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6 ways to keep the travel memories safe

Picture this. You have landed back home after the most amazing tour, crossing 6 countries and meeting tons of friends along the way. Wistful you wish you were back, you keep flicking through the Facebook albums to remind yourself of the sun baking down on a Costa Rica beach or THAT night at Rio Carnival. Well we know that pain. All of us here at Tucan Travel know that feeling of being more lost at home than in the middle of a South American rainforest when arriving back from travels. Have no...

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Honeymoons with a difference

There are 3 important questions during wedding season.
1) Will you marry me?
2) Do you take XX to be your lawful wedded spouse?
3) Where shall we go on our honeymoon?

Now we can’t help you with the first two unfortunately (unless you happen to get engaged on one of our tours) but we can definitely help with the third. Put down the glossy bridal magazines for a second and consider an exciting adventure honeymoon which can take you and your partner to some of the most fascinating...

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Making the most out of Bogotá

From the old preserved and protected neighbourhood of La Candalaria to the thriving flash and fashion-driven district of Chapinero, the centre of Bogotá gives its visitor a unique experience of contrasts in what is often referred to as South America’s Athens.

The name comes from the high number of universities in the city and the level of education of the Bogotanos or Rolos, as the people of Bogotá are known. Colombians are rightfully also very proud of the city’s layout...

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The Spectacular Cocora Trek

On a map, the Zona Cafetera ("Coffee Zone") of Colombia is relatively small, however the extremely hilly landscape of the region helps the Andean country to be the second largest coffee producer in the world. This very same landscape, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, also allows for some incredible hiking.

Unlike the likes of the Inca Trail in Peru, Cotopaxi in Ecuador or Torres del Paine in Chile, the trekking landscapes of the Zona Cafetera in Colombia are incredibly...

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Reasons to visit: Salento, Colombia.

A flight delay and a missed connection were to blame for my first visit to Colombia. The visit was a short 14 hour trip to the slightly chaotic, somewhat gloomy Bogota. The airline offered me a hotel for the night and an old friend in town picked me up to take me to the bi-yearly Iberia-American festival of Theatre that was taking place at the time.In that one night I was not only introduced to some exceptionally funny shows on the many stages, but also live salsa bands and was given a short...

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Walking on the wild side- The best places for amazing nature

So the first film you ever watched was the Lion King. You used to always drag your family to the zoo every weekend and your collection of stuffed toys was out of hand. You also became a PRO at photography and got great shots of the neighbour’s dog doing something viral worthy. Now though, you’re bored of playing fetch with Milo and maybe fancy something a bit more roarsome? Luckily we have put together a collection of the top destinations for wildlife spotting below!

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When In Doubt… Travel.

A year and a half ago I was fresh out of university and still had no clue what I wanted to be when I grew up. Considering I was 22 with a student loan and spent the best part of my life in education this was pretty awkward. Peers around me were joining graduate schemes, putting deposits down on flats and all in all scaring the hell out of me.

I had other ideas. Armed with a ton of brochures, a map of the world and a degree in spontaneity, my best friend and I decided to travel across...

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Feasting on Fanesca – Easter in Ecuador

Easter is a great time to visit Ecuador! With such a large Catholic population, the week known as Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, is a time of celebration and it is common to come across festivals, parades and street music.

But this Easter I discovered another benefit to being in Ecuador during holy week - Fanesca! In 10 minutes of walking around town I had seen Fanesca advertised in about 90% of the restaurants I walked past, but I had no idea what it was. Being in a...

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