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With over 20 years’ experience, the Manatee River Explorer has been exclusively designed to explore the Amazon in comfort. The riverboat-style expedition vessel travels through the Yasuni National Park which is the largest protected animal reserve in Ecuador. A sister boat to the Anakonda, this expedition vessel has a shallow draught meaning it can explore little-visited areas of the Napo River. Fully equipped with motorised canoes and kayaks, guests can discover tributaries and lakes with no other visitors around. The Manatee River Explorer offers four, five and eight day itineraries led by experienced naturalist guides, where guests will have the opportunity to visit local communities, take night hikes and visit an observation tower in the treetops.

The boat is maintained to a high standard and facilities include a dining room, a bar and lounge area. There is also an observation deck including a Jacuzzi where guests can relax between excursions. The Manatee has 14 cabins each with large, floor-to-ceiling windows, private balcony and en suite facilities.


  • Amazon River cruising at its most luxurious

  • Environmental responsibility and community support

  • Varied excursions and activities available

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This experienced vessel offers a comfortable way to explore the Amazon, with the added opportunity of meeting local people.

If you would like to begin creating your perfect Amazon Cruise holiday, Simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Alternatively, call our Travel Specialists on 020 8546 6222.

Looking for inspiration? Check out some of our other top wildlife holiday destinations in South America. 

8-day Ecuadorian Amazon Cruise onboard Manatee

An extensive 8-day cruise deep into the Ecuadorian Amazon 

From £4,399 pp

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  • Tailormake every part of your Latin America holiday including the duration, destinations, inclusions and budget
  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, we have a style of accommodation to suit you
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you to create your perfect holiday to Latin America

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