Skip to main content

Delfin III Low Water 5 Day Program

5 Days FROM USD 4,100

Overview

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 forests biodiversity.  

This 5 day program offers an extend exploration of the Amazon for guests who are seeking more time to explore the rainforest.

Optional Activities :

Trip Code: PECPDTLF

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?

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

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 the shores of the Maranon River where your vessel awaits.

In the afternoon you will visit the Fundo Casual.The walk at Fundo Casual jungle trail 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.

In the evening you will explore the Nauta Cano Creek. You will skim the riverbanks for sloths, birds, dolphins, monkeys as well as caimans and spiders of all shapes and sizes.

Embarkation in Iquitos

Early in the morning you will head for the Belluda tributary. here you will board the skiffs where you will have the opportunity to see grey and pink river dolphins.

In the afternoon you will cruise along the Dorado river. You will have the chance to enjoy some of the myriad bird species, colorful, butterflies and other diverse insects, and noisy monkey troops, and when the night shift strikes, you’ll encounter a whole new world of adventure.

As night approaches your guide will take you on a night safari in search of alligators and birds.

Belluda and Dorado river

In the morning you will cruise the Zapote River. This will be a good chance to spot prehistoric looking iguanas that laze in the sun while we travel along the shoreline searching for whatever the jungle has to offer us. Squirrel monkeys are very active at this time of the day, when they move in large noisy troops at mid to upper levels of primary and secondary lowland forest.

You will then reach the Pacaya River. 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!

Zapote and Pacaya River

After breakfast, we will begin an exploration at Clavero Lake on board of our aluminum skiff, where you will have the chance to get deep into the rainforest and its fantastic diversity of flora and fauna.

Next we will venture along the Yarapa River, where you can explore the tributary in the kayaks and listen closely for the sounds from within the mysterious jungle. Next we will venture out on board our skiffs where you will visit the community of Puerto Miguel to meet local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations. You may step into a typical schoolhouse where the children will be very happy to have visitors, and then stop by an area to see the women of this community who have a most amazing arts & craft market.

Clavero Lake and Puerto Miguel

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 Mammal Centre
DOWNLOAD ITINERARY PDF

Pricing per person & date

Delfin III Low Water 5 Day Program from USD 4,100
Select Tuesdays

Important Information

  • Cabin accommodation 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 Low Water Season takes place June to October

  • 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

Copyright © Chimu Adventures All rights reserved 2004 - 2022