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Six amazing places to visit in Chile (and what to do when you get there) Six amazing places to visit in Chile (and what to do when you get there) The definitive guide to planning your trip to Chile with Rainbow Tours, by Rachel Truman.  Travel Expert Q&A: Uganda Travel Expert Q&A: Uganda Rainbow Tours' Africa Product Manager, Candice, stops by for a cuppa and chats all things Uganda.    Trekking for chimpanzees in wild west Tanzania Trekking for chimpanzees in wild west Tanzania The remote Mahale Mountains in western Tanzania are home to one of the last remaining chimp populations in Africa. Sarah Gilbert heads into...
A gaucho for the weekend: life on the estancia in Argentina A gaucho for the weekend: life on the estancia in Argentina   His name was Listadore and he had dutifully plodded, trotted and cantered around Estancia Huechahue, in northern Patagonia,... Six of the best places in Chile for Photographers Six of the best places in Chile for Photographers From semi-professional photographers to recreational Instagram-users, the impressive and staggering natural landscapes of Chile can’t... Spread your wings: a tale of responsible travel in Peru Spread your wings: a tale of responsible travel in Peru Rainbow Tours has joined forces with Condor Travel in South America to support WINGS, a non-profit organisation helping disadvantaged...
Travel Expert Q&A: Reunion Travel Expert Q&A: Reunion We caught up with Africa Product Manager, Candice Buchan, to find out more about her recent trip to Reunion.   Rainbow Recommends: the Africa Experts' top picks for 2017 Rainbow Recommends: the Africa Experts' top picks for 2017 Having trouble choosing the perfect destination for your next holiday? Don’t worry, we understand. With so many epic landscapes,... Rainbow Recommends: the Latin America Experts' top picks for 2017 Rainbow Recommends: the Latin America Experts' top picks for 2017 At Rainbow Tours, we know that winter is the season for planning epic escapes and dreaming of the adventures that the new year could bring....
Elephants in Kenya and Malawi Elephants in Kenya and Malawi Seeing wild African elephants in their naturual bush habitat graces the bucket list of most travellers. At Rainbow Tours, we know the best... Five amazing experiences in Namibia Five amazing experiences in Namibia Namibia is an incredible country of immense wildernesses, ranging from vast red sand dunes and rocky deserts to never-ending plains and a... The best ways to explore the Namib Desert The best ways to explore the Namib Desert It’s impossible to be prepared for the Namib Desert. This epic landscape is a one off. An incredible feat of Mother Nature only...
Is Mendoza Argentina's best city? Is Mendoza Argentina's best city? Most visitors to Argentina head straight for Buenos Aires. You can hardly blame them – the steakhouses (parillas) are superb and the... The best Botswana lodges for meeting the wildlife The best Botswana lodges for meeting the wildlife Have your hair tussled by elephants, share your breakfast with baboons and climb into a traditional Mokoro canoe to spot the Big Five.... Desert Vs ice; an adventure travel showdown Desert Vs ice; an adventure travel showdown The expert team at Rainbow Tours have put their heads together with the Travel Specialists at our sister company, Regent Holidays, to bring...
Six completely unique things to do in Chile Six completely unique things to do in Chile With a country that stretches more than 2,500 miles from the Atacama Desert in the north to the icebergs of Cape Horn in the south,... 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... First Impressions of Costa Rica First Impressions of Costa Rica As British Airways launch new direct flights from London, Sarah Frankish travels to one of the holiday industry's most exciting...
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... 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... 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...
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... 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... 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...
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... 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... 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...
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... 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... 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...
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... Five things you need to know before you trek Machu Picchu Five 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... 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...
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... 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... 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...
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... 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... 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...
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... 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... 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...
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... 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’... 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...
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... 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... 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...
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... 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... 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... Top five South Africa Safari lodges Top five 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... 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...
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