Amazon Discovery


Delfin Amazon Cruises newest vessel... the Amazon Discovery, offers guests an immersive rainforest experience while treating them to the highest levels of luxury. This brand new vessel is also the largest in our fleet, with capacity for up to 43 passengers. The ship is beautifully finished to the finest detail... hardwood floors, designer furniture, and handmade Peruvian artifacts. The itineraries have been carefully planned and are set to offer an unforgettable experience. Guests will have no shortage of up-close rainforest experiences and gourmet food to enjoy.

Guests have the option of four room classes. On the first deck there are 8 Fauna Suites complete with floor to ceiling panoramic windows as well as 2 Estuary Suites facing the front of the ship. The second deck is comprised of 10 Flora Suites and the largest of all, the Amazonia Suite. The top deck features beautiful indoor and outdoor lounge, a sundeck with plunge pool, a spa and gym, and of course the bar.

Amazon Discovery

 


Amazon Discovery Features

Amazon Discovery Suites

Amazon Discovery Estuary Room

When not enjoying the comforts of the social areas, if you are on board, chances are you'll be relaxing in your equally comfortable suite or stateroom. Both spacious and well-appointed, her on board accommodations all offer individual climate control, daily housekeeping with turndown service, the finest bed linens and duvets as well as a pillow menu, luxuriously soft robes and slippers, all natural therapeutic bath amenities, copious amounts of storage space, telescopes for star-gazing, and much more.

Andes Dining Room

Andes Dining Room

In the Andes Dining Room, the ship’s expert culinary team will present you with dazzling creations prepared from local ingredients, each dish infused with flavors and inspiration from the rainforest around you. As you take in the passing scenery, you’ll delight in menus featuring roasted meats, lightly grilled fish, fresh vegetables, sun-ripened tropical fruits, and decadent desserts.

Sun Deck

Sun Deck

The open-air Sun Deck is the hub of activity on the Amazon Discovery. Here you can practice yoga or savor a rich Peruvian coffee as you watch the sunrise. Curl up with a book on a cushioned chaise or go for a dip in the sparkling plunge pool. And in the evening, gather in the shaded lounge to sip Pisco Sours as you revel in the sounds of the jungle coming to life.

Shore Excursions

Shore Excursions

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 quick to launch, stable to ride, and ready to navigate into the most hidden corners of the Amazon. Each skiff seats 15 passengers and come with their own expert naturalist guide, captain, and features all safety regulations.

Canopy Lounge

Canopy Lounge

In the heat of the Amazonian afternoons, the air-conditioned Canopy Lounge keeps you connected to the rainforest with floor-to-ceiling, panoramic windows and locally inspired decor. Here, cultural performances, lively discussions with expert naturalists, Peruvian cooking classes, and nightly entertainment around the bar enrich and delight as the ship’s staff cater to your every whim.

Rainforest Spa

Rainforest Spa

Since ancient times, the Amazon rainforest has been the ultimate source of mystique-filled cures and exotic elixirs. In the serene Rainforest Spa, this tradition continues with indulgent remedies. Yucamani stone massages, soothing avocado wraps, invigorating coffee-cacao scrubs that promote wellness and rejuvenation for the mind and body. For those that prefer to relax with a good work out, never fear, there is also an on board gym.

Gym

Gym

To compliment your daily excursions in the rainforest, we welcome you to enrich your body while on board by making use of our exercise space. Whether you enjoy aerobic exercises or cardio, our Gym resources are available at your disposal. Better yet, the floor to ceiling window allows so you never miss a second of the vibrant jungle scenery outside.

Boutique

Boutique

This vessel features artwork by Peru's leading contemporary artists as well as authentic and locally driven craftwork - from the wood carved furniture to the hand woven palm leaf ceilings. If any artwork strikes your fancy, you may purchase it and we will have it shipped to the comforts of your home.

