- Delfin Amazon Cruises are the pioneers of luxury river cruising & tours in the Upper Peruvian Amazon, providing immersive Amazon Rainforest experiences. The first Relais & Châteaux Cruise in the world offering a life changing adventure aboard the most exclusive cruise on the Amazon.
- Travelling deep into the Peruvian Amazon, Delfin Amazon Cruises take guests into one of the world’s largest protected flooded forests, the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Guests can choose from 3 luxurious vessels, which offer a variety of itineraries.
- Breathtaking sceneries, luxuriant forests, natural life at its finest, and the endless expanses of the river come together with our first-rate service to create a magical environment, an experience never to forget.
- Our 3 luxury riverboats offer spacious suites with panoramic windows, allowing you to enjoy the spectacle of the Amazon rainforest, whether in the plunge pool, when looking up from your book or while sipping a pisco sour on the upper deck. The vessels come with beautiful indoor and outdoor lounge areas, a sundeck with plunge pool, a spa and gym, and of course the bar.
- Dining aboard Delfin is truly an indulgent gastronomic adventure with exquisite Amazonian-Peruvian cuisine using fresh ingredients from the Amazon, with personalized attention and exceptional service, and wine pairings with the best South American vintages.
- Experience the immense biodiversity of the area: explore the shore by kayak, visit native villages, swim with pink river dolphins, hop on a paddle board, catch & release the mighty peacock bass & the gigantic awe-inspiring Amazon catfish and enjoy night safaris.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Native 16” River Kayaks are available in all our vessels. These kayaks make for excellent opportunities to paddle smoothly and silently into small creeks, tributaries, and lagoons. They have been especially designed with durability and stability for fishing trips, meaning that in the calm waters of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve you are able to gently row downstream. Each kayak seats 2 persons. / Paddleboarding, available on Delfin I & II, is an interactive and exciting way to discover the Amazon. And because of the calm, often ripple-less waters of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, it is an activity suitable for all ages. The coolness of the river water over your feet while you brush past the banks, eyeing wildlife, is an experience you do not want to miss.
The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is best appreciated in the early hours of the morning, when wildlife is most abundant and active. Trail walks at destinations such as Fundo Casual will take you deep into the rainforest where your guide will point out amazing creatures and vegetation of the Amazon. A local native assistant may also accompany you in order to bring you closer to different animals such as frogs, snakes, and insects. These are light activities and we provide rubber boots and rain ponchos in case of inclement weather.
Fishing was never more exciting as in the lagoons and creeks of the Upper Amazon jungle, where you can encounter the mighty peacock bass, the gigantic awe-inspiring Amazon catfish, and other exotic sporting species while enjoying the comfort, security, and style of a Delfin Amazon Cruises experience. As part of our commitment to the environment, we exercise a strict policy of catch and release.
At a height of more than 85 feet (25 meters) and with a length of more than 1,580 feet (500 meters), our canopy walkway provides you with unparalleled views of the Amazon Rainforest, its wildlife and vegetation. High above the ground, you will encounter birds and other animals that cannot be seen from the jungle floors, with each layer of the canopy unveiling something new. It is one of the longest canopy walkways in the world, accessible to all and requires no special skills or equipment.
The pink river dolphin is a rare species found in the freshwater rivers of the Amazon near Iquitos, Peru. They are social, friendly and extremely intelligent creatures, and one of the highlights of a visit to the Amazon Basin. They also love the company of humans. If you’re lucky, a Pink River Dolphin may playfully swim alongside your kayak or skiff. A snapshot of the pink river dolphin will definitely be one for your Amazon adventure scrapbook.
The Amazon is second to none when it comes to biodiversity, boasting over 1,500 species of birds —that is 20% of the total number of species on the planet! The Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is especially diverse having little human interference to disrupt the natural habitat. The expeditions set out early in the morning on the skiffs in order to see them at their best. Professional guides from the region and with a deep knowledge of wildlife will accompany you and answer your questions. Whether you bring your camera or just your memory, the experience will surely not disappoint.
