Helena, Ala (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
While many budget conscious adventurers are curtailing their summer vacation plans due to soaring airfare costs, intrepid explorers can take advantage of free international and on-tour airfare on four International Expeditions Amazon River expedition cruises departing August 24, September 7, 14 and 21, 2012.
International Expeditions, the world leader in engaging Amazon travel, is partnering with the award-winning LAN Airlines to offer free airfare from Miami to Lima roundtrip plus flights within Peru — an average savings of $1,500 per person. While this special air offer is a treat, the true highlight of this compelling journey is learning about the legendary nature and vibrant culture of the Peruvian Amazon from seasoned local guides.
IE’s accomplished Peruvian expedition staff and crew ensure travelers enjoy a penetrating look into the local river cultures as well as helping guests spot the most wildlife possible.
“Our naturalists must have had binoculars for eyes! To see pygmy marmosets three times was unbelievable,” said Amazon cruise passengers Betty and Steve Wing of Missoula, Mont. “We got to personally know the naturalists and crew of the Aquamarina more than any other cruise we have taken.”
Guests on the 10-day Amazon Voyage expedition travel more than 600 miles into the narrow tributaries of the Amazon aboard the 24-passenger riverboat Aquamarina, enjoying chances of rare wildlife sightings. Daily outings on this small-ship adventure take travelers deep into the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve to spot diverse wildlife and even fish for piranha. Excursions during August and September’s low-water season offer the opportunity for deeper hikes into the seasonally-flooded reaches of the rainforest. Plus, during this time of year features a greater concentration of pink dolphins and village visits at the height of the planting season.
Prices for 2012 Amazon River cruises start at $3,898 per person, and include accommodations, excursions, complimentary laundry aboard Aquamarina, most meals, guides, transfers, and tips to porters and waiters for included meals.
Celebrating 32 years of nature travel, International Expeditions specializes in small-group journeys to Earth’s most exhilarating destinations. A pioneer of environmentally responsible travel, IE is committed to preserving natural habitats and improving the welfare of the people and communities it visits. International Expeditions has been named seven times to Travel + Leisure’s list of “World’s Best” tour operators & safari outfitters and to National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine’s list of “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.”
For more information or a brochure on the Amazon River cruise, call International Expeditions at 1-800-234-9620, e-mail nature(at)ietravel(dot)com, or visit http://www.ietravel.com.