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Worldwide Adventures for all

Celebrating 30 years of adventures

2017-2018


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Contents Introduction to Tucan Travel

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Central America

16-31

South America

32-69

Antarctica

74-77

North America

78-83

Europe

84-103

Asia

104-131

Africa

132-151

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Design your own adventure

See a trip you like but want to tweak it to suit your travel style? Our tailor-made team are on hand to design unique travel experiences to create your perfect holiday.

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Small Group Adventures

Trips created by Travellers

At Tucan Travel, we believe that the best things come in small doses and that’s why we specialise in small group tours. Travelling with fewer people allows you to have a more personal experience while still retaining all of the social aspects of travelling in a group.

Each one of our tours has been designed by people with extensive knowledge of highlights and hidden gems around the world. All of our tours are tested out in advance by Tucan Travel to iron out any kinks before the first departures begin. The aim is to run trips in the most authentic and exciting way possible.

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2017 is a big year for Tucan Travel as we mark our 30th birthday! Established in 1987, that November our first group tour departed from Bogota for Lima with just three passengers on board. That first group could never have known that 30 years on, Tucan Travel would be running tours in over 70 countries around the world. Today, we have grown in size and experience. We now consist of four large offices across four continents filled with ex-tour leaders and passionate travellers looking to spread their love of the world onto others. With staff on the ground and close connections with embassies, hotels, airlines and local communities we can confidently say that no one knows about our trips like we do.

Experienced Tour Leaders & Specialist Guides

Responsible & Sustainable

We only hire Tour Leaders who share our key values and who want to show the part of the world they work in to you. They are resilient, passionate, inspiring and energetic. All of our Tour Leaders are supported on a daily basis by local guides and office-based staff, many of whom are former Tour Leaders themselves.

We believe that it is our responsibility to care for our planet, protect it from damage and secure its future for generations to come. We work within our strict Responsible Travel Guidelines and believe that the true rewards of travel come from experiencing a different culture while giving something back to the communities who make us welcome.

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Who travels with us?

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About our customers

North America

Travel with friends One of the best things about travelling is the people you meet along the way. Our tours allow you to share the adventure with friends you haven’t met yet. As long as you are relatively fit, able to carry your own bags and enjoy meeting new people, you will fit right in.

Group in the Amazon Jungle, Peru

Of our passengers travel solo Our trips are perfect if you are travelling on your own. The vast majority of our tours don’t have a compulsory single supplement so you can share with another fellow traveller of the same gender.

Group Size

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34

The maximum group size on public transport trips

The maximum group size on our truckbased trips.

Cathedral of the Savior of Blood, St Petersberg, Russia

The average number of people in a group is 12.

The approximate age range of passengers is:

12-80 Some of our tours are for those aged 18+ while trips that include the Inca Trek or Gorilla Trek have other age restrictions.

A group spotting rhinos in Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe

Location

Our tours attract people from all over the globe giving you the chance to make friends from all walks of life.

Group in Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica

Group jumping in Patagonia - Taken by Anneka Buckle

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About our tours

Over 4000 Guaranteed Departures

Travel for Longer

With 450 tours departing regularly in over 70 countries, there is something for everyone. To give you security when making a booking, our website clearly displays which tours are guaranteed.

Think of your trip as a tiny piece of a puzzle. Most of our tours in this brochure are short sections of much longer trips and they can all be combined to form an extended adventure through the region of your choice.

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Discover We use this symbol when referring to a specific selection of tours. These trips are available to book on their own on any departure date but work best when combining them with a group tour or cruise.

91 trips featured in this brochure! We have

over 450 trips available online,

visit tucantravel.com for all of our tours.

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How will you travel?

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Transport

North America

Transport We want you to make the most of your experience and this includes when travelling from A to B. From colourful chicken buses to four wheel drives, the most appropriate form of transport is always chosen for your comfort and convenience. Depending on the region, we might include lots of short internal flights to connect you to the next highlight en route. These flights allow you to make the most of each destination. Travelling in some parts of the world can be tricky so we ask you to hold on tight as it is all part of the adventure. Tucan Travel overland vehicle, Patagonia - Taken by Kim Mouncer

Book your flights with us We can book your flights when you book your group tour. We can find flights that match your tour’s start and end dates or offer you some flexibility if you want to travel for a little longer.

Types of transport we use Regional Flights

Trains

Tuk-tuk

Public Bus

Camel riding in the Sahara Desert, Morocco

Colourful chicken bus, Guatemala

Overland Truck

Hiking

Taxi

Ferry

Tuk-tuk, Bangkok, Thailand

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Where will you sleep?

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Accommodation

North America

Accommodation You will mostly stay in small, locally-owned hotels and guesthouses, which, unless otherwise stated, are the equivalent in comfort to a three star hotel. The hotels are chosen for their ambience and location rather than star rating and we look for qualities like character, atmosphere, cleanliness and security. At Tucan Travel, we like to make sure that some of the types of places you sleep in also contribute to the adventure and you will get the opportunity to stay in a variety of dierent kinds of accommodation while travelling with us.

Nungwi Inn, Tanzania

Extend your stay Should you want to stay a little longer at the start or end of your tour, we can arrange extra nights accommodation for you. It’s easy, all you have to do is contact an Adventure Specialist.

Types of accommodation we use Hotels

Homestay

Camping

Jungle Lodges

Berber Camp, Morocco

Traditional African Rondavel, Swaziland

Junk Boat

African Rondavels

Overnight Train

Overnight Bus

Amazon Eco-Lodge, Peru

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Welcome to Central America

Central America

Welcome to

Central America

Admiring Teotihuacán, Mexico

About Central America From mysterious Mayan ruins to tropical jungles and paradise islands, an adventure in Central America has it all. Discover active volcanoes, haggle in local markets and learn about a huge variety of colourful cultures on any one of our tours. Whether you’re a wildlife lover, a culture buff or an adventure enthusiast, this corner of the world offers it all.

Your Transport

Your Accommodation

On our tours in Central America, we believe that the way you travel is part of the adventure. From speedboats to chicken buses, tuk-tuks to taxis, there are several ways we get you from A to B. One of the most used modes of transport in Central America are your own two feet and we will often walk from the bus stations to the hotel, across borders and up flights of stairs, so it is important you pack accordingly.

We use a huge variety of accommodation in Central America and the type and quality may vary depending on the country you are travelling through. We choose our hotels and cabins based on their ambience and location rather than their star rating so that you can really make the most of each day of your tour. Our website lists the joining hotel for your tour so that you get a good idea of what quality to expect.

About Each Day

Supporting Local Communities

We include a number of some of the biggest and the best highlights in each country so that you don’t have to worry about too many extra costs while on your tour. Guided tours of many of the most popular Mayan ruins are all included, as well as entry to some of the most beautiful national parks. There are plenty more opportunities where you will get to choose how you spend your day. A list of optional excursions available on each day of your tour is available online.

Central America is packed with lush rainforest, local communities and diverse wildlife. Costa Rica has one of the best records on sustainable tourism in the world and works hard to ensure the country will be protected for future generations. Throughout Central America we stay in locally owned hotels and we travel on public transport which allows us to reduce our carbon footprint. We also ensure the continued protection of national parks and UNESCO World Heritage Sites by incorporating guided tours of these into our itineraries.

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Welcome to Central America

Central America

Belize Costa Rica Guatemala Manuel The Panama Antonio Canal, NP,Panama Costa Rica

Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Panama Prague, A sloth in Czech CostaRepublic Rica

Top 5 highlights

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Chichén Itzá - Mexico Tikal - Guatemala Caye Caulker - Belize Panama Canal - Panama Tortuguero National Park - Costa Rica

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Mexico

Central America

Beautiful beach in Cancún, Mexico

Mérida Cancún Chichén Itzá MEXICO

Mexico City

Teotihuacán Puebla Palenque

Oaxaca

San Cristóbal

Chichén Itzá, Mexico - Taken by Marcus Hunt

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Magical Mexico | 13 days

From £

Tour Code: ZMA • Mexico City to Cancún

I’d like my own room: £169

Embrace the magical country of Mexico on this 13 day adventure. From the thriving capital of Mexico City to the sun-kissed beaches of Cancún, this tour includes the mustsee highlights of the country. Climb the pyramids at Teotihuacán, be wowed at Chichén Itzá and enjoy local delicacies in Oaxaca.

Tour Information 11 nights hotels, 1 overnight bus 9 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Explore the colourful markets in Mérida

Tour three Mayan & pre-Columbian sites

Visit villages around San Cristóbal de las Casas

Local public bus, taxi, on foot

Enjoy delicious delights in Oaxaca

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Mexico City 2 Take a guided tour of Teotihuacán before reaching Puebla, one of Mexico’s oldest towns 3 Travel to Oaxaca, a charming town. Sample traditional mole, a sauce found in many popular Mexican dishes 4 Today we tour the Mounte Albán ruins. Later we board a night bus to San Cristóbal de las Casas 5-7 Tour the indigenous villages around San Cristóbal de las Casas. From San Cristóbal de las Casas you can visit the Sumidero Canyon 8-9 Visit the ruins of Palenque, nestled deep in the jungle 10-11 Wander Mérida’s markets and marvel at the colonial architecture 12 Stop off at the Mayan site of Chichén Itzá on the way to Cancún 13 Depart Cancún

Guided tour of Teotihuácan ruins, guided tour of Monte Albán ruins, San Cristóbal de las Casas village tour, guided tour of Palenque ruins, guided tour of Chichén Itzá ruins

Have more time? Add nine days to your trip and finish in Antigua, Guatemala.

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See Tour Code YMA online.


Mexico & Guatemala

Central America

GUATEMALA

Roatán Island La Ceiba H O N D U R A S

Volcano De Agua, Antigua, Guatemala

Cancún

Mérida Chichén Itzá

MEXICO

Palenque San Cristóbal GUATEMALA

Chichi

Guatemala City

Panajachel

Antigua

Busy streets filled with locals, Antigua, Guatemala

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Markets & Mayans | 13 days

From £

Tour Code: ZYG • Cancún to Antigua

I’d like my own room: £159

Visit Mayan sites and traditional villages as you travel through Mexico and Guatemala. Circle the towering Chichén Itzá and explore the surrounding ruins. Learn about indigenous customs and modern religion at San Cristóbal de las Casas de las Casas. Cross into Guatemala and visit the colourful Chichicastenango Market where indigenous Maya people come to sell their wares before reaching the colonial town of Antigua.

Tour Highlights Admire the architecture at Palenque

Shop for bargains in Chichicastenango Market

Meet colourful locals in San Cristóbal de las Casas

Tour Chichén Itzá

Tour Information 12 nights hotels 12 breakfasts included Local public bus, minibus, taxi, on foot

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Cancún 2-3 Visit the famous Chichén Itzá on the way to Mérida and enjoy the white-washed town’s markets 4-5 Discover the Mayan ruins of Palenque and admire the way the jungle has swallowed them up 6-8 Enjoy Mexico’s richest example of indigenous culture as you tour the villages on the outskirts of San Cristóbal de las Casas 9-11 Relax on the shores of Lake Atitlán, admire the three volcanoes overlooking the lake and explore the surrounding villages from Panajachel 12 Visit the famous Chichicastenango Markets before continuing to the charming colonial town of Antigua 13 Depart Antigua

Guided tour of Chichén Itzá ruins, guided tour of Palenque ruins, San Cristóbal de las Casas village tour, Chichicastenango Market

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Central America

GUATEMALA Snorkelling in Caye Caulker

Cancún Playa del Carmen

MEXICO

San Ignacio

Tikal Flores

Caye Caulker

Belize City BELIZE

Rio Dulce

Lívingston

GUATEMALA

Antigua

Guatemala City

Local man in Antigua, Guatemala

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Quetzal Highway | 10 days

From £

Tour Code: QYA • Cancún to Antigua

I’d like my own room: £219

A short ten day adventure of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala, you will enjoy the sand, sea and sun on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsular before sampling freshly cooked lobster and world-class snorkelling in Belize. Finally immerse yourself in local cultures and communities in Guatemala.

9 nights hotels 6 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Snorkel in Caye Caulker’s clear waters Explore the jungle ruins of Tikal

Tour Information

Tour Rio Dulce & explore Livingston

Local public bus, minibus, boat, taxi, on foot, ferry

Wander the cobbled streets of Antigua

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Cancún 2 Relax or enjoy a massage on Playa del Carmen’s beaches. Take a day trip to Tulum or swim with whale sharks off the coast (seasonal) 3-4 Enjoy snorkelling on one of the largest barrier reefs in the world off Caye Caulker 5-6 From San Ignacio you can visit the ATM caves containing preserved Mayan remains 7 Take a guided tour of Tikal and uncover temples hidden in the jungle 8 Tour Rio Dulce, visiting local communities and enjoying lunch in the Garifuna town of Livingston 9 Wander down Antigua’s cobbled streets and discover a plethora of charming colonial buildings 10 Depart Antigua

Guided tour of Tikal ruins, Rio Dulce boat tour & a visit to Livingston

“ This tour was a fantastic whistle-stop tour of Mexico, Belize and Guatemala. ” - Sabina Latif - April 2016

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Sun 11 Dec 16 Sat 31 Dec 16 Sun 22 Jan 17 Sat 11 Feb 17 Sun 05 Mar 17

Thu 16 Mar 17 Fri 07 Apr 17 Thu 27 Apr 17 Fri 19 May 17 Thu 08 Jun 17

Sat 25 Mar 17 Sun 16 Apr 17 Sat 06 May 17 Sun 28 May 17 Sat 17 Jun 17

Fri 30 Jun 17 Thu 20 Jul 17 Fri 11 Aug 17 Thu 31 Aug 17 Fri 22 Sep 17

Sun 09 Jul 17 Sat 29 Jul 17 Sun 20 Aug 17 Sat 09 Sep 17 Sun 01 Oct 17

Thu 12 Oct 17 Fri 03 Nov 17 Thu 23 Nov 17 Fri 15 Dec 17

Sat 21 Oct 17 Sun 12 Nov 17 Sat 02 Dec 17 Sun 24 Dec 17

This tour also runs in reverse: Antigua to Cancún - Tour Code: QYC

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Our Tucan Tip Spend extra time in Antigua and visit Lake Atitlan and climb Mount Pacaya, an active volcano.


Mexico, Guatemala & Belize

Central America

Group posing at Teotihuacán - Taken by Emily O’Connor

Mérida

Chichén Itzá

Cancún

Playa del Carmen

MEXICO

Tikal Flores

Palenque

Caye Caulker San Ignacio

Belize City BELIZE

San Cristóbal Rio Dulce

Lívingston

GUATEMALA

Chichi

Guatemala City

Panajachel

Antigua Group touring the scenic Caye Caulker - Taken by Marcus Hunt

1659

Mayan Circle | 22 days

From £

Tour Code: YYC • Cancún to Cancún

I’d like my own room: £369

Circle through Mexico, Belize and Guatemala in 22 days on this grand tour of the region’s main highlights. Uncover ancient Mayan ruins at Chichén Itzá, Palenque and Tikal. Enjoy snorkeling in Caye Caulker and the beaches of Playa del Carmen. Meet local communities at San Cristóbal de las Casas and admire volcanoes surrounding Lake Atitlán.

21 nights hotels 18 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Tour three ancient Mayan sites

Tour Information

Explore quiet villages & sleepy towns

Wander markets & taste local delicacies

Local public bus, minibus, taxi, boat, on foot

Relax on beaches & snorkel off reefs

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Cancún 2-3 Tour Chichén Itzá on the way to Mérida 4-5 Explore the ruins of Palenque and the surrounding jungle 6-8 Tour the indigenous villages surrounding San Cristóbal de las Casas 9-11 Relax on the shore of Lake Atitlán at Panajachel 12-13 Haggle for goods in the colourful Chichicastenango Market before heading to Antigua 14 Spend one night on the banks of the Rio Dulce 15 Spend the morning enjoying the Garifuna town of Lívingston before heading to Flores 16-17 Visit the Mayan ruins of Tikal before crossing into Belize for San Ignacio 18-19 Snorkel in the warm waters of Caye Caulker and enjoy fresh seafood cooked on the beach 20 Relax on Playa del Carmen’s miles of beaches 21 Return to Cancún for some last minute souvenirs 22 Depart Cancún

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Sun 23 Apr 17 Sun 14 May 17 Sun 04 Jun 17 Sun 25 Jun 17 Sun 16 Jul 17

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Sun 06 Aug 17 Sun 27 Aug 17 Sun 17 Sep 17 Sun 08 Oct 17 Sun 29 Oct 17

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Guided tour of Chichén Itzá ruins, guided tour of Palenque ruins, San Cristóbal de las Casas village tour, Chichicastenango Market, Rio Dulce boat tour and a visit to Livingston, guided tour of Tikal ruins

“ The tour was absolutely amazing with lots of things to see and activities to do. ” - Maja Collyer - February 2016

This tour also begins in Antigua: See Tour Code: YYA

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Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua & Costa Rica

Central America

Granada cathedral, Nicaragua

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Scenic Granada | 15 days

From £

Tour Code: XGJ • Antigua to San José

I’d like my own room: £319

Honduras and Nicaragua are two of Central America’s best kept secrets where fewer tourists venture than anywhere else in the continent. Explore the Mayan site of Copán, known for its remarkable stone sculptures, the sun-kissed beaches of Roatán Island and the colonial town of Granada on the edge of Lake Nicaragua. Finishing in Costa Rica, you will visit four fascinating countries in two short weeks.

Tour Information 14 nights hotels 14 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Enjoy a guided tour of Copán

Local public bus, minibus, ferry, taxi, 1 flight, on foot

Stay on the banks of Lake Nicaragua

Snorkel among the reefs off Roatán Island

Admire León’s colonial buildings

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Antigua 2-3 Take a guided tour of Copán’s Mayan ruins 4-6 Tour the mangroves around Roatán Island or snorkel in the warm waters 7-9 Soak up the colonial charm of León in the shady gardens and plazas 10-11 Stay on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, exploring the surrounding countryside near Granada 12-13 You can try hiking up the nearby volcanos or simply kick back and relax on Ometepe Island 14 Enjoy a final night in Costa Rica’s capital, San José 15 Depart San José

Guided tour of Copán ruins, nights on Roatán Island & Ometepe Island

Our Tucan Tip Book an extra night in Antigua before joining the tour. There is plenty to see to keep you busy.

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Sat 08 Apr 17 Sun 30 Apr 17 Sat 20 May 17 Sun 11 Jun 17 Sat 01 Jul 17

Sun 09 Jul 17 Sat 29 Jul 17 Sun 20 Aug 17 Sat 09 Sep 17 Sun 01 Oct 17

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Central America

Beautiful clear ocean, Honduras

Shoe shiners in Antigua, Guatemala - Taken by Lisa Gregory

“ Fantastic tour. A great way to see the highlights of these countries and get a taste of Central America. ” - Lauren Saunders - January 2016

Roatán Island

HONDURAS GUATEMALA

Guatemala City

Friends in León, Nicaragua - Taken by Kelly Dengel

Copán

Tegucigalpa

Antigua NICARAGUA

León

Managua

Granada

Ometepe Island

COSTA RICA

San José Colourful shop, Roatán Island, Honduras

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Costa Rica

Central America

Lake Arenal and Arenal volcano, Costa Rica

Tortuguero National Park COSTA RICA

La Fortuna

Cahuita National Park

San José

Spider monkey in the rainforest, Costa Rica

739

Tortuguero Costa | 9 days

From £

Tour Code: TCS • San José to San José

I’d like my own room: £149

Costa Rica is home to a huge amount of wildlife and this tour will take you to some of the best places to see it. From La Fortuna you can hike around Arenal Volcano, in Tortuguero NP you may be able to see wild green sea turtles come to nest, and in Cahuita you can explore the jungle or visit the nearby sloth sanctuary.

Tour Information 8 nights hotels 6 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Spot sea turtles in Tortuguero NP (seasonal)

Spot wildlife in the rainforest

Listen out for the rumblings of Arenal Volcano

Local public bus, minibus, boat, on foot

Enjoy Cahuita’s beaches

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive San José 2-3 Indulge in Arenal Volcano’s hot springs and try adventure activities from La Fortuna 4-5 Navigate dense waterways deep into Tortuguero National Park. Here you can witness green sea turtles lay eggs and hatch on the beach (seasonal) and learn about their conservation at the visitors centre 6-7 In Cahuita you can snorkel on the coral reef, stroll through the forest and lounge on the black sand beaches 8 Return to San José for a final night with the group 9 Depart San José

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Fri 16 Dec 16 Fri 27 Jan 17 Fri 10 Mar 17 Fri 21 Apr 17

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Fri 02 Jun 17 Sat 24 Jun 17 Fri 14 Jul 17 Sat 05 Aug 17

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Guided tour of Tortuguero National Park

Our Tucan Tip The best time to do this trip is during the sea turtle nesting season from July to October.


Costa Rica

Central America

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

COSTA RICA

La Fortuna Santa Elena

Monteverde Cloud Forest

San José

Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica - Taken by Emma Campbell

769

Nature Trails | 9 days

From £

Tour Code: NCR • San José to San José

I’d like my own room: £269

This nine day tour in Costa Rica is perfect for the adventure lover. Learn how to surf in Manuel Antonio National Park, home to beautiful beaches and plentiful wildlife. You can zip-line through the forest canopy at Monteverde Cloud Forest and enjoy volcanic views of Arenal Volcano from La Fortuna.

Tour Information 8 nights hotels 4 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Enjoy canopy walks in Monteverde Cloud Forest Hike in wildlife-rich national parks

Relax on sun-kissed beaches

See crocodiles at Tarcoles Crocodile Bridge

Local public bus, minibus, boat, on foot, taxis

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive San José 2-3 Relax on Manuel Antonio National Park’s sandy beaches and hike through the forest teeming with wildlife 4-5 Walk across suspension bridges in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. You will get a different perspective of the forest life around you as you explore the reserve from above 6-7 Hike through the hills around Arenal Volcano from La Fortuna. Thrill-seekers can opt to go canyoning down waterfalls or try rafting 8 Return to San José for a final night 9 Depart San José

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Sun 16 Apr 17 Mon 08 May 17 Sun 28 May 17 Mon 19 Jun 17 Sun 09 Jul 17

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Mon 31 Jul 17 Sun 20 Aug 17 Mon 11 Sep 17 Sun 01 Oct 17

Sun 15 Oct 17 Sat 04 Nov 17 Sun 26 Nov 17 Sat 16 Dec 17

Mon 23 Oct 17 Sun 12 Nov 17 Mon 04 Dec 17 Sun 24 Dec 17

Entry to Manuel Antonio National Park, stop at Tarcoles Crocodile Bridge, entry to Monteverde National Park

“ My tour of Costa Rica with Tucan Travel was an incredible adventure from beginning to end. ” - Donal O’Conghaile - March 2016

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Costa Rica

Central America

Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Encompassed | 14 days Tour Code: CER • San José to San José

1199

From £

I’d like my own room: £309

This is the ultimate tour for nature lovers who want to experience Costa Rica’s complete spectrum. From outstanding national parks to volcanoes, exceptional beaches, coral reefs and a plethora of wildlife, Costa Rica has it all. Explore the misty cloud forest of Monteverde, hike up Arenal Volcano, then enjoy some amazing underwater scenery at the reefs of Cahuita National Park.

Tour Information 13 nights hotels 8 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Spot turtles in Tortuguero NP (seasonal) Sample delicious food in Cahuita

Relax on beaches in Manuel Antonio NP

Local public bus, minibus, boat, taxi, on foot

Discover wildlife in Monteverde Cloud Forest

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive San José 2-3 Marvel at the wildlife in Manuel Antonio National Park. Enjoy the cheeky monkeys on the park’s sandy beaches 4-5 Choose to zip-line over Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve from Santa Elena 6-8 Hike through the valleys around Arenal Volcano from La Fortuna or dip your toes in the hot springs 9-10 Watch green sea turtles lay eggs and hatch at Tortuguero National Park (seasonal) 11-12 Head to Cahuita National Park where you can relax on the beautiful beaches and spot a huge amount of wildlife 13 Return to San José for a final night 14 Depart San José

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Sat 20 May 17 Sun 11 Jun 17 Sat 01 Jul 17 Sun 23 Jul 17

Fri 02 Jun 17 Sat 24 Jun 17 Fri 14 Jul 17 Sat 05 Aug 17

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Entry to Manuel Antonio National Park, stop at Tarcoles Crocodile Bridge, entry to Monteverde National Park, guided tour of Tortuguero National Park

Our Tucan Tip On travel days don’t fall asleep! Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife. You will see a lot along the way.


Costa Rica

Central America

Exploring Costa Rica’s jungles with a local guide

Red-eyed tree frog, a national symbol of Costa Rica

“ Costa Rica Encompassed was a great tour. The mixed group of 16 soon got to know each other. It was an interesting and varied programme, a great first tour. We even got to see a jaguar in the wild at Tortuguero National Park. ” - Lucy Baker - March 2016

Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica

COSTA RICA

Tortuguero National Park

La Fortuna Monteverde Cloud Forest Santa Elena

Cahuita National Park

San José Manuel Antonio National Park

A group on the beach, Manuel Antonio NP

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Costa Rica & Panama

Central America

A Keel-Billed toucan, Costa Rica

669

Panama Panorama | 7 days

From £

Tour Code: TCP • San José to Panama City

I’d like my own room: £159

This tour is a short but exciting trip from Costa Rica to Panama, taking in the highlights of the Caribbean coast and the Chiriqui highlands. The islands of the Bocas del Toro archipelago are wonderful for water sports, with optional activities like diving and snorkelling. At the charming mountain village of Boquete on the eastern slopes of Volcán Barú you can enjoy the serenity or enjoy world class adventure activities nearby.

Tour Information 6 nights hotels 5 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Spot sloths as you travel to Bocas del Toro Snorkel in Bocas del Toro’s clear waters

Local public bus, minibus, boat, taxi, 1 flight, on foot

Hike in the hills around Boquete

Head to the home of the Panama Canal

Itinerary

Have more time?

Day 1 Arrive San José 2-3 Take a boat to the Bocas del Toro archipelago where you can enjoy the beaches, coral reefs and clear waters or hire a bike and explore the island 4-5 Sample some of the sweetest oranges and richest coffee in Boquete, surrounded by sustainable plantations and local communities 6 Fly to Panama City where you can visit the Panama Canal, explore Casco Viejo or discover the archaeological site of Panama La Vieja 7 Depart Panama City

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Combine this tour with Nature Trails (Page 25) to form a 14 day adventure from San José to Panama City. See Tour Code CEP online.


Costa Rica & Panama

Central America

Local farmer, Costa Rica

Boquete, Panama

“ This tour showcases the very best of Panama! A boat trip on beautiful Bocas Del Toro is a great introduction to Panama, followed by the very different but equally enjoyable Boquete with its amazing scenery. You’ll leave Panama wanting to come back. ” - Renee Black - May 2016

Panama City landscape, Panama

San José

Bocas del Toro

Panama City

COSTA RICA

Boquete David

PANAMA

Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Visits 7 countries

Central America

Grand Mexico & Panama | 49 days Mexico City to Panama City • Tour Code: MMP

If you want to experience the best of Central America then our Grand Mexico & Panama tour is the one for you. Travelling for 49 days, you will explore seven diverse countries each blessed with natural wonders and must-see highlights. Uncover Mayan ruins, relax on idyllic beaches and search for wildlife in tropical jungles on this adventure of a lifetime! If you don’t have enough time to do this huge trip, you can combine sections together, as shown below!

Mayan Calendar, Mexico

Combine Tours Together You can start and finish your tour in any of the cities on the map travelling for as little or as long as you like. To find out about each of the sections on this epic adventure, go to the pages listed below.

Mexico City to Cancún - 13 days

Cancún to Antigua - 10 days

Mexico

Mexico, Guatemala & Belize Tour Code: ZMA

Tour Code: QYA

See Page 18

See Page 20

Antigua to San José - 15 days

San José to San José - 9 days

Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua & Costa Rica

Costa Rica

See Pages 22-23

Tour Code: XGJ

See Page 25

San José to Panama City - 7 days Costa Rica & Panama Tour Code: TCP See Pages 28-29

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Tour Code: NCR


Visits 7 countries

Central America

Our Online Favourites There are many ways you can combine the highlights of Central America together. Below are some of our online favourites but check out our website if you want to do something slightly different.

Mexico City to Antigua 22 days Mexico City to Antigua • Tour Code: YMA Palenque, Mexico - Taken by Vicki Copping

Scenic Cancún to San Jose 24 days Cancún to San Jose • Tour Code: MCJ

Antigua to San Jose 23 days Antigua to San Jose • Tour Code: XGS

Chicken bus, Guatemala - Taken by Lisa Gregory

Chichén Itzá

Cancún

Caye Caulker

Mexico City

MEXICO

BELIZE HONDURAS GUATEMALA

Antigua

NICARAGUA Ometepe Island

San José

Panama City

Bocas del Toro

COSTA RICA PANAMA

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Welcome to South America

South America

Welcome to

South America

Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

About South America South America is packed with adventures in abundance. Follow in the footsteps of the Incas to Machu Picchu, search for wildlife in the depths of the Amazon Jungle and conquer hiking trails in the remote region of Patagonia. From beautiful beaches to colourful colonial towns, this vast continent offers so much to see.

Your Transport

Your Accommodation

We use the most appropriate form of transport available at the time in South America, whether that is public buses, private vans, regional flights or two-seater tuk-tuks. On your trip through South America, you will cover great distances, crossing diverse terrains and stunning backdrops. Whether you are cruising through the Amazon on a motorised canoe, hiking the Inca Trail using your own two feet or catching a quick flight from Buenos Aires to Iguazú Falls, each day is a new adventure.

We use a huge variety of accommodation types in South America depending on where you are on the continent. Unless you are camping on the Inca Trail or in Torres del Paine National Park, sleeping in lodges in the Amazon Jungle or spending the night in basic hostels on the Uyuni Salt Flats, you will be staying in accommodation that is mostly the equivalent in comfort to a three star hotel.

About Each Day

Supporting Local Communities

Our tours in South America offer a variety of included excursions and optional activities. We like to include the highlights like the Uyuni Salt Flats, Lake Titicaca or the Amazon Jungle, but we also understand that you like the flexibility to choose your own daily adventures. Each itinerary follows a dedicated schedule allowing you to see all the highlights of South America whilst still allowing for free time so you can go and explore.

All of our tours operate on a strict ‘leave nothing but footprints’ basis and this is especially the case in South America on tours that include any trekking. Where possible, we stay in eco-lodges, locally owned hotels and guesthouses, giving as much back to the local communities as possible. We use a variety of public transport and our overland trucks used in Patagonia emit low carbon emissions.

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Welcome to South America

South America

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Arbol de Piedra (Stone Tree), Siloli Desert, Bolivia

Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia

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Machu Picchu

South America

Machu Picchu Getting to

The Lost City of the Incas Machu Picchu is one of the most impressive archaeological sites in the world, set deep in the Andean mountains of Peru. Known as the ‘Lost City of the Incas’, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed citadel dates back to the 15th century and was originally designed to be completely self-contained, surrounded by agricultural terraces sufficient to feed the population and watered by natural springs. Today, the city is visited by adventurous travellers either arriving on the trails that lead to the lost ruins or by bus & train from Cuzco.

Km112

Start of the Lares Trek

Aguas Calientes

Sondor

Lares

4220m

Bus to Ruins

Km104

Inti Punku Sun Gate

Start of Inca Trail Trek

Start of Day Trek

2700m

Wayruruyoc Pass 4520m Pumamarca

Wacawasi Pass

3200m

Wacawasi

Chancachaca

3800m

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3400m

3450m

Marcacocha 3400m

Chachabamba

Machu Picchu

Ollantaytambo

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Winay Wayna 2700m

Inca Steps

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Phuyupatamarca

Yanahuara

Urubamba

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Inca Tunnel

Sayacmarca 3600m

Cuzco

3700m

Runkurakay

Llulluchapampa Pacamayo 3600m

3800m

3850m

Warmiwanusca Dead Woman’s Pass

Wayllabamba 3000m

4200m

Inca Trail finishing at Machu Picchu Lares Trek starting at Chancachaca and finishing at Ollantaytambo Day Trek starting in Chachabamba

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Camp sites normally used Camp sites less frequently used High Pass

Inca Ruins Railway line

Railway station Roads


Machu Picchu

South America

Your options for reaching Machu Picchu Inca Trail Trek

Lares Valley Trek

Day Trek

3 Nights Camping

2 Nights Camping 1 Night Hotel

5 Hour Hike

Highest point - 4200m

Highest point - 4450m

Highest point - 2730m

2 hours on the train

Closed in February for maintenance

All year round!

Closed in February for maintenance

All year round!

Permits a day

No Permit? No problem!

Permits a day

No Permit? No problem!

Book 6 months in advance

Book 6 weeks in advance

Book 3 months in advance

Book a few days in advance

Best time to travel

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Taking the Train

2 Buses

1 Train

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Guarantee your Trekking Permit

Why choose us for Peru?

Book early as the Peruvian government limits the number of people on the Inca Trail to 500 a day and with 300 porters and guides accompanying you on the hike, this route to Machu Picchu sells out fast. In order to book your place on the Inca Trail, we need the following details to obtain a permit.

30 years experience We were founded in 1987 making 2017 our 30th year of operation. That’s 30 years of taking travellers on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with thousands of travellers enjoying the trek with us over the years.

Full Name (as it appears on your passport) Date of Birth Passport Number

Experienced tour leaders Some of our tour leaders and local guides have hiked the Inca Trek to Machu Picchu more times than they can count so you are in the safest hands. Some have even entered the annual race to the Sun Gate, making it to the Sun Gate in a couple of hours.

Passport Expiry Date/Issue Date Nationality

5000

Altitude Map

4500 Wacawasi 3800m

2250 2100

Wayruruyoc Pass

4520m

Dead Woman’s Pass

4200m

3800m

Runkurakay Pass

3800m

Marcacocha

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2500

4560m

4220m

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3000

Wacawasi Pass

Sondor

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We are based in Cuzco Our Latin American office is based in the heart of Cuzco, not far from where the permits need to be purchased. Once we have your deposit and passport details, we can confirm your permit and guarantee your place.

Chancachaca

3400m

3600m Pacamayo

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Sayacmarca

3400m

Cuzco

Pumamarca

3400m

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Lares

2720m Inca Trail Entrance

3000m Wayllabamba

Ollantaytambo

2800m

Winay Wayna

2800m

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Sun Gate

2400m

Aguas Calientes

2400m

Machu Picchu

2100m Start of Day Trek Chachabamba

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Peru

South America

Inca Trail Trek

Live Availability We are the only tour operator that shows you how many permits are left on the day you want to start your trek! Check our website for more details.

