HELENA, Ala., Aug. 21, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adventurers finalizing holiday plans can still book the perfect journey with International Expeditions to iconic destinations throughout Latin America.

Travelers seeking a warm-weather escape blending beaches, snorkeling and rainforest can cruise south for the holiday on IE’s Costa Rica to Panama Voyage aboard the sleek yacht Voyager. Alongside an incredible field staff, guests explore famed national parks including the remote Darien. Tuna, rays and dolphins are common, while humpback and sperm whales migrate through the protected waters of the Pearl Islands, Manuel Antonio National Park and Restingue Island, where guests will enjoy swimming and snorkeling. Pricing for the December 21, 2018 departure starts at $5,799.

Nature enthusiasts and river cruise connoisseurs alike can celebrate the season on a luxurious adventure deep in the Peruvian rainforest. Guests on International Expeditions’ Amazon Voyage enjoy a refined stay aboard the 18-cabin Zafiro, while days are spent plying the creeks and tributaries of the pristine Pacaya-Samiria Reserve during kayaking, hiking and boating excursions. This modern riverboat features airy suites, delicious cuisine and even a spa. Pricing for the December 21, 2018 departure starts at $5,799.

Costa Rica is the ideal destination for fun-seeking families, featuring unparalleled biodiversity, tranquil beach culture and a variety of adventure activities just a short flight from the US. IE’s Costa Rica tour includes thrilling excursions like ziplining, hiking and white-water rafting, meeting members of the Tonjibe community, and exploring five national parks and reserves. Along the way, travelers enjoy boutique accommodations such as the award-winning Monteverde lodge & Gardens. Pricing for the December 21, 2018 departure starts at $3,999.

Explorers looking to check a bucket list adventure off their lists have IE’s Patagonia adventure spanning Chile and Argentina. Guests spot an array of wildlife including guanaco and Chilean flamingo on the shores of Bahia Inutil — “Useless Bay,” and hike the tundra of Torres del Paine. Plus, guests travel to El Calafate in Argen­tina for a full-day at Los Glaciares National Park. Highlights of IE’s Patagonia tour include encounters with two species of penguins — noisy Magellanic and rare king, hikes and boating excursions, and a survey of culture and cuisine with a traditional lunch at an historic gaucho ranch. Pricing for the December 22, 2018 departure start at $7,098.

For additional information on International Expeditions’ journeys, visit http://www.ietravel.com or contact 800-633-4734.

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About International ExpeditionsCelebrating 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
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