Delfin III Amazon Cruise four day itinerary includes the main highlights of the Amazon such as swimming with pink river dolphins, piranha fishing & night safari, kayaking, jungle trail walks as well as visiting an Amazon village and to the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals.
The Delfin III, offers guests an immersive rainforest experience while simultaneously treating them to the highest levels of luxury. This brand new vessel has a capacity for up to 43 passengers. The ship has been beautifully finished with the finest details, hardwood floors, designer furniture, and handmade Peruvian artefacts.
Day 1 - ARRIVED 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:
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.
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.
Happy Hour and orientation:
While the Del n begins its initial navigation, you will enjoy the most fantastic panoramic views from the elegantly observation area located on our third deck. 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.
The third deck features an entertainment center which offers use for lm presentations, as well as extensive literature about the area (fauna, flora, etc.) There is also a completely equipped bar so you can test any combination of regional and international liquors and aromas that the bartender will be happy to provide for you to enjoy under the spell of the beautiful Amazonian afternoons and night, and the sweet breeze of the rainforest. Moreover, should you have any doubts or questions, our guides are always fully at your service. (L. D.) (Semi-Private Transfer)
Day 2 - AMAZON
Our skiffs skim the Samiria River and its tributaries, where an abundance of wildlife hides in the deep rainforest, such as blue and yellow macaws, scarlet macaws, toucans, umbrella birds, monkeys, and river others, capybaras and more. Our naturalists and his expert eye pinpoint all the biodiversity of this region. This is also a popular dolphin feeding spot so we won ́t be the only one enjoying the plethora of shore below.
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 PacayaSamiria National Reserve. Your guide will use his expert eye to pinpoint all the biodiversity of this region. You will even have the opportunity to swim in the jungle river along with the famous pink dolphins (B. L. D.)
Day 3 - AMAZON
The walk at 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. Be sure to keep an attentive eye open for spotting surprises!
Next, we will visit the community of San Francisco will include a short skiff ride and jungle walk to meet local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations. Here we will visit a market featuring amazing arts and crafts from the local women. Following this visit will be a jungle walk with our guides to search for nocturnal creatures.
After a delicious dinner, we will visit NautaCaño Creek. Also, go fishing for the famous piranha, a delightful and challenging experience you won’t forget! As night approaches, your guide will take you on a night safari in search of caiman alligators and night birds. (B. L. D.)
Day 4 - AMAZON – LIMA
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.
The Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA):
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. 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.
Our staff will be on hand to help you with your luggage and check in at International Airport in Iquitos. The return fight will take you directly to the city of Lima. At the security gate, your guide and DelfinIII crew will say goodbye.(B.) (Private Transfer)
The Delfin III offers 22 suites with the highest levels of comfort for up to 43 passengers, making it the largest vessel in The Delfin cruises fleet. On the first deck there are 8 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.
Launched: October 2015
Type of vessel: River vessel
Port of Embarkation: City of Nauta
Vessel ́s Registry: Peru
Length: 168 feet Beam: 39 feet Draft: 4 ́92”
Capacity: 42 passengers
Generator: 2 Caterpillars, 120KW each
Engine: Caterpillar C18 455HP
Cruising Speed: Average 10 knots
Water: Water treatment plant with 4 tanks (1,100 liters each one)
Sewage Waters: Sewage treatment plant PTAR with 2 tanks
Radio Communication: VHF-FM, HF, satellite trapping system NOVACAM/ SIMTRAC and satellite phone on board
Launch Boats: 3 aluminum 17 passenger skiffs (for emergencies with two motors Mercury 60HP engine)
Life Jackets: 80 life jackets on board
- All meals while on board (arrival day: lunchbox and 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/from Iquitos (Lima-Iquitos: 10:00 a.m.; Iquitos-Lima: 1 p.m.)
- Entrance fee to PacayaSamiria National Reserve
- Natural juices, soda, coffee, tea, water, beer, house cocktails, pisco cocktails & sours, house wines with lunch and dinner.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
- Air tickets to/from Iquitos
- Cost of medical emergencies (including evacuation)
- Gratuities (amount suggested per guest: USD 120.00)
- Any additional transportation services
- Any additional bar consumptions
- Boutique purchases
- Minibar consumptions
Single Supplement is +50%
Any additional services are not included. Here are some occurrences that may arise where South America Tours may assist for an additional charge:
- Supposing the passenger arrives earlier than the recommended arrival time on the departure day of their cruise. We may arrange them to be privately taken from Iquitos airport into the city, enjoy a comprehensive and expertly led city tour, and/or taken to a restaurant.
- Supposing the passenger arrives later than the recommended arrival time on the departure day of their cruise, and needs private transportation to the port of Nauta and then a private boat to catch the vessel.