Explore your adventurous side.
All excursions are included with your cruise rate. For all short transport (such as from the vessel to land for hiking) and wildlife seeking excursions, you will travel via skiff boats. Our skiffs are stable to ride and ready to navigate into the most hidden corners of the Amazon. Each skiff come with their own expert naturalist guide, captain, and features all safety regulations. Excursions and itineraries are dependent on natural and weather conditions and are thus subject to change.
Non of these excursions are mandatory, you may always chose to stay on board and relax enjoying the views, a good book or meditating perhaps; you may also visit the bar, the gym or the spa, either way you will always be surrounded by wildlife and nature at its best.
Nature like you have never seen before!
The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is best appreciated in the early hours of the morning, when wildlife is most abundant and active. Trail walks at destinations such as Fundo Casual will take you deep into the rainforest where your guide will point out amazing creatures and vegetation of the Amazon. A local native assistant may also accompany you in order to bring you closer to different animals such as frogs, snakes, and insects. These are light activities and we provide rubber boots and rain ponchos in case of inclement weather.
The Amazon waterways up, close and personal.
Native 16” River Kayaks are available in all our vessels. These kayaks make for excellent opportunities to paddle smoothly and silently into small creeks, tributaries, and lagoons. They have been especially designed with durability and stability for fishing trips, meaning that in the calm waters of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve you are able to gently row downstream. Each kayak seats 2 persons.
A different and fun approach to wildlife
Paddleboarding, available on Delfin I & II, is an interactive and exciting way to discover the Amazon. And because of the calm, often ripple-less waters of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, it is an activity suitable for all ages. The coolness of the river water over your feet while you brush past the banks, eyeing wildlife, is an experience you do not want to miss.
Exotic catches with an environmental approach.
Fishing was never more exciting as in the lagoons and creeks of the Upper Amazon jungle, where you can encounter the mighty peacock bass, the gigantic awe-inspiring Amazon catfish, and other exotic sporting species while enjoying the comfort, security, and style of a Delfin Amazon Cruises experience. As part of our commitment to the environment, we exercise a strict policy of catch and release.
Get a new perspective from the treetops of the Amazon Rainforest (Delfin l only).
At a height of more than 85 feet (25 meters) and with a length of more than 1,580 feet (500 meters), our canopy walkway provides you with unparalleled views of the Amazon Rainforest, its wildlife and vegetation. High above the ground, you will encounter birds and other animals that cannot be seen from the jungle floors, with each layer of the canopy unveiling something new. It is one of the longest canopy walkways in the world, accessible to all and requires no special skills or equipment.
Meet these extraordinary creatures in once-in-a-lifetime experience.
The pink river dolphin is a rare species found in the freshwater rivers of the Amazon near Iquitos, Peru. They are social, friendly and extremely intelligent creatures, and one of the highlights of a visit to the Amazon Basin. They also love the company of humans. If you're lucky, a Pink River Dolphin may playfully swim alongside your kayak or skiff. A snapshot of the pink river dolphin will definitely be one for your Amazon adventure scrapbook.
Discover one of the world’s most impressive diversity of birds.
The Amazon is second to none when it comes to biodiversity, boasting over 1,500 species of birds —that is 20% of the total number of species on the planet! The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is especially diverse having little human interference to disrupt the natural habitat. The expeditions set out early in the morning on the skiffs in order to see them at their best. Professional guides from the region and with a deep knowledge of wildlife will accompany you and answer your questions. Whether you bring your camera or just your memory, the experience will surely not disappoint.
A whole new world awaits you after dark.
Exploring the jungle by day is only half the fun as the adventures continue past sundown. The sound of the jungle at night is intense, and unlike anything you have ever experienced. Looking up to the sky, the stars are so visible and dense, it is like peering through a window into outer space. The groups are led by our expert guides who will direct your attention to wildlife that often goes unseen. This is your chance to spot the black caimans, bats, frogs, and other nocturnal creatures. The night safaris are a very unique experience and one you will never forget.
Cardio with a view.
Enjoy your stretching, aerobics and cardio surrounded by the lush natural landscapes of the Amazon in our gym spaces, all provided with panoramic windows to keep you in touch with the vibrant scenery and give solace to both your body and mind. Our gym spaces are available onboard Delfin II & III.
We offer flexible appointment times to best fit around your jungle excursions and personal schedule.
If you are in the mood for some indulgence to help you find your zen, our wellness experts can accommodate to your schedule and provide massages and scrubs inspired by the traditional wisdom of the rainforest. Available onboard Delfin II & III.
A learning experience about manatees and other endangered species.
As part of your cruise, you will visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA), where you will have the chance to feed manatees and learn about these docile creatures and why they are on the endangered species list. In addition, there are other animals cared for by the center that have been rescued from capture and other threatening conditions. These include monkey species, river otters, and more. A band of dedicated volunteers work hard all year round to ensure their efforts are sustained. We welcome you to donate to this organization and education center as you wish.