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Delfin I - 5 Day Amazon Cruise

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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 II also offers a 4 days cruise. Delfin Amazon cruises offer three vessels, Delfin IDelfin II and the Delfin III 

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Trip Code: PETSDI5

Location: Peru, Amazon

Ship: Delfin I

WHY CHOOSE THIS CRUISE?

  • Experience the wonders of the Amazon on board the Delfin I a vessel that combines elegance and intimacy to provide a truly surreal cruising adventure. Enjoy superior service and comfort as you cruise the mysterious waters of the Amazon. 

  • Your trip includes a visit to the Rehabilitation Centre of River Mammals where you have the unique opportunity to encounter infant manatees. 

  • This itinerary is easily combined with other parts of Peru or perhaps the greater South America. Discover the archaeological marvel of Machu Picchu, the gastronomical experiences of Cusco or Lima or encounter the famed wandering tortoise of the Galapagos islands. The choice is yours.

CRUISE ITINERARY

Aboard Delfin, our staff will introduce you to your exquisite suite, specially equipped with all amenities, such as orthopaedic beds, pure cotton sheets, pillows of 100% pure natural latex, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, private bathroom, and a spacious private terrace.

You will enjoy panoramic views from the observation area. Our bartender will be waiting to serve you with an exotic cocktail made with regional fruits and pisco, the beloved national brandy liquor of Peru. Then, 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. After dinner we invite you to the third deck were you can enjoy stargazing while we cruise into the depths of the Amazon Rainforest.

Welcome

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. Early rising is always rewarding since wildlife is most abundant and active with the rising of the sun. 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!

In the afternoon, 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 paddle boards.
You will even have the opportunity to swim in the jungle river along with the famous pink dolphins!

Fundo Casual & Yanayacu Pucate

Begin your morning with an adventurous journey to visit a private natural and fishing reserve. To get there, you will walk through primary forest and paddle slowly through tranquil Tahuampa Lake, a black water lagoon with giant arapaima fishes and with luck, you might hear them jumping up to breathe the crisp dawn air. Early in the morning, a symphony of sounds will surely enchant your ears. Your destination will be out network of suspension bridges hanging high up in the treetops where you can explore the canopy at your leisure.
After lunch, explore Nauta Caño Creek and its various delights via skiff. You will also fish for the famous carnivorous piranhas! As night approaches, your guide will take you on a night safari in search of caiman alligators and night birds.

Tahuampa Lake & Nauta Caño Creek

Along the Yarapa River river, you will get to explore this tributary intimately. Start your morning with light paddling in one of our kayaks and listen closely for the sounds from within the mysterious jungle.
This lovely creek which leads to a lagoon is an ideal place to spend the afternoon in search of birds and playful monkeys. As your naturalist guide spots various creatures for you, also try to pinpoint some yourself now that you’ve been in the jungle for a few days and have trained your eye a bit!

Yarapa River

On board our skiffs, you will visit the community of San Francisco to meet local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations.
With heavy hearts, 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 kilometers journey by paved road.
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. You will also have the chance to pet and feed these kind manatees.

Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals
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ITINERARY ADD-ONS

  • 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 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

  • 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.

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