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Delfin Cruise 4 days
DELFIN CRUISE 4
DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS PROGRAM
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PRICE PER PERSON ACCORDING CABINS
MASTER SUITES: Our four spacious master suites are at front of our
vessel, with 180° panoramic windows, king sized bed, sheets and bedspread
100% 280-threat Peruvian cotton. All cotton towels and bathrobes, the finest
organic amenities, the most wonderful view, individual reading lights, will
be the epitome of calming luxury and enjoyment.
PRICE PER PERSON ACCORDING CABINS
SUITES: Our 10 suites have extra large windows that enable you the
most breathtaking views, four of them interconnected to cater families, are
design with casually elegant interiors that creates a welcoming and restful
environment for those who wants to get away from it all yet enjoy luxurious
||4 Days & 3 Night
||Fixed Departures, please see the chart
||Not included, available upon request
||YES, feel free to ask for extra
DAY 1 ARRIVE IQUITOS
05:00 pm. Arrive in Iquitos. After arriving at Iquitos International Airport,
you will be assisted by our guides and
transported by bus for about 1 ½ hours, heading northwest toward Nauta (the
oldest city in the department of Loreto).
Nauta lies between Iquitos and the Marañon River, where the DELFIN is
waiting for you.
07:30 pm. Arrive in Nauta and board the DELFIN. Upon arriving at the port of
Nauta, you will board the DELFIN, assisted by our
experienced crew. They will help you settle into your wood-paneled,
comfortable twin- bedded cabin provided with orthopedic mattresses and
natural cotton sheets and towels, silent A/C units and private bathrooms
with fine wooden furnishings, hot showers and a variety of environmentally
friendly amenities for your ultimate indulgence.
It will become clear that you are traveling where few have gone before. In
fact, you are part of a select group of seasoned world travelers who will
visit remote Pacaya Samiria Reserve, five million acres of protected,
flooded forest, roughly the size of a small Central American country. A
world of flora and fauna awaits you.
08:30 pm. Dinner is served in our cozy dining room located at the back of
the ship’s second deck.
Because of its cultural diversity, Peruvian cuisine is considered one of the
world’s finest, making the country an attractive culinary destination. Aside
from providing you with your first rainforest adventure, the Delfin is also
a unique culinary experience, offering the best of Amazonian-Peruvian
cuisine in a cosmopolitan gourmet setting. Our chef prides himself in
serving dishes in different styles and seasoned with a wide variety of herbs
and spices, as well as exotic fruits.
09:30 pm. Briefing and time to relax On the top observation deck, our guides
will use charts and short videos displayed on our flat LCD screen to conduct
a brief orientation, outlining details of your journey, including the places
you will visit, the wildlife you will see, as well as a summary of the
history and geography of the Amazon basin.
Finally, under the beauty of an Amazonian night filled with hundreds of
stars or perhaps a full moon, and wafted by the gentle breeze of the
rainforest, our multitalented staff will entertain you with a little live
DAY 2 YANALLPA – DORADO RIVER
06:00 am. Breakfast – Buffet
Dawn and dusk are ideal times for nature observation, and an early rise is
therefore highly recommended. On your first morning, coffee will wake us up,
and pancakes will be a delicious choice for this morning of adventure and
07:00 am. Yanallpa exploration, Belluda Stream or Jungle walks Rainy Season
(Dec – May) Belluda Stream exploration.
Aboard the skiffs, we will explore this black water stream and start
learning about the rainforest. You are now in the Pacaya-Samiria national
reserve, where you will have the chance to see its amazing wildlife. From
the skiff you can easily spot parrots, macaws and monkeys, such as the monk
Saki monkey with its gray and black body, naked face and long shaggy tail.
You might also see the saddle-back tamarin monkey, whose high
chirping notes can easily be confused with those of a flock of birds.
It’s also a good spot to see the beautiful morpho butterfly that flaps
lazily along open corridors through forest or along river edges of lowland
forest on sunny days. Different species of hawks will also be found and if
we are lucky we’ll see the noisy ―laughing falcon,‖ named after its loud
falsetto call as it sits solitary in secondary forest and plantations.
