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.

I didn't want to come home. Thanks to Jorge and the crew and the other passengers I saw everything and did everything. They took such good care of me. It would take too long to name the favorite memories because each one was my favorite. My most unfavorite memory was the last night in Lima, after dinner, when I suddenly realized I was waking up from an incredible dream."

Visit the International Expeditions Facebook page to read more stories of guests who raved about our Amazon tour.