Aerial view of modern beige riverboat with 3 decks cruising in the middle of the large Amazon River on a clear day in Peru.
Aerial view of Amazon travelers on yellow stand-up paddleboards among palm trees & thatch houses built over the water.
group of adventure travelers and a guide in a skiff deep in the amazon jungle with foliage on all sides of them
group of adventure travelers in a small motorized boat cruising down the amazon on a calm sunny day with the jungle in the background
Dark & tan monkey grips a tree trunk on a sunny day, seen during the Delfin III Amazon River Cruise in Peru.
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South America Amazon Cruise

Delfin III Amazon River Cruise

Spend 4 or 5 days exploring the Peruvian Amazon and Pacaya Samiria National Reserve aboard the 43-guest river cruise ship Delfin III. If wildlife viewing is your goal, the Delfin III Amazon River Cruise is the perfect choice. Expert guides are dedicated to pointing out Amazon animals—creatures hidden deep within the rainforest, such as blue and yellow macaws, scarlet macaws, toucans, umbrella birds, monkeys, river otters, capybaras and more.

Highlights of the Delfin III Amazon Cruise include lengthy explorations aboard aluminum skiffs, sometimes taking breakfast aboard skiffs in order to take full advantage of wildlife viewing opportunities. Eight-passenger skiffs allow gentle, guided excursions to places like Yanayacu Pucate and the Fundo Casual jungle trail, within the best preserved and protected zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Uniquely on the 5-day Low Water itinerary, reach the Palm Forest at the very heart of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. And uniquely on the 5-day High Water itinerary, explore Yanallpa and the Dorado River’s birds, butterflies noisy monkey troops. A community visit on each of the 5-day Delfin III agendas is to where fantastic arts and crafts made by local women are displayed and sold. One cannot experience the Amazon without meeting and learning about the local villagers who have called Amazonia home for generations.  

The 43-guest Delfin III immerses her passengers in the rainforest experience while simultaneously treating them to the highest levels of luxury. Beautifully finished with the finest details—panoramic windows, hardwood floors, designer furniture and handmade Peruvian artifacts—she is the perfect luxury river vessel for exploring as much wildlife as the Amazon has to offer.

The Delfin III offers high-water and low-water itineraries for its 5-day departures. High-water season is November to May and may allow for more extensive exploration and access via water. These months are ideal for travelers who prefer to duck into otherwise isolated corners of the reserve aboard speedy boats. Low-water season is June through October and may allow for more trail walks. This time of year is ideal for travelers who prefer to walk through the rainforest and discover its flora and fauna. All listed activities depend on water levels, weather and season. Travelers equipped with a sense of adventure and openness tend to enjoy their Delfin III journey in the Amazon rainforest even more.

Read on for details about this trip, or learn more about AdventureSmith’s Amazon cruises and Amazon trips.



Itinerary

5-Day High-Water Itinerary

The 5-Day High-Water Delfin III Amazon River Cruise operates round-trip from Iquitos, uniquely traveling along both the Maranon and the Ucayali River, which reaches the Pacaya River, the heart of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.

Route map of 5-Day High-Water Delfin III Amazon River Cruise, operating round-trip from Iquitos, Peru, with visits to Pahuachiro, Yanallpa, the Dorado River, the Pacaya River, Magdalena, the Yarapa River, Fundo Casual & the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals.
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Day 1
TUE - Arrive Iquitos, Embark Nauta & Ucayali River

Arrive to Iquitos and be met at the airport then transferred in a comfortable private vehicle to Nauta. Enjoy a boxed lunch on the way. Nauta is a small riverside town on the banks of the Marañon River and was the first city founded in the department of Loreto. Have a VIP greeting at the private port along the shores of the Marañon River where the vessel awaits.

Aboard Delfin III, qualified staff members introduce you to your exquisite and cozy suite, specially equipped with all the best amenities: orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, pillows of 100% pure natural latex, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning and private bathroom with Spanish style hot water showers all framed with a spacious private terrace. Fantastic panoramic views from the third deck observation area are complemented by exotic cocktails made with regional fruits and pisco, the beloved national brandy liquor of Peru. Your naturalist guide outlines the journey’s schedule, activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation, geographical and historical background and other useful details to prepare you for your Amazon cruise.

