Luxury Amazon Cruise – 5 days

This inspiring five-day Amazon adventure will allow you to travel in style while ensuring unexpected and astonishing encounters with nature.

Passing through Yasuni National Park and the Limoncocha Biological Reserve, this Amazon adventure will give you a taste of the Amazon in a short space of time. It is your opportunity to enjoy canoe excursions, visit indigenous communities, take evening jungle walks, float down black water rivers, do some birdwatching and experience the rainforest in every way possible.


Description

Launched in July 2013, this luxury Amazon cruise enables visitors to interact with nature and local indigenous communities while enjoying the comfort of 5-star boutique accommodation that travels through the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest.
 
This luxury amazon cruise leaves every Wednesday from Coca and offers the chance to observe the forest canopy from an observation tower (300 steps up!), take an evening stroll in the jungle, visit a local indigenous community and even catch a glimpse of caymans, herons, turtles, pink river dolphins, squirrel monkeys and more.
 
The boat itself can accommodate up to 40 guests in its 18 cabins each with panoramic wall-to-wall windows, air-conditioning, private bathrooms with hot water and comfortable beds. The kitchen serves national and international fusion cuisine using fresh local products. Communal spaces include an outdoor jacuzzi, al fresco lounge, dining room, bar, observation deck, boutique while the 25-person crew includes concierge, paramedic, nature guides and local guides.
 

This tour includes

· Transport from the airport in Coca to luxury cruise boat
· Accommodation
· All meals
· Guided excursions: river and lagoon exploration, swimming, birdwatching, rainforest hikes, visits to local communities, informative talks and conferences
 

This tour does not include

· Airfare for the route Quito – Coca – Quito
· Beverages (neither alcoholic nor non-alcoholic)
· Community entrance fees ($60 for 5-day cruise)
· Tips and gratuities
· Personal Expenses
· Optional extras: Stargazing, natural medicine, ancestral indigenous encounters, jungle trekking, glamping
· Any other service not mentioned herein
 
 

Sample itinerary

Day 1 (Wednesday) - Quito - Arrival
30-minute flight from Quito to Coca. Canoe trip to luxury cruise boat. Evening walk after sunset to discover the rainforest’s nocturnal activity. Meals: -/-/D
Day 2 (Thursday) - Border with Peru (Yasuní National Park)
Daylight tropical rainforest experience to learn about the relationship between plants and animals in the heart of Yasuní National Park. After lunch canoe excursion to spot pink river dolphins, black caimans and anaconda, as well as river turtles and monkeys. Meals: B/L/D
Day 3 (Friday) - Community visit & Island Exploration
Morning visit to local school on banks of Napo River. On board lecture and documentary while cruising downstream. Afternoon exploration of one of the largest river islands on the Napo River. Meals: B/L/D
Day 4 (Saturday) - Observation tower & Limoncocha Biological Reserve
Visit 100-foot high observation tower to get a birds eye view of the rainforest. Afternoon visit to Limoncocha Biological Reserve, a protected area home of 478 bird species and several monkey species. Evening black caiman spotting. Meals: B/-/-
Day 5 (Sunday) - Departure
Canoe trip back to Coca to catch flight back to Quito. Meals: B/-/-

Packing tips

Please read the packing tips included in our Amazon travel guide for more information.
 

Accommodation options

Price
Standard Double Suite $2469
Standard Single Suite $3687
Standard Suite for Children (Under 12) $1234
Deluxe Double Suite $3087
Deluxe Single Suite $4608
Deluxe Single Suite for Children (Under 12) $1543

 

Made-to-Measure Travel

This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of the available options for travel in Ecuador. But keep in mind:

  • We can tailor this trip to suit your needs, tastes, time frame and budget