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Top Alternative Cities

alternative cities

If you are a city person and a traveller, you probably already have more than a few of the world’s capitals ticked off. There’s just as much to discover in cities that often aren’t under the spotlight. Here's our list of our top alternative cities.

Thessaloniki - Greece

A fusion of traditional and modern architecture, Thessaloniki sits high on our list of top alternative cities. It has a vibrant cafe, bar and nightlife scene and hosts its own international film festival....

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Celebrating World Oceans Day!

world ocean day

Whilst we are not deep-sea divers we do love to explore the unknown and care deeply about the welfare of our planet and its oceans. Below you can find the nine of our favourite destinations for visiting the world's biggest oceans.

1. Pacific Ocean - Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Watch the Pacific Ocean surf roll into the endless beach from Manuel Antonio National Park whilst monkeys swing around in the tree tops. The haze stretching up...

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Asia

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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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9 Tips for enjoying a day at Machu Picchu

Visiting Machu Picchu is a bucket-list moment for many people. It is the day that many dream of and however you get there, make sure you have planned the day the right way. As part of our guide to Machu Picchu, we have put together our top tips for making the most of your day.

1. Pack Snacks

Apart from vending machines and an overpriced restaurant at the entry to the site, food options are quite limited. Pack a couple of snacks in your...

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South America

Opening times at Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is on the top of everyone’s list when they are planning a trip to Peru. Known as the ‘Lost City of the Incas’ it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. It is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in South America and a New Wonder of the World. The site is as impressive as the Great Wall of China and Pyramids of Egypt, hidden in the Andes, far from the nearest town or city. In order to make the most of your time at Machu Picchu, it is...

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Why it’s time to visit Nepal

2 years ago today Nepal was struck by a devastating earthquake. Our Nepal supplier, Rupan Giri has given his account on how the earthquake affected Nepal, and why it's so important to continue travelling to the country.

"The ground started shaking at around 11:58 am and it shook for about 72 seconds. At first everybody was confused as to what was going on but as soon as they realised that it was an earthquake everyone ran out to open spaces....

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Interview with the faces of our trucks – Sail!

We have been catching up with some familiar faces that are also the faces of our awesome overland trucks in Africa and South America. Sail who used to work with us gave us an interview on all things travel!

1 )  Can you tell us a bit about your time at Tucan Travel? When did you start, what was your first job role, what made you get into travel?

I was already working for Matt Gannan when his trucks were part of Kumuka. Matt then bought into Tucan...

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Interviews with the faces of our trucks – Sue!

We have been catching up with some familiar faces that are also the faces of our awesome overland trucks in Africa and South America. Sue who used to work with us gave us an interview on all things travel!

1) Can you tell us a bit about your time at Tucan Travel? When did you start, what was your first job role, what made you get into travel

After a round the world trip that included a 14 week Tucan Travel Overland trip in South America I was hooked with the travel...

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Tucan Travel Stories – Charlotte Gardiner

As  part of our 30th Birthday  celebrations we are collating stories from Tucan Travellers.  Charlotte's story shows how travel can make for the best friendships! Read her story below.

"I met a very dear friend when I went to Vietnam. Within half an hour we were joint at the hip! After the tour was over we met in Thailand and continued to travel. We stayed in touch and when Tess, who is from New Zealand, said she was moving to the UK, I was thrilled! After 4 years of not seeing...

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Tucan Travel Stories – Vicki Copping

As  part of our 30th Birthday  celebrations we are collating stories from Tucan Travellers. Vicki has  been on  a huge amount of adventures with us, and you can read all about them here.

"We first travelled with Tucan in 2010 as part of a longer trip to western China and central Asia. To fill out the independent bits of our proposed three month trip I googled trips to Mongolia and up popped Tucan Travel. We had never travelled with Tucan before but we're so glad we did. We spent 15...

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