- 1st Day Arrive Lima – Private Transfer to Hotel
- 2nd Day Private Lima Gastronomic Tour (B, L)
- 3th Day Private Transfer – Fly Cusco & Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour (B)
- 4th Day Private Full Day Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inca (B, L)
- 5th Day First Class Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu (B, L, D)
- 6th Day Revisit Machu Picchu & Vistadome Train to Cusco (B, L)
- 7th Day Fly Iquitos & Amazon Cruise Delfin II (B,L,D)(Cruise Day 1)
- 8th Day Luxury Amazon Cruise – Amazon Tours (B,L,D)(Cruise Day 2)
- 9th Day Luxury Amazon Cruise - Amazon Tours (B,L,,D)(Cruise Day 3)
- 10th Day Luxury Amazon Cruise - Amazon Tours (B,L,D)(Cruise Day 4)
- 11th Day Luxury Amazon Cruise - Amazon Tours (B,L,D)(Cruise Day 5)
- 12th Day
Arrive Lima – Private Transfer to Hotel
|Arrive Lima||Most flights arrive in the late evening.|
|Private Transfer With English-speaking assistance||There will be a man waiting for you outside the Arrivals Hall with a sign with your names on it. Approx. 1 hour to your Hotel.|
|Luxury 5* Country Club Hotel – Lima||Master King Rooms|
Luxury 5* Country Club Hotel Lima
Nestled in Lima’s prestigious San Isidro district, surrounded by elegant embassies, The Country Club Lima Hotel is a five-star landmark boutique that epitomizes sophistication; and one of the only hotels recognized as a Peruvian national monument.
Every detail has been conceived with luxury in mind; ornate chandeliers complement lofty, wood-beam ceilings, and 300 pieces of original artwork – on loan from the Pedro de Osma Museum – adorn the walls. Each of our 83 private luxury rooms and suites are opulent and welcoming, with many featuring exquisite marble bathrooms and deep-soaking Jacuzzis.
Enjoy excellent amenities, an award-winning restaurant, and guest privileges at the exclusive Lima Golf Club, all in a setting of warmth and intimacy.
The Country Club Lima Hotel invites you – the traveler of discerning taste – to experience the finest that Lima has to offer.
Master King or Master Double Rooms available.
Nom-smoking rooms available upon request.
Private Lima Gastronomic Tour (B, L)
|The Lima Gourmet Company Private Lima Gastronomic Tour||Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at 09:45 drop off at around 15:00. Lunch is included.|
|Luxury 5* Marriott Hotel Lima||Prime Deluxe Rooms with Ocean Views|
The Lima Gourmet Company Gastronomic Tour
This Lima Peru tour starts at a local roastery, where they handpick the coffee beans daily, for an organic Peruvian coffee. You will also tour the colonial streets of the bohemian district, Barranco, home to artists, musicians and the city’s top art galleries.
From here, you will visit a traditional market in the San Isidro district to try exotic fruits and local products and learn the ancient myths and legends associated with them.
The third stop is one of the city’s top seafood restaurants (cebichería), Embarcadero 41 Fusión, on Avenida La Mar in the Miraflores district – a stop other tours in Lima won’t take you. You will discover the secrets to the perfect Cebiche and Pisco Sour as you prepare the dish and cocktail yourself with the head chef and bartender.
The last stop is for lunch at la Huaca Pucllana, a restaurant within a pre-Incan archeological complex – undoubtedly a highlight of tourism in Lima Peru. This prestigious restaurant is so impressive that the King of Spain, Mick Jagger, Bill and Hillary Clinton, just to name a few, have made sure not to miss it during their trips to Lima. You will enjoy a variety of gourmet Peruvian dishes as well as four different desserts and another pisco-based cocktail.
Private Transfer – Fly Cusco & Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour (B)
|Fly Cusco||We pick you up from your Hotel Foyer at 07:00 for an approx. 60-minute Private Transfer back to the airport for the flight to Cusco. Flights depart at 10:00 and arrive to Cusco at 11:20.|
|Private Transfer in Cusco||We will be waiting for you outside of Cusco Airport Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it. An approx. 15-minute Private Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco.|
|Luxury 5* JW Marriott El Convento Cusco||Inca Wall Rooms|
|Free Afternoon||Take the day to enjoy the Historic City Center while you Acclimatize to the high altitude. (11,000 ft.)|
Luxury 5* J.W. Marriott Hotel Cusco
Located in the city’s historical center, the JW Marriott Hotel Cusco combines the needs of today’s luxury traveler with the design elements of an architecturally stunning archaeological site.
