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Quito & Amazon Cruise
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Highlights

Quito Cultural Heritage of Humanity and the Middle of the World.

Cloud Forest Exploration includes discovering rare species.

Indigenous Communities Visits; experience traditional culture.

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Length of trip

7 days

/6 nights

3 days Quito

4 days Amazon

Nature & Wildlife, Romantic Escape 

From:

$3,544

per person in USD

(subject to change)

Navigating the Ecuadorian Amazon Jungle

Set off on a luxurious adventure in the Amazon aboard the Anakonda Amazon Cruise. Upon entering the Ecuadorian Amazon, you will step into an extraordinary world that few has the opportunity to explore. You will experience captivating scents, sounds, and flavors, as well as engaging with the rich and diverse cultures of the local communities.

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Itinerary

Welcome to Quito

AM or PM: Transfer Quito (airport – hotel)

Welcome to Quito. A representative will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. You will have free time to explore the city, relax and settle in.

Accommodation: In the 5-Star GO Quito Hotel / Premium Room

Iglesia del San Francisco - Cento Histórico de Quito

AM: Colonial Quito 

Stroll through the busy streets and squares of the most significant historic center of the Americas: a multi-ethnic, artistic, and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Afterward, our guide will visit the Middle of the World Complex at latitude 0*0*0. Return to the hotel for the night.

Accommodation: In the 5-Star GO Quito Hotel / Premium Room

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Dinning Anakonda Amazon Cruise

AM: Quito – Coca – Napo River

Upon arrival in the Amazonian city of Coca, after a brief 30-minute flight from Quito, we will proceed to the dock where we’ll embark on a 90-minute motorized canoe ride down the river, allowing us to marvel at the breathtaking beauty of the Amazon. Our journey will lead us to the Anakonda Amazon Cruise, where we will be warmly welcomed aboard.

PM: Napo river.

During our time on the Anakonda cruise, we will have knowledgeable local naturalist guides joining us to give us a quick, informative overview of the Ecuadorian Amazon. Following that, you’ll have the chance to explore our cruise ship and take in the beautiful rainforest scenery as we sail down the Napo River. Later, after enjoying a delightful dinner, we’ll embark on a nighttime forest walk to listen to the enchanting sounds of the rainforest and observe the nocturnal wildlife.

Pañacocha Lake - Anakonda Amazon Cruise
Wildlife - Anakonda Amazon Cruise
Kayaking in the Amazon

AM: Pañacocha Lake.

We will head downriver to the Pañayacu River delta, where a canoe will be waiting for us to take us to Piranha Lagoon, also known as Pañacocha Lake in the native Kichwa language. It is an ecosystem flooded by black, river water. 

The nearby rainforest is a sanctuary for various animals such as primates, birds, piranhas, Paíche or pirarucu (one of the world’s largest freshwater fish), white caimans, and many other aquatic creatures. Our guided walk will offer us the chance to observe these animals in their natural habitat.

 

PM: Back on board.

We will then take a moment to recharge with a barbecue made Amazon-style at a community camp. We will have a brief break, and then we will engage in water-based activities like kayaking and swimming. Once back onboard, our guides will enrich our understanding of the region with an interesting and informative talk.

Parrots Clay - Anakonda Amazon Cruise
Women community - Anakonda Amazon Cruise

AM: Parrot clay licks.

Early in the morning, we will embark on our motorized canoes to witness one of the most spectacular sights on this Western part of the Amazon – the famous parrot clay licks. This exceptional location is rich in minerals, attracting hundreds of colorful parrots, parakeets, and Amazon birds who gather here to lick the clay which greatly benefits their digestion.

PM: Napo river.

We will have the opportunity to visit the Kichwa women’s community project. Here we will learn about the indigenous lifestyle along the Napo River, their ancestral culture, and their community. We will also have the opportunity to support them by purchasing hand-made products, local goods, and souvenirs. Furthermore, we will also have the opportunity to take part in the Charapas Turtle Conservation, which we proudly back alongside the community.

Family - Natural Observation - Anakonda Amazon Cruise

AM: Coca & return to Quito.

This is where our adventure ends! But before leaving, we will have a delightful return to Puerto Providencia, where we will disembark the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and take our motorized canoes to ride back to Coca’s city.

Finally, transfer from Quito airport to GO Quito Hotel.

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AM: Transfer to Quito airport.

Transfer to Quito airport, or guests can also extend their stay in Ecuador with other land tours we offer.