Dry Season (Jun – Nov) Hiking at the community of Yanallpa During the dry
season, you can visit the community of Yanallpa and explore two
different kinds of ecosystems: flooded forest and terra firme forest. After
disembarking at this native village, we’ll start our morning hike. This walk
affords excellent opportunities for spotting transitional species such as
the snail kite, black tailed ant bird, manikins, tanagers, hummingbirds,
woodpeckers, nun birds, orioles, blackbirds, etc.
You’ll also see tall trees filled with epiphytes, woody vines and many
varieties of palm trees. After an hour we’ll reach a lovely lagoon where two
dugout canoes await us in the midst of one of the most remote, least visited
areas in the world. This lagoon is filled with endangered and unique fresh
water fish, such as the paiche, the largest in the Amazon basin, which can
weigh more than 80kg (170 lbs). The paiche is considered a
delicacy, and you can often hear them when they rise to the surface. We’ll
also look for the peculiar crested hoatzin bird with its olive-colored
plumage. Hoatzins live in small family groups along forested swamps and
We will then hike back to the skiffs, where icy towels will refresh us,
while we continue exploring the surrounding wildlife. There’s a good chance
of spotting the smallest monkey in the world, the pygmy marmoset, seen only
at its sap-sucking sites low on tree trunks.
11:00 am. Back to the boat. We will continue upstream towards our next
12:30 pm. Lunch. After emerging from the depths of the forest, you’ll be
treated to a world-class gourmet meal.
Our young and innovative chef will surprise your sophisticated palates,
while introducing you to the pleasures of Peru´s haute cuisine. Our gourmet
menu has been designed especially to please you. The menu features glorious
fresh fish and other local delicacies, all prepared with an Amazonian flair
and our personal touch.
03:30 pm. El Dorado River exploration: We will head for this spectacular
spot within the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve In the skiffs, where you will also
experience an unforgettable encounter with gray and pink river dolphins.
Enjoy a unique opportunity to swim among the dolphins.
On the river you will experience abundant wildlife and nature in all of its
exuberance while we search for the Amazon river’s transitional forest
specialties such as snail kites, festive parrots, endangered scarlet macaws,
olive spotted hummingbirds, Amazonian parrotlets, wood creepers, among
Prehistoric looking iguanas laze in the sun while we travel along the
shoreline searching for whatever the jungle has to offer us. Squirrel
Monkeys are very active at this time of the day, when they move in large
noisy troops at mid- to upper-levels of primary and secondary lowland forest.
07:00 pm. Back to the boat: We will continue to navigate towards our next
08:00 pm. Dinner. The service continues. Desserts are also a wonderful treat
on our menu.
09:30 pm. Relaxation on board. Our staff and guides will be there to answer
any question about what we have already seen and visited. While feeling the
warm breeze of the Amazon night, fine cigars and after dinner drinks will be
available before you fall asleep to the musical sounds of the
jungle. Don´t forget to look up at the sky, where the feast continues, with
millions of sparkling stars set against the deep black night or perhaps a
full moon that lights up the entire river. (B, L, D)
DAY 3 PACAYA RIVER – ATUN POZA LAGOON
05:30 am. Wake up call. This morning we will start very early and breakfast
on board the skiffs, in order to see as much wildlife as possible in one of
the earth´s greatest wilderness.
06:00 am. Rio Pacaya – breakfast on board. We have reached our main goal,
the Pacaya River, the very heart of the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve,
Peru’s largest protected area with a mean annual rainfall of nearly 3,000mm,
by far the largest protected wetland reserve in the world.
Filled with lakes, palm swamps and streams, the reserve becomes a flooded
forest in the rainy season and is one of the most beautiful places you have
An early rise is very rewarding: you’ll see parrots, macaws, toucans,
kingfishers, black collared hawks, southern swallows, white winged swallows,
and manikins. Aside from the large variety of birds, you’ll also see troops
of squirrel monkeys.
