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manatee-explorer-glampingVisit two of the famous protected areas of eastern ECUADOR, the Yasuní National Park and the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. Come and enjoy a unique journey along the lush upper Napo River, one of the tributaries of the great Amazon River. We invite you to explore one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems, with its fascinating wildlife and stunning scenery. Experience the roar of howler monkeys, meet indigenous rainforest peoples and so much more…

The MANATEE AMAZON EPLORER wants to offer you the different itineraries of 4, 5, or 8 days that we are currently operating. Below please find examples of the itineraries for the 4, 5 and 8 days all year round, departures are on Mondays and Fridays.

Services: Dining room, bar, laundry, store, reading room and balcony. Canoes, bird watching, jungle walks, fishing, river exploration, lakes and lagoons, swimming, night camping in the jungle, Calling on a Shaman and visiting Indigenous communities.

On April 20, 2014 the Manatee underwent maintenance and refurbishment. We believe these changes will help the Manatee to reinforce it's image as a quality boat expedition in the jungle. Some of the changes: - Exterior Painting - Change of exterior and interior panel’s room - General arrangement of bathrooms - Maintenance of air conditioners - Change of mattresses, pillows and bed linen - Lacquered furniture bar - Change of flat bar and restaurant - Re-assembly of the stairs - New deck in the reception area - New curtains in rooms and social areas - Maintenance of canoes - General maintenance of boat.

In addition to our rainforest explorations, another important feature of the program will be our visits to the homes of forest residents. We will visit and learn what their lives are like, living on the edge of this vast trackless forest. A walk through their gardens is always interesting and we will learn their survival skills, which permit them to continue living in the complex tropical forest environment. Almost all forest dwellers collect plants for medicines and we will talk to them about which plants they collect and their uses. During our voyage you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with many different communities that live along the shores of the Napo River Basin.

"Glamping" as a new program highlight. Each camp is fully sealed and above ground on a wooden platform, and is equipped with comfortable beds, charming rustic furniture, and superior service. Our guests will be able to enjoy gourmet meals, champagne and hot showers in our tented camp area after an exciting nature walk.

You may choose between four different camp sites (Cocaya, Jatum Cocha Yasuni, Huririma and Sani), where you can enjoy and explore the beautiful rainforest and its incredible biodiversity of plants and animals, such as the black caimans or otters. In the evening, a local guide will tell you exciting stories about adventures and the way of life in the magical amazon region. In the morning, travellers will go for a kayak excursion on the river and observe incredible wildlife. After a delicious breakfast, they will go back on board the Manatee Amazon Explorer.

Kayaking is now also offered at no extra charge.

2015 Prices per person in US:




Child under 12

4 day





5 day





8 day




Special - 10% discount for cruises from July through August

*Child rate applies for each adult, ie 1 adult 1 child, 2 adults 2 children. If there are 3 children and 2 adults the third child will pay full adult rate.

Glamping = $239 per person per night

Tariff Subject to change without previous notice, Prices are per person. A cancellation policy applies.

The Exploration Trips include:
• River Transportation.
• Accommodations in Single, Double or Triple Staterooms.
• All Meals (B, L, D), snacks, etc.
• Purified Water
• Excursions in the forest (all kind).
• Visits to Native Communities.
• Excursions Leaders (Biologists, Zoologists, Botanists, etc).

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