Luxury Cruising in the Amazon Delfin
- 4-5 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 4,458
When authentic memories, traveling in style and meaningful experiences is the priority, then look to the original innovators in luxury cruising in the Northern Peruvian Amazon on board the luxury Delfin vessels.
This 4 or 5 day luxury cruise takes you up the river to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in Peru to explore the majesty of the Amazon Rainforest.
Landing in Iquitos, head to Nauta to embark on the Delfin I, II or III. The Delfins take you one step beyond luxury, where comfort and grace combine effortlessly with the wilderness of the Amazon in the most unique and personalized vessels ever to cruise the Amazon River. With intimate luxury cabins, relaxing open-air observation decks and dining rooms serving the best in Amazonian and Peruvian cuisine, the Delfins offer supreme comfort when exploring the wonders of the Amazon Rainforest.
The Amazon Rainforest is the largest rainforest in the world and home to billions of organisms, from the towering canopy trees that sustain the wildlife to the howler monkeys and parrots that make the jungle so exotic The Amazon River itself is possibly the longest river in the world and the primary source of water in the Atlantic Ocean. Sail down the Amazon to reach Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, the world's largest protected flood forest.
Over 20,000 square kilometres large, Pacaya Samiria is an immense section of the Amazon Rainforest that floods during the rainy season. During the dry season, the waters recede and the immense moisture creates explosive growth and fuels the fantastic biodiversity of the rainforest. Hike into the jungle and search for red howler monkeys, with their trademark rusty fur and long prehensile tails. Swim alongside grey and pink river dolphins in a calm inland tributary. At night, take a safari into the junle to search for night herons, spectacled owls, and fish bats. If you’re lucky, you’ll also spot black caimans on the river. Before returning to Nauta for disembarkation, you’ll have the opportunity to fish in piranha-filled waters and visit a river village to get a taste for authentic Amazonian life.
This luxury cruise lets you explore the natural wonder of the Amazon Rainforest from the incomparable comfort of the Delfin I or II.
- 4-5 Days
- 4 Days
- Prices From:
- US$ 4,458
Itinerary View Trip Map
After arriving at Iquitos International Airport, you will be met and transported by bus for 1.5 hours, heading northwest toward Nauta (the oldest city in the department of Loreto). Nauta lies between Iquitos and the Maranon River, where the Delfin is waiting for you.
Upon arriving at the port of Nauta, you will board the Delfin I, the most unique river vessel in the Amazon River. After settling in to your suite, enjoy a happy hour where Peru's most famous cocktail, pisco sour will be served. Fine regional cigars will also be available. Dinner will be served in the cozy dining room located at the back of the ship's second deck. Aside from providing you with your first rainforest adventure, the Delfin I is also a unique culinary experience, offering the best of Amazonian-Peruvian cuisine in a cosmopolitan gourmet setting. The on board chef prides himself in serving dishes in different styles and seasoned with a wide variety of herbs and spices, as well as exotic fruits.
Following your meal, there will be a briefing with the balance of your day at leisure to enjoy the Amazonian night as the staff serenade you with live music.
The new and refurbished Delfin I takes you one step beyond luxury, where comfort and grace combine effortlessly with the wilderness of the Amazon in the most unique and personalize vessel ever to cruise the Amazon River. In a setting of understated elegance and world-class ...
The new and refurbished Delfin I takes you one step beyond luxury, where comfort and grace combine effortlessly with the wilderness of the Amazon in the most unique and personalize vessel ever to cruise the Amazon River. In a setting of understated elegance and world-class hospitality this classic River vessel features 4 spacious deluxe suites, all of them with private terraces and two of them with private whirlpool baths, intimacy and personal attention is the key success to our service.
This vessel feature artwork by the women of Puerto Miguel Community and with your help buying this beautiful work you will help us provide the children of this community with enough school aids to be used in the entire school year.
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Early mornings are always rewarding as wildlife is abundant and very active. The crew will offer an early morning bird watching experience just before breakfast for those who like to get up with the sunrise.
Following breakfast, you will hike through this pristine and unique ecosystem at San Isidro, passing through a classic tropical rainforest with emergent and canopy trees reaching up to 55 meters in height. Many trees have buttress roots which often extend high up the trunks. Biologically, this kind of forest is probably one of the richest habitats on earth, supporting the most species of plants and animals per unit area. You will encounter local medicinal plants and learn to identify them while hiking. This forest is also very good for spotting birds such as the bluish-fronted jacamar seen in pairs in middle and lower parts of forest edges, collared trogons and red capped cardinals.
Return to the Delfin in time to enjoy a world-class gourmet meal as the vessel continues sailing upstream. The innovative chef will surprise your palate, while introducing you to the pleasures of Peru's haute cuisine.
