- 1st Day Arrive Lima – Private Transfer to Hotel
- 2nd Day Private Lima Gastronomic Tour (B, L)
- 3th Day Private Transfer – Fly Cusco – Private Cusco City Tour (B)
- 4th Day Private Full Day Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Inca (B, L)
- 5th Day Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu (B, Br, D)
- 6th Day Revisit Machu Picchu & Vistadome Train to Cusco (B, L)
- 7th Day Fly Iquitos & Amazon Cruise aboard the Luxury Delfin I Yacht (B, D)
- 8th Day Luxury Amazon Cruise – Luxury Delfin I Yacht (All-inclusive)
- 9th Day Luxury Amazon Cruise – Luxury Delfin I Yacht (All-inclusive)
- 10th Day Luxury Amazon Cruise – Fly Lima & Home (If on 4 Day Cruise)
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* Marriott Hotel Lima||Prime Deluxe Rooms with Ocean Views|
Luxury 5* J.W. Marriott Hotel Lima
The JW Marriott Hotel Lima is located in the Miraflores district, near the LarcoMar Shopping & Entertainment Center and located atop Costa Verde’s rocky cliffs, overlooking the ocean and accessible by coastal path. It is a draw for beachgoers, surfers, and paragliders. This is a luxury 5* Hotel for its safe, central, and excellent location is worth the little extra.
Guest rooms and suites offer spectacular panoramic views of the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
For your convenience, high-speed Internet is offered in all guest rooms and suites for a daily fee. Spacious guest rooms at our hotel in Lima offer luxurious Marriott bedding and marble bathrooms.
Additional guest room amenities include cozy robes and slippers, mini- bars and LCD televisions. This hotel has a smoke-free policy.
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 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.|
|Belmond 5* Monasterio Hotel Cusco||Superior Rooms|
|Afternoon Private Cusco City Tour||Pick up in your Hotel Foyer at approx. 13:45. Returns at approx. 18:00.|
Luxury 5* Monasterio Hotel
Right beside the lively Cuzco Central Square is Hotel Monasterio, a former monastery and national monument dating from 1592. This delightful hotel combines its centuries-old charm and ambience with luxury hotel service, inspired restaurants and boutique rooms and suites.
The ideal hotel from which to discover the delights of Cuzco, its doors open to a vibrant scene of old and modern architecture, markets, galleries and restaurants serving ‘new Andean’ cuisine.
The building was seriously damagedby the earthquake in 1650, and upon restoration, the beautiful Chapel was added. It is decorated in the indigenous Baroque style with gold-plated pictures frames and truly magnificent paintings by the best artists of the Cusquenian Art School, depicting scenes from the life of San Antonio Abad.
The Monastery was originally built in 1595 on the site of the palace of Inca Amaru Qhala. In 1598, it was founded as the Seminary of San Antonio Abad by the sixth Bishop of Cuzco, Monsignor Antonio de la Raya, to train Catholic priests.
Art and architecture
The building which houses Belmond Hotel Monasterio is steeped in history and hosts its very own art collection. You don’t need to travel far to soak up the local culture.
Feature warm and inviting Spanish colonial décor, king-size or twin beds and luxurious marble bathrooms. Each Room is wonderfully unique, reflecting the monastery’s charm and elegance.
These luxurious rooms feature rich wood furnishings and antique artwork, and some Rooms can be enriched with oxygen to combat the effects of Cusco’s high altitude.
All rooms also offer:
- Individually controlled heating system and air-conditioning
- Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet connection
- Rooms can be enriched with oxygen to combat the effects of Cusco’s high altitude.
Private Afternoon Cusco City Tour
The Private Half Day Cusco City Tour Visits all of the Principal Inca & Colonial Attractions in Cusco
Tambomachay – 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.
Qenko – 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.
Sacsayhuamán – 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.
Coricancha – 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.|
|Belmond 5* Monasterio Hotel – Cusco||Superior 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.
Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu (B, Br, D)
|Private Transfer out Cusco and Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu||Pick Up in your Hotel Foyer at 8:00 for the thirty-minute private transfer to Poroy train station. Catch the 09:05 Luxury Hiram Bingham Train to Machu Picchu, arriving at 12:24. Gourmet Brunch is included on board.|
|Private Machu Picchu Tour||2-3 Hours with plenty of time to ask questions.|
|Lunch||2-3 Hours with plenty of time to ask questions.|
|5* Inkaterra Pueblo Hotel Machu Picchu||Superior Rooms Gourmet Dinner is included in the Hotel.|
Luxury Hiram Bingham Train
To Machu Picchu
The Hiram Bingham is an exclusive Luxury Orient Express service operated by Peru Rail, all service inclusive where you will enjoy a full day of unforgettable experiences.