This 5-star Cusco hotel offers easy access to Peru’s iconic attractions and towns including Machu Picchu, the Urubamba Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo and Pisac. History- seekers will find Peruvian cultural artifacts in the hotel’s two exhibition halls.
Accommodations at this luxury hotel in Cusco are equipped with the latest
technology including Wi-Fi, LCD cable TVs, and oxygen systems for a fee. Designed around a colonial convent, this hotel in Peru features resort-like amenities including a Cusco restaurant with excellent Peruvian cuisine, a bar and a full- service spa offering a relaxation pool, sauna, steam room, and treatments inspired by ancient techniques.
Inca Wall Rooms
Cusco Marriott has 153 guestrooms & 7 suites in the heart of historic Cusco.
Guestrooms come with customized & authentic design decoration in king or double configurations.
Luxury amenities at our Cusco Hotel ensure a comfortable stay and include in-room safe & mini-bar.
All are equipped with Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access.
The Pool & Spa
The spa is an exclusive environment with more than 300 square meters of space, and is the ideal place for revitalization using millenarian elements combined with different techniques.
The Spa includes:
- Relaxation pool
- Treatment rooms
- Dry sauna
- Steaming chamber
*****All rooms have an oxygen enrichment system to help acclimatize you to the altitude, for extra fee.
Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour
The Private Half Day Cusco City Tour Visits all of the Principal Inca & Colonial Attractions in Cusco
This was an Inca sanctuary dedicated to the cult of water, a place reserved for Inca Royalty.
Puca Pucara –
This is an Inca archaeological site located again on the peak of a hill and is thought to be a military position and an administrative centre.
A sanctuary dedicated to the adoration of animals, and consists of ruins formed by a rocky site with stairs in a zigzag, and a main building similar to a circular amphitheatre where 19 window sills are located as a way of seats.
Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of 20,000 men
approximately, both for the foundations and hewn stone works, the transportation of materials, carving and stones setting. Many say it is as impressive as Machu Picchu itself!
Cusco Cathedral –
One of the finest Colonial Cathedrals in the Americas.
Originally named Inti Qancha (‘ Temple of the Sun’) was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God.
Private Full Day Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inca (B, L)
|Private Full Day Tour The Sacred Valley of the Inca||Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 08:30. Returns at approx. 18:30. Lunch is included.|
|Lunch at Posada Tunupa||Buffet Lunch is included at Posada Tunupa.|
|Luxury 5* JW Marriott El Convento – Cusco||Inca Wall Rooms|
Full Day Private Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour
Pisac Market | Pisac Ruins | Lunch Posada Tunupa | Ollantaytambo
A famed hill town, Pisac is a great place to purchase top quality Andean knitwear at lower prices than visitors will find in major cities during their travels in Peru. Woven blankets, tapestries, and alpaca garments such as sweaters and mittens, colorful fabric and accessories are found in abundance at the Pisac market in addition to pottery, jewelry, and other handicrafts.
Pisac Inca Ruins
It’s not hard to succumb to the charms of sunny Pisac, a bustling colonial village at the base of a spectacular Inca fortress perched on a mountain spur. Its pull is universal and recent years have seen an influx of expats and new age followers in search of an Andean Shangri-la. Located just 33km northeast of Cuzco by a paved road, it’s the most convenient starting point to the Sacred Valley.
After lunch, we proceed onto Ollantaytambo an attractive little town located at the western end of the Sacred Valley. The town is located at the foot of some spectacular Inca ruins which protected the strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The temple area is at the top of steep terracing which helped to provide excellent defenses. Stone used for these buildings was brought from a quarry high up on the opposite side of the Urubamba River – an incredible feat involving the efforts of thousands of workers. The complex was still under construction at the time of the conquest and was never completed.