03:30 PM YanaYacu excursion (protected area within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve)
Never does nature seem more beautiful than in the tropics. This afternoon, you will have an opportunity to explore one of the main areas of the National Reserve. On board the aluminum skiff, you will have the chance to get deep into the rainforest and its fantastic diversity of flora and fauna. You will see the myriad of bird species, colorful butterflies, noisy monkey troops and active pink and grey river dolphins. Enjoy the black river waters as you discover this mysterious and bountiful destination.
Return to the Delfin in the early evening for dinner and some time to relax.
|Meal Plan||Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner|
Today, you will have the unique opportunity to visit the only Canopy Walkway in this area, an experience unequaled in the rainforest! At a height of over 25 meters (85 feet) and extending for 500 meters (one-third of a mile), the Canopy Walkway provides a view of the rainforest from the treetops, the best vantage point for observing Amazon wildlife and vegetation. The Canopy Walkway is accessible to all and requires no special skills or equipment. 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. After your walk, traverse Tawampa Lake by canoe where you will possibly observe giant Arapaima, the largest fresh water fish in the world.
After lunch on board, you will explore the small creeks and lagoons at Nauto Cano. Cruising is the best way to experience the diversity of the wildlife that populates the rivers and their neighboring habitats. Sail quietly near shore, exploring marshes, streams and oxbows. Continue on board one of the excursion skiffs and head out to catch some fish. During the rainy season, the forest is flooded and many trees flower and bear fruit in conjunction with the flooding. Many fish, including piranhas, swim among the flooded tree trunks devouring the fruit or chewing at their skins. The piranhas' reputation as super-carnivores is an exaggeration. There are 25 different species of piranha in the Amazon basin, including black, white and red bellied.
At sunset, you will be will be astonished by the beautiful colors of the sky and the reflection of the jungle in the black water of the Pacaya River, which is why it has been called the forest of reflections. It is hard to tell where the jungle begins and the water ends. Once it is dark, you will hear the second movement of the jungle symphony. Armed with powerful spot lights, begin your night safari in search of night herons, pauraques, spectacled owls, up to a dozen species of croaking from the river's edge, and fish bats flying over the water scooping up fish. Spectacled and black caimans are found in these pristine waters, and your guides will point them out to you. Stargazing at this time is unique while fireflies light up the surrounding jungle.
After your night safari, return to the Delfin where the chef will calm your appetite with wonderful dishes.
|Meal Plan||Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner|
Wake up at the Amazon Headwaters, were the Ucayali and Maranon Rivers merge and give birth to the mighty Amazon River. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive pink river dolphin.
After making landing, you will have the opportunity to visit San Francisco, a local village. Your first interaction with local villagers will acquaint you with their unique way of life.
Return to the vessel to gather all of your things pack and enjoy your last moments aboard the Delfin I. As usual, you will enjoy the diversity of the culinary choices available on board with a delicious lunch. Disembark at the port in Nauta where a bus will be waiting to take you back to Iquitos. En route to the airport, stop for a short visit at the Manatee Rescue Center. It will allow you to see from up close these beautiful creatures. Admission to the center is free, but donations are encouraged and appreciated.
On arrival at the airport, you will be assisted with check in.
|Meal Plan||Breakfast and Lunch|
3 night program goes from Mondays to Thursdays.
4 night program goes from Thursdays to Mondays.
3 night program goes from Sundays to Wednesdays.
4 night program goes from Wednesdays to Sundays.
3 night program goes from Tuesdays to Saturdays
4 night program goes from Saturdays to Tuesdays
Delfin I, Delfin II & Delfin III:
- All meals while on board
- All excursions
- Transfer to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights to Iquitos (17:00 hrs)
- Entrance Fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
- All bar consumptions
- House wines in all meals.
- Travel insurance
- International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
- Visa fees if applicable
- Meals and beverages not specifically indicated
- Items of a personal nature
Gratuities are not included. Suggested amount per guest: US$ 120
ARE CABINS ASSIGNED IN ADVANCE?
Yes. A Suite or Upgraded Suite will be assigned to you when we confirm your reservation. All suites are described and numbered in both Deck Plan documents. You may request a specific suite or cabin depending on your preference and we will assign it if available.
ARE ALL SUITES RIVER VIEW?
Yes. All Suites on both vessels have outward-facing panoramic windows, giving every cabin a river view. The Master Suites on Delfin II and Deluxe Master Suites on Delfin I have even larger windows that offer you breathtaking views of the passing landscape. The dawn light will awaken you in the mornings, and you can see what the weather is like without leaving your Suite.
IS THERE ANY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE LOWER AND UPPER-DECK SUITES?
Dimensions and all features are exactly the same for both decks, respective of each boat.
No. You are it he far reaches of the Peruvian Northern Amazon. You will be off the grid
TERMS AND CONDITIONS:
Delfin I, Delfin II & Delfin III
Single Supplement is + 50% in addition to the adult rate.
7 year old minimum on all departures. Child age 11 or under will receive a 20% discount.
Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.
27 May 2019