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The Delfin III, Delfin´s new stylish vessel begins the journey in the remote town of Nauta, Peru and transports guests in exceptional comfort into the Amazon rainforest, along the mighty Amazon
River, to the Ucayali River, the Amazon’s largest tributary, as well as other neighboring creeks, each one rich in cultural experiances, some wildlife and thriving rainforests
Taste some of the best of Amazonian-Peruvian cuisine.
Enjoy an early morning bird watching experience to see some of the Amazon's unique wildlife.
Hike through the forest whilst spotting birds and encountering local medicinal plants.
View the rainforest from the treetops on the 'La Posada' canopy walkway.
Visit a local community and learn about living in the Amazon.
Itinerary in Brief
5 Day Cruise: (Low water season - June to October)
Day 1: Arrive Iquitos - Transfer to Nauta Port
Day 2: Fundo Casual - Nauta Cano
Day 3: Yanayaquillo - Samiria River
Day 4: Yanayacau - San Francisco
Day 5: Disembark - Transfer to Iquitos
5 Day Cruise: (High water Season - November - May)
Day 1: Arrive Iquitos - transfer to Nauta Port
Day 2: Fundo Casual - Yanayacu
Day 3: Pucate River - Yanayaquillo
Day 4: Nauta Cano Creek - Pirana Cano Creek/San Francisco
Day 5: Disembark port of Nauta, transfer to back to Iquitos
5 Day - High Water Itinerary
Low Water Season: Jun-Oct
High Water Season: Nov-May
Day 1: Arrive Iquitos
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 a panoramic tour of Iquitos city.
After the tour we will travel over paved road to the city of Nauta, 95 kilometers away. Nauta is literally the "end of the road" where you will embark on the Delfin. Along the way, you will see vibrant "terra firma" (non-flooded forest) and various aspects of daily jungle life.
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.
Embark aboard Delfin, you will be served by our qualified staff who will introduce you to your exquisite and cosy suite, specially equipped with all the amenities for the experienced traveler as yourself.
Marayali / Pauhuachiro: Our first excursion will be done by skiff where we visit our first location populated by sloths, iguanas, and recently a new favorite location for anteaters. Birdwatchers are likely to check off their bucket list, the yellow rumped caciques and the very elegant egrets.
Happy Hour and 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. 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 film 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.
Confluence of the 3 Rivers: Better known as the “Union de los Rios” we will toast and witness the distinguished colors of the 3 rivers. It is known that the Ucayali River, which in turn confluences with the Marañón River upstream of Iquitos, Peru, to form what countries other than Brazil consider to be the main stem of the Amazon River. Great photo opportunity as you witness your first Amazon Rainforest Sunset.
After dinner we invite you to the third deck were you can enjoy stargazing while we cruise in to the depths of the Amazon Rainforest.
Just before settling down for dinner we will take you out to your first jungle walk. And how exciting it will be to see what goes bump in the night. We take this opportunity to enjoy a small village along the rivershore and our guides will share with you some interesting legends of the Amazon as you sit around a small campfire.
Lunch - Dinner included
Day 2: Fundo Casual
AM: 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!
PM Yanayacu: Later, we start cruising through the Yanayacu and , 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!
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner included
Day 3: Pucate River - Yanayaquillo
AM Pucate River: After a delicious breakfast, we will visit the Pucate River, a calm river where we can explore the shoreline spotting monkeys in the treetops or enjoy an early day swim.
PM: Yanayaquillo: After a delicious lunch you will start cruising through the creeks of Yanayaquillo, 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. This is also a popular dolphin feeding spot so we won´t be
the only one enjoying our happy meal here.
Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner included
Day 4: Nauta Cano Creek - Pirana Cano Creek/San Francisco
AM Nauta Cano Creek: After breakfast, we will explore Nauta Cano Creek and its various delights via skiff. You will also fish for the famous carnivorous piranhas! As night approaches, your guide will take you on a night safari in search of caiman alligators and night birds.
PM Pirana Cano Creek / San Francisco: 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, also try to pinpoint some yourself now that you’ve been in the jungle for a few days and have trained your eye a bit! 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
Day 5: Disembarkation:
AM: 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
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.
Airport departure: Our staff will be on hand to help you with your luggage and check in at Crnl. FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport in Iquitos. The return flight will take you directly to the city of Lima, the capital of Peru. At the security gate, your guide and Delfin crew will say goodbye. We truly hope that you enjoyed your stay and Amazon travel experience
Breakfast - Lunch included.
