HELENA, Ala., Aug. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adventurers still finalizing their 2016 holiday plans can take advantage of rare December discounts on two of International Expeditions' small-ship cruises. Travelers save $750 per person off the December 22 and 29 Cuba Voyages or $1,250 per person on the December 16 or 30 cruises to the Peruvian Amazon.

Travelers on IE's 10-day Cuba cruise journey from the island's southern coast and through the lush Viñales Valley en-route to Havana aboard the 46-guest yacht, Panorama. Along the way, guests discover Cuba's green side during excursions in the island's largest nature reserve — Guanahacibes — on the remote Western peninsula, and survey the revolutionary history and beaches of the Isle of Youth (Isla Juventud). Other highlights of this itinerary include dance lessons, local choir and theater performances, pottery workshops, visits to museums, markets and a rum factory, and calls on artists in their studios. IE guests travel with experienced Expedition Leaders plus a local Cuba guide — all dedicated to ensuring an enriching, worry-free voyage. Discounted pricing for the December 22 and 29, 2016 departures starts at $5,249.

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. 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 a gracious, well-appointed riverboat. Discounted pricing for the December 16 and 30, 2016 departures starts at $3,548.

For additional information on International Expeditions' small-ship cruises, visit IEtravel.com or contact 800-633-4734.

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, and partners with The Nature Conservancy (USA). 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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