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Experience the secrets of the Amazon aboard the luxurious riverboat, Delfin III, on a 4-day cruise in Peru, from Nauta, into the depths of the jungle along the Yanayacu and Pucate Rivers. Served by highly qualified staff, the ship features exquisite suites specially equipped with lavish amenities for the discerning traveler: orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, bathrobes, air conditioning, and Spanish style hot water showers on your own spacious private terrace. Taste the exotic fragrances of the Amazon with fantastic drinks made from regional liqueurs and a menu inspired by local Peruvian traditions. Fall in love under the sparkling night sky from the ship’s observation deck as the sweet breeze of the rainforest fills the air.
Iquitos / Nauta
Arrive in the Amazonian city of Iquitos where your guides will be expecting you. Set off in a comfortable private vehicle where you will receive a delectable lunchbox for the journey to Nauta.
Nauta, a small riverside town on the banks of the Marañon River, plays host to the Delfin III. Enjoy a VIP greeting at a private port where the vessel awaits. On board, sink into your cozy suite, followed by a casual happy hour. Bartenders serve exotic cocktails made with fresh regional fruits and pisco, the beloved national brandy liquor of Peru. Naturalist guides will give an overview of the journey ahead, the schedule, activities, route, and the wildlife to keep an eye out for. Settle into the ship for the evening, taking the opportunity to explore the three decks and bask in the fantastic panoramic views from the elegantly outfitted observation deck.
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve: Samiria River / Yanayacu and Pucate Rivers
This morning, skim along the Samiria River aboard comfortable skiffs. An abundance of wildlife hides in the deep rainforest, such as blue, yellow, and scarlet macaws, toucans, umbrella birds, monkeys, river otters, capybaras, and a multitude of fish. A knowledgeable naturalist will accompany you, helping spot animals as well as exotic flowers found only here. Keep an eye out for the infamous pink dolphins as this is a popular feeding area.
Drift along into the Yanayacu and Pucate Rivers, passing all of the creeks and lagoons these rivers make. One of the best preserved and protected zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, you will have the opportunity to dive into these jungle waters and swim alongside any pink dolphins that pass through.
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve: Fundo Casual / San Francisco / Nauta Caño
Walk the Fundo Casual jungle trail, a hike that takes you deep into the rainforest where the animals are coming to life. The bountiful tropics here are abundant with active wildlife.
Next, visit the community of San Francisco where local villagers have called Amazonia their home for generations. Shop their local market where the women of this community make and sell amazing handmade arts & craft.
After a delicious dinner, visit Nauta Caño Creek where you can fish for the renowned piranha, an unforgettably delightful and challenging experience. As night approaches, guides will take you on a night safari in search of caiman alligators and birds only active under cover of darkness.
Nauta / The Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA) / Iquitos
Back at the port of Nauta, disembark the vessel to take a private vehicle back to the airport in Iquitos. On the way, visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA) where you will have the chance to meet baby manatees. Learn about these wonderful, docile creatures and why they are on the endangered species list. You will have the chance to pet and feed manatees as well as some other animals cared for by the center.
At the airport, staff will help you with your luggage and check in for your return flight to Lima.
NOTE: The above itinerary reflects the intended program, however, should be read as a guide only. The actual itinerary will depend on weather conditions, wildlife encounters, and any unforeseen circumstances beyond the operator’s control. The water levels of the rivers also vary from time to time, as well as the hours of sailing. Excursions may be modified at the discretion of the Delfin crew.