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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...