Delfin Amazon Cruises, Peruvian Amazon

 

The ultimate in Amazon Rainforest and river exploration

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The Amazon comprises half of the planet’s remaining rainforest and the Amazon River is the life force of this amazing ecosystem. Cruising aboard a luxury Delfin Amazon vessel allows you to experience its boundless beauty and diversity.

Delfin Amazon Cruises operate in the remote Pacaya Samiria National Reserve which spans more that 5 million acres. Known also as the ‘mirror forest’, it is the largest protected flooded forest in the world, making it a prime swathe of intact jungle. During the rainy season in the Andes, water levels rise throughout all the rivers of Amazonia, flooding 85% of the reserve and rendering is accessible only by boat. During the lower water season life regenerates in many fascinating ways, the flora and fauna are transformed and the Pacaya Samiria becomes ideal for discovery on foot.

Delfin’s small luxury ships will take you to the heart of this astonishing ecosystem. Your Amazon journey takes off in Iquitos were you will be picked up and taken to your vessel and in the following days you will experience a combination of natural wonders, dramatic scenery and indigenous cultural history. Small skiff boat and kayak exploration will allow you to reach the remotest pockets of the Peruvian Amazon and you’ll visit local communities, browse vibrant markets, try your hand at piranha fishing, learn about the plight of manatees at the Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre of River Mammals, swim with dolphins and come face to face with the Amazon’s fascinating flora and fauna with a mixture of both day and night safaris.

Cruising on one of Delfin’s luxury vessel is a relaxed and exclusive way to explore the rainforest biosphere, showcasing nature at its most extraordinary. All vessels offer an immersive rainforest experiences with the highest levels of luxury.


 

Delfin I

Delfin I is the most luxurious vessel with just 4 exquisite, oversized suites. It features floor-to-ceiling windows that allow nature to be part of the natural décor. The top deck features a lounge area, bar and entertainment centre – ideal spots in which to relax while the jungle unfolds before your eyes. The four suites all have private panoramic terraces and two offer a private whirlpool for the ultimate relaxation immersed in nature.

Delfin II

Delfin II has 14 large guest suites in total. Four Master Suites boast 180° panoramic windows, and of the remaining ten, four can be interconnected to accommodate families. The dining room, observation deck and lounge, bar, entertainment centre and library are ideal places to relax, enjoy the scenery and interact with other guests to swap stories after a day of engaging excursions. New to the Delfin II are the additions of an exercise space, spa and lecture room. The dining is exceptional with exotic culinary delights prepared daily and infused with inspiration from the surrounding rainforest. Throughout the boat oversized windows create a sense of indoor/outdoor living and allow you to feel truly immersed in the rainforest.

Delfin III

Delfin’s newest vessel, the Delfin III, is the largest in the fleet with a capacity of up to 43 passengers. It has been beautifully finished with the finest details, hardwood floors, designer furniture and handmade Peruvian artefacts. Guests have the option of four room classes. On the first deck there are 8 Suites complete with floor to ceiling panoramic windows as well as 2 spacious Corner Suites facing the front of the ship. The second deck is comprised of 10 Upper Suites and the largest of all, the Owner’s Suite. The top deck features beautiful indoor and outdoor lounges, a sundeck with plunge pool, a spa and gym, and a bar.

Please note that all vessels are available for private charter subject to availability.  Please enquire.

 

For further information, full itineraries, prices and photos of each vessel please contact us


 

Why we like it

  • Boutique Amazon River cruising
  • Small group activities
  • Exceptional guides
  • Unrivalled access to the Peruvian Rainforest
  • Exploration by boat & on foot

At a Glance

Example itinerary based on the 5D|4N high water itinerary for Delfin I. Please contact us for further details and additional itineraries. All vessels are available for private charter subject to availability.

Day 1 | PM arrival to Iquitos, transfer to Nauta and embark
Day 2 | AM Skiff exploration | PM Skiff exploration and swimming with dolphins
Day 3 | AM Catamaran journey & canopy walk | PM Skiff exploration, piranha fishing & night safari
Day 4 | AM Skiff exploration and kayaking | PM Lagoon exploration for birds & monkeys
Day 5 | AM Visit local community and market. Disembark, visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre of River Mammals (ACOBIA) to learn about manatees and other threatened species en route to Iquitos.

Key facts

Flooded season (very wet) | Nov to May | Sligthly cooler temperatures, possible to get close to birds and animals, glorious floods, little opportunity to explore on foot.
Dry (but still very wet) season | June to October | Hotter with less rain, some jungle hiking possible, great fishing, easier to spot monkeys, exotic migratory birds
NOTE: Both seasons are very wet and very beautiful. Only 10% more rain falls in the wet season.
Prices start from USD$1500 per person aboard Delfin III
4D|3N voyages operate Mon-Thu | whilst the 5D|4N voyages operate Thur-Mon
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