Author: Guy Marks

Nepal Tours

Nepal Tours

I had dinner last night at the Nepalese Embassy in London, one of those fabulously grand buildings in Kensington Gardens. With so many embassies here you imagine a thousand unseen security eyes following your progress along the road. Should I take Ferrero Rocher for the ambassador? No, I won’t be a victim of a TV advert!

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Genovesa Island, Galapagos

Genovesa Island, Galapagos

Darwin, our guide on the Beluga, had talked a lot about Genovesa Island during the cruise with the refrain “don’t worry you’ll see that on Genovesa.” And he was right. It was superb, utterly spectacular and a great final day for our cruise. This isolated island in the north of the archipelago is a real highlight of your Galapagos cruise.

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Inca Trail permits

Inca Trail permits

Permits sell quickly and all permits at the time of writing, so how do you go about getting yours? Well … 500 permits are issued for each day to trek the Inca Trail, however, this includes porters and guides, leaving only a couple of hundred for the tourists.

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Galapagos Wildlife

Galapagos Wildlife

You really can’t understate the difference in wildlife viewing in the Galapagos Islands to anywhere in the world. It is so unique. Due to the lack of natural predators (the Galapagos Hawk is quite a small bird of prey and is at the top of the food chain) the animals have a fearlessness that makes them incredibly tame.

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