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Delfin I Amazon River Luxury Cruise

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THE DELFIN I AMAZON CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Luxury Amazon Cruise with only 4 Master Suites, each with a spacious private terrace
  • 2 Deluxe Master Suites in lower deck have hydro-massage pools in private terrace
  • 1:1 passenger to crew ratio
  • Outdoor top deck lounge area with stocked bar
  • 2-3 daily soft adventure excursion in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve are included

THE DELFIN I AMAZON CRUISE EXPERIENCE

The Amazon rainforest constitutes over half of the planet’s remaining rainforest, and the Amazon River is the life force of this forest. It rises in the Peruvian Andes and winds its way east over the northern half of South America until it reaches the Atlantic Ocean. This Amazon Cruise experience will take you along part of this winding water pathway where you’ll discover nature at its best.

The Delfin Luxury Amazon Cruise combines elegance and comfort with the thrill of Amazon Rainforest excursions to create a most unique travel experience.  Passengers enjoy the best of the flora and fauna of the Marañon and Ucayali Rivers in the Pacaya Samiria (the largest protected flooded forest in the

Peruvian Amazonia

Breathtaking Peruvian Amazon Rainforest at Dusk

world). In addition, soft adventure excursions are included to further capture the magic that the Peruvian Rainforest holds.

All activities are optional, however they area a great way to experience first-hand the dramatic scenery and natural wonder of the Amazon.   They include kayaking and paddle boarding in peaceful creeks and lakes, swimming with  pink river dolphins, fishing for piranhas, birdwatching, canopy-walking, going on trails, visiting native communities and much more.

Kayaking in the Peruvian Amazon

Kayaking in the Pacaya Samiria – Loreto – Peru. Foto: Rodrigo Rodrich

Pacaya-Samiria Reserve is the largest protected flooded forest in the world, making it one of the primary intact swathes of rainforest in the Peruvian Amazon. During the rainy season in the Andes, water levels rise in the Amazon, flooding 85% of the reserve and making it only accessible by boat.

Please do not hesitate to Contact Us if you have questions or if you’d like to pair this Amazon cruise with another one of our destination packages.

AMAZON CRUISE ITINERARY – DRY/LOW SEASON

(June-October)

Ideal for travelers that prefer to walk through the rainforest to discover its flora and fauna. Allows for more trail walks.

DAY 1:  MONDAY

Arrive in Iquitos, Transfer to the City of Nauta, Board Delfin I
At the Iquitos Airport, you will be welcomed by uniformed guides, and transferred in a private vehicle to the port in Nauta where you will board the Delfin I (about 1 1/2 hours).

Delfin I Amazon Cruise Master Suite

Relax & Enjoy the Scenery in one of the Delfin I Master Suites

The crew will help you settle into your air-conditioned suite framed with a spacious private terrace so you can enjoy beautiful views of the rainforest on your journey.  Private bathrooms are equipped with Spanish-style hot showers.

Orientation
After enjoying the most fantastic panoramic views from the observation deck, while delighting in an exotic pisco cocktail made with regional fruits, a naturalist guide will provide an overview of the journey’s schedule, activities, route, wildlife and vegetation, geographical and historical background and other useful tips.

Dinner on Board

DAY 2:  TUESDAY

Breakfast – Buffet

Fundo Casual Trail Walk

Delfin I Amazon Cruise Excursions

Exploring the Peruvian Amazon

Wake up and explore early so you can appreciate wildlife at its peak.  Today you will follow the Fundo Casual jungle trail deep into the rainforest on “terra firme” or non-flooded forest where your guide will point out the fantastic flora and fauna of the rainforest.

Lunch on Board

Yanayacu  and Pucate River Cruising
In the afternoon, you will start cruising through the Yanayacu and Pucate Rivers on a sturdy skiff, discovering creeks and lagoons along the way.  This is one of the best preserved and protected areas of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.  The guide’s expertise will come in handy when spotting the biodiversity of the region.  However, nothing will compare to interacting with pink river dolphins as you swim or paddle board on the river.

Dinner on Board

DAY 3 :  WEDNESDAY

Breakfast – Buffet

Amazon Park Catamaran Journey and Canopy Walk
Visit the Amazon Park private reserve and experience its 8 hanging bridges high up in the rainforest canopy. This perspective of the rainforest is as heart-pumping as it is magical.  Take a peek into and listen to the sounds of the abundant life up in the Amazon treetops.  To get there, you’ll walk through primary forest and paddle slowly through the serene Tahuampa Lake, a black water lagoon filled with paiche fish, a local delicacy.

Hanging Bridges in Amazon Rainforest of Peru

Canopy Walk: Enjoy the Sounds & Life Hidden in the Treetops

Lunch on Board

Jacinto Lake or Nauta Caño Creek, Piranha Fishing & Night Safari
After a delicious three-course lunch, visit Jacinto Cocha, a black water lagoon, or Nauta Caño Creek where you will have the opportunity to do some kayaking.  You will later go on a fishing expedition for piranhas!  Once evening approaches, your guide will take you on a night safari in search of caimans, alligators and night birds.  This is an adventure you will soon not forget.

