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    River cruises on the Amazon

    Anakonda Amazon Cruises.
    Anakonda Amazon Cruises.

    Discover the wonders of the Ecuadorian Amazon rain forest and visit local communities while enjoying the comforts of a five-star boutique hotel. The newly launched Anakonda Amazon River Cruise line offers three-, four-, and seven-night journeys aboard luxury liners featuring 18 suites with private bathrooms and air conditioning, dining room, bar, observation deck with outdoor Jacuzzi, and al fresco lounge. The line operates year-round, and every trip is unique, based on the changing seasons. The 25-person crew includes a concierge, purser, paramedic, four nature guides, and four local guides. Cruises depart from El Coca, a 45-minute flight from Quito, Ecuador’s capital. Rates for 2013 from $1,195; 2014 rates from $1,600.