Discover the secrets of Amazonia
Embarking on a voyage into the heart of the Amazon rainforest is a journey unlike any other. The Amazon, often referred to as the “lungs of the Earth,” is a vast, mysterious wilderness that stretches across multiple countries, and it’s a place where nature is at its most raw and untamed. A 4-day adventure aboard the Delfin III Amazon Cruises promises an opportunity to explore the hidden treasures of the Amazon River and the surrounding rainforest, offering a unique perspective on the world’s largest and most biodiverse tropical rainforest.
The Delfin III Experience
The adventure commences in the lively city of Iquitos, often dubbed the “Gateway to the Amazon.” Located deep within the Peruvian rainforest, Iquitos serves as the perfect starting point for your Amazonian journey. Here, you’ll be warmly welcomed aboard the Delfin III, an exquisite river vessel designed for luxury and adventure. The journey begins with a refreshing cocktail as the boat glides along the Amazon River, and you’re introduced to the comforts of your river-view cabin. As you settle into your cozy cabin, you’ll know that this is the start of an extraordinary experience.
A Deep Dive into the Amazon
The second day unfolds as an exhilarating adventure into the heart of the Amazon. With the break of dawn, you’ll leave the comfort of your cabin to explore the remarkable intricacies of the rainforest. Guided by experienced naturalists and local experts, you’ll venture deeper into the Amazon’s labyrinth of tributaries, each bend offering new discoveries.
The rainforest awakens with an orchestra of bird songs, the rustling of wildlife, and the buzz of insects, all set against the lush backdrop of the jungle. The guides will introduce you to the incredible biodiversity of this region. You’ll encounter a diverse array of wildlife, from vibrant birds to elusive monkeys, and you might even spot the iconic pink dolphins that grace the Amazon’s waters.
As you journey along the waterways, you’ll encounter fascinating flora and fauna, from towering trees to intricate, miniature ecosystems that exist within the rainforest. Giant lily pads and their mesmerizing beauty will capture your imagination, and you’ll witness firsthand the Amazon’s status as the most biodiverse ecosystem on the planet.
A Cultural Connection
One of the most profound aspects of an Amazonian adventure is the opportunity to connect with indigenous communities that have thrived in harmony with the rainforest for centuries. On this day, you’ll visit local villages and engage with the people who are the stewards of this vital ecosystem. You’ll gain insight into their traditional customs, their reliance on medicinal plants, and their essential role in preserving the Amazon.
This interaction with the local communities provides a humbling perspective, where you come to understand the Amazon not only as a pristine wilderness but as a place where people and nature coexist in a delicate balance. Sharing stories and experiences with the locals deepens your appreciation of the cultural significance of the rainforest.
A Farewell to Remember
As the voyage nears its conclusion, you’ll retrace your path along the Amazon River, cherishing your final moments aboard the Delfin III. This journey leaves you with a sense of fulfillment and a profound connection to the Amazon rainforest. After disembarking, you’ll be escorted back to Iquitos, where your Amazonian adventure began. As you board your flight and look down on the vast expanse of the rainforest, you’ll carry the memory of your journey in your heart, knowing that you’ve been part of an extraordinary experience that few are fortunate enough to undertake.
The Delfin III Amazon Cruises experience is a gateway to one of the world’s most precious natural wonders. It’s an opportunity to venture into a realm teeming with life and mystery, where every moment is a chance to witness the wonders of the jungle. It’s a reminder that the future of our planet’s most biodiverse region depends on conservation efforts and sustainable practices.
Your Amazonian adventure aboard the Delfin III Amazon Cruises is etched in memory as a remarkable experience, offering a glimpse into the incredible tapestry of life that is the Amazon rainforest. It’s a journey that enriches your understanding of the natural world and leaves you with a lasting connection to the heart of the Amazon.
*The order and schedules of the excursions can be modified according to your guide, and as seen fit through coordination with the management by considering the physical condition of the passengers, and the climate of the moment.*
Our crew will be expecting your arrival at the airport, then transfer all together in our comfortable private vehicle. We will start you off with a lunchbox as we begin the journey to Nauta. Arrive to Nauta Port. Nauta is a small riverside town on the banks of the Marañon River and was the first city founded in the department of Loreto. Once we reach Nauta, you will enjoy a VIP greeting at our private port along the shores of the Marañon River where the vessel awaits you. Aboard Delfin, you will be served by our qualified staff who will introduce you to your exquisite and cozy suite, specially equipped with all the amenities for the experienced traveler as yourself. Orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, pillows of 100% pure natural latex, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, and private bathroom with Spanish style hot water showers are all framed with a spacious private terrace we are sure you will enjoy to the fullest.
