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Peru Amazon Cruise 5-Day High Water | DELFIN III

5 Days
From AUD 7,100



Start: Iquitos, Peru

Finish: Iquitos, Peru

SHIP: Delfin III


Amazon, Peru

DestinationDeparture Date

Departs Select Tuesdays


4 Breakfast (B), 4 Lunches (L), & 4 Dinners (D)


Group Seat in Bus Arrival & Departure Transfers (if arriving on specified flight)


Cabin on board ship

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Included SightseeingIncluded Sightseeing

All Included Skiff Excursions for wildlife viewing, Piranha fishing, Trail walks through Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Kayaking, Observing Pink River Dolphins, Birdwatching, Night Sarari & a chance to feed manatees on your visit to the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA).


Experience the beauty of the Amazon as it transforms during the high water season. Perfect for explorations via the water, as the water rises you will be brought closer to the incredible tree tops. Cruise your way through the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve as you search for unique wildlife and visit solitary communities. Cruise down the Amazon on the incredible Delfin III which combines luxury with incredible activities that connect you intimately with the biodiversity of the rainforest.


The Delfin Experience
Delfin offers all-inclusive luxury Peruvian Amazon Cruises. Experience an ideal combination of natural wonders, dramatic scenery, and indigenous cultural history while you enjoy the highest levels of comfort. Navigate into the most hidden corners of the Amazon, with daily excursions to experience the surroundings with expert naturalist guides. Activities include hiking and trail walks, wildlife excursions and birdwatching, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, canopy walks, night safaris, and swimming. When not out on excursions, enjoy the onboard facilities including a sundeck with rainforest spa and gym (Delfin II and III). Onboard you will be treated to exquisite meals where Peruvian cuisine is infused with touches and inspirations from the rainforest around you. 

On this all-encompassing luxury cruise, Chimu will provide travel logistics for your travel party for the duration of your journey, plus expert guides for all the major sightseeing as per itinerary. 

This cruise runs year round, for more information on departures between Jun - Oct click here.


Embarkation in Iquitos

Our crew will be expecting your arrival at the airport, then transfer all together in our comfortable private vehicle. We will start you off with a boxed lunch as we begin the journey to Nauta. Once here you will enjoy a VIP greeting at the shores of the Maranon River where your vessel awaits.

Once onboard, the Delfin begins its initial navigation, where you will enjoy the most fantastic panoramic views from the elegantly outfitted observation area located on our third deck. Your naturalist guide will give you an overview of your journey’s schedule, activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation to keep your eye out for, geographical and historical background, and other useful details.

Early evening, enjoy a beautiful and interesting documentary at the indoor lounge "Rivers of the Sun".

Yanallpa and Dorado River

In the morning you will visit Yanallpa on the shores of the Ucayali River. This area is green with large trees and old palm trees as well, and these components favor the presence of several parrot species. This particular spot also has a great number of other birds of different species. Perhaps spot a large flock of red-bellied macaws, as well different types of raptors, woodpeckers and swallows. If you are very lucky you will hear loud and distinctive sounds of blue and yellow macaws.

Afterward you will explore the Dorado River. The Dorado River can also be home to troops of brown capuchin monkeys mixed up with squirrel monkeys. As the sunsets our aim will be looking for black and white caiman, fishing bats, and Noisy Nights Monkeys where you will encounter a whole new world of adventure.

Pacaya River and Magdalena

The Pacaya River at the very heart of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Peru’s largest protected area with a mean annual rainfall of nearly 3,000 millimetres, by far the largest protected wetland reserve in the world. Filled with lakes, palm swamps, and streams, the reserve becomes a flooded forest in the rainy season and is sure to be one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever visit. You will also have the chance to explore one of the pristine Amazon lagoons in this wonderful region!

Our skiff will speed along the main river to reach the narrower channels where we will explore the thick rainforest adjacent to the water. During our explorations we will look for some of the more typical and iconic birds of the New World tropics. Later, travel near Flor de Castana, for an opportunity to swim among pink dolphins.

After dinner, join us on a movie night to watch “Fitzcarraldo” at the indoor lounge.

