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. Opportunities to fish for piranha and swim with pink Amazon river dolphins make this an unforgettable journey.

Highlights of the Delfin III Amazon Cruise include lengthy explorations aboard aluminum skiffs, sometimes taking breakfast and/or lunch aboard skiffs in order to take full advantage of wildlife viewing opportunities. Eight-passenger skiffs allow gentle, guided excursions to places like Yanayaquillo & Yanayacu, the best preserved and protected zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Walk the Fundo Casual jungle trail on “terra firma” (non-flooded forest) in search of the dynamic creatures and vegetation of the Amazon. Playful monkeys and birds are found along the lovely Piraña Caño Creek, and fauna like the giant Amazonian water lily Victoria regia can be found in small lagoons known as cochas. The one community visit on the Delfin III agenda is to San Francisco 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.

Itineraries in the Amazon vary based on high-water and low-water seasons. High-water season is November to May and allows 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.

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