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  • Worldwide Quest - Mongolia
    is a distinction perhaps no more appropriate than in Mongolia where across its massive land area few permanent settlements lie Those that do exist are separated by almost endless expanses of sweeping taiga steppe and desert As stark as these places can be camels and impressive congregations of migratory Mongolian Gazelles subsist There is also a formidable variety of birds with the bulk being migrants and summer breeders The intrepid traveller will enjoy the traditional hospitality of the nomadic inhabitants as well as rustic accommodations and unique food The rare touches of urban life are best experienced in the nation s largest city of Ulaanbaatar From the mountainous north to the Gobi Desert in the south the adventure of a lifetime awaits in this untamed and largely unchanged land Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Fermented mare s milk won t kill you Mongolia is the world s largest landlocked country Ulan Bator the capital used to be a nomadic city and would move up to three times a year Genghis Khan could not read or write but he commissioned the first Mongolian writing system It is believed that whistling indoors will call evil into the building and is considered taboo Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Digging for dinosaurs in the south Gobi Riding two humped camels across the dunes Watching archers perfect their skills Cultural Explorations Mongolia Steppes Deserts Dinosaurs May 25 Jun 04 2017 11 days Cultural Explorations Mongolia May 27 Jun 09 2017 14 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles and specials all sent directly to your inbox Sign up today Order Your Catalogues

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  • Worldwide Quest - Morocco
    is the large port city of Casablanca the setting of the classic World War II era film To the east of the strait and just south of the azure Mediterranean coast is cosmopolitan Fez with its high sided streets Further enjoy urban splendor inland at Marrakesh where exotic colours and styles give this city a special kind of appeal Being so close to Europe means there is an overlap with European wildlife including the elegant White Stork and colourful European Roller This proximity to the West also adds a unique cultural twist to Morocco whereby a fine understanding and tolerance of our ways is combined with a strong adherence to Islam For artists naturalists and culture vultures alike the land of shifting sands grand palaces and sparkling coasts should be high on your list of can t miss destinations Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments The Sahara is the largest desert in the world The Atlas mountains in Morocco are home to the country s indigenous Berber population It is considered impolite to handle food with the left hand The University in Fes founded in 859 AD claims to be the oldest university in the world Moroccans greet foreigners with kisses on each cheek Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Discovering sand dunes by camel Bathing in crystal clear mountain springs Browsing the Zagora market Cultural Explorations Morocco Oct 14 23 2016 10 days Cultural Explorations Classic Morocco Nov 11 22 2016 11 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles and specials all sent directly to your inbox Sign up today Order Your Catalogues Here All our greatest adventures

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  • Worldwide Quest - Myanmar
    guides and in country experts are happy to see us and proud to showcase their country One of Asia s most complex and least visited countries Myanmar remains in many ways more 16th century than 21st The capital Yangon has relatively few modern structures and retains its distinctive heritage of British Burmese Indian and Chinese influences Its skyline is dominated by the golden dome of the renowned Shwedagon Pagoda At Inle Lake Intha fishermen practice their unique one legged boat rowing technique The thousands of pagodas and stupas strewn across the plain at Bagan the Angkor Wat of Burma look like fairytale kingdom At dawn and dusk we enjoy the view of hues of gold reflecting off the many domes and spires as we ride on horse driven carriages Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments The 98m Shwedagon dome is covered in more gold than is contained in the vaults of the Bank of England Both men and women wear the traditional sarongs or longyis Myanmar has been referred to Amarapura the Land of Immortality and Yadanarbon the Land of the Gems Today it is known as Suvanabhomi the Golden Land Myanmar is a conservative country meaning conservative dress is best Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Cruising from Mandalay to Prome on the Pandaw II Touring the teak monasteries at Mandalay Communing with Nats supernatural pre Buddhist spirits said to inhabit Mount Popa Private Journey Myanmar The Road to Mandalay 12 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles and specials all sent directly to your inbox Sign up today Order Your Catalogues Here All our greatest adventures in

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  • Worldwide Quest - Namibia
    the flocks of 200 000 birds at Sandwich Harbour there will be no shortage of wow moments The ancient rock engravings of Damaraland leave a lasting impression while other expanse vistas show no evidence of any prior human habitation A consistent highlight is Etosha National Park in the northwest where Giraffe Blue Wildebeest Black faced Impala and Plains Zebra are some of the many species of charismatic megafauna that peacefully roam Further wildlife viewing and photographic opportunities abound in the Kalahari Desert east of the mountains and the lush green Caprivi Strip Namibia is a land of grandeur and spell binding solitude that is certain to enchant Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments German style beer and watermelon wine are equally available The free roaming cheetah population of Namibia is the largest in the world The Namib Desert is known as the world s oldest desert In fact 80 of the country is made up of desert It is home to the world s highest sand dune Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Climbing the sand dunes and sliding down Walking with the Himba people Luxuriating in the hot springs at Fish River Canyon Meeting the researchers at the Cheetah Conservation Centre Quest Nature Tours Namibia Botswana Victoria Falls Oct 20 Nov 04 2016 16 days Alumni Expeditions Namibia A Desert Wildlife Landscape Safari Oct 21 Nov 03 2017 14 days Private Journey Flying Safari From Victoria Falls to Namib Desert 12 days Private Journey Namibia Unbound Spaces 13 days Private Journey Namibia Flying Safari 7 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles and specials all sent directly to