Accommodation: In the 5-Star Go Quito Hotel / Premium Room.

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A unique hotel that offers 151 elegant rooms and lofts with a view of the city, inspired by the Andes. They have a modern home automation system that integrates lighting and heating. It also has a wellness area with a heated pool, sauna, spa, yoga room and a beautiful orchid garden.

Go Quito Hotel, committed to social and environmental responsibility, seeks to reduce its impact through responsible practices to conserve resources, manage energy efficiency and support the well-being of guests and staff.

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A unique hotel that offers 151 elegant rooms and lofts with a view of the city, inspired by the Andes. They have a modern home automation system that integrates lighting and heating. It also has a wellness area with a heated pool, sauna, spa, yoga room and a beautiful orchid garden.

GO Quito Hotel, committed to social and environmental responsibility, seeks to reduce its impact through responsible practices to conserve resources, manage energy efficiency and support the well-being of guests and staff.

A premium king room in GO Quito Hotel
Pool of the GO Hotel Quito

What´s Included?

  • Bilingual Guide, fluent in both, English and Spanish.
  • Three nights at the GO Quito Hotel, including breakfast and a city tour in Quito.
  • We will provide four transfers between the airport and your Hotel in Quito, for both, international and Amazon flights.
  • The Amazon package include meals, accommodation, and transfers within the Amazon airport and the cruise.
    • The plane ticket for the Amazon package is an additional USD 360 per person for a round trip.
    • Lunch during the Quito city tour.
    • There is a USD 80 contribution for the Amazon communities (payable directly by each traveler)

    ⊗ Single supplement: 50%, except in holiday seasons. (15 Dec – 5 Jan)

    * Note 1: If any other ticket to/from Galapagos is used, a non-refundable operational fee of US$ 90.00 net per person will be added to provide a dinghy ride to/from the ship in Galapagos. GO is not responsible if passengers miss the cruise or other services due to delays in independent arrangements.

    What to take on the trip

    Recommended Packing List

         Essentials:

    • Passport
    • Binoculars
    • Flashlight and Batteries
    • Camera, Memory Card, and Flash
    • Insect Repellent
    • Sun Protection
    • Plastic bags for item protection
      Local Community - Anakonda Amazon Cruise
      Welcome - Community - Anakonda Amazon Cruise

           What to Wear?

      • Light Long Pants and Long-Sleeved Shirts
      • Shorts, Short-Sleeved Shirts, and Swimwear
      • Comfortable Shoes and Extra Socks
      • Small day pack
      • Rain poncho
      • Bathing suit

      Extend your stay in Ecuador with other land tours we offer

      Enjoy optional Full-Day Tours

      Explore more of Ecuador with our additional land tours. Immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes, rich culture, and unique experiences this beautiful country has to offer.

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      Cotopaxi Volcano

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      Mindo Cloud Forest

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      Otavalo Indigenous Market

      Contact our travel experts.

      From:

      $2,100

      per person in USD (subject to change)

      7 days

      /6 nights

      3 days Quito 4 days Amazon

      Nature & Wildlife, Romantic Escape

      Navigating the Ecuadorian Amazon Jungle

      Embark on a luxurious expedition into the Amazon aboard the Anakonda Amazon Cruise. As you enter the Ecuadorian Amazon, you step into an extraordinary world that few get to explore. The captivating scents, sounds, and flavors, along with the rich cultures of the local communities, await you.

      Contact our travel experts.

      Welcome to Quito

      AM: Transfer Quito (airport – hotel)

      Welcome to Quito. A representative will welcome you and transfer you to your hotel. You will have free time to explore the city, relax and settle in.

      Accommodation: In the 5-Star GO Quito Hotel / Premium Room

      Iglesia del San Francisco - Cento Histórico de Quito

      AM: Colonial Quito 

      Stroll through the busy streets and squares of the most significant historic center of the Americas: a multi-ethnic, artistic, and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

      PM: The Middle of the World.

      Afterward, our guide will visit the Middle of the World Complex at latitude 0*0*0. Return to the hotel for the night.

      Accommodation: In the 5-Star GO Quito Hotel / Premium Room

      Anakonda cruises
      Dinning Anakonda Amazon Cruise

      AM: Quito – Coca – Napo River

      After a 30-minute flight from Quito to the Amazonian city of Coca, we will transfer to the dock and board our motorized canoe for a 90-minute journey down the river, taking in the beauty of the Amazon, until we reach the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and receive our warm welcome aboard.