Set off by skiff on the first excursion, to visit birds and monkeys. Birdwatchers may find the elegant heron. Enjoy great photo opportunities while witnessing the first Amazon Rainforest sunset.

Accommodations

Delfin III

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Day 2
WED - Yanallpa & Dorado River

This morning, consider getting up early to watch birds. Jump on the skiffs and head to an area with large trees and old palm trees, watching for several parrot species and a number of other birds. Look for red-bellied macaws, as well different types of raptors, woodpeckers and swallows. Hope to hear loud and distinctive sounds of blue and yellow macaws.

In the afternoon, search for Amazon wildlife along the Dorado River and experience the biodiversity of the region with expert guides who have spent their lives in the area. Enjoy myriad bird species, colorful butterflies and other diverse insects and noisy monkey troops throughout the day. When the night shift begins, encounter a whole new world of adventure.

Accommodations

Delfin III

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
THU - Pacaya River & Magdalena

The Pacaya River at the very heart of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Peru’s largest protected area has a mean annual rainfall of nearly 3,000 millimeters and is the largest protected wetland reserve in the world. Filled with lakes, palm swamps and streams, the reserve becomes a flooded forest in the high-water season and is sure to be one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever visit. Enjoy the chance to swim in one of the most pristine Amazon lagoons in this wonderful region.

After lunch, skiff to the narrower channels to explore the thick rainforest, looking for some of the more typical and iconic birds of the New World tropics, such as the lettered aracari toucan, the straightbilled woodcreeper and the white-eared jacamar. Later on, travel near Flor de Castaña for an opportunity to swim among pink dolphins.

Accommodations

Delfin III

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
FRI - Yarapa River & Fundo Casual

After breakfast, intimately explore the Yarapa River, listening closely for the sounds from within the mysterious jungle. Traveling down a wide creek to an attractive hidden lagoon, absorb the beauty of the landscape and look for wildlife like hawks, terns, herons and monkeys chattering close by. Travel past many more inhabitants of the Amazon and learn how the ribereños are an important part of this complex bionetwork and how your presence here could make a difference to the future of this magical land of the Incas. Look out for specific types of animals like the pygmy marmoset, squirrel monkey and perhaps even the monk saki. This medium-sized monkey with the thick fur and bushy tail seems better dressed for the Arctic than the Amazon.

After lunch, appreciate one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve: Fundo Casual. The walk at Fundo Casual jungle trail heads deep into the rainforest on terra firma (non-flooded forest) where the guide will point out dynamic creatures and Amazonian vegetation. Be sure to keep an attentive eye open for spotting impressive Amazon wildlife.

Accommodations

Delfin III

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
SAT - Disembark Nauta, Rescue & Rehabilitation Center to Iquitos

With heavy hearts, the staff wishes you farewell. Disembark at the port of Nauta and travel by private vehicle to the city of Iquitos, about a 60-mile journey by paved road. On the way, visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (Amazon Forever) for the chance to meet baby manatees and learn why these wonderful and docile creatures are on the endangered species list. Have the opportunity to pet and feed these kind manatees, as well as other animals cared for by the center that have been rescued from capture and other threatening conditions. Donations to this ambitious organization are welcome. At the airport, land personnel await with your boarding passes to help you check in at Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport in Iquitos. The return flight will take you directly to the city of Lima, the capital of Peru.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

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Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All meals while on board; all excursions and equipment, including use of rubber boots and rain ponchos; group transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights to Iquitos; entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve; coffee, tea, purified water, sodas, local beer, Pisco-based cocktails; house wine with lunch and dinner.

Exclusions

Airfare to/from destination; premium wines & spirits, imported mineral waters, beers and specialty coffees; cost of medical emergencies or evacuation; insurance of any kind; gratuities; additional transportation services; any additional bar consumptions; spa services; and items of a personal nature.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 151 days – full refund except for $200 service charge
150 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Delfin III Amazon River Cruise begins and ends in Iquitos, Peru (IQT). Group transfers to/from Iquitos airport to embarkation/disembarkation points are included for travelers arriving and departing on scheduled arrival/departure days and recommended LAN flights. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Explorations

All excursions are included with your cruise rate. For all short transport (such as from the vessel to land for hiking) and wildlife seeking excursions, travel is via skiff boats. Skiffs are quick to launch, stable to ride and ready to navigate into the most hidden corners of the Amazon. Each skiff seats eight passengers and comes with its own expert naturalist guide and captain and abides by all safety regulations.

