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International Expeditions: Travelling to the Amazon with Hans Lagerweij

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Hans Lagerweij is the president of Quark Expeditions and a passionate, avid adventure traveler. He will be travelling with International Expeditions, Quark's sister company, and pioneers in ecotourism. We invite you to visit International Expeditions website for more information about the company and their voyages, or visit the Amazon with Hans in May 2014!


Hans, why is Quark Expeditions® working together with International Expeditions?

Quark Expeditions® and International Expeditions have a lot in common: dedication to the highest levels of service, mind-expanding and heart-stirring journeys in which connecting with nature is an essential ingredient, being delivered by the best expedition staff. Together we offer more choices of stunning expeditions to our customers.

So Quark Expeditions® and International Expeditions are basically one company?

No, they are two separate companies, each having its unique knowledge, experience and people. But we work closely together.

Blue and Gold Macaw

Why are you going to the Amazon?

After years of enjoying the best “cold” nature expeditions, I think it is time for something in a much warmer environment! Joking aside, I am looking forward to experience something completely new. I am also very anxious to experience the La Estrella Amazonica, a brand new ship purposely built by International Expeditions for their Amazon voyages. I hope to learn something new that we could use with Quark Expeditions®.

Are you looking forward to the trip?

Absolutely! Just think about what the Amazon and the Polar Regions have in common: both are unique, important ecosystems for our earth yet both are under threat. Both are pristine environments in which Mother Nature is still in charge. To explore this with the most knowledgeable guides in a comfortable environment – I am sure I am going to enjoy it!

Amazon Canoe

Any message to Quark Expeditions® passengers?

Why not join me? Your 5% past passenger discount will also count on this trip. Let's have some fun in the Amazon.

For more information visit: Amazon River Cruises

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