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The hottest destinations of 2018

  • 22nd May 2018

Destinations come in and out of vogue, and as a travel company it can be hard to predict where the next trending place will be. Therefore, we’ve delved into our systems to see where people are currently booking, to bring you the hottest destinations of 2018. Read on to find out our five hot destinations for 2018.

Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan: Homestays, Borders and Desert Storms

Tour leader, Carly Fillis, writes from the field about local hospitality and the fickle weather of the desert, as she leads our Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan: Cities of the Silk Road tour.

Best Culinary Tours

  • 14th May 2018

One of the truly authentic ways to experience the diverse cultures in the world is through your dinner plate. Traditional food and drink, national dishes and regional flavors convey a subtle legacy and various cultural influences in a way that a history lesson often cannot. If you’re interested in experiencing a country through the distinct flavors of its food and drink, the following culinary tours are not to be missed!

5 Reasons to Visit the World Nomad Games

This September, the 3rd annual World Nomad Games take place in Cholpon Ata on the shores of Lake Issyk Kul in Kyrgyzstan. It's an incredible event and here are our five reasons why you should visit.

View from Tehran - Tourism, Tensions and Trump

So once again I find myself leading a group of international tourists through a country upon which the world's attention is now focused. Quite what the long-term ramifications will be of Donald Trump pulling America out of the nuclear deal and reimposing sanctions, as he did last night, only time will tell.

Esfahan - Half the World

The last time I was in Esfahan was May 8th 1997. And now I am back again, exactly 21 years later. Has it changed?... 'Half the world', was how one French traveller described the city when passing through in the 16th century, and for good reason.

In Iran, With the World's Most Civilised People

Among the well-informed travelling community, the people of Iran have a reputation as one of the most friendly, hospitable and cultured peoples of the world. And within less than a day in this fascinating country, I had already had first hand experience of these famed characteristics.

Book of the Month May 2018: Koh-i-Noor by William Dalrymple & Anita Anand

In this book William Dalrymple and Anita Ananad trace the story of the world's most famous diamond, the Koh-i-Noor, taking in tales of empires, murder, greed and colonialism, whilst dispelling some commonly held myths along the way. We caught up with author William Dalrymple and asked him more about the book.

Six of the Best: Waterfalls

  • 2nd May 2018

There are few sights on earth that demonstrate the raw power of nature quite like a waterfall – it’s no surprise that legends sprang up around the falls, the ones below include gods, lovers and murder. Thousands of tonnes of water flowing at breakneck speed over cliff edges, it’s an experience you’ll never forget.

William Dalrymple in Pakistan

William Dalrymple recently travelled with his family to Pakistan as a guest with Wild Frontiers. Despite having visited Pakistan many times, this was his first encounter with the Kalash tribe.

Trekking in Eastern Europe

  • 25th April 2018

We've complied a list of the top destination for trekking in Eastern Europe. From Montenegro to Georgia, these are the best places for a walking holiday.

Infographic: The Alternative Bucket List

  • 23rd April 2018

As some of the world's must-see sights struggle to cope with the amount of people who want to visit, our infographic looks at some alternatives to the world's most iconic sights and cities.

Just Back From... Sri Lanka

Our Indian Subcontinent specialist, Amit, has just returned from Sri Lanka. He talks about his highlights from food and views, to experiences and accommodation.

Digital Detox Destinations

  • 13th April 2018

These trips to off-the-beaten-track destinations have plenty of places to stay which are free of phone signal and WiFi, giving you a much-needed chance to switch off, relax and reconnect with the world around you.

Just Back From...Zimbabwe

Head of Marketing Michael is just back from Zimbabwe, where he found a country embracing change and open for business.

Tour in Focus: Viva Colombia

Our tour in focus blogs take an in-depth look at what makes our signature trips special, and answers the most common questions our clients have. This time we take a look at our two week Viva Colombia tour. Colombia is a real highlight of Latin America, and is a destination that is rapidly becoming more popular, with something to appeal to every traveller. Here’s everything you need to know…

Zimbabwe is Open for Business

Head of Marketing Michael recently visited Zimbabwe and found a country bursting with optimism and keen to roll out the red carpet for tourists.

Five Reasons to Visit Colombia

One of the most diverse countries in Latin America, with landscapes ranging from sun-soaked Caribbean beaches to arid deserts and the lush green hills of the Zona Cafetera, and a culture encompassing ancient civilisations, colonial charm and sultry salsa, Colombia has a wealth of experiences to offer travellers. Here we take a look at our five favourite reasons to visit.

Just Back From: The Three Guianas

Our Group Tour Operations Manager Dan has just got back from our Three Guianas: Guyana, Suriname & French Guiana recce tour and he cannot stop talking about what an incredible time he had. Here he fills us in on some of the many highlights from the tour.

Best Trekking Places in India

  • 28th March 2018

If you want to truly experience India the best way to do it is on foot. India is a country that you need to experience in an up close and personal way. The sights, the sounds, the scents, and the natural energy that seems to pulse through the nation.

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