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Amazon Encounter

Example 5 Day Cruise aboard Delfin III
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This fantastic 5-day Amazon River cruise takes you through some of the most astonishingly biodiverse landscapes in the world. Monkeys, sloths, and tropical birds inhabit the trees, jaguars prowl the forest, and manatees, dolphins and otters float through the river's murky waters. Welcome to the Amazon jungle.
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  • Hike through the unique Fundo Casual flooded ecosystem
  • Swim and explore fabulous Nauta Caño
  • Discover Yanayaquillo River's flora & fauna on a skiff exploration
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Activity Level: Variable
Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.

Full Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Iquitos | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The crew will be expecting your arrival at the airport, then transfer all together in a comfortable private vehicle. Start off with a lunchbox as you begin the journey to Nauta. While the Delfin III begins its initial navigation, you will enjoy the most fantastic panoramic views from the elegantly outfitted observation area located on the third deck. The 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.

Day 2: Fundo Casual | Yanayucu River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, join your guides for exploration by skiff and a jungle trail walk. Take a hike through the unique, flooded ecosystem and observe the canopy trees and buttress roots of the forest. After lunch, enjoy a spectacular skiff exploration and swimming adventure through the fabulous Yanayucu River.

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. You will even have the opportunity to swim in the jungle river along with the famous pink dolphins!​

Day 3: Samiria River | Nauta Caño

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The 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. Your naturalists and his expert eye pinpoint all the biodiversity of this region. This is also a popular dolphin feeding spot so you won´t be the only one enjoying the plethora of fish below.

After a delicious lunch, visit Nauta Caño 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.

Day 4: San Francisco | Marayali River

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Today, visit the community of San Francisco. This includes a short skiff ride and jungle walk to meet local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations. Here you will visit a market featuring amazing arts and crafts from the local women. Following this visit will be a jungle walk with your guides to search for nocturnal creatures. Your next excursion will be done by skiff where you visit your first location populated of 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.

Day 5: Disembark | Transfer to Iquitos

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark the Delfin III and board a waiting bus for your transfer back to Iquitos. Along the way, stop at the Rescue and Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA) to learn about manatees and other threatened species. Arrive at the Iquitos airport for your connecting flights home.


Delfin III

Delfin III, Interior
Delfin III, Interior
Delfin III, Interior

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Delfin III, Suite
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Located on the Main Deck, with king size beds with fine Peruvian cotton, comfortable sitting areas, and attention to every detail.
Delfin III, Upper Suite
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Upper Suite
Located on the Upper Deck, with king size beds with fine Peruvian cotton, comfortable sitting areas, and attention to every detail.
Delfin III, Corner Suite
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Corner Suite
Located on the Main Deck. Added amenities include: one complimentary 60-minute spa treatment per guest, stocked mini-bar, scented bath upon request, and complimentary laundry (limited to 10 pieces twice per cruise).
Delfin III, Owner's Suite
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Owner's Suite
Located on the Upper Deck. Added amenities include: one complimentary 60-minute spa treatment per guest, stocked mini-bar, scented bath upon request, and complimentary laundry (limited to 10 pieces twice per cruise).


Single Supplement is + 50%-75% 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. 
  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Entrance Fee 
  • All excursions and equipment including rubber boots and rain ponchos
  • Transfers to/from vessel when arriving/departing on recommended flights to/from Iquitos.
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Any additional bar consumptions
  • Mini bar consumptions
  • Cost of medical emergencies (including evacuation)
  • Any additional transportation services



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