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9 Night Amazon Cruise and Land Tour from Lima

Ship: Delfin II
Cruise Line: Lindblad Expeditions
Sailed:  Saturday, Mar 30, 2024 from Lima, Peru
Ended: Monday, Apr 8, 2024
The itinerary information below reflects the original day-by-day port of call schedule for the Saturday, Mar 30, 2024 departure of the Delfin II. If Lindblad Expeditions modified this itinerary for weather or operational reasons after departing , the modified schedule would not be reflected here.
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Day by Day Summary and Map

Day 1 - Saturday - Mar 30, 2024
Lima, Peru
Lima, Peru      
Arrive in Lima, Peru's thriving capital, and transfer to the convenient Wyndham Costa del Sol, connected to the airport. Most international flights arrive in the late evening. Opt to arrive early for a Lima pre-voyage extension staying at the iconic Country Club Lima Hotel. The extension adds just a day to the expedition and gives you a chance to rest, relax, and see this UNESCO World Heritage-designated city.
Day 2 - Sunday - Mar 31, 2024
Lima, Peru
Lima, Peru      
Air Travel      
Iquitos, Peru      
Bus Travel      
Cruise Begins      
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 - Monday - Apr 1, 2024
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. The reserve is bordered by the Maranon and the Ucayali, two powerful rivers that 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 riberenos, the traditional people who live on the riverbanks. Visit one of the local communities and see the projects that we support through a local nonprofit, including a variety of handicrafts, women's health initiatives, and sustainable farming. (B,L,D DAILY)
Day 4 - Tuesday - Apr 2, 2024
Pacaya Samiria Reserve, Peru      
Day 5 - Wednesday - Apr 3, 2024
Pacaya Samiria Reserve, Peru      
Day 6 - Thursday - Apr 4, 2024
Pacaya Samiria Reserve, Peru      
Day 7 - Friday - Apr 5, 2024
Pacaya Samiria Reserve, Peru      
Day 8 - Saturday - Apr 6, 2024
Pacaya Samiria Reserve, Peru      
Day 9 - Sunday - Apr 7, 2024
Nauta, Peru
Nauta, Peru      
Cruise Ends      
Bus Travel      
Manatee Rescue Center, Peru      
Bus Travel      
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 - Monday - Apr 8, 2024
Lima, Peru
Lima, Peru      
After breakfast, transfer to the airport in Lima for your flight home. (B)