Nature Walks

Due to the conditions of the wet and humid rainforest, you will be outfitted with waterproof rubber boot rentals (included) for your comfort and convenience. Before each outing, the boots will be provided for you; after each outing, they will be returned to the staff for cleaning. Rain ponchos are also provided for your use.

Community Visits

It is possible to create very intimate experiences with the local native community people. For example, there are many young children and families in communities who have various needs in the absence of their own resources, so any help will be very useful. Kids love t-shirts, pencils, notebooks and toys.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% (75% for Owner & Corner Suites) supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability.

Families & Children

Kids 7 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates. Children aged 11 or under at time of departure are eligible for a 20% discount from the adult rate. There are four suites interconnected to cater to families’ needs.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, season, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. Itineraries in the Amazon may vary based on the high water season of November to May and low water season of June to October. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

5-Day Low-Water Itinerary

The 5-Day Low-Water Delfin III Amazon River Cruise operates round-trip from Iquitos, traveling along the Maranon River and uniquely reaching the Samiria River, which is the heart of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Other unique visitor sites include the Palm Forest, Samiria River, and confluence of the Ucayali, Maranon and Amazon rivers.

Route map of 5-Day Low-Water Delfin III Amazon River Cruise, operating round-trip from Iquitos, Peru, with visits to Pahuachiro, Nauta Cano, Fundo Casual, Yanayacu Pucate, Yachay, Amazon Natural Park, Palm Forest, the Samiria River, Amazon Confluence, San Francisco, Piranha Creek & the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals.
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Day 1
TUE - Arrive Iquitos, Embark Nauta, Pahuachiro & Nauta Cano

Arrive to Iquitos and be met at the airport then transferred in a comfortable private vehicle to Nauta. Enjoy a boxed lunch on the way. Nauta is a small riverside town on the banks of the Marañon River and was the first city founded in the department of Loreto. Enjoy a VIP greeting at the private port along the shores of the Marañon River where the vessel awaits you.

Aboard Delfin I, qualified staff members introduce you to your exquisite and cozy suite, specially equipped with all the best amenities: orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, pillows of 100% pure natural latex, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning and private bathroom with Spanish style hot water showers all framed with a spacious private terrace. Fantastic panoramic views from the third deck observation area are complemented by exotic cocktails made with regional fruits and pisco, the beloved national brandy liquor of Peru. The naturalist guide outlines the journey’s schedule, activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation, geographical and historical background and other useful details to prepare you for your Amazon cruise.

Head down the Marañon River to a location known as Pahuachiro. Spend some time in search of birds and playful monkeys. The naturalist guide spots various creatures. Enjoy great photo opportunities while witnessing the first Amazon Rainforest sunset.

After dinner, visit Nauta Caño Creek, known for squirrel and silver back tamarillo monkeys, birds, dolphins and even sloths! Skim the riverbanks for small caimans and spiders, as well as insects of all colors, shapes and sizes.

Accommodations

Delfin III

Meals

lunch, dinner

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Day 2
WED - Fundo Casual, Yanayacu Pucate & Yachay

After breakfast, appreciate one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve: Fundo Casual. The walk at Fundo Casual jungle trail heads deep into the rainforest on terra firma (non-flooded forest) where the guide will point out dynamic creatures and Amazonian vegetation. Be sure to keep an attentive eye open for spotting impressive Amazon wildlife.

After lunch, cruise through the Yanayacu and Pucate Rivers, peeking into different creeks and lagoons. This is one of the best preserved and protected zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. The guide pinpoints all the biodiversity of this region. Consider interacting directly with the waters of the Amazon by going out on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Watch for the famous pink river dolphins!

After dinner, visit the village of Yachay, which receives few outside visitors; even fewer come to seek out the Shaman, Carola, healer and spiritual guide to hundreds of jungle dwellers. Pay a visit to Carola for a shaman ceremony.

Accommodations

Delfin III

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 3
THU - Amazon Natural Park & Palm Forest

This morning, experience the unique opportunity of walking the only canopy walkway in the area—an experience unequaled in the rainforest. At a height of over 85 feet and extending for one-third of a mile, the Canopy Walkway provides a view of the rainforest from the treetops, the best vantage point for observing Amazon wildlife and vegetation. Spread between 14 of the area’s largest rainforest trees, the suspended walkway is one of the longest in the world and is accessible to all, requiring no special skills or equipment. Next, enjoy the terra firma forest and note the differences between your previous hike and this one.