First Class Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu (B, L, D)
|Private Transfer out Cusco and Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu||Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 07:00 for the ninety-minute private transfer to Ollantaytambo train station. Catch the 08:50 Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu, arriving at 10:24. A Small Meal & Show on board.|
|Private Machu Picchu Tour||2-3 Hours with plenty of time to ask questions.|
|Lunch||Buffet Lunch is included at the 5* Sanctuary Lodge.|
|Luxury 5* Sumaq Hotel Machu Picchu||Superior Deluxe Rooms, Gourmet Dinner is included in the Hotel.|
Luxury 5* Sumaq Hotel Machu Picchu
Includes Gourmet Buffet Dinner, Cooking Class & Cocktail Making Class. At the foot of the imposing mountains surrounding Machu Picchu, by the banks of the Vilcanota River, stands Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel. The only five-star hotel in Aguas Calientes is architecturally inspired by the enigmatic lost city of the Incas.
Superior Deluxe Rooms Include:
- 100% Alpaca Fiber Blankets
- 100% Cotton Sheets
- Cable television
- Sound proof Windows
- International Calls
- Electronic Safety Deposit Box
- Voltage 110v / 220v
- Black-out curtains
- Turndown service
Optional Free of Charge Sumaq Hotel Cooking Class & Cocktail Making
In the Cooking Classes & Peruvian Bar, the participants will learn how to prepare the traditional Ceviche, Sumaq style, a dish based on fresh trout and exotic chili peppers from the Peruvian cost.
Also the barman from the hotel makes a memorable presentation with the preparation of Pisco Sour or any other cocktail based on seasonal fruits and Andean herbs with our unique touch.
In This culinary activity, participants will interact with the ingredients and recipes from our culinary creations, and they will be able to try everything whilst they contemplate our majestic mountains, and they can take the recipe book home to enjoy it one more time!
Cooking Classes & Peruvian Bar last 40 minutes approximately and are available for groups between 2 and 15 people, in two schedules: 11: 00 am and 2:00 pm. Just ask to join a group at the Hotel reception.
The Vistadome Train Service
This DELUXE train ride into the spectacular land of the Inca is highlighted by amazing views of valleys, Inca farming terraces, snow capped mountains, and sub-tropical jungle.
After arriving in Aguas Calientes, a shuttle bus will transport you to this magic, sacred, and mysterious town known as Machu-Picchu.
The Vistadome service has large panoramic windows and additional windows in the roof allowing you to enjoy the mountain scenery.
A small meal and hot drink are included with the Vistadome service.
There is also a table in front of you and posh leather seats which are very comfortable with plenty of leg room.
The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the
entire trip, and a traditional show as well as a fashion show to keep you entertained – as if the amazing scenery isn’t enough.
This service allows the visitor to be immersed and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and food carefully prepared with local ingredients.
On-board experience with the best comfort and quality service.
Guided Tour of Machu Picchu (2 – 3 Hours)
The ‘Holy Grail’ for lovers of Inca monuments, the enigmatic lost city of Machu Picchu is the most famous archaeological site in all of South America and possibly the world.
The spectacular collection of temples, terraced hills and plazas was the mountain-top citadel of the Inca under Pachacutec and Tupac Yupanqui, until the coming of the Europeans with Pizarro.
It may have the most familiar name, but Machu Picchu has refused to reveal many of its mysteries, including the secrets of its construction, function, and demise. The overgrown ruins were discovered by US historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, and the quality of the stonework hints that it was an extremely important ceremonial site.
The remains are thought to date from around 1450, built at the height of the Inca Empire, and as they escaped being plundered by the Spanish they include semi-intact icons and shrines that were defaced or removed at other sites.
Entering the site, a set of steps leads to the ruined Temple of the Sun and a series of altars and niches. Highlights include the remains of ceremonial baths, the Sacred Plaza with its tremendous view across the Urubamba River valley, a rare shrine to the sun, and a labyrinth of passageways and cells.
Revisit Machu Picchu & Vistadome Train to Cusco (B, L)
|Private Machu Picchu Tours||There are 4 additional Machu Picchu Tours you may choose from. There are no additional charges, you are only limited by your time and energy.|
|Lunch||Buffet Lunch is included at the 5* Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. (12:00 – 15:00)|
|First Class Vistadome Train||Catch the 15:20 Vistadome train returning to Poroy Train Station at 19:06. A Small Meal & Small Show on the train.|
|Private Transfer in Cusco||Approx. 30 minutes to your Hotel.|
|Luxury 5* JW Marriott, El Convento Cusco||Inca Wall Rooms|
Revisit Machu Picchu
Today you will enjoy further Private Guided Tours of Machu Picchu.