The Service Includes:
- Champagne Reception
- Brunch and dinner on board.
- Exclusive Bus return to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu.
- Guided tour in the citadel.
- Gourmet Dinner & Small Show included on the return journey
Observation Car: At the back of the Hiram Bingham is the Observation car, offering a space in which to truly appreciate the stunning Peruvian landscape. Observations cars are a great addition to any train and this one is furnished with dark wood, polished brass and large cushioned seats, thus making it the perfect place to sit, relax and watch the unfolding Peruvian landscape.
Carriages: The carriages are luxurious with elegant decoration in the style of the 1920′s Pullman trains. Each of the four carriages has been furnished in polished wood and brass, with large chairs and plenty of space.
Luxury 5* Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Breakfast | A la Carte Dinner | Orchid, Hummingbird, and Nature Tours Included
Inkaterra’s vacation paradise and luxury boutique Hotel, a pueblo of luxurious whitewashed bungalow nestles into terraced hills. Spa services use sublime natural essences, and a first-class restaurant boasts stunning views of the rushing Vilcanota River.
The train station is only steps away but Inkaterra Machu Picchu Hotel exists in a world apart. An intimate 85-cottage luxury Hotel in sprawling Andean style village within the secluded 12 acres of exquisite beauty, where guests follow stone pathways to their rooms, located in comfortable one or two-story whitewashed casitas.
Pueblo Hotel includes several services in their prices being:
- Your choice of 6 tours Detailed below
- A la carte Dinner
- Welcome gift
- Tea Time
- Happy Hour
Optional Tours – All Included
Birds (2 Hours)
Walk early in the morning to take advantage of the optimum time for cloud-forest bird watching. Begin at a river observatory, with the possibility of sighting the sought-after torrent duck and the white-capped dipper. Then proceed to a productive tanager feeding area, where silver-beaked, blue-necked, fawn-breasted and saffron-crowned tanagers can be found. Along the hotel’s pathways, be on the lookout for the cock-of-the-rock, the golden-headed quetzal and many of the 18 different hummingbirds identified on the grounds, including the booted racket-tail and the green- and-white hummingbirds, which are native to the area.
Orchids (2 Hours)
Walk through the orchid garden to observe some of the hotel’s 372 different native orchids in bloom. Discover this extraordinary plant family, which has captured the human imagination for centuries. From the largest orchid flower in the world – the Phragmipedium caudatum, to tiny flowering specimens properly appreciated only through a magnifying glass, there are orchids to amaze both the newly inquisitive and the expert, including species new to science which have been discovered on the hotel grounds.
Nature Walk (2 Hours)
Walk along the hotel’s trails, and discover the fascinating yet fragile ecosystem of the Machu Picchu cloud forest, and learn about its many indigenous plants and animals. The Nature Walk offers guests a glimpse of cloud forest flora: ferns, bromeliads and orchids and fauna -an interesting variety of birds; as well as an introduction to the Vilcanota river system, the Observatory, the tea garden and house.
Tea Plantation (2 Hours)
Visit our organic tea (Camellia Sinensis) plantation and tea house to discover the wonders of the traditional tea making process. Take part as the freshly picked leaves are pressed over wooden blocks and finally seal your own tea bag. A glass of fresh iced-tea is included.
Twilight Walk (2 Hours)
This early evening walk is designed to connect on a spiritual level with the environment and the historical energy of the Machu Picchu area. With special attention placed on nature’s core elements, the walk pauses at the Rocotal Observatory to appreciate an enchanting waterfall and sacred pre-Inca pictographs.
Spectacled Bear Project (2 Hours)
The Inka Terra Association (ITA) and the Peruvian National Institute of Natural Resources (INRENA) manage the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Spectacled Bear Project, an effort designed to recover bears that have been negatively affected by human impact, and reintroduce them into their natural habitat. Donations are appreciated.
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.|
|Belmond 5* Monasterio Hotel Cusco||Superior 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***
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.
