Share Your Amazon Story and WIN!

February 19, 2010
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Like books? Like the Amazon? LOVE free books about the Amazon? Then International Expeditions has a contest for you!

Become an IE Facebook fan. Then share your story of why you went to the Amazon - or why you want to go to the Amazon. Simply write your story on IE's wall.

One winner will be chosen from all fans who shared their Amazon story. They will receive a copy of the book Tree of Rivers: The Story of the Amazon.  Read The New York Times book review here.

Everyone who shares their story on the IE Facebook wall will be entered into a drawing, and one winner will be chosen at random. Promotion ends March 5, 2010. Winner must be a current International Expeditions' Facebook fan at the time of drawing. Select stories and comments may be chosen for use in International Expeditions' publications and/or Web sites; published stories may be edited for clarity and space.


My trip up the Peruvian

My trip up the Peruvian Amazon was one of my favorites. We really felt far away from civilization as we know it. We watched a shaman "treating" a patient, fished for piranhas and ate thrm for dinner, looked up at the cloudless skies loaded with stars, and never saw a plane flying overhead. I could go on and on. It was a pefect adventure experienced in comfort.

This is a great story - thank

This is a great story - thank you for sharing! Be sure to visit the IE facebook page ( and post this story on the IE wall for a chance to win "Tree of Rivers."

The first time I saw the

The first time I saw the Catalog on the Amazon Voyage, I just had to go. In November of 2009, that dream came true. The adventure started in Lima and did not end until I arrived back home in Kentucky. Everyone was so nice and helpful. I did not realize that I was so uneducated in the ecological and natural world around me. Jorge and Hernando were so totally informed about the Amazon and the surrounding region, that I was just soaking it all up like a sponge. This was an incredible adventure and a dream come true.

Great story - and I am a HUGE

Great story - and I am a HUGE fan of Jorge, Hernando and George)! Thank you for sharing. Do you mind if we also share this on the IE Facebook wall?

I always wanted to do two

I always wanted to do two things: 1. Cross the Equator and 2. cruise the upper reaches of the Amazon.

Because of a picture I saw on another web site of the Amatista, I was able to connect with I.E. and take my wife and oldest granddaughter, Sherilyn, on this excellent adventure.

Everything and everybody associated with the cruise from the Cruise Directors (Jorge & Hernando)and the guides (Georgie Boy & his cousin)to the crew of the Amatista were outstanding resulting in the experience of a lifetime.

A million thanks to I.E.