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Top 7 dishes of Central America

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, shellfish and coconut milk spiced with coriander. It is served with a side of plantain and another whole grilled fish just for good...

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Top 10 most romantic places on Group Tours

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 a rustic island in the middle of Rio Dulce, a peaceful river in Guatemala. The only way to the island is by speedboat, whisking you and your loved one passed...

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Central America over Semana Santa

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 beautiful Playa del Carmen, which can be taken in two ways, a resort town or the sleepy fishing village off the beaten track!  Gorge on seafood, margaritas or take some steps back in time and...

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Climbing Volcanoes outside Antigua

As I pulled myself up the steep hill to the next view point, still shrouded in cloud, I wondered really why I was bothering to climb this volcano at all.

The tour had arrived in Antigua, a city in the central highlands of Guatemala. The cooler temperatures were definitely welcomed by the group after nine days of humidity. It's a charming colonial city to wander around, sight seeing and taking in the Spanish Baroque architecture, which was what most of the group had opted to do on our...

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Caye Caulker and Rio Dulce

Kirstie writes about some of the highlights of her once in a lifetime tour!

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Sunrise at Tikal at the end of the Mayan Calendar

Jess Millett travels on Tucan Travel’s Quetzal Highway and experiences the change of the Mayan Calendar at Tikal on the 21st December 2012.

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Welcoming in a New World

Over the years, many crazies have predicted that the world might end. The Medieval period was populated with apocalyptic theories based on the devil. Some thought that as the clock struck midnight, marking the beginning of the new millennium, in the year 2000, the apocalypse would happen while only last year thousands of people prepared for the world to end in the USA on the back of a crazy conspiracy theorist.

In a week’s...

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