- Fish for piranhas, swim with river dolphins and enjoy rainforest cuisine on a luxury riverboat cruise
Deep in the Peruvian Upper Amazon, super-luxury vessels – Delfin I and Delfin II – take you into the world's largest protected flooded forest, the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. In this bird-watching haven, you will see iridescent macaws, white-necked herons, green kingfishers, and hundreds of other rainforest birds. You will also encounter extraordinary creatures like capuchin and howler monkeys, three-toed sloths and the Amazon alligator (caiman). Other rare species of birds and animals can be viewed during the two to three daily excursions. Voyages also include visits to native villages to experience traditional life on the river, canoeing in a remote lagoon, swimming near pink river dolphins, fishing, kayaking, canopy walking, daytime hiking and night safaris in the rainforest. Cuisine includes native potatoes, exotic fruits, fresh fish and chilli peppers. In the evening, there is live music and a briefing about the next day's adventures.
Each vessel is a floating boutique hotel. Wood-panelled suites are fitted with orthopaedic mattresses, top-of-the-line Peruvian cotton linens, and eco-friendly toiletries. The Delfin I offers only four spacious suites, which have amazing floor-to-ceiling windows, a private terrace and two of the rooms are deluxe master suites, each with a private whirlpool. It is the ideal setting for a romantic expedition adventure or for a family and friends gathering. The Delfin II boasts ten standard suites and four master suites with similar amenities, exquisite regional cuisine, and world-class service and comfort. It has recently added a new lecture room, spa room and exercise room. Delfin Amazon Cruises gives you the opportunity to experience the Amazon with authentic style and comfort. Choose from four-day/three-night programs, five-day/four-night programs or private charter for a longer stay.