Farewell Dinner

 DAY 4:  THURSDAY

Breakfast – Buffet

Visit San Francisco Community
On board skiffs, you will visit the San Francisco community to meet local villagers.  You can step into one of the schoolhouses to see how and where children study and then stop by the arts & crafts market to admire (and maybe purchase) some amazing items made by the local women.

Lunch

Disembarkation and Visit to The Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA)
You will disembark at the port in Nauta, where a private vehicle will be waiting to take you back to Iquitos (approx. 95km).  On the way back to the airport, you’ll visit ACOBIA where you will meet baby manatees and learn about these and other incredible endangered creatures, being cared for.

At the airport, land personnel will be on hand to help with your luggage and check in.

NOTES:

  • Departure Dates for 2017: please confirm with Intense Peru.
  • High Water Season is from December to May. Please request the corresponding trip itinerary should you prefer to travel during those months. Price remains the same.
  • All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions. All sailing hours are also subject to change.

 

AMAZON CRUISE ITINERARY – RAINY/HIGH-WATER SEASON

(November-May)

Ideal for travelers that prefer to duck into otherwise isolated corners of the reserve onboard speed boats. Allows for more extensive exploration and access via water.

DAY 1:  MONDAY

Arrive in Iquitos, Transfer to the City of Nauta, Board Delfin I
At the Iquitos Airport, you will be welcomed by uniformed guides, and transferred in a private vehicle to the port in Nauta where you will board the Delfin I (about 1 ½ hours). The crew will help you settle into your air-conditioned suite framed with a spacious private terrace.

Orientation
After enjoying the most fantastic panoramic views from the observation deck, a naturalist guide will provide an overview of the journey’s schedule, activities, route, wildlife and vegetation, geographical and historical background and other useful tips.

Dinner

DAY 2:  TUESDAY

Breakfast – Buffet

Fundo Casual Trail Walk
Wake up and explore early so you can appreciate wildlife at its peak.  Today you will follow the Fundo Casual jungle trail deep into the rainforest on “terra firme” or non-flooded forest where your guide will point out the fantastic flora and fauna of the rainforest.

Lunch on Board

Yanayacu  and Pucate River Cruising
In the afternoon, you will start cruising through the Yanayacu and Pucate Rivers on a sturdy skiff, discovering creeks and lagoons along the way.  This is one of the best preserved and protected areas of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.  The guide’s expertise will come in handy when spotting the biodiversity of the region.  However, nothing will compare to interacting with pink river dolphins as you swim or paddle board on the river.

Dinner on Board

DAY 3:  WEDNESDAY

Breakfast – Buffet

Amazon Park Catamaran Journey and Canopy Walk
Visit the Amazon Park private reserve and experience its 8 hanging bridges high up in the rainforest canopy. This perspective of the rainforest is as heart-pumping as it is magical.  Take a peek into and listen to the sounds of the abundant life up in the Amazon treetops.  To get there, you’ll walk through primary forest and paddle slowly through the serene Tahuampa Lake, a black water lagoon filled with paiche fish, a local delicacy.

Lunch on Board

Nauta Caño Creek, Piranha Fishing and Night Safari

After a delicious three-course lunch, visit the Nauta Caño Creek where you will have the opportunity to do some kayaking.  You will later go on a fishing expedition for piranhas!  Once evening approaches, your guide will take you on a night safari in search of caimans, alligators and night birds.  This is an adventure you will soon not forget.

Farewell Dinner

DAY 4:  THURSDAY

Breakfast – Buffet

Visit San Francisco Community
On board skiffs, you will visit the San Francisco community to meet local villagers.  You can step into one of the schoolhouses to see how and where children study and then stop by the arts & crafts market to admire (and maybe purchase) some amazing items made by the local women.

Lunch on Board

Disembarkation and Visit to The Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA)
You will disembark at the port in Nauta, where a private vehicle will be waiting to take you back to Iquitos (approx. 95km).  On the way back to the airport, you’ll visit ACOBIA where you will meet baby manatees and learn about these and other incredible endangered creatures, being cared for.

At the airport, land personnel will be on hand to help with your luggage and check in.

NOTES:

  • Departure Dates for 2017: please confirm with Intense Peru.
  • High Water Season is from December to May. Please request the corresponding trip itinerary should you prefer to travel during those months. Price remains the same.
  • All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions. All sailing hours are also subject to change.

DELFIN AMAZON CRUISE PRICES

Delfin Amazon Luxury CruisePrice per person 
Simple MASTER SUITEUS$ 5,585
Double MASTER SUITEUS$ 3,725
Simple DELUXE MASTER SUITEUS$ 5,880
Double DELUXE MASTER SUITEUS$ 3,920

 

INCLUDED IN DELFIN AMAZON CRUISE PRICE

Included in Amazon Cruise Price*Not included in Tour Price
Lodging accomodation according to itinerary.International and domestic flights.
Meals according to itinerary.Visas required for entry.
All guided excursions in English.Drinks and gratuities to crew and guides (US$ 120.00 suggested per guest).
All tour and intermediate transfers to/from Vessel.Boutique purchases.
All entrance tickets.Cost of Medical Emergencies (including evacuation).
Entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.Any additional transportation services in Iquitos.
House Wines in all meals and all bar consumptions (except Premium Brands).

* Note:  Currently, tours/excursions to the Peruvian Rainforest are sales tax-exempt.

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