      PM: Napo river.

      On the Anakonda, we will be joined by expert local naturalist guides, who will provide us with a brief, informative introduction to the Ecuadorian Amazon; and afterwards guests will have the opportunity to explore our cruise ship and admire the rainforest landscape as we glide down the Napo River. After a delicious dinner, we will take a nighttime forest walk to hear the sounds of the rainforest and observe the nocturnal wildlife.

      Pañacocha Lake - Anakonda Amazon Cruise
      Wildlife - Anakonda Amazon Cruise
      Kayaking in the Amazon

      AM: Pañacocha Lake.

      We will travel downstream to the Pañayacu River delta, where we will embark on a canoe trip to Pañacocha Lake (“Piranha Lagoon” in the native Kichwa language), an ecosystem flooded by blackwater river water. 

      The surrounding protected rainforest is home to primates and birds and is the perfect habitat for piranhas, the Paíche or pirarucu (one of the world’s largest freshwater fish), the white caiman, and hundreds of other aquatic animals. The surrounding protected rainforest is home to primates and various bird species, which we will be able to spot during a walk with our guides.

       

      PM: Back on board.

      We will then recharge our energy with an Amazon-style barbeque at a community camp, and after a short rest, we will take part in aquatic activities such as kayaking and/or swimming. Back on board the Anakonda, we will build on what we learned with an interesting talk about the region given by our guides.

      Parrots Clay - Anakonda Amazon Cruise
      Women community - Anakonda Amazon Cruise

      AM: Parrot clay licks.

      We will set out on our motorized canoes early in the morning to witness one of the most incredible sights on this side of the Western Amazon – the famous parrot clay licks. This unique place is rich in minerals and attracts hundreds of colorful parrots, parakeets and Amazon birds who meet up here to lick the clay which provides a healthy boost to their digestion.

      PM: Napo river.

      In the afternoon we will visit the Kichwa women’s community project, where we will learn about the indigenous lifestyle along the Napo river, their ancestral culture, and their community, and will have the opportunity to support them by purchasing handicrafts, local products, and souvenirs, as well as the opportunity to participate in the Charapas Turtle Conservation that we support together with the community.

      Family - Natural Observation - Anakonda Amazon Cruise

      AM: Coca & return to Quito.

      This is where our adventure ends! But first, we will enjoy our return to Puerto Providencia where we will disembark the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and ride back to the city of Coca in the motorized canoe.

      grupo quito transfer

      AM: Transfer to Quito airport.

      Transfer to Quito airport, or guests can also extend their stay in Ecuador with other land tours we offer.

      Accommodation: In the 5-Star Go Quito Hotel / Premium Room.

      logotipo-go-quito-hotel-300x300-1

      A unique hotel that offers 151 elegant rooms and lofts with a view of the city, inspired by the Andes. They have a modern home automation system that integrates lighting and heating. It also has a wellness area with a heated pool, sauna, spa, yoga room and a beautiful orchid garden.

      Go Quito Hotel, committed to social and environmental responsibility, seeks to reduce its impact through responsible practices to conserve resources, manage energy efficiency and support the well-being of guests and staff.

      Essential
      -Insect repellent
      -Sunscreen
      -Reusable water bottle
      -Daypack
      -Toiletries (biodegradable soap, toothbrush, toothpaste)
      -Personal medications
      -Small first aid kit
      -Smartphone (with waterproof case)
      -Portable charger
      -Flashlight or headlamp
      -Passport and travel documents

      What to Wear?
      -Lightweight, long-sleeve shirts
      -Quick-dry pants
      -Shorts
      -Swimsuit
      -Light jacket
      -Rain jacket
      -Wide-brimmed hat
      -Comfortable, waterproof hiking boots
      -Sandals
      -Sunglasses

      Essentials:

      • Passport
      • Binoculars
      • Flashlight and Batteries
      • Camera, Memory Card, and Flash
      • Insect Repellent
      • Sun Protection
      • Plastic bags for item protection

      What to Wear?

      • Light Long Pants and Long-Sleeved Shirts
      • Shorts, Short-Sleeved Shirts, and Swimwear
      • Comfortable Shoes and Extra Socks
      • Small day pack
      • Rain poncho
      • Bathing suit

      Enjoy optional Full-Day Tours

      Explore more of Ecuador with our additional land tours. Immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes, rich culture, and unique experiences this beautiful country has to offer.

      Contact our travel experts.

      Contact our travel experts.

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