Amazon 2022-2023

Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve
Exclusive touringWildlife of the Amazon

Amazon 2022-23 
12 nights from


pp twin share


  Weekly Departures July 2022 – Apr 2023    12 nights
  Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, Peru

With this exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime package deal you'll voyage to the headwaters of the mighty Amazon in the heart of Peru’s northern rainforest aboard the elegant riverboat Delfin II. Slip through an intricate network of jungle waterways in a skiff in search of a variety of birds, as well as caimans, tamarins, and sloths. Skim past massive lily pads, peer up at towering ceiba trees, and witness glorious sunsets on the still waters of the Amazon basin.

Keep reading below and download the brochure for more information about the ship, the wildlife and the itinerary for this package.

Package includes:
 Return Economy class airfares 
 Transfers, accommodation and touring as per the brochure
 All Taxes

$17,999 per person twin share

Be one of the privileged few to say that they have travelled to this spectacular region.

The Ship

Delfin II accommodates just 28 guests in 14 beautifully appointed outside suites. This stately riverboat redefines modern elegance. Airy open spaces are detailed with clean lines in tropical hardwoods. Exotic flowers and fresh fruits from the rainforest add vibrant colour and grace to the top deck lounge and dining room.

The tools for exploration on our luxury Amazon river cruise include nimble 10-person motorised skiffs, plus a fleet of sturdy kayaks. Rain ponchos and rubber boots are carried aboard for all.

Life aboard Delfin II is informal, relaxed and friendly.

Delfin II - image courtesy of National Geographic Expeditions.


The Wildlife

Birdlife and wildlife that we may have the opportunity to see on our trip depending on weather conditions include:

Wildlife of the Amazon

The 10 Most Beautiful Birds of Amazon Rainforest Jungle

  • The Hyacinth Macaw - this is considered as one of the most beautiful bird of Amazon Rainforest jungle
  • Blue Fronted Amazon
  • Scarlet Macaws
  • Spectacled Owl
  • Plum Throated Cotinga
  • Crimson Topaz
  • Oropendolas
  • Amazon Kingfisher

Top 10 Wildlife to Spot in the Amazon

  • Giant River Otters
  • Toucans
  • Macaws
  • Black Caimans
  • Capybaras
  • Pink River Dolphins
  • Piranhas
  • Jaguars

The Itinerary

 Day 1 -2
We fly from Australia to Lima where we stay for 2 nights.

 Day 3 – Lima / Iquitos / Nauta / Embark
Fly to Iquitos and continue overland to the riverside village of Nauta, where the Delfin II awaits. Settle into your cabin, and gather for a welcome dinner of fine Peruvian cuisine on board. Tonight, step out on deck to gaze at the magnificent Amazon night sky. (B,L,D)

 Day 4 to 8 – exploring the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve
Spend this week exploring the Pacaya- Samiria National Reserve, a pristine swath of jungle—stretching more than five million acres, and harbouring some of the Amazon’s most fascinating flora and fauna. Bordered by the Marañón and the Ucayali, these two powerful rivers converge to create the famed Amazon, which floods annually with nutrient-rich waters and is known locally as the Mirrored Forest for the reflections created by its glassy water.

Set out into this remarkable wilderness on daily excursions by skiff, kayak, and, when the water level permits, hikes on dry land. Skim past giant lily pads afloat on black-water lakes, and venture deep into the rain forest on narrow tributaries. Spot sloths and monkeys, including variably coloured saddleback tamarins, noisy howlers, and shaggy-tailed monk saki monkeys. Watch for an astounding variety of birds, from tanagers and hummingbirds to parrots and endangered scarlet macaws. In the river, look for massive paiche fish, the Amazon’s largest; rare pink dolphins; and the infamous piranhas.

Enjoy an opportunity to swim in a lake in the reserve’s interior. Seek out victoria amazonica, a giant water lily that grows in small lagoons. Go on a bird-watching hike, listening for the vocal oropendola and then looking for its telltale yellow tail. Watch the sun set and listen to a cacophonous symphony of nocturnal animals calling out across the treetops. Then slip through the forest in a skiff as night falls, using a spotlight to find caimans, frogs, fishing bats and other creatures of the night.

Pay a visit to one of the communities on the reserve’s edge and get to know the ribereños, those who live on the riverbanks, and their age-old traditions. Enjoy watching them make jewellery and other local handicrafts. Learn how local subsistence farmers cultivate wild plants and trees to earn income. Hear about how the locals find edible fruits and indigenous plants with medicinal properties hidden in the jungle. (B,L,D DAILY)

 Day 9 – Nauta / Disembark / Iquitos / Lima
Enjoy one last morning excursion by skiff to view wildlife. After lunch, disembark in Nauta, and return to Iquitos overland for a late afternoon flight to Lima. Overnight at the Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport Hotel. (B,L)

 Day 10 – Lima / Australia
After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Lima for your flight home. (B) Or you may wish to consider other options such as Galapagos Cruise or Machu Picchu. Or I can assist with any other Travel Arrangements you may have in mind as the included Economy airfare allows flexibility.

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