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Delfin III - 4 Day Cruise

4 Days FROM USD 2,550

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Overview

Experience the wonders of the Upper Peruvian Amazon as you cruise deep into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, one of the largest protected flooded forests in the world aboard a luxurious Amazon Cruise. Discover the immense biodiversity of the area as you cruise along the rivers and tributaries and walk through the rainforest. 

 

The Delfin Experience

Delfin offer 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 naturalists 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 on board facilities including sundeck with rainforest spa and gym (Delfin II and III) .On board you will be treated to exquisite meals where Peruvian cuisine is infused with touches and inspirations from the rainforest around you. When not out on excursions, enjoy the on board facilities including sundeck with plunge pool, rainforest spa and gym. On board you will be treated to exquisite meals where Peruvian cuisine is infused with touches and inspirations from the rainforest around you. 

The Delfin III also offers a 5 day cruise. Delfin Amazon cruises offer three vessels, Delfin I, Delfin II and the Delfin III 

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Trip Code: PETS3D4

Location: Peru

Ship: Delfin III

WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Delfin provide some of the most luxurious, sustainable trips the Amazon can offer. These extremely comfortable riverboats are constructed in a more traditional style than many of the boats on the river. With world class cuisine sourced from unique local ingredients, and their policy of employing the local population and supporting indigenous communities give them the big Chimu tick of approval.

  • On board Delfin cruises you will find an intimate lend of luxury and comfort as you traverse through the deep and enriching experiences of the Amazon. 

  • This itinerary is easily combined with other land based tours of Peru or the greater South America allowing you to experience a vast array of incredible locations and rich cultures in the one unique journey. 

CRUISE ITINERARY

On arrival into Iquitos Airport you will be met by a crew member for the group transfer by private vehicle to Nauta, 95 kilometres from Iquitos, with a lunchbox provided for you to enjoy on the way. Before departing Iquitos there will be a panoramic tour of this bustling river city, the largest city in the Peruvian Rainforest. During the 20th century, the city attracted many Europeans immigrants who contributed to a period of great wealth, commercial and social development.

Nauta is a small riverside town on the banks of the Marañon River and was the first city founded in the department of Loreto. It is here that you will board the Delfin at a private port on the shores of the Marañon River. After a VIP welcome, you will be shown to your suite with time to settle in before the first excursion by skiff to Marayali, an area populated by sloths, iguanas and anteaters as well as yellow-rumped caciques and egrets.

As the Delfin sets sail, you can enjoy fantastic panoramic views from the observation area located on the top deck whilst sipping on a cocktail made with regional fruits and Pisco, the national brandy liquor of Peru. Your naturalist guide will give an overview of the journey ahead including activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation, geography and historical background.

In the afternoon we witness the “confluence of the 3 rivers’ known as the “Union de los Rios”. The Ucayali River meets the Marañón River upstream of Iquitos to form what countries other than Brazil consider to be the main stem of the Amazon River. There are great photo opportunities as you witness your first Amazon Rainforest sunset.

There is a night jungle walk and a visit to a small village on the shores of the river where you can listen to interesting legends of the Amazon as you sit around a small campfire.
After dinner on board you can enjoy the stars from the top deck as the Delfin sails deeper into the Amazon.

Arrival in Iquitos & Embarkation

This morning we kayak along the Yarapa River, exploring the tributary and listening to the sounds from within the mysterious jungle. We venture out to find the giant Amazonian water lily - Victoria regia. This beautiful aquatic plant grows in small lagoons known as cochas.

This afternoon we walk along the Fundo Casual jungle trail that takes us deep into the rainforest on terra firma (non-flooded forest) where your guide will point out the fascinating wildlife and vegetation of the Amazon.

Yarapa River / Yucuruchi / Fundo Casual

This morning we cruise along the Yanayacu Pucate River in one of the best preserved and protected zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Your guide will point out the biodiversity of this region. You have the opportunity to paddle board and swim in the river maybe alongside the elusive freshwater pink river dolphins.

After a delicious lunch on board the vessel, we visit Nauta Caño Creek where you have the chance to do some kayaking and go fishing for the infamous piranha, a delightful and challenging experience that you won't forget! As night approaches, your guide will take you on a night safari in search of caimans and nocturnal birds.

Yanayacu Pucate River / Nauta Cano

Disembarking at the port of Nauta, Delfin’s ground crew will be waiting to take you by private vehicle back to the city of Iquitos.

On the way from Nauta back to Iquitos Airport, we visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre of River Mammals (ACOBIA) where you will have the chance to meet and feed baby manatees and learn about these wonderful and docile creatures and why they are on the endangered species list. Other animals that have been rescued from capture for the intention of being turned into pets and other threatening conditions are also cared for at the centre. You may like to make a donation to this ambitious organisation and education centre.

At Iquitos Airport staff will be on hand to give you your boarding passes and assist with check in ready for your return flight to Lima.

Disembarkation
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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • Alternatively, your experience in Peru may follow the evolving story and experience of Peruvian cuisine. Internationally renown for its incredible gastronomy, Peru has a unique and utterly delectable flavour, carrying Oriental and Spanish influences. Discover the incredible diversity of Peru as you explore from the coast and the Andes. 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.

  • 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, lush jungles and ancient ruins such as the incredible Machu Picchu. Find out more.

    Please note your Amazon lodge experience can be substituted for the Delfin Experience. Contact us for pricing.

  • Alternatively you may combine your amazing luxury Peruvian Amazon cruise aboard the new Delfin III with a cultural exploration of the Urubamba Sacred Valley whilst you hike through seldom travelled highland trails and stay in deluxe mountain lodges. From the mysteries of the tropical forest to the hear of local rural communities, this is the ultimate Peru experience. Find out more.

Pricing & date

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Important Information

  • All meals while on board (arrival day: dinner, cruise days: all meals, departure day: breakfast & lunch).
    All excursions & equipment (including rubber boots & rain ponchos).
    Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights to Iquitos (both 17:00hr).
    Entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
    Natural juices, soda, coffee, tea, water; beer, house cocktails, pisco cocktails & sours, house wines with lunch and dinner.

    EXCLUSIONS

    Air tickets to/from Iquitos.
    Cost of medical emergencies (including evacuation).
    Gratuities (amount suggested per guest: US$ 120.00).
    Any additional transportation services.
    Any additional bar consumption.

  • 2 (light adventure)
  • Available upon request

  • The itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions at certain times of the year. The water levels of the rivers also vary from time to time, as well as the hours of sailing. Excursions may be modified at the discretion of the Delfin crew.

     

    Contact us for availability and more details.

  • Season and availability

SPEAK TO A SPECIALIST

Talk to one of our Destination Specialists to plan your South American adventure and turn your dream into a reality. With exceptional knowledge and first hand experience, our consultants will assist in every way possible to make your journey the most memorable it can be, matching not only the itinerary, but the accommodation and activities to suit your style of travel and budget.

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