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Amazon River Cruise-January & March 2014
Aboard La Estrella Amazonica
There is nothing in the world like the Amazon River. No single description can do the great river justice or adequately convey the wonder of Amazonian wildlife—huge macaws in flight, richly colored Red Howler Monkeys roaring from the treetops, and bright pink freshwater dolphins. The Amazon is a wonderland of natural attractions filled with sunsets, rainbows, giant cloud formations, and tropical forest of a dozen shades of green. It truly is a “must visit” destination for anyone who loves birds and the natural world.
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In 2014, VENT will return to South America with two Amazon River Cruises. For these departures we’ll use a beautiful brand new vessel, La Estrella Amazonica, featuring an environmentally friendly design, superior stability, superior viewing conditions, spacious rooms with private viewing decks, and good cuisine. It is one of the most comfortable river boats available.
Our Amazon River Cruise is among our most popular trips. Unlike many companies, we visit one of the wildest stretches of the river, upstream from the Peruvian city of Iquitos. Our itineraries include plenty of time on the main river in addition to exploration of its two principal tributaries: the Ucayali and Marañon rivers. Our trips are scheduled for the high water season, when we can explore smaller tributaries in comfortable and stable flat-bottom skiffs. Every outing away from the ship offers unique and delightful experiences with Amazonian wildlife, from parrots perched in riverside trees to massive Horned Screamers standing watch over flooded lagoons, and to huge macaws winging across a brilliant Amazonian sunset, in addition to a pageant of hawks, herons, kingfishers, trogons, monkeys, crocodiles, and more.
Skiff Excursion — Photo: International Expeditions
Visiting remote and unspoiled regions, this trip will be an unforgettable excursion—a full Amazonian rainforest and river experience. In addition to cruising the main river, we will travel aboard spacious motorized skiffs up side streams to see macaws, parrots, and oropendolas flying overhead, and exotic wildlife that includes Hoatzins, birds of prey, umbrellabirds, toucans, and capybaras.
If you haven’t yet made your winter travel plans, I strongly encourage you to consider this marvelous opportunity to explore one of the great ecosystems of the world. Cabins are still available on both our January and March departures.
Amazon River Cruise, January 9-19, 2014 with Steve Hilty and David Ascanio; $5,995 in double occupancy from Lima. Limit 28.
Amazon River Cruise, March 20-30, 2014 with Steve Hilty and Paul Greenfield; $5,995 in double occupancy from Lima. Limit 28.
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