Frequently Asked Questions

Planning Your Trip

  • What ship travels to the Amazon?
  • When does Lindblad Expeditions travel to the Amazon?
  • Can I bring my children or grandchildren to the Amazon?
  • What are the requirements of children under age 18 traveling with one parent or legal guardian?
  • Are vaccinations required?
  • Is a medical form necessary?
  • Do I need a valid passport?
  • Is a Visa necessary?
  • What are the differences between the high water and low water seasons in the Amazon?
  • What is included in my expedition cost?
  • Are airport transfers included?
  • Will I be charged any departure tax at the airport?
  • Is it possible to arrange extra hotel night reservations through Lindblad Expeditions?
  • What is the electricity at the hotel in Lima?
  • Are extension programs offered with my Amazon expedition?

Packing And Preparation

  • What kind of clothes do I need?
  • What footwear is necessary?
  • Will I need Dramamine or seasickness patches?
  • How much cash should we bring per person?

Life Aboard

  • What are the Delfin II’s amenities?
  • What are the suite amenities?
  • Are there any connecting suites?
  • Are triples allowed on Delfin II?
  • What is the food like aboard Delfin II?
  • Do I need to dress up for dinner?
  • Are snacks available during the day and in between meals?
  • Is alcohol available on the ship?
  • When does the ship travel from location to location?
  • Will there be talks or presentations on board?
  • What is Recap?
  • Is there a gym or exercise equipment on board?
  • Is there a spa on board and what treatments are offered?
  • Can my family and friends contact me in case of emergency at home?
  • Is there internet on board?
  • How will I pay my bill for personal items on board?
  • Are gratuities included?
  • Can I visit the ship’s Bridge?


  • How will I explore the Amazon?
  • What activities are available during the voyage?
  • What wildlife is typically seen?
  • How do we get to shore from the ship?
  • Lindblad Expeditions often refers to the value of flexible schedules. What does this mean to me?
  • Is this expedition physically challenging?
  • Are there short and long hikes?
  • Would hiking sticks be helpful or just get in the way? Are they even permitted?
  • Will there be kayaking opportunities?

Expedition Team

  • What can you tell me about the expedition staff on board?
  • How many Amazon guides are on the voyage?
  • Is English spoken on board?