Inca Trail Trek, Peru

Inca Trail Trek | 7 days Tour Code: RPITT • Cuzco to Cuzco

I’d like my own room: £69

Approach the awe-inspiring ruins that are Machu Picchu in the most authentic way possible. The Inca Trail Trek will take you over high Andean passes and across original Inca stone pathways before you arrive at the Sun Gate, with the Lost City of the Incas laid out beneath you.

Tour Information 3 nights hotels, 3 nights camping on Inca Trail Trek 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners included

Tour Highlights A guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas Three nights camping on the Inca Trek

919

From £

Guided tour of Machu Picchu

Train journey back to Cuzco

Itinerary Day 1 Arriving at your hotel, this evening you will have a pre-trek briefing on what to expect and pack for the Inca Trail 2 Departing early, today you will enjoy a full day of sightseeing in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will stop at stunning lookout points and a llama farm as well as the historical sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo where you will spend the night 3 Beginning your trek, today is a relatively easy and flat walk through the valley 4 You will reach the highest peak today at 4200m and you will stop for a celebratory photo before continuing downhill to your campsite 5 After being woken up by a cup of hot coca tea, today you will walk through tunnels and down original Inca steps before camping close to Winay Wayna or little Machu Picchu 6 This morning you wake early for a two hour hike to the famous ‘Sun Gate’, our gateway to Machu Picchu. After a guided tour of Machu Picchu you will return to Cuzco by train 7 Depart Cuzco

Dates This tour departs every Tuesday & more regularly in peak season.

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Minibus, train, on foot This tour is part of our Discover range. For more details please see our website

“ The Inca Trail was the highlight of our five weeks in South America ” - Natalie Lawrence - November 2015

Our Tucan Tip Hire walking poles in Cuzco or Ollantaytambo to help you tackle those steep Inca steps.


Peru

South America

Machu Picchu, Peru - Taken by Kris Hadwin

Machu Picchu, Peru

Lares Valley Trek | 6 days Tour Code: RPITL1 • Cuzco to Cuzco

949

From £

When there are no permits available for the Inca Trail Trek or the route is closed for maintenance in February we offer the Lares Valley Trek instead. It is a fully escorted hike with two nights camping and one night in Aguas Calientes before a bus ride up to Machu Picchu.

Tour Highlights Two nights camping on the Lares Trek Train journey back to Cuzco

Early visit & guided tour of Machu Picchu

A group at the Inca Trail Trek - Taken by Salvatorre Carlotto

One night in Aguas Calientes

Itinerary Day 1 This evening you will have a pre-trek briefing in Cuzco to prepare for the following five days 2-3 Trek into the Andes Valley passing Inca burial tombs, local farms, tiny villages and herds of wild llama. The highest point of your trek is 4560 metres with amazing views of Aruraycocha Lake 4 Arrive in Ollantaytambo and travel by train to Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night 5 Take the bus to Machu Picchu and enjoy a guided tour of the site. Return to Cuzco in the afternoon 6 Depart Cuzco

Tour Information 3 nights hotels, 2 nights camping on Lares Trek 5 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners included Minibus, train, on foot This tour is part of our Discover range. For more information please see our website

On the Inca Trail Trek, Peru

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Peru

South America

Exploring the Amazon Jungle, Peru

Machu Picchu Ollantaytambo Cuzco

Lima

Amazon Jungle

PERU

Pisac, Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

Amazon & Incas | 8 days Tour Code: PAI • Lima to Lima

I’d like my own room: £239

Beginning and ending in Lima you will stay in the heart of the lush Amazon Jungle, enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu and discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In just eight days you will experience two cities, one jungle and arguably the most important Inca site of Peru.

Tour Information 5 nights hotels, 2 nights jungle lodges 6 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners included

Tour Highlights Stay in an eco-lodge in the jungle

1689

From £

Hike or take the train to Machu Picchu

Explore the rainforest by boat, canoe & foot Visit Monkey Island in the Amazon Jungle

Tour the Sacred Valley of the Incas Try fresh empanadas in Pisac

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Lima 2-3 Descend deep into the Amazon Jungle. Stay in wooden en-suite huts and explore the rainforest by boat, foot and canoe. Enjoy the local cuisine, visit Monkey Island, hike to Caiman Lake and learn about the medicinal plants and delicate ecosystems of the Amazon Jungle 4 Fly to Cuzco for an afternoon exploring the cobbled streets of the city 5 Enjoy a guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas 6 You can choose to either do a one day trek or take the train to Machu Picchu. You will have a guided tour of the World Heritage Site 7 Return to Lima for a final night 8 Depart Lima

Minibus, train, 3 flights, taxi, boat, on foot

Included on your tour Two night Amazon Jungle excursion, guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the train or one day trek to Machu Picchu with a guided tour

Have more time? You can add the Inca Trail Trek to this tour. See Tour Code PJI online.

Dates This tour departs every Saturday

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Peru

South America

A walk through the Amazon Jungle, Peru

Machu Picchu Ollantaytambo Cuzco

Lima

Amazon Jungle

PERU

Lake Titicaca Puno

Lake Titicaca, Peru

Jungle to Andes | 12 days Tour Code: PIL • Lima to Lima

1899

From £

I’d like my own room: £309

Combine the steamy tropics of the Amazon Jungle with the extraordinary complex of Machu Picchu on this 12 day adventure in Peru. Enjoy a day trip to the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca and meet friendly locals living on the floating islands. This tour provides a comprehensive insight into one of South America’s most fascinating countries.

Tour Information 9 nights hotels, 2 nights jungle lodges 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners included

Tour Highlights Travel into the dense Amazon Jungle

You can hike or take the train to Machu Picchu

Try freshly cooked empanadas at Pisac Market Learn about wildlife found in the rainforest

Visit the Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca

Tour the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Lima 2-3 After a short flight, travel by motorised canoe to your jungle lodge in the Amazon Jungle. Guided walks will give you a glimpse of this mysterious world 4 Fly to Cuzco and spend the afternoon in the city 5 Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting Pisac and the fortress of Ollantaytambo 6 Take the train or take a one day hike to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the famous site 7-8 Enjoy free time in Cuzco 9 Travel by bus to Puno where on arrival you can explore the local market 10 Enjoy a guided day trip of Lake Titicaca where you can have lunch on Taquile Island 11 Fly to Lima 12 Depart Lima

Local public bus, minibus, train, boat, taxi, 3 flights, on foot

Included on your tour Two night Amazon Jungle excursion, guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the train or one day trek to Machu Picchu with a guided tour, day trip and guided tour of Lake Titicaca

Have more time? You can add the Inca Trail Trek to this tour. See Tour Code PML online.

Dates This tour departs every Tuesday

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Peru & Bolivia

South America

Llama at Machu Picchu, Peru

Highlights of the Incas | 12 days

I’d like my own room: £279

Tour Code: PIP • Lima to La Paz In just under two weeks explore the many facets of Peruvian and Bolivian culture. Enjoy bustling colourful markets, uncover ancient Inca ruins and meet friendly locals. Explore the cosmopolitan city of Lima, spot incredible wildlife in the Amazon Jungle, discover the mysteries of Machu Picchu and enjoy the local cuisine on Lake Titicaca.

Tour Information 9 nights hotels, 2 nights jungle lodges 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners included

Tour Highlights Explore the Amazon Jungle by foot, boat & canoe Climb to high altitudes on the way to La Paz Visit Monkey Island in the jungle

1639

From £

Tour the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Take a guided tour of Machu Picchu

Local public bus, minibus, train, boat, taxi, 2 flights

Meet friendly communities on Lake Titicaca

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Lima 2-3 Head to the steamy tropics of the Amazon Jungle. Look out for wildlife. You may enjoy delicious meals cooked in banana leaves 4 Fly to Cuzco and spend the afternoon exploring the city 5 Enjoy a guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting the Pisac ruins and Ollantaytambo 6 You can choose to either take the train or conquer a one day hike up to Machu Picchu 7-8 Explore the city of Cuzco or explore the surrounding area 9 Travel to Puno 10 Learn about the way of life on Uros Island on a day trip onto Lake Titicaca 11 Practice your Spanish in the markets of La Paz 12 Depart La Paz

Included on your tour Two night Amazon Jungle excursion, guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the train or one day trek to Machu Picchu with a guided tour, day trip and guided tour of Lake Titicaca

Dates This tour departs every Tuesday

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Have more time? You can add the Inca Trail Trek to this tour. See Page 42 for more information.


Peru & Bolivia

South America

Group in the Amazon Jungle, Peru - Taken by Kris Hadwin

Woman on the Reed Islands, Lake Titicaca, Peru

“ My tour with Tucan Travel was really amazing and will be an adventure to be remembered. ” - Apple Pinguel - May 2016

Women in La Paz, Bolivia

Machu Picchu Ollantaytambo

Lima

Amazon Jungle

Cuzco

PERU BOLIVIA

Lake Titicaca Puno

La Paz

Learning about the Amazon Jungle, Peru

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Peru & Bolivia

South America

A group at Lake Titicaca, Peru - Taken by Julio Llancay

Lima

Machu Picchu Ollantaytambo Cuzco

Amazon Jungle

PERU BOLIVIA

Lake Titicaca Puno

La Paz

Tiahuanaco

Peruvians in traditional dress, Peru

Magical Incas | 15 days Tour Code: PMP • Lima to La Paz

I’d like my own room: £279

In 15 days you will see more of Peru than you thought possible, plus a taste of Bolivia too. Hike the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu, spend two nights in the Amazon Jungle searching for wildlife and learn about indigenous customs from the locals on Lake Titicaca. Colourful markets, fascinating ruins and spectacular scenery provide the backdrop on your journey from one capital city to another.

Tour Information 9 nights hotels, 2 nights jungle lodges, 3 nights camping on Inca Trail Trek 13 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners included

Tour Highlights Spend two nights in the Amazon Jungle

2079

From £

Tour the Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca

Hike the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Travel to high altitudes in La Paz

Take a canoe ride through the rainforest

Enjoy the vibrant city of Cuzco

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Lima 2-3 Spend two nights staying at a jungle lodge in the Amazon, hiking through the rainforest and taking boat trips downriver 4 Fly to Cuzco 5 Take a tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas 6-8 Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu passing Incan ruins and enjoying dramatic views 9 Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu 10-11 Spend two days in Cuzco enjoying the city’s many restaurants and shops 12 Travel to Puno 13 Take a guided day trip to Lake Titicaca 14 Wander the witches market of La Paz 15 Depart La Paz

Local public bus, minibus, train, boat, 2 flights, taxi, on foot

Included on your tour Two night Amazon Jungle excursion, guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, guided Inca Trail Trek & permit, guided tour of Machu Picchu and train back to Cuzco, day trip and guided tour to Lake Titicaca

Have more time? Visit the Uyuni Salt Flats from La Paz.

Dates This tour departs every Saturday

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See Tour Code RBOLUP online.


Peru

South America

A local in Cuzco, Peru - Taken by Eliza Tinnirello

Machu Picchu

Ballestas Islands

Ollantaytambo Cuzco

Lima PERU

Pisco

Huacachina Nazca

Colca Canyon

Lake Titicaca Puno

Arequipa

A couple at Machu Picchu, Peru

Peru Explorer | 16 days Tour Code: PCL • Lima to Lima

I’d like my own room: £249

Visit the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco and explore the amazing ruins of Machu Picchu. Travel south to Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Visit the Colca Canyon from Arequipa, see the mysterious Nazca Lines etched into the desert and spot incredible birdlife around the Ballestas Islands. This is an adventure that boasts the best of Peru.

Tour Highlights Take a guided tour of Machu Picchu

Spot birdlife on the Ballestas Islands

Watch condors fly over the Colca Canyon Marvel at the mysterious Nazca Lines

Day 1 Arrive Lima 2 Fly to Cuzco 3 Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas staying the night in Ollantaytambo 4-6 Visit Machu Picchu and other sights near Cuzco 7 Puno 8 Enjoy a guided day trip to Lake Titicaca 9 Arequipa 10 Stand on the edge of the Colca Canyon 11 Return to Arequipa and explore the colonial city 12 Admire the large cathedral from the plaza in Arequipa before taking a comfortable overnight bus to Nazca 13 View the Nazca Lines from viewing towers 14 Visit the Ballestas Islands from Pisco 15 Grab some souvenirs in Lima 16 Depart Lima

This tour departs every Thursday

Tour Information 14 nights hotels, 1 overnight bus 14 breakfasts included Local public bus, minibus, train, boat, taxi, overnight bus, 1 flight, on foot

Explore the islands on Lake Titicaca

Wander the colonial city of Arequipa

Itinerary

Dates

1759

From £

Included on your tour Guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the train or one day trek to Machu Picchu with a guided tour, day trip and guided tour of Lake Titicaca, guided tour of the Colca Canyon, visit the Huacachina Oasis, boat tour of the Ballestas Islands

Have more time? Spend two nights in the steamy rainforest and add the Amazon Jungle to your tour! See Tour Code PLL online.

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South America

Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Peru Completed | 21 days Tour Code: PCP • Lima to Lima

I’d like my own room: £339

This is an all-encompassing three week adventure offering a detailed insight into all the allure, mystery and excitement that characterises Peru. Experience the parched coastal desert, the stunning Andean mountains and the lush and tropical Amazon Jungle. Meet fascinating local communities, walk in the footsteps of the Incas and absorb Peru’s majestic spirit.

Descend deep into the Amazon Jungle Hike the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu Spot birdlife on the Ballestas Islands

Tour Information 14 nights hotels, 2 nights jungle lodges, 3 nights camping on Inca Trail Trek, 1 overnight bus 19 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners included

Tour Highlights

Walk through Cuzco’s cobbled streets

2559

From £

Try fresh empanadas in Pisac Market Explore the Reed Islands on Lake Titicaca Discover the desert oasis of Huacachina

Watch condors soar over the Colca Canyon

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Lima 2-3 Discover the Amazon Jungle. Take a boat to Monkey Island and hike through the rainforest 4 Cuzco 5 Take a tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas 6-8 Hike the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu 9 Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu 10-11 Cuzco 12-13 From Puno, take a guided day trip to Lake Titicaca 14 Arequipa 15 Watch condors soar over the Colca Canyon 16-17 Admire the large cathedral in Arequipa before taking an overnight bus to Nazca 18 View the mysterious Nazca lines 19 Visit the Huacachina desert oasis on the way to Pisco 20 Tour the Ballestas Islands before arriving in Lima 21 Depart Lima

Dates This tour departs every Saturday

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Local public bus, minibus, boat, train, 2 flights, taxi, overnight bus, on foot

Included on your tour Two night Amazon Jungle excursion, guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, guided Inca Trail Trek & permit, guided tour of Machu Picchu and train back to Cuzco, day trip and guided tour to Lake Titicaca, guided tour of the Colca Canyon, visit the Huacachina Oasis, boat tour of the Ballestas Islands

Our Tucan Tip Don’t forget to pack a raincoat for the Amazon Jungle or you can buy plastic ponchos at the local market in Puerto Maldonado.


Peru

South America

Admiring the views at the Colca Canyon, Peru

Huacachina Desert, Peru

“ The Peru Completed tour was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. The places visited were amazing, the stops were well thought out and our Tour Leader was fantastic! ” - Alexandra Heredea - January 2016

Machu Picchu

Lima

Cuzco PERU

Ballestas Islands Pisco

Plaza de Armas, Cuzco, Peru

Ollantaytambo Amazon Jungle

Huacachina Nazca

Lake Titicaca

Colca Canyon

Puno Arequipa

Conquering the Inca Trail Trek, Peru

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Ecuador

South America

Tungurahua Volcano, Baños, Ecuador

Otavalo

Quito ECUADOR

Baños

Cuenca

Quito, Ecuador

789

Ecuador Adventure | 8 days

From £

Tour Code: SAEA • Quito to Quito

I’d like my own room: £69

With Quito, Ecuador’s capital, brimming with architectural beauty, sitting on the equator, it’s not hard to see why it was one of the first World Heritage Sites. Beginning and ending our adventures in this vibrant city, we travel around the country visiting lush forests, bubbling hot springs and colourful markets.

7 nights hotels 7 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Shop for bargains in Otavalo Market Stand on the equator in Quito

Tour Information

People watch in the plazas in Cuenca

Local public bus, minibus, taxi, 1 flight, on foot

Indulge in Baños’ thermal baths

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Quito 2 Visit Otavalo’s lively market and haggle for handmade gifts 3-4 Travel to Baños, enjoy local hikes and a soak in the famous hot springs 5-6 Visit Ingapirca Inca ruins from Cuenca, a colonial town famous for the production of the Panama hat 7 Flying back to Quito you have time to visit the equator 8 Depart Quito

Day trip to Otavalo Market

Have more time?

Dates Start tour

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Start tour

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Start tour

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Start tour

End tour

Tue 03 Jan 17 Mon 16 Jan 17 Sat 18 Feb 17 Thu 23 Mar 17

Tue 10 Jan 17 Mon 23 Jan 17 Sat 25 Feb 17 Thu 30 Mar 17

Tue 25 Apr 17 Sun 28 May 17 Fri 30 Jun 17

Tue 02 May 17 Sun 04 Jun 17 Fri 07 Jul 17

Wed 02 Aug 17 Mon 04 Sep 17 Sat 07 Oct 17

Wed 09 Aug 17 Mon 11 Sep 17 Sat 14 Oct 17

Thu 09 Nov 17 Mon 01 Jan 18 Sat 03 Feb 18

Thu 16 Nov 17 Mon 08 Jan 18 Sat 10 Feb 18

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Combine this tour with the Galápagos See Pages 48-51 or visit our website for more options.


Ecuador & Peru

South America

Quitsato Sundial at the equator, Ecuador - Taken by Diane Haddock

Otavalo

Quito

ECUADOR

Baños Cuenca Mancora

PERU

Lima

Otavalo Market, Ecuador

1069

Ecuador to Peru | 11 days

From £

Tour Code: SAEP • Quito to Lima

I’d like my own room: £139

From bustling markets to steamy hot springs, there is so much to see and do between Quito and Lima. Meet friendly locals in colourful markets, dip your toes into the Pacific Ocean, enjoy sumptuous seafood and admire rumbling volcanoes. This 11 day adventure in Ecuador and Peru combines a diverse array of destinations.

Tour Highlights

10 nights hotels 10 breakfasts included

Browse handmade crafts in Otavalo Market Bask on Máncora’s beaches

Tour Information

Dip your toes in the hot springs of Baños

Sightsee & feast your way around Lima

Local public bus, minibus, taxi, 1 flight, on foot

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Quito 2 Visit Otavalo’s colourful market and haggle for handmade gifts before returning to Quito for the night 3-4 Travel to Baños, a spa town famous for its hot springs. You can also enjoy hiking in the surrounding mountains 5-6 Wander down cobblestone streets in Cuenca, the home of the Panama hat. The colonial buildings and open air plazas have earned this city UNESCO heritage status 7-9 Head to the charming coastal town of Máncora. Relax on its beaches watching the world go by 10 Fly to Lima and sample up and coming Peruvian cuisine 11 Depart Lima

Dates Start tour

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Tue 03 Jan 17 Mon 16 Jan 17 Sat 18 Feb 17 Thu 23 Mar 17

Fri 13 Jan 17 Thu 26 Jan 17 Tue 28 Feb 17 Sun 02 Apr 17

Tue 25 Apr 17 Sun 28 May 17 Fri 30 Jun 17

Fri 05 May 17 Wed 07 Jun 17 Mon 10 Jul 17

Wed 02 Aug 17 Mon 04 Sep 17 Sat 07 Oct 17

Sat 12 Aug 17 Thu 14 Sep 17 Tue 17 Oct 17

Thu 09 Nov 17 Mon 01 Jan 18 Sat 03 Feb 18

Sun 19 Nov 17 Thu 11 Jan 18 Tue 13 Feb 18

Day trip to Otavalo Market

Have more time? Combine this tour with the Galápagos See pages 48-51 or visit our website for more options.

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South America

Galápagos

Galápagos The

Islands

Galápagos sea turtle

Discover the Galápagos Islands on a cruise The Galápagos Islands

Quito

EQUATOR LINE ECUADOR

Guayaquil Santiago

Galápagos Sea Lion

Fernandina Rábida Pinzón

Galápagos Giant Tortoise

Daphne

BALTRA Iguana

San Cristóbal

Santa Cruz Santa Fé Charles Darwin Station

Interpretation Centre

Isabela

Town

Blue-Footed Booby

Galápagos Penguin Post Office

Floreana Española

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Galápagos Green Sea Turtle


Galápagos

South America

About the Galápagos Fernandina Island the youngest island at 1 million years old The

Española Island the oldest island at 3.5 million years old

first UNESCO World Heritage Site

1835 Galápagos Penguin (only penguins in the northern hemisphere)

The year Charles Darwin arrived on HMS Beagle

Home to world’s largest Cormorant (and only one unable to fly)

Marine Iguana (only marine lizard in the world)

The Galápagos Giant Tortoise (can live for 150 years)

Sea Lion, most common mammal on the islands

Bartolomé Island, a volcanic islet in the Galápagos Islands group

Year round destination!

Dry season June to December, Warm season December to May Blue-Footed Booby, Galápagos

Add on Peru

About the Galápagos Famous for the number of unique species, the Galápagos Islands offer wonderful wildlife viewing opportunities. Almost 97% of the land area of the islands is a national park and visits can only be made to specific landing sites with certified naturalist guides. Due to the regulations in place, the animals are less fearful of humans, making the Galápagos Islands a great location for viewing wildlife.

The most popular country to combine with the Galápagos is Peru and many people choose to add it on before or after their cruise. We can organise everything to get you from A to B, book flights, extra nights accommodation and transfers. To find out how this works, speak to an Adventure Specialist. You can find our phone numbers on the back of this brochure.

Boat Features

Our boats Travelling by boat makes the best use of your time. You will often travel to the next island through the night or at mealtimes on board. We use three well-equipped boats in the Galápagos, the Legend, the Coral I and the Coral II. For more information on the facilities offered on board our boats, see our website.

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Coral I & II

Capacity: 100 passengers

Capacity: Coral I = 36, Coral II = 20

Restaurant, BBQ area & 2 bars

Restaurant, bar & BBQ area

Swimming pool, jacuzzi & sauna

Jacuzzi

6 en-suite cabin types

3 en-suite cabin types

A/C & safe deposit boxes

A/C & safe deposit boxes

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Quito, Ecuador Galápagos

Cold <= 15C, Wet Cold <= 15C, Dry

Cool 16-20C, Wet Cool 16-20C, Dry

Warm 20-30C, Dry Warm 20-30C, Wet

Hot > 30C, Dry Hot > 30C, Wet

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South America

Galápagos

Quito Vincente Roca Point

ECUADOR

Tagus Cove

Punta Espinoza

FERNANDINA

SANTIAGO Rábida MOSQUERA ISLET

Baltra

Urbina Bay

Black Turtle Cove SANTA CRUZ ISABELA Sally Lightfoot Crab on the Galápagos islands

Galápagos Legend West | 8 days

2489

From £

Tour Code: CGK10 • Quito to Quito This eight-day cruise of the spectacular Galápagos Islands offers you the chance to see the very best of Mother Nature’s wonders. On land you will climb over unique volcanic formations and through lush forests complete with scores of birdlife. On the beaches you will see the abundance of unique species not found anywhere else and in the water you can swim amongst a wealth of marine life.

Tour Information 4 nights in twin share cabins, 3 nights hotels 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners included 2 flights, shuttle transfers, M/V Legend cruise, zodiac, on foot

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Quito 2 Take a colonial city tour of Quito and see where the equator lies 3 Board your ship after flying to Baltra Island. First stop is an area of Santa Cruz Island declared a sea turtle sanctuary 4 Explore the lava flows and volcanic formations on Santiago Island and take a zodiac around the cliffs of Rabida 5-6 Swim with sea turtles, sea lions and tropical fish off the coast of Isabela Island and go deep water snorkelling and spot penguins on Fernandina 7 Visit the highlands of Santa Cruz and a natural reserve for giant tortoises before returning to Quito from Baltra Island 8 Depart Quito

ECUADOR

SANTIAGO Bartolomé

Dates Departs every second and fourth Tuesday of the month

Quito

Black Turtle Baltra Cove

Rábida

Bachas Beach SANTA CRUZ

Dragon Hill

Puerto Ayora Galápagos Penguin

Galápagos Coral South | 7 days

2049

From £

Tour Code: CGK25 • Quito to Quito This tour covers the main highlights of the Galápagos Islands. You will enjoy a flexible programme that offers several daily activities, on land and in water but always amidst the stunning wealth of unique wildlife that inhabit these famous islands.

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Quito 2 Take a colonial city tour of Quito 3 Board your ship after flying to Baltra Island. You will have free time to explore the island 4 Today you will land at Dragon Hill on Santa Cruz Island. Head to a lagoon to spot flamingos and hike up Dragon Hill to see the iguanas’ nesting ground 5 Today you will have your first wet landing at Rábida Island often frequented by sea lions. This afternoon we visit Bachas Beach where you can swim 6 Today we head to Black Turtle Cove where we can see the turtles swimming in the sea. Later we return to Quito from Baltra Island 7 Depart Quito

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Tour Information 3 nights in twin share cabins, 3 nights hotels 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners included 2 flights, shuttle transfers, M/V Coral I or II cruise, zodiac, on foot

Dates Departs every first and third Friday of the month


Galápagos

South America

Coral I and II

Quito ECUADOR

Vincente Roca Point Punta Espinoza

FERNANDINA

Puntas Egas

Tagus SANTIAGO Cove Urbina Sullivan Bay Bay South Plaza Puerto Ayora

Baltra

Elizabeth Bay

ISABELA

North Seymour

Mosquera Islet Plaza Island

SAN CRISTÓBAL

Ballena Bay

SANTA CRUZ

SANTA FÉ

Baquerizo Port INTERPRETATION CENTRE

Giant Galápagos Tortoise

Galápagos Coral Western Path | 11 days Tour Code: CGK32 • Quito to Quito

3599

From £

Tour Information Spend 11 adventure-filled days cruising the clear waters of the unique Galápagos Islands on a journey that you will never forget. From penguins to sea turtles and giant tortoises to sea lions, you will view a huge variety of wildlife that inhabit these islands. Enjoy a mixture of dry and wet landings, snorkel with colourful marine life and soak up the fantastic scenery that is found in this unique corner of the world.

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Quito 2 Enjoy a Quito city tour 3 Fly to Baltra Island to board your ship. This afternoon discover Ballena Bay, also known as Whale Bay. Here you have the option to snorkel in the sea and also see marine iguanas 4-5 See penguins on Fernandina Island. Admire the volcanic formations on Isabela Island. Spot sea turtles in Urbina Bay 6 Land on the black volcanic sand of Santiago Island and visit the tidal pool areas populated by fur seals and Sally Lightfoot crabs. You have another opportunitiy to go swimming and snorkelling to spot even more marine life 7 View giant tortoises on Santa Cruz Island and explore the Charles Darwin Station 8 See sea lions on Mosquera Islet before heading to North Seymour Island where there is a major nesting colony of blue-footed boobies 9 Head to Santa Fé Island where there are plenty of hiking trails to explore. Next we head to Plaza Island where you can see the cactus forests and sea lion colonies 10 Explore the Interpretation Centre on San Cristóbal Island and learn more about the history of the Galápagos Islands before departing for Quito 11 Depart Quito

7 nights in twin share cabins, 3 nights hotels 10 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners included 2 flights, shuttle transfers, M/V Coral I or II cruise, zodiac, on foot

Please note The prices listed are per person based on two people travelling together in a standard cabin.

Dates Departs every second and fourth Monday of the month

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Colombia

South America

Coffee tour, on a coffee plantation, Colombia

Cartagena

Medellín COLOMBIA

Coffee Plantation

Armenia

Salento

Bogotá

Colourful cobbled streets of Bogotá, Colombia

799

Colombia Express | 8 days

From £

Tour Code: CCX • Cartagena to Bogotá

I’d like my own room: £149

A whirlwind adventure to one of South America’s most fascinating countries. Begin the tour in Cartagena and wander down cobblestone streets that are bursting with colour. Fly to Medellín where you can enjoy the sights via cable car, before enjoying a coffee tour through Colombia’s leafy plantations. Ending in the lively city of Bogotá, this tour is a fast-paced insight into a seriously stunning destination.

Tour Information 7 nights hotels 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included

Tour Highlights Understand the rich history of Medellín

Local public bus, minibus, 4WD, cable car, metro, 2 flights

Spend the night at a coffee plantation

Hike through the dramatic Cocora Valley

Discover street art in Bogotá

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Cartagena 2-3 Fly to Medellín and explore the city on an orientation tour. Travel on raised trains and in telefericos and admire the fantastic views 4 Stay the night in a hacienda and enjoy a fascinating tour through a coffee plantation. Discover the 100year history of the plantation and learn about the extensive processes which produce the many varieties of coffee 5-6 Take a 4WD up to the Cocora Valley from Salento and marvel at the palm trees on a hike through the coffee region 7 Fly to Bogotá and dance the night away in one of the lively bars 8 Depart Bogotá

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Tue 20 Dec 16 Thu 12 Jan 17 Thu 02 Feb 17 Tue 21 Feb 17 Tue 14 Mar 17

Tue 27 Dec 16 Thu 19 Jan 17 Thu 09 Feb 17 Tue 28 Feb 17 Tue 21 Mar 17

Tue 04 Apr 17 Thu 27 Apr 17 Fri 19 May 17 Fri 09 Jun 17 Fri 30 Jun 17

Tue 11 Apr 17 Thu 04 May 17 Fri 26 May 17 Fri 16 Jun 17 Fri 07 Jul 17

Fri 21 Jul 17 Fri 18 Aug 17 Fri 08 Sep 17 Fri 29 Sep 17 Thu 26 Oct 17

Fri 28 Jul 17 Fri 25 Aug 17 Fri 15 Sep 17 Fri 06 Oct 17 Thu 02 Nov 17

Thu 23 Nov 17 Sat 16 Dec 17 Sun 14 Jan 18 Fri 09 Feb 18

Thu 30 Nov 17 Sat 23 Dec 17 Sun 21 Jan 18 Fri 16 Feb 18

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Orientation tour of Medellín, guided tour of a coffee plantation, Cocora Valley trek

Our Tucan Tip The weather in Colombia is very changeable so pack a variety of clothes in order to be prepared for all climates.


Colombia

South America

Botero statue, Cartagena

Santa Marta

Tayrona National Park

Cartagena

Bucaramanga San Gil Villa de Leyva

Bogotá Cali

COLOMBIA

Popayán Pitalito San Agustín

A chiva bus, Guane, Colombia - Taken by Rosanna Neophytou

1399

Classic Colombia | 14 days

From £

Tour Code: CCC • Bogotá to Cartagena

I’d like my own room: £179

A feisty country with some of the most stunning landscapes, adventurers have been drawn to Colombia for many years. This two week tour will take you to some of the country’s highlights as we wander through colonial cities, roam through wildlife-rich national parks which hide sun-kissed beaches and uncover the fascinating ancient stone monuments of San Agustín.

Tour Highlights Explore Cartagena’s cobbled streets

Discover 3000 years of history at San Agustín

Explore the jungle & beaches of Tayrona NP

Try adventure activities in San Gil

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Bogotá 2-3 Staying in the small town of San Agustín we explore the archaeological sites that surround it. There are hundreds of statues and burial sites to admire 4 Visit Belen, a church perched overlooking the town of Popayán 5 Cali 6-7 Wander the colonial town of Villa de Leyva with no modern architectural influences to be seen 8-9 Built on many large hills, from San Gil visit Chicamocha Canyon NP. To get the adrenaline pumping, try paragliding over the valley 10-11 From Santa Marta, enjoy a day trip to Tayrona National Park 12-13 Wander the cobbled streets of Cartagena, admiring the walls of the old town 14 Depart Cartagena

Tour Information 13 nights hotels 13 breakfasts included Local public bus, minibus, taxi, 3 flights

Included on your tour Guided tour of San Agustín Archaeological Park, day trip to Tayrona National Park

Ciudad Perdida Trek Combine this tour with our seven day Ciudad Perdida Trek, starting and finishing in Cartagena. See Tour Code RCCP

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Thu 08 Dec 16 Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 21 Jan 17 Thu 09 Feb 17 Thu 02 Mar 17

Wed 21 Dec 16 Fri 13 Jan 17 Fri 03 Feb 17 Wed 22 Feb 17 Wed 15 Mar 17

Thu 23 Mar 17 Sat 15 Apr 17 Sun 07 May 17 Sun 28 May 17 Sun 18 Jun 17

Wed 05 Apr 17 Fri 28 Apr 17 Sat 20 May 17 Sat 10 Jun 17 Sat 01 Jul 17

Sun 09 Jul 17 Sun 06 Aug 17 Sun 27 Aug 17 Sun 17 Sep 17 Sat 14 Oct 17

Sat 22 Jul 17 Sat 19 Aug 17 Sat 09 Sep 17 Sat 30 Sep 17 Fri 27 Oct 17

Sat 11 Nov 17 Mon 04 Dec 17 Tue 02 Jan 18 Sun 28 Jan 18 Sun 18 Feb 18

Fri 24 Nov 17 Sun 17 Dec 17 Mon 15 Jan 18 Sat 10 Feb 18 Sat 03 Mar 18

This tour is part of our Discover range. For more details please see our website

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South America

Colombia

Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Colombia Encompassed | 20 days Tour Code: CCE • Bogotá to Bogotá

2079

From £

I’d like my own room: £289

Take an immersive tour of Colombia in three weeks as you embark on a round-trip of the country from Bogotá. Enjoy a trip to Tayrona National Park with its golden beaches and tropical jungle, hike through the palm-fringed valleys from Salento and see awesome views from a cable car over Medellín.

