- Yacht (9 cabins, 18 passengers, 10 crew, 2 guides)
Kontiki Wayra: A Luxury Ecuador Cruise
Sail around the sublime Ecuadorian coastline aboard the Kontiki Wayra – a private charter yacht designed for laidback luxury and unforgettable discoveries during a bespoke South America vacation.
The Experience: A Private Cruise in Laidback Luxury
The route of Kontiki Wayra takes in some of Ecuador’s most breathtaking coastal destinations. Beginning in San Vincente in the North and traveling to Puyango towards the Southern tip of the country.
Available for up to 8-days, experience an extraordinary voyage of exploration and luxury. Days aboard this luxury Ecuador cruise start with panoramic views of the mesmerizing coastline while holding a cup of freshly ground local coffee. Then, once the anchor is dropped, the yacht becomes a center of luxury marine activities.
You can choose from kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, or scuba diving. For those who like a spike of adrenaline, the Kontiki Wayra has waterpark slides, stretching from the top of the sundeck to the waves beneath. For a more private experience, guests can relax in the sunbeds on the floating island or at Kontiki’s oceanic pool right by the floating pier. There’s also the option for a yoga class on the sundeck or time in the gym. Before heading for a spa visit, where hedonists can indulge in a hot stone massage before climbing back to the sundeck to enjoy a glass of chilled champagne in the jacuzzi.
The Kontiki Wayra is attended to by a full crew, including two-expert guides and top chefs, who provide exceptional service for those onboard.
Cabins and Lounge: Rustic Elegance for a Luxury South America Cruise
Kontiki Wayra features thoughtfully designed outdoor and indoor spaces to transport guests to a haven of serenity and relaxation. The warmth and coziness of the lounges make travelers feel right at home, whilst, in the bedrooms, wooden floors, upholstered headboards, beautiful bathrooms, and a plush bed create a feeling of pure luxury.
The yacht design is careful not to infringe on the incredible surroundings that you’ll visit during this private South American cruise. There are as many as five outdoor lounges from which you can take in the magnificent Ecuadorian views.
Food and drink: Authentic Ecuadorian Dining
Kontiki Wayra prides itself on exceptional farm-to-table and dock-to-table gastronomic experiences. Each day, meals can be enjoyed in the elegant dining area or al fresco in the sundeck. All the ingredients used in the cookery are organic, local products that have been sustainably sourced.
In the evening, guests will enjoy personal service from the yacht’s bartender. The organic bar can be found on the sundeck, where you can sample signature cocktails and local artisan beers, just in time for the sun to disappear behind the horizon to the beat of live music.
The Itinerary: One of The Best Cruises in South America
Kontiki Wayra has itineraries for 4, 5, and 8 days, and it’s the latter that we recommend most to our guests. Eight days around the Ecuadorian coastline offers ample time to adventure, explore and relax, settling into a luxurious life at sea.
Below we have included details of the Kontiki Wayra 8-day route:
Day 1: MANTA – ISLA DE LA PLATA
Day 2: ISLA DE LA PLATA–PUERTO LÓPEZ
Day 3: PUERTO LÓPEZ – BAHÍA DE CARÁQUEZ
Day 4: BAHÍA DE CARÁQUEZ – SAN MATEO
Day 5: SAN MATEO – VALDIVIA
Day 6: VALDIVIA/AYANGUE – SALINAS
Day 7: SALINAS – SAN MATEO
Day 8: SAN MATEO/PILE – MANTA
- Jacuzzi on Sundeck
- 140-bottle wine cellar
- Sundeck Organic Bar
- Sundeck Dining area for 20 people
- Indoor elegant dining area for 20 people
- Indoor formal salon
- Marine toys: Slide, a floating pier, oceanic pool, seabobs, tandem kayaks, paddleboards, snorkeling equipment, wetsuits