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Welcome to the jungle. 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. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Iquitos | Embark
Day 2 : Fundo Casual | Yanayucu River
Day 3 : Samiria River | Nauta Caño
Day 4 : San Francisco | Marayali River
Day 5 : Disembark | Transfer to Iquitos

Highlights

  • Hike through the unique Fundo Casual flooded ecosystem
  • Swim and explore fabulous Nauta Caño
  • Discover Yanayaquillo River's flora & fauna on a skiff exploration

Ship

Delfin III

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Macaw in the jungle A monkey clings to the tree Spotting wildlife in the jungle Pink dolphin in the Amazon Tree frog spotted in the Amazon

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

Per person starting at
$3,400
Delfin III, Suite
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Suite
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).

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. 

Please note: Itineraries vary based on whether the travel dates fall in the high water/rainy season or low water/dry season.

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
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