Amazon Delfin III Cruise

Explore the Amazon on this Luxury Cruise

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7 Days / 6 Nights

The Amazon Delfin III Cruise

The Amazon Delfin III is the ultimate luxury cruise in the Amazon. Discover the rainforest on this new ship, complete five-star accommodations, and amenities. The Amazon Delfin III provides guests with a new and improved way to discover Peru's Amazon River. On this 7-day adventure, you will journey deep into the Amazon where you will have more of an opportunity to see flora and fauna.  Choose between a variety of excursions that will take you up close to the rainforest to see the wildlife.

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This tour includes:

  • Transfers as seen in the itinerary
  • 6 Days of accommodation
  • All the excursions
  • A full-board service (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Highlights:

    • Iquitos, the gateway to the Peruvian Amazon
    • Amazon Flora & Fauna
    • Visits to Local Communities

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    Arrive in Iquitos

    Day 1 /

    Upon arrival in Iquitos, go on a city tour through the bustling streets of this beautiful jungle city. Admire the city, as it's lined with rickshaws, colorful tuk-tuks, and 19th-century mansions financed by the rubber boom.

    Iquitos was originally inhabited by Amerindian hunter-gatherers, as a port city during the Spanish Colonial era. The rubber boom gained popularity with European immigrants and brought them to the area. While in the city, you will see the Casa de Fierro (Iron House), which was designed by the famous French architect Gustave Eiffel himself.

    After your city tour, arrive at the Itaya River port, where you will board the Amazon Delfin III. There, you will meet your fellow cruise mates over a tasty lunch during the welcome reception. Afterward, make your way to your comfortable cabin as the Cruise heads into the Amazon River.

    Amazon Discovery Cruise Skiff Exploration

    Explorations on the Tahuayo & Yarapa River

    Day 2 /

    This morning, you will start your day with a cruise along the Tahuayo River to the feeding grounds for the Pink River Dolphins. Snap some photos of the dolphins.

    The Tahuayo is one of several "black water" rivers you will encounter on our journey. The color comes from tannins that leach into the water from the rich forest soil. After you say hello to the dolphins, embrace your adventurous side and take a swim in this unique environment.

    After your swim, enjoy a delicious lunch as you cruise to the Yarapa River where you will visit another tributary of the Amazon River. This area is full of tropical flowers and small creeks, where you can search for Amazon flora and fauna. Bring some binoculars because you will likely spot monkeys, birds, iguanas and more!

    Amazon Discovery Cruise Bird Wildlife

    San Francisco Village & Jungle Hike

    Day 3 /

    Open your eyes to a historic place, the Ucayali and MaraΓ±on rivers, where the Amazon River was born. Before it gets too hot, you will set off on a short skiff ride to Piranha CaΓ±o to catch some early-bird activity.

    After the skiff ride, enjoy breakfast before heading to San Francisco Village, where the ship will be greeted by the local children of the Shipibo community. Listen to the expert guides, as they take you on a tour to see their homes and school.

    After lunch on the vessel, you will go on a guided hike. This rainforest supports the largest number of plant and animal species, per unit area, anywhere on Earth. Your naturalist guides will provide insights into rare medicinal plants, exotic birds, and the canopy trees.

    Amazon Discovery Cruise Safari

    Yana Yacu Pucate River & Nauta CaΓ±o

    Day 4 /

    Fuel up with a hearty breakfast and embark on a skiff exploration, this time through the Yanayacu Pucate River. Here, you'll see brilliant parrots, sweet hummingbirds, hawks, and falcons.

    The largest wildlife reserve in Peru, Pacaya-Samiria boasts more than five million acres of rich biodiversity. Your naturalist guides will show you the different flora and fauna. You're likely to see a wide array of species, so keep your camera ready!

    After lunch, you'll explore Nauta CaΓ±o. Its lagoons and stunning panoramas make it a place you cannot miss. Luckily for you, cruising offers the best vantage points to see the diversity of wildlife that populates the rivers and their jungle habitats. You will head in the direction of a beautiful lake host to a spectacular fishing spot.

    Once night falls, embark on a night safari to look for herons, spectacled owls, frogs, and more. To end the day, gaze up at the stars as fireflies light up the vibrant jungle.

    Amazon Discovery Cruise Cuisine

    Cooking Class & Santa Ana Village

    Day 5 /

    This morning, lounge on the upper deck where your guides as they teach you about the medicinal plants of the Amazon. Take the knowledge you have acquired and put it to the test with a customized cooking class, where you will make Juanes, a popular dish of the region.

    Fully energized, head to Santa Ana where you will meet with the local village residents. You will visit a shamanic healing clinic and meet with a native shaman who will introduce you to the mythical world of hallucinogenic and medicinal plants of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. If you're lucky, the children of the village may perform an enchanting dance accompanied with music. Make sure to shop at their arts and crafts market for any goodies you may want to take home.

    Amazon Discovery Cruise Monkey Island

    Distillery Visit & Monkey Island

    Day 6 /

    In the morning, embark on another skiff ride to El Fundo Guerra, where a local sugar cane farmer creates sugarcane rum. You will see the sugarcane rum process from start to finish with a brief tasting session.

    For the next part of your day, you will travel downriver from Iquitos to an island dedicated to protecting orphaned monkeys. Here, monkeys found in local markets roam freely. Get your camera ready because they are not shy, and will come close to greet you.

    Amazon Discovery Cruise Ship

    Disembark & Manatee Rescue Center

    Day 7 /

    This morning, you will disembark the Amazon Delfin III and say your final farewells to the Amazon River. You will head to the Manatee Rescue Center, an admirable project designed to save orphaned manatees. The staff here is committed to nursing them back to health so that someday, they can be reintroduced to the wild.

    During this visit, you will learn about the importance of the world's ecosystem and why manatees are endangered in this part of the Amazon. For the interactive part of this tour, help feed calves with a bottle of milk and jump on the opportunity to swim with these gentle giants.

    Later, head back to the airport to catch your flight home or continue to your next adventure.

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