female solo traveler in a hat and life jacket looks to the side of a skiff cruising down the amazon river in peru on a sunny day while the guide sits on the front with his feet hanging off
sloth with spotted coat hanging down from a tree in the amazon jungle with large leaves surrounding it
small bird perched on a branch with the jungle in the background on the delfin iii amazon river cruise
group of adventure travelers and a guide in a skiff deep in the amazon jungle with foliage on all sides of them
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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. 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. Uniquely on the 5-day High Water itinerary, 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. 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.



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 of River Mammals (ACOBIA) 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 (ACOBIA) 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, local soft drinks, local beer, house cocktails, 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.

Fishing

In the depths of the Amazon jungle, deep inside lagoons and creeks, pursue the fierce fishes of the Peruvian Amazon while enjoying the comfort, security and style of a Delfin Amazon Cruise experience. Encounter the ubiquitous piranha, gigantic awe-inspiring Amazon catfish and other exotic sporting species. As a commitment to the environment, there is a strict policy of catch and release.

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. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; 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 of River Mammals (ACOBIA) 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 (ACOBIA) 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, local soft drinks, local beer, house cocktails, 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.

Fishing

In the depths of the Amazon jungle, deep inside lagoons and creeks, pursue the fierce fishes of the Peruvian Amazon while enjoying the comfort, security and style of a Delfin Amazon Cruise experience. Encounter the ubiquitous piranha, gigantic awe-inspiring Amazon catfish and other exotic sporting species. As a commitment to the environment, there is a strict policy of catch and release.

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. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; 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 unique visits to Las Palmas and Yanayaquillo.

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.
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Day 1
SAT - 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 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.

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
SUN - Las Palmas, Amazon Natural Park & Yachay

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 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

Read More
Day 3
MON - Yanayaquillo & Piranha Creek

This morning, cruise through the Yanayaquillo, 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. This is also a popular dolphin feeding spot so watch for them while enjoying a picnic breakfast here. Also try your hand at piranha fishing.

After lunch, head down into 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

Read More
Day 4
TUE - Disembark Nauta, Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA) 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 (ACOBIA) 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, local soft drinks, local beer, house cocktails, 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.

Fishing

In the depths of the Amazon jungle, deep inside lagoons and creeks, pursue the fierce fishes of the Peruvian Amazon while enjoying the comfort, security and style of a Delfin Amazon Cruise experience. Encounter the ubiquitous piranha, gigantic awe-inspiring Amazon catfish and other exotic sporting species. As a commitment to the environment, there is a strict policy of catch and release.

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. You must purchase your travel insurance policy within 15 or 21 days of booking (depending on plan) for it to cover pre-existing medical conditions; 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.

Oct 24 - Oct 27, 2020
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Nov 03 - Nov 07, 2020
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Nov 07 - Nov 10, 2020
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Nov 10 - Nov 14, 2020
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Nov 14 - Nov 17, 2020
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Nov 17 - Nov 21, 2020
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Nov 21 - Nov 24, 2020
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Nov 24 - Nov 28, 2020
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Nov 28 - Dec 01, 2020
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Dec 01 - Dec 05, 2020
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Dec 05 - Dec 08, 2020
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Dec 08 - Dec 12, 2020
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Dec 12 - Dec 15, 2020
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Dec 15 - Dec 19, 2020
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Dec 19 - Dec 22, 2020
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Dec 22 - Dec 26, 2020
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Dec 26 - Dec 29, 2020
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Dec 29 - Jan 02, 2021
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Jan 02 - Jan 05, 2021
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Jan 05 - Jan 09, 2021
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Jan 09 - Jan 12, 2021
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Jan 12 - Jan 16, 2021
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Jan 16 - Jan 19, 2021
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Jan 19 - Jan 23, 2021
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Jan 26 - Jan 30, 2021
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Jan 30 - Feb 02, 2021
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Feb 02 - Feb 06, 2021
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Feb 06 - Feb 09, 2021
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Feb 09 - Feb 13, 2021
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Feb 13 - Feb 16, 2021
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Feb 27 - Mar 02, 2021
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Mar 02 - Mar 06, 2021
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Mar 09 - Mar 13, 2021
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Mar 16 - Mar 20, 2021
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Mar 27 - Mar 30, 2021
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Apr 03 - Apr 06, 2021
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Apr 17 - Apr 20, 2021
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Apr 20 - Apr 24, 2021
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Apr 24 - Apr 27, 2021
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Apr 27 - May 01, 2021
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May 01 - May 04, 2021
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May 04 - May 08, 2021
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May 08 - May 11, 2021
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May 11 - May 15, 2021
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May 15 - May 18, 2021
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May 18 - May 22, 2021
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May 22 - May 25, 2021
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May 25 - May 29, 2021
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May 29 - Jun 01, 2021
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Jun 01 - Jun 05, 2021
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Jun 08 - Jun 12, 2021
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Jun 15 - Jun 19, 2021
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Jun 19 - Jun 22, 2021
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Jun 29 - Jul 03, 2021
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Jul 06 - Jul 10, 2021
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Jul 10 - Jul 13, 2021
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Jul 31 - Aug 03, 2021
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Aug 10 - Aug 14, 2021
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Aug 17 - Aug 21, 2021
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Aug 21 - Aug 24, 2021
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Aug 24 - Aug 28, 2021
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Aug 28 - Aug 31, 2021
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Aug 31 - Sep 04, 2021
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Sep 04 - Sep 07, 2021
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Sep 14 - Sep 18, 2021
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Sep 21 - Sep 25, 2021
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Sep 25 - Sep 28, 2021
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Sep 28 - Oct 02, 2021
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Oct 09 - Oct 12, 2021
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Oct 12 - Oct 16, 2021
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Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2021
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Oct 26 - Oct 30, 2021
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Dec 18 - Dec 21, 2021
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Dec 21 - Dec 25, 2021
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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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