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Getting engaged in South America

iguazu falls panoramic

When we found out that a couple had got engaged on one our tours in South America we had to find out more! Sophie kindly told us her story about her wonderful group tour to Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil!

Sophie & Deiniol's Story

“We did the Buenos Aires to Rio Flyer tour. My partner booked it as a surprise as he knew that Iguazu Falls was on my bucket list. I came across the falls by chance online and ever since then had always wanted to go visit!

The trip was...

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Day Trek to Machu Picchu

Day Trek to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is easily one of the most coveted highlights on every avid adventurer’s list. Located high in the Andes, thousands flock to the ancient Inca city to explore the legendary ruins. Getting to Machu Picchu is a huge part of the experience. Many follow the well-trodden Inca Trail, a four day trek which includes camping en route. Others may prefer the quieter Lares Trek, four days travelling through traditional Andean villages along the way. But what if you don’t have time to do...

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Top 10 reasons to visit South East Asia in the rainy season

monks in Malaysia

South East Asia, packed with beautiful temples, delicious food, breathtaking beaches and endless rice paddy landscapes. But when is the best time to go? Many people want to avoid the rainy season when making their travel plans, but actually, this can be the best time to visit!

When is the rainy season in.....?

1. Thailand

Thailand's monsoon season varies depending where you are going. On the side of the Andaman Sea such as Phuket or Krabi it begins in...

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Central America

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A Mexican Love Affair

As I scooped up the last morsels of my Chiles en Nogada, I couldn’t help feeling a wave of sadness. This was my last night on our 13 day Magical Mexico tour and I was sitting in a restaurant in downtown Cancún, away from the garish hotel zone, feasting on a deliciously hot habanero coated in a walnut sauce - traditional of the Yucatan region.

I am a self-confessed ‘foodie’. Eating out is a way of life. Even before I have...

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Myths and Legends from around the world

From ancient ruins steeped in history, to natural wonders that hide hidden beasts, there are plenty of myths and legends that surround some of our favourite destinations. Some have been told through the years to scare misbehaving children whilst others are ingrained in historical textbooks - below are just some of the most interesting tales from across the world.

Greece- Delphi

Perched high on the hillside of Mount Parnassos, the ancient ruins...

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The Festivals of Asia

If you are born in 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992 or 2004, then congratulations, it is your year! In Chinese New Year traditions, celebrated on the 8th of February, 2016 marks the Year of the Monkey. Chinese New Year is a time for big festivities, and many destinations around the world mark the event with vibrant celebrations.

However did you know that the 8th of February 2016 is also Vietnamese New Year? Known as ‘Tết’, it is the most important festival of Vietnamese...

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Tubing in Colombia

“I have some bad news.”

When I had initially found out that the paradise destination of Tayrona National Park was closed for the whole month I was travelling around Colombia, I was understandably devastated. I had been looking forward for those two days on my Colombia Highlights tour and had gazed at numerous images imagining myself on the sandy beaches of Colombia’s Caribbean coast line.
The infamous national park, reached via dense jungle was closed during...

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An adventurer’s guide to islands

Island getaways mean so much more than sand, sea, and postcard-perfect palm trees. From tropical worlds of wildlife to intriguing colourful cultures, an array of adventures await. We have compiled a top ten list of some of our favourite islands across the globe that offer more than you might think.

Dalmatian Islands

Croatia’s Dalmatian Islands lure travellers to their sun-soaked spots each summer. Diverse in their offerings, Hvar offers a fashionable escape, with...

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Central America

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Reasons to visit Central America in September

Escape to the tropics of Central America next month for the ultimate colourful getaway. September is known as the “green season” and although it has some rainfall, it also brings out some of its most famous wildlife. There are also festivals throughout its regions which will delight travellers wanting to see Central America away from the crowds.

Costa Rica

From July-October, giant sea turtles come and hatch on the beaches of Tortuguero National Park. Female turtles...

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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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