Tag Archives: Central America

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Tour Leader Insights: An Interview on Central America

Posted on 15. Oct, 2015 by Tucan Travel.

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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. [...]

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Top 7 dishes of Central America

Posted on 25. Mar, 2015 by Marcus Hunt.

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During Marcus’ adventures across Central America he rounded up some of the best dishes for all the eager foodies out there! Try and get through this post without salivating- we dare you! Guatemala 1)The local speciality when you’re near the coastal areas of Guatemala is a rich seafood stew called ‘tapado’ made from fish, shrimp, [...]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Belize

Posted on 24. Mar, 2015 by Marcus Hunt.

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If you’re looking for that perfect combination of adventure activities, beautiful tropical scenery, authentic local culture and some down-time on the beach, look no further than Belize.

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Magical Mexico

Posted on 02. Jul, 2014 by Emily O Connor.

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Mexico has enchanted me ever since I read about the ancient civilisation of the Maya in history in secondary school. Such a fusion of cultures! The second biggest country in Latin America & so much more than sombreros & tequila! I succumbed to the magnetic pull in March this year & I can honestly say [...]

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Top 10 most romantic places on Group Tours

Posted on 12. Feb, 2014 by Jess Millett.

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Group Tours are not just for solo travellers but are also very popular with couples. On Group Tour’s there are as many opportunities to share an intimate moment with your loved one. Here we suggest some of our most romantic destinations. Rio Dulce, Guatemala What better place to enjoy a drop of romance than on [...]

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Ruins, puppies and cheese in Belize

Posted on 07. Feb, 2014 by Becky Gillvery.

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This story is one of my favourite stories to tell because it was so unexpected – one of those days where everything just fell into place. I was in San Ignacio, near the border of Guatemala in Belize, and I was with my Dutch friend, Ellen. Us two had decided that we wanted to go [...]

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Central America over Semana Santa

Posted on 23. Jan, 2014 by Bec Nicholls.

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If you were wondering the place(s) to be for Semana Santa (Holy Week) and Easter in general – look no further than our Quetzal Highway tour running from Cancun, Mexico – party central to Antigua, Guatemala – the only place to be for Easter Sunday! Starting in Cancun but heading out the next day to [...]

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Blog & Win Winner Announced

Posted on 08. Jan, 2014 by Jess Millett.

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We are delighted to announce that Anna Bauer has won Tucan Travel’s Blog & Win competition for 2013. She delighted us all with her account of her Magical Mexico Group Tour describing the days spent exploring Mayan ruins and nights sampling the tequila and mezcal the country is known for. Joining a Group Tour on [...]

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The Family

Tucan Travel attend a Quinceañera

Posted on 14. Nov, 2013 by Bec Nicholls.

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I have been down in this neck of the woods for almost 9 years and unfortunately was never lucky enough to be invited to this special coming of age event of a 15 year old girl in Mexico – until now! My very good friend Jose Luis (who you would all know as the ‘Mayan [...]

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