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Manatee Amazon Explorer

Our Amazon riverboat accommodates 26 lucky guests in 13 double cabins with individual air conditioning, running hot water, large dining room and inviting bar and lounge area. However, 4 of the cabins can be comfortably used as triples if needed, for a total guest occupancy of 30. Our 3-decker vessel has an experienced crew of 11 including expert English speaking naturalist guides. Laundry service available on board.

The Manatee operates from Orellana Province. We start our operation from Coca, to where you can arrive either by bus, 8 hours drive from Quito, or by plane, 30 minutes flight from Quito. A canoe will be taken at the dock for an hour navigation until arriving where the Manatee is awaiting for you.

The following activities can be done during the program:
-Canoe rides
-Birdwatching
-Walks in the jungle
-Ecofishing (catch and release)
-Shamanic experience
-River exploration
-Swimming
-Lake and lagoon exploration
-Visit to native communities
-Night camping in the jungle


Itinerary Manatee Amazon Explorer

PROGRAM FOUR DAYS – THREE NIGHTS

Day 1: Quito – Coca – Yasuní National Park

Depart from Quito in the morning, flight to Francisco de Orellana (Coca), arriving 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 for 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 a location).

Day 2: Visiting the Pañacocha Biological Corridor

We will continue our navigation downstream to arrive at 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 river banks and also optional overnight at our camp for an extra fee.

Day 3: Visiting the CICAME Museum – Limoncocha Biological Reserve

We will organize 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 Limonocha 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.


PROGRAM FIVE DAYS – FOUR NIGHTS

Day 1: Quito – Coca – Yasuní National Park

Depart from Quito in the morning, flight to Francisco de Orellana (Coca), arriving 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 for 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 a location).

Day 2: Visiting the Pañacocha Biological Corridor

We will continue our navigation downstream to arrive at 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 river banks and also optional overnight at our camp for an extra fee.

Day 3: Visiting the Observation Tower – Kapok Tree

On the third day of our cruise, we will explore the Observation Tower build around a tree to observe the differents ecosistems of the forest. After lunch at the Manatee, you will stop at a Native Museum of the Kichwas a native guide will bring into the light their way of life and traditions. This will be an opportunity to buy handicrafts made by the local people. Continue in the afternoon we will visit one of the tallest trees of the Rainforest, the Kapok, a native guide also will explain to us the use of medicinal plants.

Day 4: Visiting the CICAME Museum – Limoncocha Biological Reserve

In the morning 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 Limonocha 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.


Please note: 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.


The air company  ICARO offers daily flights (less sunday) from Quito to Coca. In this case a member of the Yuturi Lodge is going to assist you at the national airport in Quito and Coca. You have to be at the airport 45 minutes before the flight´s take off to be assisted by a member of the Yuturi Lodge. After 25 minutes flying you will be landing at the airport of Coca. A member of the Yuturi lodge is going to pick up you there and take you until the Hotel Oasis. The canoe will be leaving from the hotel at 12H00 to Yuturi or Yarina aprox.

QUITO-COCA MONDAY - FRIDAY SATURDAY
502 - 08h45 506 - 11h00
504 - 09h10 506 - 11h00
506 - 11h00 506 - 11h00
514 - 15h30 506 - 11h00

COCA-QUITO MONAY - FRIDAY SATURDAY
503 - 08h45 507 - 11h55
505- 09h10 507 - 11h55
507 - 11h00 507 - 11h55
515 - 16h40 507 - 11h55

Rates

JUNGLE LODGE
MANATEE AMAZON EXPLORER
PREPAID 2008 RATED
MONDAY TO FRIDAY PROGRAM
ROOM GROSS RATE USD REBATED OFFER USD CHECK AVAILABILITY BOOK IT
Double 675,00 33,75
Triple 577,00 28,85
Single 1.015,00 50,75
Children under 12 sharing cabin with Parents 338,00 16,9


PRICES PER PERSON

Children under 12 years old have 30% off in any of our programs.

PRICES INCLUDE:


-Accommodation
-3 daily meals
-Daily Excursions
-Nturalist Guide

PRICES DON'T INCLUDE:

-USD $ 4,00 Park Fee Entrance
-Beverages
-Sight to Parrots Lamedero
-USD $ 120 Airfare Quito - Coca - Quito


FORM
Name
Last Name
E-mail
City
Country
Phone number
Trip date
Stay
Number of persons (included itseld)
Number of adults (18-65)
Number of children (2-12)
Numer of teenagers (12-17)
Numer of infants (0-2)
     

Rates

JUNGLE LODGE
MANATEE AMAZON EXPLORER
PREPAID 2008 RATED
FRIDAY TO MONDAY PROGRAM
ROOM GROSS RATE USD REBATED OFFER USD CHECK AVAILABILITY BOOK IT
Double 507,00 25,35
Triple 432,00 21,6
Single 761,00 38,05
Children under 12 sharing cabin with Parents 255,00 12,75


PRICES PER PERSON

Children under 12 years old have 30% off in any of our programs.

PRICES INCLUDE:


-Accommodation
-3 daily meals
-Daily Excursions
-Nturalist Guide

PRICES DON'T INCLUDE:

-USD $ 4,00 Park Fee Entrance
-Beverages
-Sight to Parrots Lamedero
-USD $ 120 Airfare Quito - Coca - Quito


FORM
Name
Last Name
E-mail
City
Country
Phone number
Trip date
Stay
Number of persons (included itseld)
Number of adults (18-65)
Number of children (2-12)
Numer of teenagers (12-17)
Numer of infants (0-2)
     

Rates

JUNGLE LODGE
YUTURI LODGE
PREPAID 2008 RATED
MONDAY TO MONDAY OR FRIDAY TO FRIDAY
ROOM GROSS RATE USD REBATED OFFER USD CHECK AVAILABILITY BOOK IT
Double 1.320,00 66
Triple 1.015,00 50,75
Single 1.760,00 88
Children under 12 sharing cabin with Parents 495,00 24,75


PRICES PER PERSON

Children under 12 years old have 30% off in any of our programs.

PRICES INCLUDE:


-Accommodation
-3 daily meals
-Daily Excursions
-Nturalist Guide

PRICES DON'T INCLUDE:

-USD $ 4,00 Park Fee Entrance
-Beverages
-Sight to Parrots Lamedero
-USD $ 120 Airfare Quito - Coca - Quito


FORM
Name
Last Name
E-mail
City
Country
Phone number
Trip date
Stay
Number of persons (included itseld)
Number of adults (18-65)
Number of children (2-12)
Numer of teenagers (12-17)
Numer of infants (0-2)
     

Rates

JUNGLE LODGE
YUTURI LODGE
PREPAID 2008 RATED
FRIDAY TO SUNDAY PROGRAM
ROOM GROSS RATE USD REBATED OFFER USD CHECK AVAILABILITY BOOK IT
Double 1.760,00 88
Triple 1.320,00 66
Single 2.189,00 109,45
Children under 12 sharing cabin with Parents 675,00 33,75


PRICES PER PERSON

Children under 12 years old have 30% off in any of our programs.

PRICES INCLUDE:


-Accommodation
-3 daily meals
-Daily Excursions
-Nturalist Guide

PRICES DON'T INCLUDE:

-USD $ 4,00 Park Fee Entrance
-Beverages
-Sight to Parrots Lamedero
-USD $ 120 Airfare Quito - Coca - Quito


FORM
Name
Last Name
E-mail
City
Country
Phone number
Trip date
Stay
Number of persons (included itseld)
Number of adults (18-65)
Number of children (2-12)
Numer of teenagers (12-17)
Numer of infants (0-2)
     
      
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