Extra Time in…

Extra time in… gives you the insider’s info on what to do when you find yourself at a loose end and the start or end of your tour. Written by travel experts, these are spots you won’t visit on your tour, but are definitely worth exploring if you get the chance. Peel back the curtain of your chosen destination and see something new and exciting.

Exploring Chichen Itza – Mexico

Chichen Itza is the Mayan capital in the Yucatan region of Mexico and has been labelled a World Heritage Site. Its name, Chichen Itza, literally means ‘at the mouth of the well of Itza’. The heritage site hosts one of … Continue reading

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Extra Time in Hoi An, Vietnam

Vietnam is filled with beautiful places and incredible scenery, Hoi An Ancient Town is no exception to that rule. The town’s name translates as “peaceful meeting place”, and it’s just that as it exudes an idyllic charm. What to do … Continue reading

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Extra time in Antigua, Guatemala

The beautiful city of Antigua is bordered by three volcanoes: Agua, Fuego and Acatenango. Its Spanish colonial-style architecture and cobbled streets provide fantastic photo opportunities at every corner. The city is world-renowned for its local crafts, from terracotta and ceramics … Continue reading

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Exploring the sacred city of Kandy

The sacred city of Kandy is the second largest in Sri Lanka, behind the capital Colombo. From an ancient indigenous kingdom to a British colonial outpost Kandy has a long and rich history. The UNESCO World Heritage city has had … Continue reading

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Exploring the spectacular Iguaçu National Park

Travelling is all about making memories and having experiences you’ll never forget and a trip to the stunning Iguaçu National Park in South-West Brazil, which is home to the impressive Iguaçu Falls, will certainly provide that. Situated on the Iguaçú … Continue reading

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Extra Time in San José, Costa Rica

The Costa Rican capital of San José is scenically located in a beautiful valley surrounded by mighty peaks. The city is home to some of Central America’s best museums, as well as good shopping, excellent restaurants and a busy nightlife. … Continue reading

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Exploring the city of Cuzco, Peru

The former capital of the Incan Empire, Cuzco has a long and tumultuous history. From the Killke culture that inhabited the area 900 years ago to the bustling modern-day metropolis, Cuzco has plenty to see and do. From culture to adventure … Continue reading

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Extra Time in Mexico City

Mexico City, or D.F. as the locals affectionately call it, can come across as somewhat overwhelming to the first-time visitor. There is such a wealth of things to see and do in this mega-metropolis of over 21 million people, that … Continue reading

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Extra time in Saigon, Vietnam

Guest expert Clare Kendall shares photos and tips on things to do and places to see in the busy city of Saigon, Vietnam. Being pushed in a bath chair into a sea of oncoming motorbikes isn’t quite how I imagined my first … Continue reading

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Extra Time in Buenos Aires

Guest expert Anna Maria Espsäter writes her first post for us today. Join us as she explores things to do in Buenos Aires when you’ve got time to kill and a taste for adventure. There’s enough in Buenos Aires to keep … Continue reading

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