Why stay in one stationary hotel when your hotel can cruise up and down the Amazonian rivers instead? The Manatee Amazon Explorer believes that the best way to experience the wonders of the Amazon jungle is on their first class boat. With a total occupancy of just 30 people, they offer guests an intimate cruise experience.
This jungle expedition ship has as its first priority passengers safety. The new Manatee Amazon Explorer is prepared for the most adverse conditions and it counts with the best crew for navigation in the Amazon tributaries such as the Napo river. Once on board and during your excursions, passengers will be informed about safety and environmental rules due to the protected areas and national parks that boat visits. A briefing for each daily excursion will be given to the passengers before going on shore. Also for your daily exploration activities, the new Manatee features a fleet of canoes that provides easy access to isolated paths in to the amazon jungle.
Daily canoe and land tours are part of the journey, these guided excursions will be carried on mainly early in the morning and late in the afternoon when wildlife is active and visible in the amazon rainforest. In between expeditions, passengers will enjoy lectures about the amazon flora and fauna; they can also relax in the open areas such as the sun deck to admire the landscapes and do animal observation. Activities on board also include barbeques, al fresco dinning and happy hour. In the Amazon it all depends on the weather, the new Manatee Explorer plans your journey offering flexibility and an alternative for optional activities during your cruise making the best out of your time.
Manatee Cruise Features
The new Manatee Amazon Explorer features 14 ample and comfortable cabins, all of them feature air conditioned, panoramic glass sliding doors and private balconies. The manatee counts with four deluxe cabins including a Jacuzzi for a better accommodation option.
This new Amazon River cruise has an alfresco restaurant and bar for panoramic views of the amazon rainforest. Also as part of their outdoor area, the new Manatee has an observation deck and Jacuzzi, ideal places to relax and enjoy the amazon jungle.
During your Amazon River cruise you will be part of cultural encounters and activities with local communities. You will have the opportunity to kayak in black water lakes, swim with pink dolphins and camp in deep amazon lakes.
Manatee prices per person:
Prices per person are subject to change without prior notice.
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Accommodation Standard Cabins
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Accommodation Deluxe Cabins
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Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommeded flights
On board accommodations
Programmed visits according to itinerary with a certified naturalist guide
Unlimited water, coffee and tea
All meals while on board
Airfare Quito-Coca-Quito US$200. Rates subject to change without previous notice.
Communities entrance Fees(USD 70.00 net per person in 4 and 5 day cruises, USD80.00 net per person in 8 day cruise. Rates subject to change without previous notice.
Transfers to and from Quito’s airport
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Any oher service not mentioned herein
Alternatives to the Manatee Cruise
If you like the idea of a first class Amazon experience but aren’t sold on the idea of a cruise, then think about booking with Sani Lodge, an award-winning lodge that features private bungalows, great activities, and delicious food. Other great eco-lodges that are similar include Sacha Lodge and Napo Wildlife Center.
While you’re in Ecuador, you might as well take advantage of the other natural wonders this country has in store – we are happy to help coordinate your whole trip for you, and we highly recommend combining your trip to the Amazon with a Galapagos cruise or land-based tour or maybe simply a trip to theSierra highland region, just a few hours from your rainforest destination.