Yarapa River and Fundo Casual

Along the Yarapa River, you will get to explore this tributary intimately. We travel down river to this wide creek that leads to an attractive hidden lagoon. As we absorb the beauty of the landscape, we will have the chance to reflect on the wildlife. Hawks, terns, herons and monkeys which are part of our everyday excursions are readily close by; in this area we will notice many more inhabitants of the Amazon, the rivereños. People being an important part of this complex bionetwork only reinforce the fact that we are part of their lives and how our presence here and now could make a difference to the future of this magical land of the Incas. Look out for specific types of Monkeys like the pygmy marmoset, squirrel monkey, and our first Monk Saki.

Afterward you will take a walk along the Fundo Casual jungle trail. Taking you deep into the rainforest on terra firme (non flooded forest) where your guide will point out the dynamic creatures and vegetation of the Amazon. Be sure to keep an attentive eye open for spotting surprises! Likely to see Anaconda, Rainbow Boas, Tarantulas, Poison Frogs, and most recently porcupines have been spotted. This is one of the very few places in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Amazon Rainforest where you will spot the ever elusive 2-toed sloth. As your naturalist guide spots various creatures for you, the landscape adorned by the usual colours of the sun’s reflections is a great photo opportunity as you witness your last Amazon Rainforest Sunset.

Disembarkation and Mammal Centre

In the morning you will disembark your vessel and bid farewell to your crew. You will then be taken by private vehicle to the port of Nauta, where the ground crew will be waiting to take you to Iquitos.

On our way from Nauta back to Iquitos airport, you will visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA) where you will have the chance to meet baby manatees and learn about these wonderful and docile creatures and why they are on the endangered species list. Our land personnel will wait for you at the airport and give your boarding passes and help you check in.



  • Enjoy the amazing luxuries on board Delfin III, an incredible vessel that combines the unique mysteries of the Amazon with the highest degree of luxury. Enjoy the sundeck and plunge pool, search for curious wildlife from the privacy of your suite complete with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, or simply enjoy a refreshing cocktail by the bar.

  • Encounter the unique wildlife of the region including infant manatees, squirrel monkeys, scarlet macaws, toucans, river otters, capybaras and perhaps even sightings of the famous pink river dolphins.

  • This itinerary is easily combined with other corners of Peru or perhaps the greater South America. Allowing you to tailor incredible wildlife, cultural and gastronomical experiences onto the one exceptional journey


Delfin III

Delfin III

Delfin III is the newest and largest addition to the Delfin fleet of Amazon river vessels. It offers guests the chance to discover the wonders of the rainforest whilst being treated to the highest levels of luxury. Accommodating up to 43 passengers in 22 elegant and spacious suites, this brand new ship has been beautifully finished with the finest details including hardwood floors, designer furniture and handmade Peruvian artefacts. The itineraries have been carefully planned to offer an unforgettable Amazon experience, complimented by gourmet food.

Delfin III offers four classes of suite accommodation all with panoramic views. On the first deck there are eight suites complete with floor to ceiling panoramic windows as well as two spacious Corner Suites facing the front of the ship.  The second deck is comprised of 10 upper suites and the largest of all, the Owner's Suite.  The top deck features beautiful indoor and outdoor lounge, a sundeck with plunge pool, a spa and gym, and of course the bar.  Excursions are made by skiffs that seat 8 passengers and come with their own expert naturalist guide and a captain and are ideal for navigating into hidden corners of the Amazon.

Delfin Amazon Cruises offer cruises on three vessels, the Delfin I, Delfin II and Delfin III.

Ice Class: Length: 51.2 metres
Breadth: 12 metres Max
Draft: Cruising
Speed: 10 knots
Electricity: Multi-configuration plugs 110v/220v (Note: does not fit European plugs) Passenger

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We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.


Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.


Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.


Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

Pricing per person & date

Peru Amazon Cruise 5-Day High Water | DELFIN III from AUD 7,100
Departs Select Tuesdays

Important Information

  • Inclusions

    Cabin accommodation on board ship 
    All meals whilst on board
    All drinks including tea, coffee and local beer & wines with lunch & dinner
    All scheduled landings and excursions
    Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights to/from Iquitos
    Entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve



    International Flight 
    Visa fees and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel insurance
    Any additional transportation services
    Any additional bar consumptions (minibar also)
    Gratuities for staff and guides 

  • Available upon request, contact us for more details.

  • Please note the High Water season takes place November to May

  • Departure date, seasonality and availability


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