By Amy Eldridge of Franklin, Kentucky

My trip to the Amazon was an event of a lifetime. Spending time with my daughter, getting lots of rest and exercise, eating healthy food I felt better than I have in ages. It was also good to get away from all the news media telling us how bad everything is and just enjoy the peace and quiet.

All the people on the Amazon cruise were great! The other passengers were all very interesting. The guides and crew of La Amatista took great care of us and made us all feel special. Every detail was taken care of for us so we didn't have to worry about a thing.

I guess if I had to pick one highlight of this Amazon tour it would be visiting the villages and meeting the children. They were so happy with such small things as pencils and paper. If you enjoy seeing wildlife this would be a dream trip as we took lots of small boat trips to places we couldn't see close up. We returned to Lima and had a great meal and rest before heading home to plan our next trip!