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The 148ft Anakonda Amazon River Cruise is the only luxury ship plying the waters of the Ecuadorian Amazon, and the perfect way to explore this incredibly remote region.
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The boat has 18 large suites, with the smallest a not inconsiderable 215 square foot in size and all featuring comfortable seating areas, en suite bathrooms and panoramic windows.
The on board restaurant serves both Ecuadorian and international cuisine using, wherever possible, fresh, local produce. There is also a large observation deck with an al fresco lounge that is ideal for an evening a cocktail and also a Jacuzzi on deck.
This being a boat, there are set departures dates along the Amazon, and you can choose from four, five and eight-day itineraries to see such Amazonian highlights as Yasuni National Park, the Cuyabeno Wildlife reserve, and the Limoncocha and Pañacocha biological corridors.
A new and intrepid potential addition to the trips involves a night or more's glamping in the heart of the rainforest itself before returning to the boat. Each camp is set up on a wooden platform in a particular habitat on the riverbank, from where guests may see otters or black caiman with an expert local guide. Despite the wild nature of the surroundings, in keeping with the Anakonda ethos the accommodation is remarkably comfortable, with each tented camp including hot showers and gourmet meals.
Why we love it
Guests have the opportunity to interact with as many as 15 of the local Amazonian communities, all the while enjoying the creature comforts of what is effectively a floating 5* hotel.