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Manatee Amazon Explorer

TOUR DESCRIPTION:

The MANATEE AMAZON EPLORER offers you the different itineraries for 4, 5, 8 or 10 days that we are currently operating. Please find below some examples of the itineraries all year round for 4 and 5 days. The Exploration Cruises for 8 and 10 days are under request and can operate only with a minimum of 16 passengers. Please review update open departure for 8 days cruises
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MANATEE AMAZON EXPLORER
PROGRAM
ACCOMMODATION
PRICE PER PERSON
QUITO-COCA-QUITO FLIGHT
5D / 4N
Double cabin
$ 794,00
$ 130,00
Triple cabin
$ 679,00
Single cabin
$ 1194,00
Children under 12 sharing with parents
$ 398,00
$ 70,00
4D / 3N
Double cabin
$ 597,00
$ 130,00
Triple cabin
$ 508,00
Single cabin
$ 895,00
Children under 12 sharing with parents
$ 300,00
$ 70,00

Optional visit to the parrots Salt Lick USD 25.00 per person
7night/8day and 9night/10day programs available with a minimun 16 passengers

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PRICES INCLUDE:

- River transportation
- Accommodations in Single, Double or Triple Staterooms
- All Meals (B, L, D), snacks.
- Excursions in the forest (all kind)
- Visits to natives communities
- Excursions leaders (Biologists, Zoologists, Botanists)
- Lectures by our excursions leaders
- Purified water

NOT INCLUDED:

- Air Fare Quito-Coca-Quito
- Travel Insurance
- Gratuities
- Bar Drinks, Soft Drinks
- Extras
- Entrance fees to National Parks

IMPORTANT REMARKS:

Airfare and entrance fee subject to increase without previous notice.

OPERATION DAYS:

5D/4N Monday – Friday
4D/3N " Friday – Monday

Note: All rates are per person in U.S. dollars and subject to change without notice

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ITINERARIES

4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

DAY 1
Quito – Coca – Yasuní National Park
Departure from Quito in the morning, flight to Francisco de Orellana (Coca), arrives to Coca after a short 30 minutes trip, transfer to the Napo River port. Then the motorized canoe ride downstream will be approximately one and a half hours; during the trip we will provide important information about the region. Once on board the MANATEE AMAZON EXPLORER will start navigating down the Napo River during the whole afternoon. At dusk, our first live experience with the Ecuadorian Amazon basin will begin (night walk, visit to a native house or canoe ride will depend on the river level, climatic conditions, wildlife behavior and accessibility to the location).

DAY 2
Visiting the Pañacocha Biological Corridor
We will continue our navigation downstream to arrive close to the mouth of the Pañayacu (Piranha River). After arrival, there will be a canoe trip through the Piranha River to see the sights of this interesting protected forest. There is a possibility to observe pink river dolphins, the agile common squirrel monkeys and much more. The Piranha Lake area is an ecosystem flooded by white waters. The rivers and lakes of that place are perfect habitat for the infamous piranha, the water monkey fish (Arawana) and white caimans. At night, there will be an optional excursion to explore the forest and riverbanks.

DAY 3
Visiting a native house and CICAME Museum – Limoncocha Biological Reserve

In the morning we will visit a native house from the Kichwa, people who lives inside of the Yasuni National Park, including an interesting walk in a mature forest, if the time permits. After this, a short visit to the CICAME Archeological Museum, this interesting museum preserves the pottery from the Omagua Culture, one of the first forest pre-Columbian residents of the Napo River basin. This is also a good place to shop local handicrafts made from rainforest materials.
In the afternoon, there will be a visit to the Limoncocha Biological Reserve, an incredible area to find lots of birds, some monkeys and at night looking for the black caiman. Return to the MANATEE at night.

DAY 4

Returning home
Return to the city of Coca to take the morning flight back to Quito. The canoe ride upstream will take around two hours.


5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS
DAY 1
Quito – Coca – Yasuní National Park
Departure from Quito in the morning, flight to Francisco de Orellana (Coca), arrives to Coca after a short 30 minutes trip, transfer to the Napo River port. Then the motorized canoe ride downstream will be approximately one and a half hours; during the trip we will provide important information about the region. Once on board the MANATEE AMAZON EXPLORER will start navigating down the Napo River during the whole afternoon. At dusk, our first live experience with the Ecuadorian Amazon basin will begin (night walk, visit to a native house or canoe ride will depend on the river level, climatic conditions, wildlife behavior and accessibility to the location).

DAY 2
Visiting the Pañacocha Biological Corridor
We will continue our navigation downstream to arrive close to the mouth of the Pañayacu (Piranha River). After arrival, there will be a canoe trip through the Piranha River to see the sights of this interesting protected forest. There is a possibility to observe pink river dolphins, the agile common squirrel monkeys and much more. The Piranha Lake area is an ecosystem flooded by white waters. The rivers and lakes of that place are perfect habitat for the infamous piranha, the water monkey fish (Arawana) and white caimans.
At night, there will be an optional excursion to explore the forest and riverbanks, as well as optional overnight at our camp for an extra cost of USD30,00 per person (includes tents, sleeping bags, food an a naturalist biologist English speaking guide)

DAY 3
Visiting the Observation Tower – Native House

On the third day of our cruise, we will explore the “observation tower” built around a tree to observe the different ecosystems of the forest and a wide variety of birds. After lunch at the MANATEE, you will stop at a native house of the Kichwas where a native guide will bring into the light their way of life and traditions.

DAY 4

Visiting the Kapok Tree – Limoncocha Biological Reserve
In the morning we will continue to visit one of the tallest trees of the Rainforest, the Kapok. A native guide will also explain to us the use of medicinal plants; if time permits we will have a visit to the CICAME Archeological Museum which preserves pottery from the Omagua Culture, one of the first forest pre-Columbian residents of the Napo River basin. This is also a good place to shop local handicrafts made from rainforest materials. In the afternoon, there will be a visit to the Limoncocha Biological Reserve, an incredible area to find lots of birds, some monkeys and at night looking for the black caiman. Return to the MANATEE at night.

DAY 5
Returning home

Return to the city of Coca to take the morning flight back to Quito. The canoe ride upstream will take around two hours.
  • While it is our intention to adhere to the route described above, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. On daily basis of your tour you will be advised of any amendments.
  • The Expedition leaders will always be offering information about the region, tours, weather conditions, navigation, native cultures and probabilities to encounter wildlife through lectures, briefings, recaps and videos


NOTE:
The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without warning due to weather conditions, National Park regulations or unforeseeable circumstances.


We will not be held responsible for any refunds whatsoever for changes to the printed or scheduled itinerary

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