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Wiltshire, UK
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reuben and crew, Raul (the guide) Peppy ( for first class restaurant service and such a lovely smile) thank you all for making this such a memorable trip. We saw everything we wanted to see and then some more - nearly 100 species of bird, giant otters, pink dolphins, four types of monkey, night walks, boat trips and we even... More 

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

Thank you very much for your feedback, we will notify to the crew aboard about your comments of the cruise services. That's excellent news that saw gian otters. Those animals are very difficult to see, they commonly are in their burrow. Hope that you have many photos of this experience. Thanks to the mentioned comments, for we it is satisfying... More 

Wenatchee, Washington
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful 4 day, 3 night cruise on the Manatee. Our guide, Raul, was wonderful. We took several excursions from the boat in the large canoes. this was an amazing experince. Our tip to the Clay Licks was a bit disappointing but it was foggy and the birds stayed in the trees. However our trip was rewarded by... More 

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

Dear Maggie Thank you very much for your comment. The crew were informed about their words of gratitude and are very happy to hear them. Is great to know that you had a good experience in the Manatee, the whole crew works hard to satisfy guest travel expectations,and it is good to know that it was done. The guides really... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful 3 days. Quiet, good daily visits, beautiful food and fantastic guides. Thank you Raoul and Diego, and the boat crew with Ruben in charge. Beautiful scenery, wild nature. Friendly boat, great motor canoe.

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

Dear Barbara, Thanks for your comment, we are going to notificate the crew your feedback. Is great to know that you enjoyed the trip and everything was perfect. Thanks again and we hope see you again for another aventure. More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I couldn't fault this trip. Food excellent, water clean, rooms clean and tidy, staff attentive and most professional, and the day trips really fun and interesting. We were in the Amazon Basin - Puno River - who cares if we didn't see the Amazon? It's only a name. I'd strongly recommend this 4 day tour to anyone.

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

Dear Dave, Thank you very much for your feedback, we will notify to the crew aboard about your comments of the cruise services. Is great to know that you had a good experience in the Manatee, the activities and the food met your expectations. Like you said, Amazon is the name of all the Amazon jungle (Venezuela to Bolivia), but... More 

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A week after our return my husband and I are still suffering with gastroenteritis and awaiting the results of a stool sample . Twelve out of fourteen of us fell ill. I was not expecting luxury, just the basics like fresh water . Our GP has stated that whilst away on such holidays , we should only consume water from... More 

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

Dear foodies303 Please be advised that our Customer Service Department will handle your claim with the agency that book the tour with Manatee Amazon Explorer. Our responsible and professional operation has been recognized by thousands of extremely satisfied passengers who have traveled aboard of our ship. However, we always appreciate comments that are shared by our guests. Best regards, The... More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The Manatee river boat NEVER travels on the Amazon River. It only goes on a waterway that leads to the actual Amazon. The food was over all terrible. I have had many meals in South America, but their choice of food was below standard most of the time. Two out of 7 of us got sick the first day and... More 

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Reviewed 8 June 2016

For the average tourist and first timer to Amazonia this is the way to go. Please understand you are not going to the Amazon River, you are going to Amazonia, a province in Ecuador that is part of the Amazon River basin. This part of the basin is protected and you'll see plenty of rainforest and critters. The Manatee is... More 

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

Dear Bob, Thank you very much for your feedback, we will notify to the crew aboard about your comments of the cruise services. Is great to know that you had a good experience in the Manatee, and the activities met your expectations. We are pleased to know that in addition to see much wildlife, also takes with you the learning... More 

Coolangatta, Australia
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61 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

A real experience with nature. We booked the Manatee not knowing what to expect, what followed was an experience we will never forget. The ship was Clean and comfortable, the food was an experience into local food, good quality and plentiful. The Crew were brilliant and the guides made the whole experience fun. The daily excursions were well done and... More 

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

Dear Andrew, Thank you very much for your feedback, we will notify to the crew aboard about your comments of the cruise services. The guides really have a sixth sense for animals. When you have respect for nature, It shows its beauty with the fauna and flora that are able to perceive by the naturalist guides. Is great to know... More 

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3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 June 2016

We spent May 6-12 on the Manatee and there were only 3 guests for the week. What a great time. We did everything and more on the weekly schedule. Diego was great. Very patient as my wife could not find the birds and monkeys right away. She was also ill the first night and the kitchen staff made a special... More 

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

Thank you very much for your feedback, we will notify to the crew aboard about your comments of the cruise services. Is great to know that you and your wife had a good experience in the Manatee, the whole crew works hard to satisfy guest travel expectations,and it is good to know that it was done. Hopefully soon we will... More 

Irvine, California, United States
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Ecuadorian Amazon is true protected rainforest in the Amazon basin. Yasuni National Park and the Quichua people's villages, black water tributaries, it was amazing! We saw 3 species of macaws, 6 species of monkeys, camen, pink river dolphin, parrots and parakeets and dozens of other species. Poor guides, Raul and Diego are excellent, knew the people, the land, the river,... More 

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

Thank you very much for your feedback, our guests opinions always help us to improve. Thank you very much for your feedback, we will notify to the crew on board of the Manatee Amazon Explorer about your comment and the cruise services. We are currently in a process of boat remodeling and guest’s opinions are always welcome with the ends... More 

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Although expedition cruising by its very nature is characterized as adventurous, the safety of our staff and passengers is of paramount importance to us. The Manatee Amazon Explorer is fully equipped and maintained in order to handle the most challenging conditions and circumstances, and is manned by experienced and conscientious expedition staff and crew. The canoes used for daily shore landings are rugged and versatile and are operated responsibly by experienced personnel. Onboard you will be fully briefed on all pertinent safety issues and concerns, as well as our environmental policy; passengers also receive appropriate and detailed briefings before each landing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Manatee Amazon Explorer

Address: Quito Office: Gaspar de Villarroel 1100 y Av. 6 de Diciembre Edificio Ritz Plaza, Yasuni National Park 17-11-6646, Ecuador
Region: Ecuador > Yasuni National Park
Price Range: $255 - $370 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Manatee Amazon Explorer Hotel Yasuni National Park
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“Top deck for the view”
 of 5 bubbles AndrewH161, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“This is a river boat ! I think the rooms are all pretty much the same.”
 of 5 bubbles williamf840, 2 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Any room is great.”
 of 5 bubbles RShorr, 8 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Some rooms have twin beds, some have a double.”
 of 5 bubbles BonnieA33, 28 Sep 2015 | Read review
“Closer to the front of the boat less noise but good overall”
 of 5 bubbles skiclubtraveller, 16 Aug 2015 | Read review
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