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Azerbaijan

Europe

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Top things to see in Azerbaijan

The dazzling landscape in Gobustan

Azerbaijan is a lesser visited country located on the cusp of Eastern Europe and Western Asia, making it a unique and fascinating blend of east and west. Shrouded in centuries of history which is shown in the beautiful old monasteries, ancient palaces and classic architecture, Azerbaijan is a country that will keep surprising you everywhere you look. Between the modern facets of Baku, the untouched landscapes and the charming towns dotted throughout the country, Azerbaijan is...

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Asia

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Europe

Inspiration

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Dream trips to plan for the future – Part 2

Kyoto - Japan

We hope you are still full of inspiration and wanderlust for your next adventure - after all planning is all part of the fun. We started off our dream trips to plan for the future - part 1 here, showing you all the fantastic destinations you can visit depending on your interests. Now one of the history lovers, foodies and island worshippers - where’s your dream destination? 

For the history...

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Africa

Inspiration

Patagonia

Peru

Safari

South America

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Dream trips to plan for the future – Part 1

Wadi Rum - Jordan

If 2020 has taught us anything it’s that no - we don’t have all the time in the world. The start of the new decade was like any other year - families parted ways after Christmas celebrations and travelled home, adventurers looked ahead to all their exciting holiday plans and many were busy assessing how many trips they could squeeze out of annual leave. Those with constant itchy feet looked back on 2019’s adventures and wondered what was next....

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Africa

Safari

Trip planning

The greatest safaris in Southern Africa

Giraffes grazing in Kruger National Park

When considering the prospect of delving deep into the wilderness of a country on a quest to find some of the often fantastical creatures that roam its plains, climb its trees or swim its waters, only one location typically comes to mind - Africa. However, despite its abundant and marvellous wildlife, much of the continent remains relatively untouched by tourism. Few have walked with black rhinos in Zimbabwe, floated alongside hippos in Botswana or come face...

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Africa

Patagonia

Peru

South America

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10 movies to watch to inspire your wanderlust

Tokyo - Japan

It’s natural to be feeling like life has come to a standstill - because it has! With the majority of borders closed, flights being cancelled and the world staying indoors, 2020 hasn’t exactly been what we all expected. Whether you are working from home, self-isolating or under strict quarantine, now more than ever we need as much inspiration from within our own walls as possible. Thankfully, we are living in a digital age and it’s never been a better...

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Tucan Travel turns 33 years old!

Tucan Travel turns 33 years old!

This week Tucan Travel is turning 33 years old! It’s hard to believe that back in 1987, when a few eager overland travellers decided to start their own company, that we would be where we are today. 2020 hasn’t gone as we all hoped so far, but we look back on our travel memories with such gratitude during this difficult time. And while the world recovers, we want to remember how fantastic travelling is, from helping communities around the globe to educating...

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Europe

Poland

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The best things to do in Wroclaw

Is this one of the prettiest towns in Poland? We sure think so. And one of the hardest to pronounce? Most definitely. Welcome to Wroclaw! (“wrohtz-wahv”). This charming city in Western Poland has an abundance of history and culture, unique architecture and vibrant colourful buildings lining the streets. Krakow and Warsaw are undoubtedly the most popular destinations for tourists in Poland, and both are undeniably fantastic in their own ways, but we think...

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Peru

Responsible Travel

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It’s all about Chocolatada

Setting up for Chocolatada

Travelling responsibly and having a positive impact on the communities which we visit has always been at the heart of Tucan Travel. Today we are talking with Keiko - our Latin American Reservations Manager who has been with Tucan Travel for an incredible 20 years. Along with the rest of the Tucan Travel Peru staff, Keiko has been organising an event in celebration of ChocolatadaContinue Reading

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10 reasons why travelling with friends should be your next adventure

Gone are the days when you need to wait for a partner to whisk you away to an exotic destination. It’s 2020, and travellers from all over the globe are embracing new ways of travelling. While solo travel is still on the rise, and something we strongly believe everyone should try at least once in their lifetime, more globe-trotters are now grabbing their mates and jetting off on new-found adventures. Whether or not you are in a relationship, travelling with...

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Patagonia

South America

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What to pack for a trip to Patagonia

Patagonia is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited - in fact I am still longing to return one day! I travelled on the Tucan Travel Patagonia Highlights tour in November 2019 and spent the weeks running up to my holiday gazing at photos of mountains and trying to plan what I should pack. Patagonia has an unforgiving climate, and I read that the weather changes daily (I can confirm - it does!), not to mention the remote locations we...

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