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33 Responsible Travel Tips

yala national park in sri lanka

To celebrate our 33rd birthday in 2020 we have decided to provide 33 tips on how to act responsibly when you’re on the road. Responsible travel is something that we passionately adhere to at Tucan Travel. Travelling responsibly requires travellers to adopt a certain attitude, showing respect to local cultures, economies and the environment. It is our core belief that when travelling in a foreign nation, travellers should do their utmost to give as much as...

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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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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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Stepping Into the Screen – Oscar winning movies whose locations you can visit

The Andes in Patagonia

With the approach of the 92nd Academy Awards, as with every Oscar season, our cinemas have become inundated with some of the year’s greatest achievements in cinema. Stories that inspire awe, wonder and a sense of artistry in all who love the film industry and a vital part of any film that wishes to reach these heights is the setting. So often the most spectacular films capture the very essence of the location in which they are set to such a degree that you gain a familiarity with the...

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Why combining the Serengeti and Zanzibar Island is simply perfect

A leopard lazes on a tree branch in Tanzania

Nothing matches the rush of driving through the open plains and sweltering heat of the Serengeti. Eyes peeled. Heart pounding. Hoping for a glimpse of some of the most spectacular creatures that call this planet home. This is no trip to the zoo. Seeing lions on the prowl, giraffes grazing on high tree tops or elephants leading their calves on the long journey in search of water gives you a deep sense of being part of nature’s most incredible natural...

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World Gorilla Day

World Gorilla Day 2019

Today marks the third iteration of World Gorilla Day, an annual event to raise awareness for the conservation and protection of the world’s mountain gorilla population. The event started on 24th September 2017, the fiftieth anniversary of the Karisoke Research Centre in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. The centre was founded by legendary primatologist and conservationist, Dian Fossey.

Often renowned as a key...

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Where to visit in September 

Beat the crowds, travel to Venice in September

The changing of seasons doesn’t have to be a bad thing, with September comes exciting possibilities for spend-thrift travellers, which let’s be honest, is most of us. Why not save on flights and accommodation outside high seasons so that you can splurge on gelato and local market souvenirs, or bigger ticket experiences. Did someone say hot air balloon ride? Michelin star meal? The benefits don’t stop with the savings, shoulder season also means less...

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4 books that will make you want to book a trip to Africa

Are you thinking of taking a trip to Africa? If so, you're in the right place for a few suggested books to read and inspire you as you plan and enjoy one of our African adventures.
Reading a book with a strong sense of place can really add something to your travel experience, and our friends at TripFiction have a database that will help you find the perfect literary partner. Whether it’s a novel, a memoir or a travelogue, they have a database with thousands of books to choose from, all...

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Exploring Cape Town

Over Christmas 2011, Jess travelled to South Africa and explored the region around Cape Town.

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Alternative destinations to travel off-grid

From yoga to hiking retreats, silent to meditation retreats, cleansing to healing retreats, you name it and there is likely a so-called off-the-grid haven eagerly waiting to make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. But what if you don’t want to go as far as paying out of your pocket for an off-grid resort when there are a whole host of destinations just waiting to help you unwind? Sometimes it can be as simple as switching off your technology and immersing...

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