You may start at Dawn or as you wish. All tours are included and you are only limited by your time and energy.
The Sun Gate (2 Hours)
Inti Punku the Sun Gate marks the entrance to Machu Picchu.
It is a one-hour uphill hike to the southeast of the Sanctuary, climbing more than 300 meters. The hike is on the original Inca trail and is paved with Inca stones. There is a spectacular view from the gate!
Additional Tours Available
Apu Machu Picchu (4 to 5 Hours Roundtrip)
The hike to the summit of Apu Machu Picchu is 2 ½ hours and can be quite steep in places.
This is a breathtaking hike, lot of orchids along the way, birds in the bushy areas, and with every stop the view is gets better and better. The climb is 600 meters uphill, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.
*** Access to Apu Machu Picchu is controlled by special tickets which need to be purchased in advance by us. Access is 07:00 – 11:00. Please ask to have these tickets included in your tour if desired***
Inka Bridge (Bridge 1 Hour Round Trip)
This hike is to the south west of Machu Picchu, a nice original trail that overlooks the Aobamba valley and the Hydro-electric plant.
This Inca Bridge is a part of a mountain trail that heads west from Machu Picchu. The trail is a stone path, part of which is cut into a cliff face. A twenty-foot gap was left in this section of the carved cliff face, over a 1,900 feet drop that could be bridged with two tree trunks. When the tree trunks were removed then the trail became impassable to outsiders. The path is narrow and paved with original Inca stones.
Huayna Picchu (3 – 4 Hours)
Huayna Picchu is the mountain you see behind Machu Picchu. Towering above the north end of Machu Picchu this steep mountain is often seen in the backdrop to the classic photos of the ruins.
The mountain is steep, but stone steps are laid along most of the way and where the mountain is steeper you will find steel cables used as handrails. For fit people it is not a difficult climb.
Very Limited Access!
Only 400 people are allowed to hike Huayna Picchu each day. You have to sign in at the entrance gate. The first 200 tickets are available for the 8:00am hike. The second 200 are available at 10:00am.
***We need to buy these special tickets in advance to be sure you will have space for this hike***
Fly Iquitos & Amazon Cruise Delfin II (B,L,D)(Cruise Day 1)
|Private Transfer to Cusco Airport||Pick up in your Hotel Foyer for the approx. 15-minute private transfer to Cusco Airport.|
|Fly Iquitos||Flights depart Cusco at 12:15 and arrive in Iquitos at 17:00. Change planes in Lima.|
|Private Transfer to Nauta and Luxury Yacht Delfin II||Approx. 90 minutes|
|Start of your All Inclusive 5 Day / 4 Night
Luxury Amazon Jungle Cruise aboard Delfin II
05:00 PM Arrive to Iquitos
After arriving at Iquitos International Airport, you will be assisted by our guides and transported by bus for about 1 ½ hours, heading northwest toward Nauta (the oldest city in the department of Loreto). Nauta lies between Iquitos and the Marañon River, where the DELFIN is waiting for you.
Day 1 – Arrive Iquitos (D)
07:30 PM Arrive Nauta and board the Delfin II
Upon arriving at the port of Nauta, you will board the DELFIN II with assistance by our experienced crew. They will help you settle into your wood- paneled, comfortable private cabin provided with orthopedic mattresses and natural Peruvian Pima cotton sheets and towels, silent A/C units and private bathrooms with fine wooden furnishings, hot showers and a variety of environmentally friendly amenities for your ultimate indulgence. It will become clear that you are traveling where few have gone before. In fact, you are part of a select group of seasoned world travelers who visit remote Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, five million acres of protected, flooded forest, roughly the size of a small Central American country. A world of flora and fauna awaits you.
08:30 PM Dinner
Dinner is served in our cozy dining room located at the back of the ship’s second deck. Because of its cultural diversity, Peruvian cuisine is considered one of the world’s finest, making the country an attractive culinary destination. Aside from providing you with your first rainforest adventure, the Delfin II is also a unique culinary experience, offering the best of Amazonian-Peruvian cuisine in a cosmopolitan gourmet setting. Our chef prides himself in serving dishes in different styles and seasoned with a wide variety of herbs and spices, as well as exotic fruits.
