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4-DAY AMAZON CRUISE ON BOARD THE MANATEE – FROM $1,180

CRUISE SAILS ON FRIDAY FROM COCA UNTIL DEC 15, 2017

    During your Manatee Amazon Explorer Cruise 4-day vacation package, you will enjoy a journey that takes you into the heart of biodiversity revealing the prism of life throughout the Amazon Basin.

    The very nature of this jungle territory demonstrates that the best way to navigate is cruising down the river on a first class vessel in order to appreciate this truly unique environment.

     
    • 3-Night Accommodations on the Manatee River Boat
    • Meals as Per Itinerary
    • 4-Day/3-Night River Boat Program

    • Amazon Excursions with certified naturalist guides
    • English-speaking Guide Service during tours and excursions
    • On-site logistical support services of our corresponding in-country offices to quickly address any unforeseen situation and provide the necessary assistance as the case may require

    Day by Day Itinerary: Manatee Amazon Explorer Cruise – 4 Days – Fri to Mon

    DAY 1 | FRI | Welcome to the Ecuadorian Amazon | D.

    Upon arrival to the frontier town of Coca, we transfer to the dock, and embark in a motorized canoe navigating down river about an hour and a half, then board the M/V Manatee. Throughout the journey admire the rainforest landscape along the banks of the great Napo River.

    Immediately after boarding the M/V Manatee, we continue the journey downstream. Here we have our first opportunity to enjoy the exciting features of the cruise ship: spacious social areas, comfortable suites, and an observation deck that provides spectacular views. An evening walk is organized after sunset giving us the opportunity to discover the forest’s nocturnal activity and listen to the continuous sounds of nature.


    DAY 2 | SAT | Visiting the Pañacocha Biological Corridor | B.L.D.

    After breakfast, we continue our course downstream to the Pañayacu River delta where we take a canoe trip up the river to experience the sights of this reserve. We seek out Pink River Dolphins, Common Squirrel Monkeys, and much more. Pañacocha (Piranha Lake, in Quechua) is an ecosystem flooded by white waters. These rivers and lakes are a perfect habitat for the infamous Piranha, as well as the Water Monkey Fish (Arawana) and White Caiman. After a refreshing swim (for the courageous!), we enjoy a delicious Amazon-style BBQ meal at a nearby campsite. In the afternoon, we set out on the exploration trails, and return onboard for dinner.


    DAY 3 | SUN | Clay Licks – Sani Warmi and Yasuni National Park | B.L.D.

    After breakfast, we visit one of the most amazing spectacles this side of western Amazonia known as parrot licks. These unique pools of mud are rich in minerals and attract hundreds of parrots, parakeets, and amazons every day. If weather permits, we will have a chance to marvel at this astonishing natural phenomenon.

    Later we visit the Sani Warmi Kichwa Interpretation Center, where a group of Kichwa women will speak of their customs, cuisine, and everyday life. The center was created in order to showcase the Amazonian culture, and it is a unique opportunity to learn about their lifestyles along the Napo River. Here you have the opportunity to buy crafts, local products, and souvenirs.

    After lunch, we stop at the Yakukawsay Kichwa Interpretation Centre, and end with an evening walk through the forest (depending on accessibility, river water levels, and weather conditions).


    DAY 4 | MON | Coca | Home / Next Destination | B.

    In the morning, disembark the M/V Manatee and transfer by motorized canoe to Coca.

    *NOTE: The detailed itinerary above is a standard model of our operation. We intend to offer everything as planned, but it is important to note depending on technical or operational difficulties beyond our control, the M/V Manatee Amazon Cruise reserves the right to modify the itinerary without notice.


     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED

    CRUISE SAILS ON FRIDAY FROM COCA UNTIL DEC 15, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD2 SINGLE (SUPPLEMENT)
    $1,180.00 $1,002.00 $2,360.00 $590.00 $589.00
    ¹ Triple Occupancy share existing beds.
    ² Child rate applies up to two children, 11 and under, with two full paying adults, occupying one cabin.
    VALID FOR ARRIVALS IN COCA ON THE FOLLOWING DATES:

    JAN 2017
    6 | 13 | 20 | 27

    FEB 2017
    3 | 10 | 17 | 24

    MAR 2017
    N/A

    APR 2017
    N/A

    MAY 2017
    N/A

    JUN 2017
    N/A

    JUL 2017
    7 | 14 | 21 | 28

    AUG 2017
    4 | 11 | 18 | 25

    SEP 2017
    1 | 8 | 15 | 22 | 29

    OCT 2017
    6 | 13 | 20 | 27

    NOV 2017
    3 | 10 | 17 | 24

    DEC 2017
    1 | 8 | 15


    INCLUDES

    • Assistance at the Quito Airport by the staff of the Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel

    • One Night at the Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel with breakfast and tax

    • Assistance at the Quito Airport by the staff of the M/V Manatee to receive delivery of cruise documentation

