Tucan Travel

Adventure travel specialist with over 30  years experience. Good budget tour options at unbeatable prices, from one week to three months in length! 

We are an award-winning Adventure Travel tour operator, with over 30 years’ experience operating small group tours. Our Worldwide Adventures are for those aged between 18-65 whilst our Adventures for 20s & 30s are specifically for those aged between 18-39.

We have over 400 itineraries online with tours in Latin America, North America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Antarctica. We also have a global reservation team with offices in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.

The transport on our tours is chosen to best suit the region. In Africa and Patagonia you will be travelling on-board our custom built overland trucks, whilst many of our other tours use local public transport to get you from A to B. This includes public buses, overnight trains and regional flights. On our Adventures for 20s & 30s in South America you will be travelling purely on-board our overland trucks.

We also have a dedicated Tailor-made department. They can create bespoke itineraries in Latin America and Asia with 3-5 star accommodation on offer for those that appreciate their creature comforts. You can choose your desired dates as well as any specific itinerary highlights that you would like to include.

Some of our most popular tours include the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru, Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and seeing Chichén Itzá in Mexico.

Whatever your plans, contact us for the best value tours and - we look forward to hearing from you!


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Tucan Travel Reviews

I would definitely recommend a tour with Tucan to anyone

I booked a 12 day adventure tour of Patagonia with Tucan where I saw extraordinary landscapes and experienced something different every day, from the setting and climate to the activities and culture, and this tour certainly packed it all in.

Our guide was knowledgeable, always catering to our needs and organised plenty of group meals outside of our activities to get to know the group. We were always constantly made aware of the implications and risks for the activities and on the bus, mainly to protect us.

The experience and excursions on this tour provided endless fun and incredible memories which will be cherished, it was almost faultless. Although the experience paid for itself, we did struggle at times to work out where our 900 pounds was going towards. The hotels were often basic, the food on drive days was simple and the adding the rest up still left a large amount unaccounted for. Depending on your budget, this may not be the company for you.

Despite some limitations, this tour was *cringe* once in a life-time. To be able to remove the hassle and stress and just enjoy the ride was incredible.

By: Emily
Nationality: British
Age: 24

Delta and Deserts!

I did a Delta and Deserts tour with Tucan Travel back in February. It was an amazing trip, over landing from Zambia through Botswana, Namibia and finishing in South Africa, so pretty epic!

We had great tour leaders and driver, fun loving and knowledgeable about the places, people and wildlife we were meeting along the way.

I had a fantastic group, a real mix of nationalities and ages which made the trip even more special for me.

I was completely blown away by the beauty of Africa, and the tour was well paced, a couple of long drive days but the rewards were always worth it. The Tucan 'truck' was a very social space and the leaders encouraged us to move seats, socialise and play games to get to know the group.

Stand out highlights for me were the walking safari and mokoro canoes in the Okavango Delta and watching the sunrise at Dune 45 in the Namibian desert.

Three weeks, four countries - this really is an epic trip!

By: Aneesa
Nationality: British
Age: 39

Tangos, Deserts and Incas

I went on a month long tour through Peru, Bolivia and Argentina. We covered a lot of ground and saw some beautiful cities in the time we had. Some of the accommodations were particularly basic. My stay in Buenos Aires particularly left me with many bug bites. The overland truck was a great way to travel, since it made costs very reasonable and were able to appreciate the diverse landscape.

The local fee is something that still confuses me and many others on tour. It can be stressful to have to carry that much cash, specifically in American currency (which is a hindrance for foreigners) and I'm not quite sure where the money goes. The food we eat on the road is basic and often just not what I would ever want to eat. I'd prefer to be allowed to do my own shopping for food instead.

The cities that were chosen for our stay, at times seemed unnecessary. We spent more days camping in random towns where there is literally nothing to do and less time in bustling cities. Our tour guides recommended we paid a bit extra to stay in one particular city and take a day off from camping and I was so grateful for this change. The extra cost was only about $10 and was incredibly worth it.

Overall it's great for budget travel, but perhaps look into other tour companies beforehand. They do have many routes that other companies don't, so that might be a big deciding factor for you.

By: Charlotte
Nationality: USA
Age: 27

Fantastic company

We travelled with Tucan over June/July of 2017 and did southern africa. It was amazing and they were so helpful with everything. We really felt like we saw the best of africa during these 19 days and it was a trip of a lifetime. I would definitely recommend these guys, for their knowledge, planning and overall price.

By: Melissa
Nationality: Australian
Age: 22

Tucan Adventures in Peru

I am a travel agent so finding the right company for the right destination is highly important and I can't recommend Tucan Travel enough for adventure trips in Peru! My recent trip was a fast tracked blended experience of both brands but it was the perfect combination to get a feel for both styles of travel. The local tour leaders are incredible and truly made the trip. The value for money was excellent and i was really impressed with the standard of accommodation!

By: Emily
Nationality: Australian
Age: 25

Tucan in colombia

Tucan operated a very interesting trip across Colombia. Stayed at central, locally run hotels. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. Orientation tours in each city. Free time too to explore at your own pace and given ideas how to spend your time. Would recommend tucan to travel with

By: Daniel
Nationality: British
Age: 36

Great experience, basic tour

I did a 10 day tour of Patagonia. The tripnitself was amazing, out Tucen tour leader and driver were fantastic - very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. But it was apparent that a lot of things were done "on the cheap" on the tour to keep costs down. The food provided during our three nights camping in Torres del Paine was essentially slop and was a huge disappointment. I could only stomach one meal and even then I had to wash it down with a lot of liquids. It was clear to me why this tour was so much cheaper than tours offered by other companies
One of the guides on this part of the tour (not a Tucan employee, but an external guide) made some very inappropriate comments and suggestions to me which made me feel very uncomfortable. I later became aware that he had done the same with another female traveller. I mentioned this to my tour leader at the time and also reported this in my feedback to Tucan after the tour. It took Tucan 2 weeks to acknowledge my feedback and when they did I received a rather disappointing response which essentially said that they wouldn't do anything about my situation, but would ask their tour leaders to keep an eye on that guide in the future.

By: Charlotte
Nationality: British
Age: 33

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