AM: Arrive to the Amazon city of Iquitos: Our crew will be expecting your arrival at the airport, then transfer all together by our comfortable private vehicle. We will start you off with a lunchbox as we begin a panoramic tour of Iquitos city. After the tour we will travel over 95 kilometers to Nauta, where you will embark on the Delfin II. You will enjoy a VIP greeting at our private port along the shores of the Marañon River.
Embarkation: Aboard Delfin II, 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. Orientation: While the Delfin begins its initial navigation, you will enjoy the most fantastic panoramic views, while our bartender awaits you 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
PM: Yacapana Island the birthplace of the Amazon: As we begin sailing downstream, we will pass by Yacapana Island. Here we can see the confluence of the Ucayali and Maranon, birthplace of the Amazon River.
AM: Belluda Caño Creek: Early today, you will head for this spectacular tributary spot within the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in our skiffs where you will also experience an unforgettable encounter with gray and pink river dolphins.
PM: Dorado River: On the river, you will see abundant wildlife and nature in all of its exuberance while we search for the Amazon River’s transitional forest species, such as snail kites, festive parrots, endangered scarlet macaws, olive spotted hummingbirds, Amazonian parrots and wood creepers, among others. Try your hand at piranha fishing as well during sunset. When the night shift strikes, you’ll encounter a whole new world of adventure! As night approaches, your guide will take you on a night safari in search of caiman alligators and night birds.
AM: Pacaya River: In the morning, we reach our main goal, the Pacaya River at the very heart of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Filled with lakes, palm swamps, and streams, the reserve becomes a flooded forest in the rainy season and is sure to be one of the most beautiful places you’ll ever visit. You will also have the chance to swim in one of the pristine Amazon lagoons in this wonderful region!
PM: Ukayali River: Later in the day you will experience even more diversity in the Amazon River Basin. This afternoon we will venture up the Ukayali River and explore several small canyons and tributaries known as some of the best areas for fishing.
AM: Yarapa River: 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. On board our skiffs 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. Next, you will visit the community of Puerto Miguel to meet local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations. You may step into a typical schoolhouse where the children will be very happy to have visitors, and then stop by an area to see the women of this community who have the most amazing arts & craft market.
PM: Fundo Casual: We start the afternoon in one of the most important zones of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. The walk at Fundo Casual jungle trail will take you deep into the rainforest on non-flooded forest where your guide will point out the dynamic creatures and vegetation of the Amazon. In the afternoon, we will explore Nauta Caño Creek and its various delights via skiff. If you wish, you can also kayak through the calm waters. As night falls, our guides will take you on another night safari.
AM: Disembarkation: 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 away. On our way from Nauta back to Iquitos airport, you will visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA) where you will have the chance to meet baby manatees and learn about these wonderful and docile creatures 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 Crnl.Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport in Iquitos.