deii_peru by yaohongm


Amazon & the Incas
An exploration of Peru including the Land of the Incas
  and an Amazon river cruise aboard the Delfin II

                                    Join us on this exploration
                                    of Peru which includes a                                                                              COLUMBIA
                                    river cruise aboard the                           ECUADOR
                                    exclusive Delfin II into the
                                                                                                                                                on Riv
                                    deep and pristine Amazon                                                                               Ama z

                                    rainforest. This promises to                                                                         •  Yarapa River
                                    be an unforgettable                                                       Belluda Cano             •
                                                                                                        Caro Curahuayte                ••
                                    journey as we explore the                           Marañon River        Pacaya River
                                                                                                                            Yanallpa • Dorado River
                                    seldom-visited wilderness                                                                •Pacaya-Simiria
Toucan                                                                                                                         National Park
                                    and enjoy rich and varied

wildlife of the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. Often                                                                                                 BRAZIL

referred to as the ‘Jungle of Mirrors’ because of the clear                                    PERU

                                                                                                                            Rive r
reflections of the jungle which can be seen in the rivers
and lakes, this is the largest protected flooded forest in the
world and one of the primary intact areas of rainforest in
the Amazon. The Reserve has a great diversity of wildlife                     SOUTH
                                                                              PACIFIC                                       Machu Picchu
and aquatic life, including pink and gray fresh-water                         OCEAN                                                            •
dolphins, caimans, huge river turtles, anaconda, tapir and

                                                                                                                                                   SA ALL

                                                                                                                                                     CR EY
                                                                                                 Lima                                      Cusco

