Rainbow Tours Travel Blog

In search of wildlife; travels through Guyana In search of wildlife; travels through Guyana Latin America Travel Specialist, Sarah, shares her experiences travelling through remote Guyana on South America’s North Atlantic coast in search of... From Argentina to Brazil From Argentina to Brazil Sarah Frankish, one of our travel-savvy Latin America Travel Specialists set off on an epic trip across South America, travelling from Argentina to Brazil just... Malbec and Sauvignon; wine tasting travels through Argentina and Chile Malbec and Sauvignon; wine tasting travels through Argentina and Chile Latin America Sales Specialist, Sarah, traded her office desk chair for the saddle in South America on a journey across Chile and Argentina. Naturally, she had...
Suspended in the Sacred Valley - Sky Lodges and Zip Line Adventure in Peru Suspended in the Sacred Valley - Sky Lodges and Zip Line Adventure in Peru Rainbow Tours’ Latin America Product Manager, Amanda Sweeney, is a self-confessed mountain girl at heart and always seems to be off searching for new... Madagascar Development Fund Renovate School with Rainbow Tours' Donations Madagascar Development Fund Renovate School with Rainbow Tours' Donations Here at Rainbow Tours, we believe that travel is best done responsibly. Our founder, Roger Diski established Rainbow as an ethical tour operator in 1997 and to... How Solar Power Can Spring-board a Child's Education - with Money for Madagascar How Solar Power Can Spring-board a Child's Education - with Money for Madagascar At Rainbow Tours, responsible travel is at the heart of everything we do and we’re proud to work with Money for Madagascar in their tireless efforts to...
Top Six Africa Safari Spots to Spot Big Cats Top Six Africa Safari Spots to Spot Big Cats 'This year, I’m booking a safari holiday'. That sounds straight-forward enough, doesn’t it? Well the initial decision is always the... Durrell's Miniature Monkey Mission Durrell's Miniature Monkey Mission Gerald Durrell is a name synonymous with conservation efforts. Today, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust stands as the direct continuation of the Trust he... A Naturalist's Guide to Madagascar - with Daniel Austin A Naturalist's Guide to Madagascar - with Daniel Austin Bradt Guide author and Rainbow Tours' guide, Daniel Austin, takes an evolutionary journey through Madagascar where almost 90 per cent of flora and fauna is...
Madagascar In Conversation With Hilary Bradt Madagascar In Conversation With Hilary Bradt Publisher, writer and co-founder of Bradt Travel Guides, Hilary Bradt has been writing about Madagascar for more than thirty years. Other Shores talks to her... Go Wild with Born Free - Responsible Travel Go Wild with Born Free - Responsible Travel From rescuing imprisoned lions to protecting the remaining eastern lowland gorillas of Africa, the Born Free Foundation helps thousands of animals find better... São Tomé and Príncipe with Mike Unwin São Tomé and Príncipe with Mike Unwin Mike Unwin gets caught up in the magic of Africa’s second smallest country Leve, leve,” implored my guide Carlos, as I stumbled and sweated up the...
Birds and Beasts in Brazil - Searching for Wildlife in the Pantanal Birds and Beasts in Brazil - Searching for Wildlife in the Pantanal Rainbow Tours' Scott Mathias looks past the Amazon and finds that the world's largest wetland has fewer tourists and easier to find wildlife The sun is... The Expert's Travel Guide to Peru - Classic Vs Off The Beaten Track The Expert's Travel Guide to Peru - Classic Vs Off The Beaten Track Adventure is abundant within its borders; experience everything from jagged mountain ranges and stretching Altiplano plains to striking coastlines and... 5 Things You Need To Know Before You Trek Machu Picchu 5 Things You Need To Know Before You Trek Machu Picchu The Inca Trail, traversing the High Andes of Peru to reach Machu Picchu, is one of the world’s most enviable treks and draws travellers from all four...
A wonderful Madagascar Evening with Hilary Bradt at the Royal Geographical Society A wonderful Madagascar Evening with Hilary Bradt at the Royal Geographical Society Our Madagascar Evening on 25th November 2015 at the Royal Geographical Society was a marvellous success. Hilary Bradt, founder of Bradt Travel Guides and... Ethiopia: A Different Kind of Africa Ethiopia: A Different Kind of Africa Louise has recently returned from her whistle stop trip to Ethiopia, taking in as many of the intriguing sights as she could on her first visit to this... Where to see Madagascar's Weird and Wonderful Wildlife Where to see Madagascar's Weird and Wonderful Wildlife Rainbow Tours’ author and naturalist, Derek Schuurman, has teamed up with some accomplished wildlife photographer friends to present an overview of...
