisine. Members of the local community teach about indigenous lifestyles along the Napo River. Take the opportunity to support the community by purchasing handicrafts, local products and souvenirs. Before sunset, visit an observation tower in the rainforest canopy, which offers an astonishing 360-degree view of the Amazon basin. Bird-lovers will especially enjoy this outing.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 8
WED - Disembark to Coca, Ecuador

This is where the adventure ends, Enjoy the final part of the return journey, then disembark the Anakonda Amazon Cruise to take the motorized canoe 90 minutes back to Coca.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Transportation to and from Coca airport and M/V Anakonda Amazon when arriving on recommended flights; onboard accommodation; scheduled visits according to the itinerary with a certified naturalist guide; unlimited supply of water, coffee and tea; all meals on board; exclusive access to VIP Lounge in Coca city before and after cruise with complimentary coffee, tea, water and light snacks.

Exclusions

Transportation to and from Quito airport; air tickets package from Quito to Coca to Quito ($250 per person in 2020 & 2021), which includes private & personalized assistance at both airports, transfers to/from the vessels, and exclusive access to VIP Lounge before and after cruise with complimentary coffee, tea, water and light snacks; admission to local communities, natural reserves and observation tower ($80 per person in 2020 & 2021); optional glamping excursion ($450 per person in 2020 & 2021); alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; gratuities; Wi-Fi (due to the remote area of navigation, satellite internet is only available in certain zones and during certain times; it may be purchased for the price of $15 for the entire duration of the cruise); insurance of any kind; personal expenses; other services not specified in the program. All prices are subject to change without notice.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The 8-day Anakonda Amazon Cruise begins and ends in Quito, Ecuador (UIO). Plan flights to arrive in Quito one day prior to embarkation day. Plan flights to depart Quito no earlier than 2:00pm on weekdays and 6:00pm on weekends. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

The Anakonda Amazon Cruise has a required flight between Quito and Coca on the first and final day of the itinerary. AdventureSmith arranges your flights to Coca (not included in cruise rate) after your booking has been made. Coca-Quito flight schedules vary, so check with AdventureSmith Explorations for details on your particular departure. There is a luggage weight limit of 50 lbs (23 kg) total for two pieces of checked luggage and 22 lbs (10 kg) for one piece of carry-on baggage on the flights between Quito and Coca.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more active outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, skiff or canoe rides, birdwatching, indigenous community immersion, canopy observation, kayaking, cooking lessons and swimming opportunities.

Optional glamping (glamorous camping) is available for up to 8 passengers ($450 per person in 2020; minimum of 2 passengers). Sleep in a spacious tent with room for standing, a zippered door and comfortable raised bed. Gourmet meals, champagne and hot showers are available after an exciting nature walk. In the evening, a local guide tells stories about adventures and the way of life in the magical Amazon region. In the morning, go for a kayak excursion on the river and observe incredible wildlife before breakfast and your return to the Anakonda ship.

Room Configuration

Single and triple accommodations may be available on request and based on availability.

2020 & 2021 Rates:
Standard Suite Single: 8-day $7665
Standard Suite Triple: 8-day $4364
Deluxe Suite Single: 8-day $9579
Deluxe Suite Triple: 8-day $5455

Triple occupancy for two adults and a child under 12 years of age may be available, with the child sleeping on a sofa bed. Contact AdventureSmith for info and availability.

Families & Children

Discounted rates may be available for children under 12 years. Discount applies to 1 child per adult, e.g. 1 adult with 1 child or 2 adults with 2 children. In case there are 3 children and 2 adults, the 3rd child pays full adult rate. Children 7 years and older at time of departure are welcomed aboard all departure dates.

2020 & 2021 Child Rates:
Standard Suite: 8-day $2568
Deluxe Suite: 8-day $3209

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

5-Day Wednesday Start Anakonda Amazon Cruise Itinerary

The 5-day Anakonda Amazon Cruise begins on a Wednesday and operates round-trip from Quito, Ecuador, with a flight between Quito and Coca, Ecuador, and a motorized canoe transfer to/from the ship on either end of the trip. This follows the same route as days 1-4 of the 8-Day Wednesday Start Anakonda Amazon Cruise.