several species of monkey. More than 300 species of birds                                                                       Aguas Calientes•
live here, including five of the eight species of Macaw
found in Peru.
                                                                      departures), it is possible to explore two different kinds of
   During our cruise, the daily itinerary will be flexible             ecosystems: flooded forest and terra firma forest. We will
depending on water levels and wildlife sightings and                  disembark at the native village of Belluda Cano, where we will
amongst a small group of like-minded travellers, you will             take a hike to explore these forests, looking out for a variety of
explore an area where few have gone before. The flora,                 birdlife. Reaching a lagoon, we will board dugout canoes and
fauna and wildlife will astound you and this can be                   search for some of the most endangered and unique freshwater
explored from the comfort of a first-class river vessel                fish such as the paiche, the largest in the Amazon basin. Returning
accompanied by highly knowledgeable guides who will                   to the vessel, relax onboard the Delfin II as we cruise upstream
                                                                      during lunch. This afternoon, we will take to the skiffs to explore
explain all that we see.                                              the Dorado River, enjoying encounters with gray and pink
   In addition to the four night cruise, we will also spend           dolphins with the chance to swim.
time in the historical city of Lima and Cusco and the                 Day 5 Azun Poza Lake & Pacaya River. There are differing
surrounding Sacred Valley, rich in Inca history, including            itineraries again this morning depending on the season. During the
Machu Picchu, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.              wet season, we will explore Atun Poza Lake in the skiffs. We hope
                                                                      to see several species of egret, herons, hawks, long-legged
                                                                      neotropical cormorants fishing for their dinner and unusual and
The Itinerary                                                         loud horned screamers. We will also explore other black water
Day 1 London to Lima. Fly by scheduled flight via Madrid. On           lagoons linked to this huge lake. During the dry season, the
arrival, transfer to the Novotel Lima for a two night stay.           morning will be spent hiking through the pristine and unique
Day 2 Lima. Explore Lima this morning on a guided city tour. We       ecosystem, with emergent trees and canopy trees reaching up to 55
will see the historical centre, passing by Plaza San Martin, the      metres in height. If we are lucky, we will see giant otters with their
Main Plaza, the Government Palace, City Hall and the Cathedral.       dark fur, spotted throat and noisy calls. Returning to the vessel for
Continue to the residential districts of San Isidro and Miraflores     lunch, we will continue up the Puinahua River, towards the Pacaya
and El Olivar Park.                                                   River and the heart of the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. Filled with
Day 3 Lima to Nauta. Transfer to the airport this morning for the     lakes, palm swamps and streams, the reserve becomes a flooded
short flight to Iquitos, gateway to the Amazon. On arrival, transfer   forest in the rainy season and is one of the most beautiful places
to Nauta (approx. 1½ hours), where we will embark the awaiting        you will ever visit. Aboard our comfortable skiffs, we will
Delfin II, which is moored on the Maranon River, for our four          experience magnificent views and wildlife opportunities. At sunset,
night cruise. Settle into your wood panelled cabin and enjoy          you will be astonished by the colourful sky and jungle reflecting in
dinner this evening in the ship’s delightful dining room.             the water. Once dark, we then begin our night safari in search of
Day 4 Belluda & Dorado River. Dawn and dusk are the best times        herons, speckled owls and fish bats flying over the water.
of day for nature observation, therefore an early rise is highly      Day 6 Caro Curahuayte & Yanallpa Community. For cruises in the
recommended. After an early breakfast, our activities this morning    wet season, our activity this morning will be a fishing excursion on
will depend on the season. For the April and May departures (wet      Caro Curahuayte Lake. During this season, the forest is flooded and
season) we will explore Belludo Stream aboard skiffs (small open      many trees flower and bear fruit. Fish such as piranhas swim
boats). Now in the Reserve, we hope to see parrots, macaws and        among the flooded tree trunks devouring the fruit. For the cruises
monkeys. This is also a good location to see the beautiful morpho     during the dry season, we will take the skiffs out in search of shore
butterfly and if we are lucky we may see the noisy “laughing           birds. When the river is very low, broad white sandy beaches
falcon”. During the dry season (October and November                  emerge and river islands form, creating a special ecosystem that
Monkeys                                                                    Llamas, Machu Picchu
harbours sandpipers, terns that
hover and dive to catch fish,
black skimmers, egrets and
kingfishers. Return to the vessel
for lunch and relax as we start to
navigate back down the Puinahua
River towards Iquitos. This
afternoon we will stop at a
riverside community to meet local
villagers and learn about their
unique way of life. You may wish
to bring any gifts such as books,
pencils, pens and clothing.
Continue cruising this afternoon
and enjoy a Farewell Dinner this
evening followed by some music
from the onboard staff.
Day 7 Yarapa River & Lima. Our
last morning will be spent            Tree frog                            The Sacred Valley
exploring the Yarapa River by skiffs and we will stop at the village of    Day 11 Sacred Valley & Cusco. This morning we will visit the
Puerto Miguel to meet local villagers. Learn about their culture and       workshop of Pablo Seminario, a recognised Inca artist in the Sacred
traditions and visit one of the villagers’ homes. Return to the vessel     Valley, and continue to an Andean textile centre where we will learn
and continue cruising down the Amazon River. Disembark in Nauta            about the art of weaving and fabric dying. Continue to Cusco for an
after lunch and transfer to Iquitos airport for the flight to Lima.         overnight stay at the Novotel Cusco.
Overnight hotel stay at the Novotel Lima.                                  Day 12 Cusco to London via Lima. Transfer to the airport for the
Day 8 Lima to Cusco. Transfer to the airport this morning for the          flight to Lima and connect with the onward scheduled flight to
flight to Cusco where we will stay overnight at the Novotel Cusco.          London via Madrid.
The remainder of the day is at leisure to acclimatise to the altitude.     Day 13 London. Arrive this morning.
Day 9 Aguas Calientes & Machu Picchu. Take an early train this
morning to the town of Aguas Calientes. Enjoy the changing scenery
as we travel through the Andean highlands. From Aguas Calientes,
we will board a bus to take us to Machu Picchu, the ‘Lost City of the
Incas’, which is one of the most recognised examples of Incan
architecture. Explore the different areas of the deserted city and enjoy
lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge hotel before returning to Aguas
Calientes for an overnight stay at the Hatuchay Tower Hotel.
Day 10 Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley. Enjoy
the morning at leisure or return to Machu Picchu
for further exploration independently. This
afternoon, transfer to Ollantaytambo in
the Sacred Valley for an overnight stay at
the Casa Andina Private Collection.

