Delfin III | 5 Day Cruise

From Iquitos to Iquitos
  • Amazon Jungle
  • Cruising
  • Wildlife
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Tour Description

Cruise the Amazon aboard the elegant and luxurious Delfin III and experience the wonders of the Peruvian Amazon. On this Amazon river cruise delve into the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, one of the largest protected flooded forests in the world, with its fascinating array of flora and fauna. Our naturalist guide will inform you of all the incredible life that inhabits this abundant region as you cruise along rivers and tributaries.

The tour package includes walks through the rainforest to observe the incredible animals, a visit to a traditional Peruvian Amazon village, the chance to swim with the famous Amazon river dolphins or to fish for the infamous piranha. There is also plenty of time to simply sit back and soak up the incredible scenery from your room's panoramic windows or the observation lounges, or to marvel at the night sky. Each day of your cruise holiday you will be served delicious meals created from local ingredients and inspired by Peruvian cuisine and the surrounding rainforest. 

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1
Iquitos Amazon Jungle

Welcome to the Amazon Forest. After your arrival into Iquitos Airport, you will be met and will enjoy a panoramic tour of Iquitos, the largest city in the Peruvian Rainforest, enroute to Nauto, located 95 kilometres away.
As the Delfin sets sail, you can enjoy fantastic panoramic views from the observation lounges located on the top deck whilst sipping on a cocktail made with regional fruits and Pisco, the national brandy liquor of Peru. Your naturalist guide will give an overview of the journey ahead including activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation, geography and historical background.
There is a night jungle walk and a visit to a small village on the shores of the river where you can listen to interesting legends of the Amazon as you sit around a small campfire.
After dinner on board you can enjoy the stars from the top deck as the Delfin sails deeper into the Amazon.
Overnight on board Delfin III

Day 2
Fundo Casual / Yanayacu Pucate River

This morning we walk along the Fundo Casual jungle trail that takes us deep into the rainforest on terra firma (non-flooded forest) where your guide will point out the fascinating wildlife and vegetation of the Amazon.

This afternoon we cruise along the black water Yanayacu Pucate River, one of the most spectacular sites of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Your guide will point out the biodiversity of this region with its myriad of bird species, colourful butterflies and other insects, noisy monkey troops and pink and grey river dolphins. You have the opportunity to paddle board and swim in the river maybe alongside the elusive freshwater pink river dolphins
Overnight on bard Delfin III

Day 3
Yanayaquillo / Samiria River

Early this morning we cruise through the creeks and lagoons of Yanayaquillo, one of the best preserved and protected zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Your guide will explain the rich biodiversity of this region. This is also a popular dolphin feeding spot so you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins here.
After lunch the skiffs skim the Samiria River and its tributaries, where an abundance of wildlife hides in the deep rainforest, including blue and yellow macaws, scarlet macaws, toucans, umbrella birds, monkeys, river otters, capybaras and more.
Overnight on board Delfin III

Day 4
Nauta Caño Creek / Piraña Caño Creek

After breakfast we explore Nauta Caño Creek by skiff with its lagoons and dynamic, stunning panoramas. Cruising is the best way to experience the diversity of wildlife that populates the rivers and jungle habitats, quietly exploring marshes, streams and oxbows. There is also the opportunity to fish for the infamous piranha. There are 25 different species of piranha in the Amazon Basin, and contrary to popular legends, they feed on the flowers, fruit and outer covering of the trees standing in shallow water.
This evening sees us exploring Piraña Caño Creek that leads to a lagoon that is an ideal place to spend time in search of birds and playful monkeys. We then visit the community of San Francisco with a short skiff ride and jungle walk that takes us to meet local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations. Here we visit a market featuring amazing arts and crafts made by the local women.
As night approaches, your guide will take you on a night safari in search of caimans and nocturnal birds and animals.
Overnight on board Delfin III

Day 5
Disembarkation - Iquitos

Disembarking at the port of Nauta, Delfin’s ground crew will be waiting to take you by private vehicle back to the city of Iquitos.
On the way from Nauta back to Iquitos Airport, we visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre of River Mammals (ACOBIA) where you will have the chance to meet and feed baby manatees and learn about these wonderful and docile creatures and why they are on the endangered species list. Other animals that have been rescued from capture for the intention of being turned into pets and other threatening conditions are also cared for at the centre. You may like to make a donation to this ambitious organisation and education centre.
At Iquitos Airport staff will be on hand to give you your boarding passes and assist with check in ready for your return flight to Lima.

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 3 nights on board Delfin III in a Suite
  • Included Copy 31 Upper, Comer or Owners Suite Cabin upgrade available (additional costs apply)
  • 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 7 Air tickets to/from Iquitos
  • Included Copy 7 Gratuities (amount suggested per guest: US$ 120.00)
  • Included Copy 7 Any additional transportation services
  • Included Copy 7 Does not included Port Fees Approx. US$ 89.00 per person
  • Included Copy 31 3 night cruises also available
Delfin III | Amazon Cruise Ship

43 Passengers


  • Included Explore the Amazon rainforest
  • Included Discover the wide variety of Amazon wildlife
  • Included Sail on the Amazon river
  • Included Yanayaquillo & Samiria River
  • Included Photograph river dolphins,caimans and exotic bird species
  • Included Iquitos Amazon Jungle, Peru
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5 days

Price from

$3,200 USD

Per person, twin share

Departure dates available on request