Exploring the jungle by day is only half the fun as the adventures continue past sundown. The sound of the jungle at night is intense, and unlike anything you have ever experienced. Looking up to the sky, the stars are so visible and dense, it is like peering through a window into outer space. The groups are led by our expert guides who will direct your attention to wildlife that often goes unseen. This is your chance to spot the black caimans, bats, frogs, and other nocturnal creatures. The night safaris are a very unique experience and one you will never forget.
Delfin Amazon Cruises are the pioneers of luxury river cruising & tours in the Upper Peruvian Amazon, providing immersive Amazon Rainforest experiences. The first Relais & Châteaux Cruise in the world offering a life changing adventure aboard the most exclusive cruise on the Amazon. Our 3 luxury riverboats offer spacious suites with panoramic windows and the highest levels of comfort, beautiful indoor and outdoor lounge areas, a sundeck with plunge pool, a spa and gym, and of course the bar. Dining aboard Delfin is truly a comprehensive gastronomic, cultural, and historic adventure. Our dedicated staff pride themselves on carefully preparing contemporary dishes using the wild choices of fresh ingredients that the Amazon region has in store, and offer exceptional service for your ultimate indulgence.
Embark on one of our cruises to explore the natural wonders and spectacular landscapes of a region characterized by historical and cultural richness and diversity. Our activities include discovering the forest’s canopy, swimming with pink river dolphins, and going on a kayak, stand-up paddle board or rowing boat trip of the Amazon river. All land and river wildlife & cultural excursions are included with your cruise rate. Our skiffs are stable to ride and ready to navigate into the most hidden corners of the Amazon. Each skiff comes with their own expert naturalist guide & captain. Spanning more than 5 million acres, the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is the largest protected flooded forest in the world. Known also as the “mirror forest”, is one of the prime intact swaths of jungle in the Peruvian Amazon and the second largest national reserve in the country.
When it comes to private time on the Aria Amazon, experience the purity of Amazonia in ultimate comfort and style. Our 16 spacious, river-facing Design Suites — including 4 interconnecting suites — are furnished with inviting hardwood interiors along with premium fittings and beddings such smooth-as-silk high thread count Peruvian cotton sheets. In the fully air-conditioned comfort of your river cruise suite, admire the Amazon landscape and spot wildlife from the comfort of your plush daybed right next to the floor-to-ceiling windows. Without a doubt, our suites are the most luxurious retreat you deserve after a day’s fruitful adventures in the river and rainforest.
Aria Amazon Design Suite Double
Aria Amazon Design Suite Twin
Aria Amazon Interconnecting Suite
The gentle blend of immigrant traditions throughout Peruvian history has created one of the world’s most unique and delicious cuisines. This is why dining aboard Delfin is truly a comprehensive gastronomic, cultural, and historic adventure. Our dedicated staff pride themselves on carefully preparing contemporary dishes using the wild choices of fresh ingredients that the Amazon region has in store, and offer exceptional service for your ultimate indulgence.
Just imagine yourself coming back from the wilderness to enjoy an ambiance created by glowing candlelight, sparkling china and crystalware. Whatever your delights are, we are sure to exceed your expectations and satisfy all appetites of refined taste and sophisticated palates. Every meal is an unparalleled dining experience guaranteed by our personalized attention and superb service, and our wine pairings include some of the best South American vintages.
On Board Dining
Incredibly fresh and exotic ingredients are combined with refined cooking techniques and unparalleled creativity in dishes made to enchant the senses. Having the Relais & Châteaux’s seal of approvement to our culinary experience speaks a world of the journey for the senses you are about to embark on.
Air-conditioned with plenty of natural light, plush deep sofas, soothing hardwood decor and a well-stocked bar as a centerpiece, this is arguably one of the best spots in Peru to sip on a pisco sour.
Drift away on an afternoon siesta amid the sounds of the rainforest.
All excursions are included with your cruise rate. For all short transport (such as from the vessel to land for hiking) and wildlife seeking excursions, you will travel via skiff boats. Our skiffs are stable to ride and ready to navigate into the most hidden corners of the Amazon. Each skiff come with their own expert naturalist guide, captain, and features all safety regulations. Excursions and itineraries are dependent on natural and weather conditions and are thus subject to change.
Cool off and relax in our river-facing jacuzzi, with a cocktail in hand if you like.
The best way to pamper yourself after a day’s adventure is a soothing massage by our experience on board therapist.