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Delfin I - 4 Day Amazon Cruise

4 Days FROM USD 4,150

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

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Trip Code: PETSDI4

Location: Peru, Amazon

Ship: Delfin I

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

WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • On board the Delfin you will find find the highest degree of luxury as you experience the calming and mysterious waters of the Amazon. Relax on the spacious observation deck or enjoy a cool cocktail at the bar as you search for unique wildlife. 

  • Encounter the unique wildlife of the Amazon from a vast array of colourful and characteristic birds to rare sightings such as the pink river dolphin. 

  • This itinerary is easily combined with other areas of Ecuador or perhaps the greater South America. Allowing you to tailor multiple natural, cultural or explorative experiences onto the one incredible journey. 

CRUISE ITINERARY

On arrival at Iquitos airport, there will be a group transfer by comfortable private vehicle over paved road to the city of Nauta, 95 kilometres away. Nauta is literally the "end of the road" where you will embark the Delfin. Along the way, you will see vibrant "terra firma" (non-flooded forest) and various aspects of daily jungle life.

Aboard Delfin, you will be greeted by our qualified staff who will introduce you to your exquisite and cosy suite, specially equipped with amenities to ensure a comfortable stay such as orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, pillows of 100% pure natural latex, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, and private bathroom with Spanish style hot water showers. Each cabin features a spacious private terrace where you can sit and enjoy the scenery.

Arrival

On your first morning aboard the Delfin, we recommend getting up early to appreciate one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Early rising is always rewarding since wildlife is most abundant and active with the rising of the sun. The walk along the Fundo Casual jungle trail will take you deep into the rainforest on terra firma (non-flooded forest) where your guide will point out the dynamic creatures and vegetation of the Amazon. You will even have the opportunity to swim in the jungle river along with the famous pink dolphins!

Fundo Casual and Dorado River

We begin the morning with an adventurous journey to visit to a private reserve complete with 8 hanging bridges high up in the rainforest canopy. To get there, we will walk through primary forest and paddle slowly across tranquil Tahuampa Lake, a black water lagoon with giant arapaima fishes (known locally as paiche) and with luck, you might hear them jumping up to breathe the crisp dawn air. The suspension bridges will give you a peek into the life high up in the treetops for many of the Amazon's animals, accompanied by a symphony of sounds.

After a delicious lunch, we visit Jacinto Cocha, a black water lagoon, or Nauta Caño Creek where you will have the chance to do some kayaking and go fishing for the famous 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 caiman alligators and night birds.

Amazon Park, Jacinto Cocha & Nauta Cano

On board the ship’s skiffs, we will visit the community of San Francisco to meet local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations. You will be able to step into a typical schoolhouse where the children are always happy to have visitors, and then stop by an area to see the women of this community who have a most amazing arts and craft market.

After the excursion, the staff will wish you farewell as you begin your departure. At the port of Nauta, our ground crew will be waiting to take you by our private vehicle back to the city of Iquitos, about 95 kilometres journey by paved road.

San Francisco & Disembark
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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the archaeological marvel that is Machu Picchu. Discover the traditional rural life of the lesser known Lares region. Experience the evolving role of the original Andean people as you move from unique lodge to lodge, experiencing daily hikes with panoramic views of waterfalls, snow peaks and turquoise lakes and discovering breathtaking sites of ancient Inca civilisation. Find out more.

  • 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.

     

  • Why not add on a tour to the Galapagos at the end of your South American journey, spending 4 days exploring the beautiful archipelago that abounds with fascinating wildlife? Amidst spectacular volcanic scenery you will see a myriad of birds and animals from lava lizards to blue-footed boobies, Galapagos penguins, frigatebirds and giant tortoises. Find out more

Pricing & date

Delfin I - 4 Day Amazon Cruise from USD 4,150
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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. Contact us for more details.

  • 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