🙂 What a privilege to be on such a magnificent vessel with own plunge pool! On the Amazon!!
🙁 One weird couple who we fortunately did not see again!
We were met by the Delfin representative and Guide called Hiro back at Dawn on the Amazon and then headed to the airport to collect 4 more guests: the lovely Geoff and Elizabeth from the States and a British chap and his Polish partner. We were transferred in a comfortable mini bus to Nauta while enjoying a boxed lunch on the way. Nauta is a small riverside town on the banks of the Marañon River. We were greeted at a small port along the shores of the Marañon River where the vessel awaited us.
After our raucous and crowded day in Belen Market and floating town in Iquitos it was rather a shock to board the serenity and luxuriousness of the Delfin 1. The staff members introduced us to our exquisite and cozy suites with cotton bathrobes, air conditioning and private bathroom with Spanish style hot water showers all framed with a spacious private terrace and plunge pool – WAY exceeded our expectations!! AMAZING. Felt like we had stepped into a very different film set! Fantastic panoramic views from the third deck observation area were complemented by canapés and pisco sour cocktails (the beloved national brandy liquor of Peru). Our naturalist guides outlined the journey’s schedule, activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation, geographical and historical background and other useful details to prepare us for our Amazon cruise.
We then headed towards the confluence of the rivers Marañon and Ucayali, the rainforest’s majestic location where the Amazon River is born!! Incredible! To our surprise and delight champagne was served as the sun was setting on the water – spectacular!
What a wonderful start to this part of our adventure! We had a quick shower and headed for dinner which was delicious although we were fairly full from all the canapés! Lots of red wine later and we were fast asleep dreaming of adventures to come…
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