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Top 10 alternative things to do in Bangkok

Image of the "Train Market" in Bangkok

Bangkok is often referred to as ‘The Gateway to Southeast Asia’. Whether you are exploring Thailand, another country in the region or just stopping off to break up a long haul flight, you may find yourself in this wonderful city on more than one occasion. This list of 10 alternative things to do in Bangkok will give you some more ideas on how to spend your time here once you have already seen the main attractions. Or perhaps you enjoy checking out the lesser...

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Central America

Mexico

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Mexico’s hidden gems: top 5 spots

A cenote in Mexico

Mexico’s Hidden Gems: top 5 spots

Mexico offers such vast options for visitors that it's difficult to narrow it down to Mexico's top spots. It could also be easy to miss out on the country's authentic places full of tradition and charm. Mexico's world known pristine beaches are just the tip of the iceberg of a country blessed with culture, nature and warm weather.

As a tour leader in Mexico, I normally...

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Having a quarter-life crisis? We have been there.

Quarter-life crisis blog

27 or 28 and still trying to decide what you want to be when you grow up? Stuck between wanting to settle down but also wanting to tick off adventures before you’re 35? In a relationship and just not quite sure if you’re ready to commit? Welcome to the experience of the quarter life crisis! 

With rising house prices, increasing student loans and what seems like purely doom and gloom coming from every news source, it...

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Central America

Destinations

The Top 8 Experiences In Costa Rica

view of arenal volcano in costa rica

 

A group tour to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the country on everyone's lips at the moment. Direct flights from London to Costa Rica are just around the corner, so whether you're trying to beat the rush or take advantage of the direct service, this laid-back Central American country has something for everyone.

When Tucan Travel asked me to write about the highlights of my experience on their Costa Rica Encompassed...

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Best of Instagram for November!

Our Instagram account this month has been flooded with some of the most exciting, colourful images that have been sent in from your adventures with us! Below are some of the best photos we have received that inspired our wanderlust. Remember to hashtag #tucantravel so we can share yours too!

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Six Weeks till Christmas- Enjoy Christmas Day with a Difference

With only six weeks till Christmas, the festive season is sooner than you think (the radio has already started playing those all known favourites.)  Christmas is a time for loved ones, however, a little known fact, is that it’s also the time for travel, and if you’re anything like us, you’ll want a little sneaky trip away.  Father Christmas will be visiting our group tours at a whole host of amazing destinations, below are just some of the tours which are celebrating Christmas...

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Destinations

Tour Leader Insights: An Interview on Central America

Our tour leaders are hard to track down. You may find them hiking up volcanoes in Central America, trekking through the Amazon Jungle or playing “spot the lion” on one of our overland trucks somewhere in Africa. You may even find them at the most southerly tip of South America showing our travellers mammoth glaciers.

As a special treat, we have managed to pin down two of our amazing Central America tour leaders for a short interview on a lowdown of their favourite continent,...

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Flying over the Nazca Lines

As the tiny 6 seater Cessna lifted off the runway, I began to feel nauseous. I’d heard that the flights over the Nazca lines could be a bit rough, but had never experienced air or motion sickness before, so thought all would be fine. I’d also never been in a small plane before and my stomach realised the reality of small aircraft travel as soon as we were airborne. My head kept telling my stomach to get over it and my eyes to stay open and on the lookout for those famous lines.

It...

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