09:30 PM Briefing and time to relax
On the top observation deck, our guides will use charts and short videos displayed on our flat LCD screen to conduct a brief orientation, outlining details of your journey, including the places you will visit, the wildlife you will see, as well as a summary of the history and geography of the Amazon basin. Finally, under the beauty of an Amazonian night filled with hundreds of stars or perhaps a full moon, and wafted by the gentle breeze of the rainforest, our multitalented staff will briefly entertain you with a little live music.
Luxury Amazon Cruise – Amazon Tours (B,L,D)(Cruise Day 2)
YANALLPA – DORADO RIVER (BREAKFAST – LUNCH – DINNER)
Dawn and dusk are ideal times for nature observation, and an early rise is therefore highly recommended. On your first morning, coffee will wake us up, and pancakes will be a delicious choice for this new morning of adventure and new surprises.
07:00 AM Yanallpa exploration, Belluda Stream or Jungle walks
Rainy Season (Dec – May) – Belluda Stream exploration. Aboard the skiffs, we will explore this black water stream and start learning about the rainforest. You are now in Pacaya Samiria national reserve, where you will have the chance to see its amazing wildlife. From the skiff you can easily spot parrots, macaws and monkeys, such as the Monk Saki monkey with its gray and black body, naked face and long shaggy tail. You might also see the saddle back tamarin monkey, whose high chirping notes can easily be confused with those of a flock of birds.
It’s also a good spot to see the beautiful Morpho butterfly that flaps lazily along open corridors through forest or along river edges of lowland forest on sunny days. Different species of hawks will also be found and if we are lucky we will see the noisy “laughing falcon,” named after its loud falsetto call while sitting solitary in secondary forest and plantations.
Dry Season (Jun – Nov) Hiking at Belluda Cano
During the dry season, you can visit and explore two different kinds of ecosystems: “flooded forest” and “terra firme” forest. After disembarking at this native village we will start our morning hike. This walk affords excellent opportunities for spotting transitional species such as the snail kite, black tailed ant bird, manikins, tanagers, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, nun birds, orioles, blackbirds, etc.
You will also see tall trees filled with epiphytes, woody vines and many varieties of palm trees. After an hour we will reach a lovely lagoon where two dugout canoes await us in the midst of one of the most remote, least visited areas in the world. This lagoon is filled with endangered and unique fresh water fish, such as the paiche, the largest in the Amazon basin, which can weigh more than 80kg. (170 lb.) The paiche is considered a delicacy and you can often hear them when they rise to the surface. We hope to spot the peculiar crested hoatzin bird with its olive-colored plumage. Hoatzins live in small family groups along forested swamps and oxbow lakes. We will then hike back to the skiffs, where icy towels will refresh us, while we will continue to explore the surrounding wild life. We will have a good chance of finding the smallest monkey in the world, the pygmy marmoset, seen only at its sap-sucking sites low on tree trunks.
11:00 AM Back aboard the Delfin II
We will continue upstream towards our next destination.
12:30 PM Lunch
After emerging from the depths of the forest, you will be treated to a world-class gourmet meal. Our young and innovative chef will surprise your sophisticated palates, while introducing you to the pleasures of Peru´s haute cuisine. Our gourmet menu has been designed specially to please you. The menu features glorious fresh fish and other local delicacies, all prepared with an Amazonian flair and our personal touch.
03:30 PM El Dorado River exploration
We will head for this spectacular spot within the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve in the skiffs, where you will also experience an unforgettable encounter with gray and pink river dolphins. Enjoy a unique opportunity to swim among the dolphins. On the river you will experience abundant wildlife and nature in all its exuberance while we search for the Amazon River’s transitional forest specialties such as snail kites, festive parrots, endangered scarlet macaws, olive spotted hummingbirds, Amazonian parrotlets, and wood creepers, among others. Prehistoric looking iguanas laze in the sun while we travel along the shoreline searching for whatever the jungle has to offer us. Squirrel Monkeys are very active at this time of the day, when they move in large noisy troops at mid- to upper-levels of primary and secondary lowland forest.
