AM: Arrive to the Amazon city of Iquitos:
Our crew will be expecting your arrival at the airport, then transfer all together by our comfortable private vehicle. We will start you off with a lunchbox as we begin a panoramic tour of Iquitos city. After the tour we will travel over paved road to the city of Nauta, 95 kilometers away. Nauta is literally the "end of the road" where you will embark on the Delfin. Along the way, you will see vibrant "terra firma" (nonflooded forest) and various aspects of daily jungle life
Arrive to Nauta port:
Nauta is a small riverside town on the banks of the Marañon River and was the first city founded in the department of Loreto. Once we reach Nauta, you will enjoy a VIP greeting at our private port along the shores of the Marañon River where the vessel awaits you.
Aboard Delfin, you will be served by our qualified staff who will introduce you to your exquisite and cozy suite, specially equipped with all the amenities for the experienced traveler as ourself. Orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, pillows of 100% pure natural latex, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, and private athroom with Spanish style hot water showers.
While the Delfin begins its initial navigation, you will enjoy the most fantastic panoramic views from the elegantly outfitted outdoor observation area located on our second deck. Our bartender will be waiting to serve you with an exotic cocktail made with regional fruits and pisco, the beloved national brandy liquor of Peru. Then, your naturalist guide will give you an overview of your journey's schedule, activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation to keep your eye out for, geographical and historical background, and other useful details.
The second deck also features an outdoor lounge area perfect for relaxing during your time in the Amazon with us. To one end, there is a completely equipped bar so you can test any combination of regional and international liquors and aromas that the bartender will be happy to provide for you to enjoy under the spell of the beautiful Amazonian afternoons and night, and the sweet breeze of the rainforest. At the other end is a library with extensive literature about the area (fauna, flora, etc.) is available for your perusal.
New to the Delfin II as well is an indoor lounge & presentation room which offers use for lectures by your natural guides and film presentations. Games are available for your enjoyment during your time on board, such as chess, checkers, and other popular contemporary pastimes. All decorative elements have been carefully and lovingly elected to reflect the aesthetics and soul of Amazonia.
PM: Yacapana Island the birthplace of the Amazon:
As we begin sailing downstream, we will pass by Yacapana Island. Here we can see the confluence of the Ucayali and Maranon, birthplace of the Amazon River.