My wife and I are now back in the UK, after a really wonderful trip to Ecuador.We would like to thank all of the Manatee Explorer staff for providing us with 8 great days at wonderful locations along the Napo River, to the borders of Peru and back again. Being able to venture into the Yasuni National Park, to see so many bird species, mammal’s, insects and the local communities, was a privilege.
The food served on board we thought was to a high restaurant standard. The dining and bar service given and the guys on the daily canoe trips were excellent. Our room on the top deck, Dolphin, was very nice and extremely comfortable
We would like to give great praise to our 2 guides, Ruben and Milton. Their good humour, fantastic knowledge (and eyesight) and helpfulness helped make our stay a thing that we both will always remember.
I suggest you ignore the 25 January and 9 March 2012 reviews, as we and our fellow passengers found Milton and the food served to be excellent. The staff were always very attentive to our safety and our needs. Pack down, using soft luggage, which can then be stored under the beds, as there is limited storage.
Some trips are short, others can take an hour or so, but you will see things in the trees. Our last night’s trip to Limoncocha Lake will remain in our memory forever. Wear long sleeves, unless you like being bitten by mosquitoes. The glow worms lit up all round the edge of the lake, while we watched caiman. It was beautiful.
Our trip met and beat every expectation we had and we would love to go back and stay on the Manatee again. We will always have very fond memories of our fellow passengers and our time on board.
- 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 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