For the past seven years, Travel + Leisure readers and our guests have named IE one of the "World’s Best" Tour Operators and Safari Outfitters! To qualify for the awards, tour operators were judged on six criteria: staff/guides, itineraries/destinations, activities, accommodations, food and value — everything that goes into creating the experience of a lifetime for you!

International Expeditions’ accommodations prove that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort and five-star service to explore the world’s wild places. Whether on safari in Africa, birding in Panama, cruising the Amazon or strolling through Petra, each day you “come home” to comfortable accommodations, intimate expedition ships and well-located lodges that let you explore in style.

What our guests are saying about their travel accommodations:

"We saw the picture of La Amatista and fell in love with the boat. When we pursued it on-line, we found your travel planners friendly, informative and in general, felt comfortable with IE. We were not disappointed. The accommodations were superior." – Amazon River cruise guests Margaret & Dave of Grosse Point, Michigan

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“We cannot say enough good things about the crew of the Evolution, who went out of their way to make sure that everything was perfect for us. The variety and quality of food on the ship was second to none. It far exceeded our expectations. We have very high praise for the crew of the Evolution, who were very professional and always helpful." - Galapagos Islands cruise guests Susan & Doug of Littleton, Colorado

“I have fantasies about returning to the Mara Serena Safari Lodge with my kids and grandchildren!” - East Africa safari guest Geneese of Franklin, North Carolina

Voting has started for the 2011 World’s Best awards, and we hope you’ll take the time to vote for International Expeditions in the Tour Operator/Safari Outfitter category.