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Delfin II

A combination of a classic style riverboat and 5 star elegance in the Peruvian Amazon.

Overview

The 14-cabin luxury riverboat, Delfin II, seduces travelers with its comfortable, contemporary style and 5-star Relais Chateaux service – indeed it and its sister ships are the only vessels in the Amazon with this accreditation of excellence. Departing from the port of Nauta, deep in the Peruvian Amazon, immerse yourself in the vessel’s casual sophistication and embark on a truly exemplary expedition cruise along the Amazon River.

Life Aboard The Delfin II

The Delfin II invites the outdoors in, thanks to the panoramic windows in every room. Light, airy spaces, with soft wood tones and neutral hues, feel chic and let you enjoy picturesque views from every angle. While onboard, you are invited to relax, unwind and watch as the Amazon slips past the windows. Snuggle into a plush couch to read or play a board game in the lecture room. You will return to this space for informative presentations from the ships’ naturist guides to help you understand the area’s wildlife and cultures.

Quench your thirst with a local beer or craft cocktail in the third deck’s open-air lounge. There, the bartender is always ready to serve, and the room encourages refreshing breezes to flow through. In the spa, massages, and therapies highlight the wellness philosophies of the local cultures. If you are looking for a more active pastime, use the onboard kayaks and paddle boards, or head to the exercise room for some yoga or cardio.

Excursions From Delfin II Cruises

After transferring from Iquitos, you will board the Delfin II in Nauta and set sail for either a four- or five-day cruise that blends downtime aboard the ship with soft adventure activities on the water and on land. While traveling through the wilderness, optional activities led by naturalist guides will encourage you to explore the Marañon and Ucayali Rivers in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve.

In the Amazon Natural Park, take a nature walk to learn about the area’s medicinal plants. Then, visit the tiny and seldom-visited village of Yachay. This remote outpost is home to Carola, a native Shaman who spends her life serving as a healer and spiritual guide to the village. Spend some time with Carola, and her wood-carver husband, to learn about the ways of life in the Amazon. You will also have the opportunity to visit a local schoolhouse, search for birds and monkeys, and observe river dolphins.

Authentic Cuisine On All Delfin II Amazon Cruises

Peruvian cuisine embodies the country’s cultural diversity, and the team of the Delfin II prides themselves on bringing authentic flavors and carefully prepared Creole dishes to the ships’ dining room. Locally-sourced and wild ingredients infuse the menu with local flair. The experience is enhanced by handmade plate ware, locally-crafted table décor, and live instrumental music courtesy of the ship’s crew. Better yet, you will always enjoy a show along with dinner as you watch pink river dolphins, flocks of birds, and local villagers out of the dining room’s panoramic windows.

The ability to pick and choose activities, and two sets of family-friendly interconnecting rooms make Delfin II cruises a flexible getaway for every generation. Plus, the all-inclusive package allows you to let go of every care and soak in the serenity of the Amazon.

Itineraries & Prices

1 / 2
4-Day
5-Day

4 Day / 3 Night - Pacaya Samiria

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Our crew will be expecting your arrival at the airport, then transfer all together in our comfortable private vehicle. We will start you off with a lunchbox as we begin the journey to Nauta.

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.

PM: 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 an experienced traveler like yourself. Orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, pillows of 100% pure natural latex, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, and a 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.

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. You will have a welcome briefing by the Cruise Manager, followed by the safety drill. 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 the program for the next following day.

We head down into the Marañon River to a location known as Pahuachiro. This lovely spot is an ideal place to spend some time in search of birds and playful monkeys. As your naturalist guide spots various creatures for you, The landscape adorned by the usual colors of the sun ́s reflections is a great photo opportunity as you witness your first Amazon Rainforest Sunset.

Nauta Caño Creek is known for squirrel and silver back tamarillo monkeys, birds, dolphins, and even sloths! We will skim the riverbanks for small caimans and spiders, as well as insects of all colors, shapes, and sizes.

Delfin II Amazon’s 4-Day Itinerary Day One - Bird Watching.
Location
Iquitos - Nauta - Amazon River
Day
1 / 4

Las Palmas, Yanaycu Pucate & Amazon Natural Park

AM: On your first morning with us, we recommend getting up early to appreciate one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Never does nature seem more bountiful than in the tropics, and early rising is always rewarding since wildlife is most abundant and active with the rising of the sun. The early morning hours are the best time of day to watch birds, observe their special displays and listen to their songs. We will jump on the skiffs and head to this area with large trees and old palm trees as well, these components favor the presence of several parrot species. This particular spot also has a great number of other birds of different species. We will look for the famous hoatzins nesting a few feet above the water, and perhaps a sloth or two of the three-toed kind.

You will start cruising through the Yanayacu and Pucate Rivers, peeking into different creeks and lagoons. 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 kayaks or paddleboards. You will even have the opportunity to see the famous pink dolphins!

