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An Extra Special Way to Experience the Magic of the Amazon River and Surrounding Rainforest

Imagine yourself relaxing on the Delfin III, one of the Peruvian Amazon’s most luxurious cruises. Watch the sunset over the upper reaches of the planet’s mightiest river, swim with pink river dolphins, taste some of Peru’s finest delicacies, take skiff rides and hikes through the contrasting dense jungle and crystal blue waters of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve on the lookout for wildlife. What makes the ship special is that it is Peruvian owned and does a lot to support the local communities. The owners are on board the ships once a month, so you will have the chance to talk to them and share your experiences. Delfin III is also one of the first-ever Relais & Chateaux boats, bringing exceptional gastronomy to the pristine surrounds of the Amazon.  

Along with its sister ships the Delfin I and Delfin II the Delfin III operates four, five- and seven-day itineraries sailing from Iquitos in the Peruvian Amazon. The ship has 22 suites (Owners Suite, 2 Corner Suites, 19 Standard Suites) and offers the highest levels of comfort with accommodation for 43 passengers. The Delfin III has a good-size massage room and gym with a running machine and cross trainer, as well as yoga mats and weights.

The ship explores the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve which is home to 269 different species of fish (including South America’s biggest freshwater, the paiche that can grow up to 2.5 meters in length, a local speciality that can be enjoyed onboard).

58 endemic species of amphibians, 450 varieties of bird species from the blue and yellow macaw to turkey vultures, black-collared hawks and 5 different types of kingfisher. 132 different species of mammals including the brown-throated sloth, pink river dolphins and 13 species of monkeys. 965 species of plants from the rubber tree to giant water lilies, and numerous palm trees.

Families with children aged 7 years and older are welcome on all departures. Children aged 11 or under are eligible for a 20% discount compared to the adult rate.


  • Fine dining and all the facilities of a top hotel
  • Luxurious accommodation with impressive river views
  • Environmental Responsibility and Community Support

Our opinion

“Small-scale accommodation doesn’t get any more luxurious than this on an Amazon River Cruise. The personal service on the Delfin fleet and the outstanding facilities make an Amazon jungle experience especially memorable!”

Head over to our Amazon ships page to compare our full range of Amazon ships.

If you would like to begin creating your perfect Amazon Cruise holiday, Simply complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Alternatively, call our Travel Specialists on 020 8546 6222.

Looking for inspiration? Check out some of our other top wildlife holiday destinations in South America. 

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  • Our Truly Individual Holidays allow you to choose the destinations, inclusions & budget

  • Our Escorted Small Group Tours offer fantastic itineraries, travelling with like-minded people

  • Winner of 'Best Tour Operator' at the 2019 & 2018 L.A.T.A. Achievement Awards

  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind


Latin American Travel Association Achievement Awards 2019 - Tour Operator Of The Year Latin American Travel Association Achievement Awards 2018 - Tour Operator Of The Year

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Why book with Latin Routes?

  • Tailormake your holiday, including the destinations, inclusions and budget
  • From charming guesthouses to 5* luxury, we have a wide range of accommodation to suit you
  • Our Travel Specialists will help you to create your perfect holiday to Latin America

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  • You will be accompanied throughout by an experienced Latin Routes tour leader
  • Size does matter! This is why we keep our groups' maximum number to 16
  • Make Your Day Individual - Choose from 3 different experiences that are already included in the price

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  • We receive excellent reviews from our clients and have a fantastic score on Trustpilot.
  • Our holidays are protected by ATOL and ABTOT, for your complete peace of mind
  • An assured member of the Association of Independent Tour Operators (AITO)

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