La Estrella Amazonica to Set Sail on the Amazon

International Expeditions new riverboat, the La Estrella Amazonica, is set to sail the Amazon River starting this summer. The 31-passenger riverboat is replacing the more rustic, wood-hulled La Amatista, which has been retired. The La Estrella Amazonica offers a range of amenities new to the region, including private balconies for every cabin, a multimedia lecture …

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International Expeditions Offers Two New Ways to Cruise the Amazon and Save $500 This Summer

International Expeditions, a pioneer in travel to the Peruvian Amazon, is offering $500 savings on two new programs designed to help explorers discover more of Peru's wonders within often limited vacation time. International Expeditions is offering travelers two new tour options combining a four-night Amazon River cruise with many of Peru’s other wonders. Guests traveling …

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Smithsonian Magazine Introduces EvoTourism – An Evolution World Tour

In the January 2012 issue, Smithsonian Magazine is introducing Evotourism™. The word isn't in the dictionary. But they think it's worth adding to the lexicon because it describes a new kind of travel. evo•tourism (ē vō toor' iz' əm) n. travel intended to promote awareness of evolution. The article celebrates ten desinationa that span 300 …

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Amazon Rainforest Destruction on the Decline in 2011

As reported by International Expeditions, the work of the WWF and many other organizations in fighting for more than 40 years to preserve the rainforests seems to be paying off. Forest loss in Brazil fell to the lowest levels since the government began tracking it in 1988. MongaBay.com reports that only about 2,400 square miles …

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2011 Holidays Aboard Small Ships

Many people settle down with family during the holidays to catch up, and reconnect with loved ones. For a small group, the holidays are a perfect time to explore and experience the world. Small ship cruises have been busy this holiday season, exploring diverse areas of our world, from the southern reaches of Antarctica and …

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No Single Supplement Fee on Select 2012 Galapagos Cruises from International Expeditions

Solo travelers looking for savings can take advantage of no single supplement ($1,200 savings) on eight Galapagos adventures offered by International Expeditions. The single supplement fees will be waived on International Expeditions’s February 3 and 17, March 16 and 30, May 11 and 25, and October 12 and 26, 2012 Galapagos Island cruises. On the …

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Celebrate in the New Year with an Authentic Pisco Sour

Celebrating New Years and looking for a different cocktail to ring in the new year? Look no further than an authentic Pisco Sour, a claimed national drink of both Chile and Peru. Pisco is a clear, fermented brandy that has been distilled from fresh musts of Muscat grapes in copper alembic stills since the Spanish …

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