While the Delfin begins its initial navigation, you will enjoy the most fantastic panoramic views from the elegantly outfitted observation area located on our third deck. Our bartender will be waiting to serve you with an exotic cocktail made with regional fruits and pisco, the beloved national brandy liquor of Peru. Then, your naturalist guide will give you an overview of your journey’s schedule, activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation to keep your eye out for, geographical and historical background, and other useful details.
The third deck features an entertainment center which offers use for film presentations, as well as extensive literature about the area (fauna, flora, etc.) There is also a completely equipped bar so you can test any combination of regional and international liquors and aromas that the bartender will be happy to provide for you to enjoy under the spell of the beautiful Amazonian afternoons and night, and the sweet breeze of the rainforest. Moreover, should you have any doubts or questions, our guides are always fully at your service.
On your first morning with us, we recommend getting up early to appreciate one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Never does nature seem more bountiful than in the tropics, and early rising is always rewarding since wildlife is most abundant and active with the rising of the sun. The walk at Fundo Casual jungle trail will take you deep into the rainforest on “terra firma” (non-flooded forest) where your guide will point out the dynamic creatures and vegetation of the Amazon. Be sure to keep an attentive eye open for spotting surprises!
You will start cruising 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. Your guide will use his expert eye to pinpoint all the biodiversity of this region. You will even have the opportunity to swim in the jungle river along with the famous pink dolphins!
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Our skiffs skim 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, and river others, capybaras and more. Our naturalists and his expert eye pinpoint all the biodiversity of this region. This is also a popular dolphin feeding spot so we won´t be the only one enjoying the plethora of fish below.
After a delicious lunch we will visit Nauta Caño Creek. Also, go fishing for the famous piranha, a delightful and challenging experience you won’t forget! As night approaches, your guide will take you on a night safari in search of caiman alligators and night birds.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
With heavy hearts, the staff will wish you farewell as you begin your departure. At the port of Nauta, our ground crew will be waiting to take you by our private vehicle back to the city of Iquitos, about 95 kilometers journey by paved road.
The Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA):
On our way from Nauta back to Iquitos airport, you will visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA) where you will have the chance to meet baby manatees and learn about these wonderful and docile creatures and why they are on the endangered species list. As well, there are also some other animals cared for by the center that have been rescued from capture for the intention of being turned into pets and other threatening conditions. We welcome you to donate to this ambitious organization and education center as you wish. Our land personnel will wait for you at the airport and give your boarding passes and help you check in.
At appropriate time our staff will be on hand to help you with your luggage and check in at Crnl. FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport in Iquitos. The return flight will take you directly to the city of Lima, the capital of Peru. At the security gate, your guide and Delfin crew will say goodbye. We truly hope that you enjoyed your stay and Amazon travel experience with us!
Note: This itinerary is for reference only. It is subject to change, due to weather and other conditions.
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Prices per person in US Dollars, based on double occupancy in Suite.
All rates are expressed in US dollars, per person, based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice.
There are two Single Supplement categories on our fleet:
+50% in addition to the adult rate on Suites & Upper Suites on board the Delfin lll.
*Single Supplement will be waived to a maximum of two passengers on each departure date on board Delfin III Suites & Upper Suites. (Not available on Christmas and New Year holidays).
+75% in addition to the adult rate on the Owner Suite & Corner Suites onboard the Delfin lll.
7 years old minimum on all departures.
Children aged 11 or under are eligible for a 20% discount from the adult rate.
Your cruise package includes transfers from/to the Iquitos Airport to/from the port of Nauta, where the vessel will depart and set sail from. These included transfers are offered only when arriving and departing with our recommended LATAM Airlines flights, which is approximately 10:00 a.m. for the Lima-Iquitos flight and approximately 1:00 p.m. for the Iquitos-Lima flight.
