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Top Ten Travel Destinations for 2019 – Recommended by Us!

2019 is fast approaching, and now is a fantastic time to start thinking about where you want to head next year. Deciding where to go can be incredibly difficult, so hopefully these recommendations from our experienced travellers will give you some ideas! Leanne: Turkey My top pick for 2019 is Turkey. Cities such as Istanbul and Ankara have been downgraded by Smart Traveller from “reconsider your need to travel” to […]

Not lost; just geographically embarrassed

Trek leader, Ray Baker, recalls a particularly memorable trip to Nepal to research a new tour… In April 2000, I did a research trek into the Manaslu area of Nepal. The trek went well off the beaten trail into an area rarely visited by foreigners. Until… There goes the planning My carefully planned itinerary was blown to smithereens on the first day out. A broken- down bus blocked our progress […]

Breathtaking Alaska – an amazing slideshow!

Adventurer, John Kelley has just returned from Alaska (Kodiak and Katmai National Park) with a collection of amazing images. A retired military psychologist, John’s interest in photography and travel, and his eye for a great shot has resulted in capturing the animals and landscapes of this astonishing destination. Watch John’s SLIDESHOW here. Emma’s picks: Inspired by John’s shots? We can send you there. The Great Alaskan Grizzly Encounter: cruising just […]

Egg hopper, anyone? A snapshot of my 15 days in Sri Lanka

By Leanne Flanagan Smith I love trips where I learn new things, and on my 15-day adventure to Sri Lanka I barely scratched the surface of this intriguing destination. For those who struggle with the ‘Geography’ category in Trivial Pursuit, you will find Sri Lanka in South Asia. It’s an island country… go northwest and you’ll find India, or southwest and you are in the Maldives. What surprised me: The […]

Piranhas & poisonous dart frogs: the dark heart of the Amazon Jungle

By Emma Smith, Back Track Adventure Consultant There’s South America which brings to mind all the iconic images of Machu Picchu, meandering llama, colourful ponchos and festivals… and then there is the deepest and darkest Peru aka Northern Peru and the Amazon Jungle. That’s where you will find me. We flew into Lima and spent one night there before flying north up to Jaen and transferring out to the Amazonas […]

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This one of the best tours we have been on.  Our second trip through Back Track Adventures and both have been marvellous.
Anne, Great Southern Africa Safari 2017
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