 

 

Amazon Discovery Deck Plan

 

 



Amazon Discovery
4 Day / 3 Night Cruise Itinerary
Round-trip Iquitos

DAY 1
ARRIVE IQUITOS

Iquitos is a bustling river city, and the largest city in the Peruvian Rainforest, with 600,000 people living in its four districts. During the 20th century, the city attracted many European immigrants who contributed to a period of great wealth, commercial, and social development. Please note that the group transfer/pickup and touring is based on flight LA2380 (LIM-IQT).

Upon arrival in Iquitos, we enjoy a panoramic city tour of the farthest inland port in the world that serves ocean vessels. We will pass the historic area of the city, where many of the wonderful houses of the 20th century “rubber barons,” including the famous Casa de Fierro (the Iron House).

Next, we visit the Manatee Rescue Center, a fantastic project committed to saving orphaned manatees and reintroducing them into the wild. We learn about their importance to the world’s ecosystem, and why they are so endangered in this part of the Amazon. Sometimes we have the opportunity to swim with these gentle giants.

We then transfer by coach to the Itaya River for embarkation. After a short orientation and welcome reception, enjoy a traditional welcome dinner on board.
(Lunch, Welcome Reception, Dinner)

**Note: Conditional on the arrival time of recommended inbound flight LA2380 on “Day 1” (LIM-IQT), part or all of “Day 1” touring (and boxed lunch) may be moved to “Day 4”.

DAY 2
TAHUAYO AND YARAPA RIVER

This morning we have the chance to search for the elusive, freshwater pink river dolphin. This area is a favorite feeding spot for these medium-sized dolphins with little or no dorsal fin. We may also have the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing swim in this pristine area.

We enter another tributary of the Amazon River this afternoon, teeming with tropical flowers, where you will explore its shores and small creeks in search of rare and unusual Amazonian wildlife, including species of monkeys, birds, and iguanas not seen elsewhere.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3
PIRAÑA CAÑO VILLAGE/ SANTA ANA COMMUNITY

This morning we head down into the Marañon River to a location known as Piraña Caño. With the hope spot all the favorites; monkeys, pink dolphins, and rare birds.

In the afternoon we have a chance to interact with the local village residents of Santa Ana. Here we will enjoy a lecture on the medicinal plants in the region. Following the lecture, we will visit a shaman for a small ceremony before returning to the ship.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4
IQUITOS/ DISEMBARKATION

After breakfast, we transfer to the airport for your return flight. Please note that the group transfer is based on flight LA2381 (IQT-LIM).
(Breakfast)

**Note: Conditional on the arrival time of recommended inbound flight LA2380 on “Day 1” (LIM-IQT), part or all of “Day 1” touring (and boxed lunch) may be moved to “Day 4”.



Amazon Discovery
7 Day / 6 Night Cruise Itinerary
Round-trip Iquitos

DAY 1
ARRIVE IQUITOS

Iquitos is a bustling river city, and the largest city in the Peruvian Rainforest, with 600,000 people living in its four districts. During the 20th century, the city attracted many European immigrants who contributed to a period of great wealth, commercial, and social development. Please note that the group transfer/pickup and touring is based on flight LA2380 (LIM-IQT).

Upon arrival in Iquitos, we enjoy a panoramic city tour of the farthest inland port in the world that serves ocean vessels. We will pass the historic area of the city, where many of the wonderful houses of the 20th century “rubber barons,” including the famous Casa de Fierro (the Iron House).

Next, we visit the Manatee Rescue Center, a fantastic project committed to saving orphaned manatees and reintroducing them into the wild. We learn about their importance to the world’s ecosystem, and why they are so endangered in this part of the Amazon. Sometimes we have the opportunity to swim with these gentle giants.

We then transfer by coach to the Itaya River for embarkation. After a short orientation and welcome reception, enjoy a traditional welcome dinner on board.
(Lunch, Welcome Reception, Dinner)

**Note: Conditional on the arrival time of recommended inbound flight LA2380 on “Day 1” (LIM-IQT), part or all of “Day 1” touring (and boxed lunch) may be moved to “Day 7”.

DAY 2
TAHUAYO AND YARAPA RIVER

This morning we have the chance to search for the elusive, freshwater pink river dolphin. This area is a favorite feeding spot for these medium-sized dolphins with little or no dorsal fin. We may also have the opportunity to enjoy a refreshing swim in this pristine area.

