Delfin II, Upper Amazon Cruise ex Lima Return – 20 Mar 2021

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For over 50 years, Lindblad Expeditions has been turning vacationers into informed and engaged explorers. Together with National Geographic we offer intimate small-ship expedition cruises that, unlike traditional cruises, are your opportunity to encounter the world’s most pristine and inspiring places up close with the seasoned experts who know them best.

Our expedition cruises provide the safest and most innovative ways to explore places already “discovered” and those that are still very, very wild. Whether you choose to go on a Galapagos cruise, an Alaska cruise, a cruise to Egypt, or any of our other cruise destinations, each expedition cruise features an unmatched combination of adventure travel technology as well as well-appointed cabins, regional and sustainable cuisine and friendly, personal service.

We believe the more closely our guests are able to connect with a destination, the more valuable an affect it will have on their lives and on the more they will come to care about and protect it for future exploration.

With warmly hued woods and minimalist designs, these spacious suites each feature a large window, a closet, and an easy chair. Bathrooms feature a shower and a separate toilet and sink area. Most suites contain two twin beds that can be converted to a king. Some suites can be combined for families. Your expedition specialist can arrange for your preference when you make your reservations.

Comfort & convenience in every room
Every spacious suite has a minimalist décor and luxurious overtones, and all are air-conditioned with individual controls. In your suite’s bathroom you’ll find showers stocked with organic shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel. A hairdryer and bathrobes are provided as well as moisturizing lotion, a sunscreen and insect repellant combo, plus an iron and ironing board, though our casual, expedition-style of travel ensures you’ll likely have no need to press your clothes for exploring.

Delfin II’s four master suites are located at the front of the ship, below the bridge on the upper and main deck. Windows wrap around the front of the cabin offering an extraordinary 90-degree view that allows you to look simultaneously at where we’re heading and the passing riverbank. Master suites feature either a king-size bed, or two twin beds that can be converted to a king. Your expedition specialist will arrange for your preference when you make your reservation. Master suites also feature a writing desk and chair, and an easy chair.

Comfort & convenience in every room
Every spacious suite has a minimalist décor and luxurious overtones, and all are air-conditioned with individual controls. In your suite’s bathroom you’ll find showers stocked with organic shampoo, conditioner, and shower gel. A hairdryer and bathrobes are provided as well as moisturizing lotion, a sunscreen and insect repellant combo, plus an iron and ironing board, though our casual, expedition-style of travel ensures you’ll likely have no need to press your clothes for exploring.

Delfin II - Main Deck

Delfin II - Upper Deck

Delfin II - Top Deck

Delfin II is a stately riverboat, recently built for the express purpose of exploring deep into the Peruvian Amazon at the headwaters of this mighty river—and doing so in modern tropical style.

A gracious riverboat with gorgeous suites Delfin II comfortably accommodates 28 guests in 10 suites and four master suites. At 120 feet, she is perfectly sized to sail along the upper Amazon River. Her entire third deck is open-air, offering gracious open deck space where the expedition community gathers. Her public spaces are luxurious and well-appointed, and offer sweeping views of the river and rain forest. Furnishings are made of sustainably harvested local rain forest wood, and the ship is decorated with handicrafts from the ribereños, native people of the wildlife preserve we explore. A gracious hotel staff makes an art of providing impeccable shipboard services.

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Length: 120 feet
  • Maiden Voyage: 2009
  • Passenger Capacity (dbl): 28
  • Ship Registration: Peru

Ship Facilities

  • Bar
  • Dining Room
  • Entertainment Centre
  • Hammock Sun Deck
  • Library
  • Observation Deck and Lounge


Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
20 Mar '21
Callao (Lima) Peru
Hotel
21 Mar '21
Iquitos, Peru
ex flight from Lima
21 Mar '21
Nauta
Embark
22 Mar '21
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
23 Mar '21
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
24 Mar '21
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
25 Mar '21
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
26 Mar '21
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
27 Mar '21
Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
28 Mar '21
Nauta
Disembark Transfer to Iquitos overland
28 Mar '21
Iquitos, Peru
Flight to Lima
28 Mar '21
Callao (Lima) Peru
Hotel
29 Mar '21
Callao (Lima) Peru

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Nauta roundtrip aboard Delfin II. Hotel stays pre and post cruise in Lima.

DAY 1: Lima, Peru
Make your way to our conveniently located hotel, Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport Hotel.

DAY 2: Lima / Iquitos / Nauta / Embark
Enjoy a morning tour of Lima, then fly to Iquitos and continue overland to the riverside village of Nauta, where theDelfin II awaits. Settle into your cabin, and gather for a welcome dinner of fine Peruvian cuisine on board. Tonight, step out on deck to gaze at the magnificent Amazon night sky. (B,L,D)

DAY 3-8: Exploring the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve
Spend this week exploring the Pacaya- Samiria National Reserve, a pristine swath of jungle—stretching more than five million acres, and harboring some of the Amazon’s most fascinating flora and fauna. Bordered by the Marañón and the Ucayali, these two powerful rivers converge to create the famed Amazon, which floods annually with nutrient-rich waters and is known locally as the Mirrored Forest for the reflections created by its glassy water.

Set out into this remarkable wilderness on daily excursions by skiff, kayak, and, when the water level permits, hikes on dry land. Skim past giant lily pads afloat on black-water lakes, and venture deep into the rain forest on narrow tributaries. Spot sloths and monkeys, including variably colored saddleback tamarins, noisy howlers, and shaggy-tailed monk saki monkeys. Watch for an astounding variety of birds, from tanagers and hummingbirds to parrots and endangered scarlet macaws. In the river, look for massive paiche fish, the Amazon’s largest; rare pink dolphins; and the infamous piranhas.

Enjoy an opportunity to swim in a lake in the reserve’s interior. Seek out victoria amazonica, a giant water lily that grows in small lagoons. Go on a bird-watching hike, listening for the vocal oropendola and then looking for its telltale yellow tail. Watch the sun set and listen to a cacophonous symphony of nocturnal animals calling out across the treetops. Then slip through the forest in a skiff as night falls, using a spotlight to find caimans, frogs, fishing bats and other creatures of the night.

Pay a visit to one of the communities on the reserve’s edge and get to know the ribereños, those who live on the riverbanks, and their age-old traditions. Enjoy watching them make jewelry and other local handicrafts. Learn how local subsistence farmers cultivate wild plants and trees to earn income. Hear about how the locals find edible fruits and indigenous plants with medicinal properties hidden in the jungle. (B,L,D DAILY)

DAY 9: Nauta / Disembark / Iquitos / Lima
Enjoy one last morning excursion by skiff to view wildlife. After lunch, disembark in Nauta, and return to Iquitos overland for a late afternoon flight to Lima. Overnight at the Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport Hotel. (B,L)

DAY 10: Lima
(B)

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