MV DELFIN III LUXURY AMAZON CRUISE
4 DAYS – 3 NIGHTS
Discover luxury expedition cruising on the Peruvian Amazon.
The 43-passenger Delfin III offers passengers an illuminating journey that simultaneously bathes you in luxury and immerses you in nature as you discover the delights of the Peruvian Amazon. A great effort has been made to ensure that, despite the abundant 5* comforts and conveniences on board, the rainforest is never far away.
The vessel has been tastefully and beautifully appointed in sustainable hard woods, colorful, handmade Peruvian textiles and ancient tools and artwork from local villages. At 170 feet, this intimate yet spacious river-ship is uniquely capable of providing an unforgettable Amazon River experience.
The open-air Observation Deck is the hub of activity on the Delfin III. Here you can practice yoga or savor a rich Peruvian coffee as you watch the sunrise. Curl up with a book on a cushioned chaise or go for a dip in the sparkling plunge pool. And in the evening, gather in the shaded lounge to sip Pisco Sours, or some national brand beers as you revel in the sounds of the jungle coming to life.
In the heat of the Amazonian afternoons, the neighboring elegant, air-conditioned Canopy Lounge keeps you connected to the rainforest with floor-to-ceiling, panoramic windows and locally inspired decor. Here, cultural performances, lively discussions with expert naturalists, Peruvian cooking classes, and nightly entertainment around the bar enrich and delight as the ship’s staff cater to your every whim.
In the Andes Dining Room, the ship’s expert culinary team will present you with dazzling international gourmet cuisine creations, with local dishes infused with flavors and inspiration from the rainforest around you. As you take in the passing scenery, you’ll delight in menus featuring roasted meats, lightly grilled fish, fresh vegetables, sun-ripened tropical fruits, and decadent desserts as you make the most of the free-flow house wine with your dinner.
Since ancient times, the Amazon rainforest has been the ultimate source of mystique-filled cures and exotic elixirs. In the serene Rainforest Spa, this tradition continues with indulgent remedies. Yucamani stone massages, soothing avocado wraps, invigorating coffee-cacao scrubs that promote wellness and rejuvenation for the mind and body. For those that prefer to relax with a good work out, never fear, there is also on on board gym.
When not enjoying the comforts of the social areas, if you are on board, chances are you’ll be relaxing in your equally comfortable suite or stateroom. Both spacious and well-appointed, her on board accommodations all offer individual climate control, daily housekeeping with turndown service, purified water replenished daily, your own iron & ironing board, in-room electronic safe, all natural therapeutic bath amenities, copious amounts of storage space and much more.
A special mention must go to the additional services provided to those guests lucky enough to be staying in the one of the Corner or Owner’s Suites, including a complimentary 30-minute spa treatment, mini-bar with water and soft drinks, shoe-cleaning upon request, 10 pieces of laundry, and for those in the Owner’s Suite, also a scented bath on request.
Adorning the social areas and cabins throughout the vessel hangs artwork by Peru’s leading contemporary artists as well as authentic and locally driven craftwork – from the wood carved furniture to the hand woven palm leaf ceilings. If any artwork strikes your fancy, you may purchase it and have it shipped to the comforts of your home for the perfect souvenir.
Off the boat passengers will explore the Amazon by foot and skiff on a comprehensive shore excursion program with local expert naturalist guides, in groups no larger than 15 passengers, a great guide-to-passenger ratio for a fascinating and rewarding experience.
Day 01 LIMA -IQUITOS-NAUTA -EMBARKATION – HAPPY HOUR AND 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 FUNDO CASUAL – YANAYACU PUCATE
The walk at Fundo Casual jungle trail will take you deep into the rainforest on “Terra Firma” (nonflooded 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 03 SAMIRIA RIVER -NAUTA CANO
Our 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. Our 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 we will 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. (Breakfast, 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
– Itinerary: 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.
– Weather: The weather in Iquitos is warm and humid and the temperature varies between 33 °C (90 °F) and 21 °C (70 °F).
• The rainy (high water) season is from November to May.
• The dry (low water) season is from June to October.
• Each season boasts dramatic difference in plants, animals, and weather
– Clothing: light and fresh pieces, blouses, long-sleeved shirts, swimwear, shoes with soft rubber sole for the boat (rubber boots and rain ponchos are provided by us), cardigan or long-sleeved shirts, wind resistant jackets. The days are hot and humid while the night breeze is fresh.
– Insects & Mosquitoes: We recommend taking Vitamin B or B-15 a few days before arrival to the jungle. These vitamins are the best natural repellent against insect bites. As well, do not forget to bring conventional repellent and cream for bites.
– Other items: We suggest bringing sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, binoculars (very important for enjoying the fauna and flora. Preferably 1 per person), camera, and extra batteries.
– Connectivity: There is no WiFi Internet or phone signal coverage on our vessels.
– Tips: Tips for both the crew and the guides are not included and are expected, as is customary on cruises around the world. The amounts are distributed qually between your entire vessel’s crew, and we hope their service is valuable and insightful to your experience aboard Delfin. From past experience an average of US$ 120.00 per passenger is suggested, and envelopes will be provided in your room.
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