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Ecuador by river & rail: Amazon cruise & Tren Crucero
13 days from €6,820pp
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito, with its cobbled streets, colonial architecture and pretty squares.
Cruise the Amazon in search of wildlife onboard the elegant MV Anakonda.
Take the iconic Tren Crucero rail journey from Andes to coast, stopping to admire a variety of sights along the way such as the Cotopaxi Volcano and famous Devil's Nose.
- Avenue of Volcanoes
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Includes international flights from Ireland.
Day 1 Quito
Day 2 On-board ship (Coca)
Day 3 On-board ship (Coca)
This morning, you'll likely disembark and go ashore for short guided walks through the rainforest to explore its flora and fauna. In the afternoon, as your vessel enters the blackwater systems of the Amazon Basin, you might take a canoe trip upstream. Look out for pink river dolphins as well as several species of monkey: black-mantled tamarins, red howlers and squirrel monkeys.
Day 4 On-board ship (Coca)
After breakfast, you'll disembark and visit a local school - it's a great opportunity to get a sense of daily life in this remote jungle community. In the afternoon your vessel will sail upstream to explore some of the larger river islands.
Day 5 On-board ship (Coca)
Today might see you visiting a local community and learning about their traditional handicrafts, observing the wildlife spectacle of a parrot clay lick, and spending time in Limoncocha Biological Reserve (a nature reserve with over 400 bird species). At dusk, keep an eye out for black cayman.
Day 6 Quito
Day 7 Quito
Day 8 Cotopaxi
Day 9 Avenue of Volcanoes
Day 10 Bucay
Avenue of Volcanoes , Bucay
Day 3 of the Tren Crucero, taking the exciting journey by steam locomotive past the famous Devil's Nose.
- Hosteria D'Franco
Day 11 Guayaquil
Day 12 International return flight
Guayaquil , International return flight
Day 13 International return flight
International return flight
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