06:30 PM Back aboard the Delfin II
We will continue sailing towards our next destination.
08:00 PM Dinner
The service continues. Desserts are also a wonderful treat on our menu.
09:30 PM Relaxation on board
Our staff and guides will be there to answer any question about what we have already seen and visited. While feeling the warm breeze of the Amazon night, our third deck is the right choice before you fall asleep to the musical sounds of the jungle. Do not forget to look up at the sky, where the beauty continues, with millions of sparkling stars set against the deep black night or perhaps a full moon that lights up the entire river.
Luxury Amazon Cruise - Amazon Tours (B,L,,D)(Cruise Day 3)
ATUN POZA LAKE – RIO PACAYA (BREAKFAST – LUNCH – DINNER)
05:30 AM – Wake up call
06:00 AM Rio Pacaya – breakfast on board
We have reached our main goal, the Pacaya River, the very heart of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, Peru’s largest protected area with a mean annual rainfall of nearly 3,000mm, by far the largest protected wetland reserve in the world. Filled with lakes, palm swamps and streams, the reserve becomes a flooded forest in the rainy season and is one of the most beautiful places you have ever visited.
An early rise is very rewarding: you’ll see parrots, macaws, toucans, kingfishers, black collared hawks, southern swallows, white winged swallows, and manikins. Aside from the large variety of birds, you’ll also see troops of squirrel monkeys.
Aboard our comfortable skiffs, we will go in search of magnificent views and wildlife opportunities, experiencing spectacular rainforest wilderness, while searching for different species of monkeys, such as small family groups of red howler monkeys, the largest in the Amazon basin, with its bright rust-colored fur and long prehensile tail.
As the sun starts to heat up, we will continue along the shores of the Pacaya river, spotting huge ceiba or kapok trees, mahogany trees, strangler figs, epiphytes such as bromeliads and orchids, palm trees, and woody vines. Breakfast— cold, fresh fruit juice, fresh fruit and light sandwiches with coffee and/or tea—will be served as we float amidst a favored dolphin feeding spot.
After breakfast, you can jump in the water for a very refreshing morning swim, a once in a lifetime experience in the beautiful setting of dark, clean and warm water, deep blue skies, and a light breeze, just a perfect moment to enjoy the wild and unique Amazon rainforest at its best.
11:30 AM Back aboard the Delfin II
We will continue up the Puinahua River towards the Pacaya River, our destination at the very heart of the Pacaya Samiria Reserve, for further exploration of the largest wetland reserve in the world.
12:30 PM Lunch
More delicious combinations are in store for you today. Our chef has selected the best ingredients, preparing a unique meal, so just relax and enjoy and let yourself be pampered by our staff.
04:00 PM Atun Poza expedition
Rainy Season (Dec – May) Atun Poza by skiff: On our adventure this afternoon we will cruise in our skiffs along a lake called Atun Poza, where we will surprise several species of egrets, herons, hawks, long-legged neotropical cormorants fishing for their dinner and unusual loud horned screamers fishing for their dinner. We will also have a chance to explore other black water lagoons linked to this huge lake, where wattled jacanas compete with a wide variety of spiders, grasshoppers, dragonflies, butterflies, moths, beetles, etc. living along the grassy edges and lily pads of freshwater swamps and marshes. We will have an excellent opportunity of seeing social spiders and how their webs embrace huge parts of a tree.
Dry Season (Jun – Nov)
Hiking at Atun Poza: This afternoon we will hike through this pristine and unique 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.
If we’re lucky we’ll also see giant otters with their large bodies, dark fur with spotted throat and noisy calls. They nest by a small stream inside this forest, but we must be very quiet, because if they hear us they will swim away. 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.
06:30 PM Back aboard the Delfin II
07:00 PM Briefing and review
At this time our guides will review all that we have seen and learned, with the help of videos and a slide show on our flat TV. This will give you the chance to see up close the birds, monkeys, reptiles, etc. This is the time to clear up any doubts. We will sail all night long as the Delfin continues its smooth journey downstream… Coffee and tea are always available.
08:00 PM Farewell Dinner
Leaving behind the wildlife, you will continue enjoying our service as a world class traveler deserves. Tonight our chef and kitchen staff will treat you to a grilled dinner, including fresh salads, grilled vegetables, magical sauces, and wonderful combinations of different types of meat.
