Helena, Ala., Nov. 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Travelers enjoy two weeks of deeply discounted adventures from tour operator International Expeditions, which is offering savings ranging from free air up to $2,000 off per person on 2018 journeys to the Peruvian Amazon, Galapagos Islands and Cuba when bookings are made between November 27 and December 8.


Nature enthusiasts save $1,500 per person on the January 5, May 11, June 22, July 30 and August 31, 2018 luxury Amazon Voyages aboard the elegant riverboat Zafiro. Daily outings on IE’s 10-day Amazon cruises take travelers deep into the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve to discover diverse wildlife, hike rainforest trails, and even fish for piranha. International Expeditions’ accomplished Expedition Leader and Zafiro’s native naturalists 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 observe more than 130 kinds of birds, pink and gray river dolphins, sloths and nocturnal animals. Paddling two-person kayaks, IE guests discover the wild landscapes at the river’s edge before indulging in sumptuous cuisine back aboard their gracious riverboat. Discounted pricing for these departures starts at $3,848, and includes daily naturalist-guided excursions; complimentary Peruvian cocktails, wine, beer and soft drinks; most meals; transfers; and pre-cruise accommodations.


Adventurous explorers enjoy daily opportunities to hike, swim, kayak and snorkel in the famed Galapagos Islands while saving $1,500 per person on IE’s January 12, February 2, March 9 and March 30, 2018 departures. On International Expeditions’ 10-day Galapagos cruises, guests travel aboard the 32-guest yacht M/V Evolution, enjoying oversized, newly renovated cabins as well as the archipelago’s best guide-to-guest ratio on small-group departures of just 26-32 travelers. In addition to daily snorkeling and hiking through deserts, rainforests and volcanic terrain, other highlights include calling on a family run sugar cane farm, which also produces small-batch moonshine, and stopping at the Charles Darwin Research Center, famous for its tortoise breeding programs. Discounted pricing on these four departures starts at $4,998, and includes use of snorkeling gear and wet suits; daily naturalist-guided excursions; most meals, transfers; and pre- and post-cruise accommodations.


Savvy travelers save $2,000 per person on the April 5 and April 12, 2018 departures of IE’s people-to-people Cuba cruise. International Expeditions’ Cuba Voyage cruises along the pristine reefs and trails of western Cuba to atmospheric Havana aboard the 46-guest yacht Panorama. Along the way, guests survey the revolutionary history of the Isle of Youth – Isla de la Juventud, learn the age-old art of cigar rolling at a family run tobacco farm, chat with local artists and even call on mechanics at a garage specializing in maintaining Cuba’s famed classic cars. To ensure a high level of service and attention, IE guests travel alongside an experienced IE Expedition Leader plus a cruise manager and local Cuban guide on excursions. Discounted pricing on the April Cuba Voyage departures starts at $4,199, and includes leadership of an IE expedition leader, cruise director, Cuban national guide and local guides; most meals; two drinks – choice of local beer or soft drink – at meals off-ship; Cuban-government mandated medical insurance; tips to porters, day guides and waiters for included meals; and pre-trip reception and accommodations in Miami. 


Intrepid travelers save $350 per person plus fly for free from Miami to Cuba on IE’s April 5, May 3 and June 7, 2018 Complete Cuba adventure.  IE’s Complete Cuba people-to-people program ventures into the countryside for a look at daily life as well as unstructured discussions with musicians, artists, chefs, farmers and birders. In addition to visiting five UNESCO Sites, IE guests join local naturalists for nature walks in Topes de Collantes National Park, Zapata Wetlands, the eco-community of Las Terrazas and Cuba’s largest botanical garden. These rare excursions are an opportunity to spot some of the island’s endemic birdlife, including bee hummingbird – the world’s smallest bird. Discounted pricing on these select Complete Cuba departures starts at $4,448, and includes airfare from Miami; leadership of an IE expedition leader, Cuban national guide and local guides; most meals; two drinks – choice of local beer or soft drink – at group meals; Cuban-government mandated medical insurance; tips to porters, day guides and waiters for included meals; and pre-trip reception and accommodations in Miami.


For more information on International Expeditions call 800-633-4734 or visit www.IEtravel.com.

About International Expeditions
Celebrating 38 years of nature travel, International Expeditions specializes in small-ship voyages and escorted journeys to more than 20 countries worldwide. Hosted by knowledgeable local naturalists, International Expeditions’ travelers survey the habitats, cultures, cuisine and traditional lore of 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.


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Emily Harley
International Expeditions
205-565-2160
emily.harley@ietravel.com