IQUITOS AMAZON RIVER CRUISE 4 DAYS
IQUITOS AMAZON RIVER CRUISE
- Voyage in a Luxury ship cruising the Amazon River in the Iquitos jungle basking in its beauty. Admire the wildlife and vegetation, swimming in the River with the dolphins, fishing for piranhas and more. This journey will be peaceful, adventurous and refreshing being pampered throughout. The perfect cruise for nature lovers.
Itinerary at a Glance
|Day 1||Monday in the morning fly from Lima to Iquitos and aboard the Delfin I vessel||Iquitos arrival and private transportation to Nauta in the Maranon river and aboard the Delfin I vessel, exquisite and cozy suite, happy hour and orientation, overview’s schedule, activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation, begin the navigation|
|Day 2||Pacaya Samiria National reserve||Hike the Fundo Casual jungle trails, observe giant Ceiba, jacamar, trogons, cardinals and more. Swimming in the river with pink dolphins, meet with a shaman|
|Day 3||Pacaya Samiria National reserve and Amazon river||Stand paddle on Tahuampa lake, canopy in the rainforest, kayaking in a creek, fishing piranhas and observe caimans during the night|
|Day 4||Pm Fly to Lima and connect to your international flight||Visit San Francisco community and interact with the villagers, visit the Rescue & rehabilitation center of river mammals and see manatees. Then, continue to the airport|
Day 1 Lima – Voyage Iquitos Luxury Delfin 1 – 4D/3N (Departs on Mondays)
Itineraries vary based on whether the travel dates fall in the high water/rainy season or low water/dry season.
If Delfin I is not available for your dates then we will replace with Delfin II, Delfin III or Aqua or Aria
Arrive in the Iquitos airport where our crew will greet you and transfer all together in our comfortable private vehicle. We will provide a lunchbox as we begin the journey to Nauta. Arrive 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 we reach Nauta, you will enjoy a VIP greeting at our private port along the shores of the Marañon River where the vessel awaits you. Embarkation: Aboard Delfin, you will be served by our qualified staff who will introduce you to your exquisite and cozy suite, specially equipped with all the amenities for the experienced traveler as yourself. Orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, pillows of 100% pure natural latex, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, and private bathroom with Spanish style hot water showers are all framed with a spacious private terrace we are sure you will enjoy to the fullest. Happy Hour and orientation: 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. Our bartender will be waiting to serve you with an exotic cocktail made with regional fruits and pisco, the beloved national brandy liquor of Peru. Then, 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. The third deck features an entertainment center which offers use for film presentations, as well as extensive literature about the area (fauna, flora, etc.) There is also a completely equipped bar so you can test any combination of regional and international liquors and aromas that the bartender will be happy to provide for you to enjoy under the spell of the beautiful Amazonian afternoons and night, and the sweet breeze of the rainforest. Moreover, should you have any doubts or questions, our guides are always fully at your service.
Lunch and dinner included
Day 2 Hiking the Jungle Trail – Swimming with Pink Dolphins
AM: Fundo Casual
This morning, we hike the Fundo Casual jungle trail, taking us deep into the rainforest on terra firme (non-flooded forest). Biologically, this kind of forest is one of the richest habitats on earth, supporting a vast number of plant and animal species. Among the flora is the giant Ceiba (kapok) tree, recognizable by the girth of its trunk, along with many smaller medicinal plants, which the guides will point out on the hike.
As for the fauna, this rainforest is very good for spotting birds such as the Bluish-fronted Jacamar, Collared Trogons and Red-capped Cardinal.
PM: Yanayacu Pucate / Shamana
This is one of the best preserved and protected zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Your guide will use his expert eye to pinpoint all the biodiversity of this region. If you want to interact directly with the waters of the Amazon, go out on one of our paddle boards. You will even have the opportunity to swim in the jungle river along with the famous pink dolphins!
Afterwards we will visit the village of San Regis is a flyspeck on Peru’s Amazon River that receives few outside visitors, and even fewer come to seek out the Shaman, Carola. Carola is known far and wide in the rainforest, leading a normal village life with her wood carver husband, while at the same time acting as spiritual caretaker and healer to literally hundreds of jungle dwellers spread over many road less miles. Her prestige and position are beyond reproach. The role of shaman is often misunderstood in the west, associated with black magic, and spells while these things all have their place; the actual practitioners are as varied as in any profession. Carola is known as a “White” shaman, a healer and spiritual guide.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Day 3 Paddling on the Lake – Adventure Kayaking
AM: Amazon Park: Begin your morning with an adventurous journey to visit to a private reserve complete with 8 hanging bridges high up in the rainforest canopy. To get there, you will walk through primary forest and paddle slowly through tranquil Tahuampa Lake, a black water lagoon with giant arapaima fishes (known locally as paiche) and with luck, you might hear them jumping up to breathe the crisp dawn air. The suspension bridges will give you a peek into the life and riches up in the treetops for many of the Amazon’s animals. A symphony of sounds will surely enchant your ears.
PM: Nauta Caño Creek: After lunch, explore Nauta Caño, a small creek and tributary where you will have the chance to do some kayaking. Also, go fishing for the famous piranha, a delightful and challenging experience you won’t forget! As night approaches, your guide will take you on a night safari in search of caiman alligators and night birds.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Day 4 Meet the locals of the Community San Francisco – Lima – International Flight
AM: San Francisco community: On board our skiffs, you will visit the community of San Francisco 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.
Disembarkation: With heavy hearts, the staff will wish you farewell as you begin your departure. At the port of Nauta, our ground crew will be waiting to take you by our private vehicle back to the city of Iquitos, about 95 kilometers journey by paved road.
PM: The Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA): On our 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. You will also have the chance to pet and feed these kind manatees. As well, there are also some other animals cared for by the center that have been rescued from capture for the intention of being turned into pets and other threatening conditions. We welcome you to donate to this ambitious organization and education center as you wish. Our land personnel will wait you at the airport and give your boarding passes and help you check in.
Breakfast and lunch included
End of Services
You can choose from the following Cruisers:
Delfin Iquitos Cruise 3 Nights Departure days:
Delfin 1 – Mondays
Delfin 3 – Saturdays
Note: If Delfin is not available, you may choose from the following alternative Cruises. (Zafiro M/V, Aria M/V)
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