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Galapagos Travel Advice

Most nature and wildlife lovers dream of visiting the Galapagos Islands at least once during their lifetime. At NEI, we’ve been arranging Galapagos adventures since the early 1980s and were one of the founding members of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association. In this post, we share some detailed advice on how to plan the [...]

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Cuba Adventure: People to People Exchange of Ideas

In case Cuba is on your travel “wish-list”, you should know that recent improvements in U.S.-Cuban relations have made it easier for Americans to enter Cuba. Wise travelers will consider visiting the country sooner rather than later, when the possible removal of all travel restrictions will lead to mass tourism and change the flavor of [...]

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What to Know Before You Visit Brazil

Brazil is an enchanting country: its people are magical, their culture rich, and the natural history unrivaled.  Most travelers already know about the Amazon rainforest and Rio de Janeiro’s spectacular beaches.  But far fewer people know much about Brazilian culture.  We’d like to therefore mention a few words about Brazil’s people, music, cuisine, sports and [...]

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Exploring China’s Lijiang and Tibet

Travel can be the ultimate adventure.  Simply stepping out of your normal, everyday routine is an adventure in itself, but why stop there?  There are places in the world that offer unsurpassed beauty, ancient wonders, and truly humbling experiences, and that’s what we specialize in.  Lijiang and Tibet are not the first places that come [...]

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Do’s and Don’ts for China and Tibet

Here at NEI, we see our purpose not just as being one of the premier upscale providers of educational adventure travel around the world, but also as being a resource for our clients (and for other travelers).  We‘ve recently fielded a high volume of questions concerning travel to China and Tibet, so we thought we‘d [...]

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Argentina: What to Know Before You Go!

Many adventurous travelers are drawn to Argentina — the land of romantic gauchos, haunting tangos, rolling pampas, towering mountains, sparkling lakes and, of course, sophisticated Buenos Aires. Many people, however, don’t fully appreciate how huge the country is — 60% the size of Europe — or that it also offers tropical jungle in the north [...]

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The Galapagos Islands Dilemma: See Them While You Can?

Part of the inspiration to travel is to see the world, not only for the beautiful spots, but also for the unusual and the simply amazing.  Bearing witness to the majesty of nature has been a reason for travel, tourism and adventure since the dawn of time.  The Galapagos Islands are one of the most [...]

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Up in the Sky: The Peruvian Snow Star Festival

There are always two ways to approach travel and exploration:  on one hand you can go to the expected places, the places every guide book suggests.  And there’s nothing wrong with that approach, because there is almost always a good reason for the inclusion of that destination or event in the guide books.  Yes, you’ll [...]

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Vibrant Vietnam

Vietnam is a country on the move! Her considerable attractions — its staggering physical beauty, rich traditional cultures and exuberant people — have until recently been overshadowed by its conflict-ridden past. But how much do you really know about Vietnam and her cities? Read on to learn more. Danang Danang, Vietnam, is a port city [...]

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Bagan and Beyond

Is Myanmar on your bucket list? NEI’s 13-day tour takes you to not only to Bagan, but several of Myanmar’s most memorable places. Isolated from the outside world, Myanmar is a country rich in cultural and religious traditions. Most famous for its exotic temples, pagodas and monasteries, Myanmar is also remembered by travellers for the [...]

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