Northern Amazon, Peru
Sister to the Delfin I, this river boat offers guests an exclusive environment from which to explore Peru's remote northern Amazon. You do not have to sacrifice creature comforts to have a great adventure with spacious suites and fine dining.
At a Glance
135ft long, river boat with 14 cabins to accommodate 30 guests
The larger and more affordable sister boat to the Delfin I offering more guest cabins onboard
A relaxed and stylish ambience that recalls the heyday of Amazonian exploration
Opportunities to interact with indigenous Amazonian peoples off the beaten track
The astonishing variety of birds, plants, mammals and fish that you are likely to encounter
Delfin's dedicated staff pride themselves on carefully preparing contemporary Creole cuisine
Your Amazon journey takes off on arrival in Iquitos, where you will be picked up and taken to the main vessel. Delfin II offers guests 3 or 4-night expeditions. Experience a spectacular combination of natural wonders, dramatic scenery and indigenous cultural history. Here in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, you will be exploring one of the world’s most captivating environments, where flora and fauna are in abundance and time appears to stand still.
The itineraries have been specifically designed to highlight the best flora and fauna that the Marañon and Ucayali Rivers in the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve have on offer, along with options for soft adventure excursions for guests. Itineraries will vary based on whether the travel dates fall in the high water/rainy season or low water/dry season.
We encourage guests to take part in the optional activities and try new and unique experiences. Picture yourself kayaking in the calm creeks and lakes, swimming with dolphins, fishing for piranhas at sunset, skirting the riverbanks in search of playful creatures, birdwatching, trail walks, and visiting local communities to interact with the local people. The native peoples have occupied the area for thousands of years and have rich culture which remains preserved to this day.
The Delfin II has 14 large guest suites include 4 Master Suites and 10 Suites, 4 of which can be interconnected to accommodate families. Each has large picture windows offering great views of surrounding nature.
The 4 spacious Master Suites are at the front of the vessel, with 180° panoramic windows, king sized bed, and luxurious sheets and 280-thread Peruvian cotton bedspread. All-cotton towels and bathrobes, the finest organic amenities, the most wonderful views, and individual reading lights create the epitome of calm sophistication.
The 10 Suites have extra large windows that offer superb views. 4 Suites can interconnect to cater especially to families. All Suites are designed with casually elegant interiors that create a welcoming and relaxing environment for those who want to get away from it all.
The 4 spacious Master Suites are situated at the front of the boast and include 180° panoramic windows, king sized bed, and exquisite sheets and bedspread of 100% 280-thread Peruvian cotton. Guests enjoy all-cotton towels and bathrobes, the finest organic amenities, the most wonderful views.
The 10 Suites have extra large windows giving you the most breathtaking views of the Amazonian landscapes. 4 Suites have interconnecting rooms to cater for families. The Suites are designed with casually elegant interiors that create a welcoming and relaxing environment for those who want to get away from it all, yet enjoy indulgent luxury and comfort.
The Delfin II welcomes families with children age seven or older. Four suites can interconnect and some cabins can accommodate an additional child. They also have survivor jungle trails for kids and piranha fishing experiences. Kids 7 to 11 get a 20% discount. The guides on board take great care of children and will entertain them as well, especially during siesta time. Special children's menus are available for meal times.
When families charter the entire vessel, younger kids may join the cruise.
The expert crew of the Delfin II go out of their way to give guests an unforgettable experience. The crew includes top chefs who are well trained in using the Amazon’s wild and fresh ingredients. Carefully preparing contemporary Creole plates for you to sample, every meal has an unparalleled dining experience guaranteed and friendly onboard service.
The dining room, entertainment center, and library are the ideal gathering places for guests after a busy day of exploring. Alternatively, relax in the big comfortable sofas on the observation deck and lounge bar and enjoy a cocktail watching the sunset as you wait for the stars to light up the night sky. There is also a indoor lecture room, which hosts interesting talks, a Spa for guests to unwind and relax, as well as an exercise room and a boutique for picking up souvenirs.
During the cruise, a multitude of inclusive excursions (in small groups) are offered, including canopy discoveries in the treetops, hiking & trail walks, fishing for piranhas & other underwater wonders, kayaking, bird watching, swimming with dolphins, skiff explorations along the banks, and visiting native communities. Speedboats are used for every excursion holding up to 10 guests and a bilingual guide. They can arrange private excursions for an additional charge and these must be booked ahead of your arrival.
Location & Directions
Northern Amazon, Peru
The Delfin II explores the waterways of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, in the Peruvian Amazon.
When to go
The Delfin I & II boats operate year-round, and every voyage is uniquely appealing, based on the changing seasons. During the wetter season from December to May, the river and estuaries grow, allowing launch boats to venture deeper into the flooded forest. During the 'drier' season from June to November, the river recedes and beautiful sandy river beaches form. In a typical year, the Amazon experiences 200 rainy days, which means that there will be days of heavy rain even in the Amazon’s low water season.