5 Days / 4 Nights
The Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve is the second largest protected area in Peru. Covering 20,800 km2 (8,000 sq mi) in the Loreto Region of Peru, it protects a beautiful area of low hills and seasonally flooded forest in the Amazon rainforest. The reserve is home to more than 1,000 animal species and at least 965 native plant species, making it a true paradise for nature lovers.
When you take the Delfin I river cruise to Pacaya-Samiria, you’ll be traveling in style. With only four oversized luxury suites, each with its own private panoramic terrace, you can expect an unrivaled personalized service. We’ll cruise along the Amazon River, using the ship’s river skiffs to explore tributaries and go in search of wildlife. We’ll also visit indigenous communities that live off the abundant natural resources of the rainforest. And as we explore the Amazon, you’ll have the chance to trek in the jungle, kayak in creeks and lakes, fish for piranhas, and see the amazing range of animals and birds that live in this breathtaking part of the planet.
Your Amazon adventure begins when members of the crew greet you at the airport in Iquitos. We’ll then set off in our private transport to Nauta, a small river port town on the banks of the Marañón River.
Once we arrive in Nauta, you’ll have a VIP greeting at the private port where the beautiful Delfin I river cruise ship will be waiting. Once you’re on board, our friendly and highly qualified staff will show you to your suite. It wil...
When you wake up, you’ll be in the amazing Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. We recommend you get up early to appreciate the wonderful sights and sounds of the jungle at dawn, when everything comes to life.
First we’ll head to the Fundo Casual, where we’ll find a trailhead that takes you into the depths of the jungle. As you walk, your guide will point out all the creatures you can see, as well as interesting trees and medicinal plants. We’ll...
Today we’ll head to Amazonas Park, where you’ll be able to walk through the incredible Canopy Walkway, an unparalleled experience in the jungle! At a height of more than 25 meters (85 feet) and a length of 500 meters (one third of a mile), the Canopy Walkway provides views of the jungle as few people have seen it before. The suspended walkway runs through 14 of the tallest trees in the reserve, and is one of the longest canopy walkways in the world. It’s also suitabl...
Today we’ll head back to the Amazonas Village, where we can spend more time with the locals. Then we’ll head along the Yarapa River in our river skiffs in search of more wildlife. Traveling downriver, we’ll reach a wide creek that leads to a wonderful hidden lagoon. As we take in our spectacular surroundings, we’ll keep a close look out for hawks, terns, herons, sloths and more. We’ll also see plenty of monkeys, including pygmy marmosets, squirrel monkeys...
Our final day is always tinged with sadness as we head back to the port in Nauta to disembark. When we arrive in Nauta, our staff back on dry land will be waiting for you, and they’ll drive you back to Iquitos. But the trip isn’t quite done yet! On our way from Nauta to Iquitos, we’ll visit the River Mammals Rescue and Rehabilitation Center (ACOBIA) where you will have the opportunity to meet orphaned baby manatees, which are quite possible the cutest, chubbiest litt...