While ports across the world remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, luxury travel company Kontiki Expeditions launches small-yacht voyages to Ecuador. These smaller cruises are the perfect way to travel post-pandemic because it allows for social distancing while still enjoying a luxury travel experience. The luxury cruise will only allow 18 people on board to assure that proper social distancing measures are observed.
The first two, eight-day itineraries from Kontiki focus on conscious travel, sustainability, and immersive experiences, and will travel along the Ecuadorian coast to lesser known ports, where guests can enjoy the country’s diverse population of wildlife, incredible indigenous foods, and cultural traditions.
The luxury vessel is controlled by a small crew of 10 people plus two local experts who are all trained to comply with new health and safety guidelines. This will ensure that everyone on board is safe and will get the most out of their luxury travel experience. The crew also includes wellness professionals, naturalist guides, and a local chef who has created menus filled with treats using local chocolate, seafood, and produce.
The yachts are 128 feet long and have nine staterooms good for up to 18 guests, a sundeck, gourmet salon, two outdoor lounges, bar, jacuzzi, and a gym and fitness area. Guests can also enjoy various activities aboard the ship or on land, including hiking, snorkelling, cultural explorations, wellness activities, and gastronomy lessons that are unique to Ecuador.
The first cruise will set sail in December of 2020, with pricing beginning at $7,245 per person per week. Price is based on double occupancy, and is inclusive of all activities, meals, transfers to and from ports, park entrances, guided expeditions, and much more!
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