Route map of 5-day Anakonda and Manatee Amazon Cruise itinerary.
Read More
Day 1
WED - Arrive Quito to Coca & Embark Napo River, Ecuador

The adventure begins in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. After a 30-minute flight from Quito to the Amazonian city of Coca, transfer to the dock and board a motorized canoe for a 90-minute journey down the river, taking in the Amazon. Reach the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and be welcomed aboard. On the Anakonda, join expert local naturalist guides, who will provide a brief, informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon. Afterwards, explore the cruise ship and admire the rainforest landscape while she glides down the Napo River. After dinner, take a nighttime forest walk to observe the rainforest’s nocturnal activity and experience its vivid biodiversity firsthand.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 2
THU - Heart of Yasuni National Park & Pink River Dolphins

Early in the morning, visit Yasuni National Park, a pristine region of the Ecuadorian Amazon, home to the legendary pink river dolphin. In this area, search for anacondas, river turtles, various primate species, as well as the colorful hoatzin, a unique bird known locally as the “stinky turkey.” In the afternoon, take a motorized canoe to a black-water lake, home to giant otters and the elusive manatee, and enjoy a pleasant hike in the riparian/gallery forest, with the chance to spot flocks of birds and marvel at the intricate organization of a colony of leaf-cutter ants.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 3
FRI - Kichwa Family Visit

Start today off by visiting an authentic Kichwa family on the banks of the Napo River, with the opportunity to learn directly from members of the local community. Board the Anakonda for lunch as she continues upstream. Participate in a cooking class with the expert chef and prepare exquisite traditional Ecuadorian food. Try your hand at traditional handicrafting or enjoy onboard facilities, including the Rainforest Spa, the spectacular view from the Amazon Hot Tub, cocktails at the Bar and Lounge, and stargazing from the Observation Deck.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 4
SAT - Forest Adventure & Observation Canopy Tower

Relax and enjoy the morning before disembarking to explore the nearby forest. Discover a myriad of animals and plant species endemic to the Amazon basin. In the afternoon, visit a canopy tower built against a giant kapok tree and take in the view from the top while looming above the lush treetops that look down on the sheer vastness of the Amazon. In the evening, take a canoe onto the river to search for black caimans by flashlight.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 5
SUN - Disembark to Coca, Ecuador

This is where the adventure ends, Enjoy the final part of the return journey, then disembark the Anakonda Amazon Cruise to take the motorized canoe 90 minutes back to Coca.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Transportation to and from Coca airport and M/V Anakonda Amazon when arriving on recommended flights; onboard accommodation; scheduled visits according to the itinerary with a certified naturalist guide; unlimited supply of water, coffee and tea; all meals on board; exclusive access to VIP Lounge in Coca city before and after cruise with complimentary coffee, tea, water and light snacks.

Exclusions

Transportation to and from Quito airport; air tickets package from Quito to Coca to Quito ($250 per person in 2020 & 2021), which includes private & personalized assistance at both airports, transfers to/from the vessels, and exclusive access to VIP Lounge before and after cruise with complimentary coffee, tea, water and light snacks; admission to local communities, natural reserves and observation tower ($70 per person in 2020 & 2021); optional glamping excursion ($450 per person in 2020 & 2021); alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; gratuities; Wi-Fi (due to the remote area of navigation, satellite internet is only available in certain zones and during certain times; it may be purchased for the price of $15 for the entire duration of the cruise); insurance of any kind; personal expenses; other services not specified in the program. All prices are subject to change without notice.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The 5-day Anakonda Amazon Cruise begins and ends in Quito, Ecuador (UIO). Plan flights to arrive in Quito one day prior to embarkation day. Plan flights to depart Quito no earlier than 2:00pm on weekdays and 6:00pm on weekends. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

The Anakonda Amazon Cruise has a required flight between Quito and Coca on the first and final day of the itinerary. AdventureSmith arranges your flights to Coca (not included in cruise rate) after your booking has been made. Coca-Quito flight schedules vary, so check with AdventureSmith Explorations for details on your particular departure. There is a luggage weight limit of 50 lbs (23 kg) total for two pieces of checked luggage and 22 lbs (10 kg) for one piece of carry-on baggage on the flights between Quito and Coca.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more active outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, skiff or canoe rides, birdwatching, indigenous community immersion, canopy observation, kayaking, cooking lessons and swimming opportunities.

