Tribes and traditions of Ethiopia
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This exclusive journey through an incredibly diverse country combines the rich history, culture and landscapes of the north with the tribal heritage of the south.
A naturalist’s guide to Madagascar with Charlie Gardner
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Explore the flora and fauna of this island with wildlife expert Dr Charlie Gardner, a former scientific advisor for WWF and assistant on Sir David Attenborough’s BBC series Madagascar. Nature walks will take you through national parks and ancestral tombs, plus you’ll have the chance to go lemur spotting.
Mexico’s Day of the Dead festival
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If you want to see Mexico at its vibrant best then be there to celebrate the Day of the Dead. There’s nothing morbid about this festival – the departed are celebrated with vibrant pageants, colourful shrines, street parties, home altars and markets full of intricately decorated sugar skulls and papier-mâché skeletons
Guatemala: ancient traditions and icons of the Maya
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This charming and compact Central American country is an absorbing blend of ancient Maya traditions, colonial influences and modern practices. Explore local markets, witness Shaman rituals and visit Tikal National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Chile, Bolivia and Peru: deserts, lakes and salt plains
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An unforgettable journey through some of South America’s most stunning and untouched landscapes. During this off-the-beaten-track adventure you’ll see the dramatic scenes of northern Chile, the lunar-like terrain of the Bolivian salt flats and Peru’s high-altitude Lake Titicaca.
Georgia and Armenia: journey to the Caucasus
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This fascinating journey to the heart of the Caucasus offers a taste of old-world charm. Former Soviet Republics, Georgia and Armenia each have a rich heritage of music, art, poetry and dance, plus a wealth of Orthodox Christian churches, cathedrals and monasteries.
Mongolia’s Golden Eagle Festival with Palani Mohan
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Mongolia is vast, remote and strikingly beautiful. Nomads still make a living on the steppe as they have for centuries, passing down age-old practices of horsemanship, herding and hunting from generation to generation.
Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan: ancient trade routes of Central Asia
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The mountains and deserts of Central Asia are the perfect backdrop for this extraordinary adventure to the heart of the ancient Silk Road. Now one of the world’s most untouched areas, during the Middle Ages it was the epicentre of a powerful empire.