10 May 2013

Travel The Unknown awarded best tour operator

UK

Travel The Unknown awarded a Top Tour Operator Award by Wanderlust magazine for 2013 with an approval rate of 98% from our customers votes. Thanks to all of our customers who took the time to vote. - David and Rahul

1 January 2012

Our Southern Colombia tour featured in Wanderlust Magazine

Colombia

Graeme Green visits Southern Colombia with Travel The Unknown. Read the article here.

3 November 2011

Destinations Show 2012

Come see us at the Destinations Show in Manchester (19th - 22nd of January 2012) at Manchester Event City, or in London (2nd - 5th 2012) at the Earl`s Court Exhibition Centre. Contact us if you would like some free tickets. We will send them out in the new year.

8 March 2011

Colombia Tourism Board Award

Colombia

Travel The Unknown has been recognised by Pro Export, the Colombian Tourism Board, for its services in the promotion of Colombia to the UK market in 2010.

11 December 2010

The Guardian

India

Travel The Unknown featured in the Guardian (Finding Nagaland: India`s FInal Frontier). Click here to read the full article.

18 October 2010

New Mexico Tours Launched

Mexico

Travel The Unknown launched 3 new Mexico tours today. The two main tours cover the Southern state of Oaxaca, a region of huge cultural diversity, and home to more indigenous cultures than anywhere else in Mexico, as well as an ancient and fascinating culture. As well as a cultural tour of the region taking in the main historical sites as well as rural life, phenomenal natural landscapes and traditional handicrafts markets, Travel The Unknown are also launching an exciting village trek option allowing guests to experience indigenous life first hand while directly supporting these communities in this exciting eco-project. Finally they are offering a short tour of one of the World`s greatest cities, Mexico City, as well as a visit to Teotihuacan, one of Mexico`s most famous archaeological sites and home to the largest ancient pyramid in the world, the incredible Temple of the Sun.

6 August 2010

Ladakh Flood Disaster

India

Ladakh - one of the most beautiful and remote parts of India, nestled in the Himalayas - has been hit by freak flash floods. Leh, the capital, has been declared a disaster zone and many villages have been wiped out by flood water and landslides. The situation is still critical with almost 200 dead and many still missing.

We are pleased to say that none of our group or support team were injured and we were able to put them on the first flight to Delhi as soon as flights had resumed. We have currently suspended our tours here until the region is safe to return to. The Ladakhis are strong, honest and humble people, and we wish them a speedy recovery from this horrific natural disaster. We will be sending a link shortly for donations to a NGO helping with relief work.

Click here to read the latest from BBC.

10 June 2010

Get Lost Magazine - Escapes

Colombia

Cartagena & The Carnival- featured as No.1 escape.
From violent to vibrant, former drug baron Pablo Escobar’s stomping ground is loaded with colour, culture, crazy-Colombian (locombian) charisma and cracking good times...

Click here to read more.

2 May 2010

Independent feature on Serbia

Serbia

Follow Adrian Mourby as he discovers Serbia beyond Belgrade. Click here to read the article. Details of our Serbia tours can be found here.

Guaranteed departure on our Devil`s Town & The Danube tour (7 days) leaves 28 August 2010. Book soon as places are limited.

26 January 2010

BBC documentary - on Living Root Bridges

India

Watch a clip on these incredible living bridges. See our tour here.

23 January 2010

NE India tour featured in the Independent

India

The extraordinary bridges over the Khasi river valleys are living works of art - by Jini Reddy

I was in the wettest place on earth: Cherrapunjee, a region in the verdant, little-visited north-eastern Indian state of Meghalaya. Now, though, the skies were a clear, brilliant blue. I`d come to trek to Cherrapunjee`s mysterious living-root bridges. These structures are as much works of art as examples of environmentally friendly bio-engineering. More

10 January 2010

Change in India visa rules

India

Foreign Office in India has introduced new regulations on tourist Visa with immediate effect which are as follows:

All travellers travelling on tourist visas to India must allow at least a 2 month gap before re-entering the country regardless of the purpose of their first visit.

Those transiting India en-route to visit a neighbouring country for tourism (i.e. Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Tibet, Pakistan, etc.) then returning to India for tourism must apply for a re-entry permit before they depart from their home country or re-arrange their travel to avoid transiting in India. In case the traveller does not apply for a re-entry permit from their home country, they will not be allowed to re-enter India.

We do not encourage any traveller to leave their home country without attaining the re-entry permit which must be obtained from the respective Indian Embassy of the specific country.

See http://in.vfsglobal.co.uk/ for the latest Indian visa requirements.

4 January 2010

Trade fairs

UK

Travel The Unknown will be participating at London`s premier travel trade fairs.

Adventure Travel Live from 29-31 January 2010 at the Royal Horticultural Halls (stand A19).

Destinations Show 2010 from 4-7 February 2010 at Earl`s Court (stand AA7).

22 November 2009

Cover feature in the Independent

Southern Colombia

Adrian Mourby embarks on our Southern Colombia Explorer tour and writes about his experiences in the Coffee Triangle. Click here to read the article.

1 November 2009

Featured in Lonely Planet

North East India

Recommended in Lonely Planet: North East India (2nd edition, 2009).

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Travel The Unknown is a UK based tour operator specialising in off the beaten track travel in some of the least explored places on Earth.

We are currently offering tours to North East India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya; Serbia, Syria and Colombia. Our off the beaten track tours are diverse and include tribal tours, cultural tours, Kaziranga safari trips, mountain trekking expeditions, village tours, Buddhist temple tours and camping in stunning remote places. We also offer festival tours including the Ras Festival in Majuli and many festivals in Arunachal Pradesh including Nyochum, Si-Doni, Losar, Tawang Torgya, and many more. In Colombia the Barranquilla festival is available.

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