Next, reach the trip’s highlight: the Palm Forest at the very heart of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Peru’s largest protected area has a mean annual rainfall of nearly 3,000 millimeters and is the largest protected wetland reserve in the world. Filled with lakes, palm swamps and streams, the reserve becomes a flooded forest in the high-water season and is sure to be one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever visit. Enjoy the chance to swim in one of the most pristine Amazon lagoons in this wonderful region.

Accommodations

Delfin III

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 4
FRI - Samiria River, Amazon Confluence, San Francisco & Piranha Creek

This morning, skiff through the Samiria River and its tributaries, where an abundance of wildlife hides in the deep rainforest, such as blue and yellow macaws, scarlet macaws, toucans, umbrella birds, monkeys, river others, capybaras and more. The naturalists pinpoint all the biodiversity of the region. This is also a popular dolphin feeding spot so watch for them while enjoying a picnic breakfast here.

Next, toast and witness the distinguished colors of the 3 rivers, better known as the “Union de los Ríos.” The Ucayali River confluences with the Marañón River upstream of Iquitos, Peru, to form what countries other than Brazil consider to be the main stem of the Amazon River.

Board the skiffs towards the community of San Francisco to meet local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations. Possibly step into a typical schoolhouse where the children will be very happy to have visitors and then stop by an area to see the women of this community who have a most amazing arts & craft market.

Later, head down the Marañon River to a location known as Piraña Caño. By kayak or skiff, explore this creek which leads to a lagoon–an ideal place to search for birds and monkeys. Guides will help spot exotic Amazon wildlife while you sit back and enjoy the surrounding beauty.

Accommodations

Delfin III

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

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Day 5
SAT - Disembark Nauta, Rescue & Rehabilitation Center to Iquitos

With heavy hearts, the staff wishes you farewell. Disembark at the port of Nauta and travel by private vehicle to the city of Iquitos, about a 60-mile journey by paved road. On the way, visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (Amazon Forever) for the chance to meet baby manatees and learn why these wonderful and docile creatures are on the endangered species list. Have the opportunity to pet and feed these kind manatees, as well as other animals cared for by the center that have been rescued from capture and other threatening conditions. Donations to this ambitious organization are welcome. At the airport, land personnel await with your boarding passes to help you check in at Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport in Iquitos. The return flight will take you directly to the city of Lima, the capital of Peru.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All meals while on board; all excursions and equipment, including use of rubber boots and rain ponchos; group transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights to Iquitos; entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve; coffee, tea, purified water, sodas, local beer, Pisco-based cocktails; house wine with lunch and dinner.

Exclusions

Airfare to/from destination; premium wines & spirits, imported mineral waters, beers and specialty coffees; cost of medical emergencies or evacuation; insurance of any kind; gratuities; additional transportation services; any additional bar consumptions; spa services; and items of a personal nature.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 151 days – full refund except for $200 service charge
150 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Delfin III Amazon River Cruise begins and ends in Iquitos, Peru (IQT). Group transfers to/from Iquitos airport to embarkation/disembarkation points are included for travelers arriving and departing on scheduled arrival/departure days and recommended LAN flights. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Explorations

All excursions are included with your cruise rate. For all short transport (such as from the vessel to land for hiking) and wildlife seeking excursions, travel is via skiff boats. Skiffs are quick to launch, stable to ride and ready to navigate into the most hidden corners of the Amazon. Each skiff seats eight passengers and comes with its own expert naturalist guide and captain and abides by all safety regulations.

Nature Walks

Due to the conditions of the wet and humid rainforest, you will be outfitted with waterproof rubber boot rentals (included) for your comfort and convenience. Before each outing, the boots will be provided for you; after each outing, they will be returned to the staff for cleaning. Rain ponchos are also provided for your use.

Community Visits

It is possible to create very intimate experiences with the local native community people. For example, there are many young children and families in communities who have various needs in the absence of their own resources, so any help will be very useful. Kids love t-shirts, pencils, notebooks and toys.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% (75% for Owner & Corner Suites) supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability.

