Empowering Communities, Delfin Amazon Cruises Social Responsability

Delfin Amazon Cruises, a pioneer in luxury river expeditions in the Upper Peruvian Amazon since 2006, stands as a testament to social responsibility, weaving community focus into the fabric of its operations. Delfin Amazon Cruises emerges as an unrivaled destination that seamlessly integrates luxury with a genuine commitment to local communities.


Stunning Vessels, Authentic Experiences:
Delfin Amazon Cruises boasts three remarkable vessels, each a floating haven blending opulence with an authentic Amazonian experience:

Delfin I: The flagship vessel, a Relais & Châteaux member, offers a lavish escape with 4 over sized exclusive suites, all with a private terrace, two of them with a private plunge pool, an observation deck, and an elegant dining room. Ideal for buyouts, but enjoyable for independent couples as well.

Delfin II: A Relais & Châteaux vessel with 14 thoughtfully appointed staterooms, providing an intimate setting for an immersive Amazon adventure.

Delfin III: The newest addition, designed for comfort and panoramic views, features 22 spacious suites and a sundeck with a plunge pool, exercise room, massage room, authentic dining room, lounge and bar.

Immersive Activities Amidst Pristine Nature:
Delfin Amazon Cruises offers a myriad of activities that delve into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, ensuring an unforgettable journey:

  • Paddleboarding and kayaking through calm wildlife rich waterways.
  • Hiking through lush jungle trails teeming with diverse flora and fauna.
  • Fishing for piranhas, a thrilling and authentic Amazonian experience.
  • Birdwatching at dawn to spot unique avian species.
  • Encounters with wildlife such as pink river dolphins, sloths, and howler monkeys.

Delfin Amazon Cruises Resumes Operations

Community Support: Delfin Amazon Cruises extends its commitment beyond exploration, actively contributing to the well-being of communities within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. These communities, often remote and lacking access to essential facilities, receive ongoing support from the foundation. In the past years we managed to create a positive impact in more than 1,400 people in 14 communities with several activities:

  • School Supply Initiatives: Every child in these communities is provided with essential school supplies.
  • Mother’s Day Campaigns: Delfin Amazon Cruises brings in food to celebrate Mother’s Day, supporting families.
  • Christmas Campaigns: Joy is spread during festive campaigns with toys and special food delivered by our staff.
  • Paramedic assistance: Delfin’s medical staff visits the communities on a weekly basis, assessing individual needs of the local villagers.

Sustainable Income through Empowering Artisans and Fostering beekeeping:
Co-founder Lissy Urteaga, deeply engaged with the communities even before the start of operations, championed the cause of local artisans. She collaborated with the ladies of the villages, cultivating a collection of handcrafted items using palm fiber, seeds, and natural dyes from plants. These crafts, showcased on board, allow travelers to directly support these artisans during shore explorations. Markets established for three different villages have become platforms for them to proudly display and
sell their crafts, ensuring a sustainable income for their families.

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Additionally, Delfin Amazon Cruises is also gifting beehives made by the coop BioAmaz through their project Bee Queen Coin (BQC). These beehives of very specific Meliponine stingless bees species are gifted to ladies in the communities where we visit. The ladies can later sell back to BQC the honey, pollen, propolis and bee wax to gain an additional income for their families, or they can keep them for their personal consumption. This dual-purpose approach enriches local diets, addressing nutritional
needs, and simultaneously benefits their crops through enhanced pollination. The Meliponine species are stingless bees, making them safe and easy to supervise for the local villagers. The absence of a sting eliminates the threat to the villagers and streamlines the beekeeping process.

Delfin Amazon Cruises is not just a journey into the heart of the Amazon; it’s a conscientious exploration that uplifts the communities it touches. As travelers seek remarkable places with a strong community focus, Delfin Amazon Cruises stands out as an exemplar of responsible and luxurious travel.

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