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  • Worldwide Quest - China
    To Know Signature Moments About 1 in 5 people in the world are Chinese Despite its size all of China runs on Beijing time Tea was supposedly discovered when a tea leaf fell into a Chinese emperor s boiling water Face or Mianzi a social concept based on honour and social standing is inherently Chinese and an intrinsic part of the culture ie saving face China is believed to have the oldest continuous culture est 6000 BC and language Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Learning about feng shui at the Ming tombs Visiting Xi an s Great Mosque gateway to the Silk Road Contemplating Taoist style in the Garden of the Master of the Nets in Suzhou President s Tours Magical Himalayan Kingdoms Oct 16 Nov 03 2016 19 days Private Journey China Yangste River and Tibet 16 days Private Journey China The Best of Yunnan and Tibet 15 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 - Colombia
    Garcia Marquez This is set against a backdrop of excellent tropical cuisine a vibrant night life cultural festivals and of course the landscapes that ooze life from every crack crevice leaf and riverbed The Amazon and Orinoco are 2 of 4 mighty drainage basins found here the latter is referenced in singer Enya s popular song Orinoco Flow and its enchanting refrain sail away sail away sail away The largest diversity of birds found in any country on Earth occupy the 314 ecosystems that range from the Pacific coast up to the snow capped peaks of the Andes that reach as high as 5300 metres above sea level Colombia also ranks first worldwide in orchid diversity and second in plants freshwater fishes amphibians and butterflies Whether you plan to immerse yourself in cultural thrills of cities like Bogota and Cartagena or marvel at life at its richest Colombia is eager to welcome you Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments You will be entranced by the Latin rhythms in the cafes and on the streets Colombia has the highest amount of bird and orchid species in the world The Caño Cristales commonly called The Liquid Rainbow is known as the most colourful river in the world Colombia produces more emeralds than any other country El Dorado originally translated as The Gilded One and initially referred to a man not a city of gold Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Sipping Colombian coffee in the Zona Cafetera Smiling among the voluptuous street sculptures of Botero in Medellin Strolling through the historic walled neighborhood of Cartegena 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 - Costa Rica
    land is all about Costa Rica is a poster child for biodiversity as life does indeed seem to burst from even the most unexpected places Almost 900 bird species have been recorded here The gem of the Central Highlands is the Arenal Volcano which when active creates a spectacular light show in the tropical night The misty cloud forest high up along the Continental Divide offers some of the most ornamented life forms such as the Resplendent Quetzal a bird often described as one of the world s most beautiful The arid Pacific lowland jungles are a stronghold for the American Crocodile and the endangered Scarlet Macaw Mantled Howler Monkeys Central American Spider Monkeys and White faced Capuchins provide endless fascination and entertainment as they dangle and leap from mossy branches in the remote Pacific rainforests Join us in an exploration of this land of colour and life Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments A quarter of the land has protected status Costa Rica has the highest number of species per sq km in the world 615 species per 10 000 sq km Pura vida is the national saying which means pure life There are about 52 species of hummingbirds in Costa Rica Costa Rica is the only country in the Western Hemosphere without a standing army Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments The Arenal Volcano Carara National Park Capuchin Monkeys in the rainforest Quest Nature Tours Costa Rica the Panama Canal Feb 15 25 2017 11 days Womens Travel Network Costa Rica Mar 05 14 2017 10 days Private Journey Costa Rica Wildlife Relaxation in Style 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

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  • Worldwide Quest - Cuba
    of distinct habitats including fields mountains forests and the massive Zapata wetlands Here endemic bird species such as the Zapata Wren and Zapata Sparrow co exist with more than 3000 Cuban Crocodiles the largest remaining population of this endangered species Farther east you can explore the Escambray Mountains where the much sought after Cuban Trogon and Cuban Tody also endemics of the island dwell in highland forests The world s smallest bird the Bee Hummingbird is one of several strange and unusual species also found here To the northwest the World Heritage Site of Old Havana offers the best of this iconic city With myriad natural spaces and remnants of a tumultuous colonial past Cuba offers the quintessential Caribbean experience Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Cubans produce a high quality rum English is not widely spoken but communicating is not difficult While living in Havana Ernest Hemingway wrote For Whom The Bell Tolls and The Old Man And The Sea There are no animals or plants in Cuba that are poisonous or lethal to humans Cuba has the highest doctor to patient ratio in the world Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Stepping back in time in Havana Sharing smiles with Cubans in the plaza in Trinidad Quest Nature Tours Best of Cuba Nov 16 Nov 23 Dec 08 2016 16 days Quest Nature Tours Best of Cuba Feb 17 Feb 08 23 2017 16 days Quest Nature Tours Cuba s East Feb 25 Mar 11 2017 15 days Cultural Explorations A Cuba Experience Behind the Scenes Apr 16 27 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 TICO Reg 2667946 Sign Up for our Newsletter Great travel