Any additional services are not included. Here are some occurrences that may arise where Delfin Amazon Cruises may assist for an additional charge:
Supposing the passenger arrives earlier than the recommended arrival time on the departure day of their cruise. We may arrange them to be privately taken from Iquitos airport into the city, enjoy a comprehensive and expertly led city tour, and/or taken to a restaurant.
Supposing the passenger arrives later than the recommended arrival time on the departure day of their cruise, and needs private transportation to the port of Nauta and then a private boat to catch the vessel.
Reservations made 91 days or more before departure: A deposit of USD 500.00 per person is required to confirm the booking. The final balance is required 90 days prior to the departure day. If the payment is not received on time, the space(s) will be automatically released. Reservations made 90 days or less prior to departure: A full, non-refundable payment is required to confirm the booking.
Cancellations made 151 days or more before departure: The deposit will be refunded, less a USD 200.00 service charge per person. Cancellations made 150 to 91 days prior to departure: All deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations made 90 days or less prior to departure: Full payment will be applied as a cancellation penalty.
All our itineraries have been very carefully prepared taking your trip’s best operation into account. However, changing the order of some tours or routes might be necessary in some cases. Although these changes occur in few instances, the itinerary details should be taken as a basic guide.
If Colourful Peru oversees buying and issuing local-flight tickets, their prices may vary until the date of the flight’s booking and payment. Furthermore, the airline might change the flight number as well as its departure hour.
Once the flight reservation and payment are made, the latter will not be reimbursable. Changes regarding name, flight, route, trip’s date or cancellations are not allowed.
Live Corporation carries out your trip’s arrangements, books transfer services, hotel rooms or other travel services required on your behalf, consequently, the company takes no responsibility for the loss of items, flight or tours delays due to events of force majeure, accidents or other events.
Live Corporation disclaims any liability for medical conditions, pregnancy, mental or physical limitations that might put at risk the health or integrity of the passenger or third parties during the operation of the booked tours or that might jeopardize the trip’s progress. Therefore, the company will not be obliged to any refunds or to address claims regarding the aforementioned reasons, even when there are not noticeable problems in normal circumstances.
Given this, it is important for the passengers to inform the company whether there is any of the aforementioned impediments, so we can offer and suggest suitable services according to the existing limitations.
The climate in Peru can be divided by zones: the western Andes that has a dry and cold climate in winter and its very rainy during the summer. The rainforest that has a hot, wet and rainy climate and the desert coast with a warm climate without regular rainfall.
The average temperature in the Amazonia is 28 ºC. It has a tropical climate, hot, wet and rainy throughout the year. The heavy rainy season is from November to April, so we recommend being prepared.
Peru Time Zone according to Greenwich Mean Time is -5 (GMT -5), same as Bogotá and Mexico throughout the year and same as New York during summer. When it is midday in Peru the hour in the most important cities is:
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In Iquitos: 106 meters above sea level
The Peruvian Andes are at high altitudes, so it is necessary to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness or “soroche”. It is important to rest a few hours, to walk slowly and to eat light before beginning any tour. We also recommend drinking coca tea that helps with acclimatization. Even though water is potable in most cities, it is advisable to drink bottled water to avoid any problems.
To know if you need a visa to enter Peru, please go to the closest consulate since the requirement may vary at any moment. For more information, please go to:
Visa types to enter Peru
Peru’s official language is Spanish, which is spoken by 80% of the population. However, there is a large portion of the population that speaks Quechua and Aymara (especially in the Peruvian Andes). Moreover, we can find 55 dialects in the Amazonian rainforest.
Electricity in Peru is 220 Volts and 60 Hertz. In some hotels, you may find dual voltage outlets, however, we suggest checking your appliances’ voltage and take precautions by having a power adapter or converter.
During the last years, the Peruvian gastronomy has become famous because of its variety and exquisiteness. Among the most known dishes you can find the ceviche, a dish made of fish and seafood marinated in lemon juice.
The most important dishes in Iquitos are made of river fish, jerky, chonta or heart of the palm and typical fruits from the area such as cocona and camu camu.
Restaurants during your trip:
Iquitos: all meals will be provided by the Cruise.
Colourful Peru reserves the right to make any changes without prior notice due to weather conditions, river levels, transport departures or arrivals, etc., to assure a better development of your trip’s operation.
Discover the secrets of Amazonia
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