MV DELFIN II LUXURY AMAZON CRUISE
4 DAYS – 3 NIGHTS
A luxury cruise vessel fit for all in Peru’s Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
This Amazon riverboat combines traditional design and craftsmanship, with all modern comforts. There are fourteen cabins on board, all carefully designed to be of the utmost comfort, including four master suites with 180º panoramic windows and ten equally elegant suites, four of which can be interconnected to accommodate families.
As well, the Delfin II prides itself on its cuisine and service. In 2014 the boat was remodelled to include a brand new Lecture room, both ideal for presentations and also great for relaxing in its comfortable lounge areas. Those that fancy a little bit more can also unwind in the new Massage and Exercise rooms! This luxurious, first-class Amazonian cruise which sails out of Iquitos, Peru, gives you the chance to be one of a select group to visit the remote Pacaya Samiria National Reserve – the largest protected wetland reserve in the world and one of the areas of highest bio-diversity.
Huge paneled windows in the sumptuous suites provide unobstructed views of the spectacular passing scenery (the Master Suites even have 90° wrap windows), but for an even closer view of the rainforest why not try out the Delfin II’s kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, which are proving to be a new passenger favorite.
In 2014 a brand new and well equipped Lecture Room was added, equipped with a projector, handmade game tables for your enjoyment, and immense windows where you can watch pink river dolphins playfully chasing the vessel as you sail through the rainforest. Those that fancy a little bit more can also unwind in the new Massage and Exercise rooms!
This boat’s service is incredibly attentive. A mix of on-land and water-based activities give you a comprehensive experience in the wildlife-filled Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Swimming with pink river dolphins while refreshing yourself with a beer is always a favorite. Talking of drinks, guests can help themselves to local beers and house cocktails any time they like, and even get free-flow house wine with both lunch and dinner to help you unwind.
For those with families, great news! Two of the suites can have roll-away bed put in, suitable for a child (11 years old or younger) and two pairs of suites are interconnectable.
A world of flora and fauna awaits you on either a four or five day cruise… if you can force yourself to leave the delightful surroundings of the Delfin II!
Day 01 LIMA-IQUITOS-NAUTA-EMBARKATION-HAPPY HOUR & ORIENTATION
Arrive to the Amazon city of Iquitos:
Our crew will be expecting your arrival at the airport, then transfer all together in our comfortable private vehicle. We will start you off with a lunchbox as we begin the journey to Nauta
Arrive to Nauta port:
A small riverside town on the banks of the Marañon River and was the first city founded in the department of Loreto. Once we reach Nauta, you will enjoy a VIP greeting at our private port along the shores of the Marañon River where the vessel awaits you.
Aboard Delfin, you will be served by our qualified staff who will introduce you to your exquisite and cozy suite, specially equipped with all the amenities for the experienced traveler as yourself. Orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, pillows of 100% pure natural latex, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, and private bathroom with Spanish style hot water showers are all framed with a spacious private terrace we are sure you will enjoy to the fullest.
Happy Hour and orientation:
While the Delfin begins its initial navigation, you will enjoy the most fantastic panoramic views from the elegantly outfitted observation area located on our third deck. Our 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. The third deck features an entertainment center which offers use for film presentations, as well as extensive literature about the area (fauna, flora, etc.) There is also a completely equipped bar so you can test any combination of regional and international liquors and aromas that the bartender will be happy to provide for you to enjoy under the spell of the beautiful Amazonian afternoons and night, and the sweet breeze of the rainforest. Moreover, should you have any doubts or questions, our guides are always fully at your service. (Lunch, dinner included)
Day 02 BELLUDA CANO CREEK-DORADO RIVER
Belluda Cano Creek:
Early in the morning, you will head for this spectacular tributary spot within the Pacaya Samiria Reserve in our skiffs where you will also experience an unforgettable encounter with gray and pink river dolphins. As well, the day’s birds will be out and active, flying gracefully across the Amazon skies.
This afternoon, wildlife will greet you and the biodiversity you will experience will be outstanding. You will have the chance to enjoy some of the myriad bird species, colorful, butterflies and other diverse insects, and noisy monkey troops, and when the night shift strikes, you’ll encounter a whole new world of adventure.
Day 03 CLAVERO LAKE -YARAPA RIVER-PUERTO MIGUEL
After breakfast, we will begin an exploration at Clavero Lake on board of our aluminum skiff, where you will have the chance to get deep into the rainforest and its fantastic diversity of flora and fauna.
Yarapa River / Puerto Miguel:
Next we will venture along the Yarapa River, where you can explore the tributary in the kayaks and listen closely for the sounds from within the mysterious jungle. Next we will venture out on board our skiffs where you will visit the community of Puerto Miguel to meet local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations. You may step into a typical schoolhouse where the children will be very happy to have visitors, and then stop by an area to see the women of this community who have a most amazing arts & craft market. (Breakfat, lunch, dinner included)
Day 04 DISEMBARKATION – THE RESCUE & REHABILITATION CENTER OF RIVER MAMMALS -IQUITOS AIRPORT -LIMA
With heavy hearts, the staff will wish you farewell as you begin your departure. At the port of Nauta, our ground crew will be waiting to take you by our private vehicle back to the city of Iquitos, about 95 kilometers journey by paved road.
The Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA):
On our 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. We welcome you to donate to this ambitious organization and education center as you wish. Our land personnel will wait for you at the airport and give your boarding passes and help you check in.
Our staff will be on hand to help you with your luggage and check in at Crnl. FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport in Iquitos. The return flight will take you directly to the city of Lima, the capital of Peru. At the security gate, your guide and Delfin crew will say goodbye. We truly hope that you enjoyed your stay and Amazon travel experience with us! (Breakfast)
NOTES: Also on request itinerary of 4 nights The itineraries are subject to change due to weather conditions at certain times of the year. The water levels of the rivers also vary from time to time, as well as the hours of sailing. Excursions may be modified at the discretion of the Delfin crew.