Upper Amazon River Boat Cruise

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10 Days
Availability : Dates through to Dec. 2022
Lima, Peru
Lima, Peru

Discover the enchantment of the world’s most biodiverse rainforest

Venture to the headwaters of the mighty Amazon in the heart of Peru’s rainforest aboard the elegant riverboat Delfin II. Slip through an intricate network of jungle waterways in a skiff or a kayak spotting diverse 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 River basin. Interact with the local ribereños, people who continue to live close to their traditions in remote jungle villages.

  • Explore the seasonally flooded forest of Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve at the headwaters of the Amazon with a team of experienced naturalists

  • See elusive, iconic Amazon wildlife like pink river dolphins, monk saki monkeys, piranhas, and scarlet macaws

  • Meet the welcoming ribereños, natives of the reserve, and learn about their ways of life along the river

  • Get photo tips in the field from a Lindblad-National Geographic certified photo instructor

  • Explore even more—seamlessly combine your Amazon expedition with an exploration of Galápagos or Machu PIcchu & Peru’s Land of the Inca



What’s Included

  • All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), gratuities (except to Egyptologists and ship’s crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff
Not Included
  • Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, and laundry. Gratuities to Egyptologists and ship’s crew at your discretion.

Lindblad Expeditions has been committed to sustainability and responsible travel for more than 50 years. We define sustainability in four broad categories: (a) environmentally-friendly operations; (b) conservation of nature; (c) preservation of cultural heritage; and (d) using travel to create social and economic benefits for local people. We aim to address each of these four main categories through our travel programs. We promise our guests that traveling with us means traveling for good.

We are a 100% carbon neutral company, offsetting the carbon emissions of our fleet, our NYC/Seattle offices, all land-based operations, employee travel, and additional small but measurable contributors.

Our ships are free of single-use plastics, including plastic bottles, cups, straws, and stirrers; and our culinary program aboard is rooted in a robust sustainable seafood and locally-sourced food policy.

We actively seek out ways to be more sustainable across all departments of our company and attract and retain employees who share our commitment to sustainability. We believe in preserving the planet and making it better for the next generation, educating/inspiring our guests, providers, and local partners about our philosophy and commitment.




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Tour Segment  Cruise Segment
DAY 1  Air travel
 Lima, Peru
Arrive in Lima in the late evening and transfer to our conveniently located hotel, the Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport.
DAY 2  Lima, Peru
 Air travel
 Iquitos, Peru
 Nauta, Peru
After breakfast, 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 onboard. Tonight, step out on deck to gaze at the magnificent Amazon night sky. (B,L,D)
DAY 3  Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, Peru
Spend this week exploring the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, a pristine swath of jungle—stretching more than five million acres, and harboring 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 rainforest on narrow tributaries. Spot sloths and monkeys, including variably colored 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. One of the unexpected joys of traveling in the Upper Amazon of Peru is the interaction we have with the local ribereños, the traditional people who live on the riverbanks. Visit one of the local communities and see the projects that we support through a local non-profit, including a variety of handcrafts, women’s health initiatives, and sustainable farming. (B,L,D DAILY)
DAY 4  Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, Peru
DAY 5  Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, Peru
DAY 6  Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, Peru
DAY 7  Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, Peru
DAY 8  Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, Peru
DAY 9  Nauta, Peru
 Manatee Rescue Center, Peru
 Iquitos, Peru
 Air travel
 Lima, Peru
Disembark in Nauta, stopping at the Amazon Rescue Center on the drive to Iquitos. Fly to Lima, where we visit Museo Larco and celebrate with a farewell dinner. Overnight at the Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 10  Lima, Peru
 Air travel
After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Lima for your flight home. (B)

Pricing Terms and Conditions

Payments and Cancellations

Deposits: To reserve your place, an advance payment for the program as outlined is required and is payable by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or check. The per person amount due is noted on each dates and rates screen.

Final Payment: For expeditions of eight nights or less, final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. For expeditions of nine nights or more, final payment is due 90 days prior to departure.

Note: Every effort has been made to produce pricing information accurately. Lindblad Expeditions reserves the right to correct promotional or pricing errors at any time, or to increase the Price in the event of cost increases due to changes in airfares, currency fluctuations, park fee increases, taxes, or fuel surcharges.

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