Guest Testimonials

What People Are Saying

We really love to hear from our guests. Below are some quotes from past travelers. Have a story you'd like to share? Drop us a line at nature@ietravel.com or use the online contact form.


Amazon Voyage

"A completely satisfactory trip in every respect. We would recommend it to anyone, the staff is to be commended for their excellent work."
– Diane Sachs & Robert Vidulich of Memphis, Tennessee

"A once of a lifetime experience!"
– Richard & Constance Sweetser of Cumberland Center, Maine

"The best trip we've ever taken. We were so spoiled and cared for and the organization and itinerary were superior. Fabulous trip, no complaints or suggestions for improvement."
– Oliver & Ann Bourgeois of Switzerland

“We loved the excursions, the wildlife, visiting the schools, walking in the canopy and music. We are your best advertisement! We had a wonderful time. “
– Andrea Hanson of Vancouver, Washington

“This voyage changed my life. It will remain in our memories for as long as we live.”
– Thomas C. Thompson of Green Bay, Wisconsin

“Our hundreds of photos and recordings of the jungle will help keep the Amazon ‘alive’ in our minds as one of the most extraordinary adventures.”
– Tina DeAngelis & Robert McCone of Wilmington, Delaware

"Every aspect of the voyage was well-planned and stress free for us. All of the hassles of traveling were gone. We were able to experience the Amazon rainforest — something most people only dream about."
– Monica M. DeGrauwe of Clinton, Illinois

"What a wonderful way to get a 'taste' of the planet's greatest river and life along her banks. Your knowledgeable guides and crew made each day an adventure for learning and fun."
– Lynda Leslie of Kerrville, Texas

“We were impressed with the natural history knowledge of the guides – all birds were identified. Also their knowledge of geography and local culture was great. The Peruvians aboard our ship were some of the most caring people we have ever been around on any trip and we’ve traveled to 40 countries. There was nothing they wouldn’t do for you… and always with a smile.”
– Jill Knaak and Mary Burns of Arvada, Colorado


Brazil's Pantanal

“Going on your expedition to the Pantanal was an experience of a lifetime. Everyone would benefit from seeing such an extraordinary place.”
– Erin McMath of Onley, Virginia

“Our Expedition Leader Regina was constantly working to make our trip memorable. She never stopped trying to find one more sighting for us.”
– Pat & Jack of Casselberry, Inverness, Florida

“The helicopter flight capped off the trip – WOW! It could not have ended on a higher note.”
– Fred and Lorelyn Koehler of Orange, California

“We were astounded at all the wildlife we saw (in the Pantanal). Imagine seeing a baby tapir running through a field at night; a baby giant anteater riding on its mother’s back; and 14 baby jabiru storks following their dad – we saw all that!”
– Lisa Hudson of Marietta, Georgia

"Regina is a knowledgeable professional...an excellent naturalist, knows the hanits and habitats of the animals, which increased our sightings. She is able to recognize and describe a very impressive number of birds. Regina helped to make the whole trip a great one!"
– Diana Howard of Carson City, Nevada


Costa Rica

“We were very impressed by the beauty of the country, its wonderful wildlife… and the genuine friendliness of the people.”
– Alfredo and Natalia Garcia of Tully, New York

"The beauty was the lush plants, beautiful birds, flowers and within the hearts of those who served us, much respect was shown to their country and to us as tourists. I was especially impressed with the friendliness and respect the young people showed with no asking on our part."
– John Tracht of Huron, Ohio

"As with our first trip we were treated royally."
– Judith Freedman of Ridgway, Pennslyvania


East Africa

"I would consider this trip to be the highlight of my traveling life. It was a stunning, unforgettable experience."
– Dorothy Kohler of Calverton, New York

"This trip was nearly perfect... I only wish it could have lasted longer! Our guide was first-rate, and members of the group were congenial, interested, curious and fun. I miss Kenya and our group."
– Annette Gililland of Seatle, Washington

"It was an educational and inspiring adventure. The beauty of the people, landscapes and animals was intensified by the extraordinary insight of our guide."
– Barbara S. Lebin of Geneva, Illinois

"You've done it again! I will be filing these experiences with previous International Expeditions trips. It was a remarkable time."
– Judith A. Bocok of Lynn, Massachusetts

"The guides were amazing. Places we stayed, gorgeous. A fantastic memorable trip."
– Kris Nevius of Mill Valley, California

"It was unbelievable!! Animals all took our breath away. Can't describe the feeling of having lunch on the Serengeti with the herds surrounding us, or breakfast in the Mara. I didn't want to come home!"
– Paula Weiss of Sacramento, California