We enter another tributary of the Amazon River this afternoon, teeming with tropical flowers, where you will explore its shores and small creeks in search of rare and unusual Amazonian wildlife, including species of monkeys, birds, and iguanas not seen elsewhere.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3
SAN FRANCISCO VILLAGE / JUNGLE HIKE

This morning you awake at the birthplace of the Amazon River; the convergence of the Ucayali & Marañon Rivers. After exploring the area, we visit the San Francisco village, where you will be greeted by happy smiles from the villagers. After taking time to stroll around the village, visiting the local people’s homes and observing their daily lives, we have an opportunity to visit the local school (when in session), and ask the teacher any questions you may have. Our visit ends with a time to shop at the village’s arts and crafts market, where all items are made by the local women and children.

This afternoon we enjoy a hike through the pristine and unique terra firma ecosystem, passing through a tropical rainforest with trees reaching 55 meters in height, many with buttress roots extending high up the trunks. Palms are abundant, and many of them have stilt roots. This type of forest is one of the most bio-diverse habitats on earth, supporting the largest number of plant and animal species, per unit area, on earth. Our naturalists will introduce you to the giant ceiba, or kapok, tree as well as local medicinal plants we encounter during the hike. This area of the jungle is also teeming with exotic birds, including the bluish-fronted jacamar, collared trogon, red-capped cardinals, and many other colorful species.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4
YANA YACU PUCATE RIVER / NAUTA CAÑO

This morning you will have the chance to explore one of the most spectacular sites of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve; the black water river of Yana Yacu Pucate. Aboard skiffs, we will have the chance to explore deep into the rainforest, admiring its fantastic diversity of flora and fauna, including a myriad of bird species, colorful butterflies and other diverse insects, noisy monkey troops, and active pink and grey river dolphins.

This evening, we explore Nauta Caño, its lagoons, and its dynamic, stunning panoramas. Cruising is the best way to experience the diversity of the wildlife that populates the rivers and their jungle habitats, quietly exploring marshes, streams and oxbows. Back aboard our excursion skiffs, we head to a beautiful lake, with a spectacular piranha fishing spot. There are 25 different species of piranha in the Amazon basin, and contrary to popular legends, they feed on the flowers, fruit, and outer covering of the trees standing in shallow water.

Once darkness begins to envelope the Amazon basin, the jungle comes alive with the cacophony of night herons, pauraques, spectacled owls, and more than a dozen species of frogs along the river’s edge. Powerful spotlights will allow us to embark on a night safari, searching for the sources of the various sounds, and possibly catching a glimpse of bats flying over the water, scooping up fish for their dinner. In the water, we will search for a sighting of the spectacled and black caiman. This is also a perfect time for stargazing, while fireflies light up the jungle around us.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5
SANTA ANA

This afternoon we have a chance to interact with the local village residents of Santa Ana. Here we will enjoy a lecture on the medicinal plants in the region. Following the lecture, we will visit a shaman for a small ceremony before returning to the ship.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6
MONKEY ISLAND / INDIANA COMMUNITY, MOMAN RIVER / IQUITOS

Located downriver from Iquitos is a 250-hectare island dedicated to the preservation and protection of orphaned monkeys. Many of the monkeys on the island were found in local markets and donated to the non-profit organization that manages the island and cares for the seven different species of monkeys currently living here.

In the afternoon, we will embark on a short motorcar tour through the Indiana community to see the Napo and Amazon rivers.

Upon arrival in Iquitos, we make our way over to Al Frio y al Fuego, a floating restaurant in the middle of the river for our farewell dinner. You will savor local cuisine while watching the sun descend over the river.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7
IQUITOS / DISEMBARKATION

After breakfast, we transfer to the airport for your return flight. Please note that the group transfer is based on flight LA2381 (IQT-LIM).
(Breakfast)

**Note: Conditional on the arrival time of recommended inbound flight LA2380 on “Day 1” (LIM-IQT), part or all of “Day 1” touring (and boxed lunch) may be moved to “Day 7”.

 

 

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