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Spotting the first light-pink river dolphin rippling the murky waters is an excursion highlight for everyone on our Amazon River cruise. After their last Amazon tour aboard La Amatista, our friends at WWF shared five myths about the Amazon's pink river dolphins they learned from our Peruvian naturalists.

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Researchers in Peru have recently filmed the long-whiskered owlet, one of the world's rarest birds, at La Esperanza, Peru. How rare is this six-inch owlet? It's estimated that fewer than 15 people have ever seen this bird in the wild.

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.

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 11, 2010

Parade of Cows in Lima

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If you are heading to Lima, Peru in the next month, be sure to check out the "Cow Parade" making its way around the city. More than 80 different cow sculptures are gracing Lima's parks and public areas, 64 of which will be auctioned off to raise money for various Peruvian charities.

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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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