Upper Amazon Aboard the Delfin II
Venture to the headwaters of the mighty Amazon in the heart of Peru’s rainforest aboard the elegant riverboat Delfin II. Slip through jungle waterways by skiff or kayak in search of diverse wildlife. Skim past massive lily pads, peer up at towering ceiba trees, and witness glorious sunsets on the still waters of quiet lakes off the mighty Amazon. Interact with the local ribereños, whom we support with our visit.
Explore the seasonally flooded forest of Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve at the headwaters of the Amazon with a team of experienced naturalists
Watch for elusive 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 Expeditions-National Geographic Certified Photo Instructor
Explore even more: combine your Amazon expedition with a voyage to Galápagos or an expedition to Machu Picchu and Peru’s Land of the Inca
In Good Company: Exploring the Upper Amazon with Carlos Romero
- Jan 2024
"The Amazon is one of my favorite destinations on Earth," says Expedition Leader Carlos Romero, who has been working with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic for over three decades. “The endless river, the endless greenery, and the endless opportunities to learn and look for wildlife make this place very special.” As guests explore aboard the 14-suite Delfin II, they’ll encounter the rainforest’s rare creatures and welcoming riverside communities in the most authentic way possible. In this episode of In Good Company, Romero shares why he thinks every traveler should experience this biodiverse region at least once in their lifetime.
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Sail in tropical style and comfort with a small band of explorers
Delfin II, our base for daily explorations to which we happily return, has a distinct advantage over any land-based camp—she moves, giving you an ever-varied experience of the Amazon’s multiple landscapes and wonders. Her iron exterior is clad in tropical hardwoods, and her interior gleams with wood floors and lacquered palm ceilings. Wood stairs float between decks, and lazily turning ceiling fans add the right tropical notes, while the air-conditioning invisibly cools and dehumidifies. Relais & Châteaux inducted Delfin II into its prestigious hotel group, recognizing her commitment to sustainability, service, local nature, and culture.
Over 50+ years of exploring, Lindblad Expeditions’ veteran staff and the quality companionship they provide has established the company’s reputation. From expedition leaders to naturalists, most hold advanced degrees and are established authorities in their fields. Some join a few expeditions each year to explore the same sites, some of them spending some time in the field away from rigorous academic work. And others lead expeditions all around the world—with many guests saying, “Where you’re going, we’re going,” and returning time after time to travel with them. Browse our team directory to discover the full cast of expedition staff.
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