Central America

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Take an exciting and adventurous journey through Central America. Discovering ancient Mayan ruins and enchanting colonial cities, pristine beaches and tropical Caribbean islands, lush jungles, exotic wildlife, rumbling volcanoes and colourful markets.

Top 10 facts about the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon is synonymous with Central and South America – it’s the largest of the rainforests, supporting a huge number of plants and animals and hugely important to our own survival. Taking up most of the Amazon Basin, the Amazon … Continue reading

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How to Make a Piñata

Travel inspires us – it’s why we do what we do. And it’s why for the last few weeks our Fridays in the office have become ‘Destinations Days’ where once a week we dedicate the always enjoyable last day of … Continue reading

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Hats off to Panama!

Guest expert Wendy Gomersall visits Panama and finds out about that most famous of shipping lanes, the Panama Canal. Have you ever been in a queue in, say, Tesco’s on a Saturday morning or the Severn Bridge into Wales on a … Continue reading

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Video of the Week – Inti-Ñan.

This week’s video tells a story that many of you will be familiar with. It starts with that simple but unnervingly powerful desire to ‘see the world’, and ends… well it ends differently for everyone doesn’t it? Anyone who loves … Continue reading

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Video of the week: The power of Iguazu Falls

It’s been a while since we did a video of the week. This is our first one of the year! Here’s a great video we found that really illustrates the power of Iguazu Falls. Unsurprisingly, it’s recently been named one of … Continue reading

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Photo gallery – touring Central America from Cancún to Antigua

Charlie travelled to Central America on our 10-day Cancún to Antigua tour earlier this year. Here’s a photo blog she compiled while she was there. It looks amazing!    Tulum is a Mayan ruin complex on the beach with a variety of rooms … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and other festivals around the world

Every culture – and most religions – have feasts and festivals to commemorate important events. What better way to celebrate than to gather round with friends and family and eat together? Many feasts have roots in ancient religion, and many … Continue reading

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Pyramids of the Mayan Empire

Although it’s usually the pyramids of Egypt that get all the attention, there are numerous pyramids of equal splendour in Central America. But who were the Mayans of ancient times, and what happened to the Mayan Empire? The Mayans can … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: What’s your travel dream?

For those of you who aren’t familiar with TED Talks, they really are an incredible resource, a great way of taking in the insights of some highly interesting people without reading reams of text online. Andrew Evans had a dream … Continue reading

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Wake up and smell the coffee!

On the Go Tours visits some of the world’s prime coffee-producing regions. Find out where these are, and find out how to make a good cup with a stove-top machine. Drinking coffee is rewarding, but it’s also a bit of … Continue reading

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