Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon, Peru
At a Glance
Explore the wonderfully diverse Pacaya Samiria Reserve of Peru's northern Amazon
Luxurious and comfortable vessel with attentive service and all the amenities of a luxury hotel
Reach hidden corners of the Amazon on smaller skiffs to get close to the elusive wildlife and interact with local indigenous communities
Enjoy daily trail walks, fishing, canopy walks and swimming with the famous pink river dolphins
Head out early in the morning to maximise your chances of spotting the resident wildlife
To reduce engine noise, the boat does all its travelling throughout the day or during excursions, ensuring a better night's sleep!
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The Delfin III operates 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.
To start planning your holiday to Delfin III
Cruise along the mighty Amazon River on board the luxurious Delfin III, a modern and elegant vessel which boasts 21 cabins and has all the amenities of a hotel, whilst allowing you to explore untouched corners of Peru's Amazon Rainforest in total comfort.
The recently refurbished Delfin III is the newest addition to the Delfin fleet of Amazon cruise ships, which offers an exclusive fully-inclusive cruising experience within the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, right in the depths of Peru's northern Amazon territory. A cruise is the most comfortable way to explore the Amazon Rainforest and allows you to reach some truly off the beaten path areas which cannot be reached by road!
Boasting all the amenities of a luxury hotel, guests on board can expect to find plenty of lounge space to unwind, a sun deck with Jacuzzi, a well-stocked bar, a small gym and a spa for those who need a touch of pampering in between excursions out on the water or in the forest canopy. There are 21 cabins which all boast large picture windows, inviting plenty of light and maximising views of the water, the rainforest and the wildlife beyond.
A trip on board includes daily excursions in the morning and afternoon, as well as allowing plenty of time to relax on board. Activities include trail walking, boat trips, fishing and canopy walks, all the while keeping your eyes peeled for the resident wildlife. Look out for sloths, squirrel monkeys and an abundance of birdlife as you explore the pristine Pacaya Samiria Reserve and its peaceful Amazon tributaries, where the only sound is that of the nature surrounding you!
There are 22 suites and staterooms on board the Delfin III which are spacious and light. All offer individual climate control, daily housekeeping, luxurious bed linens, a pillow menu, robes and slippers. Large picture windows allow in plenty of light and maximise views to the rainforest and river beyond. Telescopes are also provided in every room for stargazing, as well as safes, hair dryers and ironing boards. There is plenty of storage space and plug sockets are available for charging electronic devices.
The Corner Suites and Owner Suites also have a minibar with soft drinks, 1 complimentary spa treatment per guest (30-minutes) and a select amount of laundry included.
Children over the age of 7 are welcome on board, and rollaway beds can be added into cabins.
Facilities include a lounge area and on board restaurant which focuses on fresh local cuisine, a sun deck with Jacuzzi and plenty of lounge space, a small spa and a gym.
Excursions are included daily to explore the Amazon Rainforest and the River. Enjoy a selection of wildlife watching walks, boat rides and canopy walks. You will also have the opportunity to swim with the unique pink river dolphins that can be found in the Amazon and can enjoy boat trips at night to seek out the nocturnal wildlife.
Danielle Diaz-Myers (Staff)
Enjoying the incredible Amazon in comfort has never been easier; for those looking for the ultimate in luxury, consider a few days on the Delfin. With multiple itineraries to choose from, you're sure to find one that fits your preferences. An Amazon cruise is the perfect alternative to a lodge because you're able to explore more of the reserve while getting to cruise the waters in comfort. Enjoy daily skiff rides to explore small rivers, there's even a jungle walk that lets you get up close and personal to wildlife including anacondas and poisonous frogs with the assistance of your guide.
Location & directions
Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon, Peru
The Delfin III explores the Pacaya Samiria Reserve in the heart of Peru's northern Amazon territory.
How to get there
13-hour flight to Lima followed by a 2-hour flight to Iquitos and a short road transfer to the embarkation point for the cruise.
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