South America Amazon Cruise

Delfin II Amazon River Cruise

On this 5-day Delfin II Amazon River Cruise, explore flooded Peruvian Amazon forests, lakes and lagoons in search of fantastically diverse flora and fauna waiting around every bend. Daily excursions in aluminum skiffs or kayaks reveal a world of colorful wildlife.

Highlights of the Delfin II Amazon River Cruise include: viewing the confluence of the Ucayali and Maranon rivers to form the Amazon River and reaching the Palm Forest—the largest protected wetland reserve in the world. Additional highlights include adventure options like stand-up paddleboarding and a fleet of double kayaks, plus a canopy walk, high above the jungle floor. A visit to the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (Amazon Forever) in Iquitos to meet baby manatees and other animals perfectly rounds out this Amazon small ship cruise.

The Delfin II offers high-water and low-water itineraries. High-water season is November to May and may allow for more extensive exploration and access via water. These months are ideal for travelers who prefer to duck into otherwise isolated corners of the reserve aboard speedy boats. Low-water season is June through October and may allow for more trail walks. This time of year is ideal for travelers who prefer to walk through the rainforest and discover its flora and fauna. All listed activities depend on water levels, weather and season. Travelers equipped with a sense of adventure and openness tend to enjoy their Delfin III journey in the Amazon rainforest even more.

The 28-guest Delfin II is unique among Amazon small ships as being one of the first to have a full fleet of kayaks. Silently traversing flooded forests and waterways where pink and grey dolphins and piranhas swim is an Amazon cruise experience like no other. Overhead, during hikes and paddles, troops of monkeys and marmosets, colorful birds and insects fill the upper canopy. Nothing is missed between excursions thanks to Delfin’s panoramic windows in every suite and common area.

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