eWaterways is delighted to introduce the intimate Manatee Amazon Explorer, which offers incredible exploration cruises on the Rio Napo in Ecuador
Forty years ago, Raúl García, or ‘El Capi’ as everybody knows him, made a commitment to achieve conservationist actions based on travel experiences that show guests how to enjoy the Amazon without exploiting or destroying its biodiversity. Throughout his company’s 25 years of operation the aim has been to develop three corporate values of responsibility, reliability and respect.
The new Manatee Amazon Explorer river motor yacht launched in July 2017 and has been specially built for cruises in the Ecuadorian rainforest on the Rio Napo. Designed for adventure, yet featuring all of the modern and sophisticated amenities of a floating hotel, the vessel accommodates up to 30 guests in excellent levels of comfort.
All cabins are contemporary in style and feature large picture windows that provide guests with spectacular views of the Amazon. The panoramic terrace is an ideal place for marvelling at the impressive array of flora and fauna of this region while the convivial bar and lounge area caters for easy socialising. If you want to get even closer to nature, you also have the option to enjoy a night camping under the stars in the rainforest on an optional Glamping Excursion.
The amazing Amazon rainforest awaits your discovery on this five-day voyage. You will discover the Pañacocha Biological Reserve (Piranha Lake) and Lagarto Cocha (Caiman Lake), Yasuni National Park (the largest in Ecuador) and the Limoncocha Biological Reserve and have the chance to join canoe expeditions, walks in the rainforest and meet indigenous peoples.
For clients who have been there and done that, but are still inspired by the opportunity to get up close to one of the world’s most biologically diverse regions, then Ecuador and the Manatee Amazon Explorer are the perfect match.