Welcome to the Imaginative Traveller Blog! This is a brilliant means for us to communicate directly with you. We will be able to keep you updated on the latest Imaginative Traveller news, events, trips, fascinating snippets of info from life on the tour leader front, how our overseas Destinations Managers spend their average day, humorous tales from tours, staff trip reports and just general Imaginative Traveller gossip. So check it out and let us know what you think!
The call for Rio Carnival had finally arrived. It was time to tick the party of all parties off my ‘To do before I die’ list. But before experiencing Carnival I set off on our Buenos Aires to Rio tour and enjoyed some of the highlights that Argentina and Brazil have to offer.
Trek to the highest point in Africa!
Tempted to trek the mighty Mount Kilimanjaro? Book yourself and 5 other friends and get 5% off for each of you - so set yourself the challenge in 2009!
Our Kilimanjaro treks offer amazing value for this rewarding journey. Choose from either the Marangu or the Rongai route and enjoy a real sense of achievement as you attempt to reach the roof of Africa. We include plenty of time to aid acclimatisation in both of our tours, which will greatly increase your chances of reaching the summit.
Vote Earth! Your lightswitch is your vote!
March 28th 8.30pm local time, wherever you live on planet earth. People from all over the world will turn off their lights for one hour – Earth hour – anybody can participate and join with millions of people across the globe. From the Chatham Islands to the Arctic Sea, people from all corners of the world will turn off their lights for Earth Hour to cast their vote for action on climate change.
You may, like many of us, recently enjoyed following The Prince of Wales - Prince Charles and his wife Camila - Duchess of Cornwall, as they travel around the Galapagos Islands.
In particular as they met with Lonesome George, the world’s most famous 80 year old tortoise!
A little taste of one of our excellent homestays in South America. You can sample this on Volcanoes and Pampas tour
Trek to the highest point in Africa!
If you switch on the television or radio at the moment, you can't help but hear about the group of celebrities (including Chris Moyles, Cheryl Cole, Kimberley Walsh, Gary Barlow, Denise Van Outen and many more brave celebs!) as they begin their ascent of Kilimanjaro… If this has inspired you to begin your own adventure why not see what Imaginative Traveller offer?
Renewable energy project - Used cooking oil pilot project
Here is the progress on our pilot project to use used cooking oil as a partial fuel for one of our African overland trucks.
A big welcome to Paul Whittle, our new Destination manager focussing on Latin America...
How long have you worked with Imaginative Traveller?
I'm a newbie – 2 months (or actually 52 days, 1 hour, 26 mins….). I have been in and around the industry though for the best part of a decade however and before going head office was an adventure tour leader for a Latin America specialist.
Onto the important stuff.. Your favourite local food dish?
Research carried out by MORE TH>N Life Insurance showed that two-thirds of people said they wished they had travelled more during their younger years.
Some 33 per cent of people said they would liked to have seen the Indian ''hippy trail'', while 13 per cent pointed to the Great Wall of China as something they would prefer not to have missed out on.
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