The world is a treasure trove of natural beauty, unique history and ultimate adventure. Whether you are watching the sunrise over the Taj Mahal, cruising past elephants in the Okavango Delta or marvelling at the breathtaking northern lights, an amazing travel experience will stay with you for years to come, if not your lifetime! In celebration of Tucan Travel turning 32 years old we have compiled a list of the 32 top travel experiences we believe everyone...
Vietnam is a jewel of Southeast Asia, with its rolling hills, lush rice paddies and stunning coastline. A fantastic blend of busy cities, quaint countryside and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Vietnam has a little something for everyone. Whether it’s eating your way around Hanoi, swimming in the unique Halong Bay or sampling fresh fruit in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam will awaken your senses and leave you longing to return to this beautiful part of the world. Keep...
With 2018 in full swing and the month of February finally here, it also marks the beginning of Chinese New Year’s celebrations. 2018 is the year of the Dog, and it’s all about getting together with loved ones in a celebration filled with lights, colour and sound.
Legend has it that Chinese New Year was born from an ancient tale about a mythical Ox-like creature named Year who appeared on the night of New Year’s eve with the...
On arrival in Hanoi I got my first taste of the sights, sounds and smells of Vietnam. This hustling bustling city will have you on the edge with an adrenaline rush as you simply try to cross a main road. Scooters zip by, cars dodge in between lanes of traffic and pedestrians do their upmost not to get run over, amidst a never-ending cacophony of sound.
A city tour is a great way to see the temples, visit the ceramic workshop, take a walk through the park by the river or visit one of the...
Vietnam is one of the most colourful and vibrant countries in the world and part of this stunning colour comes from the clothes. The woman are especially elegant in the traditional Ao Dai, a long tunic over pantaloons, made of Vietnamese silk which is simply stunning with its rich colours and patterns. If there is anywhere that you should get clothes tailored it is Vietnam!
The quaint town of Hoi An is the best place to go for all your tailoring needs. Walking through the streets you...
Having seen most of Asia in my many years of travelling, I was still yet to visit Vietnam, which has been on my wish list for a long time. With my kids now aged 9 and 7 I thought it was a perfect time to pass on my love of Asian countries on to them. And I’m glad I did!
Instead of doing a tour I decided to tailor-make our own holiday and see the sights that I wanted to see at our own leisure. Tucan Travel came to the rescue and gave me exactly what I was after. And the best part is that...
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...
Owen Denton, ex Tour Leader at Tucan Travel has journeyed the world, sampling all the culinary delights on offer. Here he offers advice on where to eat in one of the most flavourful countries in Asia.
Tucan Tour Leader Chris offers some valuable advice on surviving those first few hours in Hanoi.
Tucan Travel’s Tour Leader, Chris, visits Hoan Kiem Lake and film’s this hilarious Laughing Yoga session.