PM: This very unique opportunity, you will get to the only Canopy Walkway in this area, an experience unequaled in the rainforest! At a height of over 25 meters (85 feet) and extending for 500 meters (one-third of a mile), the Canopy Walkway provides a view of the rainforest from the treetops, the best vantage point for observing Amazon wildlife and vegetation. The Canopy Walkway is accessible to all and requires no special skills or equipment. The suspended walkway is spread between 14 of the area’s largest rainforest trees and is one of the longest canopy walkways in the world. You will enjoy the “Terra Firma” forest of a local ribereño is eye-opening to how far we have come in this day and age and a reflection of how simple yet rewarding life is for others.

After dinner, you will enjoy a Shamanism lecture from our guides.

Delfin II Amazon’s 4-Day Itinerary Day Two - Spotting Wildlife.
Location
Amazon River
Day
2 / 4

Yanayaquillo & Piranha Creek

AM: You will start cruising through the creeks of Yanayaquillo, peeking into different creeks and lagoons. 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. This is also a popular dolphin feeding spot so we won ́t be the only ones enjoying our happy meal here. We will also try piranha fishing.

PM: We head down into the Marañon River to a location known as Piraña Caño. We had the option to explore the creek either by kayak or by skiff, and they were both fantastic choices! This lovely creek which leads to a lagoon is an ideal place to spend some time in search of birds and playful monkeys. As your naturalist guide spots various creatures for you, also try to pinpoint some yourself now that you’ve been in the jungle for a few days and have trained your eye a bit! Kayakers will endure the feeling of paddling down the river with only the noises of the forest as your companion. As for the skiff riders, the encounters with wildlife are abundant. The landscape adorned by the usual colors of the sun ́s reflections by whichever mode of transportation is stunning. So sit back and enjoy the beauty of the Amazon forest!

Delfin II Amazon’s 4-Day Itinerary Day Three - Monkey Sighting.
Location
Amazon River
Day
3 / 4

Disembarkation

AM: 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.

On our way from Nauta back to Iquitos airport, you will visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (Amazon Forever) 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. 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 for you at the airport and give you your boarding passes and help you check-in.

Our staff will be on hand to help you with your luggage and check-in at the airport in Iquitos. The return flight will take you directly to the city of Lima, the capital of Peru. At the security gate, your guide and Delfin crew will say goodbye. We truly hope that you enjoyed your stay and Amazon travel experience with us!

Delfin II Amazon’s 4-Day Itinerary Day Four - Manatee Rescue & Rehabilitation Center.
Location
Amazon River - Iquitos
Day
4 / 4
1 / 4

5 Day / 4 Night - Pacaya Samiria

itinerary map

Embarkation

AM: Our crew will be expecting your arrival at the airport, then transfer all together in our comfortable private vehicle. We will start you off with a lunchbox as we begin the journey to Nauta.

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.

PM: 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 an experienced traveler like yourself. Orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, pillows of 100% pure natural latex, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, and a 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.

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. You will have a welcome briefing by the Cruise Manager, followed by the safety drill. 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 the program for the next following day.

We head down into the Marañon River to a location known as Pahuachiro. This lovely spot is an ideal place to spend some time in search of birds and playful monkeys. As your naturalist guide spots various creatures for you, The landscape adorned by the usual colors of the sun ́s reflections is a great photo opportunity as you witness your first Amazon Rainforest Sunset.

Nauta Caño Creek is known for squirrel and silver back tamarillo monkeys, birds, dolphins, and even sloths! We will skim the riverbanks for small caimans and spiders, as well as insects of all colors, shapes, and sizes.

Delfin II Amazon’s 5-Day Itinerary Day One - Amazon River Views.
Location
Iquitos - Nauta - Amazon River
Day
1 / 5

Las Palmas, Yanayacu Pucate & Yanayaquillo

AM: On your first morning with us, we recommend getting up early to appreciate one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Never does nature seem more bountiful than in the tropics, and early rising is always rewarding since wildlife is most abundant and active with the rising of the sun. The early morning hours are the best time of day to watch birds, observe their special displays and listen to their songs. We will jump on the skiffs and head to this area with large trees and old palm trees as well, these components favor the presence of several parrot species. This particular spot also has a great number of other birds of different species. We will look for the famous hoatzins nesting a few feet above the water, and perhaps a sloth or two of the three-toed kind.

You will start cruising through the Yanayacu and Pucate Rivers, peeking into different creeks and lagoons. 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 kayaks or paddleboards. You will even have the opportunity to see the famous pink dolphins!

PM: You will start cruising through the creeks of Yanayaquillo, peeking into different creeks and lagoons. 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. This is also a popular dolphin feeding spot so we won ́t be the only ones enjoying our happy meal here. We will also try piranha fishing.

After dinner, you will enjoy a Shamanism lecture from our guides.

