General Flight Information
Getting To The Ecuadorian Amazon
The Manatee Amazon cruise operates out of Coca airport (Francisco de Orellana Airport – OCC). Coca is a city in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest that is located at the confluence of the Coca River and the Napo River. To get to the Ecuadorian Amazon, you cannot fly direct internationally to Coca airport. Instead you must first take an international flight to Quito, Ecuador (Mariscal Sucre International Airport - UIO) or Guayaquil, Ecuador (Jose Joaquin del Olmedo International Airport - GYE), and from there you can then take a domestic flight to Coca.
International Flights to Quito or Guayaquil
If you live in North America, there are many direct flights to get you to Quito or Guayaquil:
Direct Flights to Quito from North America: Via Houston, Miami, New York, Montreal, Toronto and other major cities. American Airlines and Continental operate these routes.
Direct Flights to Guayaquil from North America: Via Houston, Miami, New York, Montreal, Toronto and other major cities. American Airlines and Continental operate these routes.
If you need any help booking these flights, we work closely with South American flight specialists Exito Travel, who can coordinate international (and domestic) flights to seamlessly tie in with your cruise itinerary.
Flights From Quito or Guayaquil to the Ecuadorian Amazon
Once you've reached Quito or Guayaquil, there are two main airlines that fly to the Ecuadorian Amazon, TAME and Avianca. From Quito, the flight to Coca is a quick 30-40 minutes. Whereas, the flight from Guayaquil to Coca is 2 hours and 15 minutes.
It's important to note that the Manatee Amazon cruise has a set of recommended flights that best tie in with their cruise itineraries, ensuring the easy coordination of transfers for all their passengers in one go. Below you will find details of those recommended flights for the Manatee Amazon cruise.
Recommended Flights & Their Prices
Below are the current recommended flights from Quito for the Manatee Amazon Cruise. It is important to note that these recommended flights may vary by individual departure, so please check first with your Travel Specialist before booking flights, and also for exact flight prices and further information.
4, 5 or 8-Day Cruise
EQ-211 @ 10h20 - 11h00
4, 5 or 8-Day Cruise
EQ-212 @ 11h40 - 12h20
Transfers to/from the Coca airport (Francisco de Orellana Airport – OCC) to the Manatee Amazon cruise are included when booking the recommended flights. The total transfer time is approximately 40 minutes. Transfers to/from Quito or Guayaquil are available upon request.