ROMANCE ON THE AMAZON: PERU’S MOST DELUXE RIVER CRUISE
ROMANCE ON THE AMAZON: PERU’S MOST DELUXE RIVER CRUISE
7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS
2 Nights Lima
4 Nights aboard the Delfin III Amazon River Cruise
NOW FROM $3,995 PER PERSON
Love is a beautiful thing, and it’s especially exhilarating when you’re cruising down the exotic Amazon with your soulmate on a deluxe riverboat. While far from a traditional honeymoon choice, few destinations suggest romance like the Amazon and no vessel can surpass the enchantment of the Delfin. Imagine waking up in your deluxe cabin to sunrise on the river, the sound of tropical birds surrounded by the lush rainforest. Enjoying gourmet meals and exciting excursions into the forest and along the narrow river tributaries in search of monkeys, macaws and more. Relaxing on sunset on the deck as night falls and the stars appear overhead. It’s a true romantic adventure, perfect for the Bachelor and Bachelorette in all of us!
Your honeymoon also includes 2 nights in Lima at the city’s most deluxe hotel, the Belmond Miraflores. Enjoy Peru’s capital, known for its world-renowned food scene, with your choice of activities. To help you celebrate your once-in- a-lifetime trip, we’ll provide you with the following, on us:
- Bottle of champagne upon check-in at Belmond Miraflores and the Delfin
- Complimentary upgrade (upon availability) at Belmond Miraflores and the Delfin
- Private sundowner aboard the Delfin
- Private cooking class aboard the Delfin
- Complimentary massage aboard the Delfin
Want to end your trip with a visit to Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley? Combine this trip with our 5 day/4 night Luxury Machu Picchu extension trip for just an additional $995 per person.
Day 01 | Welcome to Lima!
Upon arriving in Lima, you will be picked up and taken to your hotel. Our representative will give you a documentation kit with detailed program explanation. Luggage and hotel registration assistance will be offered.
Day 02 | Choice of Activities
Today you’ll select your preferred method of exploring Lima: the choice is yours!
Biking Southern Lima (Private)
Join the southern beat of our capital. Connect to Lima and go over wheels by our districts of Barranco and Miraflores, experiencing with colors, flavors, and sounds that make this city a so special trip destination in South America.
Itinerary: Tour along the boardwalk and a snack time in Bodega Verde.
Roundtrip transfers to/from hotel included.
Tour of Lima and Huaca Pucllana
You will leave Miraflores and head to the Historic Center of the city of Lima. Upon arriving to the Main Square, you will find the Government’s Palace, the Archbishop’s Palace, the City Hall and the Cathedral. Here you will have the chance of photographing the impressive colonial buildings of this part of the city. Them you will walk towards the Pisco and Chocolate Museums, where you can taste and purchase some of the products. Afterwards, explore the Santo Domingo Convent, which was built in 1535 and still stands until today. The tour will continue in the modern district of Miraflores, where you will visit the Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Inca archaeological complex that served as an important ceremonial and administrative center for the Lima culture, between 200 and 700 A.C. The site is composed of a pyramid-like structure, that has seven identified levels, which had different uses during that time. With a guided visit, you will learn about the huaca’s different areas and about its inhabitant lifestyle. Enjoy the rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure. Take advantage of Lima’s world-renowned culinary scene and ask your Concierge to make a reservation for dinner at the restaurant of your choice for a romantic night out on the town.
Day 03 | Lima - Iquitos & the Amazon
Embarkation aboard the Delfin - Happy Hour and Orientation
Arrival to the Amazonian City of Iquitos: Our crew will be expecting your arrival at the airport, then transfer all together in our comfortable private vehicle. We will start you off with a lunchbox as we begin the journey to Nauta.
Arrive to Nauta Port: A small riverside town on the banks of the Marañon River and was the first city founded in the department of Loreto. Once we reach Nauta, you will enjoy a VIP greeting at our private port along the shores of the Marañon River where the vessel awaits you.
Embarkation: Aboard Delfin, you will be served by our qualified staff who will introduce you to your exquisite and cozy suite, specially equipped with all the amenities for the experienced traveler as yourself. Orthopedic beds, pure cotton sheets, pillows of 100% pure natural latex, cotton bathrobes, air conditioning, and private bathroom with Spanish style hot water showers are all framed with a spacious private terrace we are sure you will enjoy to the fullest.
