Amazon Wildlife and Ancient Ruins

Amazon Wildlife and Ancient Ruins


"Look forward to luxurious accommodation after days exploring and adventuring, local guides immersing us in local culture, encounters with some of the world's best wildlife, a leisurely exploration of Machu Picchu, one of the world's most spectacular archaeological sites"

Join former British BBC wildlife presenter Nigel Marven for an amazing experience through the mystifying ruins of Machu Picchu and the mighty Amazon on board the luxurious Delfin Amazon Cruises – the only Relais & Châteaux cruise in the world.

Nigel will be hosting the journey and will be with the group for the full duration of the tour. 

"Pink dolphins, sloths and toucans in the Amazon are old friends. Amazon wildlife is usually showy, so we should have a brilliant wildlife experience with macaws, monkeys, manatees, iguanas and piranhas".


For sale until: 11 November 2018

Destinations: Amazon, River Cruising, South America

Commencing: Lima, Peru

Duration: 10 nights

Departure Date: 11 Nov 2018

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  • Small group limited to only 10 guests
  • Fully accompanied by Nigel Marven, former BBC wildlife presenter 
  • Local English-speaking guides throughout 

Belmond South America | Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco 

  • 7 night land program staying exclusively at Belmond Hotels 
  • Immerse in the local Peruvian culture
  • Dine and dance your way between Cusco and Machu Picchu aboard Belmond Hiram Bingham train 
  • Two-day guided entry to Machu Picchu
  • Visit Awanacancha Textile Center and learn from local inhabitants about traditional dyeing and knitting techniques 
  • Explore the Pisac Market at leisure with opportunity to shop for handcrafts or stop by the wood ovens to taste something tradition, a delicious empanada 

Delfin Amazon Cruises | The Only Relais & Châteaux Cruise in the World 

  • 3 night all-inclusive Peruvian Amazon cruise on board Delfin II 
  • All meals and selected beverages on board (natural juices, soda, coffee, tea, water and beer)
  • All excursions & equipment (including rubber boots & rain ponchos) 
  • Deep in the Peruvian Amazon, Delfin Amazon Cruises will take you into one of the world’s largest protected flooded forests, the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
  • Entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
  • Experienced guides will show you the immense biodiversity of the mighty Amazon 
  • Pre-paid gratuities 

Full Itinerary

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    Day 01

    Sunday 11 Nov 2018

    - / Lima, Peru

    Welcome to Lima! On arrival, you'll be met and transferred to the beautiful garden location beside the Pacific Ocean with its breathtaking views out to sea. Rest of the day is at leisure. 

    Belmond Miraflores Park (D)

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    Day 02

    Monday 12 Nov 2018

    Lima, Peru

    This morning we'll tour our way through Lima's streets and plazas exploring the Colonial and Modern Lima. Visit Lima's Historical Center, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, City Hall, and the Cathedral just to name a few. Afternoon is at your leisure. 

    Belmond Miraflores Park (B/L)

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    Day 03

    Tuesday 13 Nov 2018

    Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley

    Today, transfer to the airport and fly to Cusco. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is waiting for you. On the way we will stop at Awanacancha, small complex to admire Andean camelids such as alpacas and llamas and learn from local inhabitants about traditional dyeing and knitting techniques.Later, explore the Pisac Market to browse and shop for local handcrafts and if you feel like tasting something traditional, stop by the wood ovens for a delicious empanada! 

    Belmond Rio Sagrado (B/L)

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    Day 04

    Wednesday 14 Nov 2018

    Sacred Valley

    Start today with a tour in Moray, with impressive views thanks to colossal concentric terraces simulating a large amphitheater. Continue to Maras, the famous and ancient salt mines of the colonial era. The contrast of its white wells with the green valley is impressive and not to be missed for a postcard spectacular of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Afternoon is at your leisure. 

    Belmond Rio Sagrado (B/L)

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    Day 05

    Thursday 15 Nov 2018

    Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu

    Today we'll embark on one of the most spectacular rides, the exclusive Hiram Bingham deluxe train. With breathtaking landscape, the train follows the Urubamba River to arrive at Aguas Calientes. From here, you'll take a bus ride up the winding road to Machu Picchu. The legendary 'Lost City' is without a doubt one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites. 

