from $4199 pp
From May 23, 2020 to May 30, 2020
Abercrombie and Kent
Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Depart Peru
Saturday, May 30th
Lima / Iquitos
A&K Assistance in Lima for the connecting flight Lima – Iquitos.
Upon arrival at the Amazon city of Iquitos, The Delfin III crew will transfer you in in their comfortable private vehicle to the boat. You will start off with a lunch box as you 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 Delfin’s private port along the shores of the Marañon River where the vessel awaits you.
Embarkation: Aboard Delfin, you will be served by a 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 that 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 questions, ships guides are always fully at your service.
Sunday, May 31st
Samiria River, Yanayacu Pucate
Samiria River: The ship skims 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. The ships naturalists and expert eyes 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.
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.
Monday, June 1st
Fundo Casual, San Francisco, Nauta Cano
The walk at Fundo Casual jungle trail will take you deep into the rainforest on “Terra Firma” (nonflooded 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.
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.
Tuesday, June 2nd
Iquitos / Lima
Disembarkation: With heavy hearts, the boats 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 & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA): 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 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.
A box lunch will be served during the transfer to the airport.
Arrival in Lima and assistance during the international connecting flight back home.
*Optional AMAZON CRUISE add-on (May 30-June 2, 2020):
BOOK BY February 14, 2019 AS CRUISE SPACE IS LIMITED
• $2,600 additional per person Double occupancy – STANDARD SUITE
• $2,700 additional per person Double occupancy – UPPER DECK SUITE
Single Occupancy is 50% More for the Amazon Cruise
All advertised events are exclusive to guests who book through Aquafest only. Aquafest Events are private group departures. All rates are land only and per person, based on double occupancy subject to availability at time of booking. Non-discountable fees and taxes, airfare, air taxes and transfers are additional. A $30 processing fee is addition and subject to change without notice. Events based on a minimum of 20 group passengers. Pricing and other information may change without notice. We reserve the right to correct errors. Information and pricing are subject to change without notice. All cancellations are subject to a $50 per booking cancellation fee from Aquafest in addition to any Aquafest or vendor cancellation penalties. Trip Cancellation Insurance is required for all reservations. More information will be provided to you at the time of booking confirmation. Please contact us for a more detailed description of restrictions, cancellations, and penalties.
Reservations that are cancelled, reduced in length of stay or reduced in numbers (hereinafter collectively called a CANCELLATION) are subject to Cancellation fees.
• $500 per person non- refundable after deposit
• $1,000 per person non- refundable after September 1, 2019
• 120-90 days prior to departure 50%
• 89 days or less 100%
What’s Not Included
• International Airfare
• Tour guides, Cruise Staff & Hotel Personnel Tips
• Alcoholic Beverages where not listed
• We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance, which can reimburse you for unexpected trip cancellation and expenses related to travel delays or lost/delayed baggage. LINK
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• Traveling to select destinations requires use of a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity upon date of travel. In addition, please check with the appropriate consulate or embassy for the latest visa requirements.