Embark on a luxury wellness retreat in Ecuador, immersing yourself in the enchanting wonders of the Amazon and the majestic Andes. Enjoy captivating yoga and pilates sessions amidst breathtaking landscapes, connecting mind, body, and soul. Discover the mythical “Piranha Lagoon” and spot vibrant wildlife during canoe trips down the Napo River. Reconnect with nature at the Yasuni National Park, an Ecological Haven. Indulge in invigorating Spa massages with options like volcanic stones and chocolate. Witness stunning sunsets and take soothing night walks in the heart of the rainforest. Experience the ultimate balance of tranquility and adventure with horseback rides around the awe-inspiring Cotopaxi Volcano. This wellness journey promises an extraordinary fusion of rejuvenation, exploration, and a blissful connection with nature.
Wellness ExperienceTreat yourself to a relaxing volcanic stone or chocolate Spa massage. Experience yoga in the Andes and Amazon regions and reconnect with yourself.
Anakonda Amazon CruiseCapacity for 40 passengers with private facilities. On the Anakonda Amazon Cruise you will experience nature on an exclusively high-quality level.
Navigate through the Napo RiverImmerse yourself in the beauty of Yasuni National Park, Piranha Lagoons, and the enchanting parrot clay licks, while also enjoying the thrill of night canoe rides and engaging with the vibrant local communities.
Horseback RidingSaddle up for an unforgettable horseback ride around the majestic Cotopaxi Volcano, an epic journey awaits!
Papallacta Hot SpringsVisit a natural oasis nestled in Ecuador's Andean highlands. Soothing thermal waters, rich in minerals, providing a rejuvenating experience.
River Expedition Vessel.
148 feet / 47m.
30 feet / 9m.
18 cabins: 4 Deluxe cabins & 14 standard cabins with french balconies.
GPS tracking by the Ecuadorian Navy, radio communication with separate battery pack, satellite phone, satellite internet, life jackets, flares and signals, fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors in each cabin.
DAY 1 QUITO - COCA - ANAKONDA CRUISE
Start your luxury wellness tour with a short 35-minute flight from Quito to Coca. Upon arrival, be greeted by a friendly lodge representative who will lead you to your lodge on a scenic 90-minute motorized canoe ride down the river. Around Providence, a small village along the Napo River, you will find the Anakonda Amazon Cruise and you’ll enjoy a warm welcome abroad with a briefing by your naturalist guides, followed by a delicious local lunch.
In the afternoon you will navigate down the Napo River and on board you can dive into serenity with a soak in the jacuzzi, take a pilates or yoga class, or just read and relax. Around 5:00 PM you will get an Ecuadorian cocktail and a briefing about the Ecuadorian Amazon. You will have a night forest walk to observe the nocturnal wildlife. Around 7.30 PM you will be back on board and your local dinner will be served.
DAY 2 PAÑACOCHA (PIRANHA LAGOON) - COMMUNITY CAMP - PILATES CLASS
Start your day with an early breakfast before embarking on a thrilling canoe trip to Pañacocha Lake, known as “Piranha Lagoon,” nestled in the protected rainforest of the Pañayacu River delta. This blackwater ecosystem teems with diverse wildlife, including primates, birds, piranhas, and the giant pirarucu fish. During a guided rainforest walk, you’ll have the opportunity to spot various animal species. Recharge your energy with an Amazon-style barbeque at a community camp and after a short rest, engage in aquatic activities like kayaking and swimming. Back on the Anakonda, knowledgeable guides will share fascinating insights about the region.
In the afternoon, you can enjoy pilates or yoga lessons amidst the stunning flora and fauna. Feel rejuvenated as you stretch and breathe in the tranquility of the Amazon. Finish your day with relaxation in the jacuzzi and immerse yourself in the wonders of the Ecuadorian rainforest.
Activity:Walking, Kayaking, Yoga, Pilates.
Meal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation:Anakonda Amazon Cruise or similar.
DAY 3 Clay Lick - Selva Lodge Drop off
Start your day with a visit to a clay lick, where colorful parrots and macaws gather to consume mineral-rich clay for digestion. After breakfast, check out from the vessel and your guides will take you to La Selva Lodge for the rest of your jungle stay. Treat yourself to a relaxing 50-minute full-body massage at the local Spa, offering various options like volcanic stones, chocolate, mud, and more. Enjoy a paddle canoe ride from the Napo River to the lodge and relish a healthy lunch upon arrival.
The afternoon offers activities like trail walks, spa treatments, kayaking, and yoga classes. End your day with a delightful dinner followed by a night walk to explore the surroundings. The following day, don’t miss the sunrise yoga class at 5:00 AM for a serene start to your day. Ultimate wellness and natural exploration await you at this Ecuadorian lodge.
Activity:Birdwatching, Relaxing, Yoga, Kayaking.
Meal:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation:La Selva Lodge or similar.