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  • Worldwide Quest - Ecuador
    colonial indigenous and modern cultural traditions to be found in this relatively small tropical nation Amid the snow capped volcanoes of the Andes are the colonial meccas of Quito and Cuenca North of Quito lies the indigenous market of Otavalo while beautifully haunting ruins from various tribal traditions dot the highlands The nation s crown jewel is perhaps the Galapagos Islands 1000 kilometres westward off the Pacific coast This storied archipelago is a living laboratory of evolutionary biology with a host of strange and wonderful creatures unique to the Galapagos and in many cases individual islands Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments The Darwin Research Station conducts active science aimed at preserving endangered species The Otavalo Market offers a stunning array of art and crafts without any of the dreaded hucksterism Ecuador was the first nation in 2008 to declare that nature has constitutional rights The world famous Panama hat is actually of Ecuadorian origin The Flightless Cormorant is the only of its kind that cannot fly Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Getting the perfect picture of iconic Pinnacle Rock Dining at our favourite hacienda near Otavalo Spending a few days in the clouds at our rainforest lodge Quest Nature Tours Galapagos Islands Darwin s Enchanted Isles Nov 16 Nov 02 12 2016 11 days Quest Nature Tours Galapagos Islands Darwin s Enchanted Isles Feb 17 Feb 08 18 2017 10 days Cultural Explorations Andean Ecuador with alumni UBC Nov 07 16 2017 10 days Private Journey Galapagos Deluxe 10 days Private Journey Galapagos Expedition Cruise 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

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  • Worldwide Quest - Egypt
    Great Pyramids and Sphinx at Giza Remote as these wonders are they remarkably lie but a short day trip from the bustling streets of Cairo on the northern shores of the fabled Nile River From Aswan in the south the current of this mighty river take you on a magical journey past the breathtaking ruins of Kom Ombo the riveting Valley of the Kings and Queens and the extravagantly ornamented entrance to Luxor Further afield in the north are the Painted White and Black Deserts where photographic opportunities abound As a bridge between Africa Europe and Asia Egypt is also in a primary location for migratory birds including many herons sandpipers and waterfowl Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments There are over 100 pyramids in Egypt Fuul tastes better than it sounds Cairo is home to Africa s only subway It is now generally believed that the pyramids were not built by slaves but by paid workers who were respected for their work Egyptomania was a craze that swept through the western world in the 19th century where one could easily find ancient artifacts even mummies at almost any antiquities auction Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Climbing Mount Sinai to inspect the Monastery of St Catherine s fourth century icons Taking tea with the Bedouin in the oases Learning from the archeologist at the temple sites Private Journey The Essence of Egypt 13 days Private Journey Egypt Kenya Land of the Kings 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 Here All our greatest

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  • Worldwide Quest - England
    remarkably distinct regional dialects several of which can easily be encountered on a day tour or even a single street corner in mega capital London An increasingly multicultural city London continues to preserve its centuries old monarchical history through iconic buildings like the ominous Tower of London and opulent Buckingham Palace London is also the world s second home to Broadway musicals with popular mega hits still going strong in the famed West End Many of the English Premier League s football clubs call London home to go along with traditional powerhouses like Liverpool Manchester United and Newcastle farther afield The excellent rail system offers easy access to other key cultural beacons such as Stonehenge Canterbury Windsor Castle historic Yorkshire and the Cotswolds England also has fervent naturalist and birding communities the country over with field guides to even the most obscure life forms Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Nowhere in Britain is more than 74 miles from the sea Scotland produces more than 250 million litres of whiskey every year The oldest golf course in the World is The Old Course at St Andrews Links in Fife Scotland and dates back to at least 1552 The name Big Ben is actually in reference to the 13 tonne bell not the clock English people consume more tea per capita than anyone else in the world Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Visiting the Churchill War Rooms Celebrating music at the Royal Albert Hall Cultural Explorations Great Houses of England May 01 09 2017 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 and specials all sent directly to your

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  • Worldwide Quest - Ethiopia
    feet This is also where Australopithecus afarensis affectionately known as Lucy resides in the National Museum Much more recent history produced twelfth century churches hollowed from red sandstone ruins attributed to the Queen of Sheba frescoed island monasteries 1500 year old 25 metre obelisks and 17th century castles cultural gems in the largely Christian north The Great Rift Valley divides the eastern and western highlands and their impressive peaks Sharing a border with Kenya also means that big game mammals are numerous including lions elephants giraffes and leopards in the southern reserves To cap it all off 800 bird species have been recorded in Ethiopia of which several are endemics to this spell binding country Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Ethiopian Airlines flies from Canada and the USA to Addis Ababa More Europeans than Canadians visit the incredible sites There s more to Ethiopian cuisine than fiery injera Coffee originated in Ethiopia The bunna or coffee ceremony is an integral part of the Ethiopian culture Snapshot Good To Know Signature Moments Visiting Michael Gerver s archeological sites Taking the boat trip to the source of the Blue Nile Visiting the Church of our Lady of Zion in Axum to view the Ark of the Covenant Cultural Explorations Ethiopia Oct 11 23 2016 13 days Quest Nature Tours Ethiopia Bone breakers Bleeding Hearts More Oct 14 29 2016 16 days Cultural Explorations Classic Ethiopia Mar 01 13 2017 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 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

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