Delfin II Amazon’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Two - Skiff Ride.
Location
Amazon River
Day
2 / 5

Amazon Natural Park & Palm Forest

AM: You will have the opportunity to have a nature walk to learn about medicinal plants. The Peruvian Amazon region is considered the largest pharmaceutical reserve in the world with 965 species of wild plants and 59 cultivated plant species that local people use to cure and prevent many illnesses. You will see that “Terra Firma” forest of a local ribereño is eye-opening to how far we have come in this day and age and a reflection of how simple yet rewarding life is for others.

PM: This day you will have reached our main goal, the Palm Forest at the very heart of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, 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. Filled with lakes, palm swamps, and streams, the reserve becomes a flooded forest in the rainy season and is sure to be one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever visit. You will also have the chance to explore one of the pristine Amazon lagoons in this wonderful region!

Delfin II Amazon’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Three - Jungle Walk Excursion.
Location
Amazon River
Day
3 / 5

Samiria River, Confluence, San Francisco & Piranha Creek

AM: We will look for the famous hoatzins nesting a few feet above the water, and perhaps a sloth or two of the three-toed kind. The Samiria River can also be home to troops of brown capuchin monkeys mixed up with squirrel monkeys. As the sun sets, we will aim to look for black and white caiman, fishing bats, and Noisy Nights Monkeys where you will encounter a whole new world of adventure.

Our skiffs skim the Samiria River and its tributaries, where an abundance of wildlife hides in the deep rainforest, such as blue and yellow macaws, scarlet macaws, toucans, umbrella birds, monkeys, and river others, capybaras, and more. Our naturalists and their expert eye pinpoint all the biodiversity of this region. This is also a popular dolphin feeding spot so we won ́t be the only one enjoying the plethora of fish below.

PM: The confluence of the three rivers, better known as the “Unión de Los Ríos” we will toast and witness the distinguished colors of the 3 rivers. It is known that the Ucayali River, which in turn confluences with the Marañón River upstream of Iquitos, Peru form what countries other than Brazil consider to be the main stem of the Amazon River. Great photo opportunity as you witness your first Amazon Rainforest Sunset. Onboard our skiffs, you will continue exploring the Amazon Rainforest in search of wildlife. There are unique creatures hanging on the trees and amazing landscape views.

We head down into the Marañon River to a location known as Piraña Caño. We had the option to explore the creek either by kayak or by skiff, and they were both fantastic choices! This lovely creek which leads to a lagoon is an ideal place to spend some time in search of birds and playful monkeys. As your naturalist guide spots various creatures for you, also try to pinpoint some yourself now that you’ve been in the jungle for a few days and have trained your eye a bit! Kayakers will endure the feeling of paddling down the river with only the noises of the forest as your companion. As for the skiff riders, the encounters with wildlife are abundant. The landscape adorned by the usual colors of the sun ́s reflections by whichever mode of transportation is stunning. So sit back and enjoy the beauty of the Amazon fore

Delfin II Amazon’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Four - Macaw Sighting.
Location
Amazon River
Day
4 / 5

Disembarkation

AM: 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.

On our way from Nauta back to Iquitos airport, you will visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (Amazon Forever) 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. 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 for you at the airport and give you your boarding passes and help you check-in.

Our staff will be on hand to help you with your luggage and check-in at the airport in Iquitos. The return flight will take you directly to the city of Lima, the capital of Peru. At the security gate, your guide and Delfin crew will say goodbye. We truly hope that you enjoyed your stay and Amazon travel experience with us!

Delfin II Amazon’s 5-Day Itinerary Day Five - Disembarkation
Location
Amazon River - Iquitos
Day
5 / 5
1 / 5

Accommodations

Social Areas

Indoor Lounge
Lavatory
Lounge
Dining Room
Exercise Room
Observation Deck
Indoor lounge onboard
Lavatory with a river view
The lounge interior seen from above
Dinning room with the panoramic windows
Exercise room with the river view
The sitting area of the observation deck

Suites & Cabins

Delfin II's Master Suite.

Master Suite

Guests
2
Size
22 m² / 230 ft²
Beds
King / Twin

Our spacious Master Suites are situated at the front of the vessel, with 180° panoramic windows to ensure the most breathtaking views possible. A king-size bed with exquisite sheets, all-cotton towels, bathrobes, and the finest organic amenities, create an epitome of calm and enjoyment.

Delfin II's Standard Suite.

Standard Suite

Guests
2
Size
20 m² / 210 ft²
Beds
King / Twin

The Standard Suites have extra-large windows that offer you breathtaking views of the Amazon. Four suites are interconnected to cater better to families or groups. The Suites have a welcoming and relaxing environment for those who want to get away from it all.

Technical Information

Deck Plan

Features

  • Connecting cabins
  • Air conditioning
  • Excercise room
  • Massage room
  • Lecture room
  • Medical staff

Equipment

  • Satellite phone
  • Stand up paddleboard
  • Kayaks / Canoes
  • Yoga mats
** Use of certain equipment at additional cost, ask for details