Monday, March 2, 2009

GreenTracks Amazon riverboat expedition with Anthropologist

GreenTracks’ Amazon river boat expedition in March of 2008 will be led by a cultural anthropologist with many years experience in the Amazon Basin. She will provide insight into the indigenous people of the Amazon and their environment as we explore the river and rainforest by comfortable riverboat.

Dr. Palma Ingles holds a Doctorate of Anthropology from the University of Florida and is also a professional photographer. She began her Amazon exploration as the documentary photographer for a group studying the medicinal plants of an indigenous people in Ecuador. As a cultural anthropologist Dr. Ingles has conducted research in Peru and Brazil on medicinal plants. She has studied the sustainable use of rainforest products and the impact of tourism on the indigenous tribes of the Amazon. Her understanding of indigenous cultures and a relaxed, friendly manner makes her an excellent traveling companion.

On this expedition cruise we will spend our days hiking through the rainforest, exploring by small boat, viewing wildlife, fishing for piranha, relaxing in comfort on the upper deck, all while surrounded by sights and sounds most people have only imagined. We will experience up close the cry of colorful tropical birds, the lush smell of the rainforest, countless flowers, towering trees, pink dolphins playing alongside the boat, incredible reptiles and amphibians, iridescent butterflies, and captivating monkeys. GreenTracks guides will point out the wildlife and explain the subtleties of the complex Amazon eco-system. All of this, with the expertise of Dr. Ingles will make for a an unforgettable experience.

This seven day/six night trip departs Iquitos, Peru on March 2, 2008. With over 16 years of operation GreenTracks has provided memorable experiences of the Amazon to thousands of travelers. Visit



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