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Amazon cruises and lodges

Hand-picked lodges and exclusive cruises

Imagine a place that harbors 10% of the world’s vascular plants, 610 species of birds, 105 of amphibians, 107 of reptiles, 382 of fish, 200 of mammals, and more than 100,000 species of insects per hectare in an area about the size of Cyprus. Amazing, isn’t it? But it’s real! It’s Yasuní! Declared a Biosphere Reserve in 1989, Yasuní is located in the northeastern region of Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest and has an area of 9,820 km2. Given the fact that its indigenous communities – the Tagaeri and Taromenane of Waorani tribal origins - live in voluntary isolation, it was in 2006 that an Intangible Zone was created and delimited to protect them.

The Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve, created in 1979, is another amazingly diverse environment, adjacent to Yasuní. Its location at the foothills of the Andes makes it a most unique reserve with flooded forests, lakes and creeks, encompassing 8 major ecosystems. Its biodiversity is comparable to Yasuní and together they top the list of the world’s most biologically rich places. In a nutshell, here’s what you see: the world's largest primeval forest, 70% of all pharmaceutical compounds, and indigenous people that live symbiotically with their unique ecosystem. This is the habitat of wildlife that is sure to be watching you – or vice versa: freshwater dolphins, half a dozen species of monkeys, caimans, tapirs, 2,500 species of butterflies, just to mention a few!

In 1541, the very first Europeans set out from Quito to look for gold. Little did they know that after floating down 1,300 km (800 miles) on the Napo River they would reach the Great Amazon River, fed by over 1,000 tributaries that empty 1/3 of the planet's fresh water into the sea! Now, it’s your turn to go down the Napo River, but this time with the “creature comforts” of modern civilization. Choose from one of our hand-picked lodges and exclusive cruises to start your adventure!
Manatee Amazon Explorer
The first Amazon cruise ship in Ecuador
Anakonda Amazon Cruise
The only luxury Amazon cruise in Ecuador
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Sani Lodge
A true jungle experience operated by the Kichwa community
La Selva Amazon Ecolodge and Spa
Deluxe panoramic lodge and spa
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Shiripuno Lodge
A pristine wilderness managed by the Waorani community
Samona Lodge
  A natural paradise along the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve
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