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  • Worldwide Quest - Nepal
    also a haven for such emblematic mammals as the Asian Elephant Royal Bengal Tiger Greater One horned Rhinoceros and 800 bird species including the Great Indian Hornbill Here we offer supported lodge to lodge treks one of which takes you to Everest s base camp another to the base of Annapurna Hiking trails are available for all levels of ability Those seeking cultural treasures will enjoy the world class artistic and architectural heritage in the ancient kingdoms of Kathmandu Patan and Bhaktapur in the Kathmandu Valley where the Himalaya s most sophisticated urban cultures developed The birthplace of Buddha is here at Lumbini and the spirituality that radiates from this special place pervades the entire country Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Always remove your shoes before entering a Nepali home Walk around a stupa clockwise and spin prayer wheels clockwise Nepal has the only flag that is not quadrilateral it is comprised of two triangular pennants which symbolize the Himalaya According to Hindu scripture the god Shiva resides in the Himalaya Nepal has the highest concentration of World Heritage Sites with the Kathmandu Valley having 7 World Heritage Sites alone Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Having momos thupka and butter tea in a café with views of the stupa Walking up to the sun rising over Everest from our Nagarkot hotel Meditating with the monks at the birthplace of Buddha President s Tours Magical Himalayan Kingdoms Oct 16 Nov 03 2016 19 days Private Journey Bhutan Nepal Sacred Himalayan Kingdoms 10 days Private Journey Everest Trek 10 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles and specials all

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  • Worldwide Quest - New Zealand
    in the South Pacific catalyzed the evolution of numerous endemic species most notably the Kakapo Parrot and the iconic Kiwi There are also reminders of prehistoric wildlife with the Tuatara a reptile Weta a group of insects and Giant Snail These and other creatures are protected in the 20 of the country s surface area covered by national parks and nature reserves The dramatic glaciers deep fjords rugged mountains and volcanic plateaus will inspire as they did for the creators of the epic Lord of the Rings film trilogy There are also miles of beautiful beaches for those seeking a place to enjoy the southern sun Reminders of native Maori life dot the landscape in historic sites while magnificent colonial era buildings invite exploration in more urban areas Your camera and sense of wonder will be well served here on the other side of the world Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments The population of New Zealand is 4 2 million humans and 40 million sheep Tuatara lizards can live up to 100 years and kauri trees to about 2000 years Bungee jumping was invented here In New Zealand Kiwi refers to the bird or the people not the fruit which is called Kiwifruit or Chinese Gooseberries New Zealand was the last major landmass to be populated which may be why it remains so pristine Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Taking in the incredible scenery on the ferry to South Island Exploring spectacular Fiordland Quest Nature Tours New Zealand Oct 18 Nov 01 2016 15 days Alumni Expeditions New Zealand Gardens with UBC alumnus Gary Lewis Jan 22 Feb 02 2017 12 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map

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  • Worldwide Quest - Panama
    be a challenge to ignore that nearby and imposing feat of engineering the Panama Canal The large ships passing through are impressive but this is just the start of the discovery here the isthmus also representing one of the most biodiverse areas of the planet as it is literally the place where north meets south Away from the centre we can find a quiet countryside with beautiful sandy beaches and high misty cloud forest pastoral farmland and dense jungle Whether you wish for a more urbane experience or one that s a little more rustic Panama accommodates Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Panama is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic It has the most diversified wildlife of all the Central American countries as it is home to North and South American species Panama City is the only capital that has a rainforest within the city limits Panama holds multiple world records in regards to bird life as it is home to more birds than the USA and Canada combined Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Transiting the 77 km long Panama Canal Meeting the indigenous Emberá and Kuna peoples Birding and mammal watching in Soberanía National Park Snorkelling off Coiba National Park Quest Nature Tours Ontario Nature is Going to Panama Oct 25 Nov 02 2016 9 days Quest Nature Tours Costa Rica the Panama Canal Feb 15 25 2017 11 days Questions Ready to book Call 1 800 387 1483 or email us Visit us at 491 King Street East Toronto Ontario Canada M5A 1L9 View Map TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel articles and specials all sent directly to your inbox Sign up today Order Your Catalogues Here

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  • Worldwide Quest - Peru
    own right with more jaw dropping Incan architecture as does Cuzco and its narrow streets bordered by walls of Incan stonework Fine art but on an almost unimaginable scale enchants with the Nazca Lines carved into huge stretches of rock This southern site also hosts colonies of Humboldt Penguins South American Sea Lions and the resplendent Inca Tern Reminders of Chimu culture are had at Chan Chan in the Trujillo region Tropical wildlife in the damper eastern inland zone delights in many forms the most impressive being perhaps with the Sword billed Hummingbird Peru may be a small country but it has a big collection of stories to tell Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments There are 8600km of navigable tributaries in the Amazon Basin There are 4000 varieties of potato in Peru The finest cottons in the world Pima and Tanguis are Peruvian Peruvian cuisine is the most diverse in the world containing almost 500 distinct dishes The stone walls of Machu Picchu used no mortar the stones were so precisely cut and fit together so closely that a credit card cannot be inserted between them Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Feeling the spiritual energy with a shaman in an Inca fortress Visiting the home of a Peruvian family in the weaving community of Huilloc Culinary Culinary Peru Oct 24 Nov 04 2016 12 days Mindful Journeys A Mindful Journey to Peru Mar 25 Apr 05 2017 12 days Cultural Explorations Peru Jun 08 18 2017 11 days Quest Nature Tours Highlights of Southern Peru Oct 17 28 2017 12 days Private Journey Peru Chile Ancient Civilizations 14 days Private Journey Peru Lodge to Lodge Trekking 10 days Private Journey Peru Archeology from Chimu to Inca 15 days Private Journey Classic Peru the Amazon 13 days Private Journey

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