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  • Worldwide Quest - Taiwan
    offers spectacular mountain scenery an impressive geographic and ecological diversity and a unique mélange of cultural influences With its small size and excellent roadways and facilities Taiwan is easy to discover while remaining relatively unknown to mainstream tourism Two thirds of the area is covered by forested mountains with the Central Mountain Range stretching along the entire island from north to south With the lush mountains of Wulai pulsating cities like Taipei the stunning basalt cliffs of Penghu excellent hiking in Taroko Gorge not to mention some of the world s best hot springs Taiwan is one of the most diverse destinations in Asia It also has some of the warmest people we know Beyond its hypermodern skin Taiwan has an aboriginal soul and the contrast is most intriguing Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Taiwan s oldest living bonsai is a 240 year old banyan housed in Tainan Taiwan is an important endemic bird area with 15 restricted range species You must try the aptly named Bubble Tea a popular sweet tea drink made with milk and tapioca pearls It is considered disrespectful in Taiwan to waste food so eat up Baseball is the de facto national sport here Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Spotting the rare Asiatic Black Bear Quest Nature Tours Taiwan The Beautiful Island Apr 13 25 2017 13 days Alumni Expeditions Taiwan Art and Culture Traditional Contemporary May 13 20 2017 8 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 one place Request our

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  • Worldwide Quest - Tanzania
    Buffalo Lion Leopard and the extremely rare Black Rhinoceros can be seen in a single day in at Ngorongoro a self sustaining ecosystem that is often described as a natural wonder of the world One of Earth s great natural spectacles the mass migration of the wildebeest is observed in the sweeping golden grasslands of Maasai hippos are an ominous presence in the Simba River And what s not to say about Mount Kilimanjaro A climb up this legendary behemoth is an experience rivalled by few others on the planet Join one of our treks or safaris and let Africa s eastern jewel leave a lasting impression Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Climbing Kili really can be done Sundowners taste better in the Serengeti Tanzania has the largest concentration of wildlife animals per square kilometer with more than 4 million wild animals Serengeti translates from Maasai as endless plains A kitenge is an African garment similar to a sarong worn around the chest or waist and makes a great gift or souvenir as it s lightweight and easy to pack Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Finding where it all began at the Olduvai Gorge Always having a window seat in our pop top jeeps Photographing the migration surrounded by wildebeest Alumni Expeditions Tanzania with UBC alumnus Greg Sharam Feb 06 17 2017 12 days Quest Nature Tours Tanzania Safari The Great Serengeti Migration Feb 20 Mar 04 2017 13 days Private Journey Wild Kingdoms Africa Safari 12 days Private Journey Kili Climb 9 days Private Journey Tanzania Overland Safari 9 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

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  • Worldwide Quest - Thailand
    As Bangkok remains one of the region s airline hubs chances are you ll be passing through here on your way to Southeast Asia Take a few days to enjoy the city it s hectic and chaotic and magical Nearby the former capital of Siam at Ayutthaya is one of Thailand s greatest historical treasures With more time to spare we like to get up north Lan Na translates as a thousand rice fields and is the old name of the kingdoms of Chiang Mai and it surroundings There are sacred Buddhist sites here traditional hill tribe villages and the country s best cuisine Thailand boasts some of the region s very best spas and beach resorts so if indulgence appeals this is the place to be Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Thais believe that treating monkeys with kindness brings good luck Thailand is only nation in Southeast Asia that has never been colonized by a European nation It is home to the world s smallest mammal the Bumble Bat The King and I was banned in Thailand it was thought to be insulting to the King Be sure to keep hydrated Bangkok was named the world s hottest city by the World Meteorological Organization Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Making an offering to the Emerald Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew Discovering Lanna architecture at Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai Observing the elephants at the Thai Elephant Conservation Centre Private Journey Thailand The Best of Siam 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

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  • Worldwide Quest - Tibet
    tallest peaks Living in deep harmony with nature is an integral part of Tibetan Buddhism which has been a major benefit to species such as the Giant Panda Red Panda Himalayan Monal and Eared Pheasant of the eastern and southern region as well as hearty species like Tibetan Antelope and Wild Yak in the north The Jokhang Temple is Tibet s spiritual centre and is consequently a top pilgrimage destination The Potala Palace at Lhasa is also not to be missed what with its unique spiritual atmosphere Just outside Lhasa are the monasteries of Drepung and Sera the largest in the world and the temples of Shigastse and Gyantse Immersing yourself in the dramatic mountains and deep spirituality of Tibet is sure to be a stirring experience for body and soul Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Yak butter tea is better hot than cold so drink it quickly There are 1700 functioning monasteries in Tibet Tibet is often referred to as the roof of the world A Khata is a traditional ceremonial scarf given in Tibet that symbolizes goodwill auspiciousness and compassion A Tibetan prayer flag symbolizes the 5 natural elements using 5 specific colours Blue sky white air red fire green water and yellow earth Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Taking the two day train trip from Beijing to Lhasa President s Tours Magical Himalayan Kingdoms Oct 16 Nov 03 2016 19 days Private Journey China Yangste River and Tibet 16 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