Galapagos

“I loved the fact that I was living in a ‘science lab’ for a week of my adult life. The hands-on learning, the contact with the animals, birds and reptiles, and the lectures — it was so stimulating and fascinating to me!”
– Diana Muller of Weston, Connecticut

“I found the naturalists very well versed with an abundance of information that I found fascinating. My cabin on the Evolution was spacious... cheery and very comfortable. I enjoyed every aspect of the trip. Thank you for a wonderful experience.”
– Joan M. Zeller of East Greenwich, Rhode Island

"This trip was a fantastic experience!! The Galapagos is such a magical and beautiful place, getting to do it all with such a great guide and crew made something incredible even better! I can't wait to do it all again!"
– Laura Langley of Santa Barbara

"Swimming with the sea lions was one of the most unforgettable highlights of the Galapagos trip."
– John Newman

“Fantastic trip!... A must for any wildlife lover!”
– Patricia Newton of Southern Pines, North Carolina

“Our expectations were high and they were all exceeded.”
– Gregory Schmidt of Madison, Wisconsin

“We are still sorting out our 2,000 pictures! The trip was fabulous, the crew terrific... great camaraderie developed with fellow passengers.”
– Sandy and Kurt Hasselman of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

“Boli is the best of the best! He showed concern and compassion, and his passion for his home – Well done!”
– Cynthia Cero of Big Canoe, Georgia

“This has to be the ultimate trip for viewing wildlife… and the standard for other expeditions.”
– Kenneth Zinchal of Elkader, Iowa

“The wildlife was everything I’d hoped and dreamed about. Thank you for a wonderful trip!”
– Fran Stewart of San Jose, California

“The expedition staff is unbelievable… Feels like we had a four-credit course in science, geography, culture and history!”
– Howard and Jayne Evans of Millsboro, Deleware

“Our adventure with IE was one of our best trips – the wildlife on the islands, both on land and under water, the guides and the ship enhanced these wonders of nature.”
– Julie Weisbach of Seattle, Washington

“From the moment I boarded the panga to reach our floating home I felt pampered and made to feel special and safe. Without question the wildlife was spectacular. The blues and greens of the Pacific were amazing.”
– Jo Ann Schermerhorn of Magnolia, Texas


Machu Picchu

“It was the trip of a lifetime, leaving us in awe of both past and present Peru – its cultures, physical beauty and lovely people.”
– David and Grace Popkin of Northampton, Massachusetts

“The Machu Picchu extension was outstanding and way exceeded my expectations.”
– Bruce Kelley of Tega Cay, South Carolina


Panama

“Our visit to the Embera village was very special… including the boat ride to get there. The expedition was a success in every way and we enjoyed every minute.”
– Norma Heinz of Denver, Colorado

“We were thrilled with Panama. We not only felt the history and impact of the canal, but also enjoyed learning about birds, plants, animals, butterflies… and the people of the country.”
– Jennifer Termini of Los Angeles, California


Tanzania & Kenya

"It was an educational and inspiring adventure. The beauty of the people, landscapes and animals was intensified by the extraordinary insight of our guide."
– Barbara S. Lebin of Geneva, Illinois

"This trip was nearly perfect... I only wish it could have lasted longer! Our guide was first-rate, and members of the group were congenial, interested, curious and fun. I miss Kenya and our group."
– Annette Gililland of Seatle, Washington

"I would consider this trip to be the highlight of my traveling life. It was a stunning, unforgettable experience."
– Dorothy Kohler of Calverton, New York

"This safari was more than we expected or hoped for in terms of wildlife, accommodations, friendships and exposure to the country and its people."
– Doris Speicher of Emerald Isle, North Carolina

“Your safari guides are well informed, humorous, courteous, interested and, whenever we needed an answer, they were willing to research and get back to us. Thank you for a wonderful safari experience. We observed every animal in its environment that we hoped to see. Your guides were A+ in their cultural interpretation and naturalist skills."
– Ree Hoffman Edwards of Atlanta, GA

Wings Over the Nile

"An excellent and informative trip which included all the important destinations. The pacing provided enough time to relax most days after a full morning and lnch. Well-infomraed, engaging and friendly professional guides enhanced our experience with their knowledge, energy and enthusiasm."
– Gordon Philpott of St. Louis, Missouri

"The air travel was a superb experience. It allowed us to see parts of the region we might not have otherwise seen or experience. We loved the Wings Over the Nile trip!"
– Gayle M. Lotter of Dallas, Texas

"I have lived in South America and traveled extensively. Wings Over the Nile is THE best trip I have ever taken!"
– Elizabeth Jones of lake FOrest, California