STYLE: Small Ship Cruise
Trip Code: PECPDTH
DIFFICULTY RATING: 1 (easy)
Start: Iquitos, Peru
Finish: Iquitos, Peru
SHIP: Delfin III
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Length: 51.2 metres
Breadth: 12 metres Max
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.
|Peru Amazon Cruise 4 Days Nov-May | Delfin III from USD 3,700|
Cabin accomodation on board ship
All meals whilst on board
All drinks including tea, coffee, local beer and wines
All scheduled landings and excursions
Visa fees and reciprocity fees (if applicable)
Gratuities for staff and guides
Available upon request, contact us for more details.
Please note the High Water Season takes place November to May
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