Peruvian Amazon Cruise

Delfin III

Overview

Amazon adventure

Explore the upper reaches of the great Amazon basin on a luxury cruise on the Marañón River.

The Delfin III is a fabulous way to discover the rainforest. Over her three decks find 22 cabins, all with floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, ranging up to bow facing corner suites and the expansive owner’s suite. There’s also a dining room where you can indulge in Relais & Châteaux quality Peruvian dining, as well as a spacious lounge, bar, gym, small spa. A sun deck with a plunge pool sits at the stern.

Three- and four-night adventures showcase the incredible biodiversity of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve and its waterways. Kayak in the calm creeks and lakes, swim with pink dolphins, fish for piranhas, spot wildlife from the skiffs and venture ashore to walk forest trails and meet local communities.

Facts

At a glance

  • 22 suites

  • Restaurant and bar

  • Gym and treatment room

  • Sundeck and plunge pool

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Experiences

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    Kayaking

    Kayaks are a great way to paddle smoothly and silently into small creeks, tributaries, and lagoons. They have been especially designed for stability and can be used for fishing trips.

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    Trail walks

    The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is best appreciated in the early hours of the morning when wildlife is most abundant and active. Trail walks will take you deep into the rainforest where your guide will point out fascinating creatures and vegetation of the Amazon. A local native assistant may also accompany you in order to bring you closer to different animals such as frogs, snakes, and insects.

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    Pink river dolphins

    The pink river dolphin is a rare species found in the freshwater rivers of the Amazon near Iquitos, Peru. They are social, friendly and extremely intelligent creatures, and one of the highlights of a visit to the Amazon Basin

Community & Culture

Right from the start, Delfin Amazon Cruises has had a continuous commitment to practicing and promoting responsible tourism, aiming to share the benefits with the riverine communities.

One project works with local women to produce handicrafts, which has since grown to employ around 50 people whose artworks decorate the boats and can be purchased by guests. The proceeds of handicrafts sold onboard help also help fund an annual program that provides school supplies for children and first aid kits to all the communities along the cruise routes.

Delfin also works with local guides, who are in charge of cleaning the hiking paths we use and give support to our onboard guides, helping them to identify and find plants, insects and other fauna during excursions in the rainforest. Guides are hired on a rotating basis, so every man in the community has the opportunity to be part of this effort.

Last but not least, the Amazonian fruits and fish served on board are often purchased from riverine communities as well.

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What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

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  • Positive impact

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    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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