Visit Monkey Island, Yasuni National Park, walk jungle trails and explore virgin rain forest.
Vacation Day 7: Amazon to Quito In the morning we disembark the M/V Manatee and transfer by motorized canoe to Coca. Then board our plane for the short flight to Quito, considered the continent's most beautiful city.
Our driver will be waiting to transfer us to our hotel. Vacation Day 8: Quito - Otavalo Indian Market Today we travel north to a valley deep within the Andes to the world famous Otavalo Indian market.
This will be our first opportunities to enjoy the exciting features of our cruise ship: the spacious social areas, comfortable suites, and an observation deck that offers spectacular views.
An evening walk is organized after sunset; giving us the opportunity to discover the forest’s nocturnal activity and listen to the incessant sounds of nature.
From the top of the tower, we will be blessed with this unique perspective of the forest, looming over the treetops and the greatness of the Amazon Basin.
In the afternoon, we visit Limoncocha Biological Reserve, a fascinating protected area where more than 478 bird species and several monkey species have been recorded.
Vacation Day 4: Amazon - Border With Peru (The Heart of Yasuni)After a delicious breakfast, we disembark on land for our first daylight close-and-personal tropical rainforest experience, where we will learn about the relationship between plants and animals while closely watching out for samples of Amazonia’s fascinating biodiversity at every turn.
After lunch, the M/V Manatee navigates to one of the most pristine and little explored sections of Ecuadorian Amazonia, home to the legendary pink river dolphin, black caiman and anaconda.
In the afternoon, visit Cotacachi, famous for its handcrafted leather articles.
If time allows, the adventure ends with a visit to beautiful Cuicocha Lake, a flooded volcanic crater with two floating islets, before returning to Quito.
We may also find river turtles and various species of monkeys, as well as the primitive Hoatzin, a one-of-a-kind bird locally known as "the Stinky Turkey".