Wild Frontiers hosts a variety of events throughout the year, sometimes with guest speakers, sometimes just about our adventures and destinations. For what's coming up next, please see all details below:
‘Thank you for inviting us - what a fab evening. As you can imagine, we get invited to zillions of events, plus we are in press week, but we were so pleased we took the time out and came along... just our sort of thing.’ Lyn Hughes, Wanderlust
Get a flavour of our events in our short video (click on right hand image to view).
Los Angeles: Travel Adventure Show – Saturday, 16 & Sunday, 17 February 2019
Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center
Enter code VIPWILD for complimentary tickets to the show by clicking here (Note: Add the promo code before adding tickets to your shopping cart).
Thursday, 28 March 2019
Having languished in the tourist wilderness for almost two decades, Colombia is back with a vengeance. Rapidly earning a reputation as one of the most exciting new travel destinations in South America, it can boast palm-fringed Caribbean beaches, snow-capped Andean peaks and a richness of national parks and rainforests that beggars belief. From the cosmopolitan streets of Bogotá, to the cobbled alleys of its colonial outposts, you can indulge in everything from mud bathing in volcanoes, trekking on glaciers and jungle walks to sipping rum in the bars of Cartagena.
Unlike the Spanish conquistadors who failed to find El Dorado, a mysterious land fabled for its great wealth of gold and precious jewels, today's visitors to Colombia will discover the whole country is a real gem.
Hear more about Wild Frontiers style of travel, the must-see sights and off the beaten track treasures from company CEO & Founder Jonny Bealby, who has recently returned from Colombia, and Product & Operation Director Marc Leaderman, who designed our signature group tours.
They will be joined by chocolatier, Amelia Rope, who will also offer a delectable insight into one of the country’s leading staples – chocolate.
When: Thursday, 28 March 2019
Where: The Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1QJ
Time: 6:30pm for 7pm presentation
Tickets: £12 (including a drink and a donation to the Wild Frontiers Foundation).
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Jonny Bealby - Wild Frontiers Founder & CEO
Fresh from his travels across Colombia over Christmas and the New Year, Wild Frontiers founder and CEO, Jonny Bealby, will offer his take on this fast evolving Latin America country.
‘There's no doubt Colombia has come a long way in a relatively short space of time. From the dark days of the 80s and 90s when it was seen by many as the basket-case of the continent, with a violent communist insurgency, a corrupt and ineffective government and a multi-billion dollar a year drugs trade, it has now emerged as one of the most fascinating and tourist-friendly countries in Latin America.
Like Iran, it seems in Colombia, the people know the reputation their country has internationally, and are keen to both distance themselves from it and convey to the foreign visitor a more positive side of the country they love, meaning an extremely warm welcome for visitors.’
Amelia Rope - Chocolatier
Colombia is home to some of the finest cocoa found anywhere on the planet. A riot of colour and shapes, Colombia’s cocoa pods thrive all across the country, from Tumaco in the south, to the tip of Santa Marta on the Caribbean coast. And not only do they thrive; they excel. Originating to the east of the Andes millions of years ago, the cocoa fruit tree (Theobroma Cacao) was supplying the Mayans with chocolate as far back as 400 BC. It took the Europeans nearly another 2,000 years before they discovered the delights of Aztec drinking chocolate though, but once hooked they couldn’t get enough of it. Hot chocolate is still a staple in almost every Colombian home, accompanied by Colombian pastries, bread, cheese and even eggs.
Chocolatier, Amelia Rope, will delve into Colombia’s cocoa growing regions, which attract visitors to sample the fine produce and drink in the spectacular plantation views.
An Evening of Adventure with Wild Frontiers
Watch the video from the Royal Geographical Society in London as broadcaster Kate Humble, adventurer Richard Dunwoody and explorer Benedict Allen talk about their latest adventures in the Congo, Japan and Papua New Guinea. Raising money for the Wild Frontiers Foundation the evening was a great success providing the funds for around 250 local Congolese to go and see the gorillas that live in the Kahuzi Biega National Park.
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