Join us on this 5 day luxury Amazon Cruise adventure to explore one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. The cruise includes a visit to the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve which is the largest protected area in Peru accessible only by water and is home to diverse and unique wildlife. Discover Clavero lagoon, Magdalena and Dorado River, where you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of lush forests and exotic wildlife such as three-toed sloth, caimans, river otters and Amazon monkeys. Besides, experience an unforgettable encounter with grey and pink river dolphins.
Aboard Delfin, you will be served by our qualified staff who will introduce you to your exquisite suite, specially equipped with all amenities, such as orthopaedic beds, pure cotton sheets, pillows of 100% pure natural latex, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, private bathrooms and a spacious private terrace.
Enjoy the most fantastic panoramic views from the elegantly outdoor observation area. 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.
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 exploration at Clavero Lake on board of our aluminium skiff, you will have the chance to get deep into the rainforest and its fantastic diversity of flora and fauna.
In the afternoon, you will head for this spectacular tributary spot within the Pacaya Samiria Reserve in our skiffs where you will also experience an unforgettable encounter with grey and pink river dolphins, as well as with several birds that will be out and about, flying gracefully across the Amazon skies.
One of the best ways to wake up in the Amazon is to go on an active excursion. This morning, you can go kayaking in the area known as Magdalena. There is a nearby village so you are sure to see fishermen waking up to count their catches and other locals getting from one place to another in their wooden canoes or boats.
In the afternoon, wildlife will greet you and the biodiversity you will experience will be outstanding. You will have the chance to enjoy some of the myriad bird species, colourful butterflies and other diverse insects, as well as noisy monkey troops. Once the night shift strikes, you’ll encounter a whole new world of adventure.
In the morning, we will have reached our main destination, the Pacaya River at the very heart of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve: Peru’s largest protected area with an annual rainfall of nearly 3,000 ml. This is 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 have the chance to swim in one of the pristine Amazon lagoons.
Our guides will take you upstream in kayaks; this will be a good chance to spot prehistoric looking iguanas that laze in the sun. Squirrel monkeys are very active at this time of the day, when they move in large noisy troops.
Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals - Depart
On board our skiffs, 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.
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.
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