Tour Highlights

Tour Information 19 nights hotels 16 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included

Explore Cartagena’s cobbled streets

Learn about the rich history of Medellín

Explore the jungle & beaches of Tayrona NP

Spend the night at a coffee plantation

Discover 3000 years of history at San Agustín

Local public bus, taxi, minibus, 4WD, metro, cable car, 5 flights

Hike through the Cocora Valley

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Bogotá 2-3 Discover San Agustín and the archaeological sites that surround it 4 Visit Belen, a church perched overlooking the town of Popayán 5 Cali 6-7 Explore the charming colonial town of Villa de Leyva 8-9 Try a plethora of adventure activities in San Gil 10-11 Enjoy a day trip to Tayrona National Park from Santa Marta 12-13 Admire the colourful architecture and flower-adorned balconies in Cartagena 14-15 Enjoy a guided tour around Medellín 16 Take a tour of a traditional coffee plantation 17-18 From Salento we can hike through the Cocora Valley 19 Try traditional arepas in Bogotá and ascend Montserrate to get city views 20 Depart Bogotá

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Thu 08 Dec 16 Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 21 Jan 17 Thu 09 Feb 17 Thu 02 Mar 17

Tue 27 Dec 16 Thu 19 Jan 17 Thu 09 Feb 17 Tue 28 Feb 17 Tue 21 Mar 17

Thu 23 Mar 17 Sat 15 Apr 17 Sun 07 May 17 Sun 28 May 17 Sun 18 Jun 17

Tue 11 Apr 17 Thu 04 May 17 Fri 26 May 17 Fri 16 Jun 17 Fri 07 Jul 17

Sun 09 Jul 17 Sun 06 Aug 17 Sun 27 Aug 17 Sun 17 Sep 17 Sat 14 Oct 17

Fri 28 Jul 17 Fri 25 Aug 17 Fri 15 Sep 17 Fri 06 Oct 17 Thu 02 Nov 17

Sat 11 Nov 17 Mon 04 Dec 17 Tue 02 Jan 18 Sun 28 Jan 18 Sun 18 Feb 18

Thu 30 Nov 17 Sat 23 Dec 17 Sun 21 Jan 18 Fri 16 Feb 18 Fri 09 Mar 18

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Guided tour of San Agustín Archaeological Park, day trip to Tayrona National Park, orientation tour of Medellín, guided tour of a coffee plantation, Cocora Valley trek

“ The tour took us to some beautiful places, introduced us to local people and let us partake in Colombian customs and culture. It even had a few surprises along the way which made it even more of an enjoyable experience ” - George Katralis - November 2015


Colombia

South America

Colourful streets in Cartagena, Colombia

A smiling man, Cartagena, Colombia

Santa Marta Tayrona National Park

Cartagena

Medellín Coffee Plantation

Bucaramanga San Gil

Pre-Colombian statue in San Agustín, Colombia

Villa de Leyva Armenia

Salento

Bogotá

Cali COLOMBIA

Popayán San Agustín

Jumping in the Cocora Valley, Salento, Colombia

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Rio Experiences

South America

Rio Experiences

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

949

Rio Carnival City Experience

From £

Tour Code: RBRCE • Rio de Janeiro • 5 days

I’d like my own room: £519

Our Rio Carnival City Experience will place you right in the heart of Rio Carnival’s buzzing atmosphere. You will be a stone’s throw away from the best street parties and blocos, as well as getting an included Sector 11 ticket to the famous Sambadrome parade.

Tour Highlights Party at the local blocos

Enjoy a group dinner on your arrival night

Stay close to the Sambadrome

Enjoy Rio Carnival as one big group

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Rio de Janeiro. In the afternoon you will receive an orientation walk around the city where your guide will point out the nearest transport links, sights and food stops. That evening you can properly meet your group at an included dinner 2 This morning you can visit our hotel help desks and pick up your Sambadrome ticket. This is also where you can book any optional excursions. Later you can enjoy your first Carnival experience attending the lively blocos around the city 3 Sunday is Sambadrome night! Tonight you will watch the famous parade with your group. Soak up the world’s greatest party from Sector 11. During the day why not check out some of Rio’s sights? Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain, explore Santa Teresa or discover the Lapa Steps 4 Enjoy a lie in after last night’s festivities. Later you can relax on the beaches or even attend the famous ‘Beatles Bloco’ in the afternoon 5 Depart Rio de Janeiro

Dates 2017: Fri 24th February 17 - Tue 28th February 17 2018: Fri 09th February 18 - Tue 13th February 18

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Tour Information 4 nights hotels 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner included This tour is part of our Discover range. For more details please see our website

Included on your tour A ticket to the Sambradrome Parade on Sunday night, seated in Sector 11. This sector gives you the best view of the floats and dancers as they end the parade with a bang!

Stay by the beach? You can also stay in a hotel next to Copacabana Beach. See Tour Code RBRCB online.


Rio Experiences

South America

Revellers in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fireworks over Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio New Year’s Eve City Experience Tour Code: RBRNF • Rio de Janeiro • 5 days

629

From £

I’d like my own room: £509

For a New Year’s Eve celebration to remember why not head to Rio de Janeiro? Watch fireworks explode over Rio’s beaches, explore the the city and party together as one big group on this memorable five day experience.

Tour Highlights Watch the fireworks over Rio’s beaches Stay in the heart of the city

Participate in Brazil’s New Year’s traditions

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in one of the most exciting cities

A dancer in the Sambadrome Parade, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Rio de Janeiro. Meeting in the afternoon we will take you on an orientation walk so you can make the most out of the city. This evening we enjoy a group dinner 2 Today you can tour the city. Visit the Lapa Steps and take a cable car up to Sugarloaf Mountain 3 Tonight you will be welcoming in the New Year, Rio de Janeiro style! You can enjoy the countdown from one of the many beaches and view the breathtaking fireworks 4 Take a favela tour or visit Christ-the-Redeemer statue 5 Depart Rio de Janeiro

Tour Information 4 nights hotels 4 breakfasts, 1 dinner included

Dates 2017: Fri 29th Dec 17 - Tue 02nd Jan 18 2018: Sat 29th Dec 18 - Wed 02nd Jan 19

This tour is part of our Discover range. For more details please see our website

One of the fantastic Rio Carnival floats, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Chile, Argentina & Brazil

South America

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1929

South America Flyer | 11 days

From £

Tour Code: HSF • Santiago to Rio de Janeiro

I’d like my own room: £329

Sample world class cuisine and wine on this short but sweet tour flying across South America’s principle gastronomic region. Enjoy action-packed days where you can watch dancers tango in one city or samba in another. You’ll also visit the beautiful countryside and vineyards around Mendoza, as well as admiring Iguazú Falls from both its borders.

Tour Highlights

10 nights hotels 7 breakfasts included

Iguazú Falls from Argentina & Brazil

Sample delicious steaks & wines

Tour a traditional Argentinian winery

Tango till dawn in Buenos Aires

Local public bus, minibus, ferry, taxi, 3 flights, on foot

Itinerary

Included on your tour

Day 1 Arrive Santiago 2-4 Tour Argentina’s most famous wine region and taste some of the world’s best Malbecs in Mendoza 5-7 Visit the Casa Rosada and sample some of the most succulent steaks in Buenos Aires 8-9 Catch a flight to Foz do Iguaçu and feel the spray of Iguazú Falls from Brazil and Argentina 10 You can check out the world-famous sites and beaches of the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro 11 Depart Rio de Janeiro

Argentinean winery tour, entry to Iguazú Falls from Brazil & Argentina

Have more time?

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Sat 31 Dec 16 Thu 12 Jan 17 Sat 04 Feb 17 Tue 14 Feb 17 Sat 18 Mar 17 Sat 01 Apr 17 Sat 15 Apr 17 Sat 22 Apr 17 Sat 06 May 17

Tue 10 Jan 17 Sun 22 Jan 17 Tue 14 Feb 17 Fri 24 Feb 17 Tue 28 Mar 17 Tue 11 Apr 17 Tue 25 Apr 17 Tue 02 May 17 Tue 16 May 17

Sat 20 May 17 Sat 27 May 17 Sat 10 Jun 17 Sat 17 Jun 17 Thu 29 Jun 17 Sat 15 Jul 17 Sat 22 Jul 17 Sat 29 Jul 17 Sat 05 Aug 17

Tue 30 May 17 Tue 06 Jun 17 Tue 20 Jun 17 Tue 27 Jun 17 Sun 09 Jul 17 Tue 25 Jul 17 Tue 01 Aug 17 Tue 08 Aug 17 Tue 15 Aug 17

Sat 19 Aug 17 Sat 02 Sep 17 Sat 16 Sep 17 Sat 23 Sep 17 Sat 07 Oct 17 Sat 21 Oct 17 Sat 28 Oct 17 Wed 08 Nov 17 Sat 18 Nov 17

Tue 29 Aug 17 Tue 12 Sep 17 Tue 26 Sep 17 Tue 03 Oct 17 Tue 17 Oct 17 Tue 31 Oct 17 Tue 07 Nov 17 Sat 18 Nov 17 Tue 28 Nov 17

Sat 02 Dec 17 Sat 09 Dec 17 Tue 19 Dec 17 Sat 30 Dec 17 Sat 13 Jan 18 Sat 20 Jan 18 Tue 30 Jan 18 Sat 10 Feb 18

Tue 12 Dec 17 Tue 19 Dec 17 Fri 29 Dec 17 Tue 09 Jan 18 Tue 23 Jan 18 Tue 30 Jan 18 Fri 09 Feb 18 Tue 20 Feb 18

Meets Rio Carnival

Tour Information

Meets Rio in time for New Year Eve - See Pages 56-57 for details

This tour also runs in reverse: Rio de Janeiro to Santiago - Tour Code: HFS

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Add an extra few nights in Rio de Janeiro to enjoy the many sights of the city.


South America

Chile, Argentina & Brazil

Colourful favelas, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Iguazú Falls, Argentina

“ The South American Flyer was the best way to see more in less time. By flying between the best highlights, we were able to enjoy the wine region, the ‘Paris of the South’, Iguazú Falls and finish up in Rio. Once in a lifetime! ” - Belinda Lee - February 2016

Easter Island | 4 Days Tour Code: RCLEI

669

From £

This four day tour from Santiago takes you on a tour across the eerie landscape famous for its iconic moai heads.

Itinerary

BRAZIL

Rio de Janeiro ARGENTINA CHILE

Santiago

Iguazú Falls

Day 1 Transfer from the airport on Easter Island to your hotel 2-3 Enjoy tours of the island with a guide. You will visit the temple of Akahanga, Rano Raraku volcano and the ruins at Ahu Tongakiri as well as the ceremonial village of Orongo where you can admire the petroglyphs. Explore the lagoon crater of Rano Kau Volcano and Ahu Akivi where the head statues look out to the sea as well as enjoying a picnic lunch at Anekena Beach 4 Transfer to the airport.

Tour Information

Mendoza

Buenos Aires

3 nights hotels 3 breakfasts, 1 lunch Shared service travelling with other clients This tour is part of our Discover range. For more details please see our website

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Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil

South America

Rio de Janeiro panorama, Brazil

1589

Buenos Aires to Rio Flyer | 9 days

From £

Tour Code: SABR • Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro

I’d like my own room: £189

Enjoy a whirlwind tour of the highlights in between Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro. Enjoy a day trip to Colonia, Uruguay, feel the spray on your face from Iguazú Falls and wander the cobbled streets of Parati. Make sure you arrange extra time to lounge on Rio de Janeiro’s sun-soaked beaches after the tour has ended!

Iguazú Falls from Argentina & Brazil

Argentinian wine & Brazilian steak

Visit Colonia in Uruguay for the day

Relax on Parati’s paradise beaches

Local public bus, minibus, 2 flights, boat, taxi

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Buenos Aires 2 Take a day trip to Colonia, Uruguay. It is a World Heritage site that boasts picturesque streets and riverside views 3-5 Fly to Foz do Iguaçu and see Iguazú Falls from both the Argentine and Brazilian side 6-7 Snorkel off the coast or explore the pirate town of Parati 8 Today we arrive in Rio de Janeiro. You can ascend Sugarloaf Mountain, visit Christ the Redeemer, explore Santa Teresa or watch a samba show 9 Depart Rio de Janeiro

End tour

Sat 24 Dec 16 Thu 26 Jan 17 Mon 13 Feb 17 Fri 24 Feb 17 Fri 17 Mar 17

Day trip to Colonia, entry to Iguazú Falls from Brazil & Argentina

Have more time? Make the most of Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro by adding extra nights in each city.

Dates Start tour

8 nights hotels 6 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights

Fri 16 Dec 16 Wed 18 Jan 17 Sun 05 Feb 17 Thu 16 Feb 17 Thu 09 Mar 17

Tour Information

Start tour

Fri 07 Apr 17 Wed 10 May 17 Mon 12 Jun 17 Sat 15 Jul 17

End tour

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End tour

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Sat 15 Apr 17 Thu 18 May 17 Tue 20 Jun 17 Sun 23 Jul 17

Thu 17 Aug 17 Tue 19 Sep 17 Sun 22 Oct 17 Fri 24 Nov 17

Fri 25 Aug 17 Wed 27 Sep 17 Mon 30 Oct 17 Sat 02 Dec 17

Sat 16 Dec 17 Sat 06 Jan 18 Thu 01 Feb 18 Thu 22 Feb 18

Sun 24 Dec 17 Sun 14 Jan 18 Fri 09 Feb 18 Fri 02 Mar 18

Meets Rio Carnival - See Pages 56-57 for details

This tour also runs in reverse: Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires - Tour Code: SARB

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Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil

South America

A tour group at Iguazú Falls, Brazil

Colourful street art in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Our Tucan Tip When visiting Iguazú Falls don’t forget a raincoat and plastic cover for your camera - it gets very wet!

BRAZIL

Rio de Janeiro São Paulo

Lapa Steps, Rio de Janerio, Brazil

Parati

Iguazú Falls

UR UGUAY

Colonia del Sacramento

Buenos Aires ARGENTINA Group photo near Iguazú Falls, Brazil - Taken by Eliza Tinnerello

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Peru, Bolivia & Chile

South America

Alpacas in Peru

PERU

Lima Machu Picchu

Ollantaytambo Cuzco BOLIVIA Lake Titicaca Puno La Paz Uyuni

CHILE

San Pedro de Atacama

Laguna Colorada Calama

Santiago Lake Titicaca, Peru

2239

Peru, Bolivia & Chile | 15 days

From £

I’d like my own room: £199

Tour Code: HPC • Lima to Santiago Jumping from one country to the next, this short tour takes in three countries in just two action-packed weeks. From the legendary site of Machu Picchu to the salt flats of Uyuni and the modern metropolis of Santiago, you will get a good taste of the continent and some of its most popular highlights.

Tour Highlights

12 nights hotels, 2 nights basic, multi-share hostels on the Uyuni Salt Flats 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners included

Take a guided tour of Machu Picchu Spend a day on Lake Titicaca

Tour Information

Drive over the Uyuni Salt Flats

Local public bus, minibus, 4WD, boat, train, 3 flights, taxi

Cross the expansive Atacama Desert

Itinerary

Included on your tour

Day 1 Arrive Lima 2 Admire Incan and colonial architecture in Cuzco 3 Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu 4 Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas 5-6 From Puno we take a boat onto Lake Titicaca to meet the communities living on the islands on the world’s highest navigable lake 7-8 Cross into Bolivia and explore the bustling city of La Paz 9 Fly to Uyuni 10 Marvel at the otherworldly Uyuni Salt Flats on a thrilling 4WD tour 11 Visit the remote Laguna Colorada, a beautiful colourful lake surrounded by flamingos 12-13 Enjoy the lunar landscapes, geysers, salt flats and hot springs of the Atacama Desert 14 Explore Chile’s sprawling cosmopolitan capital, Santiago 15 Depart Santiago

Dates Start tour

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End tour

Fri 16 Dec 16 Wed 28 Dec 16 Fri 20 Jan 17 Mon 30 Jan 17 Fri 03 Mar 17 Fri 17 Mar 17 Fri 31 Mar 17 Fri 07 Apr 17

Fri 30 Dec 16 Wed 11 Jan 17 Fri 03 Feb 17 Mon 13 Feb 17 Fri 17 Mar 17 Fri 31 Mar 17 Fri 14 Apr 17 Fri 21 Apr 17

Fri 21 Apr 17 Fri 05 May 17 Fri 12 May 17 Fri 26 May 17 Fri 02 Jun 17 Wed 14 Jun 17 Fri 30 Jun 17 Fri 07 Jul 17

Fri 05 May 17 Fri 19 May 17 Fri 26 May 17 Fri 09 Jun 17 Fri 16 Jun 17 Wed 28 Jun 17 Fri 14 Jul 17 Fri 21 Jul 17

Fri 14 Jul 17 Fri 21 Jul 17 Fri 04 Aug 17 Fri 18 Aug 17 Fri 01 Sep 17 Fri 08 Sep 17 Fri 22 Sep 17 Fri 06 Oct 17

Fri 28 Jul 17 Fri 04 Aug 17 Fri 18 Aug 17 Fri 01 Sep 17 Fri 15 Sep 17 Fri 22 Sep 17 Fri 06 Oct 17 Fri 20 Oct 17

Fri 13 Oct 17 Tue 24 Oct 17 Fri 03 Nov 17 Fri 17 Nov 17 Fri 24 Nov 17 Mon 04 Dec 17 Fri 15 Dec 17 Fri 29 Dec 17

Fri 27 Oct 17 Tue 07 Nov 17 Fri 17 Nov 17 Fri 01 Dec 17 Fri 08 Dec 17 Mon 18 Dec 17 Fri 29 Dec 17 Fri 12 Jan 18

This tour also runs in reverse: Santiago to Lima - Tour Code: HCP

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Train tickets & guided tour of Machu Picchu, day trip and guided tour to Lake Titicaca, crossing the Uyuni Salt Flats to Laguna Colorada, entry and guided tour of Valley of the Moon

Have more time? Add another 6 days to your tour and finish in Buenos Aires, Argentina. See Tour Code HWS online


Bolivia, Chile & Argentina

South America

Jumping on the Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia - Taken by Yi-Na (Iggy) Tsai

La Paz BOLIVIA

BRAZIL

Uyuni

Laguna Colorada San Pedro de Atacama Calama Mendoza

Santiago

Buenos Aires

CHILE

ARGENTINA

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Bolivia, Chile & Argentina | 14 days Tour Code: HBA • La Paz to Buenos Aires

2139

From £

I’d like my own room: £339

Start your tour in La Paz and end it in one of South America’s most popular cities, Buenos Aires. Drive through Uyuni’s salt flats reflected for miles around under the stunning blue sky, taste world-class Malbecs in Mendoza and learn to tango in Buenos Aires. A short but fulfilling adventure across three exhilarating countries.

Tour Highlights

Tour Information 11 nights hotels, 2 nights basic, multi-share hostels on the Uyuni Salt Flats 10 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners included

Take plenty of photos on the Uyuni Salt Flats Tour a traditional Argentinian winery

Enjoy delicious steaks & wines Local public bus, minibus, 4WD, 3 flights, taxi

Cross the expansive Atacama Desert

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive La Paz 2 Uyuni 3 Create photographic illusions on the breathtaking Uyuni Salt Flats 4 Admire the scenic Laguna Colorada speckled with flamingos 5-6 Visit the world’s driest desert, the Atacama Desert and enjoy a guided tour of the landscapes that make up the Valley of the Moon 7-9 Explore Chile’s cosmopolitan capital, Santiago. For the best views, take a funicular rail to the top of San Cristóbal 10-12 Cross into Argentina and taste some of the world’s best wines in Mendoza 13 Explore the colourful neighbourhoods and try the tastiest steaks in Buenos Aires 14 Depart Buenos Aires

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Fri 23 Dec 16 Wed 04 Jan 17 Fri 27 Jan 17 Mon 06 Feb 17 Fri 10 Mar 17 Fri 24 Mar 17 Fri 07 Apr 17 Fri 14 Apr 17 Fri 28 Apr 17

Thu 05 Jan 17 Tue 17 Jan 17 Thu 09 Feb 17 Sun 19 Feb 17 Thu 23 Mar 17 Thu 06 Apr 17 Thu 20 Apr 17 Thu 27 Apr 17 Thu 11 May 17

Fri 12 May 17 Fri 19 May 17 Fri 02 Jun 17 Fri 09 Jun 17 Wed 21 Jun 17 Fri 07 Jul 17 Fri 14 Jul 17 Fri 21 Jul 17 Fri 28 Jul 17

Thu 25 May 17 Thu 01 Jun 17 Thu 15 Jun 17 Thu 22 Jun 17 Tue 04 Jul 17 Thu 20 Jul 17 Thu 27 Jul 17 Thu 03 Aug 17 Thu 10 Aug 17

Fri 11 Aug 17 Fri 25 Aug 17 Fri 08 Sep 17 Fri 15 Sep 17 Fri 29 Sep 17 Fri 13 Oct 17 Fri 20 Oct 17 Tue 31 Oct 17 Fri 10 Nov 17

Thu 24 Aug 17 Thu 07 Sep 17 Thu 21 Sep 17 Thu 28 Sep 17 Thu 12 Oct 17 Thu 26 Oct 17 Thu 02 Nov 17 Mon 13 Nov 17 Thu 23 Nov 17

Fri 24 Nov 17 Fri 01 Dec 17 Mon 11 Dec 17 Fri 22 Dec 17 Fri 05 Jan 18 Fri 12 Jan 18 Mon 22 Jan 18 Fri 02 Feb 18 Fri 16 Feb 18

End tour

Included on your tour Crossing the Uyuni Salt Flats to Laguna Colorada, entry and guided tour of Valley of the Moon, Argentinean winery tour

Our Tucan Tip The Uyuni Salt Flats get extremely cold at night so make sure you pack warm clothes.

Thu 07 Dec 17 Thu 14 Dec 17 Sun 24 Dec 17 Thu 04 Jan 18 Thu 18 Jan 18 Thu 25 Jan 18 Sun 04 Feb 18 Thu 15 Feb 18 Thu 01 Mar 18

This tour also runs in reverse: Buenos Aires to La Paz - Tour Code: HAB

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Bolivia & Brazil

South America

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BRAZIL

BOLIVIA

La Paz Santa Cruz Pantanal wetlands Uyuni Sucre Potosí

Campo Grande

Rio de Janeiro

Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia

2019

The Tucan Trail | 14 days

From £

I’d like my own room: £249

Tour Code: SATT • La Paz to Rio de Janeiro Experience the best bits of Bolivia and Brazil on this whirlwind tour. Start in the dizzying heights of La Paz and end on the sun-kissed beaches of Rio de Janeiro. Take creative photos on the Uyuni Salt Flats, wander down cobbled streets and through bustling markets, and horse ride through the Pantanal marshlands.

Tour Highlights

Tour Information 11 nights hotels, 1 night basic, multi-share hostels on the Uyuni Salt Flats, 1 overnight sleeper train 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners included

Cross the Uyuni Salt Flats on 4WD

Spot wildlife in the Pantanal Wetlands

Wander white-washed, colonial towns

Learn about the mining history in Potosi

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive La Paz 2 Fly to Uyuni 3 Travel onto the Uyuni Salt Flats on a 4WD excursion 4 Return to the town of Uyuni 5 Wander Potosí’s markets and learn about its history with silver 6-7 Enjoy the white washed city of Sucre and dare to try the locally grown chillies in the food market 8-9 Fly to Santa Cruz 10-12 After soaking up the sights of Santa Cruz we begin our journey to the swampy Pantanal Wetlands. Here you can spot a range of wildlife 13 Fly to Rio de Janeiro and relax on its miles of beaches 14 Depart Rio de Janeiro

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Tue 27 Dec 16 Sun 29 Jan 17 Sat 11 Feb 17 Thu 16 Mar 17

Mon 09 Jan 17 Sat 11 Feb 17 Fri 24 Feb 17 Wed 29 Mar 17

Tue 18 Apr 17 Sun 21 May 17 Fri 23 Jun 17

Mon 01 May 17 Sat 03 Jun 17 Thu 06 Jul 17

Wed 26 Jul 17 Mon 28 Aug 17 Sat 30 Sep 17

Tue 08 Aug 17 Sun 10 Sep 17 Fri 13 Oct 17

Thu 02 Nov 17 Tue 05 Dec 17 Sat 27 Jan 18

Wed 15 Nov 17 Mon 18 Dec 17 Fri 09 Feb 18

Meets Rio Carnival

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Local public bus, minibus, 4WD, 3 flights, overnight sleeper train, taxi

Included on your tour Overnight excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats including entry to Isla Incawasi & Volcan Tunupa, two nights in the Pantanal Wetlands

Our Tucan Tip Pack plenty of mosquito repellent especially for the Pantanal.


Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina & Brazil

South America

The departure

30 Jan 2017

meets Rio in time for

Rio Carnival See our website for

more Special Departures!

Group photo on Uros Island, Lake Titicaca ,Peru

PERU

Lima

Machu Picchu Ollantaytambo

Cuzco

Lake Titicaca

La Paz

Puno

BRAZIL

BOLIVIA

CHILE

Calama

Uyuni Laguna Colorada San Pedro de Atacama

Rio de Janeiro Iguazú Falls

ARGENTINA

Santiago

Mendoza

Buenos Aires

Laguna Colorada, Bolivia

South America Express | 26 days Tour Code: HSE • Lima to Rio de Janeiro

I’d like my own room: £539

Travel across South America from Lima to Rio de Janeiro in under a month. Discover Machu Picchu, explore the Atacama Desert and marvel at Iguazú Falls. Combining five countries, this adventure will showcase some of the best sights of the continent.

Tour Highlights Take the train for a guided tour of Machu Picchu Cross the Uyuni Salt Flats

4179

From £

Tour an Argentinian winery

Admire Iguazú Falls from Argentina & Brazil

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Lima 2 Fly to Cuzco and explore the city 3 Taking the train, enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu 4 Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting Pisac and Ollantaytambo 5-6 From Puno we visit Lake Titicaca, spending a day exploring the islands 7-8 Haggle in the witches market of La Paz 9-10 Discover the huge expanse of the Uyuni Salt Flats 11 Visit the Laguna Colorada surrounded by pink flamingos 12-13 Take a tour of the dry Atacama Desert 14-16 Explore Chile’s fast-paced capital, Santiago 17-19 Enjoy Argentina’s famous wine region in Mendoza, sampling the Malbecs that are produced here 20-22 Explore Buenos Aires’ colourful neighbourhoods, catch a tango show and sample succulent steaks 23-24 Marvel at Iguazú Falls from Brazil and Argentina 25 Ascend Sugarloaf Mountain or relax on the beaches in Rio de Janeiro 26 Depart Rio de Janeiro

Dates Two departures a month This tour also runs in reverse: Rio de Janeiro to Lima - Tour Code: HES

Tour Information 23 nights hotels, 2 nights basic, multi-share hostels on the Uyuni Salt Flats 19 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners included Local public bus, minibus, boat, 4WD, train, 6 flights, taxi

Included on your tour Train tickets & guided tour of Machu Picchu, day trip and guided tour to Lake Titicaca, crossing the Uyuni Salt Flats to Laguna Colorada, entry and guided tour of Valley of the Moon, Argentinean winery tour, entry to Iguazú Falls from Brazil & Argentina

Have more time? Hike to Machu Picchu and add the Inca Trail Trek to this tour. See Tour Code HPB online.

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South America

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South America Highlights | 32 days

5059

From £

I’d like my own room: £679

Tour Code: HSH • Lima to Rio de Janeiro This exciting tour across South America stops at the most popular and famous highlights in the region. From the Amazon Jungle to Iguazú Falls, this group tour gives you a taste of the continent’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. Including some of the most vibrant Latin American cities, it is a jam-packed tour that will leave you with memories for life.

Tour Information 24 nights hotels, 2 nights jungle lodges, 3 nights camping, 2 nights multi-share hostels on the Uyuni Salt Flats

Tour Highlights Spot wildlife in the Amazon Jungle Conquer the Inca Trail Trek

Feel the spray on your face from Iguazú Falls

Sample some of Argentina’s best wine

Haggle in La Paz’ Witches Market

Pose for photos on the Uyuni Salt Flats

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Lima 2-3 Uncover wildlife in the Amazon Jungle 4 Enjoy the many sights of Cuzco 5 Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas 6-8 Hike the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu 9-10 Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu before returning to Cuzco 11-12 From Puno we have a day trip to Lake Titicaca 13-14 Cross into Bolivia and explore the city of La Paz 15 Uyuni 16 Tour the mesmerizing Uyuni Salt Flats 17 Spot flamingos at Laguna Colorada 18-19 Admire the landscapes of Atacama Desert 20-22 Discover the cosmopolitan city of Santiago 23-25 Enjoy a guided tour of an Argentinean winery in Mendoza 26-28 Fly to Buenos Aires where you can explore the extraordinary Recoleta Cemetery 29-30 See Iguazú Falls from Brazil and Argentina 31 Relax on the miles of beaches in Rio de Janeiro 32 Depart Rio de Janeiro

Dates Two departures a month This tour also runs in reverse: Rio de Janeiro to Lima - Tour Code: HHS

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25 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners included Public bus, minibus, boat, on foot, 4WD, taxi, 7 flights

Included on your tour Two night Amazon Jungle excursion, guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, guided Inca Trail Trek & permit, guided tour of Machu Picchu and train back to Cuzco, day trip and guided tour to Lake Titicaca, crossing the Uyuni Salt Flats to Laguna Colorada, entry and guided tour of Valley of the Moon, Argentinean winery tour, entry to Iguazú Falls from Brazil & Argentina

Our Tucan Tip Don’t miss star-gazing in the San Pedro de Atacama Desert.


Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina & Brazil

South America

More Trips Online There are many ways you can combine the highlights of South America together. Below are some of our online favourites but check out our website if you want to do something slightly different.

Andes & Coastal Highlights 21 days Lima to Santiago • Tour Code: HAC

Lapa Steps. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Salt Flats to Sugarloaf 19 days La Paz to Rio de Janeiro • Tour Code: HSL

Western Highlights 19 days Lima to Santiago • Tour Code: HWH

Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu

Lima

Amazon Jungle

Ollantaytambo Cuzco PERU

Lake Titicaca

La Paz

Puno

BOLIVIA

Uyuni CHILE

BRAZIL

Laguna Colorada San Pedro de Atacama

Calama

Rio de Janeiro

Iguazú Falls

ARGENTINA

Mendoza Santiago

Buenos Aires

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Visits 5 countries

South America

South America Encompassed | 48 days Tour Code: SASA

If you want an extensive adventure through some of the best bits of South America then choose the South America Encompassed tour. Travelling for 48 days from Quito to Buenos Aires you will discover five very different countries and see some of the biggest highlights like Machu Picchu, the Amazon Jungle and Iguazú Falls. If you don’t have enough time to do this huge trip, you can combine sections together, as shown below!

Iguazú Falls, Brazil

Combine Tours Together You can start and finish your tour in any of the cities on the map travelling for as little or as long as you like. To find out about each of the sections on this epic adventure, go to the pages listed below.

Quito to Lima | 11 days

Lima to La Paz | 12-15 days

Ecuador & Peru

Peru & Bolivia

This 11 day tour connects luscious Ecuador and the rarely visited northern corner of Peru with the bustling capital of Lima. From steaming hot springs to stunning beaches, this tour really takes you off the beaten track.

The duration of this leg of your journey depends on whether you decide to add the Inca Trek and the Amazon Jungle to your itinerary. With Incan ruins, local cultures and llama-filled landscapes, the growing popularity of Peru will become clear. Tour Code: PIP/PMP

Tour Code: SAEP See Page 47

See Page 40

La Paz to Rio de Janeiro | 14 days

Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro | 9 days

Bolivia & Brazil

Brazil, Uruguay & Argentina

Escaping off the beaten track, we call the La Paz to Rio de Janeiro section of our South America Encompassed tour, The Tucan Trail. From the lofty heights of La Paz to the sun-kissed beaches of Rio, there is plenty to be discovered in between.

Operating in both directions, this 9 day adventure connects two of South America’s liveliest cities with the thunderous Iguazú Falls in between. With time for a few days on the beach you could get addicted to this part of the world.

Tour Code: SATT See Page 64

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Tour Code: SABR See Pages 60-61


Visits 5 countries

South America

Our Online Favourites There are many ways you can combine the highlights of South America together. Below are some of our online favourites but check out our website if you want to do something slightly different.

Peru to Argentina Highlights 32 days Lima to Buenos Aires • Tour Code: SAPA

La Boca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Lima to Buenos Aires 37 days Lima to Buenos Aires • Tour Code: SALB

La Paz to Buenos Aires 22 days La Paz to Buenos Aires • Tour Code: SALP Lake Titicaca reed islands, Peru

Quito ECUADOR

PERU Machu Picchu

Lima

Amazon Jungle Lake Titicaca

BOLIVIA

La Paz

BRAZIL Pantanal Wetlands

Uyuní (Salt Flats)

Rio de Janeiro Iguazú Falls

ARGENTINA

Buenos Aires

UR UGUAY Colonia del Sacramento

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South America

Patagonia

Group photo with overland truck in Patagonia - Taken by Kim Mouncer

Our Tucan Tip It can be very difficult to withdraw local currencies in Patagonia and nearly impossible to access US Dollars for your Local Payment. Remember to obtain all the cash you may need for your tour before leaving home.

Supporting Local Communities

Your Transport The majority of the travel time is spent on our comfortable trucks. Our overland vehicles vary according to the destination, year and model. They have been modified for comfort and convenience and carry lots of equipment to assist you on your adventure. Forward-facing seats & seat belts Two tables, great for playing games Access to the driver’s compartment Cabin to store your daypacks External storage compartments

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South America

About Patagonia Best time to travel

OCT

MAR

Buenos Aires Ushuaia is the southernmost town in the world ARGENTINA

2,000,000 People live here.

1,043,076

CHILE

km2

El Chaltén El Calafate Torres del Paine Puerto Natales National Park

That’s 2 people per km2

Chilean

Ushuaia

Argentinian

FACT: The only place outside of Wales where Welsh is still the native language.

1319

Southern Patagonia | 13 days

From £

Tour Code: PASP • El Chaltén to Buenos Aires Concentrating on just the southern tip of South America, this tour is rich in hiking trails, icy glaciers and windswept landscapes. Packed with adventure, culture and wildlife, each day will bring azure lakes, sweeping forests and granite mountains.

Tour Highlights Entry to Los Glaciares National Park & guided walk Entry to Tierra del Fuego National Park

Perito Moreno Glacier tour

Plus Local Payment: US$690 I’d like my own room: £439

Tour Information 9 nights hotels, 3 nights camping in Torres del Paine NP

Entry to Torres del Paine National Park 12 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners included

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive El Chaltén 2 Hike through Los Glaciares NP and admire its granite peaks 3-4 El Calafate is our base for a tour of the Perito Moreno Glacier. It is one of two Patagonian glaciers still growing and the largest in Patagonia. Spot huge chunks of ice falling into the water below 5 Puerto Natales 6-8 With three nights camping inside Torres del Paine NP, there is plenty of time to do the best hikes and excursions. Whether you want to hike part of the ‘W’ trek for the best views of the three towers or enjoy a comfortable cruise over Lake Pehoe, there is something for all types of adventurer 9 El Calafate 10-11 We leave our truck behind to take a short flight to Ushuaia. Explore Tierra del Fuego NP and admire the dramatic scenery at ‘the end of the world’. Trek to the Black Lagoon and keep an eye out for beavers building dams on Los Castores stream. From Ushuaia you can also cruise the Beagle Channel 12 After enjoying Patagonia, we board our flight to Buenos Aires for a final evening of excellent wine and steak 13 Depart Buenos Aires

Tucan Travel overland truck, minibus, 2 flights, on foot

Included on your tour Guided walks of Los Glaciares National Park, Perito Moreno Glacier tour, guided walks in Torres del Paine National Park, entry to Tierra del Fuego National Park

Upgrade to 100% hotels

439

From £

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

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Start tour

End tour

Wed 21 Dec 16 Wed 08 Feb 17 Wed 29 Mar 17

Mon 02 Jan 17 Mon 20 Feb 17 Mon 10 Apr 17

Wed 01 Nov 17 Wed 20 Dec 17

Mon 13 Nov 17 Mon 01 Jan 18

Wed 07 Feb 18 Wed 28 Mar 18

Mon 19 Feb 18 Mon 09 Apr 18

Wed 31 Oct 18 Wed 19 Dec 18

Mon 12 Nov 18 Mon 31 Dec 18

Upgrade your accommodation inside Torres del Paine NP to a hotel with all meals included. Availability may vary depending on departure dates so book early to avoid disappointment.

