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Sail the legendary Amazon river on this 5-day luxury cruise on the Delfin II. Experience the local and remote villages lining the river and search for the mysterious pink river dolphin that lives between its shores. This itinerary varies based on whether the travel dates fall in the high water/rainy season or low water/dry season.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Iquitos | Embark
Day 2 : Fundo Casual | Dorado River
Day 3 : Pacaya River | Zapote River
Day 4 : Supay Lake | Beach
Day 5 : Puerto Miguel Community | Disembark | Iquitos

Highlights

  • Explore the Marañon & Ucayali Rivers in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
  • Discover the diverse flora, fauna, and secrets of the Peruvian Amazon
  • Visit the Puerto Miguel Community and learn about local culture

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Delfin II

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

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Day 1 Arrive Iquitos | Embark

Arrive in Iquitos and transfer by bus to Nauta, where the Delfin II is docked. Attend a VIP reception at the private port before embarkation.

Day 2 Fundo Casual | Dorado River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Low Water Season (June - October):
In the morning, join your guides for exploration of Fundo Casual jungle trail walk. Take a hike through the unique, flooded ecosystem and observe the canopy trees and buttress roots of the forest. After lunch, sail for the blackwater Dorado River. An aluminum skiff brings you deeper into the rainforest for piranha fishing.

High Water Season (November - May):
Explore the Clavero Lagoon by skiff before heading to Belluda Caño Creek in the afternoon for further exploration and pink river dolphin watching. Upholding the reputation of its salt water dwelling kin, the Amazon river dolphin is social, friendly and extremely intelligent, making it one of the highlights of a visit to the Amazon Basin. 

Day 3 Pacaya River | Zapote River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Low Water Season
Spend this morning exploring the Pacaya River and swimming. In the afternoon you can kayak on the Zapote River, paddling smoothly and silently downstream in the calm waters of the Pacaya Samiria.

High Water Season
During high water season, kayaking can be enjoyed along the Magdalena River, followed by an afternoon of exploring the Dorado River by skiff.

Day 4 Supay Lake | Beach

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Low Water Season
Head to Supay Lake to continue your explorations by skiff and kayak. Skirt the riverbanks in search of playful creatures before heading to the beach to enjoy an Amazon mud treatment in the afternoon.

High Water Season
Spend this morning exploring the Pacaya River and swimming. In the afternoon you can explore by skiff and kayak on the Zapote River, paddling smoothly and silently downstream in the calm waters of the Pacaya Samiria.

Day 5 Puerto Miguel Community | Disembark | Iquitos

  • 1 Breakfast
Visit the Puerto Miguel Community and market where you can interact with the local native people and learn about their culture. Water levels pending, a final skiff and/or kayak excursion showcases the diverse flora and fauna of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.

Board a waiting bus for your transfer back to Iquitos. Along the way, stop at the Rescue and Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals to learn about manatees and other threatened species. Arrive at the Iquitos airport for your connecting flights home.

Delfin II

Per person starting at
$3,900
Delfin II - Suite
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Cabin Suite
Extra large windows, king-sized beds, fine Peruvian cotton linens, interconnected rooms for families, and casually elegant interiors.
Delfin II - Master Suite
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Master Suite
180° panoramic windows, king-sized bed, exquisite sheets and bedspread of 100% 280-thread Peruvian cotton, all-cotton towels and bathrobes, organic amenities, and individual reading lights.

Notes

Single supplement is 50% in addition to the adult rate.

Child policy: 7 years old minimum on all departures. Children aged 11 or under are eligible for a 20% discount from the adult rate. 

Rate Includes:
  • All meals while on board 
  • All excursions & equipment (including rubber boots & rain ponchos)
  • Transfers to/from vessel when arriving/departing on recommended flights to/from Iquitos (both around 5 PM)
  • 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

Rate Excludes:
  • Air tickets to/from Iquitos
  • Cost of medical emergencies (including evacuation)
  • Gratuities (amount suggested per guest: US$ 120.00)
  • Any additional transportation services
  • Any additional bar consumptions
  • Boutique purchases
  • Mini bar consumptions

Included

  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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