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Sail through the fantastic waters of the Amazon River aboard the luxurious Delfin III on this incredible 4-day cruise. This magnificent experience offers an intimate opportunity to observe Amazon wildlife like howler monkeys, macaws, and pink dolphins, and visit local indigenous villages, all while enjoying the creature comforts of your very own glamorous ship. This once-in-a-lifetime river cruise includes wonderful opportunities to admire the magic of this region.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Iquitos | Embark in Nauta
Day 2 : Fundo Casual | Yanayacu Pucate
Day 3 : Samiria River | Nauta Caño
Day 4 : Disembark | Iquitos

Highlights

  • Discover Fundo Casual on an incredible night safari
  • Explore the exotic Amazon on a jungle walk with local guides
  • Fish for exotic pirahnas at Nauta Caño, a once-in-a-lifetime experience

Ship

Delfin III

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Tree frog spotted in the Amazon Saki Monkey in the Amazon Hiking through the rainforest Pink dolphin in the Amazon Spotting wildlife in the jungle

Day 1 Arrive Iquitos | Embark in Nauta

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

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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!

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. The 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 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 Disembark | 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
$2,550
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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Everything was amazing! The planning with Adventure Life went smoothly. The actual trip was fantastic! One of the best trips I have experienced. The cruise staff members were knowledgeable and attentive. I will be writing more about this on the blog!
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