Amazon River

Blog posts about International Expeditions' Amazon River cruises
January 19, 2010

Did You Know?

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The howler monkey's large vocal organ is hidden by long black hair on its throat. Using their loud, distinctive call - which can be heard up to two miles away - howler monkeys warn other animals away from their territory.

Learn more about wildlife of the Amazon rainforest and listen to howler monkeys with a virtual visit by WWF.

January 06, 2010

Ask the IE Staff

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Not sure where to eat in Guayaquil? Need suggestions for the best bug spray to take to the Amazon?

After 30 years of leading nature-focused tours around the world, IE's staff and naturalists have a wealth of information to share! Recently, Amazon cruise Expedition Leader Jorge Salas addressed a question on finding good binoculars.

Q: "Can anyone recommend a good pair of binoculars that are compact in size and lightweight?" - IE Facebook fan Helen

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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

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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:

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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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 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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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?"

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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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