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Lindblad Expeditions (, the pioneering expedition travel company with a strong commitment to responsible travel, has announced three new itineraries for 2010/2011.  These new journeys provide travel explorers a diverse range of destinations for life-changing encounters with beauty, wildness and the seldom-seen.

·         Upper Amazon voyages explore the rain forests of Peru’s Pacaya-Samiria Reserve — bordered by the Marañón and Ucayali rivers — where the mighty Amazon is formed.  This new 10-day exploration of the Upper Amazon takes guests through wild lands of unsurpassed beauty aboard the Delfin II, which accommodates only 28 guests. Our Expedition Leader and experienced local Naturalists will help guests see and learn about the remarkable flora and fauna of the region, while the chef presents the finest Amazonian-Peruvian gourmet cuisine on the river.  Dates include Aug. 28, Sept. 11 and Dec. 18, 2010 and Jan. 15, Jan. 29; Feb. 12; April 30; May 7, 14, 21; Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24 and Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011. Rates begin at $5,590 per person based on double occupancy.

·         Exploring New Zealand’s North & South Islands is an in-depth exploration of these islands, as well as Stewart Island, with forays into famous sounds discovered by Captain Cook.  Its volcanic landscapes are breathtaking, from the snow-covered mountains and fjords of South Island to the cliffs and indented coastlines that run the entire length of the journey.  The voyage will spotlight the unique wildlife that results from New Zealand’s long geographic isolation. Guests will walk on an active volcano, see a land steeped in Maori culture, and discover a side of New Zealand few know aboard the 68-guest Oceanic Discoverer.  The 17-day journeys depart Jan 31 and February 12, 2011.  Rates begin at $11,990 per person based on double occupancy.

West Africa & Islands of the Atlantic explores five distinct and welcoming regions – Senegal, Gambia, Western Sahara, Cape Verde and the Canary Islands – offering a dazzling array of cultures, scenery, wildlife and experiences to inspire even the most experienced world traveler. See vivid birdlife and the legendary baobab trees, walk the dunes in the beautiful desert of the Western Sahara, and experience the daily life of Africa through its lively markets and music.  The 13-day expedition aboard the 148-guest National Geographic Explorer departs April 7, 2011. Rates begin at $9,820.     

For daily itineraries and additional information on Lindblad Expeditions‘ new voyages and other expeditions to some of the most beautiful and fascinating places on earth visit or call 1-800-EXPEDITION .

About Lindblad Expeditions

Lindblad Expeditions is an expedition travel company that offers voyages in the Galápagos, Antarctica, Baja California, Alaska, Costa Rica, Panama, Egypt, the Arctic and beyond. The company works in alliance with the National Geographic Society to inspire travelers to explore and care about the planet. As pioneers of global exploration, the organizations work in tandem to produce innovative marine expedition programs and to promote conservation and sustainable tourism around the world. Lindblad Expeditions has been named  “#1 Small Ship for Families” and one of the best Small-Ship Cruise Lines (Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best Value Awards 2009); “The Best Ships in the World” and “The Best Itineraries” (Condé Nast Traveler: Truth in Travel Awards 2008 and 2006), and Conde Nast Traveler 2009 Gold List for Cruise Lines.

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