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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
Manatee Amazon Explorer
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Rating summary
  • 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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Broomfield, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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281 reviews 281 reviews
112 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 

1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This river boat trip on the Napo River (an Amazon tributary) in Ecuador and the Peruvian border provided unique opportunities to observe wildlife and flora in the Amazon basin. Staff and guides (Alex and Daniel) were outstanding. The ship was very comfortable; the food was traditional Ecuadorian, well prepared and presented. One technical glitch with the water purification system for... More 

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

Dear hseattle, it’s so glad to hear you had a wonderful experience aboard the Manatee and in the Amazon Rainforest. We hope to see you again sometime and share you pictures with us in our social media find us @ManateeEC. More 

Germany
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We spent the first week of august on the Manatee and we were amazed. After one day you really feel like being home since everybody is so nice and jokes around with you. The meals are totally great and let you experience some local cuisine as well. You also receive a delicious snack and a fresh juice after each and... More 

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

Dear ThomasPdot, it makes us so proud to receive comments like these ones. Thanks for being an awesome guest and for enjoying so much the amazon and the experience aboard the Manatee. Hope to see you again sometime soon. More 

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I were on the same trip as John O, and travelled with a couple of friends, they booked through Titan but we booked independently through another agency. We were very happy with the boat and it was exactly as we expected, the rooms being small but comfortable, we have been on a couple of similar expedition boats... More 

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

Dear John H, Many thanks for your reply and your comment. We are very glad you had a great experience with us on board the Manatee. Ive asked the manager of the cruise for a full cruise report, as you stated the engines did cut off and that triggered all the incidents. Thanks again for your comments and hope to... More 

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