The Amazon rainforest constitutes over half of the planet’s remaining rainforest. The Amazon river is the life force of the forest, rising in the Peruvian Andes and winding its way east over the northern half of South America until reaching the Atlantic Ocean. The Amazon carries the highest volume of water into the ocean than the top ten largest rivers flowing into the ocean combined. Recent studies claims that the Amazon is actually longer than the Nile using Mount Mismi in Arequipa, which was labeled by the National Geographic Society as the Amazon´s source, these scientist have made new calculations of the Amazon length and estimates that is 65 miles longer than the Nile.
Experience an ideal combination: natural wonders and native cultural history. Our pioneering approach to local communities has taken us to interact with the villagers who live within the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, helping them to develop and promote a balance between their needs and those of the wildlife with which they share habitat and ecosystems.
The Amazon Basin includes a diversity of traditional inhabitants as well as biodiversity in both flora and fauna. These people have lived in the rain forest for thousands of years and their life styles and cultures are well adapted to this environment.
Contrary to popular belief, their subsistence living methods do not significantly harm the environment. Their work day is mostly occupied by subsistence activities like fishing, small-scale agriculture, gathering and hunting. Their survival depends on their intimate relationship with the natural environment.
Delfin Amazon Cruises matches your destination, itinerary and travel dreams on the Amazon. Style is always allied to substance and we offer an on-board experience that is second to none while taking you to places few have gone before.
Your Amazon journey takes off on arrival in Iquitos, were we will pick you up and take you to our vessel, you will experience an ideal combination, of a natural wonder, dramatic scenery, indigenous cultural history and a relaxed self-contained way to explore the Amazon while sightseeing nature at its best, where flora and fauna are abundant and time has stand still.
You are about to explore one of the world’s most intriguing environments. Our skiffs are quick to launch, stable to ride and ready to go anywhere, they seat 8 passengers with their own natural guide, captain and features all safety regulations.
Private charters are offered for the entire vessel and based on two itineraries, minimum 5 days and 7 days also.
The new Delfin II has fourteen large guest suites include four master suites with 180ª panoramic windows and ten suites –four of which can be interconnected to accommodate families- providing all comforts of world-class suites, yet preserving the spirit of casual and refined elegance. The dining room on the second deck, the observation deck, bar, entertainment center, library, and our special hammock sun deck will be the perfect gathering place for all our guests. This vessel will feature artwork by Peru’s leading contemporary artists. If any artwork strikes your fancy, you may purchase it and we will have it shipped to the comforts of your home.
Imagine yourself, coming back from the wilderness and enjoying an ambiance created by glowing candle-lights, sparkling china and cristalware, were whatever your delight is, we are sure to exceed your expectations and satisfy all appetites of refined taste and sophisticated palates. Welcome to our cuisine, were our dedicated staff pride themselves on carefully prepared contemporary Creole cuisine and exceptional service.
On the third deck, you will find that our casual yet comfortable design will allow you to relax between the wonderful adventures of the morning and night activities. Our goal is to provide you with the highest level of service, so we are sure you will enjoy relaxing in our terraces soft big sofas or on our spectacular hammock sundeck while you just lie down and watch the river go by. Our barman will always be ready with a choice of international and local liquors for a pre- or post- dinner cocktail. Coffee and tea will always be available for you.
You will enjoy our compromise with the local communities and with the wonderful and special arts & craft we have worked together with them, you will find many unique gift items and merchandizing from the Amazon area. Also you will enjoy the art-work of the most renowned young contemporary Peruvian artist. You will find it around the vessel, the very unique art-work, of our best young artist that, we will be able to ship it, to the comforts of your home.
Life jackets are provided for passengers in all cabins
Flares and signals.
Fire extinguishing system with fire hoses on each deck supplied by a dedicated water pumping system.
Fire extinguishers in engine room, dining room and three decks.
Emergency lights on each deck
Three aluminum launch boats with capacity for 12 passengers each plus guide and captain, that can carry double in case of an emergency. Each skiff is provisioned with life jackets for all passengers and can double occupancy as life boats on an emergency.
A Crew member is assigned to keep watch around the clock, whether the vessel is sailing or docked. Guides and certain crew members are first-aid trained.