Aboard our comfortable skiffs, we will go in search of magnificent views and
wildlife opportunities, experiencing spectacular rainforest wilderness,
while searching for different species of monkeys, such as small family
groups of red howler monkeys, the largest in the Amazon basin, with its
bright rust-colored fur and long prehensile tail.
As the sun starts to heat up, we will continue along the shores of the
Pacaya river, spotting huge ceiba or kapok trees, mahogany trees, strangler
figs, epiphytes such as bromeliads and orchids, palm trees and woody vines.
Breakfast—cold, fresh fruit juice, fresh fruit and light sandwiches with
coffee and/or tea—will be served as we float amidst a favored dolphin
After breakfast, you can jump in the water for a very refreshing morning
swim, a once in a lifetime experience in the beautiful setting of dark,
clean and warm water, deep blue skies, and a light breeze, just a perfect
moment to enjoy the wild and unique Amazon rainforest at its best.
11:30 am. Back to the Boat. We will start navigating back down the Puinahua
River towards Nauta.
12:30 pm. Lunch. By now, you’ll know the routine; our kitchen staff welcomes
you again, surprising you with a very sophisticated meal and a well balanced
menu. There’s also time for dessert.
Coffee will be served at the bar on the Observation deck.
04:00 pm. Atun Poza expedition:
Rainy Season (Dec – May) Atun Poza by skiff: On our adventure this afternoon
we will cruise in our skiffs along a lake called Atun Poza, where we will
surprise several species of egrets, herons, hawks, long-legged neotropical
cormorants fishing for their dinner,
and unusual and loud horned screamers. We will also have a chance to explore
other black water lagoons linked to this huge lake, where wattled jacanas
compete with a wide variety of spiders, grasshoppers, dragonflies,
butterflies, moths, beetles, etc. living along the grassy edges and lily
pads of freshwater swamps and marshes. We will have an excellent opportunity
of seeing social spiders and how their webs embrace huge
parts of a tree.
Dry Season (Jun – Nov) hiking at Atun Poza: This afternoon we will hike
through this pristine and unique ecosystem, passing through a classic
tropical rainforest with emergent trees and canopy trees reaching up to 55
mts. in height. Many trees have buttress roots which often extend high up
the trunks while palms are abundant and many of them have stilt roots.
Biologically, this kind of forest is probably one of the richest habitats on
earth, supporting the most species of plants and animals per unit area. Our
target is the giant ceiba or kapok tree with its large diameter. If we’re
lucky we’ll also see giant otters with their large bodies, dark fur with
spotted throat and noisy calls. They nest by a small stream inside this
forest, but we must be very quiet, because if they hear us they will swim
away. This forest is also very good for spotting birds such as the
bluish-fronted jacamar seen in pairs in middle and lower parts of forest
edges, or collared trogons, red-capped cardinals, etc.
06:30 pm. Back to the vessel
07:00 pm. Briefing and review : At this time our guides will review all that
we have seen and learned, with the help of videos and a slide show on our
flat TV. This will give you the chance to see up close the birds, monkeys,
reptiles, etc. This is the time to clear up any doubts. We will sail all
long as the Delfin continues its smooth journey downstream.. Coffee and tea
are always available.
08:00 pm. Farewell Dinner : Leaving behind the wildlife, you will continue
enjoying our service as a world class traveler deserves. Tonight our chef
and kitchen staff will treat you to a grilled dinner, including fresh salads,
grilled vegetables, magical sauces, and wonderful combinations
of different types of meat. Our talented staff will delight you with some
live music before you retire. (B, L, D)
DAY 4 YARAPA RIVER – PUERTO MIGUEL VILLAGE – NAUTA
07:00 am. Breakfast – Buffet. The smell of fresh ground toasted coffee will
be the wakeup call this morning and as usual you will continue enjoying all
the different types of local fresh fruit for a good start to the morning.