Our talented staff will delight you with some live music before you retire.
Luxury Amazon Cruise - Amazon Tours (B,L,D)(Cruise Day 4)
CARO CURAHUAYTE LAGOON – JUNGLE HIKE (BREAKFAST – LUNCH – DINNER)
08:00 AM Fishing at Caro Curahuayte Lake or Exploring the Shores of emergent Islands
Rainy Season – Fishing at Caro Curahuayte
On board our excursion skiffs, we will head for a beautiful lake to a spectacular spot, where we expect to catch some fish, mainly piranhas.
During the rainy season, the forest is flooded and many trees flower and bear fruit in conjunction with the flooding. Many fish, including piranhas, swim among the flooded tree trunks devouring the fruit or chewing at their skins. Obviously, the piranhas’ reputation as super- carnivores is an exaggeration! There are 25 different species of piranha in the Amazon basin, including black, white and red bellied.
Dry Season – In search of shore-birds
On board the skiffs we will search for shore-birds. When the river is very low, broad white sandy beaches emerge and river islands form, creating a special ecosystem that harbors sandpipers, terns that hover and dive to catch fish, black skimmers with their peculiar low flight over the water´s surface, egrets, jabirus, wood storks, and kingfishers.
11:30 AM Back aboard the Delfin II
We will start navigating back down the Puinahua River towards Iquitos.
12:30 PM Lunch
03:30 PM Visit the Yanallpa Community
This afternoon you will have the opportunity to visit this riverside community, this will be your first interaction with local villagers and to meet their unique way of life.
This is time to bring along any presents you have and will like to give out to the people and children’s, (papers, books, pencils, colors, T-shirts) they will really appreciate them and will be very pleased. You will learn about all fruit trees and how they harvest them.
05:30 PM Back aboard the Delfin II
We will continue down the Puinahua River towards the Ucayali River.
06:30 PM Briefing and Slide Show
At this time our guides will review all that we have seen and learned, with the help of videos and a slide show on our flat-screen TV. This will give you the chance to see up close the birds, monkeys, reptiles, etc. This is the time to clear up any doubts. We will sail all night long as the Delfin II continues its smooth journey downstream. Our barman is ready to offer you a wide choice of drinks. Coffee and tea are always available.
08:00 PM Farewell Dinner
Leaving behind the wildlife, you will continue enjoying our service, as a world class traveler deserves. Tonight our chef and kitchen staff will treat you to a grilled dinner, including fresh salads, grilled vegetables, magical sauces, and wonderful combinations of different types of meat. Our talented staff will delight you with some live music before you retire.
Luxury Amazon Cruise - Amazon Tours (B,L,D)(Cruise Day 5)
AMAZON RIVER – YARAPA RIVER – PUERTO MIGUEL COMMUNITY (BREAKFAST – LUNCH)
07:30 AM Breakfast – Buffet
This will be your last breakfast with us, so dare to try all the things you resisted: natural, fresh fruit juices, fresh fruit, cereals, fresh ground coffee.
08:00 AM Yarapa River Exploration and Puerto Miguel Village Visit
On board our skiffs we will stop at the village of Puerto Miguel to meet local villagers. You will have the chance to learn about their culture, traditions and folklore. You may also visit one of the villager’s homes, to see how they live and the simplicity of their lifestyle and purchase some of the handcrafts they make.
10:30 AM Back aboard the Delfin II
We will continue sailing down the Amazon River. This is also the time to gather all of your things pack and pack your bags and enjoy your last moments aboard the Delfin II.
12:30 PM Lunch
As usual, you will enjoy the diversity of our culinary choices. Our kitchen staff will be there for any special requests.
01:30 PM Disembark at Nauta
We will disembark at our port in Nauta, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to Iquitos.
03:30 PM Manatee Rescue Center
This will be a quick stop before you get to the airport. It will allow you to see from up close these beautiful creatures, touch them and even feed them a bottle of milk if you would like. There is free admission to the center, but tips are greatly appreciated.
04:30 PM Arrive at Iquitos Airport
Our personnel will help you check in, and say goodbye.
05:30 PM Flight departs for Lima