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Peru Amazon Cruise 4 Days Nov-May | Delfin III

4 Days FROM CAD 3,910

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Overview

 

GREEN FRIDAY SPECIAL! BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF!*

 

Discover breathtaking scenery from the Amazon and become one with nature with this luxurious 4-day Amazon cruise.

Experience the enchanting sights of the Amazon during the low season. Cruise through the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, one of the largest protected flooded forests in the world. Explore the rich ecosystem of the rainforest during the low season, as the waters subside, the rainforest opens up previously submerged treks offering new avenues to experience the forest’s biodiversity.  

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. 

High Water Experience
November to May. Ideal for travelers that prefer to duck into otherwise isolated corners of the reserve onboard speed boats. Allows for more extensive exploration and access via water.

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

*Green Friday special available for new bookings made between 18 Nov - 7 Dec 2022, on selected departures between Jan - May 2023. Buy one passenger at full price and get 50% off the second passenger. Valid on the Delfin III in Suites and Upper Suites, the two passengers must be sharing a twin/double cabin. Prices are subject to change based on season, availability and currency fluctuations. Please contact us for more details. 

Optional Activities :

Trip Code: PECPDTH

Travel Style: Small Ship Cruise

Location: Peruvian Amazon

Ship: Delfin III

Flights: We offer a range of flight options to meet your cruise. Contact us today to discuss. 

WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • The high water season offers a great variety of opportunities for exploration on the water as you cruise between the higher tree levels in search for unique birdlife or larger creatures such as the elusive sloth.

  • The Peruvian Amazon is a rich ecosystem of incredible variety, with countless species of bird, plant and mammal species such as manatee and pink river dolphin

  • This itinerary can easily be tailored to include a greater exploration of Peru or the wider South America

  • Delfin III is the newest and most modern of the Delfin Fleet, combining a high degree of luxury and the immersive experiences of the rainforest. 

  • Each night you will stay in superior accommodation ensuring your journey is comfortable

CRUISE ITINERARY

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 lunchbox as we begin the journey to Nauta. Once here you will enjoy a VIP greeting at our private port along the shores of the Maranon River where the vessel awaits you.
While the Delfin begins its initial navigation, 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 in the evening we will head down into the Marañon River to a location known as Pahuachiro. This lovely spot is an ideal place to spend some time in search of birds and playful monkeys. 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 first Amazon Rainforest Sunset.

Embarkation in Iquitos and Maranon River

On your first morning with us, we recommend getting up early to appreciate one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Never does nature seem more bountiful than in the tropics, and early rising is always rewarding since wildlife is most abundant and active with the rising of the sun. The early morning hours are the best time of day to watch birds, observe their special displays and listen to their songs.

We will jump on the skiffs and head to this area with large trees and old palm trees as well, these components favour the presence of several parrot species. This particular spot has a great number of other birds of different species. We will look for the famous hoatzins nesting a few feet above water, and perhaps a sloth or two of the three toed kind.

Amazon Natural Park - This unique opportunity, you will get to the only Canopy Walkway in this area, an experience unequalled in the rainforest! At a height of over 25 meters (85 feet) and extending for 500 meters the Canopy Walkway provides a view of the rainforest from the treetops, the best vantage point for observing Amazon wildlife and vegetation. The suspended walkway is spread between 14 of the area’s largest rainforest trees and is one of the longest canopy walkways in the world. You will enjoy “Terra Firma” forest.

In the afternoon we will cruise through the Yanayacu and Pucate Rivers, peeking into different creeks and lagoons. This is one of the best preserved and protected zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Your guide will use his expert eye to pinpoint all the biodiversity of this region. If you want to interact directly with the waters of the Amazon, you can go out on one of our kayaks.
You will even have the opportunity to spot the famous pink dolphins!

At nightfall, your naturalist guides will invite you to board one of our skiss. At night, the biodiversity of the jungle totally changes. You will search for alligators, bats and more nocturnal creatures that are so interesting and unique as daytime.

Amazon Natural Park and Yanaycu Pucate

This morning enjoy a skiff expedition - Nauta Caño Creek is known for squirrel and silver back tamarillo monkeys, birds, dolphins, and even sloths! We will skim the riverbanks for small caimans and spiders, as well as insects of all colours, shapes and sizes.

In the afternoon we take a walk through the Fundo Casual jungle trail which will take 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! It’s almost unbelievable how with every step you find something along the way. Almost definitely 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 so elusive 2-toed sloth.

This evening you will enjoy a farewell dinner where we will toast and witness the distinguished colours of the 3 rivers, better known as the “Unión de los Ríos”. It is known that the Ucayali River, which in turn confluences with the Marañón River upstream of Iquitos, Peru, to form what countries other than Brazil consider to be the main stem of the Amazon River. There will be great photo opportunity as you enjoy a Amazon Rainforest Sunset.

Nauta Cano, Fundo Casual and Confluence

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.

Disembarkation and Manatee Centre
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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • Why not experience the immensity that is South America by taking the South American Circle? Experience the mighty roars of Iguazu Falls, explore the islands of Lake Titicaca, discover the heritage of the ancient Inca Empire in Cusco. Visit vibrant and energetic cities, and ancient ruins such as the incredible Machu Picchu. Find out more.

     

  • Amend your itinerary to include the incredible wonders of Peru. This amazing 9-day itinerary will allow you to see the best of Peru. Visit incredible cities such as Lima and Cusco which are buzzing and vibrant with a unique blend of urban modernisation and rural lifestyles. You will also be able to visit and experience the incredible mystery of the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu and explore the legendary Sacred Valley. Find out more.

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Important Information

  • Cabin accomodation on board ship 
    All meals whilst on board
    All drinks including tea, coffee, local beer and wines
    All scheduled landings and excursions

    Exclusions

    International Flight 
    Visa fees and reciprocity fees (if applicable) 
    Travel insurance
    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

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Sustainability

Being environmentally accountable is a crucial part of our organisation. Chimu is currently striving towards using less paper, taking several initiatives to do so and tracking our progress along the way. Our goal: A paperless organisation. For this reason, all information given to you will be sent electronically. We encourage those who choose to travel with us to support our aspirations and actions and ask that you reconsider printing out documentation. To view these documents, you can download them to your iPad or portable computer before and during your trip.

Chimu is passionate and dedicated to sustainability measures and understands the crucial part sustainability plays within the tourism industry.

We use local guides and office staff to both maximise local employment opportunities and minimise carbon footprint. Local guides also ensure you benefit from the intimate knowledge, passion and culture of the country you’re visiting. Our guides are all highly qualified (most with university degrees) or equip with many years of experience and are paid above the standard wage. Whether it be our knowledgeable local guides, locally produced meals or the transport on tour, we do not use imported goods when local products are available. We aim to minimise our impact on the environment and give as much back as possible to the communities we work in.

Delfin Amazon Cruises has partnered with KUYAPA Foundation, engaging in a range of initiatives to protect the environment and support native communities. While many Amazon communities are largely self-sufficient, their remote locations severely limit access to basic necessities. Delfin offers support through donations of clothing, medical supplies and educational resources, as well as public works projects to improve community infrastructure. While visiting the many national parks, heritage sites, museums and landmarks our travellers are encouraged to explore whilst remaining culturally aware and sensitive. We further encourage you to buy appropriate souvenirs and discourage the buying of anything wrongfully made or taken from the environment i.e. shells and endangered species products. Information on how you can be environmentally conscious, and travel responsibly will be made available in our Travellers Guides and provided during your travels by guides and staff.

For more information on our sustainability policies, including how we are striving towards being a paperless organisation, click HERE

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