Optional glamping (glamorous camping) is available for up to 8 passengers ($450 per person in 2020 & 2021; minimum of 2 passengers). Sleep in a spacious tent with room for standing, a zippered door and comfortable raised bed. Gourmet meals, champagne and hot showers are available after an exciting nature walk. In the evening, a local guide tells stories about adventures and the way of life in the magical Amazon region. In the morning, go for a kayak excursion on the river and observe incredible wildlife before breakfast and your return to the Anakonda ship.

Room Configuration

Single and triple accommodations may be available on request and based on availability.

2020 & 2021 Rates:
Standard Suite Single: 5-day $4791
Standard Suite Triple: 5-day $2728
Deluxe Suite Single: 5-day $5988
Deluxe Suite Triple: 5-day $3409

Triple occupancy for two adults and a child under 12 years of age may be available, with the child sleeping on a sofa bed. Contact AdventureSmith for info and availability.

Families & Children

Discounted rates may be available for children under 12 years. Discount applies to 1 child per adult, e.g. 1 adult with 1 child or 2 adults with 2 children. In case there are 3 children and 2 adults, the 3rd child pays full adult rate. Children 7 years and older at time of departure are welcomed aboard all departure dates.

2020 & 2021 Child Rates:
Standard Suite: 5-day $1604
Deluxe Suite: 5-day $2005

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

4-Day Sunday Start Anakonda Amazon Cruise Itinerary

The 4-day Anakonda Amazon Cruise begins on a Sunday and operates round-trip from Quito, Ecuador, with a flight between Quito and Coca, Ecuador, and a motorized canoe transfer to/from the ship on either end of the trip. This follows days 1-3 of the 8-Day Sunday Start Anakonda Amazon Cruise.

Route map of 4-day Anakonda and Manatee Amazon Cruise itinerary.
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Day 1
SUN - Arrive Quito to Coca & Embark Napo River, Ecuador

The adventure begins in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. After a 30-minute flight from Quito to the Amazonian city of Coca, transfer to the dock and board a motorized canoe for a 90-minute journey down the river, taking in the Amazon. Reach the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and be welcomed aboard. On the Anakonda, join expert local naturalist guides, who will provide a brief, informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon. Afterwards, explore the cruise ship and admire the rainforest landscape while she glides down the Napo River. After dinner, take a nighttime forest walk to observe the rainforest’s nocturnal activity and experience its vivid biodiversity firsthand.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Day 2
MON - Panacocha Biological Corridor

Travel downstream to the Pañayacu River delta, and take a canoe trip to Pañacocha Lake, which means “Piranha Lake” in the native Kichwa. This ecosystem flooded by black-waters and surrounding protected rainforest is home to primates and birds and is the perfect habitat for piranhas, paiches (one of the largest freshwater fishes in the world), the white caiman, and hundreds of other aquatic animals. Participate in nature walks led by local naturalist guides and relax at a nearby campsite to enjoy an Amazon-style BBQ. After lunch, do some kayaking and swimming activities. Back on board the Anakonda, enjoy the opportunity to attend a lecture and watch an educational documentary about the region.

Accommodations

Anakonda

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
TUE - Parrot Clay Licks, Kichwa Cultural Center & Observation Tower

In the morning, 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. Afterwards, visit a Kichwa Cultural Center to learn about Amazon communities and their ancestral culture, traditions and cuisine. Members of the local community teach about indigenous lifestyles along the Napo River. Take the opportunity to support the community by purchasing handicrafts, local products and souvenirs. Before sunset, visit an observation tower in the rainforest canopy, which offers an astonishing 360-degree view of the Amazon basin. Bird-lovers will especially enjoy this outing.

