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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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Africa

Safari

Trip planning

The best safaris in Southern Africa

Giraffes grazing in Kruger National Park

When considering the prospect of delving deep into the wilderness of a country on a quest to find some of the often fantastical creatures that roam its plains, climb its trees or swim its waters, only one location typically comes to mind - Africa. However, despite its abundant and marvellous wildlife, much of the continent remains relatively untouched by tourism. Few have walked with black rhinos in Zimbabwe, floated alongside hippos...

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Responsible Travel

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Trip planning

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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Croatia

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Trip planning

Top 10 things to do in Croatia

Overlooking the old town in Dubrovnik

Croatia is the not-so-secret sparkling Mediterranean destination that offers a stunning coastline, gorgeous ancient cities and lush national parks. Perfect for history buffs, keen foodies, outdoor adventurers and sun worshipping beach lovers, it has everything you could ask for from a seaside European destination. If you’re planning a holiday to Croatia, keep reading for our top 10 things to do in this gorgeous...

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Asia

Peru

South America

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Do you dare? Check out our scary food from around the world this Halloween!

Are you ready to challenge your palate with some of the world’s strangest food? Different meals from around the globe can be absolutely fascinating to those of us who consider our country’s dishes as safe and normal, but delve a little deeper and you’ll see every place has at least a few strange food choices. From Vegemite in Australia to haggis in Scotland, blood soup in Poland to snails in France - the world’s taste buds have developed quite...

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Asia

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Recipes

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Trip planning

Top 7 dishes to eat in Japan

yatai fukuoka

Japan offers a smorgasbord of experiences and visiting the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’ should be on every traveller’s list at least once. From the historical city of Kyoto to the sprawling capital, Tokyo, apart from the incredible temples, pagodas, markets and shops, each destination also offers a variety of delicious food options to sink your teeth into! I left the Tucan Travel marketing department behind and travelled for two weeks on our Southern Japan tour in...

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The perfect travel destination for teachers

As a teacher you may already be the envy of all your friends for having the opportunity to jet off to anywhere you want on your extended summer, Easter and Christmas holidays, but those long hours of work you put in should be rewarded. That’s why we’ve devised four of our favourite tours based around four different teaching personalities to help get you inspired.

For teachers that love wine

If after a long day of teaching a class you enjoy nothing more than...

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Trip planning

Top destinations to travel solo

cinque terre

It's safe to say that any form of solo travel, whether you're travelling solo as part of a tour or completely alone is just as much about discovering yourself as much as it is about discovering a new country. So if  you’ve decided to take the plunge and venture out on your own, where do you go? We’ve put together a list of our favourite destinations to travel to below.

1. The Cinque Terre

Though it is commonly known to be a romantic destination to travel to,...

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Trip planning

6 unique places to stay on a Tailor-made tour

98 Acres, Sri Lanka

So the time has finally arrived, you’ve spent months maybe even years saving for the ultimate trip - one that’s exactly as you want it. Private transportation, amazing local food at every stop...unique accommodation perhaps?

The amazing thing about our Tailor-made tours is that you get full control of where you go, what you do and where you stay, meaning the opportunities are endless! And if you’ve saved up a good amount of money for the perfect trip it means you can choose the...

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