Delfin I – 5 Day Amazon Cruise

From Iquitos, Peru to Iquitos, Peru
  • Amazon Jungle
  • Peru
  • Small Ship Cruising
  • Wildlife and Nature
  • Luxury
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Tour Description

Indulge yourself on your Peru vacation aboard this 5-day luxury cruise carefully created to showcase the best flora and fauna that the Marañon and Ucayali Rivers in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve have to boast. On board, the stylish and comfortable Delfin I the Amazon rainforest will come to you, as the lush, beautiful landscape and incredible creatures can be enjoyed from your private terrace or the boat's observation deck as you sip on tropical cocktails.

But this Amazon river cruise is not only on the river! We offer land excursions for intrepid travellers to further discover the secrets of the Peruvian Amazonia. Join our expert guides on jungle adventures and learn about the incredible biodiversity of the area. Take the plunge and swim in the jungle river with the famous pink dolphins, take a canopy walk among the ancient treetops, paddle board, kayak, fish for piranhas, take a night safari in search of caimans, visit a traditional village, there is so much to see and do. All the while surrounded by the ongoing sights sounds and smells of the colourful and bountiful jungle life.

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Have an adventure on the Amazon

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Witness plenty of wildlife including the famous Pink Dolphins

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Iquitos Amazon Cruise Day 1

Arrival transfer from Iquitos to Nauta where we board our ship (Please ask for recommended flights to meet the transfer). Along the way, you will see vibrant "terra firma" (non-flooded forest) and various aspects of daily jungle life.
Our staff will greet you and introduce you to your accommodation for the next 5 days. All cabins are 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
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.

Day 2
Amazon Cruise Day 2

Today we recommend getting up early to appreciate one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Capture wildlife at its best at first light, as this is when wildlife is known to be 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. Here you will have the option to swim in the jungle river along with the famous pink dolphins!
This afternoon, we will begin 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!

Day 3
Amazon Cruise Day 3

The adventure continues 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.
Enjoy a delicious lunch, before we continue on and 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.

Day 4
Amazon Cruise Day 4

As we continue along the Yarapa 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.

Day 5
Amazon Cruise Day 5 Depart

Before we end our amazing adventure, 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, your transfer will await to take you back to Iquitos Airport (Please ask for recommended flight departures).

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 4 nights on board Delfin I in a Master Suite
  • Included Copy 31 Deluxe Suite Cabin upgrade available (additional costs apply)
  • Included Copy 20 All meals while on board
  • Included Copy 20 Drinks, coffee, tea, pisco-based cocktails & sours, house wines & house liquor
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights to/from Iquitos
  • Included Copy 20 All excursions & equipment (including rubber boots & rain ponchos)
  • Included Copy 20 Tours & Sightseeing with English Speaking Guide
  • Included Copy 20 Entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
  • Included Copy 7 Air Tickets to and from Iquitos
  • Included Copy 7 Gratuities (Amount suggested per guest approx..: US$ 120.00)
  • Included Copy 31 3 night cruises also available
Delfin I | Amazon Cruise Ship

12 Passengers

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5 days

Price from

$4,900 USD

Per person, twin share

Departure dates available upon request