    Belmond Sanctuary Lodge (B/BR/D) 

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    Day 06

    Friday 16 Nov 2018

    Machu Picchu / Cusco

    Today heralds an excellent opportunity to wake up early and re-visit the Citadel of Machu Picchu with our second guided entry. After lunch, we'll take the shuttle bus to Aguas Calientes to board your return train to Cusco. Enjoy entertainment and gourmet dinner on board. 

    Belmond Monasterio (B/L/D)

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    Day 07

    Saturday 17 Nov 2018


    Enjoy a guided walking tour of Cusco visiting the city's historical monuments that reveal the influence of different cultures: the Cathedral, Koricancha and San Blas to name a few. After lunch, the afternoon is at your leisure. 

    Belmond Monasterio (B/L)

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    Day 08

    Sunday 18 Nov 2018

    Cusco / Lima / Iquitos

    At scheduled time, transfer to the airport for flight to Iquitos where your Amazon adventure begins. Delfin crew will be expecting your arrival at the airport and will transfer you to the city of Nauta where you will embark Delfin II. 

    Embark Delfin (B/-/D) 

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    Day 09

    Monday 19 Nov 2018

    Cruising Amazon

    Belluda Cano Creek: skiff exploration and encounter with pink dolphins. Dorado River: skiff exploration, piranha fishing and night safari. 

    Delfin II (B/L/D)

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    Day 10

    Tuesday 20 Nov 2018

    Cruising Amazon

    Clavero Lake: skiff exploration. Yarapa River: skiff exploration & kayaking. Visit to Puerto Miguel village.

    Delfin II (B/L/D) 

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    Day 11

    Wednesday 21 Nov 2018

    Iquitos / Lima / -

    You will arrive back at Nauta where the staff will wish you farewell as you disembark. On your journey back to Iquitos visit the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals (ACOBIA) to learn about manatees and other threatened species. Fly from Iquitos back home. 

    Disembark Delfin (B/-/-) 

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Inclusive of: 

  • Return airport transfers in Australia (conditions apply)^ 
  • Return International flights from Australia 
  • Regional flights within South America in Economy Class (luggage restrictions may apply)
  • See below for Business Class flight upgrades, subject to availability 
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Inclusive of: 

  • Belmond Miraflores Park, Lima (2 nights)
  • Belmond Rio Sagrado, Sacred Valley (2 nights)
  • Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu (1 night) 
  • Belmond Monasterio, Cusco (2 nights) 
  • Delfin II cruising the Amazon (3 nights)
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Experience a collection of iconic hotels and train journey throughout: 

  • Belmond Miraflores Park, Lima, Peru
  • Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado, Sacred Valley, Peru
  • Belmond Hiram Bingham Train, Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu, Peru
  • Belmond Hotel Monasterio, Cusco, Peru
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Inclusive of:

  • nights on board Delfin II, cruising the Amazon 
  • All meals on board (arrival day: dinner, cruise days: all meals, departure day: breakfast & lunch)
  • All excursions and equipment including rubber boots & rain ponchos
  • Entrance fee to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve
  • Natural juices, soda, coffee, tea, water, beer 
from $13,300.00 per person

General: All prices are quoted in Australian dollars, based on per person double occupancy unless stated otherwise. All prices and itineraries are current at time of publishing and subject to change without notice. Prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuations, fuel price, and tax increases. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking and may vary until full payment is received. The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion. All program details are subject to change. The timings indicated in the itinerary are approximate, provided for general reference purposes and subject to change. Itineraries with the most up to date details (at the time) will be issued when you receive your final travel documents at approximately 21 days prior to departure. You will then receive a Welcome Letter upon arrival. Please review your final itinerary carefully for any amendments. ^Transfer offer: Australian address must be within 60 km radius of each capital city airport, additional charges may apply otherwise. Offer may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Conditions apply.