This tour also runs in reverse: Buenos Aires to El Chaltén - Tour Code: PAPS

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Patagonia

South America

Admiring the views in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia

1919

Trails of Patagonia | 21 days

From £

Tour Code: PATP • Bariloche to Buenos Aires Begin in Bariloche and make the most of the stunning town. Head south to Ushuaia and then back up to Buenos Aires. From sprawling national parks to loud and crackling ice glaciers, imposing granite towers and diverse wildlife, Patagonia is a region to be explored by those seeking an adventure in the great outdoors.

Plus Local Payment: US$920 I’d like my own room: US$719

Tour Information 17 nights hotels, 3 nights camping in Torres del Paine National Park

Tour Highlights Enjoy the Swiss influences of Bariloche

Get your adrenaline pumping in Futaleufu

Watch ice shattering off the Perito Moreno Glacier

Hike through Torres del Paine NP

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Bariloche 2 Enjoy the picturesque alpine ski resort of Bariloche. Take a cable car up the mountain for the best views 3-4 Enjoy water based excursions in Futaleufu 5-6 Indulge in the hot springs in Parque Queulat 7 Coyhaique 8 Enter Patagonia and spend the night in Perito Moreno 9-10 From El Chaltén hike through Los Glaciares National Park 11-12 From El Calafate you will see Perito Moreno Glacier 13 Puerto Natales 14-16 Conquer the many hiking trails in Torres del Paine NP 17 El Calafate 18-19 Flying to Ushuaia this is our base to explore Tierra del Fuego NP 20 Feast on a welldeserved steak in Buenos Aires 21 Depart Buenos Aires

20 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 3 dinners included Tucan Travel overland truck, minibus, 2 flights, on foot

Included on your tour Guided tour of Cuevos de los Manos, guided walks of Los Glaciares National Park, Perito Moreno Glacier tour, guided walks in Torres del Paine National Park, entry to Tierra del Fuego National Park

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Tue 13 Dec 16 Tue 31 Jan 17 Tue 21 Mar 17

Mon 02 Jan 17 Mon 20 Feb 17 Mon 10 Apr 17

Tue 24 Oct 17 Tue 12 Dec 17

Mon 13 Nov 17 Mon 01 Jan 18

Tue 30 Jan 18 Tue 20 Mar 18

Mon 19 Feb 18 Mon 09 Apr 18

Tue 23 Oct 18 Tue 11 Dec 18

Mon 12 Nov 18 Mon 31 Dec 18

This tour also runs in reverse: Buenos Aires to Bariloche - Tour Code: PAPT

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Have more time? Start your tour in Santiago, Chile and add an extra 3 days to your tour. See Tour Code PACP online.


Patagonia

South America

Overland Truck in Patagonia

Perito Moreno Glacier, Patagonia

Your tour spends a few nights in Ushuaia, the gateway to Antarctica. Postpone your return to Buenos Aires by including an Antarctica cruise. See Page 74 for more details

Buenos Aires Overland Truck in Patagonia

ARGENTINA CHILE

Bariloche Futaleufu Puyuhuapi Coyhaique Perito Moreno Torres del Paine National Park

El ChaltĂŠn El Calafate

Puerto Natales Ushuaia Group photo in Patagonia - Taken by Anneka Buckle

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Welcome to Antarctica

Antarctica

Welcome to

Antarctica

Penguins in Antarctica

Antarctica

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Ushuaia

DRAKE PASSAGE

King George Island Livingston Island Deception Island

Curverville Island Paradise Bay

WEDDELL SEA

Adelaide Island

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Welcome to Antarctica

Antarctica

About Antarctica

Best time to travel

Antarctica approximately has 70% of all fresh water on Earth.

98% is covered by ice

A group on a zodiac with seals nearby, Antarctica

NO Polar bears live in Antarctica... They live in the Arctic

6 types of penguin can be found

Nearly twice the size of Australia

24hrs of sunlight during the summer months

There is a bar in Antarctica. It is the world’s most southern bar Baby Seal, Antarctica

Our Cruises

Combine Antarctica with Patagonia

Our cruises in Antarctica are for the ultimate adventurer. You will experience fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities as you explore one of the most unspoilt destinations in the world. Our tours include shore landings and walks, with the support of an expert crew who will teach you all about this unique corner of the world.

We try to make it as easy as possible to combine a cruise of Antarctica with a tour of Patagonia as it is such a remote region to get to, many people want to explore as much as possible. We can organise everything to get you from A to B, book flights, extra night’s accommodation in Ushuaia and transfers. To find out how this works, speak to an Adventure Specialist for more details.

Boat Features

Our Vessels The Ushuaia is an ice-strengthened polar vessel with excellent and comfortable facilities. The expedition leaders, lecturers and crew are highly experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic in Antarctic navigation and the open bridge policy is a chance to see the vessels best features. From The Ushuaia, an advanced landing craft ensures superb landings and amazing wildlife viewing opportunities along an otherwise inaccessible coastline.

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Argentina & Antarctica

Antarctica

A group on a zodiac, Antarctica

5699

Classic Antarctica | 12 days

From £

Tour Code: RATC1 • Ushuaia to Ushuaia For over two centuries, the remote White Continent has attracted scientists and explorers and now this frozen land has opened its doors to adventure travellers. Journey from the fascinating Ushuaia to the Antarctic Peninsula and be totally mesmerized by unique wildlife, majestic icebergs and superb scenery. Sightings of large penguin colonies, magnificent whales, and breathtaking icebergs will make each day more incredible than the last.

Tour Information 10 nights in twin share cabins, 1 night hotel All meals while onboard The Ushuaia vessel, on foot

Tour Highlights See the wildlife that inhabit Antarctica Explore the South Shetland Islands Sail across Drake Passage Swim in the warm waters off Deception Island

More options online

Itinerary

We have lots more Antarctica itineraries available on our website, www.tucantravel.com

Day 1 Arrive Ushuaia 2-4 Board your cruise and cross the Drake Passage spotting many of the Antarctic seabirds. You will get you first sightings of icebergs indicating that we have reached the South Shetland islands 5-9 Explore the South Shetland Islands and discover a plethora of wildlife. View huge penguin and seal colonies and sail to Deception Island where you can swim in the hot springs of Pendulum Cove. Taking a dip in these warm waters whilst being in the Antarctic Peninsula is truly an unforgettable experience 10-11 Heading north across the Drake Passage we can enjoy some lectures about the Antarctic before heading back to Ushuaia 12 Disembark at Ushuaia

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Argentina & Antarctica

Antarctica

Humpback Whale in Antarctica - Taken by John Wright

The Ushuaia, Antarctica

Our Tucan Tip Pack your swimming costume as it is possible to swim in the warm sea at Deception Island, warmed by volcanic currents.

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Ushuaia A zodiac boat, Antarctica

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King George Island Livingston Island Deception Island Curverville Island Gerlache Strait Paradise Bay Adelaide Island

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Welcome to North America

North America

Welcome to

North America

Bryce Canyon, Utah

About North America We have a small selection of tours in North America that are perfect for those wanting to experience some of the highlights of the USA and Canada. Admire spectacular views of the Grand Canyon, spot grizzly bears in Alaska, try your luck in Las Vegas and learn about traditional Native American culture at Monument Valley.

Your Transport North America is famously vast and it can be quite difficult to get to national parks using public transport. This is why we mainly use private vans to get you from A to B. Some of the private vans we use are new for 2016 with A/C, extra-large windows, more leg room and overhead racks for storage. They are comfortable and well-equipped for long drive days through remote corners of the region. Other forms of transport included are ferries, four wheel drives and your own two feet!

Your Accommodation We use a combination of hotels and cabins through North America depending on the region. We choose the most appropriate form of accommodation available based on comfort and location ensuring you can make the most of each day of your tour. Where possible, we stay in hotels within walking distance of the main attractions.

About Each Day

Your Meals

Each day of your tour will bring you new experiences and opportunities. Whether you are passing dramatic scenery and crossing vast distances in the comfort of our air-conditioned van, or trekking through stunning valleys or down dusty canyons, the diversity and size of North America will astound you. We try to include many of the key highlights visited on your tour, entry to national parks and delicious meals, cooked for you by you.

North America is famous for its food from fluffy pancakes dripping in maple syrup to southern-fried chicken and juicy burgers. This is why we don’t include any meals on our trips to allow you to sample as much of the local cuisine as possible. Some Tour Leaders may operate a food kitty on our trips to cover some lunches on travel days. For more details on this, see our website.

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Welcome to North America

North America

Grizzly Bear in Alaska

The Golden Gate Bridge, California

Top 5 highlights

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New for 2017! Tucan Travel have launched tours to North America!

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California, Nevada, Arizona & Utah

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UTAH

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ARIZONA

Lake Powell, Utah

2599

Best of the West | 14 days

From £

Tour Code: NABW • San Francisco to Las Vegas

I’d like my own room: £908

Discover the pinnacle of Western America on this 14 day adventure from San Francisco to Las Vegas. Explore world-famous destinations like the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley and spend three days hiking through beautiful Yosemite National Park. Get a taste of Americana culture on Route 66 before ending the tour in the energetic city of Las Vegas!

Search for wildlife in Yosemite National Park Visit the dramatic Antelope Slot Canyon

Drive the iconic Route 66

Private van, 4WD, on foot

Soak up the bright lights of Las Vegas

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive San Francisco 2 Stop to admire views of the Golden Gate Bridge on the way to Yosemite National Park 3-4 Explore the vast national park searching for wildlife including bears 5 Drive to Death Valley. It is one of the hottest places in the world. This evening you can enjoy cheese and wine tasting 6-7 Enter the Mormon state of Utah and Zion National Park. For incredible views, hike to Angels Landing 8 Head to Bryce Canyon National Park and admire the dramatic sandstone spires 9 Enjoy a Navajo guided tour of Antelope Canyon 10 Admire spectacular views as you hike Horseshoe Bend before travelling to the heart of the Navajo region and discover Monument Valley. Learn about these sacred Navajo tribal lands with a Navajo guide. The valley has been the location of many Wild West films 11-12 Admire the vast size of the Grand Canyon 13 Drive along Route 66 to Las Vegas 14 Depart Las Vegas

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Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley, Navajo guided tour of Antelope Slot Canyon, entry to Yosemite National Park, entry to Death Valley National Park, entry to Zion National Park, entry to Bryce Canyon National Park, Lake Powell & Antelope Canyon, entry to Grand Canyon National Park, Horseshoe Bend, drive Route 66 and stop at the town of Seligman, driving tour of Las Vegas strip

Our Tucan Tip Book a few extra nights in San Francisco before your tour departs to pack in all the sights the city has to offer.


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Vegas, Valleys & Canyons | 9 days Tour Code: NAVC • Las Vegas to Las Vegas

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Tour Information 8 nights hotels No meals included

Tour Highlights Learn about Native American culture

See iconic views in Monument Valley

Conquer hiking trails in Bryce Canyon NP

Enjoy the Grand Canyon IMAX Theatre

Private van, 4WD, on foot

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Las Vegas 2-3 View the Emerald Pools and hike to Angels Landing in Zion NP. Dip your toes in the water at Riverside Walk or wade through the Virgin River, to cool down from the sun 4 Learn about the mysterious hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park and hike amongst them on the Peek-a-Boo Loop trails 5 Discover the incredible rock formations in Monument Valley. This region is sacred to the Native American Navajo culture and is the setting for many Western films 6-7 Enjoy the many trails at the Grand Canyon and learn more about this world wonder at the IMAX Theatre 8 Return to the bright lights of Las Vegas and enjoy one last meal at one of the many lively restaurants 9 Depart Las Vegas

Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley, entry to Zion National Park, entry to Bryce Canyon National Park, entry to Grand Canyon National Park, drive Route 66 and stop at the town of Seligman, driving tour of Las Vegas strip, Glen Canyon Dam

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North America

Group at Lake Louise, Canada

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Wells Grey Provincial Park Whistler

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Banff National Park

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Beautiful glacial lake, Canada

Canadian Rockies Adventure | 12 days Tour Code: NACA • Vancouver to Calgary

1679

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I’d like my own room: £565

Soak up the great outdoors on this adventure through some of Canada’s greatest landscapes. Travel through the heart of the Rockies and enjoy adventure activities in scenic national parks and legendary valleys. Visit breathtaking lakes, admire vast glaciers and conquer epic hiking trails before saying goodbye to nature and ending in the cosmopolitan city of Calgary.

Tour Information OREGON 10 nights hotels, 1 night ranch cabin IDAHO No meals included

Tour Highlights View the highest point of the Rockies Marvel at the beauty of Lake Louise

Explore Banff NP, Jasper NP and Yoho NP Enjoy a scenic drive on the Icefields Parkway

Private van, on foot

Included on your tour

Itinerary

Entry toYosemite Whistler, Wells Gray Provincial Park, NEVADA NPentry to UTAH Day 1 Arrive Vancouver 2-3 Travel through Cache Creek to the adventure hub of San Francisco entry to Jasper National Park, drive the Icefields Parkway, entry to Yoho National Park, entry to Banff National Park, Whistler. Here you can zip-line through the trees or try many hiking trails 4 Travel to Lake Louise Wells Gray Provincial Park exploring the famous Helmcken Falls. Walk along the edge and admire the views 5-6 Explore the wilderness landscapes of Jasper National Park 7 Enjoy a scenic drive through the heart of the Rockies on the Icefields Parkway before CALIFORNIA Vagas heading to Golden which is your base for exploring Yoho National Park 8 Explore the Our TucanLasTip Grand Canyon alpine landscape or raft down the Kicking Horse River 9 Discover the breathtaking Lake Make sure you bring your swimming costume as Louise 10 Ride up the gondola to Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park 11 Drive to the Route 66 we include a visit to the thermal pools in Banff cosmopolitan city of Calgary famous for its Western roots 12 Depart Calgary National Park.

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North America

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USA

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I’d like my own room: £760

Conquer Alaska on this adventure through one of the most unspoilt regions of North WISCONSIN America. Travelling through breath-taking scenery, you will encounter a wonderland of snow-capped mountains, icy glaciers and untamed national parks. There are plenty of opportunities to spot wildlife including on the ferry between Seward and Valdez and SOUTH DAKOTA whilst hiking Denali National Park.

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Day 1 Arrive Anchorage 2 Travel to Seward first stopping at the Portage Glacier. Seward is our gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park where you can opt for a whale and wildlife spotting cruise 3 Today we explore more of Kenai Fjords National Park, taking the Exit Glacier hike for breathtaking views 4-5KANSAS Pass icebergs and islands on the ferry to Valdez. COLORADO It is known as the “Switzerland of Alaska” due to its mountainous landscapes 6-7 Admire MISSOURI magnificent glaciers in Wrangell-St Elias National Park and explore the historic area of McCarthy and the Kennecott Mine 8 Drive through the Alaskan Mountain Range arriving at a traditional rustic lodge 9-10 Watch a dog sled demonstration in Denali National Park 11 Return to Anchorage stopping first at the town of Talkeetna 12 Depart Anchorage

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Welcome to Europe

Europe

Welcome to

Europe

City of Tallinn, Estonia

About Europe From Russia all the way down to Greece, we have a number of tours that get under the skin of Eastern and Central Europe. By day you can visit sophisticated cities and quiet villages, art galleries and museums, cathedrals and castles, historic monuments, varied architecture and bustling street cafĂŠs. By night you can enjoy lively bars and excellent restaurants sampling local delicacies from region to region.

Your Transport

Your Accommodation

Europe has some of the best transport infrastructure in the world, with motorways, railways and ferries connecting people with ease and comfort. We will use a variety of transport to get you from A to B on your tour, depending on the departure time, level of comfort and ease of use. You will even use your own two feet, walking between train stations and hotels. With us, you will get to see and experience the way millions of people travel around Europe every day.

Our tours in Europe cover a huge variety of countries and cultures meaning no day is the same. An adventure in Europe includes excursions to some of the ancient citadels, ruins and buildings that are famous across the world. Our knowledgeable Tour Leaders can also help arrange a number of optional excursions which can be found on our itineraries online.

About Each Day

Supporting Local Communities

In Europe, we use a range of hotels and apartments. We try to stay in the heart of the cities and towns we visit, sometimes within old city walls or close to metro stations and key transport links. At Tucan Travel, we know that your time is precious, and this is why we sometimes use overnight trains when the journeys are long. This allows you to make the most of each place we visit.

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Our tours in Europe are packed with visits to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and we include many guided tours of the sites. The fees for these excursions go back into the maintenance and restoration of the sites, protecting it for future generations to come. We use mainly public transport in this region which keeps our carbon footprint low.


Welcome to Europe

Europe

Russia

Montenegro

Estonia

Macedonia

Latvia

Albania

Lithuania

Croatia

Poland

Slovenia

Slovakia

Romania

Czech Republic

Bulgaria

Austria

Turkey

Hungary

Greece

Serbia

Iceland

Kosovo

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Northern Lights, Iceland

Viscri, Romania

Top 5 highlights

Our longest tour includes 25 UNESCO sites so you don’t have to worry about missing the highlights.

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Iceland

Europe

Blue Lagoon, Reykjavík, Iceland

Borgarnes ICELAND

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The Northern Lights, Iceland

Northern Lights | 8 days

1439

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Tour Code: ICNL • Reykjavík to Reykjavík In eight days maximise your chances of seeing the spectacular Northern Lights as well as packing in some of the top highlights of Iceland. Discover active volcanoes, admire tumbling waterfalls, see icelandic horses and take a dip in the relaxing warm waters of the Blue Lagoon. Staying in handpicked hotels, we chase the Northern Lights on this whirlwind icelandic adventure.

7 nights hotels 7 breakfasts included Minibus, on foot, boat

Tour Highlights Search for the Northern Lights

Tour Information

Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon

Enjoy breathtaking scenic landscapes

Sample traditional Icelandic food

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Reykjavík 2 On the way to Borgarnes we stop in the Saga valley where we can climb the Grábrok Volcanic Crater. On arrival we can enjoy a lecture about the Northern Lights before heading into the hotel garden that evening for our first chance of spotting them 3 Today you will cruise along the Breiðafjörður Fjord. In the evening you can relax in the hotel’s hot tubs 4 Explore bubbling geysers, admire waterfalls and see icelandic horses on the way to Selfoss 5-6 Walk along black lava sand beaches from Kirkjubajarklaustur and visit a glacier lagoon with floating icebergs 7 Return to Reykjavík and take a dip in the Blue Lagoon. Tonight we take one more tour to spot the Northern Lights 8 Depart Reykjavík

Dates This tour departs every Friday & most Sundays from October till mid April (excluding the Christmas period). See online (ICNL) for specific dates.

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This tour is part of our Discover range. For more details please see our website

Included on your tour Six opportunities to see the Northern Lights, entry to Skogar Folk Museum & Turf Houses, Breiðafjörður fjord cruise, visit a geysir geothermal field, visit a traditional shark farmer, Eyjafjallajökull Information Centre, visit Icelandic horse stables, visit a geothermal greenhouse, entry to the Blue Lagoon


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Europe

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Circuit of Iceland | 8 days

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Tour Code: ICCI • Reykjavík to Reykjavík

Tour Information Marvel at the unspoilt landscapes of Iceland on this eight day loop around the country. Discover the ‘Land of Fire and Ice’ as you hike along black sand beaches, admire vast glaciers and spot unique lava formations. Visit small fishing villages, relax in bubbling pools and see Europe’s biggest glacier.

Tour Highlights

7 breakfasts included Minibus, on foot

Admire glaciers, fjords, mountains & volcanoes Visit a geothermal greenhouse

7 nights hotels

Hike through vast national parks

Discover traditional fishing villages

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Reykjavík 2 Today we head to Akureyri. On the way we climb the Grábrok Volcanic Crater and visit a natural history and seal museum 3 Enjoy panoramic views of Eyjafjörður Fjord before heading to Lake Mývatn where you can soak in the thermal Mývatn Nature Baths 4 Hike through the lava formations of Dimmuborgir before heading east to Egilsstadir 5 Pass breathtaking fjord landscapes on the way to Kirkjubæjarklaustur. You can view Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajökull 6 In southern Iceland you can feel the spray from the Seljalandsfoss Waterfall 7 Travel the Golden Circle route, visiting an Icelandic horse stable and bubbling geothermal fields. Returning to Reykjavík you can enjoy a short city tour 8 Depart Reykjavík

Dates This tour usually departs every Friday all year and most Tuesdays in May, October, November and December. See online (ICCI) for specific dates.

This tour is part of our Discover range. For more details please see our website

Included on your tour Entry to the Natural History & Seal Museum, visit Viðimýri Turf Church, entry to Mývatn Nature Baths, entry to Petra’s Stone & Mineral Collection, Eyjafjallajökull Information Centre, visit Icelandic horse stables, visit a geothermal greenhouse

Our Tucan Tip Pack a windproof jacket and waterproof boots to keep you warm when exploring Iceland

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Russia

Europe

Canals of St Petersburg, Russia

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Moscow St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

799

Russian Highlights | 7 days

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Tour Code: EEHR • Moscow to St Petersburg

I’d like my own room: £239

This week long adventure provides a unique insight into Russia’s history and culture. Wander the Kremlin’s red brick towers and gaze over the city’s iconic onion domes, travel to Veliky Novgorod and visit the oldest cathedral in Russia. Head to St Petersburg where you can enjoy the Venetian-style canal network, neo-classical architecture and European-influenced sophistication.

Tour Information 5 nights hotels, 1 overnight train 5 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Compare two of Russia’s famous cities

Admire the domes of St Basil’s Cathedral

See Russia’s oldest cathedral, St Sophia’s Cathedral

Local public bus, train, taxi, metro, on foot

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Included on your tour Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Moscow 2 Visit Moscow’s Red Square and admire the spectacular architecture of St Basil’s Cathedral. Enjoy a guided tour of the Kremlin. Look around at the metro system on the way back to your hotel, the network is beautifully decorated and you can take a tour of the different stations 3-4 Travel to Veliky Novgorod, one of the oldest cities in Russia. Here you have a guided tour of the Novgorod Kremlin and St Sophia’s Cathedral 5-6 We head to St Petersburg known as the ‘Venice of the North’ due to its canal system. Here you will have a guided visit of the Hermitage Museum to see the extensive art collection 7 Depart St Petersburg

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Guided tour of Moscow Kremlin, guided tour of St Sophia’s Cathedral, guided tour of Novgorod Kremlin, guided tour of Hermitage Museum

Russian Visa! Everyone needs a visa to enter Russia and to get one, you will need an Invitation Letter. We can issue this for a small fee of £20.


Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania & Poland

Europe

Warsaw, Poland

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Baltic Capitals | 7 days

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Tour Code: EEBC • Tallinn to Warsaw

I’d like my own room: £199

This whistlestop tour of the Baltic capitals captures the history of this little discovered corner of Europe. Discover Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland as you wander the old towns of each of their capitals arriving in Warsaw where the city has risen out of the ashes to become a modern metropolis.

Tour Information 6 nights hotels 6 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Explore three UNESCO World Heritage sites

Admire medieval architecture

Discover the largest Old Town in Eastern Europe

Local public bus, on foot, tram, taxi

Compare four diverse capitals

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Tallinn 2-3 Crossing into Latvia we head to enchanting Riga with its medieval centre and modern city infrastructure. Wander the old town and visit the famous Gothic Church of St Peter’s. You can climb to the top of its spire for panoramic views of the city 4-5 In Lithuania we stop in Vilnius. Visit Gediminas Castle on the top of Gediminas Hill and Cathedral Square at the base of the hill. Look out for the secret stebuklas tile and when you find it, make a wish. We also visit the KGB Museum in Vilnius 6 Poland’s capital of Warsaw is our last stop. Here you can wander the Old Town and visit the Royal Castle 7 Depart Warsaw

Guided tour of KGB Museum

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Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia & Czech Republic

Europe

ICELAND

A group photo in Prague, Czech Republic - Taken by Tony Perdomo

Tallinn ESTONIA

L AT V I A

Riga

LITHUANIA

Vilnius

POLAND

Warsaw

C Z E C H R E PU B L I C

Prague

Kraków SLOVAKIA

High Tatras Mountains Mermaid statue in Warsaw, Poland

1119

Tallinn to Prague | 13 days

From £

Tour Code: EETP • Tallinn to Prague

I’d like my own room: £339

On this short tour you will get to visit the historic old towns of five distinct EasternEuropean capitals. Many are well-preserved and there are countless cathedrals, marketplaces, plazas and cobbled streets to be explored. European charm is in abundance. You will also take a guided tour of the harrowing Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

10 nights hotels, 1 guesthouse, 1 overnight train 11 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Marvel at Baroque buildings

Tour Information

Hike in the High Tatras Mountains

Enjoy the many restaurants & bars in Warsaw

Public bus, minibus, train, taxi, on foot

Visit the KGB Museum in Vilnius

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Tallinn 2-3 Wander Riga’s UNESCO-listed old town and admire the Art Nouveau architecture 4-5 Take a guided tour of the KGB Museum in Vilnius, Lithuania. Whilst you’re exploring the city you should keep an eye out for the secret stebuklas tile 6-7 Travelling into Poland you can compare the Old Town of Warsaw with its lively modern infrastructure 8-9 Visit Auschwitz on the outskirts of Kraków 10 Crossing into Slovakia we can hike through the High Tatras Mountains and explore Štrbské pleso lake 11-12 Sample some of the finest beers in Prague and visit Hradčany Castle 13 Depart Prague

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Fri 31 Mar 17 Sun 16 Apr 17 Fri 28 Apr 17 Sun 14 May 17

Wed 12 Apr 17 Fri 28 Apr 17 Wed 10 May 17 Fri 26 May 17

Fri 26 May 17 Sun 11 Jun 17 Fri 23 Jun 17 Sun 09 Jul 17

Wed 07 Jun 17 Fri 23 Jun 17 Wed 05 Jul 17 Fri 21 Jul 17

Fri 21 Jul 17 Sun 06 Aug 17 Fri 18 Aug 17 Sun 03 Sep 17

Wed 02 Aug 17 Fri 18 Aug 17 Wed 30 Aug 17 Fri 15 Sep 17

Fri 15 Sep 17 Sun 01 Oct 17 Fri 13 Oct 17

Wed 27 Sep 17 Fri 13 Oct 17 Wed 25 Oct 17

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Guided tour of KGB Museum, guided tour of Auschwitz Concentration Camp

“ I ate my way through Eastern Europe! While I enjoyed all of the museums and natural wonders of Eastern Europe, one of the unexpected highlights was the fantastic cooking! ” - Matthew Yokobosky - May 2016


Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria & Hungary

Europe

Inside the Jesuit Church, Vienna, Austria

POLAND

CZECH REPUBLIC

Prague

Warsaw

Kraków SLOVAKIA

High Tatras Mountains

Vienna AUSTRIA

Budapest HUNGARY

Hiking through the High Tatras Mountains, Slovakia

Central Europe Highlights | 11 days Tour Code: EEXC • Warsaw to Budapest

1099

From £

I’d like my own room: £309

A short adventure from Warsaw to Budapest, travel through five countries, four of which were hidden behind the Iron Curtain for many decades. Learn about the Holocaust at Auschwitz, visit Vienna, one of the most musical cities in the world, enjoy the crisp air up in the High Tatras Mountains and indulge in the hot baths of Budapest.

Tour Information 8 nights hotels, 1 guesthouse, 1 overnight train 9 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Hike the High Tatras Mountains

Take a dip in Budapest’s baths

Get stunning views over Prague

Visit Vienna, the ‘City of Music’

Local public bus, train, on foot, taxi, minibus, metro, tram

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Warsaw 2-3 Visit Wawel Castle in Kraków 4 Cross into Slovakia and discover the glacial lake of Štrbské pleso in the High Tatras Mountains 5-7 Travel to Prague. Visit Hradčany Castle and St Vitus Cathedral for magical views over the city and admire the stunning architecture as you explore the cobbled streets 8-9 Head to Austria and fall in love with the romantic city of Vienna. Here you can watch an opera or ballet performance in one of the many concert houses 10 Sample traditional goulash in Budapest, stroll down the Danube and grab some souvenirs 11 Depart Budapest

Guided tour of Auschwitz Concentration Camp

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Thu 06 Apr 17 Thu 04 May 17

Sun 16 Apr 17 Sun 14 May 17

Thu 01 Jun 17 Thu 29 Jun 17

Sun 11 Jun 17 Sun 09 Jul 17

Thu 27 Jul 17 Thu 24 Aug 17

Sun 06 Aug 17 Sun 03 Sep 17

Thu 21 Sep 17 Thu 19 Oct 17

Sun 01 Oct 17 Sun 29 Oct 17

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Europe

Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania & Montenegro

View of Dubrovnik, Croatia

1459

Balkans in 2 Weeks | 15 days

From £

Tour Code: EETW • Dubrovnik to Dubrovnik

I’d like my own room: £389

Start and end your tour in the charming city of Dubrovnik. In just 15 days this tour includes highlights from seven diverse countries. Visit four UNESCO sites including the Stari Most Bridge and take a boat ride around Matka Canyon. Discover tranquil lakes, ancient citadels and lively towns on this complete adventure through the Balkans region.

Tour Information 12 nights hotels, 2 nights apartments 14 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Take a boat ride around Matka Canyon Visit small villages & coastal towns

Enjoy panoramic views from Berat Castle

Minibus, on foot

Walk along Dubrovnik’s city walls

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Dubrovnik 2-3 Discover the picturesque monastery of Blagaj Tekke en-route to Sarajevo 4-5 Visit the historic Kalemegdan Citadel in Belgrade 6-7 Wander amongst bustling markets and visit the 900 year old Boyana Church in Sofia 8 Cross into Macedonia to the capital of Skopje 9-10 On the way to Lake Ohrid we first enjoy cruising down Matka Canyon. We then travel to the beautiful town of Ohrid 11 Heading into Albania we first stop in Berat. Admire the white ottoman houses in ‘the Town of a Thousand Windows’. We continue to the lively and colourful capital of Tirana 12-13 Enjoy a coastal meal in the Bay of Kotor 14 Return to Dubrovnik and walk the city walls 15 Depart Dubrovnik

Visit Mostar, entry to Blagaj Tekke, entry to Kalemegdan Citadel, Matka Canyon boat ride, visit Berat, entry to Dubrovnik City Walls

Want to start in Bulgaria? You can start and finish this tour in Sofia, Bulgaria. See Tour Code EEWT online.

Dates Start tour

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Sun 23 Apr 17 Sun 07 May 17 Sun 21 May 17

Sun 07 May 17 Sun 21 May 17 Sun 04 Jun 17

Sun 18 Jun 17 Sun 02 Jul 17 Sun 16 Jul 17

Sun 02 Jul 17 Sun 16 Jul 17 Sun 30 Jul 17

Sun 30 Jul 17 Sun 13 Aug 17 Sun 27 Aug 17

Sun 13 Aug 17 Sun 27 Aug 17 Sun 10 Sep 17

Sun 10 Sep 17 Sun 08 Oct 17

Sun 24 Sep 17 Sun 22 Oct 17

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Our Tucan Tip Summer in the Balkans can get very hot so remember to pack your sunscreen!


RUSSIA

Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Albania & Montenegro

Europe

L AT V I A

Riga

Moscow

LITHUANIA

View of Lake Ohrid, Macedonia

Stari Most, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Belgrade BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA SERBIA

Sarajevo

BULGARIA

Mostar

Dubrovnik CROATIA

Matka Canyon, Macedonia

Sofia

MONTENEGRO

Kotor

Skopje MACEDONIA

Tirana ALBANIA

Lake Ohrid

Mother Teresa statue, Skopje, Macedonia - Taken by Alice Rerden

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RUSSIA

Hungary, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro & Croatia

Europe

L AT V I A

Riga

LITHUANIA

Parliament in Budapest, Hungary

Budapest HUNGARY

Novi Sad

Belgrade SERBIA

CROATIA

Dubrovnik

Pristina

KOSOVO

Kotor Budva

MONTENEGRO

Tirana ALBANIA

Skopje MACEDONIA

Lake Ohrid

Devil’s Town, Serbia

1319

Budapest to Dubrovnik | 15 days

From £

Tour Code: EEPD • Budapest to Dubrovnik

I’d like my own room: £459

In two weeks combine seven countries travelling from Hungary to Croatia. Starting in the cultural city of Budapest, we enjoy an adventure that includes fortress tours and tranquil boat rides. Visit the bizarre landscapes of Devil’s Town in Serbia and walk the walls of Kruja in Albania. Enjoy coastal views in Montenegro before finishing your tour in the charming city of Dubrovnik.

Tour Information 12 nights hotels, 2 nights apartments 14 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Marvel at the Matka Canyon

Public bus, minibus, train, on foot, metro, taxi

Visit ancient citadels & beautiful lakes

Discover Kosovo’s unique landscapes

Walk along walled cities

Included on your tour Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Budapest 2 Travel to Novi Sad 3-4 Take a tunnel tour of the Petrovaradin Fortress on the way to Belgrade 5-6 Head towards Pristina and stop on the way to see the peculiar Devil’s Town rock formation 7-8 Cross into Macedonia and see the Mother Teresa statue in Skopje 9-10 Visit the church in the middle of Lake Ohrid 11 On the way to Tirana we stop in the small town of Kruja to visit the Skanderbeg Museum 12-13 Crossing into Montenegro we head to the seaside town of Budva. From here we will take a day trip to the pretty walled city of Kotor 14 Arriving in Croatia, our final stop is T A N I ADubrovnik. Enjoy walking the city walls and visiting the Old Town 15 Depart Dubrovnik

Dates Start tour

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Sun 16 Apr 17 Sun 14 May 17

Sun 30 Apr 17 Sun 28 May 17

Sun 11 Jun 17 Sun 09 Jul 17

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Sun 25 Jun 17 Sun 23 Jul 17

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Sun 20 Aug 17 Sun 17 Sep 17

Sun 1 Oct 17

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End tour

Sun 15 Oct 17

Petrovaradin Fortress tunnel tour, visit Devil’s Town, Matka Canyon boat ride, entry to Kruja City walls and Skanderbeg Museum, visit Kotor, entry to Dubrovnik City Walls

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L A T &V Hungary IA Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia

Europe

Moscow LITHUANIA

Las Palmas

HUNGARY

dapest El Aaiun

b

WESTERN SAHARA

Sarajevo MAURITANIA The Széchenyi Chain Bridge in Budapest, Hungary

k

Budapest SLOVENIA

HUNGARY

Lake Bled

Zagreb

Ljubljana

Plitvice

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

CROATIA

Sarajevo

Mostar

Split

Hvar

Dubrovnik

Plitvice National Park, Croatia

1359

Dubrovnik to Budapest | 15 days

From £

Tour Code: EEDP • Dubrovnik to Budapest

I’d like my own room: £459

Combine some of the most picture-perfect parts of Eastern Europe on this two week tour. This adventure includes one of Croatia’s most beautiful islands, as well as some fascinating highlights of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia and Hungary. Take a dip in Kravice Waterfall, enjoy a guided tour of the Diocletian’s Palace and visit the tranquil Lake Bled.

