Amazon River

Blog posts about International Expeditions' Amazon River cruises
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!

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!

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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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Guests on our September 18 Amazon river tour have already spotted some rarities this week during their daily excursions, including a Hawk Eagle and River Otters! Everyone at the home office hope the lucky folks aboard La Amatista have more extraordinary sightings.

Giant River Otter Facts: This South American River Otter is the world's largest - up to six feet long - and only lives in the rivers and creeks of the Amazon, Orinoco and La Plata river systems. 

September 10, 2009

Environs Goes Greener

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International Expeditions’ 30th Anniversary issue of Environs – our nature travel guide – is now in the mail! In keeping with our longstanding commitment to doing our part for a greener world, we’ve taken steps to ensure our annual catalog is as eco-friendly as possible.

August 12, 2009

IE's Steve Cox in the News

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Steve Cox, our Executive Director and one of IE's founders, was profiled by respected travel blogger Everett Potter.

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By Expedition Leader Jorge Salas

During our Amazon Voyage, we explore the Pacaya River, in the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, the heart of the Amazon. International Expeditions supports a Yellow Spotted River Turtle project in the reserve. This project protects the eggs of these endangered turtles until they are hatched, then reintroduces the turtles in the Pacaya-Samiria.

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What was it like last month in the Amazon? International Expeditions Expedition Leader Jorge Salas shares the sights and sounds of the June 12 Amazon Voyage in this new video!

Not only did guests spot monk sakis, great black hawks, jabiru storks, horned screamers and more wildlife, they also got to glimpse life along the river with visits to a Ribereño village.

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Travel Planner Charlie Weaver (shown here in Patagonia) has spent the past seven days on International Expeditions' Amazon River cruise and has cell service as La Amatista heads back toward Iquitos (go figure!).

11:00 a.m.: Our excursions are amazing! We have  seen lots of pink dolphins, blue-and-gold macaws, hoatzins, a chestnut-eared araçari, an emerald tree boa, a fer-de-lance and numerous other birds.

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