Ecuador Amazon Cruise: Anakonda (4)

Tour/Activity in Quito, Ecuador

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Day 1

Departure from Quito

A 30 minute flight takes you from Quito to the frontier town of Coca, Francisco de Orellana.

Transfer to Anakonda

Transfer to the dock, where you will embark on a motorised canoe and navigate down river about 1 hour, to board the Anakonda. Throughout the journey you have a chance to admire the rainforest landscape and banks of the great Napo River.

Boarding the Anakonda and evening walk

Immediately after boarding the Anakonda, you will have your first opportunity to enjoy the exciting features of your cruise ship - like the observation deck that offers spectacular views. An evening walk is organised after sunset, giving you the opportunity to discover the forest’s nocturnal activity and listen to the unique sounds of the jungle at night.

Day 2

Visiting the Pañacocha Biological Corridor

Navigation continues downstream to the Pañayacu River delta; take a canoe trip up the river to experience this fascinating reserve. You will seek out pink river dolphins, common squirrel monkeys and much more. The name Pañacocha translates literally to "Piranha Lake" in Quechua. The rivers and lakes here are the perfect habitat for the infamous Piranha, as well as the water monkey and white caiman. After a refreshing swim (for the courageous!), you will enjoy a delicious Amazon-style BBQ meal and refreshing beverages at a nearby camp site. In the afternoon, you will head out on exploration trails, and return on board for dinner.

Day 3

Clay Licks, Sani Warmi and Yasuni National Park

After enjoying breakfast on board, you will set out to visit one of the most amazing spectacles this side of western Amazonia known as parrot licks. These unique pools of mud become rich in minerals and attract hundreds of parrots and parakeets every day. Later, pay a visit the Sani Warmi Kichwa Interpretation Center, where a group of Kichwa women will speak of their customs, cuisine and everyday life. After lunch, you will make a stop at the Yakukawsay Kichwa Interpretation Centre, and end with an interesting evening walk through the forest (depending on accessibility, river water levels and weather conditions).

Day 4

Disembark the Anakonda

Disembark the Anakonda and transfer by motorised canoe to Coca.

Flight Coca - Quito

Transfer to Coca Airport and flight to Quito.

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