International Expeditions Announces $1,000 Per Couple Savings to the Amazon


Book By December 31 For Over 15% Off One of the Greatest Voyages in Natural History


International Expeditions, the world leader in nature travel, announces special $500 per person savings ($1,000 per couple) on its February 29, 2008 10-day Amazon Voyage. In addition to enjoying over 15% off regular fares on one of the greatest voyages in natural history, guests on this departure will travel twice as deep into the Pacaya-Samiria Reserve. New for 2008, International Expeditions has added an extra night on the river, taking guests further and deeper into the Amazon than any other outfitter.

The per person price for the February 29 departure – when booked by December 31, 2007 – is $2,698 for lower deck cabins and $2,798 for upper deck cabins, including $500 savings. Prices include all accommodations, most meals, local transportation, guides, and group transfers. Airfare is additional but can be booked by International Expeditions.

International Expeditions’ first forays back in 1980 were to Peru’s Upper Amazon. Supporting conservation projects across the globe even before the word “ecotourism” was coined, the company brought some of the very first leisure travelers to the heart of the Amazon.

Today guests explore the wilds of Peru with a like-minded group of fellow passengers, traveling in comfortable style aboard an elegant and intimate 28-guest riverboat, specially designed to sail the upper Amazon Basin, the most diverse ecosystem on Earth. Intrepid travelers are offered rare access to the deepest parts of the jungle to experience the most unusual wildlife sightings. Here they witness the ever-changing panorama of the rainforest and search for more than 100 kinds of birds, pink and gray Amazon River dolphins, eight species of monkeys, sloths, giant otters, and nocturnal animals such as caimans and capybaras.

Throughout the journey, knowledgeable, highly trained and sharp-eyed guides and an expedition leader lead excursions, lecture and look after guests’ well being.

In addition to hikes, daily outings through the nature reserve includes explorations on small excursion boats for access even further into the heart of the vast wetlands. Along the way, guests have the rare opportunity to visit small villages and get a poignant glimpse into daily life along the river. They can visit local schools, hand out donated supplies to local children, assist with community projects or join in a game of soccer.

About International Expeditions:
Founded in 1980, International Expeditions is the world leader in nature travel, specializing in small group and independent journeys to the most exhilarating destinations around the globe. A pioneer of environmentally responsible travel, International Expeditions is committed to preserving natural habitats and improving the welfare of the people and communities it visits.


For more information, call an International Expeditions destination specialist at 1-800-633-4734, see your travel agent, email nature@ietravel.com, or visit the website at www.IEtravel.com/amazon.

 

SOURCE: Spring, O'Brien & Co. 

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