5 Days / 4 Nights
The Amazon River is the longest and, for many, the most beautiful river in the world, carrying more fresh water to the sea than any other river on the planet. Exploring this river is an experience like no other, as you pass through the rainforest in one of the most biodiverse regions on Earth. It’s a magical experience, not only for the spectacular sights and the flora and fauna, but also for the indigenous communities that live in the rainforest and along the banks of the mighty river.
Of course, the Amazon is an unforgiving place. Remote, often impenetrable, and at times harsh, many explorers have floundered here over the centuries. But when you join us for an Amazon River cruise, you can rest assured that you’ll experience the jungle in safety and comfort, while at the same experiencing the rainforest and the river with expert guides who will give you a great understanding and appreciation for this incredible part of the world.
This Amazon cruise takes place aboard the Delfin II. This is true comfort and luxury, with 14 suites, four of which are master suites with 180° panoramic windows. You’ll always be comfortable on the Delfin II, with its beautiful dining room, observation deck and lounge, bar, and entertainment center, as well as other facilities on board.
Your Amazon adventure begins when members of the crew greet you at the airport in Iquitos. We’ll then set off in our private transport to Nauta, a small river port town on the banks of the Marañón River.
Once we arrive in Nauta, you’ll have a VIP greeting at the private port where the beautiful Delfin II river cruise ship will be waiting. Once you’re on board, our friendly and highly qualified staff will show you to your suite. It wi...
Early in the morning, we’ll set off in our river skiffs to Belluda Cano Creek, a spectacular tributary within the vast Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. The skiffs carried by the Delfin II let us explore tributaries and other locations otherwise inaccessible to the Delfin. Traveling in these smaller boats also gives us the best chance of seeing more wildlife. As we journey further into the jungle, we should see some gray and pink river dolphins. We’ll certainly see a wide a...
In the morning we’ll kayak along the calm Zapote River, through the wonderful rainforest. Your guides will take you upstream, where you’ll have a good chance to see the prehistoric-looking iguanas that laze in the sun. And as we paddle near the shoreline, we should see plenty of interesting creatures – it’s impossible to say what exactly, but one of the exciting things about this kind of excursion is that anything could be waiting behind the next meander or sit...
After a big breakfast on the Delfin II, we will head off to explore Clavero Lake in our skiffs. Hopefully we’ll meet some of the local residents, including squirrel monkeys and small groups of coatimundis.
Next we will venture along the Yarapa River, where you can explore the tributary in the kayaks and listen closely to the strange sounds emanating from deep within the mysterious jungle. Then we’ll board the skiffs again to visit the community of Puert...
Our final day is always tinged with sadness as we head back to the port in Nauta to disembark. When we arrive in Nauta, our staff back on dry land will be waiting for you, and they’ll drive you back to Iquitos. But the trip isn’t quite done yet! On our way from Nauta to Iquitos, we’ll visit the River Mammals Rescue and Rehabilitation Center (ACOBIA) where you will have the opportunity to meet orphaned baby manatees, which are quite possible the cutest, chubbiest litt...