Families & Children

Kids 7 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates. Children aged 11 or under at time of departure are eligible for a 20% discount from the adult rate. There are four suites interconnected to cater to families’ needs.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, season, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. Itineraries in the Amazon may vary based on the high water season of November to May and low water season of June to October. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

4-Day Itinerary

The 4-Day Delfin III Amazon River Cruise operates round-trip from Iquitos, traveling along the Maranon River with a unique visit to Iquitos Cano.

Route map of 4-Day Delfin III Amazon River Cruise, operating round-trip from Iquitos, Peru, with visits to Pahuachiro, Nauta Cano, Las Palmas, Amazon Natural Park, Yachay, Yanayaquillo, Piranha Creek & the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals.
Read More
Day 1
SAT - Arrive Iquitos, Embark Nauta & Pahuachiro

Arrive to Iquitos and be met at the airport then transferred in a comfortable private vehicle to Nauta. Enjoy a boxed lunch on the way. Nauta is a small riverside town on the banks of the Marañon River and was the first city founded in the department of Loreto. Enjoy a VIP greeting at the private port along the shores of the Marañon River where the vessel awaits you.

Aboard Delfin II, qualified staff members introduce you to your exquisite and cozy suite, specially equipped with all the best amenities: orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, pillows of 100% pure natural latex, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning and private bathroom with Spanish style hot water showers all framed with a spacious private terrace. Fantastic panoramic views from the third deck observation area are complemented by exotic cocktails made with regional fruits and pisco, the beloved national brandy liquor of Peru. The naturalist guide outlines the journey’s schedule, activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation, geographical and historical background and other useful details to prepare you for your Amazon cruise.

Head down the Marañon River to a location known as Pahuachiro. Spend some time in search of birds and playful monkeys. The naturalist guide spots various creatures. Enjoy great photo opportunities while witnessing the first Amazon Rainforest sunset.

Accommodations

Delfin III

Meals

lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 2
SUN - Iquitos Cano, Amazon Natural Park, Yanayacu Pucate & Nauta Cano

This morning, consider getting up early to appreciate one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. The early morning hours are the best time of day to watch birds. Jump on the skiffs and head to this area with large trees and old palm trees, watching for several parrot species and a number of other birds. Look for the famous hoatzins nesting a few feet above water, and perhaps a sloth or two of the three-toed kind.

Next, experience the unique opportunity of walking the only canopy walkway in the area—an experience unequaled in the rainforest. At a height of over 85 feet and extending for one-third of a mile, the Canopy Walkway provides a view of the rainforest from the treetops, the best vantage point for observing Amazon wildlife and vegetation. Spread between 14 of the area’s largest rainforest trees, the suspended walkway is one of the longest in the world and is accessible to all, requiring no special skills or equipment. Next, enjoy the terra firma forest and note the differences between your previous hike and this one.

After lunch, cruise through the Yanayacu and Pucate Rivers, peeking into different creeks and lagoons. This is one of the best preserved and protected zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. The guide pinpoints all the biodiversity of this region. Consider interacting directly with the waters of the Amazon by going out on a kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Watch for the famous pink river dolphins!

After dinner, visit Nauta Caño Creek, known for squirrel and silver back tamarillo monkeys, birds, dolphins and even sloths! Skim the riverbanks for small caimans and spiders, as well as insects of all colors, shapes and sizes.

Accommodations

Delfin III

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 3
MON - Nauta Cano & Fundo Casual

Nauta Caño Creek is known for squirrel and silver back tamarillo monkeys, birds, dolphins and even sloths! Skim the riverbanks for small caimans and spiders, as well as insects of all colors, shapes and sizes.

After lunch, appreciate one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve: Fundo Casual. The walk at Fundo Casual jungle trail heads deep into the rainforest on terra firma (non-flooded forest) where the guide will point out dynamic creatures and Amazonian vegetation. Be sure to keep an attentive eye open for spotting impressive Amazon wildlife.

Accommodations

Delfin III

Meals

breakfast, lunch, dinner

Read More
Day 4
TUE - Disembark Nauta, Rescue & Rehabilitation Center to Iquitos

With heavy hearts, the staff wishes you farewell. Disembark at the port of Nauta and travel by private vehicle to the city of Iquitos, about a 60-mile journey by paved road. On the way, visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (Amazon Forever) for the chance to meet baby manatees and learn why these wonderful and docile creatures are on the endangered species list. Have the opportunity to pet and feed these kind manatees, as well as other animals cared for by the center that have been rescued from capture and other threatening conditions. Donations to this ambitious organization are welcome. At the airport, land personnel await with your boarding passes to help you check in at Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport in Iquitos. The return flight will take you directly to the city of Lima, the capital of Peru.