     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED – UNTIL DEC 15, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $90.00 N/A $90.00 N/A $70.00


    INCLUDES

    • Assistance at the Quito Airport by the staff of the Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel

    • Two Nights at the Wyndham Quito Airport Hotel with breakfast and tax (One on arrival date, and one upon return from the cruise)

    • Assistance at the Quito Airport by the staff of the M/V Manatee to receive delivery of cruise documentation

     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED – UNTIL DEC 15, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $180.00 N/A $180.00 N/A $140.00


    INCLUDES

    • Meet & greet service at the Quito Airport

    • Private Transfer Quito Airport/ Hotel

    • Private Transfer Quito Hotel/ Airport

    • Two Nights in Quito at the first class Dann Carlton Hotel with breakfast &  tax

    • Private Guided Quito City Tour & Middle of the World Monument with lunch

    • English-speaking Guide Service during tours and excursions

    • On-site logistical support services of our corresponding in-country offices to quickly address any unforeseen situation and provide the necessary assistance as the case may requir


    DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

    DAY 1 | Welcome to Quito, Ecuador!

    Meet and greet service upon arrival to the Quito Airport by your local host for your private transfer to the first class Dann Carlton Hotel for a two night stay with breakfast and taxes included.


    DAY 2 | Private Quito City Tour & Middle of the World Monument | B.L.

    Following an early morning breakfast, we head out to Quito’s old town, or Centro Histórico, declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 1978. We begin with one of Quito’s highlights: its breathtaking views. At Alameda Park and the Basilica, we will admire the staggering hills on which the city was founded followed by a walk along one of Quito’s oldest streets, García Moreno (also known as the Street of the Seven Crosses), which dates back to pre-Columbian times. As we reach Quito’s main square, Independence Plaza, we take a peek inside the Presidential Palace, the main Cathedral, La Compañía Church (considered one of the continent’s most spectacular monumental buildings), San Francisco Church (the oldest in Quito and the largest religious complex in South America), and its spectacular cobblestone square. Around midday, we head north to the Equator to visit the ‘Mitad Del Mundo’ (Middle of the World) monument. You may choose to visit the Ethnographic or Inti-ñan Museums, both located near the monument site, which highlights the particularities of being situated right at the meeting point of two hemispheres, straddling the Equator. Along the way we will stop for a traditional Ecuadorian lunch. We then head back to Quito and transfer guests back to their hotel. Lunch is included.


    DAY 3 | Quito Hotel/ Quito Airport / Coca Town to begin Manatee Amazon Explorer Cruise | B

    At the appropriate time, your local host will transfer you to the Quito Airport to board your flight to Coca (airfare is NOT included). A short 30-minute flight takes us to the frontier town of Coca (Francisco de Orellana). Upon arrival you will be met by your local host and transferred to the dock, where we will embark on a motorized canoe and navigate down river about one hour, to board the M/V Manatee

     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED – UNTIL DEC 15, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $474.00 N/A $454.00 N/A $367.00


    INCLUDES

    • Meet & greet service at the Quito Airport

    • Private Transfer Quito Airport/ Hotel

    • Private Transfer Quito Hotel/ Airport

    • Three Nights in Quito at the first class Dann Carlton with breakfast &  tax

    • Private Guided Quito City Tour & Middle of the World Monument with lunch

    • Private Guided Excursion to the Otavalo Market with lunch

    • English-speaking Guide Service during tours and excursions

    • On-site logistical support services of our corresponding in-country offices to quickly address any unforeseen situation and provide the necessary assistance as the case may require


    DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

    DAY 1 | Welcome to Quito, Ecuador!

    Meet and greet service upon arrival to the Quito Airport by your local host for your private transfer to the first class Dann Carlton Hotel for a three night stay with breakfast and taxes included.


    DAY 2 | Private Quito City Tour & Middle of the World Monument | B.L.

    Following an early morning breakfast, we head out to Quito’s old town, or Centro Histórico, declared a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 1978. We begin with one of Quito’s highlights: its breathtaking views. At Alameda Park and the Basilica, we will admire the staggering hills on which the city was founded followed by a walk along one of Quito’s oldest streets, García Moreno (also known as the Street of the Seven Crosses), which dates back to pre-Columbian times. As we reach Quito’s main square, Independence Plaza, we take a peek inside the Presidential Palace, the main Cathedral, La Compañía Church (considered one of the continent’s most spectacular monumental buildings), San Francisco Church (the oldest in Quito and the largest religious complex in South America), and its spectacular cobblestone square. Around midday, we head north to the Equator to visit the ‘Mitad Del Mundo’ (Middle of the World) monument. You may choose to visit the Ethnographic or Inti-ñan Museums, both located near the monument site, which highlights the particularities of being situated right at the meeting point of two hemispheres, straddling the Equator. Along the way we will stop for a traditional Ecuadorian lunch. We then head back to Quito and transfer guests back to their hotel. Lunch is included.