Bountiful Botswana from Chobe to the Kalahari Bountiful Botswana from Chobe to the Kalahari Botswana is wildlife heaven and really is a top safari destination. The Okavango Delta is out of this world, so lush with crystal clear streams, all the more... The Hidden Highlights of Mauritius The Hidden Highlights of Mauritius For me, Mauritius conjures up images of long sweeping beaches and turquoise seas. Consequently when the opportunity arose to spend 6 nights savouring this... Searching for Capybara in Ibera Searching for Capybara in Ibera Our Latin America Product Manager Amanda Sweeney has a long-lasting love affair with the Latin America capybara and enjoys nothing more than searching the...
Ethiopia New Year Celebrations Ethiopia New Year Celebrations Ethiopia celebrates the start of their New Year, also known as ‘Enkutatash’, on September the 11th. The history of this traditional holiday dates... A Beach Adventure in Sierra Leone A Beach Adventure in Sierra Leone Most people don’t think of Sierra Leone as a family destination. It’s a wonderful option for those who love adventure, are happy to ‘rough... Rio - Brazil's Party City Rio - Brazil's Party City A true cinematic cityscape, Rio de Janeiro occupies one of the most spectacular settings of any metropolis in the world. Flanked by gorgeous mountains,...
Wildlife in Kenya: National Park Vs. Conservancy Wildlife in Kenya: National Park Vs. Conservancy An interesting development is occurring in Kenya of late that has sparked my interest as a conservationist. Birthplace to word “safari“, Kenya has... Falling for Madagascar Falling for Madagascar As our travel specialist Fiona excitedly prepares for her next trip to Madagascar, she reminisces about her first trip to the incredible country.   In May... Discovering Ecuador's Hidden Gems Discovering Ecuador's Hidden Gems Athough a tiny country, a similar size to the American state of Wyoming, Ecuador has been described as a ‘mini South America’ due to it...
Africa's Idyllic Coast & Indian Ocean Islands Africa's Idyllic Coast & Indian Ocean Islands Africa’s eastern coastline is brimming with gorgeous beaches both on the mainland and on the Indian Ocean islands. Whether you want to dust off after a... Highlights of Colombia: From Capital to Coast Highlights of Colombia: From Capital to Coast Colombia has finally begun to secure a reputation as a safe, if somewhat off-the-beaten track destination.  Two decades have past since the dark days of... Nature Based Tourism Part 1, Madagascar Nature Based Tourism Part 1, Madagascar Two of Rainbow Tours travel consultants have worked closely with conservation organisations in Africa and believe that these projects are helping to make a...
Madagascar Q & A with Daniel Austin Madagascar Q & A with Daniel Austin Intrigued by Madagascar from a young age and visiting regularly over the years, Daniel Austin is an author of the ‘Bradt Madagascar Highlights... How does Safari in the Eastern Cape Compare? How does Safari in the Eastern Cape Compare? Our Senior Travel Specialist Candice has been on many safaris to South Africa. However recently, for the first time, she travelled to the bush and wildlife of... What to Eat on Holiday in Madagascar What to Eat on Holiday in Madagascar Trying out the local dishes is all part and parcel of any trip abroad and it’s no different when on holiday in Madagascar. Although there are strong...
Sustainable Tourism In Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica Sustainable Tourism In Corcovado National Park, Costa Rica Rainbow Tours' Travel Specialist, Sarah Frankish, discovers why Costa Rica is known as the eco-tourism capital of Central America. Accommodation in remote west and north Madagascar Accommodation in remote west and north Madagascar Madagascar offers very different, but no less charming or gorgeous, hotels than those you may expect to find in London, Paris or Milan. Our travel Specialist... Top 5 South Africa Safari Lodges Top 5 South Africa Safari Lodges An African safari holiday is a thrilling experience and there is nowhere quite as impressive as South Africa for its mix of spectacular settings, world-class...
The World's Largest Salt Flat - Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia The World's Largest Salt Flat - Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. Situated at a lofty 3653m above sea level the site covers 12,000 sq km. Some 40,000 years ago the area...
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