Accommodations

n/a

Meals

breakfast

Read More
Details
Inclusions, Terms & Notes

Included

All meals while on board; all excursions and equipment, including use of rubber boots and rain ponchos; group transfers to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights to Iquitos; entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve; coffee, tea, purified water, sodas, local beer, Pisco-based cocktails; house wine with lunch and dinner.

Exclusions

Airfare to/from destination; premium wines & spirits, imported mineral waters, beers and specialty coffees; cost of medical emergencies or evacuation; insurance of any kind; gratuities; additional transportation services; any additional bar consumptions; spa services; and items of a personal nature.

Payment & Cancellation

In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 151 days – full refund except for $200 service charge
150 to 91 days – 100% of deposit
90 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost

Terms & Conditions

This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.

Arrival & Departure

The Delfin III Amazon River Cruise begins and ends in Iquitos, Peru (IQT). Group transfers to/from Iquitos airport to embarkation/disembarkation points are included for travelers arriving and departing on scheduled arrival/departure days and recommended LAN flights. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.

Activities

Explorations

All excursions are included with your cruise rate. For all short transport (such as from the vessel to land for hiking) and wildlife seeking excursions, travel is via skiff boats. Skiffs are quick to launch, stable to ride and ready to navigate into the most hidden corners of the Amazon. Each skiff seats eight passengers and comes with its own expert naturalist guide and captain and abides by all safety regulations.

Nature Walks

Due to the conditions of the wet and humid rainforest, you will be outfitted with waterproof rubber boot rentals (included) for your comfort and convenience. Before each outing, the boots will be provided for you; after each outing, they will be returned to the staff for cleaning. Rain ponchos are also provided for your use.

Community Visits

It is possible to create very intimate experiences with the local native community people. For example, there are many young children and families in communities who have various needs in the absence of their own resources, so any help will be very useful. Kids love t-shirts, pencils, notebooks and toys.

Room Configuration

Single travelers wishing to book a double-occupancy cabin may do so at a 50% (75% for Owner & Corner Suites) supplement of the per-person listed rate in select cabins upon availability.

Families & Children

Kids 7 years and older are welcomed aboard all departure dates. Children aged 11 or under at time of departure are eligible for a 20% discount from the adult rate. There are four suites interconnected to cater to families’ needs.

Travel Insurance

Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.

Itinerary Notes

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, season, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain’s discretion. Itineraries in the Amazon may vary based on the high water season of November to May and low water season of June to October. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique.

Rates & Dates

Cruise Rates & Dates

High-water season is November to May and may allow for more extensive exploration and access via water. Low-water season is June through October and may allow for more trail walks.

2023 departures available. Contact us for rates and to book your space.

See Deals section for details on flexible booking policies.

