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In Search of Africa’s Little Five

In Search of Africa’s Little Five

Most of us know about the “big five” but how much do we know about their smaller yet similarly intriguing namesakes? We asked Kay to give us her experience of seeking out the elusive “little five”. The initial briefing from our walking safari guide instantly got the...

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The natural treasures of Golfo Dulce

The natural treasures of Golfo Dulce

There is no better place to experience the natural wonders of Costa Rica than Golfo Dulce. This breathtakingly beautiful part of the country amounts to only three percent of its total land area but astonishingly is home to half of its total flora and fauna. Land and...

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Colombia – reality over perception

Colombia – reality over perception

I must declare my hand. I adore Colombia. I love to tell people about the incredible countryside and wildlife, the bustling and vibrant cities and the country’s amazingly warm, welcoming people. However, the two questions I am always asked are, “Is it safe?” and “What...

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Meet the inhabitants of Seal Island

Meet the inhabitants of Seal Island

Seal Island couldn’t really have ever been called anything else, except it is. Its real name is Duiker Island and it sits off Hout Bay near Cape Town. A remarkable 7,000 Cape fur seals sometimes cram onto this tiny rock which is only marginally bigger than a football...

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The strange wild world of the eighth continent

The strange wild world of the eighth continent

Imagine a place where almost all the animals, birds and plants that you see are completely new and strange, unlike anything you've encountered at home or on your travels around the world. This is Madagascar. Scientists describe its ecosystems as endemic, which means...

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The secrets of the Tsingy

The secrets of the Tsingy

Imagine a landscape of towering stone peaks, crowded together along the horizon in every direction like some mysterious city on an alien planet. Many are giants the height of skyscrapers, all razor-sharp and tightly squeezed together leaving only narrow paths and...

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The Angkor Temples, a place of myth and legend

The Angkor Temples, a place of myth and legend

There can be few more instantly recognisable places in the world than the Temples of Angkor. Here, more than a thousand different religious buildings cover an area the size of more than a hundred and fifty square miles, so on your Avventura Travels tour you’ll quickly...

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Hanoi, city of beauty, history and culture

Hanoi, city of beauty, history and culture

It is fitting that your Avventura tour of Hanoi should be taken in the seat of an open-top Jeep as used by the Soviet and Vietnamese armies of the 1950s and 60s. The city’s inhabitants have seen Mongol, Khmer, Japanese, French and American troops marching through its...

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Barranquilla Carnival – the party of your life

Barranquilla Carnival – the party of your life

Carnaval de Barranquilla is second only to the event in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil but for many people it is the truly authentic people’s carnival. The slogan for this four day festival is “quien lo vive, es quien lo goza” which means “those who live it are those who...

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Gino Gonzalez and Arenal – One man and his volcano

Gino Gonzalez and Arenal – One man and his volcano

The Arenal volcano lies about ninety kilometers (fifty-six miles) northwest of Costa Rica’s capital, San José in Alajuela province. It stands an imposing 1,633 metres (5,358 ft) high and has a cone-shaped crater which is 140 metres (460 feet) across. Compared to some...

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Rosario Islands underwater paradise

Rosario Islands underwater paradise

A short boat ride from the bustle of Cartagena the Rosario Islands are self-contained jewels of natural beauty in a gentle turquoise sea. This archipelago of twenty-seven islands on Colombia’s Caribbean coast are designated as their own national park and one which is...

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Cosmopolitan Bogotá

Cosmopolitan Bogotá

Just north of the equator on a high plateau surrounded by the Andes, the Colombian capital of Bogotá is home to nine million people - about the same as London. No Colombia trip would be complete without exploring this Cosmopolitan, relaxed and Bohemian city. When you...

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A personal message from our CEO

Travel educates, inspires and amazes but in these unprecedented times, our priority is you, our valued guests.

As we all come to terms with the current global crisis, Avventura Travels continues to work hard on preparing exciting new destinations and itineraries and ensuring our guests can travel as risk-free as possible.

As countries start to relax their borders, we understand there remains uncertainty and concerns in planning your future travels. Accordingly, we have relaxed our booking conditions to be as flexible as possible including the timing of deposits and final payments and the option to postpone with no penalty or receive a full refund. Each enquiry will be assessed individually to ensure we address any specific concerns before you book, providing that extra piece of mind.

Avventura Travels holds an ATOL licence (ATOL11835) and is a member of the Travel Trust Association ensuring your money is always 100% protected.

All at Avventura Travels send our very best wishes and hope that you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy.

With best regards

Richard
CEO Avventura Travels