The Ultimate Jungle Cruise

Go where larger ships dare to dream with a cruise into the flooded jungle regions of the Peruvian Amazon. Cruise in luxury on the Delfin III with an exceptional captain, Cruise Director, crew, and attendants — as well as expert Naturalists who lead you through this jungle paradise with insight and discoveries. Venture into little visited areas, like the small Amazon tributaries, flooded forests, and jungle villages along the river, and meet the locals who call the Amazon home. Enjoy cultural performances on board, as well as Naturalist-led talks about this biodiverse region. Each day the Delfin III’s expert Naturalists provide rich narrative about life along the Amazon as you journey into little-visited areas like the remote Pacaya Samiria Reserve. There, you’ll meet the people who live their entire lives along the river.

The Mighty Amazon

The Delfin III’s guides and crew have first-hand knowledge of Amazon River wildlife, plants, and birds, as well as the history of this fascinating region of Peru. Each Naturalist onboard leads guests of the Delfin III on daily expeditions venturing deep into the Amazon’s tributaries aboard comfortable skiffs, and on foot into the sultry Amazon rainforest. True ribereños, or “river dwellers,” our English-speaking expert guides grew up here on the banks of the Amazon. Each guide knows the call of every bird and mammal and possess a native’s ability to spot a brown-throated three-toed sloth sleeping high up in the tree canopy, an anaconda slithering along the shoreline, and even the elusive capybara hiding in the high grass after nightfall.

An Adventure in Luxury

The Delfin III is one of the newest luxury vessels cruising Peru’s Amazon. On board this 22 all-suite ship, the rainforest is never far away, yet 5-star comforts and conveniences abound. Explore one of the wildest places on earth while enjoying luxury aboard this intimate yet spacious vessel. Spend time relaxing on the open-air sun deck, take a dip in the refreshing plunge pool, or take a cooking class in the indoor lounge. Taste a Pisco Sour at the ship’s bar or pamper yourself with a spa treatment of Amazon elixirs. It truly is luxury at its finest. Experience famed Peruvian cuisine — a combination of tastes from the Incas, Spanish, Chinese, Africans, Italians, and Japanese. Each meal is locally sourced and designed by an expert culinary team with a selection of Peruvian dishes as well as Western favorites. As you take in the passing scenery, indulge in the innovative menus featuring roasted meats, grilled fish, savory vegetables, sun-ripened tropical fruits, decadent desserts, and free-flowing wine during dinner.

Perfectly Equipped for Luxury Expeditions

Aboard the Delfin III, you’ll experience an intimate setting. With an intimate 44-passenger capacity and a crew of 29, your every need will be attended as you experience the wilds of the Amazon while enjoying luxury accommodations both day and night. With Avalon Waterways, we also deliver a more enriching experience with our included activities, designed to introduce you to the unique stories and people in each destination. An expert Tour Director, Cruise Director, and experienced Naturalists accompany you on your adventure, ensuring no detail is overlooked.

    On Board

    • English-speaking staff and personalized service
    • Professional Cruise Director and staff to help throughout your cruise
    • Amazon Naturalists on board
    • Multimedia natural history lectures each day and cultural performances
    • Private guided shore excursions
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner onboard – served in the elegant dining room and prepared by a team of culinary experts
    • Complimentary wine with dinner
    • Complimentary local beer, Pisco-based cocktails, coffee, tea, select soft drinks, and bottled water at all times
    • Purified water, replenished daily
    • Bottled water, beer & soft drinks on all onboard excursions
    • A Peruvian cuisine cooking demonstration
    • Open seating dining room
    • Air-conditioned indoor lounge with nightly entertainment
    • Outdoor lounge
    • Open-air deck
    • Plunge pool
    • Bar
    • Exercise room & Spa
    • Infirmary with 24-hour paramedic on board
    • Non-smoking interior
    • Internal communication system

    In Room

    • Extra comfortable beds with premium mattresses
    • Fine cotton bed linens & European-style duvets
    • Choice of bed configuration (in certain suites)
    • Individual climate control
    • Daily maid service with nightly turndown service
    • Bedside tables with reading lamps
    • Floor-to-ceiling panoramic glass windows
    • Large private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer, makeup mirror, and premium bath amenities
    • Soft, luxurious honeycomb bathrobes & slippers
    • Easy under-bed luggage storage and generous closet space
    • In-room safe

    Familiar favorites.

    On Ship

    Experience famed Peruvian cuisine-a combination of tastes from the Incas, Spanish, Chinese, Africans, Italians, and Japanese. Each meal is locally sourced and designed by an expert culinary team with a selection of Peruvian dishes as well as familiar favorites. As you take in the passing scenery, indulge in the innovative menus featuring roasted meats, grilled fish, savory vegetables, sun-ripened tropical fruits, decadent desserts, and free-flowing wine.

    While breakfast is served buffet style, lunch and dinner are served at your table with a choice of entrees. The culinary experience on the Delfin III is superb. Paired with premium South American wines, each meal promises to be a Peruvian culinary feast.

    Local flavors.

    On Shore

    On land, your day starts with breakfast at your hotel. Included lunches and dinners may be offered in your hotel or at local restaurants. We also include several authentic experiences to help round out your vacation. You’ll start your vacation with an exclusive dinner in one of Lima’s finest mansions, Casa Garcia Alvarado, hosted by its owner. You will also experience exquisite Peruvian cuisine throughout your vacation at all of our specially selected restaurants.

Superior Hotels

The Difference is Night and Day

Each hotel on your vacation has been hand-selected by our regional experts to meet or exceed Avalon’s standards of high-quality service, desirable amenities, spacious guestrooms, and central locations to exceed your expectations.

Discover The Lost City Of The Incas

Beyond the Amazon, your experienced Tour Director introduces you to Peru and one of the wonders of the world…Machu Picchu. Spend two days exploring this ancient citadel and discover Peru’s colorful costumes, traditional Andean customs, and Inca hospitality in the Sacred Valley, Cusco, and the culinary capital of Lima.