Nov 30 - Dec 04, 2021
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Dec 14 - Dec 18, 2021
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Dec 18 - Dec 21, 2021
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Dec 21 - Dec 25, 2021
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Dec 25 - Dec 28, 2021
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Dec 28 - Jan 01, 2022
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Jan 04 - Jan 08, 2022
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Jan 18 - Jan 22, 2022
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Jan 22 - Jan 25, 2022
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Jan 25 - Jan 29, 2022
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Jan 29 - Feb 01, 2022
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Feb 01 - Feb 05, 2022
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Feb 05 - Feb 08, 2022
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Feb 08 - Feb 12, 2022
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Feb 12 - Feb 15, 2022
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Feb 26 - Mar 01, 2022
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Mar 12 - Mar 15, 2022
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Mar 15 - Mar 19, 2022
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Mar 19 - Mar 22, 2022
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Mar 22 - Mar 26, 2022
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Mar 26 - Mar 29, 2022
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Mar 29 - Apr 02, 2022
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Apr 02 - Apr 05, 2022
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Apr 12 - Apr 16, 2022
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Apr 16 - Apr 19, 2022
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Apr 23 - Apr 26, 2022
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Apr 26 - Apr 30, 2022
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May 03 - May 07, 2022
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May 07 - May 10, 2022
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May 14 - May 17, 2022
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May 21 - May 24, 2022
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May 24 - May 28, 2022
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Jun 04 - Jun 07, 2022
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Jun 11 - Jun 14, 2022
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Jun 14 - Jun 18, 2022
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Jun 18 - Jun 21, 2022
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Jun 21 - Jun 25, 2022
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Jun 25 - Jun 28, 2022
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Jun 28 - Jul 03, 2022
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Jul 02 - Jul 05, 2022
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Jul 05 - Jul 09, 2022
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Jul 09 - Jul 12, 2022
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Jul 12 - Jul 16, 2022
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Jul 16 - Jul 19, 2022
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Jul 19 - Jul 23, 2022
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Jul 23 - Jul 26, 2022
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Jul 26 - Jul 30, 2022
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Jul 30 - Aug 02, 2022
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Aug 02 - Aug 06, 2022
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Aug 06 - Aug 09, 2022
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Aug 20 - Aug 23, 2022
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Aug 23 - Aug 27, 2022
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Aug 27 - Aug 30, 2022
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Aug 30 - Sep 03, 2022
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Sep 03 - Sep 06, 2022
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Sep 06 - Sep 10, 2022
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Sep 10 - Sep 13, 2022
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Sep 17 - Sep 20, 2022
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Sep 24 - Sep 27, 2022
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Sep 27 - Oct 01, 2022
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Oct 01 - Oct 04, 2022
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Oct 04 - Oct 08, 2022
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Oct 08 - Oct 11, 2022
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Oct 11 - Oct 15, 2022
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Oct 15 - Oct 18, 2022
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Oct 22 - Oct 25, 2022
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Oct 25 - Oct 29, 2022
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Oct 29 - Nov 01, 2022
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Nov 01 - Nov 05, 2022
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Nov 05 - Nov 08, 2022
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Nov 08 - Nov 12, 2022
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Nov 15 - Nov 19, 2022
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Nov 19 - Nov 22, 2022
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Nov 22 - Nov 26, 2022
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Nov 29 - Dec 03, 2022
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Dec 03 - Dec 06, 2022
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Dec 17 - Dec 20, 2022
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Dec 20 - Dec 24, 2022
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Dec 27 - Dec 31, 2022
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Accommodation

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Delfin III

The all-suite Delfin III was launched in October 2015, adding a fully modern river vessel to the Peruvian Amazon. Offering just 22 suites with a capacity for 43 guests, the Delfin III provides a luxurious and intimate venue to learn about one of the world’s most important waterways.

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Flexible Cancellation Available Up to 1 Week Before Departure on Delfin I, II & III Amazon Cruises

Book your Amazon cruise aboard Delfin I, II or III with confidence using these risk-free, flexible policy details.

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Machu Picchu Explorer

Travel to Peru's most spectacular archaeological monument in South America: the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu. This 5- or 6-day Machu Picchu Explorer adventure includes Cusco, the Urubamba Valley and upscale accommodations.

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Ocean Spray Galapagos Cruises offer tailor-made itineraries aboard the 16-guest mega-catamaran Ocean Spray. Visit remote islands with top bilingual naturalist guides while enjoying luxury accommodations.

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On this 11-day Peru Highlights tour, visit Lima, Arequipa, Lake Titicaca, Cusco, the Sacred Valley of Urubamba, Machu Picchu and more. Stay in upscale hotels, meet the people and traditions, delight your palate, embrace nature and discover Peru.

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The 8-guest Delfin I is one of the most intimate, luxurious and active vessels in which to experience the Peruvian Amazon. Choose from carefully crafted 4- or 5-day itineraries that allow you to kayak, stand-up paddleboard and visit local communities.

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Aria Amazon River Cruise

Explore the Amazon aboard the 32-guest luxury Aria while cruising three of Peru's powerful tributaries: Marañón, Ucayali and Pacaya. Fish for piranha, swim with pink dolphins, stargaze and experience Amazonia culture. The vibrant rainforest awaits!

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Explore flooded Peruvian Amazon forests, lakes and tributaries on this 4- or 5-day Amazon River cruise aboard the 28-guest Delfin II. Daily excursions reveal a world of colorful wildlife and local communities that have been in Peru's Amazon for generations.

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