Day 1: Arrival
2: San _Isidro flooded forest hike & Yanayacu / Pucate River
07:00 am. Breakfast Buffet
08:00 am. Hiking at San Isidro:
Today we will hike through this pristine and unique flooded ecosystem, passing through a classic tropical rainforest with emergent trees and canopy trees reaching up to 55 meters in height. Many trees have buttress roots which often extend high up the trunks while palms are abundant and many of them have stilt roots. Biologically, this kind of forest is probably one of the richest habitats on earth, supporting the most species of plants and animals per unit area. Our target is the giant ceiba or kapok tree with its large diameter. We will encounter local medicinal plants and identify them while hiking.
This forest is also very good for spotting birds such as the bluish-fronted jacamar seen in pairs in middle and lower parts of forest edges, or collared trogons, red capped cardinals, etc.
11:00 am. Back aboard the Delfin I
We will continue upstream towards our next destination.
12:30 pm. Lunch
After emerging from the depths of the forest, you'll be treated to a world-class gourmet meal.
03:30 pm. YanaYacu excursion (protected area within the Pacaya Samiria National
Never does nature seem more beautiful than in the tropics. In this opportunity you will have the chance to explore one of our main cores of the National Reserve. Wild life will be the one to greet you and biodiversity will be outstanding. On board of our aluminum skiff we will have the chance to get deep into the rainforest and its fantastic diversity of flora and fauna. You will have the chance to enjoy some of the myriad bird species, colorful butterflies and other diverse insects, noisy monkey troops and active pink and grey river dolphins. Enjoy these black waters river and discover this mysterious and beautiful destination.
06:30 pm. Back to the vessel
We will continue to navigate towards our next destination.
08:00 pm. Dinner
The service continues. Desserts are also a wonderful treat on our menu.
09:30 pm. Lazy time at our third Deck
Tonight far from civilization, the stargazing opportunities are unique. While enjoying the sweet breeze of the Amazonian night, the wonderful symphony of the jungle, you can see stars of the northern and southern constellation.
Day 3: Canopy Walk/ Primary Forest hike, Tawampa Lake / Nauta Caño Exploration
4: Amazon Headwaters & Caño Piraña / San Francisco hike and local village
07:00 am. Breakfast Buffet
You will get used to our wonderful breakfast festival, with all natural juices and really
exotic fresh food that our kitchen personnel will point you, we are sure that you have
never tasted some of them.
08:00 am. Amazon Headwaters & San Francisco Village
We will wake up at this important and historic place, were the Ucayali & Marañon Rivers merge and give birth to the mighty Amazon River. We will be in the formation of the Amazon River; the two powerful tributaries of the Amazon, the Ucayali and the
Marañon River. In this spot, we will search for the most elusive and exotic fresh water pink river dolphin, medium sized, long snout and little or no dorsal fin you will see that they are really pink, they love this place, because is one of their favorite feeding spot.
We will visit San Francisco Village, a local community; you will stroll around their
community, their houses and will have the chance to meet how simple their life is. We will be greeted by lots of children who take you to their school to let you know all about it. The local teacher will be around.
They will show you their arts and craft market that will be displayed for you to
appreciate their work.
10:30 am. Back aboard the Delfin I:
This is also the time to gather all of your things pack your bags and check out.
12:00 pm. Lunch
As usual, you will enjoy the diversity of our culinary choices. Our kitchen staff will be there for any special requests.
1:00 pm. Disembark at Nauta
We will disembark at our port in Nauta, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to Iquitos.
2:40 pm. Visit the Manatees Rescue Center
In our way to the Iquitos Airport, we will visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals were you will have the chance to meet baby manatees and learn about this pacific and wonderful creatures and why they are in the endangered species list. You are most welcome to help this extraordinary program!.
05:30 pm. Arrive at Iquitos Airport
Our land personnel will give your boarding passes and help you check in.
|All activities are subject to change due to weather conditions and time of year. River and tributaries level may vary and thus navigation times and excursions may need to be modified at the captain´s discretion.|
Delfin I: Jan 9,16,23,30; Feb 6,13; Mar 12,26; Apr 2,23,30; May 7,14,21,28; Jun 4,11,18,25; Jul 2,9,16,23,30;
Aug 6,13,20,27; Sep 3,10,17,24; Oct 1,8,15,22,29; Nov 5,12,19,26; Dec 3,10,17,24,31
Delfin II: May 27; Jun 3,10,17,24; Jul 8; Aug 5,12,19,26; Sep 2
- The weather in Iquitos is warm and humid with average annual maximum temperature of 33°C (95°F) and minimum of 21°C (70°C)
- The dry season is from May to November. The wet season is from December to April.
- The seasons feature differences in the plant and animal life as well as in the climate.
- All activities are subject to change due to weather conditions and time of year. River and tributary levels may vary and thus navigation times and excursions may need to be modified at the captain´s discretion.
- Bring comfortable soft-soled shoes, light-weight trousers and long-sleeved tops, hat, sun glasses, lightweight rain gear, sunscreen, mosquito repellant, BINOCULARS, camera and spare batteries.
- Do not forget to include some items that you can give away to the locals. (T-shirts, pens and paper are especially prized).
- Tipping is expected by the crew and the guides, envelopes will be provided in your cabin (suggested amount is US$120 per passenger).
2012 Prices per person:
include: All meals while on board. All excursions. Transfer
to/from vessel when arriving on recommended flights. Entrance Fee to Pacaya
Samiria and Yanallpa Private Natural Reserve.
Rates Do Not Include: Air Tickets to and from Iquitos. Bar and Boutique purchases. Cost of Medical Emergencies (including evacuation) Tipping (Ammount suggested per guest: US$ 120.00).
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