DELFIN CRUISE 5 DAYS AND 4 NIGHTS PROGRAM
PRICE PER PERSON ACCORDING CABINS
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 USD $ 6016 based on single
Price per person USD $ 4011 based on double
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
Price per person USD
$ 5686 based on single occupancy
Price per person USD $ 3791 based on double
FEBRUARY: 5, 12, 19
APRIL: 9, 16
SEPTEMBER: 17, 24
OCTOBER: 15, 29
NOVEMBER: 12, 19, 26
DECEMBER: 10, 17, 24, 31
Duration 5 Days & 4 Nights
Departures Fixed Departures, please see the chart
Airfares Not included, available upon request
Customizable YES, feel free to ask for extra services
DAY 1 ARRIVE IQUITOS
05:00 pm. Arrive at 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 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 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
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
briefly entertain you with a little live music. (D)
DAY 2 BELLUDA CAÑO – 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 new morning of
adventure and new surprises.
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 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 while
sitting solitary in secondary forest and plantations.
Dry Season (Jun – Nov) Hiking at Belluda Cano: During the dry
season, you can visit and explore two different kinds of
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,
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 lb). The paiche is considered a
delicacy and you can often hear them when they rise to the
surface. We hope to spot the peculiar crested hoatzin bird with
its olive-colored plumage. Hoatzins live in small family groups
along forested swamps and oxbow lakes.
We will then hike back to the skiffs, where icy towels will
refresh us, while we will continue to explore the surrounding
wild life. We will have a good chance of finding 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 destination.
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
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 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, and wood creepers, among others.
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.
06:30 pm. Back to the boat We will continue sailing towards our
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, our
third deck is the right choice 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 ATUN POZA LAKE – RIO PACAYA
07:00 am. Breakfast – Buffet : As usual, our dining room and
kitchen staff are waiting for you; fresh ground coffee grown in
the highlands of the Amazon and local fruits await you as you
continue your jungle experience.
08:00 am. Atun Poza expedition
Rainy Season (Dec – May) Atun Poza by skiff: This morning 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, were 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: Today 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 mt 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 in a small stream inside this forest and 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.
11:00 am. Back to the vessel. We will continue up the Puinahua
River towards the Pacaya River, our destination at the very
heart of the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, for further exploration of
the largest wetland reserve in the world.
12:30 pm. Lunch. More delicious combinations are in store for
you today. Our chef has selected the best ingredients, preparing
a unique meal, so just relax and enjoy and let yourself be
pampered by our staff.
04:00 pm. Pacaya River expedition. We have reached our main goal,
the Pacaya River, at 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’ll ever visit.
Aboard our comfortable skiffs, we will explore 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
At sunset, you’ll be will be astonished by the beautiful colors
of the sky and the reflection of the jungle in the black water
of the Pacaya River, which is why it has been called the forest
of reflections: it’s hard to know where the jungle begins and
the water ends. Once it is dark, you’ll hear the second
installment of the jungle symphony. Armed with powerful spot
lights, we’ll start our night safari in search of night herons,
pauraques, spectacled owls, up to a dozen species of croaking
from the river’s edge, and fish bats flying over the water
scooping up fish.
Spectacled and black caimans are found in these pristine waters,
and our guides will point them out to you. Stargazing at this
time is unique while fireflies light up the jungle around us.
07:30 pm. Back to the boat
08:30 pm. Dinner. After our night safari, we will calm your
appetite with wonderful dishes, so let the heart of the jungle
captivate yours. Our first class service continues while you
enjoy the wonders of your surroundings (B, L, D)
DAY 4 CARO CURAHUAYTE LAGOON – JUNGLE HICK
07:00 am. Wake up call. This morning we will start very early
and breakfast will be ready for you, in order to see as much
wildlife as possible, in one of the earth´s greatest wilderness.
08:00 am. Fishing at Caro Curahuayte Lake or Exploring the
Shores of emergent Islands
Rainy Season – Fishing at Caro Curahuayte: On board our
excursion skiffs, we will head for a beautiful lake to a
where we expect to catch some fish, mainly piranhas. During the
rainy season, the forest is flooded and many trees flower and
bear fruit in conjunction with the flooding.
Many fish, including piranhas, swim among the flooded tree
trunks devouring the fruit or chewing at their skins. Obviously,
the piranhas’ reputation as super-carnivores is an exaggeration!
There are 25 different species of piranha in the Amazon basin,
including black, white and red bellied.
Dry Season – In search of shore-birds: On board the skiffs we
will search for shore-birds. When the river is very low, broad
sandy beaches emerge and river islands form, creating a special
ecosystem that harbors sandpipers, terns that hover and dive to
catch fish, black skimmers with their peculiar low flight over
the water´s surface, egrets, jabirus, wood storks, and
11:30 am. Back to the Boat. We will start navigating back down
the Puinahua River towards Iquitos.
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
03:30 pm. Visit the Yanallpa Community. This afternoon you will
have the opportunity to visit this riverside community, this
will be your first interaction with local villagers and to meet
their unique way of life. This is time to bring along any
presents you have and will like to give out to the people and
children’s, (papers, books, pencils, colors, T-shirts) they will
really appreciate them and will be very pleased. You will learn
about all fruit trees and how they harvest them.
05:30 pm. Back to the vessel. We will continue down the Puinahua
River towards the Ucayali River.
06:30 pm. Briefing and Slide Show. 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-screen 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 night long as the Delfin continues its smooth journey
downstream. Our barman is ready to offer you a wide choice of
drinks. 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 5 AMAZON RIVER – YARAPA RIVER – PUERTO MIGUEL COMMUNITY
07:30 am: Breakfast – Buffet. This will be your last breakfast
with us, so dare to try all the things you resisted: natural,
fresh fruit juices, fresh fruit, cereals, fresh ground coffee.
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.
10:30 am. Back to the vessel. We will continue sailing down the
Amazon River. This is also the time to gather all of your things
pack and pack your bags.
12:30 pm. Lunch. As usual, you’ll enjoy the diversity of our
culinary choices. Our kitchen staff will be there for any
13:30 pm. Disembark at Nauta. We will disembark at our port in
Nauta, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to Iquitos.
04:30 pm. Arrive at Iquitos Airport. Our personnel will help you
check in, and say goodbye.
05:30 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
• 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 April
• The seasons feature differences in the plant and animal life
as well as in the climate.
• All activities are subject to change due to weather conditions
and time of year.
• River and tributary levels may vary and thus navigation times
and excursions may need to be modified at the captain´s
• Bring comfortable soft-soled shoes, light-weight trousers and
long-sleeved tops, hat, sunglasses, lightweight raingear,
sunscreen, mosquito repellant, BINOCULARS, camera and spare
• 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
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
Rates Include Delfin II:
All meals while on board. All excursions. Transfer to/from
vessel when arriving on recommended flights to Iquitos (17:00
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
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