Destinations

Visiting the Taj Mahal – Top tips

When is it open and when is best to go?

The Taj Mahal is open to the public from sunrise to sunset every day except Friday when it is closed all day. Once a month it is also possible to view the Taj Mahal in the evening when there is a full moon. You can check the night viewing dates here: http://www.tajmahal.gov.in/faq_taj.html. As tickets to the night time viewing are more limited they do book out quickly, so try to book in advance to avoid disappointment. If you want...

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Sunrise over the Namib Desert

One of our most travelled Tucan Travel team members shares her thoughts on her favourite place in Africa:

Working at Tucan Travel, I have been fortunate to see many countries but Namibia definitely has to be one of my favourites. It is packed full of wonderful things to see and do. One of the best places we visit on our journey from Victoria Falls to Cape Town along the Western coastline of Namibia is Sesriem.

After crossing the Tropic of Capricorn as we head South from Swakopmund,...

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The Amazing Amazon

Let me start by saying I hate snakes. In fact, I am not sure that hate is a strong enough word for something that makes my skin crawl, my hands sweat and my pulse race. I blame my Dad for this phobia, as when I was about 12 years old he insisted on allowing a Moroccan snake charmer to drape a horrible long, brown, heavy snake around my shoulders, for the sole purpose of getting a photo! I was terrified and the fear has stayed with me ever since.

So as you can imagine, I was more than a...

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Climbing Kilimanjaro

Jac climbed the Marangu Route to Kilimanjaro’s peak as one of her biggest achievements.

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India – An Attack on the Senses!

Jac fell in love with India’s charms en route to Jaipur while on a tour of India with Tucan Travel.

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