Tour Highlights Relax on the island of Hvar

11 nights hotels, 3 nights guesthouses 11 breakfasts included Public bus, minibus, ferry, train, on foot, taxi, metro

Wander around Ljubljana’s cobbled streets

Feel the spray from Kravice Waterfall

Tour Information

Admire the lakes in Plitvice National Park

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Dubrovnik 2-3 Cross into Bosnia & Herzegovina and explore the city of Sarajevo 4 Admire the Stari Most in Mostar 5-7 Returning to Croatia, spend three days on the beautiful island of Hvar. Enjoy al fresco cafes and stroll around the harbour 8 Head to the coastal city of Split and tour Diocletian’s Palace 9 Admire the many azure blue lakes in Plitvice NP 10-11 Visit the historic Upper Town in Zagreb 12-13 Crossing into Slovenia we take a day trip to Lake Bled from Ljubljana and also enjoy a guided city tour 14 Cross into Hungary where our final destination is the cultural city of Budapest 15 Depart Budapest

Included on your tour Entry to Kravice Waterfall, guided tour of Diocletian’s Palace, entry to Plitvice Lakes National Park, guided walking tour of Ljubljana, day trip to Lake Bled

Dates Start tour

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Sun 30 Apr 17 Sun 28 May 17

Sun 14 May 17 Sun 11 Jun 17

Sun 25 Jun 17 Sun 23 Jul 17

Sun 09 Jul 17 Sun 06 Aug 17

Sun 20 Aug 17 Sun 17 Sep 17

Sun 03 Sep 17 Sun 01 Oct 17

Sun 15 Oct 17

Sun 29 Oct 17

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Hungary, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina & Slovenia

Europe

Lake Bled, Slovenia

2659

Balkans Encompassed | 29 days

From £

Tour Code: EEBE • Budapest to Budapest

I’d like my own room: £879

The Balkan countries of south-eastern Europe have been dealt a generous hand by nature, with imposing mountain peaks blanketed in deep green forests, crystal clear seas fringed by long pebbly beaches, sparkling rivers and thermal springs. During this monthlong tour you’ll have plenty of opportunities for exciting outdoor activities, as well as time to soak up the cultural highlights of the region.

Tour Information 23 nights hotels, 3 guesthouses, 2 apartments 25 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Tour the sunny island of Hvar

Public bus, minibus, ferry, train, taxi, on foot, metro

Admire the many lakes at Plitvice National Park

Explore the church in the middle of Lake Ohrid

Cross the Stari Most at Mostar

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Budapest 2 Crossing into Serbia we head to the cultural centre of Novi Sad 3-4 Visit Kalemegdan Citadel in Belgrade 5-6 In Kosovo we visit the unusual Devils town from Pristina 7-8 Discover historical monuments in Skopje, Macedonia 9-10 Lake Ohrid 11 Walk the Kruja City Walls in Tirana, Albania 12-13 Heading to Montenegro we take a trip to Kotor from Budva 14-15 You can take a cable car to the top of Mount Srđ in Dubrovnik 16-17 Visit Sarajevo, where the First World War began 18 Explore the Stari Most in Mostar 19-21 Return to Croatia and enjoy Hvar Island 22 Split 23 Discover the beautiful reserve of Plitvice National Park 24-25 Zagreb 26-27 Entering Slovenia we take a city tour through Ljubljana 28 Return to Budapest 29 Depart Budapest

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sun 16 Apr 17 Sun 14 May 17

Sun 14 May 17 Sun 11 Jun 17

Sun 11 Jun 17 Sun 09 Jul 17

End tour

Sun 09 Jul 17 Sun 06 Aug 17

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Sun 03 Sep 17 Sun 01 Oct 17

Sun 01 Oct 17

End tour

Sun 29 Oct 17

Included on your tour Visit Devil’s Town, Matka Canyon boat ride, entry to Kruja City walls and Skanderbeg Museum, visit Kotor, entry to Dubrovnik City Walls, entry to Kravice Waterfall, guided tour of Diocletian’s Palace, entry to Plitvice Lakes National Park, guided walking tour of Ljubljana & day trip to Lake Bled, Petrovaradin Fortress guided tunnel tour

Want to start in Dubrovnik? You can start and finish this tour in Dubrovnik, Croatia. See Tour Code EEDD online.


Hungary, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina & Slovenia

Europe

St Petersburg

ESTONIA

Tallinn RUSSIA

L AT V I A

Moscow

Riga

Belgrade monument, Serbia

LITHUANIA

Group in Montenegro

Our Tucan Tip When visiting mosques in the Balkans you will need to wear modest clothing

Budapest HUNGARY

Lake Bled

SLOVENIA

Zagreb

Ljubljana Plitvice

Hvar, Croatia

Novi Sad BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Belgrade

Sarajevo

CROATIA

Split

SERBIA

Mostar Hvar

MONTENEGRO

Dubrovnik

Kotor

Pristina KOSOVO

Budva

Skopje MACEDONIA

Tirana ALBANIA

Lake Ohrid Couple enjoying Dubrovnikâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sights, Croatia

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Romania

Europe

Merry Cemetery, Romania

Bucovina

Maramureș

ROMANIA

Bucharest

Suceviţa’s Monastery, Bucovina, Romania

699

Hike Romania | 9 days

From £

Tour Code: RRHR • Bucharest to Bucharest

Tour Information Get off the beaten track as you trek through the Romanian countryside. Staying in local guesthouses, you will discover rural villages and rich traditions. This nine day adventure takes you through two regions, Bucovina and Maramureş, as you pass spectacular landscapes, beautiful monasteries and traditional architecture.

Tour Highlights

This tour is part of our Discover range. For more details please see our website

Discover artistic monasteries

Explore two different regions of the country

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Bucharest 2 Arriving on an overnight train, we come to the region of Bucovina and the town of Moldoviţa. Take a stroll in the typical village where you will learn about the art of egg painting. You will also see the unique Moldoviţa painted monastery 3 Today there is a lengthy hike through the woods to Suceviţa. We have the chance to visit Suceviţa Monastery, another beautiful building that is very well preserved 4 Today’s trek will take you to the rural village of Mănăstirea Humorului 5 We travel to Maramureş where you can visit the Old Wooden Churches. Hiking from here we head to our guesthouse 6-7 Spend the next two days hiking through the villages, fields and mountains of Maramureş 8 We head to Săpânţa to visit the incredible “Merry Cemetery” before boarding an overnight train back to Bucharest 9 Depart Bucharest

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sat 20 May 17 Sat 24 Jun 17

Sun 28 May 17 Sun 2 Jul 17

Tue 1 Aug 17

8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners included On foot, train, minibus

Enjoy hikes across the Romanian countryside Learn about traditional cultures

6 nights local guesthouses, 2 overnight trains

End tour

Wed 9 Aug 17

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Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Mon 4 Sep 17

Tue 12 Sep 17

Sat 30 Sep 17

End tour

Sun 8 Oct 17

Our Tucan Tip You need to be reasonably fit for this tour: expect hikes of between 3 and 5 hours most days.


Europe

Bulgaria

Săpânţa

Bucovina Maramureș Moldovita Mănăstirea Humorului

Rila Monastery, Bulgaria

BULGARIA

Sofia Simeonovo Govedartsi

Bansko Tevno Ezero Lake

Seven Rila Lakes, Bulgaria

549

Hike Bulgaria | 9 days

From £

Tour Code: RBHB • Sofia to Sofia

Tour Information Discover the highest mountains in Bulgaria on this nine day adventure. Visit one of Bulgaria’s most famous landmarks, the Rila Monastery. Steep ascents will be rewarded with spectacular views on this unique hiking experience.

7 nights hotels, 1 night hut near Tevno Ezero lake 8 breakfasts, 6 dinners included

Tour Highlights Marvel at glacier lakes & panoramic views

On foot, minibus, cable car

Admire the Rila Monastery

Trek through the Pirin Mountains on steep trails

Hike the Rila Mountains

This tour is part of our Discover range. For more details please see our website

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Sofia 2 Head to Borovets where we take the cable car to Yastrebetz Peak. From here we begin our hike to Mt Musala. Enjoy panoramic views 3 From Govedartsi enjoy a day’s trekking to the Prekorechki Lakes. Flanked by steep slopes, it’s an adventurous hike 4 We take a chairlift to Seven Rila Lakes. From here, hike to Bulgaria’s largest monastery, Rila Monastery. You will then be driven to Bansko 5 Spend the day hiking to Tevno Ezero lake. Pass beautiful scenery as you cover great distances 6 Discover magnificent views over the Pirin glacial lakes on today’s trek before driving back to Bansko 7 Today’s hike is a steep ascent to the highest peak in the Pirin Mountains. Pass glacial lakes before reaching the top of Mount Vihren 8 Return to Sofia 9 Depart Sofia

Our Tucan Tip Pack your hiking boots as this trip is a little challenging with walks of between 5 and 7 hours each day.

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sat 24 Jun 17 Sat 8 Jul 17

Sun 2 Jul 17 Sun 16 Jul 17

Sat 22 Jul 17 Sat 5 Aug 17

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Sun 30 Jul 17 Sun 13 Aug 17

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Sat 26 Aug 17

Sun 3 Sep 17

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Sat 2 Sep 17

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Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria & Turkey

Europe

Baia Mare (Maramures)

Napoca Sighișoara Viscri

Brașov

(Dracula’s castle)

ROMANIA

Bucharest Veliko Tarnovo

Sofia

Plovdiv

BULGARIA

A group in Cluj-Napoca - Taken by Martin Sluman

Edirne

Istanbul

Baia Mare (Maramures)

Eger

TURKEY

Cluj-Napoca

Budapest

Sighișoara

HUNGARY

Brașov (Dracula’s castle)

Viscri ROMANIA

Bucharest Veliko Tarnovo

Sofia

Plovdiv

BULGARIA

Istanbul TURKEY Bran Castle, Romania

1289

Transylvania Tale | 15 days

From £

Tour Code: EETT • Budapest to Istanbul

I’d like my own room: £389

Turn back time and descend into the dark ages on this tour of Dracula’s region. Medieval castles stand beside heavily fortified towns frozen in time. From ancient Byzantine churches in one town to ottoman mosques in the next, you will be charmed by the country so raw and real right in front of you.

Tour Information 14 nights hotels 12 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Start in the ‘City of Spas’, Budapest

Explore one of the oldest cities in Europe

Visit the infamous Dracula’s Castle

Get off the beaten track in Romania

Local public bus, minibus, train, taxi, metro, on foot

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Budapest 2 Our next stop in Hungary is Eger where you can take a dip in its thermal baths 3 Crossing into Romania we take a guided tour of Maramures before heading to Baia Mare 4-5 We visit the historical city of Cluj Napoca before travelling to Sighișoara where we stay inside the citadel 6 On the way to Brașov we explore Viscri Fortified Church and Prejmer Fortified Church 7 Brașov is our base for our included visits to Dracula’s Castle and Peleș Castle 8 Enjoy the cultural city of Bucharest 9 Cross into Bulgaria and explore the old town of Veliko Tarnovo 10-11 Admire St Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia 12-13 Discover the Roman Amphitheatre in Plovdiv 14 You can enjoy a Turkish bath in Istanbul 15 Depart Istanbul

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

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Start tour

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Sun 16 Apr 17 Sun 14 May 17

Sun 30 Apr 17 Sun 28 May 17

Sun 11 Jun 17 Sun 09 Jul 17

Sun 25 Jun 17 Sun 23 Jul 17

Sun 06 Aug 17 Sun 03 Sep 17

Sun 20 Aug 17 Sun 17 Sep 17

Sun 01 Oct 17 Sun 29 Oct 17

Sun 15 Oct 17 Sun 12 Nov 17

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Guided tour of Maramures, visit Cluj Napoca, entry to Viscri Fortified Church, entry to Prejmer Fortified Church, entry to Bran’s Castle, entry to Pele’s Castle, entry to Plovdiv Roman Amphitheatre

Our Tucan Tip When in Bulgaria be aware of the local customs. People nod to say no and shake their head to say yes!


Turkey & Greece

Europe

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul

Istanbul Kavala Thessaloniki

Gallipoli Çanakkale Troy

Metéora TURKEY GREECE

Delphi

Olympia

Athens

Metéora, Greece

1399

Istanbul to Athens | 12 days

From £

Tour Code: EEIA • Istanbul to Athens

I’d like my own room: £339

On this adventure, we spend just under two weeks in a part of the world where myths were born and civilizations created. Beginning in Istanbul, we learn about the tragic history of Gallipoli before crossing into Greece, where ancient ruins tell tales of Gods, heroes and monsters.

Tour Information 11 nights hotels 11 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Wander through the maze of souks in Istanbul Marvel at the Metéora monasteries

Learn about Greek myths & legends

Local public bus, minibus, taxi, on foot

Take a humbling trip to Gallipoli

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Istanbul 2-3 Take guided tours of Gallipoli and Troy from Çanakkale. You also have the opportunity to view the same Trojan horse that was used in the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Troy’ 4-5 Cross into Greece staying in the picturesque town of Kavala. Enjoy fresh seafood in this coastal town 6 Admire Ottoman architecture in Thessaloniki and discover the Modiano Market 7-8 We travel to the small town of Kalambaka, our base for an excursion to Metéora. Visit the spectacular monasteries perched high on the clifftops 9 Discover the Parthenon at the Acropolis complex in Athens 10 Learn about the famous oracle while you marvel at ancient ruins in Delphi 11 Visit the ancient site of the Olympic Games before returning to Athens 12 Depart Athens

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sun 30 Apr 17 Sun 28 May 17

Thu 11 May 17 Thu 08 Jun 17

Sun 25 Jun 17 Sun 23 Jul 17

End tour

Thu 06 Jul 17 Thu 03 Aug 17

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sun 20 Aug 17 Sun 17 Sep 17

Thu 31 Aug 17 Thu 28 Sep 17

Sun 15 Oct 17 Sun 12 Nov 17

End tour

Thu 26 Oct 17 Thu 23 Nov 17

Guided tour of Gallipoli Battlefields, guided tour of Troy Archaeological Site, entry to Meteora monasteries, entry to Delphi Archaeological Site, entry to Olympia Archaeological Site

“ This was an amazing tour - informative, incredibly interesting and loads of fun. Visiting such beautiful cities, villages, hidden treasures and well known sights gave me many ‘pinch me’ moments, lifelong memories and friends. ” - Nicola Honan - March 2016

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Visits 20 countries

Europe

Ultimate Eastern Europe | 77 days Tour Code: EEUE Travel from Russia all the way down to Greece on our Ultimate Eastern Europe adventure. In 77 days visit 25 UNESCO sites, sample a huge range of cuisines and explore 20 very different countries each boasting their own fascinating history. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough time to do this huge trip, you can combine sections together, as shown below!

Plitvice National Park, Croatia

Combine Tours Together You can start and finish your tour in any of the cities on the map travelling for as little or as long as you like. To find out about each of the sections on this epic adventure, go to the pages listed below.

Moscow to St Petersburg | 7 days

Tallinn to Warsaw | 7 days

Russia See Page 88

Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania & Poland Tour Code: EEHR

See Page 89

Tour Code: EEBC

Warsaw to Budapest | 11 days

Budapest to Dubrovnik | 15 days

Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria & Hungary

Hungary, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro & Croatia

See Page 91

Tour Code: EEXC

Tour Code: EEPD See Page 94

Dubrovnik to Budapest | 15 days

Budapest to Istanbul | 15 days

Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Slovenia & Hungary

Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria & Turkey

Tour Code: EEDP

See Page 100

See Page 95

Istanbul to Athens | 12 days Turkey & Greece See Page 101

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Tour Code: EEIA

Tour Code: EETT


Visits 20 countries

Europe

Our Online Favourites

St Petersburg Tallinn

There are many ways you can combine the highlights of Europe together. Below are some of our online favourites but check out our website if you want to do something slightly different.

ESTONIA RUSSIA

Moscow to Warsaw 14 days Moscow to Warsaw • Tour Code: EEMW

LITHUANIA

Road to Budapest 24 days Moscow to Budapest • Tour Code: EEBU

Moscow

LATVIA

POLAND

Warsaw CZECH REPUBLIC

Prague

Eastern Europe Adventure 38 days

High Tatras Mountains

SLOVAKIA AUSTRIA

Moscow to Istanbul • Tour Code: EEPE Lake Bled

SLOVENIA

Budapest

HUNGARY

Brașov

Zagreb

ROMANIA

(Dracula’s castle)

Plitvice

BOSNIA Sarajevo

CROATIA

SERBIA Sofia

MONTENEGRO

Dubrovnik

BULGARIA

Istanbul

MACEDONIA Lake Ohrid

ALBANIA

Troy

Metéora

TURKEY

GREECE Delphi

Peleș Castle, Romania

Athens

Lake Bled, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Welcome to Asia

Asia

Welcome to

Asia Vietnamese woman, Vietnam

About Asia There are so many adventures in Asia to choose from. Discover ancient cities in Thailand, get off the tourist trail in Myanmar or marvel at the majestic complex of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. See the Taj Mahal at sunrise, trek the highlands of Malaysia or soak up the cherry blossom in Japan.

Your Transport

Your Accommodation

On our tours in Asia we use the most appropriate method of transport available, whether that is a private van, public bus, tuk-tuk or your own two feet. From cruising on traditional junk boats in Halong Bay, to exploring Delhi on a rickshaw, you will be immersed in the local way of life. We also take overnight trains allowing you to make the most of each day you spend away from home.

We offer more opportunities to sleep in unique types of accommodation in Asia than on any other continent we run tours in. From junk boats in Vietnam to overnight trains in India, permanent tents in Sri Lanka and homestays in the Mekong Delta, we offer unique accommodation to suit the adventure. For all those nights not spent in unique places, we use accommodation that is the equivalent in comfort to a three star hotel whenever possible.

About Each Day

Supporting Local Communities

From the iconic Taj Mahal in India to Angkor Wat in Cambodia, there are some sights that we know you don’t want to miss out on in Asia. We include the biggest and the best highlights in each country so that you don’t have to worry about too many extra costs while on your tour. There are plenty more opportunities where you will get to choose how you spend your day. A list of of your tour’s optional excursions is available online.

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The way we treat our world and the creatures in it is of the utmost priority for us at Tucan Travel. In Asia, we do our best to ensure we only visit wildlife centres with an excellent reputation for animal welfare, we support local communities as much as possible and use public transport allowing us to reduce our carbon footprint and share the burden among many others.


Welcome to Asia

Asia

Borneo Cambodia China Laos India Japan Malaysia Myanmar/Burma Nepal Singapore Sri Lanka Thailand Vietnam

Taj Mahal, India

Phuket beach, Thailand

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Borneo

Asia

Orangutan in the jungle, Borneo

1729

Borneo Adventure | 12 days

From £

Tour Code: BOBA • Kota Kinabalu to Kota Kinabalu

I’d like my own room: £519

Filled with wildlife including the magnificent orangutan, 12 days in Borneo allows you to get off the beaten track and into the remote Kinabatangan Region. Travel down waterways by river boat, explore sandy beaches and sleep in dense forests amid the sounds of the jungle and you won’t want to return to civilisation.

Tour Highlights

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Kota Kinabalu 2 We head towards Mt Kinabalu World Heritage Site staying in Poring in a local jungle campsite 3-4 Enjoy night time 4WD drives through the dense jungle of the Deramakot Forest Reserve looking out for nocturnal animals. During the day you can enjoy wildlife-spotting walks 5 Spot wildlife on a river safari in the Kinabatangan Region 6 Spend the day on a river cruise. You will also get the chance to participate in a short tree planting session inside the Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary. Tonight you will stay with a local family by the river 7-8 From Sepilok you will visit the WW2 War Memorial and the rehabilitation centres for sunbears and orangutans. You can enjoy watching their daily feeding sessions 9-10 Head to the very tip of Borneo and enjoy Kudat’s beaches 11 Return to Kota Kinabalu where you can explore nearby sun-drenched islands on optional excursions 12 Depart Kota Kinabalu

Dates End tour

Start tour

Sun 18 Dec 16 Sun 15 Jan 17 Sun 12 Feb 17 Sun 12 Mar 17

Thu 29 Dec 16 Thu 26 Jan 17 Thu 23 Feb 17 Thu 23 Mar 17

Sun 09 Apr 17 Sun 07 May 17 Sun 04 Jun 17 Sun 02 Jul 17

2 nights hotels, 7 nights lodges, 1 night homestay, 1 night assisted camping All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners included

Spot wildlife on a river cruise Enjoy nocturnal safaris in Deramakot Forest Reserve Visit orangutans at the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre Relax on the beach in Kudat

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Sun 19 Nov 17 Sun 17 Dec 17 Sun 14 Jan 18 Sun 11 Feb 18

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Thu 30 Nov 17 Thu 28 Dec 17 Thu 25 Jan 18 Thu 22 Feb 18

Private and public boat, 4WD, minibus, 1 flight, on foot

Included on your tour Jungle night walk at Lupa Masa, night safaris and nature walks in Deramakot Wildlife Reserve, two river safari cruises, visit the World War II Memorial, entry to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary, entry to Sun Bear Conservation & Rainforest Centre, entry to Turtle Conservation Centre, visit the ‘Tip of Borneo’


Borneo

Asia

Tarsier, Kinabatangan region, Borneo

Mount Kinabalu peak, Borneo

“ Absolutely fabulous tour! Joe our tour guide was brilliant, he couldn’t be more helpful. Very passionate about his job and country, and taught us all an awful lot. Couldn’t have asked for more from the tour, the highlight seeing 10 wild orangutans! ” - Martha Langridge - February 2016

Mt Kinabalu Trek | 3 Days Tour Code: RBOKT

549

From £

Make your tour extra special by trekking up Borneo’s tallest mountain.

Itinerary Kudat

BORNEO

Sepilok

Kota Kinabalu

Abai village

Mt Kinabalu National Park

Kinabatangan

Day 1 Pick up from your hotel in Kota Kinabalu and travel to Mt Kinabalu NP. Enjoy some ‘warm-up walks’ to prepare yourself for the trek before enjoying dinner 2 After breakfast you will meet your mountain guide and begin your trek reaching 3,300m this afternoon 3 Begin hiking early, reaching the summit in time for sunrise. Spend an hour enjoying the spectacular views before descending to your base for lunch. Later you will be transferred back to Kota Kinabalu

Tour Information 2 nights hostels

MALAYSIA

Deramakot Forest Reserve

2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners included On foot, minibus This tour is part of our Discover range. For more information please see our website

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Myanmar/Burma

Asia

Bagan, Myanmar

1599

Classic Myanmar | 14 days

From £

Tour Code: BUCM • Mandalay to Yangon

I’d like my own room: £489

Journey into the remote Northern Shan State on this two week tour visiting all of Myanmar’s fascinating highlights. Get off the beaten track hiking through remote villages, cycle through the romantic temples of Bagan, take a boat on Inle Lake before finishing up in Yangon, home to the golden Shwedagon Pagoda.

Tour Highlights

Tour Information 13 nights hotels 13 breakfasts, 3 lunches included

Hike through remote Shan Villages

Take a scenic train ride over the Gotiek Viaduct

Enjoy a day on Inle Lake with a traditional Intha lunch

Cycle around Bagan

Itinerary

Public bus, train, taxi, 1 flight, on foot, bicycle

Included on your tour

Day 1 Arrive Mandalay 2-3 Learn about local Shan customs in Hsipaw 4 Meet the Palaung people living in the remote valleys of Kyaukme 5 Enjoy a scenic train ride over the Goteik Viaduct to the town of Pyin Oo Lwin 6 Return to Mandalay and soak up more of the sights 7-9 Admire some of the best temples in Bagan by bike 10 Help wash and feed elephants at the Elephant Conservation Centre en route to Kalaw 11-12 Enjoy a scenic train journey to Inle Lake. Here you will visit villages and workshops on a full day tour. You will also enjoy a traditional Intha lunch at a local family’s home 13 Marvel at the spiritual Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon 14 Depart Yangon

Walking tour of the Shan villages around Hsipaw, mountain walking tour around Kyaukme, train journey over the Goteik Viaduct, Bagan orientation tour, bike tour through Bagan, entry to the Elephant Conservation Centre, train journey through Shan Hills to Inle Lake, a full day touring Inle Lake with traditional Intha lunch

Our Tucan Tip

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89% of Myanmar’s population are Buddhist and your tour includes visits to many monasteries and religious sites. Wear modest clothing when entering temples and pack shoes that are easy to slip on and off.


Myanmar/Burma

Asia

Gotiek Viaduct train journey, Myanmar

Yangtse River

The Golden Rock, Myanmar

“ We had an amazing time on our Myanmar trip- great tour guide, lovely group of people and the country is just amazing! Bagan, the elephant sanctuary and the pagodas were real highlights. ” - Sally-Anne Canning - March 2016

Golden Rock Myanmar | 8 Days Tour Code: BUGR

999

From £

No trip to Myanmar is complete without a glimpse of the Golden Rock, hanging off the edge of a cliff near Kyaikto. Add an extra week onto your tour for a complete experience of this magical country. MYANMAR

Mandalay Bagan

Hsipaw Kyaukme Pyin Oo Lwin Inle Lake

Kalaw

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive in Yangon where you can visit the Shwedagon Pagoda 2-3 Travel to Mawlamyine and tour the first capital of British Burma by tuk-tuk 4 Cruise down the Thanlwin River, stopping at local villages 5 Kayak through paddy-fields outside Hpa An, exploring caves and communities 6 Hike to the Golden Rock to admire the views 7 Return to Yangon 8 Depart Yangon

Tour Information 7 nights hotels

Yangon

7 breakfasts, 3 lunches included On foot, train, tuk-tuk, boat, public bus

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Thailand & Laos

Asia

The departure

08 April 2017 meets Thailand in time for

Songkran Festival See our website for more Special Departures!

Kuang Si Falls, Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang Golden Triangle Chiang Rai

LAOS

Chiang Mai

Vang Vieng

Vientiane

Sukhothai Phitsanulok THAILAND

Bangkok Sukhothai, Thailand

1119

Laos & Thailand | 15 days

From £

Tour Code: SELT • Bangkok to Bangkok

I’d like my own room: £239

Beginning in Bangkok and travelling through Northern Thailand we visit ancient ruins, colourful night markets and intricate temples. Crossing into Laos, we meet friendly locals as we give alms to the monks, pass lush paddy fields and explore French colonial cities.

Tour Highlights Explore the many contrasting temple styles in Thailand Haggle in exotic street markets

Visit the Golden Triangle

Cycle through rural villages in Laos

Tour Information 14 nights hotels 12 breakfasts included Public bus, train, tuk-tuk, minibus, bicycle, taxi, on foot, 2 flights

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Bangkok 2 Take the train to Phitsanulok and enjoy an orientation walk around the city. Here you can see the Wat Phra Si Ratana Mahathat temple, home to one of the most impotant bronze Buddhas 3 Discover the ancient capital of Sukhothai, home to ruins of the former capital city 4-6 Haggle in Chiang Mai’s famous night bazaar 7 Enter the Golden Triangle and visit the Opium Museum and the White Temple 8-9 There are over 30 temples to visit in Luang Prabang. Here you will visit the monks collecting alms at sunrise 10-11 Enjoy a group tuk-tuk trip through Vang Vieng’s countryside. You will get off the tourist trail passing small rural villages and paddy fields 12-13 Visit the COPE Centre in Vientiane and learn about the effects the Vietnam War had on Laos 14 Return to Bangkok and grab some last minute souvenirs or enjoy a massage 15 Depart Bangkok

Dates Start tour

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Sat 17 Dec 16 Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 14 Jan 17 Sat 28 Jan 17 Sat 11 Feb 17 Sat 25 Feb 17 Sat 25 Mar 17

Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 14 Jan 17 Sat 28 Jan 17 Sat 11 Feb 17 Sat 25 Feb 17 Sat 11 Mar 17 Sat 08 Apr 17

Sat 8 Apr 17 Sat 22 Apr 17 Sat 20 May 17 Sat 03 Jun 17 Sat 17 Jun 17 Sat 15 Jul 17 Sat 29 Jul 17

Sat 22 Apr 17 Sat 06 May 17 Sat 03 Jun 17 Sat 17 Jun 17 Sat 01 Jul 17 Sat 29 Jul 17 Sat 12 Aug 17

Sat 12 Aug 17 Sat 09 Sep 17 Sat 23 Sep 17 Sat 07 Oct 17 Sat 21 Oct 17 Sat 04 Nov 17 Sat 18 Nov 17

Sat 26 Aug 17 Sat 23 Sep 17 Sat 07 Oct 17 Sat 21 Oct 17 Sat 04 Nov 17 Sat 18 Nov 17 Sat 02 Dec 17

Sat 02 Dec 17 Sat 16 Dec 17 Sat 30 Dec 17 Sat 13 Jan 18 Sat 27 Jan 18 Sat 10 Feb 18 Sat 24 Feb 18

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Sat 16 Dec 17 Sat 30 Dec 17 Sat 13 Jan 18 Sat 27 Jan 18 Sat 10 Feb 18 Sat 24 Feb 18 Sat 10 Mar 18

Included on your tour Bike tour of Sukhothai, entry to the White Temple & the Black Temple, entry to the Golden Triangle Opium Museum, watch monks collecting alms, tuk-tuk tour through Vang Vieng countryside, excursion to the COPE Centre

“ I fell in love with Thailand and Laos. The people, the food, the many different temples. Each day delivered so many memories ” - Robert Davidson - May 2016


Yangtse River

Singapore, Malaysia & Thailand

Asia

Great Wall of China

Phuket beach, Thailand

THAILAND

Bangkok

Phuket Cameron Highlands

Penang

Kuala Lumpur

MALAYSIA

Melaka

SINGAPORE

Singapore

Praying monks, Thailand

999

Singapore to Bangkok | 14 days

From £

Tour Code: SESB • Singapore to Bangkok

I’d like my own room: £279

Starting in the glittering lights of Singapore we then discover Malaysia, comparing bustling cities with quiet villages, nestled deep in the highlands. Heading to Thailand we enjoy the beaches of Phuket, and you can visit some surrounding islands before arriving in Bangkok where ornate golden temples and busy markets await.

Tour Information 13 nights hotels 12 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Visit a Tea Plantation in the Cameron Highlands Sample traditional Malaysian cuisine

Marvel at the Petronas Towers

Relax on Thailand’s beaches

Itinerary

Public bus, minibus, rickshaw, on foot, 2 flights

Included on your tour

Day 1 Arrive Singapore 2-3 Cross into Malaysia and visit the many religious sites in Melaka 4-5 Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s thriving capital. Here you can shop until you drop and pay a visit to the tallest twin tower buildings in the world, the Petronas Towers 6-7 Get out of the city and into the lush Cameron Highlands, trekking through the Malaysian jungle 8-9 Take a heritage walk through Penang and try delicious street food in the city’s night market 10-12 See the big Buddha in Phuket and relax on the island’s beautiful beaches 13 Fly to Bangkok where you can visit the Grand Palace 14 Depart Bangkok

Dates Start tour

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Sun 18 Dec 16 Sun 01 Jan 17 Sun 15 Jan 17 Sun 29 Jan 17 Sun 12 Feb 17 Sun 26 Feb 17 Sun 12 Mar 17

Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 14 Jan 17 Sat 28 Jan 17 Sat 11 Feb 17 Sat 25 Feb 17 Sat 11 Mar 17 Sat 25 Mar 17

Sun 26 Mar 17 Sun 09 Apr 17 Sun 07 May 17 Sun 21 May 17 Sun 04 Jun 17 Sun 02 Jul 17 Sun 16 Jul 17

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Sat 12 Aug 17 Sat 09 Sep 17 Sat 23 Sep 17 Sat 07 Oct 17 Sat 04 Nov 17 Sat 18 Nov 17 Sat 02 Dec 17

Sun 3 Dec 17 Sun 17 Dec 17 Sun 31 Dec 17 Sun 14 Jan 18 Sun 28 Jan 18 Sun 11 Feb 18 Sun 25 Feb 18

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Evening rickshaw city tour in Melaka, visit the Petronas Towers, full day tour of the Cameron Highlands, Penang heritage walk

Our Tucan Tip Your money will go further in Thailand if you bring larger notes with you in USD as you will get a better exchange rate

Sat 16 Dec 17 Sat 30 Dec 17 Sat 13 Jan 18 Sat 27 Jan 18 Sat 10 Feb 18 Sat 24 Feb 18 Sat 10 Mar 18

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Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand

Asia

Yangtse River

Great Wall of China

Statue in Bangkok Grand Palace, Thailand

T H A I L A N D Siem Reap Angkor Wat

VIETNAM

CAMBODIA

Bangkok Phnom Penh

Ho Chi Minh City

Chau Doc

(Mekong Delta)

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

919

Cambodia Express | 8 days

From £

Tour Code: SECX • Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok

I’d like my own room: £129

In eight days enjoy an adventure through Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Get an insight into Vietnamese life on the Mekong Delta before travelling to Cambodia where you visit the Killing Fields, Genocide Museum and the largest religious complex in the world, Angkor Wat. Ending in Bangkok this tour packs in some of the highlights of three diverse countries.

