Delfin I Amazon River Cruise

   
 

Delfin I Amazon River Cruise

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DURATION

4 Days (5-Day Cruise Also Available)

SEASON

Year Round

RATES

USD 3,800.00 per person

EXPIRES

Dec 31, 2017
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DESCRIPTION

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The Delfin I Amazon Cruise is the perfect match to fulfill your Amazon rainforest and river exploring fantasies. In a setting of understated elegance and world-class hospitality, this classic river vessel features 4 spacious deluxe suites, all of them with private terraces and two of them with private whirlpool baths. Intimacy and personal attention is the key success to this vessel's outstanding service. Aboard the Delfin I, you will venture into a world of exuberance and dramatic sceneries where it will become clear that you are traveling where few have gone before.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

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Rates vary by season and cabin starting at $3800 per person. Please see website for full details on rates.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive Iquitos & Embark
Iquitos, Loreto, Peru
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Plan to arrive in Iquitos on the afternoon flight from Lima arriving at 5:00pm. After arriving at Iquitos International Airport, you will be assisted by our guides and transported by bus for about 1½ hours to Nauta. Nauta lies between Iquitos and the Marañon River, where the Delfin I is waiting for you. Upon boarding the Delfin I your experienced crew will help you settle into your stateroom, and introduce you to their extraordinary vessel.

Just before dusk, as the Delfin starts its journey into the rainforest, our barman and staff will provide you with a wide variety of drinks and cocktails including Peru’s finest and most famous cocktail, the pisco sour, made of Pisco, a Peruvian grape brandy. Fine regional cigars will also be available. Dinner is served in our cozy dining room located at the back of the ship’s second deck. Aside from providing you with your first rainforest adventure, the Delfin is also a unique culinary experience, offering the best of Amazonian-Peruvian cuisine in a cosmopolitan gourmet setting. Our chef prides himself in serving dishes in different styles and seasoned with a wide variety of herbs and spices, as well as exotic fruits.

After a delicious meal, head to the top observation deck where our guides will use charts and short videos displayed on our flat LCD screen to conduct a brief orientation, outlining details of your journey, including the places you will visit, the wildlife you will see, as well as a summary of the history and geography of the Amazon basin.

Finally, under the beauty of an Amazonian night filled with hundreds of stars or perhaps a full moon, and wafted by the gentle breeze of the rainforest, our multi-talented staff will entertain you with a little live music, while you enjoy an after-dinner drink and the tropical Amazonian breeze.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Delfin I

MEALS: dinner

Day 2: Fundo Casual & Yanayacu/Pucate River
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Loreto, Peru
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On your first morning, we recommend getting up early to appreciate one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Early rising is always rewarding since wildlife is most abundant and active with the rising of the sun. The walk at Fundo Casual jungle trail will take you deep into the rainforest on terra firme (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!

In the afternoon, 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. Take a stand-up paddleboard out to truly absorb the beauty of the Amazon water. You will even have the opportunity to swim in the jungle river along with the famous pink dolphins.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Delfin I

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Amazon Park & Nauta Caño Creek
Pacaya River, Loreto, Peru
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Begin your morning with an adventurous journey to visit a private natural and fishing reserve. To get there, you will walk through primary forest and paddle slowly through tranquil Tahuampa Lake, a black water lagoon with giant arapaima fishes (known locally as paiche). Early in the morning, a symphony of sounds will surely enchant your ears. Your destination will be a network of suspension bridges hanging high up in the treetops where you can explore the canopy at your leisure.

After lunch, explore Nauta Caño Creek and its various delights via skiff. You will also fish for the famous carnivorous piranhas! As night approaches, your guide will take you on a night safari in search of caiman alligators and night birds.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Delfin I

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Yarapa River And Piraña Caño Creek
Yarapa River, Peru
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Along the Yarapa River river, you will get to explore this tributary intimately. Start your morning with light paddling in kayaks and be fascinated by the sounds from the mysterious jungle.

IN the afternoon, you will visit the lovely Piraña Caño Creek which leads to a lagoon and ideal place to search for birds and playful monkeys. As your naturalist guide spots various creatures for you, you may also spot wildlife in the jungle with your newly trained eye.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Delfin I

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: San Francisco, Nauta And Iquitos Airport
Iquitos, Loreto, Peru
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Visit the San Francisco jungle community: On board skiffs, you will visit the community of San Francisco 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. Then stop by an area to see the women of this community and their amazing arts and crafts market.

Back aboard the Delfin I. Please take note you will be disembarking after lunch in Iquitos so take the time to gather and pack your things. With heavy hearts, 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 your 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). Here you will have the chance to meet and feed baby manatees and learn about these wonderful creatures and why they are on the endangered species list. 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 extraordinary program. Arrive at Iquitos Airport around 5:30pm for departing flights. Land personnel will wait with you at the airport and help you check in.

ACCOMMODATIONS: n/a

MEALS: breakfast and lunch

Region:
Amazon River, Peru
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WHAT'S INCLUDED

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  • All meals onboard.
  • All excursions as indicated.
  • Transfer to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights from Iquitos.
  • Entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
  • Equipment including rubber boots and rain ponchos.
  • Beverages including natural juices, soda, coffee, tea, water and beer, as well as Pisco sours, house cocktails and house wines with lunch and dinner.

NOTES

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In addition to the above 5-Day High-Water itinerary detailed above (running November-May typically), there is a 5-Day Low-Water route (typically June-October), plus shorter 4-day options detailed below for both seasons:

...5-Day Low Water Itinerary...

Day 1 - THU - Arrive in Iquitos and Embark Nauta

Day 2 - FRI - Fundo Casual & Yanayacu Pucate

Day 3 - SAT - Amazon Park & Nauta Cano Creek

Day 4 - SUN - Yarapa River Kayaking & Skiff Exploration

Day 5 - MON - San Francisco Community, Disembark Nauta & Manatee Rescue Center to Iquitos

...4-Day High Water Itinerary...

Day 1 - MON - Arrive in Iquitos and Embark Nauta

Day 2 - TUE - Fundo Casual & Yanayacu Pucate

Day 3 - WED - Amazon Park & Nauta Cano Creek

Day 4 - THU - San Francisco Community, Disembark Nauta & Manatee Rescue Center to Iquitos

...4-Day Low Water Itinerary...

Day 1 - MON - Arrive in Iquitos and Embark Nauta

Day 2 - TUE - Fundo Casual & Yanayacu Pucate

Day 3 - WED - Amazon Park & Jacinto Lake or Nauta Cano Creek

Day 4 - THU - San Francisco Community, Disembark Nauta & Manatee Rescue Center to Iquitos

Itinerary Notes: We may occasionally alter itineraries slightly for safety, or to take advantage of weather, wildlife, and unplanned discoveries. Our ability to be flexible makes our style of cruising unique.


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