December 2009

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Guests on last week's Amazon River tour spotted six primate species: brown capuchins, red howlers, monk sakis, night monkeys, squirrel monkeys and even pygmy marmosets!

The pygmy marmoset (pictured right) is the smallest monkey and – unlike other monkeys – have claws.

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Be sure you get the most out of your travels by being prepared and protected when you venture overseas. These simple tips ensure healthy behaviors both during and after your ecotourism trip.

  • Use sunscreen and insect repellent as directed
  • Be careful and food and water - Remember, ice cubes don't kill bacteria!
  • Wear protective gear when doing adventure activities
  • Limit alcohol intake

For more travel tips and suggestions, check out the Medjet blog.

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IE Creative Services Editor Emily Harley spent Thanksgiving on our Amazon Voyage! Now she shares thoughts on this unique small-ship adventure aboard La Amatista.

In the days since I returned from our Amazon cruise, everyone has asked the same question, "What was the best part?"

December 04, 2009

New Amazon Cruise Video

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Expedition Leader Hernando has already released pictures from last week's Amazon River tour!

December 10, 2009

Off to Lima!

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Spend an extra day in LimaIE Creative Services Editor Emily Harley spent Thanksgiving on our Amazon River tour! Now she shares thoughts on this unique small-ship adventure aboard La Amatista.

Let me first start by saying, you absolutely MUST fly in to Lima a day early to give yourself time to recover from late flights and to have a day to absorb the parks, architecture and food (yum!). And all of that can be done within a few blocks of the Swissôtel!

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International Expeditions' 10-day Amazon tour has just been featured in the Miami Herald! Learn about this small-ship adventure featuring our superb naturalist guide George, La Amatista and a pink-toed tarantula.

December 21, 2009

Dreaming of a Green Christmas?

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Tis the season to be green, but between running errands all over town and wrapping gifts, it may seem impossible to keep the holidays environmentally friendly. While it's not easy being green, these tips from the International Expeditions staff can help make your holiday a little greener.

December 22, 2009

School of Thought from WWF

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International Expeditions is thrilled to provide enriching ecotravel to groups like WWF. On the WWF Travel Blog, WWF's Elissa Poma and Marsea Nelson weighed in on 10 things they learned when exploring the Amazon rainforest.

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The frozen Pisco Sour is a happy hour staple aboard La Amatista! Expedition Leader Jorge Salas shares the recipe for Peru's national drink.

Frozen Pisco Sour 3-2-1:

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IE Creative Services Editor Emily Harley spent Thanksgiving on our Amazon River tour! Now she shares thoughts on this unique small-ship adventure aboard La Amatista.

When traveling, I make it a personal mission to do three things:
1)    Try the local coffee
2)    Sample a local beer
3)    Find a “non-touristy” place to people watch