7 nights hotels 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner included

Tour Highlights Discover the legendary Angkor Wat Cruise down the Mekong Delta

Tour Information

Learn about Cambodia’s past in Phnom Penh

Public bus, boat, minibus, bicycle, on foot, 2 flights

Take a tour of Bangkok’s Grand Palace

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Ho Chi Minh City 2 Spend the night on the Mekong Delta and visit its famous floating markets 3-4 Cross into Cambodia and discover the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh 5-6 Fly to Siem Reap and marvel at the spectacular complex of Angkor Wat. Enjoy a tour of this UNESCO World Heritage site and see the famous area where Tomb Raider was filmed 7 Fly to Bangkok and enjoy a tour of the Grand Palace. Discover the revered emerald Buddha and get a final insight into the Buddhist religion that makes up so much of South East Asia 8 Depart Bangkok

Dates Start tour

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Sat 24 Dec 16 Sat 21 Jan 17 Sat 18 Feb 17 Sat 18 Mar 17

Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 28 Jan 17 Sat 25 Feb 17 Sat 25 Mar 17

Sat 13 May 17 Sat 08 Jul 17 Sat 02 Sep 17

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Sat 27 Jan 18 Sat 24 Feb 18 Sat 24 Mar 18

Day trip to the Mekong Delta including a boat cruise, entry to the Killing Fields, entry to S21 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, guided tour of Angkor Wat, guided tour of Bangkok Grand Palace

Our Tucan Tip Pack hand sanitiser when venturing out of your hotel. You may want to use it after handling money and before tucking in to a tasty meal.


Cambodia & Thailand

Asia

St Petersburg

Floating market, Bangkok

THAILAND

Bangkok

Siem Reap & Angkor Wat Kompong Kratie Cham

Battambang

Phnom Penh CAMBODIA

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

769

Cambodia Adventure | 10 days

From £

Tour Code: SECA • Phnom Penh to Bangkok

I’d like my own room: £129

Get under the skin of Cambodia on this day 10 day adventure from Phnom Penh to Bangkok. Try and spot the rare Irrawaddy dolphin in the charming riverside town of Kratie, and enjoy a trip on the bamboo railway in Battambang. No visit to Cambodia would be complete without stopping at Angkor Wat and we will take a guided tour of the legendary temple complex.

Tour Highlights Relax in sleepy riverside villages Ride the Bamboo Railway

Visit the Spider Market en-route to Battambang

Tour Information 9 nights hotels 8 breakfasts included Public bus, minibus, 1 flight, on foot

See the world-famous Angkor Wat from Siem Reap

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Phnom Penh 2-3 Leaving the city you will get a taste of Cambodian countryside by relaxing in the quiet riverside town of Kratie. Here you can wander the marketplace, and discover the many temples 4 Travel to Kompong Cham. From here you can take a boat to one of the last remaining wooden pagodas in Cambodia 5-6 Ride the Bamboo Railway and taste Khmer wine in Battambang 7-8 Take a guided tour of Angkor Wat from Siem Reap 9 Fly to Bangkok and spend your final night soaking up this exhilarating city. Head to the floating markets and sample exotic street food 10 Depart Bangkok

Dates

Visit the Spider Market, Bamboo Railway ride, Khmer wine tasting, guided tour of Angkor Wat

Want to start in Vietnam? You can start this tour in Ho Chi Minh City adding an extra five days to your tour. See Tour Code SEVB online.

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Thu 08 Dec 16 Thu 22 Dec 16 Thu 05 Jan 17 Thu 19 Jan 17 Thu 02 Feb 17 Thu 16 Feb 17 Thu 02 Mar 17

Sat 17 Dec 16 Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 14 Jan 17 Sat 28 Jan 17 Sat 11 Feb 17 Sat 25 Feb 17 Sat 11 Mar 17

Thu 16 Mar 17 Thu 30 Mar 17 Thu 27 Apr 17 Thu 11 May 17 Thu 25 May 17 Thu 22 Jun 17 Thu 06 Jul 17

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Sat 29 Jul 17 Sat 26 Aug 17 Sat 09 Sep 17 Sat 23 Sep 17 Sat 21 Oct 17 Sat 04 Nov 17 Sat 18 Nov 17

Thu 23 Nov 17 Thu 07 Dec 17 Thu 21 Dec 17 Thu 04 Jan 18 Thu 18 Jan 18 Thu 01 Feb 18 Thu 15 Feb 18

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Thailand, Vietnam & Cambodia

Asia

Yangtse River

Great Wall of China

Group outside the Grand Palace, Bangkok, Thailand

Hanoi Halong Bay

VIETNAM

THAILAND

Siem Reap & Angkor Wat

Bangkok

Phnom Penh CAMBODIA

Chau Doc

(Mekong Delta)

Ho Chi Minh City

Monks gazing at Angkor Wat, Cambodia

1639

South East Asia Express | 14 days

From £

Tour Code: SEAX • Bangkok to Bangkok

I’d like my own room: £199

In two short weeks, fly through South East Asia’s greatest highlights from busy Bangkok to the relaxing Halong Bay. See the impact of the Vietnam War in Ho Chi Minh City and the preserved way of life on the Mekong Delta. Including an excursion to Angkor Wat, this tour is jam-packed.

Tour Highlights

Tour Information 12 nights hotels, 1 night on a junk boat 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners included

Cruise through Halong Bay staying on a junk boat Explore the temples at Angkor Wat

Enjoy the markets of Bangkok

Visit the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh

Boat, minibus, on foot, 4 flights, taxi

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Bangkok 2-3 Taste delicious street food in Hanoi and see the city on an optional guided tour 4 Enjoy a night on a traditional junk boat at Halong Bay taking a tour of one of the many amazing caves hidden inside the limestone karsts 5-7 Explore the Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City 8 Visit the floating markets at the Mekong Delta 9-10 Discover Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh 11-12 Marvel at the spectacular Angkor Wat from Siem Reap 13 Head to Bangkok and pick up any last minute souvenirs 14 Depart Bangkok

Dates Start tour

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Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 28 Jan 17 Sat 25 Feb 17

Sun 12 Mar 17 Sun 07 May 17 Sun 02 Jul 17

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Sat 09 Sep 17 Sat 04 Nov 17 Sat 02 Dec 17

Sun 17 Dec 17 Sun 14 Jan 18 Sun 11 Feb 18

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Sat 30 Dec 17 Sat 27 Jan 18 Sat 24 Feb 18

Halong Bay overnight cruise with Ti Top visit and Secret Cave trip, entry to the Cuchi Tunnels, day trip to the Mekong Delta including a boat cruise, entry to the Killing Fields, entry to S21 Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, guided tour of Angkor Wat, guided tour of Bangkok Grand Palace

Our Tucan Tip If you are not a fan of spicy food, learn the Thai phrase “Mai Phet” when ordering food in Thailand. It means ‘not spicy’ resulting in a dish with a little less heat!


Yangtse River Vietnam

Asia

Great Wall of China

St Petersburg

Markets in Hoi An, Vietnam - Taken by Lili D. Harutyunyan

Sapa

Hanoi Halong Bay

Hue Hoi An

VIETNAM

Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Delta Halong Bay, Vietnam

1229

Vietnam Experience | 15 days

From £

Tour Code: SEVE • Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City

I’d like my own room: £189

Immerse yourself in the delights of Vietnam on this in-depth tour of the country. Enjoy hearty bowls of pho in Hanoi, hike through lush valleys in Sapa, cruise through Halong Bay and visit the citadel in Hue. Get clothes tailored in Hoi An, visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and explore floating markets in the Mekong Delta on this epic journey from north to south.

Tour Highlights Stay overnight on the Mekong Delta

Hike through rice terraces in Sapa Public bus, overnight sleeper train, boat, minibus, bicycle, on foot, 1 flight

Tour the Forbidden Citadel in Hue

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Hanoi 2 Admire the architecture in Hanoi 3 Spend the night on Halong Bay on a traditional junk boat 4 Hanoi 5-6 Travel to Sapa and enjoy trekking through the local villages and rice terraces 7 After enjoying the fresh mountain air of Sapa it’s time to head back to Hanoi 8-9 Travel to the Imperial City of Hue and explore the ancient citadel 10-11 Stop and visit Marble Mountain and Hai Van Pass on the way to Hoi An 12 Sample street food in Ho Chi Minh City 13 Stay with a local family on the Mekong Delta 14 Ho Chi Minh City 15 Depart Ho Chi Minh City

Dates End tour

Start tour

Sat 17 Dec 16 Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 14 Jan 17 Sat 28 Jan 17 Sat 11 Feb 17 Sat 25 Feb 17 Sat 11 Mar 17

Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 14 Jan 17 Sat 28 Jan 17 Sat 11 Feb 17 Sat 25 Feb 17 Sat 11 Mar 17 Sat 25 Mar 17

Sat 08 Apr 17 Sat 22 Apr 17 Sat 06 May 17 Sat 03 Jun 17 Sat 17 Jun 17 Sat 01 Jul 17 Sat 29 Jul 17

9 nights hotels, 3 overnight sleeper trains, 1 night on a junk boat and 1 night homestay 12 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners included

Spend the night on a junk boat in Halong Bay

Start tour

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Sat 22 Apr 17 Sat 06 May 17 Sat 20 May 17 Sat 17 Jun 17 Sat 01 Jul 17 Sat 15 Jul 17 Sat 12 Aug 17

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Sat 12 Aug 17 Sat 26 Aug 17 Sat 23 Sep 17 Sat 07 Oct 17 Sat 21 Oct 17 Sat 04 Nov 17 Sat 18 Nov 17

Sat 26 Aug 17 Sat 09 Sep 17 Sat 07 Oct 17 Sat 21 Oct 17 Sat 04 Nov 17 Sat 18 Nov 17 Sat 02 Dec 17

Sat 02 Dec 17 Sat 16 Dec 17 Sat 30 Dec 17 Sat 13 Jan 18 Sat 27 Jan 18 Sat 10 Feb 18 Sat 24 Feb 18

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Sat 16 Dec 17 Sat 30 Dec 17 Sat 13 Jan 18 Sat 27 Jan 18 Sat 10 Feb 18 Sat 24 Feb 18 Sat 10 Mar 18

Included on your tour Halong Bay overnight cruise, trek through Sapa villages and rice terraces, visit Hue’s Forbidden Citadel with the Tour Leader, drive through Marble Mountain & Hai Van Pass, Mekong Delta homestay with river workshops and visits to the floating market

“ The Vietnam Experience is a great way to see as much of Vietnam in a two week period. The country is amazing, diverse and really worth a visit. ” - Karl Mizzi - April 2016

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Thailand, Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia

Asia

The White Temple, Thailand

Indochina Encompassed | 43 days Tour Code: SEIE • Bangkok to Bangkok

I’d like my own room: £649

Travel through the heart of South East Asia on this jam-packed adventure. Meeting friendly locals, you will learn about four countries steeped in history. Discover the rituals of Buddhism, haggle in night markets and bask on beaches as you discover Indochina.

Tour Highlights Visit the Opium Museum in the Golden Triangle Admire the lanterns in Hoi An

3399

From £

Tour Information 37 nights hotels, 1 night homestay, 1 night on a junk boat, 3 overnight sleeper trains 37 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners included

Marvel at Angkor Wat

Watch Buddhist monks collect alms in Laos Public bus, boat, train, minibus, tuk-tuk, taxi, 3 overnight sleeper trains, 5 flights, on foot

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Bangkok 2 Phitsanulok 3 Cycle around the ancient capital of Sukhothai 4-6 Haggle in Chiang Mai’s night markets 7 Visit the contrasting White and Black temples in Chiang Rai 8-9 Luang Prabang 10-11 Take a tuk-tuk ride through countryside in Vang Vieng 12-13 Discover colonial architecture in Vientiane 14-16 Head to Vietnam stopping Hanoi 17 Spend the night on a traditional junk boat at Halong Bay 18-19 Return to Hanoi before taking a sleeper train to Sapa 20 Hike through the valleys of Sapa 21-22 Hanoi 23 Tour the Forbidden Citadel in Hue 24-25 Visit the Marble Mountain en-route to Hoi An 26 Ho Chi Minh City 27 Stay overnight on the Mekong Delta 28-29 Ho Chi Minh City 30 Phu Quoc 31-32 Enjoy Sihanoukville’s beaches 33-34 Discover the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh 35-36 Enjoy the riverside town of Kratie 37 Kompong Cham 38-39 Battambang 40-41 Explore Angkor Wat from Siem Reap 42 Fly to Bangkok 43 Depart Bangkok

Dates Start tour

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Sat 17 Dec 16 Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 14 Jan 17 Sat 28 Jan 17 Sat 11 Feb 17 Sat 25 Feb 17 Sat 25 Mar 17

Sat 28 Jan 17 Sat 11 Feb 17 Sat 25 Feb 17 Sat 11 Mar 17 Sat 25 Mar 17 Sat 08 Apr 17 Sat 06 May 17

Sat 08 Apr 17 Sat 22 Apr 17 Sat 20 May 17 Sat 03 Jun 17 Sat 17 Jun 17 Sat 15 Jul 17 Sat 29 Jul 17

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Sat 20 May 17 Sat 03 Jun 17 Sat 01 Jul 17 Sat 15 Jul 17 Sat 29 Jul 17 Sat 26 Aug 17 Sat 09 Sep 17

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Sat 12 Aug 17 Sat 09 Sep 17 Sat 23 Sep 17 Sat 07 Oct 17 Sat 21 Oct 17 Sat 04 Nov 17 Sat 18 Nov 17

Sat 23 Sep 17 Sat 21 Oct 17 Sat 04 Nov 17 Sat 18 Nov 17 Sat 02 Dec 17 Sat 16 Dec 17 Sat 30 Dec 17

Sat 02 Dec 17 Sat 16 Dec 17 Sat 30 Dec 17 Sat 13 Jan 18 Sat 27 Jan 18 Sat 10 Feb 18

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End tour

Sat 13 Jan 18 Sat 27 Jan 18 Sat 10 Feb 18 Sat 24 Feb 18 Sat 10 Mar 18 Sat 24 Mar 18

Included on your tour Bike tour of Sukhothai, entry to the White Temple & the Black Temple, entry to the Golden Triangle Opium Museum, watch monks collecting alms, tuk-tuk tour through Vang Vieng countryside, visit the COPE Centre, Halong Bay overnight cruise, trek through Sapa villages and rice terraces, visit Hue’s Forbidden Citadel with the Tour Leader, drive through Marble Mountain & Hai Van Pass, Mekong Delta homestay with river workshops and visits to the floating market, visit the Spider Market, ride the Bamboo Railway, Khmer wine tasting, guided tour of Angkor Wat

Our Tucan Tip In Thailand the ATMs give you the money before returning your card so make sure you remember to take both!


Thailand, Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia

Asia

Floating down the Mekong River, Vietnam

Yangtse River

Great Wall of China Cycling through the countryside of Laos

St Petersburg

Hanoi

Sapa

Halong Bay

Luang Prabang LAOS

Chiang Rai Golden Triangle Chiang Mai Sukhothai Phitsanulok

Vang Vieng

Vientiane

Hue

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Hoi An

THAILAND VIETNAM

Siem Reap & Angkor Wat CAMBODIA

Bangkok

Battambang Kompong Cham Sihanoukville

Kratie

Phnom Penh Ho Chi Minh City Phu Quoc Mekong Delta

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

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Asia

Visits 7 countries

Best of Myanmar & South East Asia | 71 Days Tour Code: SEBBL In 71 days take the ultimate adventure on our Best of Myanmar & South East Asia tour. You can start the tour in Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Singapore or Mandalay as you travel through seven very different countries. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough time to do this huge trip, you can combine sections together, as shown below!

Halong Bay, Vietnam

Combine Tours Together You can start and finish your tour in any of the cities marked with a star on the map combining any of the tours listed below. You can travel for as little or as long as you like. Some sections are easy to join up, starting and finishing in the same cities but others may require short internal flights to connect you between your tours. In most cases, we provide these internal flights for you as part of your tour. Turn to the pages below to find out more about each tour that can connect together.

Mandalay to Yangon | 14 days

Singapore to Bangkok | 14 days

Burma/Myanmar

Singapore, Malaysia & Thailand Tour Code: BUCM

Tour Code: SESB

See Pages 108-109

See Page 111

Bangkok to Bangkok | 15 days

Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City | 15 days

Thailand & Laos

Vietnam

See Page 110

Tour Code: SETL

See Page 115

Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok | 10 days Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand Tour Code: SEVB See Page 113 & Online

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Tour Code: SEVE


Visits 7 countries

Asia

Our Online Favourites There are many ways you can combine the highlights of Asia together. Below are some of our online favourites but check out our website if you want to do something slightly different.

Vietnam, Cambodia & Thailand 29 days Hanoi to Bangkok • Tour Code: SEVC

Traditional fishermen, Inle Lake, Myanmar

Myanmar, Thailand & Laos 29 days Bangkok to Bangkok • Tour Code: SEML

Indochina Trail 29 days Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok • Tour Code: SEIT Floating market, Thailand

Mandalay Sapa

Hanoi Halong Bay

Inle Lake

MYANMAR

Golden Triangle

LAOS Vientiene

THAILAND

Yangon

Siem Reap & Angkor Wat

CAMBODIA

Bangkok

VIETNAM

Phnom Penh

Ho Chi Minh City Phu Quoc Mekong Delta Phuket

MALAYSIA

SINGAPORE

Singapore

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Nepal

Asia

Pokhara, Nepal

699

Highlights of Nepal | 11 days

From £

Tour Code: INHN • Kathmandu to Kathmandu

I’d like my own room: £179

The beautiful Annapurna region of Nepal offers some of the world’s most spectacular vistas and picturesque trails. The incredible Himalayan scenery includes freshwater lakes, rivers, and streams winding through arid landscapes. Trek through quaint villages, encounter friendly local mountain tribes, view impressive flora and fauna and admire many sacred Buddhist and Hindu shrines set against the backdrop of majestic snowcapped mountains.

Visit Buddha’s birthplace in Lumbini

Hike through the Annapurna Foothills

Walk through the jungle in Chitwan NP

Learn about Nepalese & Tibetan culture

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu 2 Visit the birthplace of Buddha, Maya Devi Temple, in Lumbini 3-4 Stay inside Chitwan National Park where you can enjoy jungle walks. In the evening we will watch a cultural dance show 5 Head to the tranquil town of Pokhara 6-7 Spend two days hiking through the Annapurna Foothills with a local guide, sleeping in rustic lodges 8-9 Rest your feet on the banks of Lake Phewa Tal at Pokhara. We also visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp where you can get an insight into the Tibetan culture 10 Wander the backstreets around Durbar Square and Palace in Kathmandu 11 Depart Kathmandu

Dates Start tour

End tour

Sat 28 Jan 17 Sat 11 Mar 17 Sat 22 Apr 17

Start tour

Wed 24 May 17 Wed 05 Jul 17 Wed 16 Aug 17

8 nights hotels, 2 nights in lodges 8 breakfasts included Minibus, public bus, bicycle, taxi, on foot

Tour Highlights

Wed 18 Jan 17 Wed 01 Mar 17 Wed 12 Apr 17

Tour Information

End tour

Sat 03 Jun 17 Sat 15 Jul 17 Sat 26 Aug 17

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Wed 27 Sep 17 Wed 08 Nov 17 Wed 20 Dec 17

Sat 07 Oct 17 Sat 18 Nov 17 Sat 30 Dec 17

Wed 31 Jan 18 Wed 14 Mar 18

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End tour

Sat 10 Feb 18 Sat 24 Mar 18

Included on your tour Visit the Maya Devi Temple, Tharu cultural dance show, entry to Chitwan National Park, two day Annapurna Foothills trek, hike to the World Peace Pagoda & visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp

Have more time? Choose between one of our hiking trips in the Himalayas. In two weeks either hike to Mount Everest Base Camp (RNEVC) or to Annapurna Base Camp (RNABC) See our website for more details.


Nepal

Asia

Monkeys in Kathmandu, Nepal

Group photo in the Annapurna Foothills

“ My tour in Nepal was incredible. Such a beautiful country with the friendliest people. My favourite part was trekking through the Annapurna Foothills, the views were unrivaled! ” - Jess Millett - February 2016

Prayer flags in Lumbini, Nepal

NEPAL

Annapurna Foothills Lumbini

Pokhara

Kathmandu

Chitwan National Park

Chitwan National Park, Nepal

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India

Asia

Friendly locals waving from a train, India

Delhi Thar Desert

Bikaner

Jaisalmer

Jaipur

Agra (Taj Mahal)

Jodhpur INDIA

Udaipur Indian local, Jaiselmer

1069

Rajasthan Explorer | 15 days

From £

Tour Code: INRX • Delhi to Delhi

I’d like my own room: £379

Exotic, colourful and unique, India is a land where romantic palaces and vast fortresses make an impressive footprint on the rugged desert landscape. In 15 days admire the flawless symmetry of the Taj Mahal, explore the pink city of Jaipur, experience an overnight camel safari and taste deliciously distinctive cuisine; India truly has something for everyone.

Tour Information 13 night hotels, 1 night camel safari camp 14 breakfasts, 1 dinner included

Tour Highlights Take a camel safari into the desert Visit the legendary Taj Mahal

Train, private car, minibus, public bus, camel, on foot

Explore the pink city of Jaipur

Discover vast forts & intricate temples

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Delhi 2 Head west to Bikaner. We explore the Karni Mata Temple otherwise known as the Rat Temple, situated outside the city 3 Jaisalmer 4 Tonight you will ride a camel into the Thar Desert and set up camp under the stars 5 Visit Kuldhara Village before returning to Jaisalmer where you will visit its famous fort 6-7 Soak up the city of Jodhpur 8-9 Udaipur is flanked by pretty lakes and green gardens 10-11 Discover the Amber Fort and Birla Temple in Jaipur 12-13 Visit the Taj Mahal from Agra and explore the many buildings within this labour of love 14 Return to Delhi and enjoy free time exploring the city 15 Depart Delhi

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 11 Feb 17 Sat 25 Mar 17

Sat 14 Jan 17 Sat 25 Feb 17 Sat 08 Apr 17

Sat 06 May 17 Sat 17 Jun 17 Sat 29 Jul 17

End tour

Sat 20 May 17 Sat 01 Jul 17 Sat 12 Aug 17

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sat 09 Sep 17 Sat 21 Oct 17 Sat 02 Dec 17

Sat 23 Sep 17 Sat 04 Nov 17 Sat 16 Dec 17

Sat 13 Jan 18 Sat 24 Feb 18 Sat 07 Apr 18

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End tour

Sat 27 Jan 18 Sat 10 Mar 18 Sat 21 Apr 18

Evening walk around Karol Bagh, visit the Karni Mata temple, camel safari, visit the Jaisalmer Fort, visit Kuldhara village, Rajasthani cultural dance show, entry to Udaipur City Palace, Jagdish temple & markets tour, visit Amber Fort, visit Birla Temple, guided tour of the Taj Mahal

“ Amazing tour capturing the best of Rajahstan, Agra and some wonderfully peaceful villages. A mix of crazy, beauty, creative skills, history, colour and shopping and so much more ” - Veronique Read - February 2016


India

Asia

The Chand Baori Well, Jaipur, India - Taken by Hattie Seal

INDIA

Delhi Bikaner

Thar Desert Jaisalmer Jodhpur

Udaipur

Jaipur

Agra (Taj Mahal)

Orchha Basari Village Khajuraho

Varanasi

The River Ganges, Varanasi, India

1269

India in Depth | 22 days

From £

Tour Code: INID • Delhi to Delhi

I’d like my own room: £529

From its elaborately decorated havelis, to the gigantic desert fortresses, Rajasthan presents a fascinating view into the vibrant heritage of India. During this tour your eyes will be dazzled by blue-painted towns and rose-washed cities populated by women in glittering saris and men in multi-hued turbans. You will visit the majestic Taj Mahal, travel down the Ganges in Varanasi and take a camel safari out into the desert.

18 nights hotels, 2 overnight sleeper trains, 1 night camel safari camp 17 breakfasts, 1 dinner included

Tour Highlights Wander through colourful cities Ride a camel into the desert

Tour Information

Overnight sleeper train, train, public bus, minibus, camel, tuk-tuk

Cruise down the River Ganges in Varanasi

See the world-famous Taj Mahal in Agra

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Delhi 2 Travel to the oasis town of Bikaner. From here, we will visit the Rat Temple 3 Travel to the medieval city of Jaisalmer 4 Take an overnight camel safari into the Thar Desert and unwind under the stars enjoying an authentic meal 5 Visit Kuldhara Village before we head back to Jaisalmer 6-7 Visit Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort for incredible views of the city 8-9 Udaipur 10-11 Explore the Amber Fort from Jaipur 12-13 Visit the Taj Mahal and explore the many buildings within this labour of love 14-15 Orchha 16 Get off the beaten track in the small village of Basari 17-18 Wander the markets in Khajuraho 19-20 Take an evening boat trip down the Ganges in Varanasi and explore the city before taking an overnight train to Delhi 21 Arrive in Delhi this morning 22 Depart Delhi

Evening walk around Karol Bagh, visit Karni Mata temple, camel safari, visit Jaisalmer Fort, visit Kuldhara village, Rajasthani cultural dance show, entry to Udaipur City Palace, Jagdish temple & markets tour, visit Amber Fort, visit Birla Temple, guided tour of the Taj Mahal, Orchha heritage walk, visit Ram Temple, visit Basari Village, Khajuraho Market, visit Karma Sutra Temple, boat ride down the River Ganges, Puja Ceremony

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 11 Feb 17 Sat 25 Mar 17

Sat 21 Jan 17 Sat 04 Mar 17 Sat 15 Apr 17

Sat 06 May 17 Sat 17 Jun 17 Sat 29 Jul 17

End tour

Sat 27 May 17 Sat 08 Jul 17 Sat 19 Aug 17

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sat 09 Sep 17 Sat 21 Oct 17 Sat 02 Dec 17

Sat 30 Sep 17 Sat 11 Nov 17 Sat 23 Dec 17

Sat 13 Jan 18 Sat 24 Feb 18 Sat 07 Apr 18

End tour

Sat 03 Feb 18 Sat 17 Mar 18 Sat 28 Apr 18

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India & Nepal

Asia

Gazing at the Taj Mahal, India

Wonders of India & Nepal | 29 days Tour Code: INWI • Delhi to Kathmandu

2149

From £

I’d like my own room: £629

This is a truly diverse adventure, from a camel safari in the deserts of northern Rajasthan to trekking in the lush Annapurna Foothills and everything in between. Explore decadent forts built by tribal kings and admire ornate temples. Visit the iconic Taj Mahal and take a safari into Chitwan National Park, home to the critically endangered Asiatic Rhinoceros and the Bengal Tiger.

Tour Information 24 nights hotels, 2 nights lodges, 1 overnight sleeper trains, 1 night camel safari 23 breakfasts, 1 dinner included

Tour Highlights Compare bustling cities and remote villages

Spot wildlife in national parks

Visit UNESCO sites & world wonders

Take a camel safari into the desert

Learn about life on the River Ganges

Trek through the Annapurna Foothills

Public bus, overnight sleeper train, train, minibus, camel, taxi, on foot, tuk-tuk

Included on your tour Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Delhi 2 Bikaner 3 Jaisalmer 4 Ride a camel into the desert, camping under the stars 5 Visit Kuldhara Village from Jaisalmer 6-7 Jodhpur 8-9 Explore the City Palace in Udaipur 10-11 Enjoy a trip to Amber Fort in Jaipur 12-13 Agra is our base to visit the amazing Taj Mahal 14-15 Orchha 16 Get off the beaten track in the small village of Basari 17-18 Khajuraho 19 Cruise down the Ganges in Varanasi 20 Visit the birthplace of Buddha in Lumbini 21-22 Spot wildlife in Chitwan National Park 23 Pokhara 24-25 Walk through the Annapurna Foothills enjoying the breathtaking scenery 26-27 Enjoy a scenic hike to the World Peace Pagoda from Pokhara 28 Kathmandu 29 Depart Kathmandu

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 11 Feb 17 Sat 25 Mar 17

Sat 28 Jan 17 Sat 11 Mar 17 Sat 22 Apr 17

Sat 06 May 17 Sat 17 Jun 17 Sat 29 Jul 17

End tour

Sat 03 Jun 17 Sat 15 Jul 17 Sat 26 Aug 17

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sat 09 Sep 17 Sat 21 Oct 17 Sat 02 Dec 17

Sat 07 Oct 17 Sat 18 Nov 17 Sat 30 Dec 17

Sat 13 Jan 18 Sat 24 Feb 18

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End tour

Sat 10 Feb 18 Sat 24 Mar 18

Evening walk around Karol Bagh, visit Karni Mata temple, camel safari, visit Jaisalmer Fort, visit Kuldhara village, Rajasthani cultural dance show, entry to Udaipur City Palace, Jagdish temple & markets tour, visit Amber Fort, visit Birla Temple, guided tour of the Taj Mahal, Orchha heritage walk, visit Ram Temple, visit Basari Village, Khajuraho Market, visit Karma Sutra Temple, boat ride down the River Ganges, Puja Ceremony, visit Maya Devi Temple, Tharu cultural dance show, entry to Chitwan National Park, two day Annapurna Foothills trek, hike to the World Peace Pagoda & Tibetan Refugee Camp


India & Nepal

Asia

Khajuraho temple, Khajuraho

Vang Vieng Traditional henna, India Vientiane

VIETNAM

Our Tucan Tip Pack sleeping bag liners for the overnight train journey through India.

Ho Chi Minh

INDIA

Delhi

Jodhpur, the Blue City, Rajasthan, India

NEPAL

Annapurna Foothills

Thar Desert

Bikaner

Jaisalmer

Jaipur

Agra (Taj Mahal)

Pokhara Lumbini

Chitwan National Park

Jodhpur Orchha Udaipur

Kathmandu

Basari Village Khajuraho

Varanasi

Tuk-tuks in Delhi, India

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Sri Lanka

Asia

Reclining Buddha in Isurumuniya Temple, Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

1399

Jewels of Sri Lanka | 15 days

From £

Tour Code: SRJ • Negombo to Negombo

I’d like my own room: £479

Explore Sri Lanka, the land of hidden temples and caves, sacred Buddhist sites and Hindu shrines. Venture into the British tea plantations, nature reserves and botanical gardens of the hill country. Visit ancient royal capitals, enjoy the urban buzz of leafy Kandy, and trek in the sweeping Horton Plains to see giant Buddha statues, before relaxing on Unawatuna’s blissful beaches.

Tour Information 13 nights hotels, 1 night shared camping in permanent tents 14 breakfasts, 1 dinner included

Tour Highlights Uncover ancient ruins in Anuradhapura Enjoy a cultural dance show in Kandy

Spot wildlife inside Yala National Park Hike to World’s End for incredible views

Minibus, 4WD, foot, public bus, tuk-tuk, train, on foot, bicycle

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Negombo 2-3 Stop at Negombo’s fish market on the way to Anuradhapura where you will visit the extensive religious ruins 4 Explore Polonnaruwa with a guided tour through the archeological site 5 Climb Sigiriya Rock rising out of the jungle 6-7 Drive around Kandy Lake, visit the town and enjoy a cultural dance show 8 Kitulgala 9 Nuwara Eliya 10 Explore Horton Plains National Park and trek to ‘World’s End’ where the 2000m plateau comes to an end from Ella 11 Enjoy a game drive through Yala National Park. Tonight we camp on the outskirts of the park 12-13 Enjoy the marine wildlife and beaches of Unawatuna 14 Negombo 15 Depart Negombo

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sat 17 Dec 16 Sat 14 Jan 17 Sat 11 Feb 17 Sat 11 Mar 17 Sat 08 Apr 17

Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 28 Jan 17 Sat 25 Feb 17 Sat 25 Mar 17 Sat 22 Apr 17

Sat 06 May 17 Sat 03 Jun 17 Sat 01 Jul 17 Sat 29 Jul 17

End tour

Sat 20 May 17 Sat 17 Jun 17 Sat 15 Jul 17 Sat 12 Aug 17

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sat 26 Aug 17 Sat 23 Sep 17 Sat 21 Oct 17 Sat 18 Nov 17

Sat 09 Sep 17 Sat 07 Oct 17 Sat 04 Nov 17 Sat 02 Dec 17

Sat 16 Dec 17 Sat 13 Jan 18 Sat 10 Feb 18 Sat 10 Mar 18

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End tour

Sat 30 Dec 17 Sat 27 Jan 18 Sat 24 Feb 18 Sat 24 Mar 18

Negombo city tour & fish market, visit coconut plantation & toddy tapping, visit Mihintale, visit Anuradhapura ruins, visit Aukana Buddha, visit Polonnaruwa ruins, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Dambulla Caves, Kandy city tour, evening Puja at Temple of the Tooth, entry to the Royal Botanical Garden, Kandy cultural dance show, Tea Factory excursion, guided tour of Nuwaraeliya, entry and trek through Horton Plains National Park, scenic train journey to Ella, game drive in Yala National Park, visit Little Adam’s Peak & Rawana Waterfall, entry to elephant transit home, cooking demonstration, Galle city tour, entry to a turtle hatchery


Sri Lanka

Asia

Traditional fishermen, Sri Lanka

Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA

Anuradhapura Polonnaruwa Sigiriya Sri Lanka village - Taken by Daniel Nisbet

Negombo Colombo

Kandy Kitulgala Nuwara Eliya

Yala National Park Unawatuna

Sri Lankan elephant - Taken by Johanna Schadler

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Asia

Japan

Don’t miss the

Cherry Blossom The best time to see this is between March & April

Torii Gate, Miyajima, Japan

4149

Japan Adventure | 15 days

From £

Tour Code: JJA • Tokyo to Tokyo

I’d like my own room: £1559

This tour holds a light to the mysterious face of Japan, revealing bold bright cities, beautiful lakes, deep woodlands and the glory of Mount Fuji. Gain insight into Japan’s past and learn about traditional ways of life which have survived war, industrialisation, the influence of modern technology and the emergence of Western ideas in today’s youth culture. This is a land of palaces, temples, shrines and beautiful geishas.

Tour Information 14 nights in three star hotels 11 breakfasts included

Tour Highlights Enjoy the bright lights of Tokyo

Ride on the high-speed bullet train

Take a tour of the Geisha District in Kyoto

Visit the floating Torii Gate from Miyajima

Shinkansen bullet train, train, public bus, ferry, taxi, bicycle, on foot, 1 flight

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Tokyo 2 Enjoy a visit to the Meiji Shrine from Tokyo 3 Odawara where you can view Mount Fuji 4-5 We travel by bullet and local trains through the Japanese Alps to Takayama. Here you can sample traditional sake 6-7 Kyoto escaped the bombings of WWII and has retained thousands of shrines and palaces. Enjoy a tour of the geisha district 8-9 Take a day trip from Hiroshima to Miyajima where you can watch the sun set over Torii Gate 10-11 Enjoy Yufuin’s hot water springs surrounded by natural beauty 12-13 Head to Nagasaki. Visit the Memorial Park dedicated to those affected by the atomic bomb 14 Return to Tokyo for a final night in the glittering city 15 Depart Tokyo

Shinkansen bullet train rail pass, guided tour of the Meiji Shrine, forest & Torii Gate, Saki tasting, bike tour of Takayama, guided tour of the Geisha District, visit Hiroshima Peace Park & Museum, visit Himeji Castle, visit Miyajima & floating Torii Gate, visit Nagasaki Peace Park & Museum, stay in three star hotels

Only have a week?

