Delfin II Amazon River Cruise

   
 

Delfin II Amazon River Cruise

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11 months ago

DURATION

5 Days

SEASON

Monthly (Except February)

RATES

USD 3,940.00 per person

EXPIRES

Dec 25, 2017
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DESCRIPTION

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This upscale Amazon River cruise aboard the 28-guest Delfin II takes you through a magical journey of discovery along the Amazon River. Your Amazon journey takes off on arrival in Iquitos, were you will be picked up and taken to your luxury river vessel for a 4- or 5-day expedition. Experience an ideal combination of a natural wonder, dramatic scenery and indigenous cultural history in a relaxed, self-contained way to explore the Amazon while sightseeing nature at its best, where flora and fauna are abundant and time seems to stand still. Quick-to-launch skiffs allow for up-close exploration off ship and, depending on the season, you'll see the region through a number of activities and wildlife encounters, including kayaking, fishing and hiking.

ADDITION RATE INFORMATION

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Rates vary by season and cabin starting at $3940 per person. Please see website for full details on rates.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Wed - Arrive Iquitos & Embark Nauta
Iquitos, Loreto, Peru
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After arriving at Iquitos International Airport, you will be assisted by Delfin II guides and transported by bus for about 1½ hours to Nauta. Nauta lies between Iquitos and the Marañon River, where the Delfin II is waiting for you. Upon boarding the Delfin II, your experienced crew will help you settle into your stateroom and introduce you to their extraordinary vessel. Upon embarking, it will soon be clear that you're traveling where few have gone before. You are now part of a select group of seasoned world travelers who visit remote Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, 5 million acres of protected, flooded forest, roughly the size of a small Central American country.

Dinner is served in the cozy dining room located at the back of the ship’s second deck. Because of its cultural diversity, Peruvian cuisine is considered one of the world’s finest, making the country an attractive culinary destination. Aside from providing you with a rainforest adventure, the Delfin II is also a unique culinary experience, offering the best of Amazonian - Peruvian cuisine in a cosmopolitan gourmet setting. Delfin's 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 dinner, your guides will use charts and short videos to conduct a brief orientation outlining the 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, fall under the spell of the beauty of an Amazonian night filled with hundreds of stars.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Delfin II

MEALS: dinner

Day 2: Thu - Clavero Lagoon & Belluda Caño Creek
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Loreto, Peru
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Wildlife is most abundant at dusk and dawn and an early rise is recommended for nature observation in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Explore Clavero Lake on board an aluminum skiff and you will have the chance to get deep into the rainforest and its fantastic diversity of flora and fauna.

In the afternoon, you will head for a spectacular tributary spot within the Pacaya Samiria Reserve via skiff. You will experience an unforgettable encounter with gray and pink river dolphins. Admire the active birds flying gracefully across the Amazon skies.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Delfin II

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Fri - Magdalena & Dorado River
Dorado River, Loreto, Peru
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One of the best ways to wake up in the Amazon is to go on an active excursion. This morning, go kayaking in the area known as Magdalena. There is also a nearby village where fishermen count their catches and locals are out and about in their wooden boats.

This afternoon, the wildlife and exquisite biodiversity you will experience will be outstanding. You will have the chance to enjoy some of the myriad bird species, colorful butterflies, diverse insects, and noisy monkey troops. When the night skies come, you’ll encounter a whole new world of adventure.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Delfin II

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: Sat - Pacaya River & Zapote River
Pacaya River, Loreto, Peru
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After breakfast you will have reached the Pacaya River at the very heart of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. This is Peru’s largest protected area with a mean annual rainfall of nearly 118 inches (3,000 millimeters) and by far the largest protected wetland reserve in the world. It is filled with lakes, palm swamps, and streams. The reserve becomes a flooded forest in the rainy season and is sure to be one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever visit. You will also have the chance to swim in one of the pristine Amazon lagoons in this wonderful region.

The afternoon is a perfect time for kayaking along the calm and inspiring rainforest waters. Prehistoric-looking iguanas laze in the sun as you travel along the shoreline searching for whatever the jungle has to offer. Squirrel monkeys are very active at this time of the day, when they move in large groups at mid- to upper- levels of primary and secondary lowland forest. As you float and paddle down the river, see if you can spot some elusive creatures on your own.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Delfin II

MEALS: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5: Sun - Puerto Miguel Village, Disembark Nauta & Manatee Rescue Center To Iquitos
Puerto Miguel, Loreto, Peru
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After breakfast, board skiffs and stop at the village of Puerto Miguel to meet local villagers. You will have the chance to learn about their culture, traditions and folklore. You may visit a typical schoolhouse where the children will be very happy to have visitors. Then stop by an area to enjoy an amazing arts and crafts market. Back aboard the Delfin II, continue down the Amazon River and enjoy a final lunch.

Disembark at Nauta, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to Iquitos. 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 this extraordinary program. At the Iquitos airport, say a final goodbye to the Delfin crew, who will help you check in.

ACCOMMODATIONS: n/a

MEALS: breakfast and lunch

WHAT'S INCLUDED

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  • all meals onboard
  • all excursions
  • equipment including rubber boots and rain ponchos
  • transfer to and from vessel when arriving on recommended flights from Iquitos
  • entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
  • beverages including beer, natural juices, soda, coffee, tea and water

NOTES

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Alternative Itinerary: There are two distinct seasons for the Amazon River Cruise. High Water/Rainy Season and Low Water/Dry Season. Sample itinerary shown is for the High Water/Rainy Season.

Delfin II Amazon River Cruise - Low Water Itinerary:

Day 1 - WED - Arrive in Iquitos and Embark

Day 2 - THU - Fundo Casual & Dorado River

Day 3 - FRI - Pacaya River & Zapote River

Day 4 - SAT - Supay Lake

Day 5 - SUN - Puerto Miguel Village, Disembark Nauta & Manatee Rescue Center to Iquitos

Additionally, a 4-day route is also available. Please click on the link to our website to view dates and other details.


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