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Founding director of toucanmoon, Debra has many years’ experience in the travel industry and has held director-level positions in several high-profile international companies.

Exciting Changes At Year-Round Luxury Eco-Lodge In Argentina’s Lake District

Bristol, 08 December 2019:  Swoop Patagonia is delighted to announce a range of new all-inclusive adventure and wellness holidays at its favourite full-board accommodation in the Argentinean Lake District.  Having recently re-opened following extensive renovation work and the addition of new luxury yurts, Estancia Peuma Hue, or ‘Place of Dreams’ in the native Mapuche language, offers a selection of outdoor activities, all of which are now guided, together with mindfulness, …

  • Posted: December 8, 2019
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New Year Adventure: Follow In The Footsteps Of The Great Antarctic Explorers

Christchurch, New Zealand, 5 December 2019:  Just a few hundred travellers each year have the opportunity to cross the Southern Ocean from New Zealand in order to experience one of the most remote, least spoilt areas remaining on our planet: the magnificent frozen white continent of Antarctica. This great privilege is only open to a limited number of tourists travelling on a handful of specialist cruises, which include Heritage Expeditions’ 30-day In the Wake …

  • Posted: December 5, 2019
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Small-Ship Photographic Expeditions See Norwegian Arctic In The Best Light

Bristol, 27 November 2019:  Late season voyages to Svalbard in the Norwegian Arctic offer ideal light conditions in which novice and expert photographers alike may capture images of the unusual icy landscapes and captivating wildlife.  Specialist polar tour operator Swoop (tel:  0117 369 0296; https://www.swoop-arctic.com) is offering two 10-day, small-ship expeditions to the Svalbard archipelago during September 2020 to take advantage of the amazing light.  Both trips are for just 12 …

  • Posted: November 27, 2019
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What’s New From Swoop Patagonia in 2019/20

Bristol, 18 November 2019:  Specialist tour operator, Swoop Patagonia has expanded its range of tours to this fascinating region of South America, adding a selection of brand-new guided itineraries which avoid many of the regular tourist routes in favour of little-visited areas, allowing travellers to immerse themselves in the real Patagonia.

The four-day ‘Atlantic to Andes’ guided road trip takes participants off-the-beaten track into the wilds of Welsh Patagonia, to explore …

  • Posted: November 18, 2019
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See More Icebergs Than People On Greenland Kayaking Getaway

Bristol, 6 November 2019:  Despite being the largest island on the planet, Greenland continues to retain a quiet air of serenity, offering the opportunity to enjoy an authentic wilderness escape in the midst of spectacular icy scenery, inhabited by seals, whales, caribou, arctic fox and hare.

For adventure lovers hoping to visit the island’s most scenic waters, specialist tour operator, Swoop Arctic, welcomes both experienced and novice kayakers to join its …

  • Posted: November 5, 2019
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Heritage Expeditions To Cross Russian Arctic’s Iconic Northeast Passage

Christchurch, New Zealand, 22 October 2019:  Following the first-ever back-to-back transit of the Northern Sea Route in 2017 by small-group polar cruise operator, Heritage Expeditions, the conservation-focused company has announced that it will be returning to the Russian Arctic’s Northeast Passage in the summer of 2020.  Departing on 23rd August and travelling east from Anadyr to Murmansk, the epic 27-day expedition cruise will retrace the route of legendary Swedish polar explorer, Adolf …

  • Posted: October 21, 2019
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Visit New Zealand’s Subantarctic Islands for A Genuine Wilderness Experience

Christchurch, 9 October 2019:  Small-ship cruise company, Heritage Expeditions, offers a selection of responsible travel options for travellers wishing to explore the Subantarctic islands, including a special partnership voyage with New Zealand’s Department of Conservation, where tourism is restricted to protect the richness and diversity of the flora and fauna and to ensure a genuine wilderness experience for small groups of visitors.

Located in the great Southern Ocean to the south and east of …

  • Posted: October 9, 2019
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Fat Biking In West Greenland Through Pristine Arctic Landscapes

Bristol, 30 September 2019:  Keen cyclists looking for ultimate bragging rights can really step up a gear on Swoop-Arctic’s six-day fat biking adventure across West Greenland in the Arctic Circle.  Relatively few people have taken on the 160km challenge from the icecap of Kangerlussuaq to Sisimiut on the coast.

Comprising five full days traversing Greenland’s wilderness, the expedition takes in rugged tundra and pristine, snow-covered landscapes, as well as the stunning …

  • Posted: September 30, 2019
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Expedition Voyage Demystifies Coastal Chilean Patagonia’s Beauty and Cultural Complexity

London, 11 September 2019: Small ship expedition cruise specialist, One Ocean Expeditions (OOE) celebrates the end of an exceptional cruise season to the Canadian Arctic and a series of new destinations. The new collection of voyages began earlier this year with a March departure of a sensational Chilean Fjords Explorer voyage.

Sailing along the western coast of Chilean Patagonia from Ushuaia, Argentina to the city of Valparaiso, Chile, the 14-day Chilean …

  • Posted: September 11, 2019
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Strong Chance of Seeing Polar Bears During New Russian Arctic Luxury Adventure Cruise

Bristol, 9 September 2019:  Following the news earlier this year of a mass invasion by polar bears in a village on the remote Russian archipelago of Novaya Zemlya, experts are suggesting that these iconic Arctic creatures are likely to spend more time on land as the sea ice, which they usually inhabit, continues to melt, increasing the opportunities to view them in the wild.

Arctic cruise specialist, Swoop (tel:  0117 369 …

  • Posted: September 9, 2019
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