Port of Nauta, Peruvian Amazon
River cruise boat
Exclusivity afloat! Refined yet relaxed living as you cruise the Marañón, an important tributary of the mighty Amazon, taking in the superb scenery and life of the river along the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Expert naturalist guides take you exploring on walks and boat trips, while kayaks, paddleboards and fishing trips can also be enjoyed. All in the course of a day aboard Delfin I.
Cruise in style aboard this 4-suite vessel. Sit back and enjoy the views and let the crew look after you. All meals, house drinks and snacks are top quality and included during your cruise. The atmosphere on board is easy going, with a casual dress code, sociable group dining and relaxed downtime on the top deck lounge-cum-bar. There are opportunities to explore on foot and by water and enjoy a variety of activities including meeting members of the local community.
A highlight is the canopy tour, running for 500 metres through the tops of the trees, where you can get another perspective on the rainforest and the wildlife that lives in it. Returning to Delfin I you can unwind in your spacious, air-conditioned suite with its floor-to-ceiling windows, private terrace and lavish en suite bathroom. Finally, on your return by land to Iquitos, you visit the manatee rescue centre where you can get up close and personal with these gentle endangered creatures.
Times to Go
Delfin I offers cruises all year. June to October, low water season, is better for rainforest walks and fishing, while the slightly cooler high water season, November to May, is a better time to explore by boat.
Delfin I highlights
- Just 4 luxurious suites with private terraces
- Expansive views of the river and rainforest from the top deck lounge
- Daily trips to explore on foot and by water
- Visit riverine communities, meet local people and discover their way of life
- Taste local fruits and other ingredients used in on-board gourmet Peruvian cuisine
- A member of Relais & Chateaux
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Delfin I location
- 4 suites
- Operates all year
- Children aged 7 years and over
- Lounge, dining area & bar
- Entertainment system and DVDs
- Kayaks and paddleboards
- Fishing gear
- 11 crew plus 1 naturalist guide
Delfin I offers 4 and 5 day cruises starting and ending at Iquitos airport, during which there are opportunities for some of the following activities:
- Kayaking & Paddleboarding
- Exploring by motorboat
- Swimming in creeks and lagoons
- Fishing & Birdwatching
- Walking trails & Night safari
- Canopy walks
- Visits to local communities
- Shopping for handicrafts
- Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre
Delfin I cabins
Delfin I has just 4 suites, comprising 2 master suites and 2 deluxe master suites. The maximum passenger capacity is 12 ie 3 people in each suite with an extra futon bed, though 2 per suite is the norm.
Master suites are on the upper deck and each occupies 32 sq m plus a terrace of almost 30 sq m. They have full length windows, beds that be configured as a double or twins, bedside tables and reading lights, a sofa, small fridge, safe, climate control, yoga mat, hairdryer, phone for onboard communication, binoculars and an en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower and toiletries. The terrace is equipped with loungers, a dining table and chairs.
Each of the master deluxe suites, located on the main deck, is 34 sq m plus the terrace of nearly 30 sq m which has a cool water jacuzzi as well as table, chairs and loungers. In-room amenities are the same as the master suites.
Private dinners can be arranged on your terrace.
Luis the Llama likes this because…
“Delfin has an established history of co-operation with Amazon communities. The vessels display art and craft works made by local women, and Delfin has created an ongoing programme with them to develop handicrafts to sell to cruise guests, providing a regular income. Money generated through sales is also used for education and medical projects in the communities. The company employs village men as excursion guides and to maintain trails. Much of the fresh produce used on board is purchased from local villages, who therefore benefit directly from the cruises.”
And don’t forget … for every booking we take, Peru Specialists (which is part of Tribes Travel) plants trees in deforested areas of South America and Africa through The Travel Forest, and we also back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.
You can click on Luis to read more about our TRAVEL + PROTECT initiatives on our Tribes website, including ways you can help with our ongoing projects.
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