Fly Iquitos & Amazon Cruise aboard the Luxury Delfin I Yacht (B, D)
|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 I||Approx. 90 minutes|
|Start of your All Inclusive 4 Day / 3 Night
Luxury Amazon Jungle Cruise aboard Delfin I
Day 1: 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 I
Upon arriving at the port of Nauta, you will board the DELFIN I 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.
O8:00 PM Happy Hour
Included – House Cocktails, House Wines, Beer, Natural juices, Soda, Coffee & Tea, and Water
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 I 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 – Luxury Delfin I Yacht (All-inclusive)
Day 2 – Amazon Tours (B, L, D)
SAN ISIDRO FLOODED FOREST HIKE & YANAYACU/PUCATE RIVER (BREAKFAST – LUNCH – DINNER)
On your first morning with us we will recommend and early activity to explore one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Early rising is always rewarding and wildlife is abundant and very active. We will offer an early morning bird watching experience just before breakfast for those who will like to get up with sunrise. Wake up call will be at 5:30 only for those who dare!
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 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 especially 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 YanaYacu excursion
(Protected area within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve)
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 the black river waters and discover this mysterious and bountiful destination.
06:30 PM Back aboard the Delfin I
We will continue sailing towards our next destination.
08:00 PM Dinner
We will calm your appetite, serving dinner at our cozy dining room; there you will continue enjoying our special food service and unique recipes.
09:30 PM Lazy time on 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.
Luxury Amazon Cruise – Luxury Delfin I Yacht (All-inclusive)
Day 3 CANOPY WALK / PRIMARY FOREST HIKE, TAWAMPA LAKE / NAUTA CAÑO EXPLORATION (BREAKFAST – LUNCH – DINNER)
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 Private Reserve
“La Posada” canopy walk
This is a unique opportunity; you will get to the only Canopy Walkway in this area, an experience unequaled in the rainforest! At a height of over 25 meters (85 feet) and extending for 500 meters (one-third of a mile), the Canopy Walkway provides a view of the rainforest from the treetops, the best vantage point for observing Amazon wildlife and vegetation. The Canopy Walkway is accessible to all and requires no special skills or equipment. The suspended walkway is spread between 14 of the area’s largest rainforest trees and is one of the longest canopy walkways in the world. You will enjoy “Terra Firma” forest and you will be able to see the differences between your previous hike and this one. We will be canoeing back through the Tawampa Lake where you will possibly be able to observe giant Arapaima, the largest fresh water fish in the world.
10:30 AM Back Aboard the Deflin I
We will continue our upstream navigation towards the formation of the Amazon River.
01:00 PM Lunch
To continue with your unique adventure, our creative chef will continue amaze you with the innovative creations he has designed for you. While explaining every detail of the local food you will learn more and more about life in this pristine and unique area.
04:00 PM Nauta Caño Exploration, fishing experience & night safari
At this time, we will have the chance to explore this small creek, lagoons, its wonderful dynamic and stunning panoramas. Cruising is the best way to experience the diversity of the wildlife that populates the rivers and their neighboring habitats. We will sail quietly near shore, exploring marshes, streams and oxbows.
On board our excursion skiffs, we will head to a beautiful lake for a spectacular spot, where we expect to catch some fish; the target again, will be “piranhas”. During the rainier season, river flood and low forest have more than 1 meter (3 ft.) of water standing at the base of the trees. Flowering and fruiting time coincide with this flooding, fish including piranhas swim in among the base of the trees to devour the fruit or chew at their outer coverings. So the undeserved super-carnivore reputation of piranhas as a bloody thirsty fish is really exaggerated. There are 25 different species of piranha in the Amazon basin, black, white, red bellied. They are so smart and fun to catch.
Once it is dark, you will hear the second installment of the jungle symphony. Armed with powerful spot lights, we will start our night safari in search of night herons, pauraques, spectacled owls, up to a dozen species of croaking from the river’s edge, and fish bats flying over the water scooping up fish.
Spectacled and black caimans are found in these pristine waters, and our guides will point them out to you. Stargazing at this time is unique while fireflies light up the jungle around us.
07:00 PM Back Aboard the Delfin I
We will continue to our next destination.
08:00 PM Dinner
We will continue to surprise you with the variety of our menu.
Luxury Amazon Cruise – Fly Lima & Home (If on 4 Day Cruise)
Day 4: 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 I
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 I.
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