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Peru Amazon Low Water 5 Days | Delfin III

5 Days
From USD 4,900

STYLE: Small Ship Cruise 

Trip Code: PECPDTLF

DIFFICULTY RATING: 1 (easy)

SHIP: Delfin III

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Peruvian Amazon

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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.

ITINERARY

Embarkation and Maranon River

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.

Later, we head down into the Maranon River, 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

Samiria River and Yanayacu

We will look for the famous hoatzins nesting a few feet above water, and perhaps a sloth or two of the three toed kind. The Samiria 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.

Our skiffs skim the Samiria River and its tributaries, where an abundance of wildlife hides in the deep rainforest, such as blue and yellow macaws, scarlet macaws, toucans, umbrella birds, monkeys, and river others, capybaras and more. Our naturalists and his expert eye pinpoint all the biodiversity of this region. This is also a popular dolphin feeding spot, so we won´t be the only one enjoying the plethora of fish below.

Later, you will have the opportunity to have a nature walk to learn about medicinal plants. The Peruvian Amazon region is considered the largest pharmaceutical reserve in the world with 965 species of wild plants and 59 cultivated plant species that local people use to cure and to prevent many illnesses. As night approaches your guide will take you on a night safari in search of alligators and birds.

Yanayacu and Fundo Casual

You will start cruising 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, go out on one of our kayaks or paddle boards. You will even have the possibility to see the famous pink dolphins!

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. Be sure to keep an attentive eye open for spotting surprises! Mostly likely, Anaconda, Rainbow Boas, Tarantulas, Poison Frogs, and most recently porcupines have been spotted. This is also 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.

Yarapa River and Confluence

Along the Yarapa River, 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 riverenos. 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.

Better known as the “Unión de los Ríos” we will toast and witness the distinguished colours of the 3 rivers. It is known that the Ucayali River, which in turn confluences with the Maranon River upstream of Iquitos, Peru, to form what countries other than Brazil consider to be the main stem of the Amazon River. Great photo opportunity as you witness your first 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.

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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.

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
Capacity:
43

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Accommodation

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.

Standard

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Superior

Comfortable properties with dependable facilities and service.

Deluxe

Luxurious properties with impeccable facilities and service.

Pricing per person & date

Peru Amazon Low Water 5 Days | Delfin III from USD 4,900
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Important Info

  • 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