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Wed 14 Dec 16 Wed 28 Dec 16 Sat 25 Mar 17

Wed 28 Dec 16 Wed 11 Jan 17 Sat 08 Apr 17

Sat 08 Apr 17 Sat 14 Oct 17

End tour

Sat 22 Apr 17 Sat 28 Oct 17

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sat 28 Oct 17 Wed 13 Dec 17

Sat 11 Nov 17 Wed 27 Dec 17

Wed 27 Dec 17 Sat 24 Mar 18

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End tour

Wed 10 Jan 18 Sat 07 Apr 18

View our seven day Japan Highlights tour from Tokyo to Kyoto. See Tour Code JJH online.


Japan

Asia

Traditional onsen, Japan

Mount Fuji, Japan

“ Great balance between being given information and guidance, and then time to explore on our own! Always felt safe in Japan and Charles our group leader was brilliant! Thanks Charles! ” - Jeanne O’Neill - April 2016

Geishas in Kyoto, Japan

JAPAN

Takayama Hiroshima Miyajima

Kyoto

Tokyo Mount Fuji

Yufuin Nagasaki

Geisha admiring cherry blossom, Japan

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China

Asia

A group in Xi’an, China

Badaling (Great Wall of China)

Juyongguan Pass

Beijing

CHINA

Xi’an Suzhou

Shanghai

Great Wall of China

1035

Great Wall & Warriors | 9 days

From £

Tour Code: JGCGW • Beijing to Shanghai

I’d like my own room: £320

The juxtapositions on this tour couldn’t be starker. In Beijing ancient wonders such as the Forbidden City sit amongst the bustle of modern-day China. Going inland we journey into the heartland where daily life follows centuries-old tradition, before we end in Shanghai where the future is seemingly already here.

6 nights hotels, 2 overnight sleeper trains 8 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner included

Tour Highlights Walk the Great Wall of China

Tour Information

Discover the Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Enjoy tours of Beijing and Shanghai

Overnight sleeper train, train, bicycle, on foot

Learn about the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Beijing 2 Take a tour of Beijing including the Forbidden City. Explore the Summer Palace and get off the beaten track in Beijing’s hutongs. This evening you can enjoy a Chinese acrobatic show 3 Today you will walk a section of the Great Wall of China before spending the night at the foot of the wall at Juyongguan Pass 4 Spend the morning exploring the Great Wall before visiting a Jade Carving Centre. Later that day we return to Beijing before catching our overnight train to Xi’an 5 Arrive in Xi’an and visit Emperor Qin’s Terracotta Warriors. We will also take a tour of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda 6-8 Taking an overnight train to Shanghai, we enjoy a city tour visiting the Jade Buddha Temple 9 Depart Shanghai

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sat 04 Mar 17 Sat 18 Mar 17 Sat 01 Apr 17 Sat 15 Apr 17 Sat 29 Apr 17

Sun 12 Mar 17 Sun 26 Mar 17 Sun 09 Apr 17 Sun 23 Apr 17 Sun 07 May 17

Sat 13 May 17 Sat 27 May 17 Sat 10 Jun 17 Sat 24 Jun 17 Sat 08 Jul 17

End tour

Sun 21 May 17 Sun 04 Jun 17 Sun 18 Jun 17 Sun 02 Jul 17 Sun 16 Jul 17

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sat 22 Jul 17 Sat 05 Aug 17 Sat 19 Aug 17 Sat 02 Sep 17 Sat 16 Sep 17

Sun 30 Jul 17 Sun 13 Aug 17 Sun 27 Aug 17 Sun 10 Sep 17 Sun 24 Sep 17

Sat 30 Sep 17 Sat 14 Oct 17 Sat 28 Oct 17 Sat 11 Nov 17 Sat 10 Mar 18

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End tour

Sun 08 Oct 17 Sun 22 Oct 17 Sun 05 Nov 17 Sun 19 Nov 17 Sun 18 Mar 18

Chinese acrobatic performance, entry to the Great Wall of China from Badaling & Juyongguan, rickshaw ride of Beijing’s hutongs, Jade Carving Centre, city tours of Beijing, Badaling, Juyongguan, XI’an, Suzhou & Shanghai, Huangpu River cruise, Grand Canal cruise, XI’an city walls bike ride

“ My tour to China was an amazing, once in a lifetime experience! Visiting the Great Wall of China not just once, but TWICE was incredible and a special thanks to our local Chinese tour leader Fong for making it happen ” - Lex Fulton - May 2016


China

Asia

Local fisherman, China

Badaling (Great Wall of China)

Juyongguan Pass

Beijing

CHINA

Nanjing

Xi’an Yangtze River Three Gorges Yichang

Suzhou

Shanghai

Chongqing Terracotta Warriors, Xi’an, China

1785

Yin & Yangtze | 15 days

From £

Tour Code: JGCYY • Beijing to Shanghai

I’d like my own room: £840

Starting this wonderful exposé of China in Beijing, we journey into the heart of China marvelling at all its ancient wonders along the way; from the Great Wall and Beijing’s Forbidden City to the Terracotta Warriors on guard in Xi’an. Cruise the mighty Yangtze River while being dwarfed by steep slopes either side of you before ending in decadent Shanghai.

Tour Highlights

10 nights hotels, 1 overnight sleeper train, 3 nights on river cruiser 14 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners included

Tour the Forbidden City in Beijing Cruise down the Yangtze River

Tour Information

Visit two sections of the Great Wall of China Train, taxi, 1 flight, public bus, boat, overnight sleeper train, bicycle, on foot

See the former Ming Dynasty in Nanjing

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Beijing 2-4 After enjoying Beijing’s highlights, discover the Great Wall of China from two sections, Badaling and Juyongguan Pass 5-6 Arriving In Xi’an we visit Emperor Qin’s Terracotta Warriors and take a tour of the Big Wild Goose Pagoda 7 Fly to Chonqing to board the Yangtze River cruise 8-9 We pass Qutangxia and Wuxia Gorges on a river cruise down the Yangtze stopping off along the way 10-11 Take a city tour of Nanjing, the former capital of the Ming Dynasty 12 Cruise down Suzhou’s waterways, dotted with traditional bridges 13-14 Visit Shanghai at your own pace 15 Depart Shanghai

Included on your tour Chinese acrobatic performance, entry to the Great Wall of China from Badaling & Juyongguan, rickshaw ride of Beijing’s hutongs, Jade Carving Centre, city tours of Beijing, Badaling, Juyongguan, XI’an, Nanjing & Suzhou, Yangtze River cruise via Three Gorges, Grand Canal cruise, XI’an city walls bike ride

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sat 04 Mar 17 Sat 18 Mar 17 Sat 01 Apr 17 Sat 15 Apr 17 Sat 29 Apr 17

Sat 18 Mar 17 Sat 01 Apr 17 Sat 15 Apr 17 Sat 29 Apr 17 Sat 13 May 17

Sat 13 May 17 Sat 27 May 17 Sat 10 Jun 17 Sat 24 Jun 17 Sat 08 Jul 17

End tour

Sat 27 May 17 Sat 10 Jun 17 Sat 24 Jun 17 Sat 08 Jul 17 Sat 22 Jul 17

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sat 22 Jul 17 Sat 05 Aug 17 Sat 19 Aug 17 Sat 02 Sep 17 Sat 16 Sep 17

Sat 05 Aug 17 Sat 19 Aug 17 Sat 02 Sep 17 Sat 16 Sep 17 Sat 30 Sep 17

Sat 30 Sep 17 Sat 14 Oct 17 Sat 28 Oct 17 Sat 10 Mar 18

End tour

Sat 14 Oct 17 Sat 28 Oct 17 Sat 11 Nov 17 Sat 24 Mar 18

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Welcome to Africa

Africa

Welcome to

Africa

Wildebeest and zebra in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

About Africa If colourful landscapes, incredible wildlife encounters and fascinating people is what you are looking for in an adventure, then Africa is your ideal destination. Watch predators stalking their prey in world-famous wildlife reserves and feel the spray on your face from Victoria Falls. Hike through the rainforest in the quest to find mountain gorillas and learn about traditional local customs from small, remote villages.

Your Transport

Your Accommodation

The majority of the travel time is spent on our comfortable trucks. Our overland vehicles vary according to the destination, year and model. They have been modified for comfort and convenience and carry lots of equipment to assist you on your adventure.

The accommodation we use is mainly a combination of hotels, permanent tents and traditional huts called rondavels. Many of the places we stay are in areas of outstanding natural beauty, by lakes, on the beach or in the heart of the city. At Tucan Travel, we like to make sure that the places you sleep are part of the adventure. Depending on the tour you choose, you may be camping inside the Serengeti National Park, sleeping at a Berber camp in the Sahara Desert or spending the night on an island in the middle of the Okavango Delta.

Forward-facing seats & seat belts Two tables, great for playing games Space to store your daypacks External storage compartments

Power sockets Panoramic, tinted windows A safe for passports & valuables A fridge to keep your food fresh

In Morocco, we use private vans to take you from A to B

About Each Day Our Africa tours are packed with game drives, trips to local communities, museums and national parks. There are lots of opportunities to spot the big five, catch stunning sunrises and enjoy vigorous hikes. We like to include the most popular excursions on our trips so that you don’t have to worry about too many extra costs while on your tour. In addition to the included excursions, you also have free time for optional activities. Each day will bring you the opportunity to see and experience more than you ever thought possible. For more detailed itineraries, see our website.

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Supporting Local Communities The Local Payment is a non-refundable fixed amount which is paid to your Tour Leader in US dollars on the first day of your tour. Your Local Payment allows us to get more money to small businesses and communities who don’t have access to online banking services. Having this cash on hand means that you get to stay in more locally owned hotels, have more excursions included and allows our Tour Leaders to shop for the freshest produce in local markets.


Welcome to Africa

Africa

Botswana Kenya Morocco Namibia Rwanda South Africa Swaziland Tanzania Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe

Masai warrior, Tanzania

GiraďŹ&#x20AC;e with Tucan Travel Truck, Kenya

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Warm 20-30C, Dry Warm 20-30C, Wet

Hot > 30C, Dry Hot > 30C, Wet

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Your Guide to Africa

Africa

Cheetah family in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Your Africa Packing List

Head Torch

Hiking Boots (Only needed in Uganda)

Anti-Malarial Tablets

Raincoat & Long Sleeve Shirts

Binoculars

Sleeping Mask & Ear Plugs

Microfibre Towel

Antibacterial Lotion & Wipes

Sleeping Bags (Only when camping)

Mosquito Repellent

Camera & Memory Cards

Travel

Backpack

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Your Guide to Africa

Africa

About Africa

1,500,000 wildebeest in the Serengeti alone

Buffalo in Hell’s Gate National Park, Kenya

625 million litres of water flow over Victoria Falls per minute in wet season (usually in April)

Hippo are the most dangerous animal in Africa

1,100

2600

In Africa there are 1,100 species of mammals & 2600 birds

Kruger National Park is about the same size as Wales

BIG 5

Originally referred to the difficulty hunting these animals. Today, they are the ones everyone wants to see the most. Zebra drinking from a watering hole, Kenya

The big five

Lion

Elephant

Buffalo

Leopard

Black rhino

White rhino

Cheetah

Hippo

Zebra

Giraffe

Wildebeest

Antelope

Warthog

Hyena

Gorilla

Botswana Chobe NP (River Cruise) Okavango Delta

Kenya Masai Mara NR Lake Naivasha Hell's Gate NP

Namibia Etosha NP Mahango NP

Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable NP

South Africa Kruger NP

Swaziland Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

Tanzania Serengeti NP Ngorongoro Crater

Zambia Mosi-oa-Tunya NP/Vic Falls

Zimbabwe Matobo NP Disclaimer: Wild animals are unpredictable so we can’t guarantee you’ll see them all, but we’ll do our best!

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Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro Mount

Wild Elephants in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

1949

Machame Route | 9 days

From £

Tour Code: TZKM • Moshi to Moshi

Tour Information Known as the ‘Whiskey Route’, Machame is considered to be one of the most popular climbs. We camp along the trek aided by porters and local guides, staying in sites with limited facilities. For this challenge, it is recommended that trekkers are physically fit for the climb and have some trekking experience.

Tour Highlights Climb up the Barranaco Wall

Conquer high altitudes to reach the summit

This tour is part of our Discover range. For more information please see our website

Trek through dense forest

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Moshi. Tonight you will have a briefing to prepare for your trek 2 Start the trek from Machame Gate (1800m). Hike through dense forest to Machame Camp 3 Today you will pass through grassy moorlands to Shira Camp (3845m) 4 Hike through moorland before reaching Barranco Camp in a sheltered valley (3960m) 5 Today is an acclimatisation day. Climb the Barranco Wall crossing an alpine desert. Tonight you will stay at Karanga Camp 6 Continue east towards Mweka Junction to Barafu Camp 7 Waking very early, you will hike to the summit of Stella Point before continuing to Uhuru Peak (5895m). After enjoying the spectacular views descend to Mweka Camp 8 Hike towards Mweka Gate where you will be taken back to Moshi 9 Depart Moshi

Dates End tour

Start tour

Mon 10 Oct 16 Mon 19 Dec 16 Fri 06 Jan 17

Tue 18 Oct 16 Tue 27 Dec 16 Sat 14 Jan 17

Sun 22 Jan 17 Tue 21 Feb 17 Tue 07 Mar 17

8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners included On foot, minibus

Enjoy incredible views from Uhuru Peak

Start tour

6 nights camping, 2 nights hotels

End tour

Mon 30 Jan 17 Wed 01 Mar 17 Wed 15 Mar 17

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Sun 18 Jun 17 Mon 03 Jul 17 Wed 16 Aug 17

Mon 26 Jun 17 Tue 11 Jul 17 Thu 24 Aug 17

Thu 31 Aug 17 Sat 30 Sep 17 Tue 19 Dec 17

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Fri 08 Sep 17 Fri 08 Sep 17 Wed 27 Dec 17


Mount Kilimanjaro

Africa

About Kilimanjaro Best months for trekking

2 out of 3 success rate - Altitude causes many climbers to descend back down Uhuru Peak, Mount Kilimanjaro

Tallest freestanding mountain in the world & the Highest mountain in Africa

Uhuru Peak is 5895m above sea level

20,000 People attempt to climb Kilimanjaro every year

That’s only 55 people a day!

The number of routes on the mountain Wildlife at Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

2029

Lemosho Route | 9 days

From £

Tour Code: TZKL • Moshi to Moshi Hiking over the volcanic crater known as the Shira Plateau, the Lemosho Route gets off the tourist trail. Hikers can enjoy the tranquillity of the landscapes around them and marvel at the stunning views. You will camp along the trek aided by porters with a night in Moshi at the beginning and end for acclimatisation.

Tour Highlights

6 nights camping, 2 nights hotels 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners included On foot, minibus

Hike across the Shira Plateau Volcanic Cater Admire views from Uhuru Peak

Tour Information

Trek through alpine desert

Enjoy a peaceful trek on this less populated hike

This tour is part of our Discover range. For more information please see our website

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Moshi. Tonight you will have a briefing to prepare for your trek 2 Start the trek from Lemosho Glades (2100m) hiking through forest glades to Mt Mkubwa Camp 3 Hike through thick moorlands descending to the Shira Plateau. You will stay overnight at the Shira One Camp (3500m) 4 Hike slowly across the Shira Plateau to the next campsite 5 Hike approximately 10km heading to Barranco Camp 6 Enter the alpine desert zone and climb the Barranco Wall to Karanga Camp. Enjoy an early night as you will be waking up early the next day 7 Waking at around midnight, you will hike to the summit of Uhuru Peak (5895m). You then descend to Mweka Camp 8 Enjoy a final trek through the forest to Mweka Gate where you will be taken back to your hotel in Moshi 9 Depart Moshi

Have more time? Both of these treks can be added to our tours that finish in Arusha, Tanzania. Please see our website for more details.

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Thu 08 Dec 16 Mon 26 Dec 16 Sun 05 Feb 17

Fri 16 Dec 16 Tue 03 Jan 17 Fri 13 Jan 17

Tue 28 Feb 17 Sun 04 Jun 17 Tue 18 Jul 17

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Wed 08 Mar 17 Mon 12 Jun 17 Wed 26 Jul 17

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Wed 02 Aug 17 Thu 14 Sep 17 Sat 14 Oct 17

Thu 10 Aug 17 Fri 22 Sep 17 Sun 22 Oct 17

Tue 12 Dec 17 Tue 26 Dec 17

End tour

Wed 20 Dec 17 Wed 03 Jan 18

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Kenya & Tanzania

Africa

Tucan Travel overland vehicle, Tanzania

KENYA

Serengeti National Park

Nairobi

Ngorongoro Crater

Arusha TANZANIA

Zanzibar

North Beach

(Stone Town)

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

1159

Serengeti to Zanzibar | 9 days

From £

Tour Code: AFSZ • Nairobi to Zanzibar

Plus Local Payment: US$570

A perfect nine day tour with world class wildlife viewing opportunities plus a few days relaxing on the beach. Camp inside the Serengeti National Park and be one of the first vehicles to enter the Ngorongoro Crater in the morning before wandering Stone Town’s bustling markets.

Tour Information 6 nights hotels, 2 nights assisted camping in Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater

Tour Highlights Spot the big five on game drives in Serengeti NP Camp on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater

Take a tour of a spice plantation

8 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners included

Relax on the beaches of Zanzibar Island Tucan Travel vehicle, safari vehicle, private van, 1 flight

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Nairobi 2 Crossing into Tanzania, we drive to Arusha. Later you can enjoy a traditional African drumming session 3 This morning we head to the Serengeti National Park where we will have an afternoon game drive. Tonight we camp inside the park 4 Today we enjoy a full day game drive spotting wildlife before heading to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater where we spend the night 5 Early this morning we can enjoy a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater. This afternoon we return to Arusha 6 Fly to Stone Town and discover its markets 7-8 Bask on the beaches of Zanzibar and take a tour of a local spice plantation 9 Depart Stone Town

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Fri 23 Dec 16 Fri 13 Jan 17 Fri 3 Feb 17 Fri 17 Mar 17 Fri 7 Apr 17

Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 21 Jan 17 Sat 11 Feb 17 Sat 25 Mar 17 Sat 15 Apr 17

Fri 28 Apr 17 Fri 19 May 17 Fri 9 Jun 17 Fri 30 Jun 17 Fri 21 Jul 17

End tour

Sat 6 May 17 Sat 27 May 17 Sat 17 Jun 17 Sat 8 Jul 17 Sat 29 Jul 17

Start tour

Fri 11 Aug 17 Fri 1 Sep 17 Fri 22 Sep 17 Fri 13 Oct 17 Fri 3 Nov 17

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End tour

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Sat 19 Aug 17 Sat 9 Sep 17 Sat 30 Sep 17 Sat 21 Oct 17 Sat 11 Nov 17

Fri 24 Nov 17 Fri 15 Dec 17 Fri 5 Jan 18 Fri 16 Feb 18

End tour

Sat 2 Dec 17 Sat 23 Dec 17 Sat 13 Jan 18 Sat 24 Feb 18

Included on your tour Entry & game drives in the Serengeti National Park, entry & game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar spice tour & local lunch

“ Great tour with amazing safaris and beaches. What a great experience! ” - Rebecca Saunt - December 2015


Kenya & Tanzania

Africa

Lion in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

KENYA

Masai Mara

Nairobi

Serengeti National Park Ngorogoro Crater Arusha

North Beach

TANZANIA

Zanzibar

(Stone Town)

A beach on Zanzibar Island

1679

Safari & Beach | 13 days

From £

Tour Code: AFSB • Nairobi to Zanzibar

Plus Local Payment: US$780

This 13 day adventure combines some of east Africa’s best safaris with a few nights on the paradise island of Zanzibar. Packed with game drives, fascinating cultures and delicious cuisine, this tour takes in many of the region’s best highlights.

Tour Highlights Enjoy world class safaris in the Masai Mara Camp inside the Serengeti National Park

Soak up the sun on Zanzibar’s beaches Taste fresh seafood in Stone Town

Day 1 Arrive Nairobi 2 Travel to the Masai Mara and enjoy an afternoon game drive 3 Today we can enjoy a whole day spotting the big five on a game drive. Head to the Mara River to see crocodiles waiting to catch their prey 4-5 You can visit an elephant orphanage in Nairobi 6 Cross into Tanzania and travel to Arusha 7-8 Camp inside the Serengeti National Park and on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, enjoying game drives and spotting wildlife 9 Arusha 10 Fly to Stone Town and sample fresh seafood 11-12 Indulge in a massage on the beaches of Zanzibar 13 Depart Stone Town

Dates End tour

Start tour

Mon 19 Dec 16 Mon 9 Jan 17 Mon 30 Jan 17 Mon 13 Mar 17 Mon 3 Apr 17

Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 21 Jan 17 Sat 11 Feb 17 Sat 25 Mar 17 Sat 15 Apr 17

Mon 24 Apr 17 Mon 15 May 17 Mon 5 Jun 17 Mon 26 Jun 17 Mon 17 Jul 17

End tour

Sat 6 May 17 Sat 27 May 17 Sat 17 Jun 17 Sat 8 Jul 17 Sat 29 Jul 17

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Mon 7 Aug 17 Mon 28 Aug 17 Mon 18 Sep 17 Mon 9 Oct 17 Mon 30 Oct 17

Sat 19 Aug 17 Sat 9 Sep 17 Sat 30 Sep 17 Sat 21 Oct 17 Sat 11 Nov 17

Mon 20 Nov 17 Mon 11 Dec 17 Mon 1 Jan 18 Mon 12 Feb 18

8 nights hotels, 2 nights permanent tents in the Masai Mara, 2 nights assisted camping in Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater 12 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 4 dinners included

Itinerary

Start tour

Tour Information

Tucan Travel vehicle, safari vehicle, private van, 1 flight

Included on your tour Entry & game drives in the Masai Mara, entry & game drives in the Serengeti National Park, entry & a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar spice tour & local lunch

End tour

Sat 2 Dec 17 Sat 23 Dec 17 Sat 13 Jan 18 Sat 24 Feb 18

Have more time? Book a few extra nights on the beaches of Zanzibar Island.

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Africa

Rwanda, Uganda & Kenya

Elephant orphanage, Nairobi, Kenya

UGANDA

Kampala

Jinja

Lake Bunyonyi (Gorilla Trek)

KENYA

Naivasha RWANDA

Kigali

Nairobi

A gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda

1459

Kigali to Nairobi | 11 days

From £

Tour Code: AFKN • Kigali to Nairobi

Plus Local Payment: US$470

Beginning in Kigali, discover how Rwanda has flourished in the last few years before heading to Lake Bunyonyi where your search for mountain gorillas begins. Spend an hour with a family of these incredible animals in the heart of the Ugandan forest. Jinja will provide more heart-racing opportunities before ending in Nairobi where you could add on an adventure to the Masai Mara.

Tour Highlights

Tour Information 5 nights hotels, 5 nights permanent tents 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 1 dinner included

Search for mountain gorillas in the forests of Uganda See how Kigali has transformed Try adventure sports in Jinja Visit a pygmy village from Lake Bunyonyi

Tucan Travel vehicle, on foot, private van

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Kigali 2 Visit the Rwanda Genocide Memorials and Hotel Rwanda before heading to Lake Bunyonyi 3-4 Hike through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in search of a family of endangered Mountain Gorillas. From Lake Bunyonyi you can also visit a pygmy village 5 We travel to Kampala stopping off at the equator on the way 6-7 We head to the adventure hub of Jinja. En route we will visit the Kampala National Museum 8-9 Lake Naivasha is our base for two nights. You may wake up to the sounds of hippos wallowing in the water 10 We travel to Nairobi. Here you can enjoy a final meal at Carnivores restaurant where the food is served on Masai spears 11 Depart Nairobi

Dates

Visit the Nyamata Church Genocide Memorial, Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre & Hôtel des Mille Collines (Hotel Rwanda), guided Gorilla Trek including the permit, boat trip on Lake Bunyonyi, visit Batwa pygmy village, entry to Kampala National Museum

Time for a Safari? Start in Nairobi and visit the Masai Mara

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sun 11 Dec 16 Sun 22 Jan 17 Sun 5 Mar 17 Sun 16 Apr 17

Wed 21 Dec 16 Wed 1 Feb 17 Wed 15 Mar 17 Wed 26 Apr 17

Sun 28 May 17 Sun 18 Jun 17 Sun 9 Jul 17

End tour

Wed 7 Jun 17 Wed 28 Jun 17 Wed 19 Jul 17

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sun 30 Jul 17 Sun 20 Aug 17 Sun 1 Oct 17

Wed 9 Aug 17 Wed 30 Aug 17 Wed 11 Oct 17

Sun 12 Nov 17 Sun 24 Dec 17 Sun 4 Feb 18

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End tour

Wed 22 Nov 17 Wed 3 Jan 18 Wed 14 Feb 18

See Tour Code AFEA online.


Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania

Africa

Views of the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar - Taken by Alice Rerden

UGANDA

Lake Bunyonyi (Gorilla Trek)

Jinja

KENYA

Kampala Masai Mara

Naivasha

Nairobi

Serengeti National Park

Kigali RWANDA

Ngorongoro Crater TANZANIA

Arusha North Beach

Zanzibar

(Stone Town) An elephant in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

2519

Rwanda to Zanzibar | 21 days

From £

Tour Code: AFRZ • Kigali to Zanzibar

Plus Local Payment: US$1250

A diverse adventure through four countries. Begin your tour in Kigali and learn about Rwanda’s turbulent history. You will then be whisked to Lake Bunyonyi, the base for our Gorilla Trek. We include both the Masai Mara National Reserve and Serengeti National Park for ample wildlife spotting opportunities before heading to the beaches of Zanzibar where you can relax by the sparkling Indian Ocean.

Tour Highlights Visit Hôtel des Milles Collines (Hotel Rwanda) Enjoy safaris in famous wildlife reserves

Relax on Zanzibar’s paradise beaches

Spend time with mountain gorillas

Tour Information 11 nights hotels, 7 nights permanent tents, 2 nights camping in Serengeti NP & Ngorongoro Crater 20 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 5 dinners included Tucan Travel vehicle, on foot, private van, 1 flight, safari vehicle

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Kigali 2 Visit the memorials that mark Rwanda’s past before travelling to Lake Bunyonyi 3-4 Lake Bunyonyi is our base for the gorilla trekking excursion. Spend an hour in the company of endangered mountain gorillas 5 Kampala 6-7 Visit the Kampala National Museum en-route to Jinja. In Jinja there are plenty of adventure activies to try 8-9 From Naivasha you can visit Hells Gate National Park 10-11 Watch lions stalking their prey in the Masai Mara 12-13 Visit the giraffe centre in Nairobi 14 Arusha 15-16 Spot the big five on safari drives in the Serengeti National Park and camp on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater 17 After a morning game drive we return to Arusha 18 Haggle in Stone Town’s markets 19-20 Snorkel in the Indian Ocean from Zanzibar’s islands and take a tour of a local spice plantation 21 Depart Stone Town

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sun 11 Dec 16 Sun 22 Jan 17 Sun 5 Mar 17 Sun 16 Apr 17

Sat 31 Dec 16 Sat 11 Feb 17 Sat 25 Mar 17 Sat 6 May 17

Sun 28 May 17 Sun 18 Jun 17 Sun 9 Jul 17

End tour

Sat 17 Jun 17 Sat 8 Jul 17 Sat 29 Jul 17

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sun 30 Jul 17 Sun 20 Aug 17 Sun 1 Oct 17

Sat 19 Aug 17 Sat 9 Sep 17 Sat 21 Oct 17

Sun 12 Nov 17 Sun 24 Dec 17 Sun 4 Feb 18

End tour

Sat 2 Dec 17 Sat 13 Jan 18 Sat 24 Feb 18

Included on your tour Visit the Nyamata Church Genocide Memorial, Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre & Hôtel des Mille Collines (Hotel Rwanda), guided Gorilla Trek including permit, boat trip on Lake Bunyonyi, visit a Batwa pygmy village, entry to Kampala National Museum, entry & game drives in the Masai Mara, entry & game drives in the Serengeti National Park, entry & game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar spice tour & local lunch

Have more time? Start your tour in Nairobi instead of Kigali. See Tour Code AFSG online.

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South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe & Zambia

Africa

Victoria Falls, Zambia

1219

Kruger to Vic Falls | 14 days

From £

Tour Code: AFKF • Pretoria to Livingstone

Plus Local Payment: US$360

You will experience four countries in two weeks as you travel from Pretoria, just outside Johannesburg, to Livingstone and the mighty Victoria Falls. Learn about the intriguing culture in Swaziland, game drive through Kruger National Park, South Africa’s largest national park, and spot endangered rhino in Zimbabwe.

Tour Information 9 nights hotels, 3 nights rondavels/cabins, 1 night permanent tents

Tour Highlights Spot the big five in Kruger National Park

Learn about Swaziland’s traditions

Feel the spray on your face from Victoria Falls

13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 1 dinners included

Walk with rhinos in Bulawayo Tucan Travel vehicle, on foot, safari vehicle

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Pretoria 2-4 Travel to the small yet fascinating country of Swaziland. You can wander through Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary 5 Hazyview 6-7 Spot game from the Tucan Travel truck in Kruger National Park. The added height means you have better advantage of seeing wildlife 8 Musina 9-10 Enjoy a full day’s excursion walking with rhinos and discovering bush paintings in Matobo National Park from Bulawayo 11-12 Staying in the small town of the same name we feel the spray on our faces from Victoria Falls 13 Livingstone is home to lots of adrenaline-pumping activities. You can also see the mighty falls from the Zambian side of the border 14 Depart Livingstone

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sun 26 Mar 17 Sun 7 May 17 Sun 18 Jun 17

Sat 8 Apr 17 Sat 20 May 17 Sat 1 Jul 17

Sun 30 Jul 17 Sun 10 Sep 17

End tour

Sat 12 Aug 17 Sat 23 Sep 17

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sun 22 Oct 17 Sun 3 Dec 17

Sat 4 Nov 17 Sat 16 Dec 17

Sun 14 Jan 18 Sun 25 Feb 18

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End tour

Sat 27 Jan 18 Sat 10 Mar 18

Included on your tour Entry & game drives through Kruger National Park from the Tucan Travel vehicle, day trip in Matobo National Park including rhino spotting, game drives & visits to the bush painting & boulder formations, entry to Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side


South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe & Zambia

Africa

Guided rhino walk, Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe

Tucan Travel truck, Uganda

“ We were extremely lucky - I did this tour to see wildlife and was not disappointed. We saw all the big animals at least once including 3 leopards and a cub, 2 black rhinos, watched a cheetah making a kill, the Great Migration in the Masai Mara and more! ” - David Dunlop - August 2015

ZAMBIA

A group at Nswatugi Cave, Zimbabwe

Livingstone Victoria Falls ZIMBABWE

Bulawayo Musina Kruger National Park

Pretoria

Johannesburg

SOUTH AFRICA

Hazyview Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary

SWAZILAND

Blyde Canyon, South Africa

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Africa

Namibia & South Africa

Fish River Canyon, South Africa

NAMIBIA

Windhoek Sesriem

Fish River Canyon Orange River SOUTH AFRICA

Cederberg

Cape Town Views of Table Mountain from Robben Island, Cape Town

499

Windhoek to Cape Town | 7 days

From £

Tour Code: AFWC • Windhoek to Cape Town

Plus Local Payment: US$130

This whirlwind adventure whisks you through Namibia and South Africa stopping at jaw-dropping landscapes. Enjoy sunset views of Sesriem Canyon and admire the golden colour of spectacular sand dunes found in the sweeping Namib Desert. Heading into South Africa we stop at Cederberg before ending in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town.

Tour Information 3 nights hotels, 2 nights rondavels/cabins, 1 night camping

Tour Highlights Visit the unique town of Solitaire

Climb Dune 45 for sunrise

Marvel at views from Fish River Canyon

6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 1 dinner included

Stay the night on a vineyard in Cederberg Tucan Travel vehicle, on foot

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Windhoek 2 Stop off at the remote town of Solitaire before heading to Sesriem where you can scramble over giant sand dunes 3 Waking early you can climb Dune 45 for sunrise. You will also get to see Sossusvlei and Dead Vlei in the desert 4 Heading to Orange River we stop first to hike along Fish River Canyon. Admire the views of one of the world’s largest canyons 5 Heading towards Cape Town we stop in Cederberg. We will spend a night on a local vineyard where you can do a wine tasting tour 6 Arriving in Cape Town you can take a cable car to the top of Table Mountain, visit Robben Island or people-watch on the V&A Waterfront 7 Depart Cape Town

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Mon 12 Dec 16 Mon 23 Jan 17 Mon 06 Mar 17

Sun 18 Dec 16 Sun 29 Jan 17 Sun 12 Mar 17

Mon 17 Apr 17 Mon 29 May 17 Mon 10 Jul 17

End tour

Sun 23 Apr 17 Sun 04 Jun 17 Sun 16 Jul 17

Start tour

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Start tour

Mon 21 Aug 17 Mon 02 Oct 17 Mon 13 Nov 17

Sun 27 Aug 17 Sun 08 Oct 17 Sun 19 Nov 17

Mon 25 Dec 17 Mon 05 Feb 18 Mon 19 Mar 18

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End tour

Sun 31 Dec 17 Sun 11 Feb 18 Sun 25 Mar 18

Included on your tour Stop at the town of Solitaire & the Tropic of Capricorn, Sesriem Canyon, visit Dune 45, Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei, Fish River Canyon


Zambia, Botswana & Namibia

Africa

Group on the Okavango Delta, Botswana

ZAMBIA

Livingstone Okavango Chobe National Park Delta

Divundu

Etosha National Park

NAMIBIA

Outjo

Maun

Swakopmund

Windhoek

BOTSWANA

Children from a Himba Tribe, Namibia - Taken by Nikki Self

1039

Botswana & Namibia | 13 days

From ÂŁ

Tour Code: AFBN â&#x20AC;˘ Livingstone to Windhoek

Plus Local Payment: US$320

In 13 days get under the skin of Botswana and Namibia. Enjoy a sunset cruise down the river in Chobe National Park before heading to the remote Okavango Delta where you can paddle on traditional mokoros. Spot wildlife from your tent as you camp by a watering hole in Etosha National Park, and admire the towering sand dunes in the Namib Desert.

