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Manatee Amazon Explorer

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Quito Office: Gaspar de Villarroel 1100 y Av. 6 de Diciembre Edificio Ritz Plaza, Yasuni National Park 17-11-6646, Ecuador
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did a 5 day / 4 night tour. We arrived at Coca for the transfer to the Manatee Explorer by motorized canoe 1 1/2 hrs down stream. The Napo river was much larger and wider than expected, although it was very shallow in parts due to the sand banks. The accommodation was smaller than expected, do not expect a... More 

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S.devon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I booked the 4 night trip on the Manatee early March 2015 travelling solo. There were only three guests on board which was great. We were picked up at Coca and the motorised canue took us up the Napo river to where the Manatee was moored which took about two hours. The Manatee is a lovely boat - I had... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The Manatee was rated highly and the travel agents really pushed their "good" reputation. I was extremely disappointed. If you want an air-conditioned room and to have drinks on the deck of the cruise ship while squinting to barely see wildlife then this trip is for you! The very few excursions were in a very loud motorized canoe which scared... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We took the 4 night cruise and absolutely loved it! The crew was very helpful; the food was outstanding; we spent a lot of time in the canoe seeing wildlife! It is not luxurious, but quite comfortable. This is a place where you have to trust the guides to adapt to conditions on the fly, and they did that very... More 

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Sandefjord, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I mainly choosed this trip for the (expected) convencience of travelling by boat, seeing the landscape, vegetation, some wildlife and local culture The Manatee is reached by 2 hours in motorcanoe from Coca. Has a capacity og 24 guests. Dining room, bar, sundeck. Crew spole little English, but seemed to be very good at their jobs. Excellent naturalis guide (Raoul)... More 

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Stratford-Upon-Avon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a boat that has been photographed in its early years. It's old and needs upgrading. The shower door of our toilet came off twice. The toilet is small and crammed. The furnishings are tired. The redeeming quality is the food and the efficient staff. There is however this issue with security. There are no keys given for the... More 

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Canton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Highly recommend. Exactly what we were looking for for nature, activity, adventure and cultural learning. Keep it up! Only wish we could have stayed longer. Our guide, Raul, did a fabulous job of tailoring to our desires.

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Advantagetravel, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Manatee Amazon Explorer, responded to this review

Dear Tourist, It was our pleasure to have you aboard, and thank you for letting us be part of your amazing trip. We hope that everything you expected was fufilled. Hope to have you back sometime again on our other luxury cruise Anakonda Amazon Cruise! Thank you for your comment, it really encourages us to keep giving you the best... More 

Salinas, Ecuador
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Wow! Such 'eye candy' we were privileged to see. My husband, myself and a friend just returned from a 5 day/4 night trip. We had an excellent time. The facilities & meals on board were first class, our guides were fun, knowledgable and great people. Our fellow passengers ( there were 12 of us all together) were great fun- we... More 

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Advantagetravel, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Manatee Amazon Explorer, responded to this review
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Estimado Viajero, Muchas gracias por su comentario efectivamente para nosotros es muy importante hacerle vivir una gran experiencia! Nos complace... More 

Goulburn, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We almost didn't make it onto the vessel due to the failure of the local agent to supply the booked transfer from our hotel to Quito Airport. A hastily arranged taxi got us to the Airport just in time - if we hadn't made it we would have missed out on an undoubted highlight of our trip to South America.... More 

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Advantagetravel, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Manatee Amazon Explorer, responded to this review

Dear Martin, First of all, we want to thank you for your comment. Secondly, we are very sorry for the inconvenience that you had to start your trip with. But we are glad that at the end everything worked out and that you were able to have a wonderful experience. Our main concern is always to give the best to... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

When planning our Amazon rainforest visit, we at first considered staying at a lodge surrounded by nature but the idea of cruising on a boat down the river proved too strong an attraction. And so it was that we ended up on the Napo River on the Manatee for 7 nights/ 8 days. It began with a flight from Quito... More 

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Advantagetravel, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Manatee Amazon Explorer, responded to this review

Dear Superwoman, It was also great to have you on board, and to live this experience beside you. We always strive to give our tourist the best experience and adventure aboard. We really appreciate all your comments and hope to see you back soon. Thank you!!! More 

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