Port of Nauta, Peruvian Amazon
River cruise boat
Comfort and style are the essence of your 3- or 4-night Delfin II cruise from Nauta along the Ucayali River, a gracious vessel with a relaxed ambience. Each day there are chances to explore the rainforest with an expert guide, walking, kayaking and boating, gaining a real insight into this precious habitat.
Relax as you cruise through the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, watching the changing scenery and looking out for fresh-water dolphins in the river and other wildlife on the banks. The main social areas are on the top deck, for the best views. Here you will find a large open air lounge and bar and an enclosed lecture room for regular talks and briefings by the guides. The dining room serving delectable Peruvian cuisine is on the upper deck. A small exercise room and massage room complete the communal areas. All suites have a picture window, sitting area and en-suite shower room.
Rainforest walks, motorboat rides, a night safari and kayaking form the core of your Amazon adventure, with the added bonus of visiting a village, whose inhabitants provide much of the food and artwork used on Delfin II, and several of whom are your rainforest guides. Finally, on your return by land from Nauta to Iquitos, you visit the manatee rescue centre where you can get up close and personal with these gentle endangered creatures.
Times to Go
The cruises operate all year, with two main seasons. If you like following walking trails there is more scope to do this in the low season, and if you prefer water-based activities high water season allows to you to access more areas by boat.
Delfin II highlights
Experience one of the most biodiverse regions on the planet
Spacious river view suites for comfortable cruising
Boat rides and jungle walks to view wildlife twice daily
Visit a village on the River Ucayali
Creative Peruvian food using local rainforest ingredients
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Delfin II location
- 14 suites
- Operates all year
- Children over 7 years welcome
- Open air observation deck
- Bar & Dining area
- Lecture room-cum-lounge
- Crew of 20
- 3 bilingual naturalist guides
Delfin II offers 4- and 5-day itineraries, each with a variety of activities and excursions such as:
- Rainforest trails
- Speedboat trips
- Lagoon swimming
- Pre-breakfast birdwatching
- Community visits
Delfin II cabins
There are 14 suites in total, all air-conditioned. Beds can be configured as twins or a double. A third rollaway bed, suitable for a child, can be provided on request.
There are 10 suites of 19.5 sq m, all with a large window. They have bedside tables, reading lamps, a sitting area, safe, hairdryer, yoga mat and an en-suite shower room with toiletries and a large mirror. There are two sets of interconnecting suites making good family accommodation.
The four master suites are located at the front of the ship with picture windows and 180-degree views. They occupy 21 sq m and have the same amenities as the suites.
Accommodation is arranged on two decks. There are 2 master suites and 4 suites on the upper deck, and 2 master suites and 6 suites on the main deck.
Luis the Llama likes this because…
“Delfin Amazon Cruises has always been committed to Amazon communities, keen to bring benefits to local people through small scale tourism. A women’s group has been formed to create art and craft works which are used to decorate the vessel and can be bought by passengers when the visit the village. Men are employed as rainforest guides on a rotating cycle to allow as many as possible to gain an income. Much of the food eaten on board is bought from local communities. Local people and tourists gain benefits from cultural interaction.”
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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