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…
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.
With tourist numbers growing every year, many destinations are seeing record visitor numbers fueled by the rise of Instagram and the idea of the bucket list, which is leading to concerns around 'over-tourism'. If you want to avoid the crowds, here is our alternative bucket list trips of a lifetime with lesser-visited but equally inspiring sights and cities.
Our Tour in Focus blog series takes an in-depth look at some of our most popular tours, highlighting what makes them different and answering the most common questions travellers might have. Here we look at one of our most popular tours along the Silk Road, the Silk Road Odyssey. Taking in many of the highlights along this historic route, from the endless grassy plains of the Kyrgyzstan steppe to the architectural wonders of Uzbekistan, this tour gives an overview of the culture and landscapes of Central Asia.
The Silk Road was one of the world’s most important trade routes, traversing deserts, mountains and plains from China to Constantinople with branches down to India, the Middle East and North Africa. More than just goods, the Silk Road transported religion, culture and ideas between east and west. In our A to Z we take a look at some of the key people, places and events in the history of the Silk Road.
If you’re looking for the hottest new travel destination, look no further than Colombia, South America’s rising star. Here at Wild Frontiers, we've seen a big increase in travellers to South America, and Colombia is our most popular destination on the continent by far.
Both Wanderlust readers and Wild Frontiers clients are adventurous travellers, so it’s no surprise that the top five countries in Wanderlust Magazine’s Top Emerging Destinations Award are some of our clients’, favourite places to travel. From Silk Road history and stunning scenery in Kyrgyzstan to rugged mountain landscapes and delicious food in Georgia, here’s our take on why these are the top emerging destinations.
Interest in the Silk Road is growing rapidly, with travellers intrigued by the ancient routes which saw the exchange of goods, religion and ideas between east and west. The routes cover such vast areas that it can be difficult to decide where to visit, so we’ve put together a list of the top five places to see on the Silk Road, from cultural hotspots to incredible landscapes.
Happy New Year from everyone at Wild Frontiers! The start of a new year is a great time to plan your travel for the year ahead, but the hardest part can often be choosing a destination. To help you we’ve put together a travel calendar featuring some of our favourite places for each month of the year.
India is a vast and varied country with much to experience, which is why many travellers keep returning time and time again. From the frenetic cities of Delhi and Kolkata to the rural idyll of village India, the beaches of Goa to the mountains of Kashmir, tribal communities, religious ceremonies and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, there’s something to appeal whatever you interests. However, with so much to see and do, it can be difficult to decide which area to focus on and which sights to visit. To help you choose the perfect India tour, we’ve put together a guide to some of our most popular trips.
Some of the team at Wild Frontiers excitedly headed to the cinema on Friday for the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and recognised one of Latin America’s most distinctive locations, the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia, as the setting for the newly discovered planet Crait. This got us talking in the office about other famous film locations around the world, here are some of the most interesting that we visit.
Whilst Iran is well-known for its intricate Islamic architecture, turquoise-domed mosques and ancient sites such as Persepolis, its cuisine is a lesser-known delight. Looking to change that is food writer and cook Yasmin Khan and we are delighted that Yasmin will be leading a tour focusing on Iran’s food and culture in 2018.
Books and holidays go hand in hand, whether you’ve got hours to kill on the plane, in the back of the 4WD, or relaxing by the pool. Here at Wild Frontiers, we think travel experiences can really be enhanced by the right book, and a novel set in the country you’re travelling through can give an insight into the history, culture and traditions of the local people. Here is a selection of our favourite books from 2017, all set in some of our destinations.