Happy Hour and Orientation: While the Delfin begins its initial navigation, you will enjoy the most fantastic panoramic views from the elegantly outfitted observation area located on our third deck. Our bartender will be waiting to serve you with an exotic cocktail made with regional fruits and pisco, the beloved national brandy liquor of Peru. Then, your naturalist guide will give you an overview of your journey’s schedule, activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation to keep your eye out for, geographical and historical background, and other useful details.
The third deck features an entertainment center which offers use for film presentations, as well as extensive literature about the area (fauna, flora, etc.) There is also a completely equipped bar so you can test any combination of regional and international liquors and aromas that the bartender will be happy to provide for you to enjoy under the spell of the beautiful Amazonian afternoons and night, and the sweet breeze of the rainforest. Moreover, should you have any doubts or questions, our guides are always fully at your service.
Day 04 | Samiria River - Yanayaquillo
Samiria River: Our skiffs skim the Samiria River and its tributaries, where an abundance of wildlife hides in the deep rainforest, such as blue and yellow macaws, scarlet macaws, toucans, umbrella birds, monkeys, and river others, capybaras and more. Our naturalists and his expert eye pinpoint all the biodiversity of this region. This is also a popular dolphin feeding spot so we won't be the only one enjoying the plethora of fish below.
Yanayaquillo: After a delicious lunch you will start cruising through the creeks of Yanayaquillo, peeking into different creeks and lagoons. This is one of the best preserved and protected zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Your guide will use his expert eye to pinpoint all the biodiversity of this region. This is also a popular dolphin feeding spot so we won't be the only one enjoying our happy meal here.
Day 05 | Yanayacu Pucate - Nauta Caño
Yanayacu Pucate: You will start cruising through the Yanayacu and Pucate Rivers, peeking into different creeks and lagoons. This is one of the best preserved and protected zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Your guide will use his expert eye to pinpoint all the biodiversity of this region. You will even have the opportunity to swim in the jungle river along with the famous pink dolphins!
Nauta Caño: After a delicious dinner we will visit Nauta Caño Creek. Also, go fishing for the famous piranha, a delightful and challenging experience you won’t forget! As night approaches, your guide will take you on a night safari in search of caiman alligators and night birds.
Day 06 | Fundo Casual - San Francisco - Confluence of the 3 Rivers
Fundo Casual: The walk at Fundo Casual jungle trail will take you deep into the rainforest on “Terra Firma” (non-flooded forest) where your guide will point out the dynamic creatures and vegetation of the Amazon. Be sure to keep an attentive eye open for spotting surprises!
San Francisco: Next we will visit the community of San Francisco will include a short skiff ride and jungle walk to meet local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations. Here we will visit a market featuring amazing arts and crafts from the local women. Following this visit will be a jungle walk with our guides to search for nocturnal creatures.
Confluence of the 3 Rivers: Better known as the “Unión de los Ríos” we will toast and witness the distinguished colors of the 3 rivers. It is known that the Ucayali River, which in turn confluences with the Marañón River upstream of Iquitos, Peru, to form what countries other than Brazil consider to be the main stem of the Amazon River. Great photo opportunity as you witness your first Amazon Rainforest Sunset. Our vessels all have an open bridge policy, so you are welcome to learn about the navigation systems and spend time with the driving captain at any time. Moreover, should you have any doubts or questions, our guides are always fully at your service. After dinner we invite you to the third deck were you can enjoy stargazing while we cruise in to the depths of the Amazon Rainforest.
Day 07 | Disembarkation - ACOBIA Center - Departure to IQT Airport
Disembarkation: With heavy hearts, the staff will wish you farewell as you begin your departure. At the port of Nauta, our ground crew will be waiting to take you by our private vehicle back to the city of Iquitos, about 95 kilometers journey by paved road.
The Rescue and Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA): On our way from Nauta back to Iquitos airport, you will visit the Rescue and Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA) where you will have the chance to meet baby manatees and learn about these wonderful and docile creatures and why they are on the endangered species list. You will also have the chance to pet and feed these kind manatees. As well, there are also some other animals cared for by the center that have been rescued from capture for the intention of being turned into pets and other threatening conditions. We welcome you to donate to this ambitious organization and education center as you wish. Our land personnel will wait for you at the airport and give your boarding passes and help you check in.
Airport Departure: Our staff will be on hand to help you with your luggage and check in at Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport in Iquitos. The return flight will take you directly to the city of Lima, the capital of Peru. At the security gate, your guide and Delfin crew will say goodbye. We truly hope your Amazon experience was as magical as it always is for us.