Transportation to and from vessel when arriving on recommended flights; onboard accommodation; programmed visits according to the itinerary with a certified naturalist guide; unlimited supply of water, coffee and tea; all meals while on board; exclusive access to VIP Lounge before and after cruise with complimentary coffee, tea, water and light snacks (2020 only).
Transportation to and from Quito airport; air tickets package from Quito to Coca to Quito ($230 per person in 2019 & 2020), 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 2019 & 2020); optional glamping excursion ($250 per person in 2019 & 2020); 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 Manatee 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.
The Manatee 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.
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 ($250 per person in 2019 & 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 Manatee ship.
Single and triple accommodations may be available on request and based on availability.
Standard Suite Single: 5-day $3686
Standard Suite Triple: 5-day $2090
Deluxe Suite Single: 5-day $4583
Deluxe Suite Triple: 5-day $2608
Standard Suite Single: 5-day $3880
Standard Suite Triple: 5-day $2200
Deluxe Suite Single: 5-day $4824
Deluxe Suite Triple: 5-day $2745
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.
2019 Child Rates:
Standard Suite: 5-day $1230
Deluxe Suite: 5-day $1535
2020 Child Rates:
Standard Suite: 5-day $1295
Deluxe Suite: 5-day $1616
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.
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.