Helena, Ala., Sept. 14, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adventurers still finalizing their holiday plans can take advantage of a rare December discount on International Expeditions’ small-ship cruise in the Peruvian Amazon. Travelers save $500 per person off the December 22, 2017 voyage aboard the luxury riverboat Zafiro.

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. 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 spot more than 130 kinds of birds, pink and gray river dolphins, sloths and nocturnal animals. Paddling two-person kayaks, International Expeditions’ guests discover the wild landscapes at the river’s edge before indulging in sumptuous cuisine back aboard the gracious riverboat.

Guests travel aboard the riverboat Zafiro, an elegant vessel which IE has chartered for its blend of stylish design and distinct amenities. Spacious suites average more than 228 square feet, or guests can upgrade to the 480-square-foot Zafiro Suite, which features a private Jacuzzi and 180-degree views. All suites are air-conditioned and feature floor-to-ceiling windows, a desk, ample closet space and en-suite bathrooms. Upper deck suites also boast private balconies. In the Dining Room, guests sample regional specialties and contemporary cuisine infused with flavors from the surrounding rainforest, along with complimentary soft drinks, Peruvian beer, Pisco cocktails and house wine. Other public spaces include an onboard spa staffed by a wellness specialist, where guests can indulge in a massage or aromatherapy, and an Observation Deck featuring a bar, exercise room, reading lounge and even a spacious Jacuzzi with stunning views.

A ship staff and crew of 25, including a cruise director and local naturalist guides, are joined by an IE Expedition Leader to ensure an unprecedented level of service.

Discounted pricing for the December 22, 2017 departure starts at $4,848, and includes daily naturalist-guided excursions; complimentary Pisco cocktails, house wine, Peruvian beer and soft drinks; most meals; transfers; and pre-cruise accommodations in Lima.

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

About International Expeditions
Celebrating 38 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.”



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Emily Harley
International Expeditions