Peruvian Amazon Cruise

4 Days / 3 nights - Check departure dates

Sail in tropical style & comfort with a small group of explorers

Delfin II accommodates just 28 guests in 14 beautifully appointed outside suites.
This stately riverboat redefines modern elegance. Airy open spaces are detailed with clean lines in tropical hardwoods. Exotic flowers and fresh fruits from the rain forest add vibrant color and grace to the top deck lounge and dining room.
The tools for exploration include nimble 10-person motorized skiffs, plus a fleet of sturdy kayaks.
Rain ponchos and rubber boots are carried aboard for all. 

You will board El Delfin II cruise at Nauta Port for a 3 (three) nights cruise, which will set sail to the immensity of the jungle. El Delfin is an upscale ship that crosses the most paradisiacal sceneries of the Peruvian Amazon jungle amidst the most exotic fauna and flora with the best gastronomic services on board. One of its major attractions is catching sight of pink dolphins, a peculiar fresh water mammal, which is the leading character of beautiful Amazonian myths. You will have a meeting with the ships captain after dinner, and then you may go to rest.

DAY 2 
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Explore the Yanallpa community after enjoying breakfast, and then you will continue to Belluda Caño, which is a part of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve known as the "Gallery Forest." This area is very rich in flora and has a great diversity of bromelias. You may also see paiches, a huge type of fish that may weigh up to eighty kilos. After a small hike through the jungle, you will return to the boat to have lunch and subsequently tour El Dorado River, named after the myth that talks about a city hidden in the Amazon jungle that was built of gold. When South America was discovered, many explorers tried to find it and all of them failed. After that enjoy dinner in the evening and then you will go to rest.

DAY 3 
Breakfast, lunch & dinner
You will start your tour by the Pacaya River, which protects the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. This reserve is the world's largest protected flooded area, which is also one of the most biodiverse areas. It is home to howler monkeys, white caymans, sloths and pink dolphins, among other animals. One-third of all the species recorded in the world come from the Amazon jungle, while one out of five birds live in this habitat. After having lunch, you will navigate towards Hatum Poza, a lagoon located inside the reserve. There you may see a great variety of egrets, including the rare shanshos and camungos, birds with a prehistoric appearance. A farewell dinner will be held in the evening.

Breakfast & lunch
After breakfast, you will tour the Yarapa River, a tributary of the Amazonas River, the world's most extensive river, with the largest waterflow. It was named in accordance with the testimonials of the first Spanish chroniclers, who were attacked by female warriors when they navigated the river and compared them to Greek Amazons. You will then visit the remote Amazonian community of Puerto Miguel, where you can get acquainted with its culture and buy genuine local handicrafts. After enjoying lunch, you will disembark in Nauta and visit the Manatee Rescue Center, where it is possible to watch these spectacular animals in captivity. At the end of this visit, you will be transferred to the airport.

Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, National Park regulation or at the captain's discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of small ship cruising unique. Late May departures can sometimes be low water and varies every year.

Arrival & Departure
The Delfin Amazon Cruise begins and ends in Iquitos. Plan flights to arrive before 5pm on Day 1 and depart no earlier than 5pm the last day.
Airport transfers are included for travelers arriving and departing on scheduled arrival/departure days and recommended LAN flights. Each passenger is allowed 20 kg (44 lbs) by airline policies, plus carry-on luggage. There is storage in Delfin's VIP Lounge in the Port of Nauta for oversized luggage or items you will not want to carry during your stay on board the ship.

Hiking, fishing, kayaking and skiff exploration are available aboard the Delfin II. New Native's 16” river kayaks give an excellent opportunity to paddle silently into small creeks and lagoons. They are designed for fishing, but will also allow you to gently stream down the Pacaya Samiria flat waters if a soft adventure is what you are looking for.