Focused on the concept of neo-luxury, Kontiki Wayra is a nine-stateroom yacht that caters to independently-minded travelers who desire a personal connection with their destination. This boutique vessel uniquely offers pioneering four to eight-day itineraries along the Pacific coast in Ecuador and Costa Rica, blending wellness and discovery, the first expedition vessel to sail these culturally and wildlife-rich routes and the only boat to be a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
Life Aboard The Kontiki Wayra
Every inch of the Kontiki yacht has a contemporary style crafted from the finest materials. The vessel aims to help maximize comfort, as is evident in all three stateroom categories. Every ensuite stateroom features upscale fittings and 100% organic cotton linens, and many offer either panoramic windows or terraces. However, you’ll likely want to spend the bulk of your onboard time in the ship’s social areas, including the Organic Bar, Chill Parlour, Jacuzzi, and solarium.
To nurture your mind and body, the boat offers a Fitness Temple, Wellness Retreat, and a spa. With your mind at peace, it’s time to jump into some watersports with the ever popular inflatable waterslide from the top deck and the floating, netted pool deck to the rear, which allows for safe ocean swimming without the fear of sea creatures nibbling you. There’s also wetsuits, fins, snorkel masks, paddle boards, kayaks, and Seabobs mounted with cameras for you use. Scuba diving, although not included as standard, is also available upon request.
Along the way, the yacht’s chefs will craft gourmet meals and snacks from local organic ingredients. In case you want to share any of those epic experiences, or keep in touch with the office, the vessel’s high-speed WIFI will keep you connected. No matter how you spend your time, a 10-person crew will assist with every desire.
Excursions From Your Kontiki Cruise
The Kontiki Wayra yacht cruises Ecuador’s less-visited Pacific coastline between June and December, and Costa Rica’s coral reef-laden Pacific shorelines from January to May. In each destination you have the choice of two exciting expedition routes of five or eight days’ duration to suit your travel timeframe. Along the way, you will cruise through forests, mangroves, and wetlands and stop at pristine beaches, ecological reserves, and remote locations. No matter your itinerary, you will be accompanied through these seldom-traveled routes by two expert guides and be sailing during the best sea and weather conditions for each region.
All itineraries feature opportunities to interact with local communities to learn about native cultures, traditions, gastronomy, and crafts, as well as see some of the most spectacular wildlife and natural phenomenon on the planet, including migrating whales and manta rays in Ecuador, and frolicking dolphins, amazing mammals, and brilliant bioluminescent plankton in Costa Rica.
Sustainability At Sea
The team behind the M/Y Kontiki Wayra is committed to the values of sustainability and conscious travel. With these goals in mind, Kontiki partners with several NGOs that work towards ocean and beach conservation. The team is also working towards reducing their CO2 footprint and eliminating the usage of single-use plastics aboard the yacht. Likewise, Kontiki strives to promote the economic development of local communities while also respecting their culture and traditions. To this end, Kontiki participates in multiple projects geared towards improving the quality of life in indigenous communities.
A Kontiki Wayra cruise is a sensory experience carefully curated to help discerning travelers make an emotional connection with nature and local communities, all while indulging in the utmost comfort and pampering. Unparalleled attention to detail, beautiful surroundings, and the perfect mix of serenity and adventure make a Kontiki cruise the trip of a lifetime.
Suites & Cabins
Located in the lower deck with preferred access to the gym and spa. Interior staterooms are designed with a contemporary flair and the finest materials, for maximum comfort, a fitting complement to the beauty of the surroundings and the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from every corner.
Located in the main deck. Interior access and panoramic windows. Panoramic luxury staterooms are designed with a contemporary flair and the finest materials, for maximum comfort, a fitting complement to the beauty of the surroundings and the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from every corner.
Located in the upper deck. Access through the outdoor gallery. Veranda luxury staterooms are designed with a contemporary flair and the finest materials, for maximum comfort, a fitting complement to the beauty of the surroundings and the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from every corner.
- Connecting cabins
- Air conditioning
- Pool / Jacuzzi
- Excercise room
- Massage room
- Lecture room
- WIFI available
- Kosher Meals
- Children's playroom
- Medical staff
- Diving gear
- Satellite phone
- Diving platform
- Snorkeling gear
- Stand up paddleboard
- Kayaks / Canoes
- Wakeboard / Water Ski
- Surf boards
- Jet skis
- Fishing equipment
- Yoga mats