08:00 am. Yarapa River Exploration and Puerto Miguel Village Visit On board
our skiffs we will stop at the village of Puerto Miguel to meet local
villagers. You will have the chance to learn about their culture, traditions
and folklore. You may also visit one of the villager’s homes, to see how
they live and the simplicity of their lifestyle and purchase some of the
handcrafts they make.
After visiting the village, we will explore the Yarapa river, where there’s
a good chance that you’ll see squirrel and capuchin monkeys, herons, egrets
and green iguanas. We will reach a beautiful lagoon called Uvos, named after
a fruit that grows wild along its shores. Pink river dolphins ply its waters
in search of fish. The forest also boasts abundant flora including a variety
of bromeliads and orchids. Monkeys love these surroundings.
11:00 am. Back to the vessel: We will continue sailing downstream to the
confluence of the Ucayali and the Marañon, birthplace of the Amazon River.
Dolphins delight in this special setting. This is also the time to gather
all of your things and pack your bags.
12:30 pm. Lunch. This will be your last lunch with us, so our chef will
treat you to a real feast of flavors and colors, having designed a
sophisticated menu featuring the best of Amazonian haute cuisine.
13:30 pm. Disembark at the port of Nauta . We will disembark at our port in
Nauta, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to Iquitos.
13:40 pm. Visit to a Local ONG Minga Perú . We will go the visit the Minga
Perú ONG, a social responsible non-profit organization committed to foster
social justice though the promotion of better health and higher standards of
live, quality of living and sustainable management of natural resources.
This is located in the main Plaza of Nauta city.
04:45 pm. Arrive at Iquitos Airport. Our personnel will help you check in,
and say goodbye.
06:10 pm. Flight departs for Lima
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ever-changing nature of the rainforest,
day-by-day activities may vary due to local conditions
• The weather in Iquitos is warm and humid with average annual maximum
temperature of 33°C (95°F) and minimum of 21°C (70°C)
• The dry season is from May to November. The wet season is from December to
• The seasons feature differences in the plant and animal life as well as in
• All activities are subject to change due to weather conditions and time of
• River and tributary levels may vary and thus navigation times and
excursions may need to be modified at the captain´s discretion.
• Bring comfortable soft-soled shoes, light-weight trousers and long-sleeved
tops, hat, sunglasses, lightweight raingear, sunscreen, mosquito repellant,
BINOCULARS, camera and spare batteries.
• We recommend taking Vitamin B or B-12 15 days before your arrival to the
jungle; these have been proven as the most effective natural repellent of
all, even though please don´t forget to bring one along with you.
• Do not forget to include some items that you can give away to the locals.
(T-shirts, pens and paper are especially prized).
• Do not forget to change soles in small bills Lima Airport. We are sure
you´ll enjoy very much shopping in the Puerto Miguel´s arts and craft market
and in this way you will help them with the family economy.
• Tipping is expected by the crew and the guides, envelopes will be provided
in your cabin (suggested amount is USD$120 per passenger)
Each passenger is allowed 20 kg. each (44 lbs.) by the airlines policies,
plus carry-on luggage, photo, video camera and
binoculars. We, at our VIP Lounge in the Port of Nauta have storage for
oversized luggage or things you will not want to
carry during your stay on board. We strongly suggest light luggage or soft
bags that can be properly store under the
beds for making your stay more comfortable while you are cruising.
Rates Include Delfin II:
All meals while on board. All excursions. Transfer to/from vessel when
arriving on recommended flights to Iquitos (17:00 hrs)
Entrance Fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
Rates Do Not Include Delfin II: Air Tickets to and from Iquitos. Cost of
Medical Emergencies (including evacuation)
Delfin II: Bar and Boutique purchases. Gratuities
INCLUDES: All hotel and lodge accommodations based on double or Single
occupancy. All scheduled land, lake and river transportation. All transfers. All
scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees.
Meals as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess
baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations,
alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any
kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of
international flights and items of personal nature.