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Sail the famed Amazon river aboard the Delfin on this four-day luxury trip. Explore the river's indigenous and secluded settlements and look for the enigmatic pink river dolphin that lives between its beaches. Enjoy pauses in the picturesque ports of Amazonas Village and Yamayacu Pucate from Iquitos.
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Highlights
  • Journey into one of the world's largest flooded forests, Pacaya Samiria
  • Discover the immense biodiversity of the area
  • Visit the native San Francisco Village, meeting school children & teachers
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Arrive Iquitos | Embark

Arrive in Iquitos and transfer by bus to Nauta, where the Delfin is docked. Board the Delfin and explore the ship before happy hour. Attend dinner in the dining room and, when finished, join your guides on the top observation deck to learn about your journey.

Day 2: Fundo Casual | Amazonas Village

  • 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, visit an Amazonas Village. The village of 500 people, although not very many miles from the bigger town of Nauta in miles, is still quite removed when you have to go by canoe from place to place. On your visit to this community, you will be welcomed by smiling faces and friendly people. Around the community, people who are happy to show you the process of peeling and grating cassava, while another may invite you in for a look at the tools he uses to process the rice (grown locally). A day in the life of a local ribereño is eye-opening to how far we have come in this day and age and a reflection of how simple yet rewarding life is for others.

Day 3: Canopy Walk | Yamayacu Pucate

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, take a catamaran journey and arrive at the only canopy walkway in the area. The walkway provides spectacular views of the Amazon's wildlife and vegetation. Canoe through to Tawampa Lake and hope to see the giant arapaima, the largest freshwater fish in the world.

Eat lunch on board before arriving at Yamayacu Pucate. 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!

Day 4: Disembark | ACOBIA | Iquitos

  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch
After breakfast, the staff will wish you farewell as you begin your departure. At the port of Nauta, the ground crew will be waiting to take you by private vehicle back to the city of Iquitos, about 95 kilometers journey by paved road. On your 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. 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. You are welcome to donate to this ambitious organization and education center as you wish. Land personnel will wait for you at the airport and give your boarding passes and help you check in.

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The Master Suites are located on the second deck and feature a private deck, panoramic windows, mini-bar, in-suite seating area with a sofa bed, fine Peruvian linens, environmentally-friendly amenities, and silent A/C.
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A Deluxe Suite features a king size bed, whirlpool, mini-bar, in-suite seating area with a sofa bed, fine Peruvian linens, environmentally-friendly amenities, and silent A/C.
Included
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • 3 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Pacaya Samiria National Reserve Entrance Fee 
  • All excursions and equipment including rubber boots and rain ponchos
  • Natural juices, soda, coffee, tea, water, beer, house cocktails, Pisco cocktails & sours, house wines are available with lunch and dinner.
  • Transfers to/from vessel when arriving/departing on recommended flights to/from Iquitos.
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Boutique purchases
  • Any additional bar consumptions
  • Mini bar consumptions

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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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