Tour Highlights

Tour Information 7 nights hotels, 2 nights rondavels/cabins, 2 nights camping, 1 night assisted camping 12 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 4 dinners included

Cruise down the Chobe River at sunset

Admire the vast Namib Desert

Camp by the watering hole in Etosha National Park

Explore the Okavango Delta

Tucan Travel vehicle, boat, private van, mokoro, on foot

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Livingstone 2 Head to Chobe National Park and take a sunset river cruise spotting wildlife on the banks 3 Driving across the top edge of the Kalahari Desert we reach the town of Maun 4 Enjoy an overnight trip into the Okavango Delta. Learn to paddle traditional mokoros through the waterways 5 Maun 6 Cross into Namibia and drive through the Mahango Game Reserve on the way to Divundu 7-8 Watch nocturnal wildlife from your tent in Etosha National Park 9 Drive to Outjo visiting a Himba Tribe en-route 10-11 Enjoy desert activities in Swakopmund 12 Discover the German influences in Windhoek 13 Depart Windhoek

Dates Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Thu 01 Dec 16 Thu 12 Jan 17 Thu 23 Feb 17

Tue 13 Dec 16 Tue 24 Jan 17 Tue 07 Mar 17

Sat 08 Apr 17 Sat 20 May 17 Sat 01 Jul 17

End tour

Thu 20 Apr 17 Thu 01 Jun 17 Thu 13 Jul 17

Start tour

End tour

Start tour

Sat 12 Aug 17 Sat 23 Sep 17 Sat 04 Nov 17

Thu 24 Aug 17 Thu 05 Oct 17 Thu 16 Nov 17

Sat 16 Dec 17 Sat 27 Jan 18 Sat 10 Mar 18

End tour

Thu 28 Dec 17 Thu 08 Feb 18 Thu 22 Mar 18

Included on your tour Sunset safari cruise on the Chobe River, mokoro cruise, game walk & overnight excursion in the Okavango Delta, drive through Mahango Game Reserve, entry & game drives in Etosha National Park

Have more time? Spend another five days on the road and travel to Cape Town. See Tour Code AFDD online

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Africa

South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana & Namibia

A group spotting rhinos in Matobo National Park, Zimbabwe - Taken by Emma Campbell

Southern Africa Adventure | 31 days Tour Code: AFSL â&#x20AC;˘ Pretoria to Cape Town

Plus Local Payment: US$810

An in-depth journey through Southern Africa, you will begin in Pretoria and finish in Cape Town, nestled under Table Mountain. Enjoy national parks brimming with wildlife, exciting safaris and sunset cruises. Fall asleep to the sound of the wildlife nearby and wake up to beautiful sunrises.

Tour Highlights Walk with rhinos in Bulawayo Feel the power of Victoria Falls

2269

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Tour Information 18 nights hotels, 7 nights rondavels/cabins, 3 nights camping, 1 night permanent tents, 1 night assisted camping

Spot the big five in Kruger National Park 30 breakfasts, 21 lunches, 6 dinners included

Spend the night on a vineyard in Cederberg

Tucan Travel vehicle, on foot, private van, safari vehicle, mokoro, boat

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Pretoria 2-4 Visit the Matenga Cultural Village from Swaziland 5 Hazyview 6-7 Enjoy game drives through Kruger NP 8 Musina 9-10 Head to Bulawayo and explore Matobo National Park 11-12 Marvel at Victoria Falls 13-14 You can zipline over the Zambezi River in Livingstone 15 Enjoy an evening river cruise in Chobe NP 16 Maun 17 Spend the night in the remote Okavango Delta 18 Maun 19 Drive through Mahango Game Reserve on the way to Divundu 20-21 Wake up by the watering hole in Etosha and game drive through the park 22 Outjo 23-24 Tour the desert from Swakopmund 25 Windhoek 26 Arrive at Sesriem Canyon for sunset 27 Climb Dune 45 before heading to Fish River Canyon 28 Orange River 29 Spend a night on a local vineyard in Cederberg 30 Admire Table Mountain in Cape Town 31 Depart Cape Town

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Included on your tour Entry & game drives through Kruger National Park from Tucan Travel vehicle, day trip in Matobo National Park including rhino spotting, game drives & visits to the bushpainting & boulder formations, entry to Victoria Falls from the Zimbabwe side, sunset safari cruise on the Chobe River, mokoro cruise, game walk & overnight excursion in the Okavango Delta, drive through Mahango Game Reserve, entry & game drives in Etosha National Park, stop at the town of Solitaire & the Tropic of Capricorn, Sesriem Canyon, visit Dune 45, Sossusvlei & Dead Vlei, Fish River Canyon


Africa

South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana & Namibia

A safari from the Tucan Travel truck in Kruger NP, South Africa

Admiring Victoria Falls, Zambia - Taken by Anneka Buckle

“ A wonderful introduction to Southern Africa. Every day we experienced something new ” - Marta Nemec - March 2016

ZAMBIA

Etosha National Park

Divundu

Livingstone

Victoria Falls ZIMBABWE Okavango Chobe Delta National Park Bulawayo Maun

Outjo

Windhoek

Swakopmund Sesriem

NAMIBIA

Musina

BOTSWANA

Pretoria

Johannesburg Fish River Canyon Orange River

Traditional Swaziland huts, Swaziland

Kruger National Park Hazyview Mlilwane

SOUTH AFRICA

SWAZILAND

Cederberg

Cape Town Hiking over Dune 45, Namibia

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Africa

Highlights of Africa | 53 days Tour Code: AFHA If you want to grab Africa by the horns why not choose our Highlights of Africa adventure? Travelling for 53 days you will start in Nairobi and finish in Cape Town. Packed with iconic sights, amazing safaris and beautiful landscapes it is the ultimate tour for anyone wanting to see the best of the continent. If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough time to do this huge trip, you can combine sections together, as shown below!

Rhinos resting by a watering hole in Kruger National Park, South Africa

Combine Tours Together You can start and finish your tour in any of the cities marked with a star on the map, travelling for as little or as long as you like. Some sections are easy to join up, starting and finishing in the same cities but others may require short internal flights to connect you between your tours. In most cases, we can provide these internal flights for you as part of your tour. Turn to the pages below to find out more about each tour that can connect together.

Kigali to Nairobi | 11 days

Nairobi to Zanzibar | 13 days

Rwanda, Uganda & Kenya

Kenya & Tanzania Tour Code: AFSB

Tour Code: AFKN See Page 140

See Page 139

Pretoria to Livingstone | 14 days

Livingstone to Windhoek | 13 days

South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe & Zambia

Zambia, Botswana & Namibia

Tour Code: AFKF

See Page 142

See Page 145

Windhoek to Cape Town | 7 days Namibia & South Africa See Page 144

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Tour Code: AFWC

Tour Code: AFBN


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Africa

Our Online Favourites There are many ways you can combine the highlights of Africa together. Below are some of our online favourites but check out our website if you want to do something slightly different

Delta & Deserts 18 days Livingstone to Cape Town • Tour Code: AFDD

Okavango Delta, Botswana - Taken by Alice Rerden

Wild Africa Adventure 23 days Nairobi to Livingstone • Tour Code: AFAA

Magical Africa 44 days Nairobi to Cape Town • Tour Code: AFMA Tucan Travel truck stopping at the Tropic of Capricorn, Namibia

UGANDA KENYA Masai Mara

Kigali

Serengeti NP

RWANDA

Nairobi

Ngorongoro Crater

TANZANIA

Zanzibar

ZAMBIA

Livingstone Chobe National Park Okavango Delta

Etosha National Park

Windhoek

Victoria Falls

ZIMBABWE

BOTSWANA

Pretoria

NAMIBIA

Kruger National Park

Johannesburg Mlilwane

Fish River Canyon

SOUTH AFRICA

SWAZILAND

Cape Town

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Morocco

Leather tannery, Marrakech, Morocco

Casablanca MOROCCO

Essaouira

Marrakech Sahara Desert

Camel ride through the Sahara Desert, Morocco

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From £

Tour Code: MOMAE • Marrakech to Essaouira

I’d like my own room: £79

From Marrakech we descend into the desert to camp under the stars. Enjoy the hospitality of a traditional Berber family, and get an insight into unique Moroccan customs. Heading back to the walled medieval capital, soak up the spice-scented markets, admire intricately designed mosques and visit the coastal town of Essaouira.

Tour Information 3 nights hotels, 1 night in a Berber camp 4 breakfasts, 2 dinners included

Tour Highlights Meet a traditional Berber community Sample fresh seafood in Essaouira

Ride a camel into the Sahara Desert

Private vehicle, camel

Haggle in the souks in Marrakech

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Marrakech 2 Ride camels deep into the Sahara Desert and spend the night with a traditional Berber family, sleeping under the stars. That evening you can enjoy local music, sample traditional food and gaze upon the clear night skies 3 Return to Marrakech and explore the souks. Opt for a traditional hammam bath, sip traditional mint tea and at night you can witness belly dancers in the open air public medina square 4 Enjoy the seaside town of Essaouira where you can explore the fortified citadel and sample a fresh seafood dinner 5 Depart Essaouira

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Arrival transfer, camel trek into the Sahara Desert, overnight at a traditional Berber Camp

Please note We can arrange for you to return to Marrakech on Day 5 rather than finish in Essaouira. Speak to our Adventure Specialists for more details.


Morocco

Africa

Essaouira, Morocco

Chefchaouen Fes

Rabat Casablanca Casablanca

Meknes Midelt

Marrakech

MOROCCO

Essaouira

Todra Gorge Ait Benhaddou

Sahara Desert

Marrakech souk, Morocco

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Best of Morocco | 15 days

From £

Tour Code: MOBM • Marrakech to Marrakech

I’d like my own room: £209

Taking in all of Morocco’s cultural and scenic gems, this two week tour takes you from the souks of Marrakech to the solitude of the Sahara. From beautiful beaches to dark desert skies, we also pass ruins from all over history as we learn about how Morocco came to be today.

Tour Information 13 nights hotels, 1 night in a Berber camp 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners included

Tour Highlights Camp under the stars in the Sahara Desert Take a guided tour of the city of Fes

Soak up the coastal city of Essaouira

Private vehicle, camel

Sample traditional Moroccan cuisine in Marrakech

Included on your tour

Itinerary Day 1 Arrive Marrakech 2 Visit the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca 3 Enjoy a guided tour of Rabat before arriving in Meknes 4 Visit the Roman ruins of Volubilis on the way to Chefchaouen 5-6 Take a guided tour of Fes, wander the souks and sample the Moroccan cuisine 7 Head to the mountains spending a night relaxing in Midelt 8 Transfer onto camels journeying into the Sahara Desert 9 Gaze into the Todra Gorge 10 Visit the fortified city of Ait Benhaddou 11-12 Explore the fortified citadel and seaside town of Essaouira 13-14 Return to Marrakech and explore the medina, grabbing last minute souvenirs 15 Depart Marrakech

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Arrival transfer, guided tours of Rabat, Volubilis, Chefchaouen, Fes, Ait Benhaddou & Marrakech, camel trek into the Sahara Desert, overnight at a traditional Berber Camp

“ It was a jam-packed tour which really showed all the colours and sounds of Morocco’s diverse and historic cities. ” - Marcus Hunt - January 2016

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More options online We have lots more Morocco itineraries available on our website, www.tucantravel.com

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Booking Conditions Tucan Travel accepts bookings subject to the following conditions:

1. Your Contract with Tucan Travel a) Terminology A Component refers to any one of the following: Group Tour, Tailor-made Tour, Expedition Cruise, Discover or Extra Services (pre and post tour hotels or transfers; additional flights; excursions; I’d like my own room; supplements etc.). A Package refers to any one or more of the above listed Components. b) Deposits, Payments and Charges i) Deposits For Group Tours or Discover: Up to 27 days per person per tour: £200 28 days or more per person per tour: £400 For Expedition Cruises or Tailor-made Tours per person: 30% of total booking amount or a minimum spend / deposit of: £400 Excursion Deposit - Gorilla Trek, Inca Trail Trek, Lares Trek, Train to Machu Picchu, Amazon Jungle in Peru (if optional) per person: £250 ii) Full Payment Required within 60 days of departure. This increases to 90 days for Expedition Cruises or Tailor-made Tours however during high seasons or high occupancy this deadline may be brought forward even after you have booked. iii) Local Payment Required in “USD cash only” in full on the Component departure date as advertised on our website. iv) Supplement Single Supplement - Lares Trek for solo person booking within 60 days: £300 v) Charges A change of departure date and/or Component per person per Component: £50 See Clause 3a. A change to Extra Services per booking: £25 Extra Services may be added up to 30 days before departure without charge if available. c) Flights All flights purchased in addition to or in conjunction with any Component must be paid in full at the time of booking and are non-refundable. d) Contract The contract is made between Tucan Ltd in the United Kingdom trading as Tucan Travel (hereinafter “Tucan Travel”- for details, see Clause 20) and the client, being all persons named on the booking as travelling or intending to travel through Tucan Travel. The person making the booking (which is subject to these terms) warrants that they have full authority to do so on behalf of all persons named, and confirms that all such persons are fully aware of and accept these conditions. To secure a booking and contract, Tucan Travel requires a non-refundable deposit or full payment as required priced as above per person per Component. This payment is deemed to be confirmation that the client has read and accepts the Tucan Travel booking conditions. Clients booking through a travel agent or telephone, email or online will be deemed to have read the booking conditions and accepted them. A booking is confirmed when Tucan Travel issues an invoice. Errors or omissions on the invoice may be subsequently amended after advising the client in writing and Tucan Travel reserves the right to decline any booking at our discretion. The contract is subject to and governed by English law. Any claim, dispute or other matter arising from or in connection with the contract shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

2. Payment of Components The balance of all monies due, including any surcharges applicable at that time, must be paid according to Clause 1b. In the case of non-payment of the balance by the due date, Tucan Travel will treat the booking as cancelled by the client and apply the appropriate cancellation charges. Local Payment plus any local surcharges must be paid on Day 1 in “USD cash only” in the destination of travel or as instructed in the documentation or by local staff. Failure to pay will result in the client being excluded

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from the Component without refund. These payments are non-refundable for any unused elements of the Component. Refer to Clause 6 for further details. Monies paid to a travel agent are held on behalf of Tucan Travel who is bound by these booking conditions in full.

is covered by your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges. No refunds will be made for any services not utilised. The date used for calculating cancellation charges is the date from which the first Component within the Package commences regardless of the number of Components.

3. Changes a) Changes by You Any request by the client to change from one Component to another or change the departure date of their chosen Component must be made in writing by the person who made the original booking. The Client will forgo any previous price promotions they may have attained when making the new booking. The new Component price will be based on the current published price found on our website on the date the change was requested. The client may qualify for current price promotions should they apply. Administration Charges as in Clause 1b will apply and any additional deposits. Should the change be requested once full payment is due, cancellation charges apply as in Clause 4. b) Changes by Us While Tucan Travel will use its best endeavours to operate all Components as advertised, by entering into this contract the client accepts that it may prove necessary or advisable to vary or modify a Component itinerary or its contents due to prevailing local conditions. Tucan Travel reserves the right at any time either before or during a Component to cancel or change any of the facilities, services or prices described (including flights, transport, accommodation or other arrangements) and to substitute alternative arrangements of comparable monetary value without compensation and accepts no liability for loss of enjoyment as a result of these changes. Occasionally, Group Tours clients may be separated into different transport and hotels depending on local conditions and availability at the time of booking. Some Components are operated by trusted partners on our behalf while Components in Iceland, China, Morocco, North America and some in Romania and Bulgaria are operated by trusted tour operators and are not branded as Tucan Travel. You will be notified of the trusted tour operator with final documentation approximately 30 days before the departure date. The Tucan Travel booking conditions still apply. If a major change is known to us, the client will be told at the time of booking. If a major change becomes necessary, Tucan Travel will inform the client as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before departure. The definition of a major change will depend on the individual Component and circumstances and is at the sole discretion of Tucan Travel. When a major change is made the client will have the choice of accepting the change of arrangements, or within seven days of notification of the change, purchasing another available Component or cancelling the Component and obtaining a full refund, provided that the major change is not because of Force Majeure. Force Majeure is war, threat of war, terrorist activity, riot, civil strife or industrial dispute; natural or nuclear disaster, disease, fire or adverse road, river or weather conditions; technical, maintenance or compliance problems with local transport or Tucan Travel vehicles; changes imposed by cancellation or rescheduling of flights by an airline or main charterer, the alteration of airline or aircraft type; or any other similar events beyond the control of Tucan Travel. Tucan Travel is not liable for any penalty charges associated with non-refundable airfares, in the event of a change to a Component departure time, date or airport. All costs incurred due to Force Majeure, such as transport, communication, accommodation, food or other similar items will be passed to the client by way of local surcharges. See Clause 6.

4. Cancellation a) Cancellation by You The client may cancel the booking at any time provided that the cancellation is communicated to Tucan Travel in writing even if verbal notification of an intention to cancel has been given. Cancellation charges will be applied as shown below calculated from the day written notification is received. Cancellation charges are in addition to any insurance, flight or similar service provided plus any additional charges in Clauses 1 & 6. If the reason for cancellation

Group Tours, Discover or Extra Services; 60 days or more: forfeit of all deposits. 59 - 28 days: 50% of full payment. 27 days or less: 100% of ful payment. Expedition Cruises or Tailor-made Tours; 90 days or more or as advised in Clause 1b: forfeit of all deposits. 89 days or less: 100% of full payment. b) Cancellation by Us Tucan Travel reserves the right to cancel a Component in any circumstances but, except for Force Majeure or the client’s failure to pay the final balance or one of the conditions detailed in Clause 5, will not cancel a Component less than 28 days before departure. Unless the client fails to pay the final balance Tucan Travel will, upon cancellation, return all monies paid excluding payment for travel insurance, flights, similar services and administration charges or offer an alternative Component of comparable standard.

5. Guaranteed Departures and Minimum Numbers Tucan Travel sets its own minimum numbers for Group Tours based on logistics and will operate tours once minimum numbers have been reached. A number of departure dates are guaranteed to depart and will generally operate regardless of whether minimum numbers have been achieved unless it is for safety or operational reasons. Where minimum numbers have not been achieved, Tucan Travel may choose to either operate the Group Tour or cancel the Group Tour and pay compensation to the client as follows: If cancelling more than 28 days before departure: A full refund of monies paid but no further compensation. If cancelling between 27 - 14 days before departure: A full refund of monies paid and a 5% discount on the current price published online (excluding Local Payment) of a similar replacement Group Tour (see below). If cancelling within 13 days of departure: A full refund of monies paid and a 10% discount on the current price published online (excluding Local Payment) of a similar replacement Group Tour (see below). Notes: Refunds and discounts referred to here apply only to Group Tours cancelled within 28 days as a result of failure to achieve minimum numbers. A replacement may be any Group Tour operated by Tucan Travel up to the value of the original Group Tour booked. Refunds and discounts apply to the cost paid for the land component only and exclude Local Payments, surcharges, Extra Services, insurance premiums and administration charges.

6. Prices and Surcharges All prices published in printed brochures and other printed media are “from” prices. Tucan Travel sells Components with variable pricing based on availability, exchange rates, operational costs, travel seasons and years. Correct prices are published on the Tucan Travel website and are valid at the booking date. Any promotions cannot be backdated and are only available when the client makes the booking and pays the deposit. Local Payments (and tipping kitties on some Components) are also variable and subject to change. Correct prices are published on our website and are valid at the date of departure. Tucan Travel reserves the right to impose surcharges on any Component if the increase in price is more than 2% for reasons arising from but not exclusive to changes in entrance fees, government action, currency exchange rates, operations and transport costs, flight changes, airport charges and increased airfares. If the surcharge is equal to or greater than 10% (7% in Canada) clients will be given the option to cancel the booking with a full refund within seven days of being notified of the charge. The above conditions do not apply in the following circumstances:


Booking Conditions a) In the event of local flight cancellations, overbooking or rescheduling of departure days and times, Tucan Travel reserves the right to pass on any extra costs to the client. In such cases, the client will have the choice to wait for the next available scheduled flight and miss some tour services included or pay any additional costs associated with upgrades or chartering aircraft as a substitute by way of local surcharges. b) Increased costs of permits or entry charges for the Inca Trail Trek, Machu Picchu, Lares Trek, Gorilla Trek, Game Park, National Parks or similar entrance charges to tourist sites and associated operating costs will be passed to the client by way of local surcharges as the increases occur. c) Fuel surcharges due to increases in fuel costs for Flights, Expedition Cruises or Tucan Travel vehicles may be applied and invoiced in advance of your departure if there is adequate time to do so. Fuel surcharges may only be known within a limited time before the departure date and are dependent on world and local fuel prices. Any fuel surcharge applied must be paid in full either in advance or by way of local surcharges as advised, failure to pay will result in the client being prevented from joining the Component without refund.

7. Travel Insurance Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients travelling with Tucan Travel. Clients together with their personal property including baggage are at all times solely at their own risk. Clients are wholly responsible for arranging their own insurance. A suitable insurance policy should provide adequate cover for medical expenses arising through illness or accident prior to or during the Component and loss of Component monies through cancellation or curtailment of the Component for insurable reasons. Tucan Travel is able to assist clients in obtaining a suitable insurance policy. Clients making their own arrangements should ensure that there are no exclusion clauses limiting protection for the type of activities available during their Component whether included in the cost by Tucan Travel or otherwise. Clients should satisfy themselves that any travel insurance arranged through Tucan Travel is what they require and should arrange supplementary insurance if need be. The travel insurance cover automatically provided with credit card purchases does not provide adequate cover as standard. Proof of adequate insurance will be requested at the start of your Component, failure to provide this will result in the client being prevented from joining the Component without refund.

8. Passports, Visas and Vaccinations It is the responsibility of the client to be in possession of a valid passport, visa permits, vaccinations and preventative medicines as may be required for the duration of the Component. Information about these matters or related items is given in good faith but without responsibility on the part of Tucan Travel.

9. Age, Fitness and Participation All clients are expected to satisfy themselves prior to booking that they are fit and able to complete the itinerary of their chosen Component as described by Tucan Travel. At the least, clients are expected to be able to carry their own luggage over short distances of up to 15 minutes walk and up several flights of stairs if required. Our hotels generally do not have concierge or porter services. Clients are also expected to accept that the Components described are “Adventure Travel” and that travel around and facilities in developing countries will not be of similar standards which they may be accustomed to at home. We do not provide luxury travel. Those aged between 12 and 17 years are accepted on some Group Tours and most Tailor-made Tours, Expedition Cruises and Extra Services operated by Tucan Travel at our discretion provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian who accepts full responsibility for them. Some excursions including but not limited to the Inca Trek, Lares Trek and Gorilla Trek have other age limits set by companies or bodies separate to Tucan Travel. The “Adventures for 20’s to 30’s” tours are limited to those aged between 20 and 39 years, however occasionally Tucan Travel may authorise clients outside these ages to travel if they meet certain criteria. Tucan Travel reserves the absolute right to decline a booking at our discretion.

Clients agree to accept the authority and decisions of employees, tour leaders and agents whilst on Components with Tucan Travel and our trusted partners. If in the opinion of such person the health or conduct of a client before or after departure appears likely to endanger the safe, comfortable or happy progress of a Component the client may be excluded from all or part of the Package. In the case of ill health, Tucan Travel may make such arrangements as it sees fit and the associated total costs of these arrangements including expenses of Tucan Travel must be paid for by the client. If a client is excluded as above or chooses to leave of their own free will or leaves due to ill health or any other reason there will be no refund of the Package price, Extra Services, surcharges, Local Payment or any local surcharges. All services forming part of the whole Package booked will be forfeit though may be recoverable through the client’s travel insurance in some circumstances.

10. Local Laws All participants in Components operated by Tucan Travel and our trusted partners are expected to obey the laws and regulations of the countries visited and any failure to do so will relieve Tucan Travel and its suppliers of all obligations that they may otherwise have under these booking conditions.

11. Illness or Disability Anyone suffering from illness or disability or undergoing treatment for any physical or medical condition must declare the true nature of such condition at the time of booking and make arrangements for the provision of any medication or other treatment which may be required during the Package. Failure to make such disclosure will constitute a breach of these booking conditions and result in such persons being excluded from the Package in which case all monies paid will be forfeit. See Clause 9 for further information.

12. If you have a Complaint If the client has a complaint about any of the Component arrangements the client must bring it to the attention of the tour leader or other representative of Tucan Travel or its suppliers at the time so that they may use their best endeavours to rectify the situation. It is only if Tucan Travel is made aware of any problems that there will be the opportunity to put things right. Failure to complain on the spot will result in the client’s ability to claim compensation from Tucan Travel or its suppliers being extinguished or at least reduced. Should the problem remain unresolved a complaint must be made in writing to feedback@ tucantravel.com within 28 days of the completion of the Component or all claims for compensation will be forfeit. Tucan Travel will endeavour to acknowledge correspondence within 14 days of receipt, and to provide a detailed response to any letter of complaint within 28 days of receipt. Arbitration: If we are unable to mutually resolve your complaint you can call upon the AITO Arbitration Service on www.aito.com or the ABTA Arbitration Scheme on www.abta.com.

13. Our Responsibilities The Components operated or supplied by Tucan Travel have been designed to provide participants with an exposure to the true nature of the environment visited and therefore involve an element of personal risk and exposure to potential hazards over and above those associated with normal “package travel”. All bookings are accepted on the understanding that such risks and hazards are understood by the client and that they undertake all Components, services, treks, optional excursions and other activities at their own volition. These conditions are issued on the sole responsibility of Tucan Travel, but they are not issued on behalf of, and do not commit, any airline whose flights form part of the arrangements. Where air travel as an inclusive Component of the holiday is provided by a scheduled carrier, the responsibility of that carrier will be limited in accordance with its own conditions of carriage. a) Where the client does not suffer personal injury, Tucan Travel accepts liability should any part of

the Component arrangements booked with Tucan Travel not be supplied as described and not be of a reasonable standard. In such a case, Tucan Travel will pay reasonable compensation if the Component arrangements had been adversely affected but will pay no compensation if there has been no fault on the part of Tucan Travel or its suppliers and the reason for the failure in the Component arrangements was due to Force Majeure, the client’s fault, the actions of someone unconnected with the Component arrangements or could not have been foreseen or avoided by Tucan Travel or its suppliers even if all due care had been exercised. b) Where the client suffers personal injury or death as a result of an activity forming part of the Component arrangements booked with Tucan Travel, Tucan Travel accepts responsibility unless there has been no fault on Tucan Travel’s part or its suppliers and the cause was due to Force Majeure, the client’s fault, the actions of someone unconnected with the Component arrangements or one which neither Tucan Travel nor its suppliers could have anticipated or avoided even if all due care had been exercised.

14. Optional Excursions and Activities Tucan Travel and our tour leaders and representatives may provide you with information (before departure and/or on tour) about optional activities and excursions which do not form part of your pre-booked Package and which are available in the region you are visiting. Tucan Travel has no involvement in any such activities or excursions which are not run, supervised or controlled in any way by us. They are provided by local operators or other providers who are entirely independent and they may or may not have their own public liability insurance. They do not form any part of your contract with Tucan Travel even where we suggest particular operators / providers and / or assist you in booking such activities or excursions in any way. Where a tour leader or representative collects payment for, attends and / or completes, or otherwise assists in booking any such activity or excursion for you, we and the tour leader or representative act solely as a booking agent for the local operator or provider of the activity or excursion with whom you will have a direct contract. The local operator / provider’s terms and conditions will apply. We cannot accept any liability on any basis in relation to such activities or excursions and the acceptance of liability contained in Clause 13 of our booking conditions will not apply to them. We do not guarantee that any optional activity or excursion mentioned in our brochure, on our website or elsewhere will be available to book during your Component and / or will operate as advertised as these services do not form part of our contract and are not under our control. They may not be available for various reasons. Any prices given in advance are indicative only. We will not be liable if you cannot, for whatever reason, book any such activity or excursion or if the activity or excursion does not operate as advertised.

15. Flight Bookings Tucan Travel will use its best endeavours to ensure that all flight prices and pre-paid taxes are correct at the time that they are quoted. Airlines reserve the right to amend or withdraw fares without prior notice. The fare can only be guaranteed when the flight booking has been paid for in full by Tucan Travel and a ticket has been issued. Flight bookings are non transferable. Occasionally airlines cancel or reschedule flights and we may need to contact you to advise the changes or make alternative arrangements. This is beyond the control of Tucan Travel and any additional charges must be paid by the client. Flights included as part of a Component are subject to the local carrier conditions of booking and have their own luggage restrictions which may be a maximum of 15kg. Any luggage charges above 20kg must be paid by the client.

16. Brochure / Website / Advertising Material Accuracy The information contained in our brochure, on our website and in other advertising material is believed correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. Errors may occasionally occur and information may subsequently change, therefore please ensure you check all details of your chosen

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Booking Conditions Component (including the price) with us or your travel agent at the time of booking. Tucan Travel cannot be held responsible for any error, omission or unintentional misrepresentation that may appear in the brochure, on our website or in other advertising material.

17. Privacy Policy In order to process bookings Tucan Travel is required to collect certain personal details from you. These details will usually include the names and addresses of party members along with passport details, credit / debit or other payment details and special requirements such as those relating to any disability or medical condition that may affect the holiday arrangements. We take full responsibility for ensuring that proper security measures are in place to protect your information. We must pass some information on to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements (airlines, hotels, transport companies etc.). Such suppliers may be outside continental Europe if your holiday is to take place or involve suppliers outside these countries. The information may also be provided to security or credit checking companies, public authorities such as customs / immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Personal and insurance information will be collected from all clients at the onset of your Component. Once you have travelled with Tucan Travel, you will be asked to complete a client questionnaire where we will collect further details about you and the tour you travelled on. You may also be asked to review your tour on trusted review websites or we may share these reviews with trusted review websites on your behalf. Social Media: If you make use of any Tucan Travel social media features, either on our website, an App or otherwise through a social media provider, we may access information about you via that social media provider in accordance with their policies. When using a social media feature and if you have chosen to include it in your social media account, we may access information such as your name, profile picture, gender, birthday, email address, town or district and any other information you have chosen to make available. Depending on the privacy settings of you and your friends, we may access information that you provide to a social media provider regarding your respective locations (“Location Data”) to provide you with relevant content. Please note that your Location Data may also be shared with your friends on a social media provider in accordance with your privacy settings for that social media provider. We may also access information from social media providers about your use of an App that we run on their website. Photographs, Video & Testimonials: Any image or video taken by any person during your holiday that contains your image or likeness may be used by Tucan Travel for promotional and marketing purposes without charge in all media including but not limited to brochures, website and social media channels. Written feedback supplied to Tucan Travel may also be used in print and online for marketing and advertising purposes. Additionally any photographs, video and text sent to Tucan Travel must be the client’s own and by sending it, the client agrees that Tucan Travel can use it for advertising and marketing purposes. Except where expressly permitted by the Data Protection Act 1998, Tucan Travel will only deal with the personal details you provide as set out above unless you agree otherwise. We may make contact with you or members of your Package by post, email, social media or telephone for the purposes set out. We will also use your information to inform you of offers in the future or to send you brochures. If you do not wish to receive such approaches in the future then please let us know as soon as possible. If we do contact you by email about our new brochures or special offers, you will also be able to unsubscribe yourself from our database at this time. Tucan Travel will assume that you do not object to being communicated with unless you have previously opted out or contacted us.

18. Your Financial Security a) UK Flight Inclusive Components: Tucan Travel is ATOL Protected, since we hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is ATOL 6855. This applies to International and/or National flight

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inclusive Components for clients based in the UK. Many of the flights and flight-inclusive holidays in this brochure and online are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed in this brochure. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. For more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ ATOLCertificate When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL Certificate, will provide you with the services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative). In some cases, where neither we nor the supplier are able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where applicable). If we, or the suppliers identified on your ATOL certificate, are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services, including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable). You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme. b) Land Only Components i. Clients (excluding Australia, New Zealand and Canada) are financially protected by the UK when booking directly with Tucan Travel. As a member of the Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT), Tucan Travel has provided a bond to meet the requirements of the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992. In the event of Tucan Travel’s insolvency, protection is provided for non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK and other non-flight packages excluding pre arranged travel to and from your destination. Please note that packages booked outside the UK are only protected when purchased directly with Tucan Travel. In the above circumstances, if you have not yet travelled you may claim a refund, or if you have already travelled you may be able to continue your holiday or claim repatriation to the starting point of your non-flight package. ii. Clients from Australia and New Zealand: Tucan Travel is a member of ATAS (AFTA Travel Accreditation Scheme) which is administered by the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA). ATAS travel agents have met strict standards and criteria in order to become nationally accredited. Their accreditation means they are the best in the industry, financially viable, credible, well trained & professional businesses. This means you can book your travel knowing you’re in the safe hands of a trusted and reputable travel agent. See www.atas.com.au for more information. All Components for clients from Australia and New Zealand are protected by a client trust account in Australia where monies are held until your departure or the full cost of your services have been paid for by us. iii. Clients from Canada: Tucan Travel is a member of the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO), a non-profit organisation responsible for enforcing the Ontario Travel Industry Act, 2002 and Ontario Regulation 26/05. Tucan Travel’s membership numbers are TICO #50022689 / 50022690. All Components for clients from Canada are protected by a client trust account in Canada where monies

are held until your departure or the full cost of your services have been paid for by us. c) Travel Agent bookings: All clients booking through a travel agent (excluding Canada) are financially protected by the travel agent’s own insolvency protection scheme, which you should check carefully before purchasing your travel arrangements. Tucan Travel is not financially liable due to the insolvency of your travel agent for monies held by your travel agent on our behalf.

19. Foreign Office Advice Tucan Travel welcomes clients from around the world however as a British registered company the lead is taken from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office Advice Service (FCO) www.fco.gov.uk. Tucan Travel reserves the right to cancel, amend or continue the operation of a tour based on, but not solely restricted to, the advice of the FCO.

20. Tucan Travel Company Information United Kingdom: Tucan Limited is incorporated in England and Wales with limited liability. Registered office: 316 Uxbridge Road, Acton, London W3 9QP. Company Registration Number: 337 0298. VAT Number: GB 702 2687 54. Australia: Tucan Travel Pty Ltd is incorporated in Australia with limited liability. Registered office: Scott Associates, PO Box 20739, World Square, NSW 2002. ACN: 085 587 659. ABN: 77 085 587 659 Canada: Tucan Travel Inc is incorporated in Ontario, Canada. Registered office: 689 St Clair Avenue West, 2nd Floor Front, Toronto, Ontario, M6C1B2. Ontario Corporation Number: 002488113. Business number for GST/HST: 80088 8141 RT0001

21. Amendments Tucan Travel reserves the right to update these booking conditions at any time and publish any updates on our website. All updates take effect 7 days after being published on our website from the Issue Date as shown below on those amended conditions. Bookings conditions may vary according to your country of booking. It is recommended that all clients consult our website at the time of booking and download a copy of these conditions as it will be assumed that all clients have agreed to any amendments at the time of booking and by paying the deposit or full payment. Issue Date: 25 August 2016


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