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Experience the secrets of the Peruvian Amazon aboard the charming riverboat, Delfin II. This adventure features the best flora and fauna that the Dorado and Yarapa Rivers in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve have to offer. Daily optional excursions (one in the morning, one in the afternoon) include kayaking through creeks and lakes, swimming with dolphins, fishing for piranhas at sunset, cruising the riverbanks in search of wildlife, bird watching, trail walks, and visits to local communities. Delfin II features fourteen large guest suites with panoramic windows, outstanding cuisine and spa. Taste the exotic fragrances of the Amazon with fantastic drinks made from regional liqueurs and a menu inspired by local Peruvian traditions. Admire a sparkling night sky from the ship’s observation deck as the sweet breeze of the rainforest fills the air.
Iquitos / Nauta
Arrive in Peru’s Amazonian city of Iquitos where the 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 II. 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: Belluda Caño Creek / Dorado River
Early this morning, head for the spectacular tributary within Pacaya Samiria Reserve aboard comfortable skiffs. Experience an unforgettable encounter with gray and pink river dolphins. The birds will also be particularly active in the early morning, flying gracefully over the river.
This afternoon promises more encounters with the exotic wildlife of the jungle: myriads of birds, colorful butterflies, and troops of monkey. As night approaches, guides will take you on a night safari in search of caiman alligators and birds only active under cover of darkness.
Pacaya Samiria National Reserve: Clavero Lake / Yarapa River / Puerto Miguel
After breakfast, climb into the skiffs and drift through Clavero Lake, taking you deeper yet into the rainforest. Venture along the Yarapa River. Listen closely to the sounds emanating from the mysterious jungle.
Next, visit the community of Puerto Miguel. Meet local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations. Stop at the local schoolhouse where children happily meet visitors, followed by shopping at the market where the women of this community make and sell amazing handmade arts & craft.
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.