Explore the rich biodiversity of the greatest river on earth, the Amazon. Journey downstream; float along this amazing artery; meet the local indigenous people who live in houses built on stilts near the banks and who have been sustained for centuries by the natural wealth of the mighty Amazon.
With our partners Delfin Cruises explore this great opportunity and learn how the indigenous tribes exploit the plants and trees around them and how each has a different meaning and use. From time to time, there is the chance to get off your boat and explore the delicate ecosystem that constitutes the Amazon rainforest and swim safely in lakes beneath stunning waterfalls.
All through your journey you will experience the wildlife: red Ibis, macaws and parrots in the air, capybara monkeys and sloths in the trees, caiman and pink river dolphins in the water. At night, you will sleep beneath a sea of glistening stars. This trip is inevitably for the active traveller who is willing to enjoy the more basic levels of comfort in order to experience something truly out of the ordinary.
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‘At-a-Glance’ Illustrative Itinerary
DAY 1: Arrive to the Amazon city of Iquitos:
You will be meet at the airport and then transferred together with other guests in a comfortable private
vehicle, including a lunchbox (dietary requirements noted) as you begin the journey to Nauta Port.
Nauta is a small riverside town on the banks of the Marañon River and was the first city founded in the department of Loreto. Once you reach Nauta, you will enjoy a VIP greeting at our private port along the shores of the Marañon River where the vessel awaits you.
Aboard Delfin, you will be served by qualified staff w and then while the Delfin begins its initial navigation, you will enjoy the most fantastic panoramic views from the elegantly outfitted observation area located on our third deck. Your naturalist guide will give you an overview of your journey’s schedule, activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation to keep your eye out for, geographical and historical background, and other useful details whilst the bartender will be waiting to serve you with an exotic cocktail.
Belluda Cano Creek: Early in the morning, you will head for this spectacular tributary spot within the Pacaya Samiria Reserve in skiffs where you will also experience an unforgettable encounter with gray and pink river dolphins. As well, the day’s birds will be out and active, flying gracefully across the Amazon skies.
In the afternoon, you will have the chance to enjoy some of the myriad bird species, colorful, butterflies and other diverse insects, and noisy monkey troops, and when the night shift strikes, you’ll encounter a whole new world of adventure. As the night approaches, your guide will take you on a night safari in search of alligators and night birds.
Zapote River: The morning is a perfect time for kayaking along the calm and inspiring rainforest waters. Guides will take you upstream; this will be a good chance to spot prehistoric looking iguanas that 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.
Pacaya River: Later in the morning you will have reached the Pacaya River, Peru’s largest protected area with a mean annual rainfall of nearly 3,000 millimeters, by far the largest protected wetland reserve in the world. Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is filled with lakes, palm swamps, and streams. The reserve becomes a flooded forest in the rainy season and is a most beautiful places to visit. You will also have the chance to explore one of the pristine Amazon lagoons in this wonderful region!
Clavero Lake: After breakfast, you will begin an exploration at Clavero Lake on board of an aluminum skiff, where you will have the chance to get deep into the rainforest and its fantastic diversity of flora and fauna.
Yarapa River / Puerto Miguel: Next we will venture along the Yarapa River, where you can explore the tributary in the kayaks and listen closely for the sounds from within the mysterious jungle. Next venture out on board skiffs where you will visit the community of Puerto Miguel to meet local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations. You may step into a typical schoolhouse where the children will be very happy to have visitors, and then stop by an area to see the women of this community who have a most amazing arts & craft market.
With heavy hearts, the staff will wish you farewell as you begin your departure. At the port of Nauta, the ground crew will be waiting to take you by private vehicle back to the city of Iquitos, about 95 kilometers journey by paved road.
The Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA):
On your way from Nauta back to Iquitos airport, you will visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA) where you will have the chance to meet baby manatees and learn about these wonderful and docile creatures and why they are on the endangered species list.
Staff will be on hand to help you with your luggage and check in at the International Airport in Iquitos. The return flight will take you directly to the city of Lima, the capital of Peru.
Photos courtesy of Delfin Cruises