Starting Feb. 21, 2011, Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild” will begin airing a series of episodes filmed in Peru showcasing the country’s rich Amazonian wildlife offerings. Filmed on board the M/V Aqua , the series of episodes will air on various networks across the country and will feature pink dolphins, Amazonian manatees, rare river otters and other exotic fauna and flora found in the remote Peruvian Amazon. The three-episode series on Peru was filmed this past fall with Jack Hanna and his crew traveling to and exploring the Peruvian Amazon by land and river. While filming on board the M/V Aqua vessel, Jack and crew explored the Pacaya Samiria Reserve – one of the most remote areas of the Amazon only seen by a handful of tourists each year. Giant water lilies, sloth, howler monkeys and flirty pink dolphin were some of the wildlife highlights of their excursions into the Pacaya Samiria Reserve. In addition to this, Jack and crew also visited the Manatee and Dolphin Rescue Center in Iquitos. Here, the group observed first-hand while biologists and volunteers cared for endangered Amazon manatees and dolphins. Jack Hanna’s “Into the Wild” is set to be one of the most dynamic and in depth views into the Peruvian Amazon’s wildlife experiences and tourism offerings. For more information on Jack Hanna, “Into the Wild” and air dates in your city, visit www.jhitw.com.
Rescue efforts to bring 33 miners trapped underground to the surface have been successful, with the last of the miners being pulled up 10/14 at 10:18pm.
We feel very proud of those participants, miners, and helpers, everyone that worked hard to have them back with their families.
Thanks to all the countries and persons who joined with Chile, in this extremely difficult time.
This was our last day in the Antarctic Peninsula, our last day in a surreal dream world of sculpted ice and amazing creatures. In the morning we sail with the Plancius through the beautiful Neumayer Channel and make one last zodiac cruise between the Melchior islands, before we head back into the Drake passage. We have heard that Humpback whales have been sighted.
Antarctic Camping with the Mv Plancius is indeed a one-of-a-kind opportunity, not to be missed by those looking to forgo a nights comfort on the ship for unique experience. What started out as Antarctic camping became another great adventure. Step 1 – find a flat spot, Step 2 – keep looking for a flat spot (the first one you found was an ice sink hole).
July 30, 2011 – We are pleased to inform you that the Galapagos Islands are officially off the list of World Heritage Sites in danger.
UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee voted to take the islands off the list. The committee took its decision “after analyzing reports on the state of conservation in the Galapagos Islands and confirming that Ecuador’s government is committed to continuing to improve the state of the archipelago.”
Peru – Iquitos Amazon Cruise – The M/V Aria features 16 specially designed cabins with floor to ceiling picture windows, a fully air-conditioned top deck with Observation Lounge as well as the Aqua Expeditions’ signature Amazon Grill with award-winning Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino.
The M/V Aria’s top deck will feature an air conditioned observation lounge, an outdoor Jacuzzi Sun Deck and an exercise room.
Contact us for 4,5 and 8 day itinerary options and additional details.