DAY 4 Yasuni National Park - Observation Tower & Tucaneta Trail - Charapa Trail
Start your day with an early breakfast before embarking on an adventure-filled journey in the Amazon rainforest. Head to the Observation Tower & Tucaneta Trail, a 20-minute walk away. The observation tower offers a breathtaking vantage point to spot colorful Amazonian birds. Along the trail, your guide will introduce you to various (medicinal) plants. After a delicious lunch, venture onto the Charapa Trail, which showcases diverse wildlife, including mammals, monkeys, and birds, as they gather near the lagoon for food and a chance to witness a mesmerizing Amazonian sunset.
During your free time, indulge in kayaking, swimming, or taking a yoga class. Unwind with a massage, relax in the jacuzzi, or simply enjoy downtime in your comfortable room. At night, before dinner, embark on a magical canoe ride guided by spotlights, allowing you to observe the vibrant nocturnal wildlife. Your time in the Amazon will be filled with extraordinary experiences and moments of serene relaxation.
On the last day of your Amazon adventure, start with an early breakfast before departing the lodge at 7:00 AM for a stroll along the serene boardwalk to catch a final glimpse of playful monkeys. Then, head to Coca airport for your 35-minute flight back to Quito, scheduled to arrive at 12:30 PM. After lunch, embark on a 2-hour drive along the Volcano Avenue to the Cotopaxi National Park. There, at Hacienda Agustin de Callo, you’ll embark on a memorable horse ride around the majestic Cotopaxi Volcano. The ride will be accompanied by beautiful local criollo horses, well adapted to the high altitude.
Accommodation:Hacienda San Agustin de Callo or similar.
DAY 6 Andes Yoga Session - Cotopaxi - Papallacta
Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Ecuador’s Andes region with a captivating yoga class. Surrounded by majestic mountains and lush greenery, this experience combines ancient yoga practices with the breathtaking natural landscape. The crisp mountain air enhances the tranquility and mindfulness of your course whether a beginner or an experienced yogi, this extraordinary class promises a harmonious journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation.
Afterward, you will drive to Papallacta, where the natural hot springs await you. On the way, enjoy the view of the Andean Avenue and watch all the different mountains. Indulge in a 50-minute relaxing full-body massage at the local Spa, choosing from various options such as volcanic stones, chocolate, mud, and more, offering the ultimate wellness experience. This day of exploration will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized amidst the stunning landscapes of Ecuador’s Andes.
Activity:Sightseeing, Yoga, Relaxing.
Accommodation:Papallacta Spa Hotel or similar.
DAY 7 Papallacta - Quito Airport
Today is the end of your amazing adventure. After a delicious breakfast, you will be provided a transfer from Papallacta to Quito Airport by private transportation. This ride takes about 45 minutes.
All activities as described with a bilingual naturalist guide.
24/7 Dutch, English & Spanish assistance.
All meals on board of the cruise from lunch on day 1 to breakfast on last cruise day
Water, tea, coffee unlimited.
Rain ponchos, and rubber boots.
+Communities fee (70$ p.p.)
+Optional tips for the guide
+Personal travel insurance
Prices for2025 are subject to change.
Single occupancy rate: Adult rate + 50%.
Children under 12 years old will receive a 50% discount (one child per suite).
Third guest 45% discount (adult rate) in a triple suite with an additional sliding bed.
Maximum 3 guests per suite.
Minimum recommended age: 7 years.
Maximum availability for Triple Suites: 4 triple suites (1 queen bed and 1 additional sliding bed).
Pack a few plastic bags to shield your camera, passports, and ID from unexpected rain.
Some activities in the Amazon, such as caiman searching, depend on weather conditions.
If you love observing wildlife, consider bringing binoculars. Opt for 10×40 for an enhanced experience.
It is suggested to have valid travel and medical insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage. Please inform the team of any known medical conditions you have.
Inform yourself aboutfood safety when traveling to tropical countries. Take the necessary precautions to avoid food poisoning (always wash your hands before eating, don’t eat street food, only eat peeled fruits, etc.).
Rebecca Adventure Travel and the respective cruise operator reserve the right to change the itinerary without prior notice due to weather conditions, availability, National Park regulations or notifications, and unforeseeable circumstances.
All cruises are subject to availability. Since cruises have fixed departures, please check dates and itineraries with the team before booking the cruise and flight tickets. Due to high demand, availability in the Amazon changes daily. Rebecca Adventure Travel will try to fix your dates with the options available at the time of booking.
Keep in mind that some cruises require you to arrange the flight tickets directly with them, otherwise, they will charge an extra fee. Please check with the team and they will share the complete information before proceeding with your flight ticket arrangement.
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Authenticity: An important focus of the tours is that Rebecca Adventure Travel offers unique and authentic experiences. All tours are personally selected by Rebecca, which will guarantee authentic (preferably family-owned) hotels, high-quality tours, great service, and last but not least, value for money.
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Face-to-face assistance throughout the travel journey: Although online contact is essential, personal service is very important too. That is why travelers can get face-to-face travel advice in the Travel Concept Store in Zutphen (The Netherlands). During the trip, there will be local personal hostesses on the different destinations e.g. the Galapagos Islands.
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