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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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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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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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Chile: a wealth of adventure

  Holding a wealth of interest for the adventurer, Chile is an ideal travel destination for the natural history enthusiast and cultural traveler alike. Glaciers, rainforest, volcanoes, crystalline blue lakes, windy steppes and the driest desert on earth all converge to offer an unbelievable mix of topographies. But travelers will also encounter rich cultures among [...]

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Hiking and history Croatia and Montenegro

Situated at the crossroads of Central Europe and the Mediterranean Sea, Croatia is blessed with enough topnotch attractions to guarantee the visitor an unending succession of highlights. Cultural treasures include stunning Roman, Renaissance and Baroque architecture, superb wines and cuisine, storybook castles, rich folk music traditions and impressive museums and galleries. Natural history and hiking [...]

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Slovenia’s must-see natural and historic attractions

Slovenia, in the heart of Europe, is a lush and picturesque nation renowned for its cultural and biological diversity.  Bordering Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Croatia to the south and southeast and Hungary to the northeast, Slovenia covers 7,827 square miles. Tucked within Slovenia’s remarkable landscapes are over 4,300 miles of hiking [...]

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