Manatee Amazon Explorer
Purpose-built, luxury Amazon cruise vessel offering exciting on-shore excursions and a warm Ecuadorian welcome.
Purpose-built for cruises in the Ecuadorian rainforest, the Manatee Amazon Explorer is a luxury vessel welcoming up to 30 guests in cosy, wood-panelled cabins each with private bathroom, hot water and air-conditioning. There is a restaurant and lounge area, and a panoramic terrace from which to watch the natural world float by. Hospitality has a warm Ecuadorian flavour.
Relax as you float down the river or join on-shore excursions that delve into the dense forest, including hikes and nocturnal jungle walks, canoe trips into the Yasuni National Park, swimming, piranha fishing and visiting local families to gain an insight into the customs of indigenous peoples.
What our clients say
97% of our clients rated their experience with us as Excellent or Good.
The Manatee Amamzon Explorer was much as we had expected having looked carefully at their website. There was always plenty of staff available at any time and they were especially helpful when transferring from ship to motorised canoe.EG, Epsom
“Can't say how much I enjoyed this. The early mornings were a challenge but worth it. Lovely staff, good service and enjoyable food. Really great!”GP, Brighton
"Both boat (Manatee) and train (crucero) were excellent experiences."DL, St. Neots
Tailor made holiday
Our specialists have been expertly crafting award-winning tailor-made holidays to Latin America for 40 years. We would be delighted to create a truly personalised trip which perfectly matches your wishes and requirements.
Lina Fuller - Travel Expert
Lina's passion for the continent where she was born really took off when she moved to Córdoba (Argentina) to study, spending the holidays travelling between Argentina and her native Colombia.
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Real Latin America Experts
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
Ben Line - Travel Expert
Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
Kathryn Rhodes - Travel Expert
Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
Mary Anne Nelson - Travel Expert
Born in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, Mary’s insider knowledge and dry sense of humour make her a highly valued member of the Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tour sales team.
Paul Winrow-Giffin - Travel Expert
After graduating in Computer Science, Paul spent seven months travelling from Colombia to Argentina and came home hooked on Latin America.
Evie Oswald - Travel Expert
It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.