I was a bit apprehensive when I first saw the Manatee sitting in the Napo River in Ecuador, but looks in this case are very deceiving. A great boat with an exceptional crew, wonderful guides, good food, and just a really enjoyable time. I was on the boat four nights, but I think an extra day or two would have been really nice. We were also very lucky that we had only 12 guests on board. The rooms were a bit "cozy" but very comfortable. All in all, a great way to see the Amazon basin in Ecuador. I'd go back.
- 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