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Delfin Amazon Cruises

Delfin Amazon Cruises is the pioneer upscale river cruise operator in the Amazon, offering luxury small ship cruises aboard its 8-guest Delfin and 28-guest Delfin II.

Delfin Amazon Cruises History

Launched in early 2006 by its founder and CEO Aldo Macchiavello, a former senior banker with 25 years experience in the financial sector, the company is the culmination of a dream shared by his wife, Lissy: to run a boutique travel business in their amazing country, Peru. A graduate of Purdue University’s Krannert Graduate School of Management, with over 25 years in the banking sector, Aldo has in-depth knowledge of Peru and a passion for tourism. Aldo brings to the business a unique combination of professionalism, vision, operational capabilities and the touch of a first-class host.

Cofounder and Services Manager Lissy Urteaga has a background in art, interior design and extensive international travel experience. Together, Lissy and Aldo have created just the right combination of exclusivity and charm to make cruising on the Amazon on board the Delfin I & Delfin II an Amazon icon.

Delfin Amazon Small Ship Cruises

Delfin Amazon Cruises has a long-term commitment with the Amazon and with its guests. The company goal is to provide top-quality services, from the minute its travelers set foot on Iquitos until they depart back home. Amenities and extras along with a Delfin cruise include transfers in a completely refurbished 1985 Mercedes Benz turned into a limousine-styled bus with panoramic windows and Delfin’s VIP Lounge & Restaurant Al Frio y Al Fuego, which floats in the middle of the Itaya River.

Delfin Amazon Cruises guides, skippers, chefs and crew members—many of them native Amazonians—are experienced and trained professionals as well as charming travel companions. With a crew of 12 for an average of 10 to 14 passengers per cruise, travelers receive personal and undivided attention.

Delfin works intensely with local communities and with the women and school children of Puerto Miguel, a local community in the river shores of the Yarapa and Ucayali River. On Delfin vessels find the artwork of these talented women, and look for the Arts & Craft market where they showcase their works that has been spearheaded by Delfin to prevent overfishing and create a steady stream of income for the village.

Why Choose Delfin Amazon Cruises

Delfin Amazon Cruises has taken personalized boutique travel and services well beyond the expected. Delfin cruises truly discover the Amazon Rainforest in the most unique and personal style.