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
WED - Disembark to Coca, Ecuador

This is where the adventure ends, Enjoy the final part of the return journey, then disembark the Anakonda Amazon Cruise to take the motorized canoe 90 minutes back to Coca.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

Transportation to and from Coca airport and M/V Anakonda Amazon when arriving on recommended flights; onboard accommodation; scheduled visits according to the itinerary with a certified naturalist guide; unlimited supply of water, coffee and tea; all meals on board; exclusive access to VIP Lounge in Coca city before and after cruise with complimentary coffee, tea, water and light snacks.

Exclusions

Transportation to and from Quito airport; air tickets package from Quito to Coca to Quito ($250 per person in 2020 & 2021), which includes private & personalized assistance at both airports, transfers to/from the vessels; admission to local communities, natural reserves and observation tower ($70 per person in 2020 & 2021); optional glamping excursion ($450 per person in 2020 & 2021); alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages; gratuities; Wi-Fi (due to the remote area of navigation, satellite internet is only available in certain zones and during certain times; it may be purchased for the price of $15 for the entire duration of the cruise); insurance of any kind; personal expenses; other services not specified in the program. All prices are subject to change without notice.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 20% of the total trip cost is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 61 days – 100% of deposit
60 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The 4-day Anakonda Amazon Cruise begins and ends in Quito, Ecuador (UIO). Plan flights to arrive in Quito one day prior to embarkation day. Plan flights to depart Quito no earlier than 2:00pm on weekdays and 6:00pm on weekends. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Internal Flights

The Anakonda Amazon Cruise has a required flight between Quito and Coca on the first and final day of the itinerary. AdventureSmith arranges your flights to Coca (not included in cruise rate) after your booking has been made. Coca-Quito flight schedules vary, so check with AdventureSmith Explorations for details on your particular departure. There is a luggage weight limit of 50 lbs (23 kg) total for two pieces of checked luggage and 22 lbs (10 kg) for one piece of carry-on baggage on the flights between Quito and Coca.

Activities

Whether you are looking for light activity options or more active outdoor pursuits, the ship’s crew can tailor most excursions to suit your skill level. Adventure activities may include hiking, skiff or canoe rides, birdwatching, indigenous community immersion, canopy observation, kayaking, cooking lessons and swimming opportunities.

Room Configuration

Single and triple accommodations may be available on request and based on availability.

2020 & 2021 Rates:
Standard Suite Single: 4-day $3835
Standard Suite Triple: 4-day $2182
Deluxe Suite Single: 4-day $4791
Deluxe Suite Triple: 4-day $2728

Triple occupancy for two adults and a child under 12 years of age may be available, with the child sleeping on a sofa bed. Contact AdventureSmith for info and availability.

Families & Children

Discounted rates may be available for children under 12 years. Discount applies to 1 child per adult, e.g. 1 adult with 1 child or 2 adults with 2 children. In case there are 3 children and 2 adults, the 3rd child pays full adult rate. Children 7 years and older at time of departure are welcomed aboard all departure dates.

2020 & 2021 Child Rates:
Standard Suite: 4-day $1284
Deluxe Suite: 4-day $1604

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance  or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Details

Itineraries span varying days of the week, depending on trip length: 4 Day Sun-Wed | 5 Day Wed-Sun | 8 Day Sun-Sun & Wed-Wed

This ship is an AdventureSmith favorite for private charter. Contact us for charter pricing and details.

2020 Rates
Anakonda
From $2568USD
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Anakonda

The 40-guest M/V Anakonda is the only luxury ship in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest, featuring air conditioning, fine dining and superior service with floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious decks and fiberglass ecologic canoes.

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Expert Reviews

Reviews from Our Experts So You Know What to Expect

Nick Mitchell • June 12th, 2018
Expert Review: Anakonda Amazon Cruise

AdventureSmith Specialist Nick Mitchell reviews his Amazon cruise aboard the 40-guest Anakonda. Learn what it's like to glamp in the Amazon and venture deep into the Yasuni National Park.

Todd Smith • January 13th, 2014
Expert Review: Ecuador Anakonda Cruise

My recent cruise aboard the Anakonda began the same way as most other trips to Ecuador’s Amazon, but in the end it was completely different.

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