Advantage Travel had the pleasure to receive a very special guest aboard the Anakonda Amazon Cruise. We are talking about the famous American TV anchor Jack Hanna, who ventured to explore into the green Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest with his lovely wife, to film another episode for his show; Jack Hanna’s Into The Wild. In response to the confidence Jack had on us; we offered him the same unforgettable experience all our guests receive aboard of our cruises.
The animal expert -who travels the world looking for different species- arrived with us to the Napo River, where he discovered a unique fascinating flora and fauna world. To assist Jack and his wife Suzi, our native and bilingual guide Avel Coquinche went to the jungle with them. Jack was amazed when he found out how the Yucca grows underground and when he saw many grains that are part of Amazon feasts. They even had the chance to taste a Chontacuro; a grub from the black scarab which lies inside of the Chonta trees. Although it is considered a delicacy and aliment high in proteins, eating it was with no doubt a challenge for Jack and his wife.
The couple visited a local amazon family where they shared together a nice time and learned about their lifestyle. When they continued their journey, Jack and Suzie found two Spider Monkeys on the trees and they were even victims of their inoffensive jokes. When it became dark, they decided to wander into the Rainforest in search of animals with Avel’s help. Suzi was really amazed and shocked when she saw how well her guide knew the jungle. The skills Avel has to find camouflaged insects and animals, proved how completely acquainted he is with this area. After holding a monkey frog, a stick insect, a small snake and even a big cricket; they both returned to the comfort of the Anakonda, completely satisfied with their night walk and especially with their visit to the Amazon.
Jack Hanna -like Advantage Travel- is also involved in many conservation and animal protection projects, so it was truly an honor to guide him during his Amazon adventure. When Jack finished his journey, he confirmed that this experience can be life changing opportunity so he ended up recommending this unique expedition to his audience. If you wish to see this episode, don’t forget to check constantly his program website because very soon our Amazon special will be on air with this incredible animal defender and lover.