    DAY 3 | Private Otavalo Market Excursion | B.L.

    We begin our travels north of Quito, towards Otavalo, visiting the small village of Calderon, known for its unique and colorful ornamental ‘baked-bread’ dolls (figuras de masapán). We then continue along the Pan-American Highway to Guayllabamba to taste one of Ecuador’s endemic fruits (the chirimoya), stopping en route to admire the region’s beautiful landscape and snow-capped mountains, making a short stop at San Pablo Lake before arriving at Otavalo. Here we visit the busy textile market located at ‘Poncho Plaza’, famous as one of the largest open-air markets in South America. Find all kinds of handcrafts including tapestries made on old-Spanish weaving looms, and even older pre-Columbian back strap looms. Stop for Lunch at a Hacienda. Enjoy some free time to shop (and haggle) with the friendly Otavaleños. In the early afternoon we visit a colonial hacienda for lunch. We then head to the small artisan village of Cotacachi and return to Quito in the late afternoon/early evening.


    DAY 4 | Quito Hotel / Quito Airport / Coca Town to begin Manatee Amazon Explorer Cruise | B. 

    At the appropriate time, your local host will transfer you to the Quito Airport to board your flight to Coca (airfare is NOT included). A short 30-minute flight takes us to the frontier town of Coca (Francisco de Orellana). Upon arrival you will be met by your local host and transferred to the dock, where we will embark on a motorized canoe and navigate down river about one hour, to board the M/V Manatee

     PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – NO MINIMUM GUESTS REQUIRED – UNTIL DEC 15, 2017

    DOUBLE TRIPLE1 QUAD (2 BDR) CHILD SINGLE(SUPPLEMENT)
    $775.00 N/A $703.00 N/A $579.00


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    In Napo – Coca / Ecuadorian Lower Amazon: M/V Manatee Amazon River Cruise: Although expedition cruising by its very nature is characterized as adventurous, the safety of our staff and passengers is of paramount importance to us. The Manatee Amazon Explorer is fully equipped and maintained in order to handle the most challenging conditions and circumstances, and is manned by experienced and conscientious expedition staff and crew. The canoes used for daily shore landings are rugged and versatile and are operated responsibly by experienced personnel. Onboard you will be fully briefed on all pertinent safety issues and concerns, as well as our environmental policy; passengers also receive appropriate and detailed briefings before each landing.

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    • Prices are subject to change without previous notice.
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    • Deposit: A $900.00 per person deposit is required to activate the booking process. Due to the popularity of the destination and the high demand for space, early reservations are strongly encouraged. Additional deposits may be required by suppliers, if so you will be notified.
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    • Final Payment: The balance is due 65 days prior to the start of your tour. If full final payment has not been received by the due date, EcoAmerica Tours reserves the right to cancel the reservation without notice.
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    • Almost three decades leading the tourism industry in Latin America.
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    EcoAmerica Tours, LLC. and/or any of its agents will not claim any responsibility for injury, damage, loss, additional expenses, accidental delay or other irregularities which may be caused either through willful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of companies or individuals providing or engaged in transportation, accommodations or other services related to the execution of the tour, or through natural calamities and other factors beyond its control. Prices are subject to adjustment in the event of any change, without notice. EcoAmerica Tours, LLC reserves the right to change any tour if considered necessary in order to render better service to its clients.


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    In Quito, Ecuador: Wyndham Quito Airport. Experience the warmest of welcomes when you visit the newly built Wyndham Quito Airport hotel. We are a top choice of Quito hotels, with a prime location at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO). Embrace the spirit of the Ecuadorian capital, with our hotel as a supremely comfortable and convenient home base, and spend your days exploring Quito’s many fascinating museums and breathtaking sites. Our hotel is also ideal for guests connecting with local and international flights.

    Each of our 150 non-smoking guest rooms are well-appointed with everyday necessities including free high-speed WiFi and special extras such as an iPod docking station, ergonomic work space and digital safe. Pet-friendly accommodations are easily reserved for a nominal fee.

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    In Quito: Dann Carlton Hotel. With an elegant and understated decor throughout the hotel, the 212 rooms and suites include air conditioning, satellite television, safety box, radio alarm with CD player, mini bar and refrigerator. The rooms are also equipped with a desk, wireless broadband internet, and telephone with voice mail. All the areas of the hotel are covered by our complimentary broadband Wi-Fi service. For those travelling without their laptops, we offer personal computers for the exclusive use of our guest. At the Park 20 Restaurant the friendly staff awaits you with a very fine selection of Ecuadorian and International dishes.

    The Hotel Dann Carlton Quito is located near the main shopping centers of the city, opposite the park La Carolina and Exhibition Center Quito. This privileged location makes it a unique hotel in the financial and commercial center of Quito.

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