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Tucan Travel

tucantravelPassionate about adventure travel since 1987, Tucan Travel shares its clients’ exploratory spirit and desire for authentic travel experiences. We offer hundreds of high quality, affordable and exciting escorted group tours, Independent Travel packages and Expedition Cruises to destinations worldwide. Staffed by experienced and enthusiastic adventure travellers, we have gained a solid reputation in the travel industry for providing high quality tours that offer significant value for money. Unlike most tour operators we privately own and maintain our own expedition vehicles And, with over 20 years experience we’re confident that our support staff, tour leaders, and local operators are the best in the business.

Products and/or Services

Discovery Tours are generally suited to travellers who are keen to see Latin America and Africa with the added security and flexibility that travelling in a custom-made vehicle provides. Discovery Tours gives clients the extra comfort of door-to-door travel and Comfort level (approx 3 star) hotels with optional single supplements. Based on the nature of this travel style, Discovery Tours are open age and are generally suitable for people aged between 10 and 65 years old. The average group size is between 15 and 24 although on the busier departure dates there will be up to 34 passengers.

Adventure Tours are designed to suit travellers who love being able to travel on many different forms of transport with local people and stay in a variety of accommodation. There is a certain amount of involvement needed, which will mean clients carrying their own bags to the bus or train station or even helping the driver throw everyone’s packs onto the roof. Based on the nature of this travel style, Adventure Tours are generally suitable for people aged between 18 and 60 years old. The average group size is 8 to 12 travellers with a maximum of 18, however on some included excursions the group may occasionally be larger.

Overland Expeditions are perfect for travellers who love the great outdoors, like having an input into their holiday and enjoy the rewards that camping offers. Travelling on a high quality, custom-designed expedition vehicle, these tours travel comfortably over a variety of terrain. Overland Expeditions are an economical and exciting way to see the South America. Based on the nature of this travel style, Overland Expeditions are generally suitable for people aged between 18 and 45 years old. The average group size is between 15 and 24 although on the busier departure dates there will be up to 34 passengers.

Budget Expeditions are specifically designed for anyone aged between 18 and 35 who wants to travel in the company of other young, fun and like-minded people. Budget Expeditions are all about choice and flexibility. We keep the tour price down because we want our clients to choose their own activities and create a holiday that suits their personality and budget. Budget Expeditions travel on high quality, custom-designed expedition vehicles. The average group size is between 15 and 24 although on the busier departure dates there will be up to 34 passengers.

Independent Travel is for travellers who want the chance to experience their destination at a pace that suits them, with the added benefit of having pre-booked arrangements. There are no upper or lower age restrictions so this travel style is ideal for families travelling with children. A stopover or package is a great way to make the most of any spare time around international flights, a group tour or an Expedition Cruise. Stopovers include two nights’ accommodation, one transfer (arrival or departure) and one half day or full day city tour. Packages include more than two nights’ accommodation, one transfer (arrival or departure) and one or more excursions. Clients can also add additional hotel nights and transfers to their stopover or package to suit their needs. We also offer Spanish language schools in a variety of destinations in Latin America.

Expedition Cruises are ideal for adventure travellers who want to experience remote areas of the world in comfort and style. Forget about casinos, cabaret shows and ‘floating hotels’, Expedition Cruises offer the opportunity to delve deep into rainforests, extreme polar environments and enjoy close encounters with unique wildlife with the comfort and safety of purpose-built or specially-adapted vessels. Based on the nature of this travel style, Expedition Cruises are generally suitable for people aged between 11 and 65 years old who are relatively fit and healthy, comfortable negotiating rocky or slippery terrain and enjoy getting close to nature.

Primary Market Served

We appeal to a broad audience. From the first-time adventure seeker to the seasoned independent traveller, we help our clients discover the world’s most amazing people and places, cultures and landscapes. Our primary market ranges from our young budget conscious clients, to more comfort oriented private vehicle Discovery Tours clients, through to well-travelled clients looking for a certain level of luxury and adventure on Expedition Cruises.

Geographic Reach

Head office in London, England and Sydney, Australia and other satellite offices worldwide.

· Special Interest in Connecting with the Adventure Travel Community (e.g., networking, marketing strategy development, research, partnerships/alliances, sustainable travel, insurance needs, etc.)

Tucan Travel is always seeking strategic partnerships. Whether it’s partners for marketing co-ops, development or even just to connect with a fellow operator, we would love to hear from businesses in all sectors of the adventure travel industry.

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