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  • Worldwide Quest - Trinidad & Tobago
    to leave a lasting impression on a visit to these two verdant islands off of Venezuela s northeast coast A world renowned tropical birding hotspot Trinidad and Tobago collectively offer tremendous habitat diversity allowing for their teeming flora and fauna The rainforest covered slopes of the Northern Range are dripping with birds Lowland forest and grassland habitats as well as coastal tidepools and mangroves offer an entirely different array of species Snorkelling off of Tobago in the warm aquamarine waters adds another dimension to your adventure still Perhaps no creature is as strange as the nocturnal Oilbird that dwells colonially in the beautiful riparian grotto of Trinidad Classic tropical beings such as leaf cutter and army ants dazzling butterflies and a multitude of orchids provide endless photo and video opportunities on these tiny but breathtaking gems of the Caribbean Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Trinidad and Tobago is one of the most important leatherback turtle nesting sites This small country has over 400 species of birds making it one of the richest birding countries per square mile The limbo dance originated as an event that took place at wakes in Trinidad Tobago The oldest rain forest reserve in the Western Hemisphere is located in Tobago Trinidad Tobago is the birthplace of calypso music Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Boating through the Caroni Swamp Hiking on Little Tobago Island Quest Nature Tours Trinidad Tobago A Tropical Birding Hotspot Mar 03 12 2017 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 sent directly to your inbox Sign up today Order Your Catalogues Here All our greatest

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  • Worldwide Quest - Turkey
    Blue Mosque Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace as three of the rousing city s many must see attractions The ancient city of Ephesus is one of the best preserved ancient sites in Turkey Other grandiose structures from an unforgotten Roman and Hellenistic past include Homer s Troy the acropolis at Pergamum the 12000 person Roman stadium at Perge and the 2000 year old theatre at Aspendos The fairy chimney landscapes at Cappadocia are spell binding Mixed forests cover the northern Pontic Mountains while temperate rainforest can be found on the coast of the Black Sea A host of Eurasian raptors call Turkey home many migratory bird species pass through in spring and fall A touch of Antiquity and stunning natural beauty await in this gateway country between Europe and Asia Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments You can cross to another continent in the 15 minute cruise on the Bosphorus Istanbul s Grand Bazaar has 64 streets and 4000 shops Tulips were introduced to Europe by Turkish Traders in the 1600 s Tradition in Turkey says that a stranger at one s doorstep is considered God s guest for at least three days Turkey is home to approximately 9 000 species of flowers 3 000 of which are endemic Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Enjoying a traditional hamam Staying in a luxurious cave hotel in Cappadocia Meditating with the dervishes at Konya A private dinner on the grounds of Ephesus Private Journey Crossroads of Civilization 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

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  • Worldwide Quest - Uganda
    the country is opening up to wildlife exploration Although landlocked Uganda is sliced in two by the mighty Nile River and its borders straddle three great lakes There are plentiful wildlife watching options from tracking gorillas on foot through the jungle to the more traditional big five safaris on the plains Uganda has the highest concentration of primates on earth and this is the main reason to go There are unsurpassed opportunities to observe the magnificent mountain gorilla and chimpanzees in the wild Parks are also home to elephants hippos buffaloes lions and leopards Uganda is also one of the world s best bird watching destinations a twitcher s fantasy offering 1041 species almost half the total found in all of Africa Even non bird watchers will be enthralled by the diversity of beauty among Uganda s birdlife Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Uganda is home to more than half the world s mountain gorillas With well over 1000 species recorded inside its small borders Uganda is one of the best bird watching destinations in the world If you need to use the restroom in Uganda you would say I need to make a short call Uganda s people are known around the word for their warmth and hospitality Pan fried grasshoppers are a delicacy here so don t turn them down Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Spotting rare species like the Mountain Gorilla Wild Dog and Chimpanzee Private Journey Uganda Primate Encounter 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

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  • Worldwide Quest - USA
    small towns and cultural meccas such as New Orleans a vibrant literary hotbed and the famed birthplace of jazz The dramatic canyons and mountains of the Four Corners region are highlights of an extensive national parks system that was described by writer and historian Wallace Stegner as the best idea we ever had Perhaps the most impressive landscapes are found in Alaska s unforgettable wilderness regions where long summer days illuminate carpets of alpine wildflowers snow covered mountain peaks and glacier fed turquoise lakes So close yet so uniquely different the US is an intriguing neighbour that you can t help but want to visit Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments From Bar B Q in the South to Chicago s Deep Dish Pizza American food is all about big bold taste Alaska has a longer coastline than all of the other 49 U S states put together New Orleans a k a The Big Easy is the birthplace of Jazz Sequoia National Park and Yosemite National Park are both home to the world s largest living organisms the Giant Sequoia The skyscraper was invented in Chicago Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Learning about Jefferson from the curator of Charlottesville Historical Society Talking about sustainable food at the Farmer s Market in San Francisco Alumni Expeditions U of T Great Getaways Washington D C May 12 15 2016 0 days Quest Nature Tours Yukon Alaska Land of the Midnight Sun 16 Jun 17 29 2016 13 days Quest Nature Tours Yukon Alaska Land of the Midnight Sun 18 Jun 18 30 2018 13 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

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