If you are looking for a different vacation, a highly recommended option to visit Peru is sailing by the Amazon River aboard a spectacular luxury cruise.
Embark on the adventure of your life through one of the best cruises in South America. Cross the heart of the Peruvian Amazon traveling on a luxury cruise that perfectly combines tradition and modernity.
Departing from the city of Iquitos, the cruise will sail the waters of the largest river in the world in the direction of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.
The Amazon tour has programmed a series of activities to introduce the passengers in the Amazon rainforest – in day and night excursions – to observe and feel first-hand account the flora and fauna that live in one of the areas with the greatest biodiversity of the planet.
You will explore lagoons of calm and crystalline waters aboard small boats to observe the fascinating pink dolphins common in this area, or the unforgettable night fishing experience of red-bellied piranhas.
Inside, passengers will enjoy all kinds of luxuries and amenities (cabins with panoramic views, massages, hot tubs) as well as savoring some of the tastiest and most traditional dishes and cocktails from Peruvian cuisine.
The Delfin Cruise boats have been built following all international standards, with materials and wood from the area and in a clear commitment to environmental responsibility and green tourism, minimizing the amount of waste and using environmentally friendly products that surround us and 100% biodegradable.
Probably, our cruises are the most luxurious and pleasurable choices to sail along the Peruvian Amazon River.
The suites have been designed following a traditional style made with exotic layers of wood. Some cabins have large panoramic windows to offer spectacular and unique views throughout the journey. All of them are equipped with a comfortable and spacious beds with Peruvian cotton linen sheets. In addition, all types of ecological and biodegradable makeup products are included.
The living – dining room has been designed in a diaphanous manner in order to the passengers feel as comfortable and welcoming as possible. The wide panoramic windows give it a magnificent luminosity. The space is distributed in such a way that the guests can see how the chef cooks the traditional dishes of the prestigious Peruvian gastronomy.
On the deck you will find a sophisticated lounge-outdoor terrace with bar, hammocks, fans. An ideal place for rest, for read, or relax with a drink from the bar.
It is important to note that there are two types of routes depending on the season in which the trip is made. The route will vary if we are traveling in dry season or rainfall.
Low season of precipitations: June to October.
Ideal for travelers who prefer to walk through the jungle to discover its flora and fauna as it allows more trails to walk.
High rainfall season: November to May.
It is the ideal option for those travelers who looking for another way to enjoy from the most hidden corners of the reserve on board the boats. It allows more exploration and access through water.
Our staff will take care of the pick-up service at the Iquitos airport and transfer to the bus in order to begin a city tour by Iquitos.
Finishing the city tour of Iquitos, will travel 95 km towards to Nauta wharf, on the banks of the Marañón River, to board the luxury cruise on which passengers will navigate the waters of the river Amazon.
A committee will welcome travelers and escort them to their staterooms. All the details of the cruise, facilities, activities and schedules will be explained. Passengers can relax or enjoy tasty pisco sour the flag cocktail of Peru.
The cruises have an “Open Bridge” policy which means that passengers are welcome to know the ship’s navigation system and share doubts or knowledge with the captain and the crew.
BN – Early in the morning, travelers will enter the Amazon jungle to visit the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, the second protected area in the country and the fourth of all South America. With an extension comparable to a country like Switzerland, the Netherlands or Costa Rica, it has a wide and varied richness of flora and fauna. Adventurers will walk the Amazon jungle on foot to see first-hand the myriad of animals and vegetation, a truly unforgettable experience.
AN – One of the most amazing activities to visit the Amazon. The adventurers will follow the course of the Yanayacu – Pucate River to discover one of the most biodiverse areas on the planet. The naturalist guide will explain the fauna and flora of the environment as Giant trees such as the Lupuna, the Capirona, birds like the Toucan, Red and Yellow Macaws, or the Kingfisher. And to end this awesome day, what better way than with a bath surrounded by the famous pink dolphins.
BN – As in the entire itinerary, we recommend you get up early to live an unforgettable sunrise on the Amazon River and to fully appreciate the life that surrounds this unique environment. This is one of the most important areas of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Trekking through the Fundo jungle will take the expedition deep into the Amazon rainforest. The naturalist guide will explain any type of detail about the flora and fauna of the place, such as the Renaco; the tree that symbolizes the spirit of the man of the forest in the Amazon.
AN – An incredible adventure trip to visit a private reserve with 8 suspension bridges. To reach that point, you will have to walk a path through the forest, and paddle in the tranquility of Lake Tahuampa, a lake of dark waters in which the Araipama live, a species of giant fish better known as Paiches by the natives. From the suspension bridges you will have a privileged position to observe the wildlife that lives in the treetops and delight in the symphony of sounds that surrounds the place.
The travelers will arrive on board of motor boats until the Community of San Francisco, a place inhabited by one of the most ancestral communities of the Amazon. They will visit the town to get to know the way of life of the locals, visiting the school and the handicraft market.
Later they will return to the ship to continue the crossing by the river towards the last destination, the Yacapana Island, the place where the Ucayali and Marañón rivers converge to give birth to the Amazon River.
Disembarkation: Arrival at the port of Nauta to end this unforgettable experience sailing on board a luxury cruise on the Amazon.
Transfer to the airport of the city of Iquitos.