Voyage of Discovery Down the Amazon | M/V Manatee Explorer

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Voyage of Discovery Down the Amazon

6 days / 5 nights

Embark on an unparalleled journey to experience the Amazon rainforest in comfort aboard the M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer. This four-day expedition follows the footsteps of the first European explorers in search of El Dorado, providing the best way to discover one of the world's most pristine environments. The M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer boasts four decks with 18 river-facing Suites and four Deluxe Suites, offering a perfect retreat after a day of jungle adventure. The vessel features top-notch facilities, including kayaks for exploration, a conference room for daily briefings, a bar for refreshments, an al-fresco shaded lounge for relaxation, and an outdoor jacuzzi on the sun deck for a soothing soak while taking in panoramic views

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Starting Price per person

Gold | $ 2510pp


The Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest & Yasuni National Park

Highlights & Activities

Explore the Amazon rainforest and spot unique wildlife, explore the forest from towers, kayaking, fishing and hiking

Physical Level

Easy to Moderate Hiking


Embark on a journey of a lifetime as you arrive in Quito and take a private transfer to your hotel to prepare for the adventures that await you. The following day, a short flight to El Coca and a 90 minutes canoe ride will take you to the M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer, where you'll set off on a four-day expedition to explore the captivating Amazon region. Traverse the intricate river mazes in motorized canoes and kayaks in search of elusive caymans, giant otters, and playful pink dolphins, or climb up to the awe-inspiring canopy towers for a bird's eye view of the boundless jungle. Immerse yourself in the lush "terra-firme" forest, spot the majestic giant sequoias, and witness the acrobatic monkeys swinging through the treetops. Marvel at the sight of hundreds of colorful parrots and macaws feasting on clay licks, and discover the infinite variety of orchids and insects that call this jungle home. Get ready to be amazed and inspired by the beauty and wonder of the Amazon like never before.

6 days itinerary including pre and post arrangements in Quito

River cruise adventure exploring the rainforest, lakes, and rivers by kayaking, canoeing, and hiking while encountering unique wildlife


Voyage of Discovery Down the Amazon

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Our unforgettable journeys

6 days / 5 nights: Daily

Day 1

Arrive in Quito and transfer to the airport area for overnight. Briefing by your guide about the next day´s adventure.

Day 2

Leave to the airport and flight to El Coca in the Amazon Region. After a 1 hour canoe ride, board the M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer and start a 4 days cruise expedition.

Day 3 - 4

Explore through hiking, kayaking, and canoeing. Each day, enjoy two excursions in search of elusive pink dolphins, caymans, macaws, playful monkeys, and diverse wildlife. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Amazonian communities and learn from their millennia-old knowledge

Day 5

Depart early in the morning and cross the Napo River to reach El Coca airport in time for your flight to Quito. Upon arrival, your guide will be waiting to provide a private transfer to a hotel located in the airport area for overnight.

Day 6

Transfer to the airport on time for your departing flight.

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Where do we stay?

City Hotel | Room
Quito Wyndham Quito Airport | Deluxe Rooms
Amazon Rainforest M/V Manatee Amazon Explorer | Suites


Additional information


The expertise of our Local Advisors

All ground private English-speaking guides, transportation, and airport transfers

All Accommodations with daily breakfast and 3 nights cruise onboard the M/V Manatee with full-board, sightseeing, visits, and entrance fees

Snacks and bottled water during transfers


Air fare from Quito to El Coca US$ 250pp (spaces secured by Wayra Routers)

Meals or activities not detailed in your itinerary

Tips and gratuities or personal expenses

Alcoholic beverages

International air tickets or trip insurance