Amazon River

Blog posts about International Expeditions' Amazon River cruises
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Recently, IE guests from around the country told us why they loved the Amazon. All of the participants were entered into a drawing for the book Tree of Rivers. The lucky winner was Jo Ann Schermerhorn of Magnolia, Texas.

"My husband and I had planned to go to the Amazon but it was never convenient. A few days before he died he asked me to promise him I would go even if I had to go alone. I told him I would. I went alone and had the most incredible time.

Writer Susan Stafford cruised to the Peruvian Amazon aboard La Amatista, now she's telling the world about this life-changing Amazon tour.

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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.

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.

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