Itinerary Addendum Please note:
The daily itinerary shown above is for High Water season (Nov-May) and can vary for Low Water Seasons (Jun-Oct) due to river water level, weather conditions, wildlife behaviour, and accessibility to locations, so may vary.
Departs - Selected Dates Below
When not enjoying the comforts of the social areas, if you are on board, chances are you'll be relaxing in your equally comfortable suite or stateroom. Both spacious and well-appointed, her on board accommodations all offer individual climate control, daily housekeeping with turn down service, the finest bed linens and duvets as well as a pillow menu, luxuriously soft robes and slippers, all natural therapeutic bath amenities, copious amounts of storage space, telescopes for star-gazing, and much more
Ship Deck Plan:
Our newest vessel, the Delfin III, offers guests an immersive rainforest experience while simultaneously treating them to the highest levels of luxury. This brand new vessel is also the largest in our fleet, with capacity for up to 43 passengers. The ship has been beautifully finished with the finest details, hardwood floors, designer furniture, and handmade Peruvian artifacts. The itineraries have been carefully planned and are set to offer an unforgettable experience. Guests will have no shortage of up close rainforest experience and gourmet food to compliment.
Guests have the option of four room classes. 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, a sundeck with plunge pool, a spa and gym, and of course the bar.
Guests will embark and disembark from the Main Deck, the home of 8 Suites and 1 single, as well as the two Corner Suites.
Located on the Upper Deck is the Owner's Suite and all ten Upper Suites. The Andes Dining Room is also located in the rear of the Upper Deck.
The Open-Air Deck is the hub of activity on the Delfin III. In addition to the Canopy Lounge, the Sun Deck is home to the air-conditioned Indoor Lounge, where briefings and lectures will be presented and the Ship's bar
All meals while on board (arrival day: 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 Iquitos (both 17:00hr).
Entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
Natural juices, soda, coffee, tea, water; beer, house cocktails, pisco cocktails & sours, house wines with lunch and dinner
What's not included
Airport entrance/departure taxes,
Passport, visa, and immigration fees
Additional hotel nights
Travel Protection Plan
Cost of medical emergencies (including evacuation)
Any additional transportation services
Nature walks & explorations:
Due to the conditions of the wet and humid rainforest, the Delfin outfits you with waterproof rubber boot rentals(included) for your comfort and convenience. Before each outing, the boots will be provided for you; after each outing, they will be returned to the staff for cleaning. We also provide the use of rain ponchos.
Please check with your naturalist guide about the day's weather conditions for the use of kayaks. With the water level and weather forecast permitting, you are welcome to register, at your discretion, for the kayak sessions. These sessions will be conducted in calm waters where you can paddle in a very relaxed manner. Our kayaks are ideal for 2 passengers each. The kayaking group will always be accompanied byan experienced naturalist guide for the entire duration.
Our fishing policy is in the form of catch and release. Community visits: It is possible to create very intimate experiences with the local native community people. For example, there are many young children and families in communities who have various needs in the absence of their own resources, so any help will be very useful. Kids love shirts (T-shirts), pencils, notebooks, and toys. Candies to distribute among them are also great sources of joy.
The itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions at certain times of the year. The water levels of the rivers also vary from time to time, as well as the hours of sailing. Excursions may be modified at the discretion of the Delfin crew.
The weather in Iquitos is warm and humid and the temperature varies between 33 °C (90 °F) and 21 °C (70 °F).
The rainy (high water) season is from November to May.
The dry (low water) season is from June to October.
Each season boasts dramatic difference in plants, animals, and weather.
light and fresh pieces, blouses, long-sleeved shirts, swimwear, shoes with soft rubber sole for the boat (rubber boots and rain ponchos are provided by us), cardigan or long-sleeved shirts, wind resistant jackets. The days are hot and humid while the night breeze is fresh.
Insects & Mosquitoes:
We recommend taking Vitamin B or B-15 a few days before arrival to the jungle. These vitamins are the best natural repellent against insect bites. As well, do not forget to bring conventional repellent and cream for bites.
We suggest bringing sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, binoculars (very important for enjoying the fauna and flora. Preferably 1 per person), camera, and extra batteries.
There is no WiFi Internet or phone signal coverage on our vessels.
Tips for both the crew and the guides are not included and are expected, as is customary on cruises around the world. The amounts are distributed equally between your entire vessel's crew, and we hope their service is valuable and insightful to your experience aboard Delfin. From past experience an average of US$ 120.00 per passenger is suggested, and envelopes will be provided in your room.