So the ‘Las Malvinas/Falkland Islands’ issue rears its ugly head again. The politicians are back barking at each other with David Cameron somewhat amusingly accusing the Argentineans of ‘colonialism’ which may well be the most classic case of ‘pot calling kettle black’ in recent times. How much of this relates to the very attractive possibility of rich natural resources being discovered down there and how much to the tragic war is anyone’s guess but what we do know is that all the islanders really want is to be left alone and to continue to attract much needed tourism.
The islands are a natural paradise for wildlife lovers and photographers and, indeed, anyone looking for a complete wilderness experience. You will enjoy mother nature here like nowhere else on earth – and without having to cross the treacherous Southern Ocean or take malaria tablets. You will find yourself usually alone amongst a hundred penguins or elephant seals with only the ever constant wind to keep you company. A truly magical experience.
If however budget does not allow you to travel to these special islands then how about Argentina itself? We have a number of new trips here this year, many exciting overland expeditions linking the west coast of South America with the east and, yes, taking in the odd penguin colony en route (‘colonialism’ of a different sort Mr Cameron). We even have a trip finishing at Ushuaia which would allow you to hop on a cruise to the Falklands and combine both countries in one unforgettable adventure holiday. Keeping both Argentines and Brits happy…..
Imaginative Traveller and our parent company Dragoman had a successful visit to the Outdoors Show in London last weekend. We had loads of travellers flocking to our truck, meeting our tour guides and chatting to our sales team PLUS getting access of up to 30% OFF selected trips!
Why don’t you come and join in the fun at the upcoming shows around the UK? Click on the below link for further information about dates, locations and FREE tickets and check out images of the latest show.
See you there!
With perfect timing after hearing today that Suu Kyi will be running for Parliament in the April Burma elections, we have just received this wonderful trip review from a client hot off one of our Burma tours.
In light of the recent bungee accident in Victoria Falls we would like to advise that we are suspending offering the bungee jump as an optional activity on our tours until the full investigation is complete.
We are doing all the necessary follow up with Victoria Falls Bungee who will advise us once the investigation is complete and what the end result is. At this stage they are not sure how long the investigation will take to complete. It is the understanding that some safety measures have been put in place and that the operator is continuing to operate, however we feel that we should await the investigation before offering this activity to our passengers.
There are countless optional activities available in Victoria Falls such as white water rafting, canoeing, horse-riding, abseiling or gorge swinging. Check out our tours here or come and hear more about them in person at the Outdoors Show this weekend in London where we will be giving talks and trip presentations at our stand AT110. See you there!