International Expeditions Offers $1,200 Discount on Select Amazon River Cruises Through August

HELENA, Ala., April 5, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- International Expeditions is offering travelers a chance to reconnect with nature and take advantage of a $1,200 per person savings on its small-ship Amazon River cruises departing May 6, June 10, July 1 and August 5, 2016.

Daily outings on IE's 10-day Amazon cruises take travelers deep into the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve to spot diverse wildlife, hike into the rainforest, and even fish for piranha. 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. During excursions into narrow tributaries, guests may spot more than 130 kinds of birds, pink and gray river dolphins, sloths and nocturnal animals.

Summer months are ideal for family exploration because the lower water levels allow for more hiking and more concentrated wildlife populations. Families get acquainted with ribereňo (river people) culture on visits to a local village and its school. Kids have also been known to pick up a friendly soccer game. Following the school visit, village elders join guests for guided walks, narrated with folklore and teachings about medicinal plants and traditions. Prior to the cruise, travelers enjoy an interactive visit to the Manatee Research Center in Iquitos.

Paddling two-person Hobie kayaks, International Expeditions' guests discover the wild landscapes and rainforests at the river's edge the way early explorers did – except at the end of the excursion, IE guests retire to the comfort of the custom-built La Estrella Amazonica.

Guests aboard IE's 31-guest La Estrella Amazonica riverboat enjoy private balconies for every cabin, multimedia lecture room, fitness center, kayaks and the Amazon's largest observation deck — more than 1,000 square feet — ideal for stargazing or photographing the passing rainforest. La Estrella Amazonica is the only riverboat in the Peruvian Amazon offering WiFi for guests.

Discounted pricing for the Amazon Voyage and Amazon Explorer Voyage starts at $3,598, and includes daily naturalist-guided excursions; complimentary laundry service; nightly receptions with complimentary Peruvian cocktails, wine and beer; most meals; transfers; and pre-cruise accommodations in Lima.

For more information or a brochure on Amazon cruises, call International Expeditions at 1-800-234-9620 or visit

About International Expeditions

Celebrating 36 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 to Travel + Leisure's list of "World's Best" tour operators & safari outfitters seven times and to National Geographic ADVENTURE magazine's list of "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth.

About the TUI Adventure Division

The TUI Adventure Division offers experienced-based expeditions for active travelers. In addition to International Expeditions, the division includes Quark Expeditions and Zegrahm Expeditions; European adventure specialists Exodus Travels, Headwater, World Challenge, Sawadeee, Trek America and Grand American Adventures; as well as US-based destination management company American Adventures. From reaching the top of Kilimanjaro and canoeing on the Zambezi, to tiger cub sightings and breaking ice en route to the North Pole, the TUI Adventure Division offers inspirational experiences that create lifelong memories.

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CONTACT: Emily Harley International Expeditions Media Relations Director (205) 565-2160

Source: International Expeditions