Amazon River

Blog posts about International Expeditions' Amazon River cruises
February 17, 2010

At "Home" in Lima

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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. The small town where I grew up from in Kentucky and even Birmingham, where I now live, have history. But they ain't got nothing on Lima, Peru! Our Amazon tour officially kicks off after a drool-inducing breakfast at the Swissotel with a tour of Lima's most historic sites.

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There's nothing we love more at IE than hearing from our travelers. And we know that most of our travelers tell their friends about their memorable tours, pass along their Environs catalogs and invite friends on their next IE journey.

Now we want to reward YOU for spreading the word about International Expeditions!

Ask a friend to follow us on Twitter. Once your friend is following IE Travel, you'll both be eligible to win a Memory Foam travel lumbar pillow (pictured right) to help you travel in comfort.

February 08, 2010

Pisco Sour Day in Peru!

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Saturday marked National Pisco Sour Day in Peru. If you weren't one of the lucky few there to mark this auspicious occasion, be sure to check out this Pisco Sour recipe sent in by our own Amazon River tour Expedition Leader, Jorge Salas.


February 05, 2010

The Myer's Amazon Adventure!

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Nothing thrills the staff at International Expeditions quite like knowing our guests are having a great time. So we love getting videos like this one taken on our January 22, 2010 Amazon River tour by Jamie Myer of Los Angeles, California.

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Expeditions' newest mini water treatment plant has just been completed in the village of San Jose de Paranapura. About 60 families live in this village on the Rio Ucayali. A four-stage filtration system produces up to 2,200 liters of clean water each day. For these families, our water treatment plant means parasite-free water to drink, brush their teeth and cook with every day! Boiling is the only other way to get clean water, requiring harvesting of trees to build and sustain a fire.

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:

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