Delfin III - 4 Day Cruise Peru

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

Sail through the Amazon river on board the luxurious Delfin III, deep into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, over 4 days from Iquitos in Northern Peru.  

The Delfin III offers 22 suites with the highest levels of comfort for up to 44 passengers. On the first deck, there are 9 Suites complete with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows as well as 2 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 areas, a sundeck with plunge pool, a spa and gym, and of course the bar.

As you cruise the amazon, enjoy a range of activities, from walking in the jungle, exploration via skiff boats with naturalist guides looking out for monkeys, pink dolphins and and more. Spend time birdwatching, kayaking, fishing, and going on a night safari. 

High Water Season: From November to May - at this time more explorations will be done via skiff boats
Low Water Season: From June to October - this time allows for more trail walking in the jungle

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Relax & Adventure all in one - Walk, hike, cruise, fish and kayak, with great food and comfort, as you explore the "mirror forest," the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, the largest protected flooded forest in the world.

Enjoy the unique luxury and authenticity offered by the Delfin III. All cabins have panoramic windows. Other features include beautiful indoor and outdoor lounge areas, a sundeck with plunge pool, a spa and gym, and of course the bar.

Listen to the birdsong, birdwatch, and spot plenty of wildlife including infamous; Anaconda, Rainbow Boas, Tarantulas, Poison Frogs and the famous Pink Dolphins, plus the ever so elusive 2 Toed Sloth!

Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Iquitos Amazon Cruise embarkation

*This schedule of activities is subject to change due to weather and river conditions
**Note, this is the low water season itinerary from June to October, please ask us for the high water season itinerary if required

Arrive to the Amazon city of Iquitos:
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.

Arrive to Nauta port:
Nauta is a small riverside town on the banks of the Marañon River and was the first city founded in the department of Loreto. Once we reach Nauta, you will enjoy a VIP greeting at our private port along the shores of the Marañon River
where the vessel awaits you.

Embarkation:
Aboard Delfin, you will be served by our qualified staff who will introduce you to your exquisite and cozy suite, specially equipped with all the amenities for the experienced traveler as yourself. Orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, pillows of 100% pure natural latex, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, and private bathroom with Spanish style hot water showers are all framed with a spacious private terrace we are sure you will enjoy to the fullest.

Orientation:
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.

Marañón River:
We head down into the Marañon River. 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 colors of the sun´s reflections is a great photo opportunity as you witness your first Amazon Rainforest Sunset.

Day 2
Amazon Cruise

Iquitos Caño:
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 favor the presence of several parrot species. This particular spot also 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 very unique opportunity, you will get to 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. You will enjoy “Terra Firma” forest.

Yanayacu Pucate:
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 kayaks or paddle boards. You will even have the opportunity to spot the famous pink dolphins!

After dinner, you will enjoy a night safari on Nauta Caño.

Day 3
Amazon Cruise

Nauta caño:
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 colors, shapes and sizes. We will take advantage of the calm waters to fish the famous piranha and learn more about this curious fish.

Fundo Casual:
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! Its almost unbelieveable how with every step you find something along the way. Almost
definitely Anaconda, Rainbow Boas, Tarantulas, Poison Frogs, and most recently porquepines 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.

Day 4
Amazon Cruise Disembarkation Iquitos

Disembarkation:
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.

Amazon Forever:
On our way from Nauta back to Iquitos airport, you will visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (Amazon Forever) 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. As well, there are also some other animals cared for by the center that have been rescued from capture for the intention of being turned into pets and other threatening conditions. We welcome you to donate to this ambitious organization and education center as you wish. Our land personnel will wait for you at the airport and give your boarding passes and help you check in.

What’s Included

Accommodation
  • Included Copy 20 3 nights on board Delfin III in a Suite
  • Included Copy 31 Upper, Comer or Owners Suite Cabin upgrade available
Food
  • Included Copy 20 All meals while on board
  • Included Copy 20 Natural juices, soda, coffee, tea, water; beer, house cocktails, pisco cocktails & sours, house wine
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 All excursions & equipment (including rubber boots & rain ponchos)
  • Included Copy 20 Transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights to Iquitos
  • Included Copy 20 Entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
  • Included Copy 20 Tours & Sightseeing with English Speaking Guide
  • Included Copy 7 Flights, Visa and reciprocity fees (if applicable), tips, travel insurance
  • Included Copy 31 4 night cruises also available
Transportation
Delfin III | Amazon Cruise Ship

44 Passengers

Activities

  • Included Birdwatching, trail walks, and exploration by skiff boats
  • Included Kayaking in the calm creeks and lakes
  • Included Wildlife: sloth, capybara, pygmy marmoset, squirrel monkey, pink dolphins...
  • Included Relax in luxury onboard, perhaps enjoy a massage
  • Included Explore the Marañon and Ucayali Rivers in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
  • Included Fishing for piranhas at sunset
  • Included Birdlife: Jabiru, Hoatzin, Tucan, Yellow and Blue Macaws...
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Duration

4 days

Price from

$3,000 USD

Per person, sharing

Based on a suite

Departs Tuesdays & Saturdays