We arrived from Quito with the flights booked by the cruise and were met at airport and transferred to lounge to await our 2 hr motorized canoe ride to the Manatee Explorer. Very well organized. Our rooms were nice and clean and pretty much all the rooms are the same. Chris ( our cruise director) met us as we arrived to the boat and welcomed us with cold towel and fresh juices which was lovely as we looked forward to every time we came back to the boat. We received briefings in the lounge as to our schedule for the day. We were busy with excursions every day and as nature is not predictable some days were better than others for wildlife sightings. Food was great and we brought our own wine on board which was no problem. Overall a good experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Although expedition cruising by its very nature is characterized as adventurous, the safety of our staff and passengers is of paramount importance to us. The brand new Manatee Amazon Explorer is fully equipped and maintained in order to handle the most challenging conditions and circumstances, and is manned by experienced and conscientious expedition staff and crew. The canoes used for daily shore landings are rugged and versatile and are operated responsibly by experienced personnel. Onboard you will be fully briefed on all pertinent safety issues and concerns, as well as our environmental policy; passengers also receive appropriate and detailed briefings before each landing. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Manatee Amazon Explorer Hotel Yasuni National Park
- Manatee Amazon Explorer Ecuador/Yasuni National Park