Exploring the Amazon with the Delfin II’s skiffs
                                                                            Hotel Accommodation

                                                                            Plaza de Armas, Lima

                                                                            Novotel Lima
Pink river dolphin                                                          Situated in the San Isidro financial district, the Novotel Lima
                                                                            is in an ideal location, with many of the major attractions
2010 Departure dates & prices per person                                    nearby. The hotel has 208 large rooms with king size bed,
Based on double occupancy       Tour Code: RCD2AMAZON                       en suite shower or bath, TV, hair dryer, safe and tea/coffee
26TH APRIL; 24TH MAY; 4TH OCTOBER; 15TH NOVEMBER                            making facilities. The hotel’s facilities include a restaurant,
                                                                            bar and fitness centre with heated swimming pool and sauna.
Delfin II Suite & Twin/Double Hotel Room                           £4195
Delfin II Master Suite & Twin/Double Hotel Room                    £4595
Delfin II Suite for Sole Use & Single Hotel Room                   £5495
Price includes: Economy class scheduled air travel, seven nights hotel
accommodation on bed and breakfast basis, four nights aboard the Delfin
II on full board, lunch on day 9, excursions, tour guides, entrance fees,
transfers, airport taxes.
Not included: Travel insurance, gratuities, Peru departure tax.
NB. Ports subject to change. Water levels may affect itinerary.

                                                                            Cathedral and Plaza de Armas, Cusco
                                                                            Novotel Cusco
                                                                            The Novotel Cusco is a 16th century building in the heart of
                                                                            the historic centre, near to the Plaza de Armas. The rooms
                                                                            are spacious with en suite bathroom, hairdryer, safe and TV.
                                                                            There is also a restaurant, cafe and bar.
                                                                            Hatuchay Tower
                                                                            Looking out over the Sacred
                                                                            River of the Incas, in the
                                                                            town of Aguas Calientes, the
                                                                            Hatuchay Tower is full of
                                                                            character and modern
                                                                            comforts. The hotel
                                                                            commands a panoramic
                                                                            view on all five floors, and
    Reed boat, Uros islands                                                 all 42 rooms are finely decorated and fitted with all the usual
                                                                            comforts such as en suite marble bathroom, TV, telephone,
   Optional Extension – Lake Titicaca                                       hairdryer and safe. The hotel also has a restaurant and bar.
   On the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is one of
   the most fascinating lakes in the world, a sacred place for
                                                                            Casa Andina Private Collection
   Inca civilisation. Join us for a two night extension, staying at         This mountain chalet-style retreat has breathtaking views of
   the lakeside town of Puno. The extension includes transfer               the Andes from every room. The beautiful landscaped
   from Cusco to Puno including a tour of the town of                       grounds cover 8 acres and these tranquil gardens are the
   Andahuaylillas and the Temple of Kalsaya, a cruise on Lake               perfect place to relax and admire the view. The hotel features
   Titicaca to the floating reed Uros Islands and Taquile Island,            some unique facilities such as the ‘Sacred Spa’, a domed
   two nights hotel accommodation in Puno on bed and                        ‘Planetarium and Observatory’ for stargazing and a gourmet
   breakfast basis, lunch on both days and transfer to Puno                 restaurant and bar. The 85 inviting rooms are spacious and
   airport for the flight to Lima.                                           all have a balcony or terrace, en suite bathroom, telephone,
                                                                            hairdryer, safe and coffee making facilities.
   Twin: £445 per person Single: £645

                                                                            Casa Andina
                                                                            NB. Hotels used may change but will be of the same standard.
   Musicians, Taquile island
Delfin II
Launched in March 2009, the Delfin II is an
elegant river vessel carrying just 28
passengers in complete comfort. The
fourteen suites include four master suites
with 180° panoramic windows and ten
spacious suites, all with en-suite facilities
and ample storage space.
   The vessel features a dining room, library,
bar, an open observation area with large
sofas and sun deck with hammocks. Staff on
board will cater to your every need whether
serving you a drink from the bar or fine
cuisine in the dining room. Dedicated
kitchen staff carefully prepare contemporary
cuisine using the finest fresh ingredients in
order for your dining experience onboard to
be of the highest level. Fine china and
crystalware complete the experience. Coffee
and tea are also available throughout the
day.                                             Master suite
   There is a high ratio of crew to passengers   to provide you with a personal service     knowledge of the flora, fauna, wildlife and
and these highly trained professionals, many     which is second to none. The guides have   culture that you will encounter.
of them Amazonian, will make every effort        years of experience and an extensive

Lunch in the dining room                                                 Lounge
                                                                                                      Delfin II

Suite                                                                                Hammock deck

Dining room                                                                          Exploring in dugout canoes

Front Cover: Machu Picchu;
Parrot, Amazon rainforest;
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Delfin II; Inca weaver from the
Sacred Valley
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