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The M/V Anakonda Amazon Cruise - 5 days


Cruising along the Amazon is best done aboard the luxury Anakonda riverboat. While on this riverboat that is designed to accommodate 40 you get access to all modern amenities such as spacious suites, al fresco meals, Wi-Fi internet, and Jacuzzis. Important locations included are Yasuni National Park where anacondas, pink dolphins and black caimans roam and you also get a chance to visit a village in the jungle. Limoncocha Biological Reserve and its rainforest provides a unique opportunity for you to observe the jungle while perched in a tower and see how the monkeys and birds go about their activities.

 

Unique Experiences:

  • Travel by boat and admire the unique Amazon Rainforest landscapes, flora, and fauna
  • Walk through the famous Limoncocha Biological Reserve
  • Meet with local Amazonians and learn about their anazing way of life

Itinerary


Embarkation and Disembarkation

  • Upon arrival in Coca, you will travel by motorized canoe for approximately one hour to board the M/V Anakonda. On the last day of your tour, you will follow the same procedure in reverse to return to the airport.
Cities Covered Quito ,  Coca

PLEASE NOTE: All itineraries are approximate and subject to change based on availability and conditions at the destination.

Our adventure begins in the city of Quito, Capital of Ecuador. After taking a short 30- minute flight from Quito to the Amazon city of Coca, located in the Province of San Francisco de Orellana, we will transfer to the dock and board our motorized canoe to begin our journey down the river for approximately an hour and a half, taking in the first sights and sounds of the Amazon. Soon, we will reach the Anakonda Amazon Cruises and receive our welcome aboard. 
 
Once we have settled into the Anakonda Amazon Cruises, we will be joined by expert local naturalist guides who will provide us with a brief and informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon, after which guests will have their first opportunity to discover the exciting features of our cruise ship: spacious social areas, comfortable suites, and the observation deck that allows us to admire the changing rainforest landscape as we glide down the Napo River.  
After dinner, we will plunge straight into the Amazon by going for a nighttime forest walk to observe the forest’s nocturnal activity and experience the thrill of the vivid noises and aromas that come from so much biodiversity. 


Cities Covered Yasuni National Park

Early in the morning, we will visit Yasuni National Park. This is a pristine and relatively undisturbed region of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Our guests will be pleased to learn that this is the home of the legendary Pink River Dolphin! In this area we can also find anacondas, river turtles and various primate species, as well as the colorful Hoatzin, a unique bird that is known locally as the “Stinky Turkey”. 
Later in the afternoon, we will go canoeing in a blackwater lake, home to giant otters and the magnificent, albeit elusive manatee. We will also enjoy a pleasant hike in the Riparian/Gallery Forest, where we have the chance to spot a flock of birds and marvel at the intricate organization of a colony of leaf-cutter ants by the “Giant Fig Tree”, a truly majestic tree that is home to an abundance of wildlife, much like the “Giant Kapok Tree”. 


Cities Covered Yasuni National Park

We will start the day off by visiting an authentic Quechua family located on the banks of the Napo River, where we will receive cultural immersion and the opportunity to learn directly from members of the local community. 

We will then board the Manatee Amazon Explorer for lunch and some leisure time as we continue our navigation upstream. At this time, our guests will be delighted with our life onboard experiences and participate in a cooking class with our expert chef who will share recipes and techniques using fresh and organic ingredients to prepare exquisite traditional Ecuadorian food that you can replicate at home. Guests are also invited to try their hands at making traditional handicrafts or enjoy our onboard facilities such as: a relaxing massage at the Rainforest Spa, a spectacular ever-changing scenery view from our Amazon Hut Tub, a delicious cocktail at our Bar and Lounge or just admire the amazing sunset or the stargazing at night from our Observation Deck Lounge. For our more active guest a kayaking activity is the best choice to explore the nature around. There is an option for everyone! 


Cities Covered LIMONCOCHA BIOLOGICAL RESERVE

Our guests can relax and enjoy the Anakonda Amazon Cruises during the morning and disembark to explore the nearby forest for a walk to discover a myriad of different animals and plant species that can only be found in the Amazon basin. 
In the afternoon, we will visit a canopy tower, built against a giant Kapok tree. The perspective at the top of this observation tower is truly glorious, looming above the lush treetops and providing a view of the sheer vastness of the Amazon Basin.  
In the evening, we will bravely venture into the river on a canoe to search for black caimans with the help of our flashlights. 


Cities Covered Quito

This is where our adventure ends! Enjoy the last part of our return journey onboard and then disembark the Anakonda Amazon Cruises to take the motorized canoe back to Coca (one-and-a-half-hour ride). 
 



Departure Dates and Rates

Departures
Dec 201819, 26

All Rates in US$ per person including ALL taxes and surcharges

ClassDatesSingle RateDouble RateTriple Rate
Standard Suite
For departures December 19,2018 through December 26,2018 US$ 4,097 US$ 2,743 US$ 2,332
Suite Deluxe
For departures December 19,2018 through December 26,2018 US$ 5,120 US$ 3,430 US$ 2,914

Inclusions

  • Transportation to and from the Coca Airport as well as transportation to and from M/V Anakonda
  • Accommodations on board for the duration of your journey
  • All meals on board
  • Unlimited complimentary hot water, tea, and coffee
  • Scheduled off-board excursions
  • As specifically described in the itinerary, with a certified naturalist guide.

Exclusions

  • Airfare (Domestic or international) to and from Quito as well as to and from Coca
  • Transfers to and from Quito’s airport
  • Admission to local communities and natural reserves (USD 70.00 net per person for 4 & 5 day cruises, USD 80.00 net per person for 8 day cruise, subject to change without previous notice)
  • Transportation, as applicable, to and from the Quito airport to hotels or others sites
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance fees
  • Snacks
  • Beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, not specifically described in the itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Admission to communities and parks ($50/person, but subject to change)
  • Access to wi-fi internet (Due to the remote area of navigation, satellite internet is only available in certain zones and during certain times. Should our guests require this, we are able to offer it for the price of $15 for the entire duration of the cruise)
  • Any items or services of a personal nature, such as souvenirs
  • Any items not specifically described in the tour itinerary.
  • Unless specifically mentioned, any pre- or post-tour accommodations, transfers to and from hotels at the beginning and end of the tour, or tour extensions are not included in the price of your journey.
  • All Ecuadorian citizens participating in this excursion must pay an additional tax equivalent to 12% of their total tour price.
Terms and Conditions

PAYMENT TERMS:

30% of total tour cost is due at the time of booking

70% or balance no later than 68 days prior to tour departure date.


CANCELLATION POLICY:

i) If the tour is cancelled more than 65 days prior to the date of departure, then the deposit is non-refundable.

ii) If the tour is cancelled 65 days or fewer from the date of departure, full payment of the original total tour cost will be required as a cancellation fee.

iii)If any customer is a "no-show," than they will not be issued a refund and they will still be responsible for paying 100% of the total tour cost.

The above times are based on local time of the destination where the tour is provided. In order to provide enough time for processing cancellation, guests need to add 3 business days to the above timeframes. An administration fees of 15% on any monies to be refunded to the client will be charged prior to refund.

 

ITINERARIES:

All itineraries are approximate and subject to change based on availability and conditions at the destination.

 

TRAVEL INSURANCE:

We strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance to cover the losses incurred in case of cancellation. For information on available plans or to purchase travel insurance, please visit www.palacetours.com/insurance.






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