Posted on 24 March 2017 by Martha Hales
Off The Beaten Track: Nicaragua
Nicaragua is fast emerging as an exciting alternative to other Central American destinations. It offers plenty of scope for wildlife enthusiasts, adventure seekers and culture fans alike, all under the warm Nicaraguan sun. There’s no shortage of things to do in Nicaragua although its growing popularity in recent years has made some sites quite crowded. With that in mind, you might want to pepper your itinerary with some of the lesser known corners of this fascinating country. There is still plenty of Nicaragua which is steeped in authenticity, untouched by development.
Posted on 08 March 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
The Sound of Latin America
Central America is an area alive with rich and intoxicating sounds. The music of Latin America is as vibrant and diverse as the continent itself, from rare birdsong, to sultry samba beats. With this in mind, here are our top recommendations on what to listen out for on your journey!
Posted on 06 March 2017 by Martha Hales
Waterside locations offer some of the most attractive scenery in the world. For adventurous and laid-back travellers alike, the pools and lakes of the world are sure to have something to offer. Take your pick from this selection of the loveliest and most beguiling lakes around the globe, handpicked by our local experts.
Posted on 30 January 2017 by Martha Hales
Top 5 Unexpected Wildlife Destinations
Look beyond the classic safari destinations to these alluring countries where wildlife may not be the headline act, but deserves to be. From leopards in Iran to wolves in Ethiopia, there’s a whole world of unexpected wildlife out there to discover.
Posted on 13 January 2017 by Huw Owen
January Update from Our Founders
Firstly - happy new year to all of our customers and friends around the world! We hope 2017 is the year you realise your travel dream - for us that would be Argentina (Huw) and Tanzania (Tom). Other wishlist destinations mentioned in the office have been Botswana, Nicaragua, Ethiopia and Uzbekistan - we’re an intrepid lot, and especially so when the temperature drops and the British rain descends.
Posted on 28 October 2016 by Kati Taylor
Top 5 Adventure Holiday Experiences for 2017
While every travel experience is different, some moments can stand apart from the crowd as truly unforgettable. Within broad and diverse itineraries, these standalone memories stay with us long after we’ve returned to our daily lives, compelling us to travel again and again. So, as the new year approaches, we thought we’d compile a list of our Top 5 Adventures for 2017. Varied and vibrant, there’s sure to be something that takes your fancy…
Posted on 16 September 2016 by Kate Nankervis
Nicaragua’s Volcanic Giants
Scored with fault lines, Nicaragua’s landscape is as varied as it is restless. Volcano trekking and boarding, sure to thrill even the most experienced traveller, are a mere snapshot of the many activities the country has to offer. Its diversity and sense of the unknown has captured the imaginations of adventurers and explorers for centuries. When Christopher Colombus embarked on his final voyage, it was here on the eastern shores of Central America that he sought refuge. Then the Spanish followed, delving deeper into the country to find a land rich with tropical jungle, dark coffee beans and volcanic soil. Today, the patchwork of pristine forest, crumbling cities, sparkling crater lakes and towering volcanoes provides a playground for adventurous travellers. Nicaragua is utterly unique in your Central American experience: alive with a sense of adventure and volcanic activity.
Posted on 12 September 2016 by Kati Taylor
Local Spotlight: Vapues Tours, meet our local expert in Nicaragua
A land of colossal volcanoes and mirrored lakes, dotted with colourful cities filled with colonial charm and an infectious energy. Nicaragua is a treasure trove waiting to be discovered and our local experts at Vapues Tours know all of its secrets. Driven by a passion for innovation and sustainability, Vapues Tours has been creating unique and memorable trips since 2002; helping travellers to discover the spirit and wonder of Nicaragua. We had a chat with Floris, one of our local experts, and asked him to tell us a bit about this versatile country.
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