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 III. The 168-foot-long Delfin III is the largest ship in the Delfin fleet. This beautiful ship built in 2015 and re-imagined in 2017 to explore the rainforest and rivers of the Amazon. Its 22 wonderful suites provide the highest levels of comfort for up to 44 passengers, and the top deck features indoor and outdoor lounge areas, a sundeck with plunge pool, a spa, a gym, and of course a bar.
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 3 Amazon cruise ship will be waiting. Once you’re on board, our friendly and highly qualified staff will show you to your suite. It wi...
Day 2 begins with a trip to Fundo Casual, where we’ll find a trailhead that takes you into the depths of the jungle. As you walk, your guide will point out all the creatures you can see, as well as interesting trees and medicinal plants.
Afterwards, we will start crossing through the Yanayacu and Pucate rivers, into one of the best preserved and protected areas of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. At Yanayacu-Pucate, we’ll see numerous streams and lagoons,...
We’ll start the day by heading off in our river skiffs. The skiffs carried by the Delfin III 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. We’ll take our skiffs along the Samiria River and its tributaries, where an abundance of wildlife hides in the deep rainforest, including blue and yellow macaws, scarlet macaws, toucans, umbrella birds, monkeys,...
In the morning we’ll visit the community of San Francisco, from where we will take a short skiff ride and jungle walk to meet local villagers who have called the Amazon their home for generations. Here we will also visit a market featuring amazing arts and crafts from the local women.
We’ll also take the skiffs along the Marayali River, where we should be able to see sloths and iguanas. Recently, this area has also become a favorite hangout for Amazonia...
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...