Priced from $3,645 Days: 6 to 10
Cruise the Amazon river through the Ecuadorian rainforest. On this all-inclusive cruise you have a superb opportunity for wildlife watching and for an introduction to the culture of some of the indigenous people of the Amazon. This massive river flows through the world's largest primeval forest, and the richness of flora and fauna is astounding. Over 10% of the world's trees form the foundation of this complex ecosystem that provides habitat to 2500 species of butterflies, 500 species of birds, as well as dozens of species of monkeys, caimans, tapirs, jaguars, river otters, sloths, freshwater dolphins, and the world's largest rodent, the capybara.
You will cruise the Amazon river on the Manatee Amazon Explorer, a small, comfortable riverboat built in 2002 that holds up to 30 guests and a crew of 12 in air-conditioned comfort. Her fleet of small, motorized canoes allow for exploration of the many tributaries and lakes of the region.
Highlights of this Amazon river cruise include visits to the Cuyabeno Natural Reserve, Yasuni National Park, and the Limoncocha Biological Reserve. You will also have opportunities for non-motorized canoeing, walks in the rainforest both during daylight hours and at night, visits to local communities, and introductions to local cooking and crafts.