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Tucan Travel
Tucan Travel

Tucan Travel

4.1/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in London, England
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TOURS
185
AGE RANGE
18-65
RESPONSE RATE
100%
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Tour of the Year  South American

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  • Authentic travel experiences
  • 60% of travellers are solo passengers
  • Established for 30 years
  • Travelling with like minded people

Tucan Travel is an adventure tour company which offers group travel across the world. Originally starting in 1987, they were one of the first South American tour companies, with the company name taken from the well known South American bird, the Tucan. Tucan Travel ...

Tucan Travel is an adventure tour company which offers group travel across the world. Originally starting in 1987, they were one of the first South American tour companies, with the company name taken from the well known South American bird, the Tucan. Tucan Travel offers different types of travel, their own custom built trucks for overland trips, and guaranteed departures on certain dates. It is this combination of factors, as well as being started by some adventurous people, that allows travelers a deeper understanding of the world, and gives those travelers an opportunity to see and experience places outside of the norm.

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374 Tucan Travel Reviews

Excellent
54%
Good
27%
Average
13%
Rather Poor
4%
Bad
2%
Accommodation
4 / 5
Transportation
4 / 5
Meals
4 / 5
Value for money
4 / 5
Guide
4.5 / 5
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  • NW
    Classic Colombia
    4.0 - Good
    Written on February 17, 2019
    A very good overview of Colombia. I’d recommend the trip.
  • AH
    Costa Rica Encompassed
    3.0 - Average
    Written on February 10, 2019
    Great itinerary. Loved the small group size. Food was really good but more expensive than I anticipated. Hotel in San Jose was very nice, accommodations went…
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  • DM
    Classic Myanmar
    4.0 - Good
    Written on February 10, 2019
    Myanmar is a lovely country and well worth a visit. The sights, especially round Bagan were world class. There was a good mixture of local transport and private…
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  • DP
    Bolivia, Chile & Argentina
    4.0 - Good
    Written on February 9, 2019
    The guide, Ingrid, was excellent. The accommodation somewhat hit and miss. Some very basic while other hotels were good. The food included was tasty. The highl…
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  •  reviewer 5
    Colombia Express
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on February 8, 2019
    A nice taste of Colombia. Be sure to arrive in Cartagena a day or 2 before the tour to enjoy what it has to offer!
  •  reviewer 6
    Patagonia Adventure
    2.5 - Average
    Written on February 3, 2019
    Overall the tour was acceptable but this was due to the group. This can change significantly however and as far as Tucan travel goes there is a lot of room for …
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    Tucan Travel commented on this review
    Hi Justin, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We take all feedback, positive and negative seriously and will pass on your recommendations to our Latin America operations team. We use locally owned accommodation that is close to the main sights in order to maximise the time spent in each destination. We are pleased you would overall recommend this tour and wish you the best for your travel plans in the future.
  •  reviewer 7
    Andes to Rio
    1.0 - Bad
    Written on January 29, 2019
    The tour was a disappointment from start to finish. Several days were spent spent 14/15hours stuck on the overland truck and then expected to cook for everyone.…
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  • SY
    Inca Highlights
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on January 29, 2019
    Excellent and professional guide, helpful and knowledgeable. Good itin design gave very nice cultural experience.
  • SY
    La Paz to Santiago
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on January 29, 2019
    Excellent guide, professional, helpful and knowledgeable. Detail and considerate design on itin with good cultural experience.
  • IT
    Bangkok to Singapore
    2.5 - Average
    Written on January 28, 2019
    I am very sad to give this trip such a bad review. unfortunately this was by far the worst group trip I have ever made. A good third of the hotels we visited we…
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    Tucan Travel commented on this review
    Hi Irene, thanks for getting in touch and we are sorry that you did not enjoy your tour. We take all feedback, both positive and negative seriously and have investigated your complaints. In regards to your comment regarding a third of the hotels, we use 8 hotels on this trip. The hotels we use are chosen on their location to the main sights as well as being clean and comfortable. If you would like to provide further feedback to the exact hotels in question we can look into this further. You can contact us via feedback@tucantravel.com. In relation to missing itinerary details - we have studied the Daily Reports from the Tour Leader as well as looked at past feedback from other passengers on this tour and all of the included excursions as listed in the itinerary on the website were included. If you can give us more details about which ones were missing we can look into this for you further and investigate what happened. We are sorry that you would not travel again with us but please contact us at feedback@tucantravel.com and we can look at your complaints in more detail.

About Tucan Travel

Tucan Travel is an adventure tour company which offers group travel across the world. Originally starting in 1987, they were one of the first South American tour companies, with the company name taken from the well known South American bird, the Tucan. Tucan Travel offers different types of travel, their own custom built trucks for overland trips, and guaranteed departures on certain dates. It is this combination of factors, as well as being started by some adventurous people, that allows travelers a deeper understanding of the world, and gives those travelers an opportunity to see and experience places outside of the norm.

Tucan Travel videos

  • Colombia Encompassed
  • Ultimate Travel Guide: Canada
  • Japan: The Ultimate Travel Guide
  • Antarctica
  • Sri Lanka
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  • The Amazon Jungle from Peru
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Iceland: The Ultimate Travel Guide
  • On The Road with Tucan Travel, Africa
  • Machu Picchu
  • Cusco, Lima
  • Main Page Video
  • The Road to Rio Carnival Day 5
  • The Road to Rio Carnival Day 4
  • The Road to Rio Carnival Day 2
  • The Road to Rio Carnival Day 3
  • South East Asia with Tucan Travel
  • TourRadar presents Ganga Aarti at Varanasi
  • TourRadar presents Aït Benhaddou
  • TourRadar presents The Imperial Cities
  • TourRadar presents Ella to Kandy by Train
  • TourRadar presents Sigiriya Rock
  • TourRadar presents Chiang Mai
Colombia Encompassed

Tucan Travel Benefits

Over 4000 Guaranteed Departures

Tucan Travel offers guaranteed departures, meaning that the trip will definitely go ahead on the date that it is scheduled to. These guaranteed departures will never be cancelled for lack of participation, and all guaranteed departures will run unless there is a natural disaster, operational issue or other similar event that is beyond Tucan Travels power. Tucan Travel has listened to their customers, and that is why they have made the guaranteed departures so important. They understand that the guaranteed departures mean that there is more confidence when booking a tour, and so they offer over 4000 guaranteed departures across a variety of tours.

Group Travel

Tucan Travel has a huge range of group tours meaning you can see the world with other like-minded people. Over 60% of bookings are solo passengers, and they do not offer a compulsory single supplement on the majority of these group tours. Many trips include excursions to the region's highlights, however there is also some free time built in for people who want their own flexibility when exploring destinations.

Custom Trucks on Overland Tours

On overland tours in Africa and in some parts of South America, Tucan Travel’s range of overland trucks have been custom-built to get passengers from A to B comfortably. They cover vast distances and are ideal for passengers wanting to see regions where public transport cannot access. All trucks include plenty of storage, power sockets, front-facing seats and even a games and book library.

Why Tucan Travel?

Travel Experience

Tucan Travel have the experience and the variety of tours to accommodate travellers from all over the globe. By offering different styles of travel, as well as a great balance between quality and value, Tucan Travel are famous for the trips they take their travelers on.

Modular, Flexible Itineraries

Their modular itineraries mean that there is flexibility for doing all or part of the tours, and the trips are run by their expert tour leaders, with all the local knowledge to make your trip memorable.

Tucan Travel Ships

  • MV Ushuaia
    MV Ushuaia
    The MV Ushuaia is a very well appointed and ice-strengthened polar vessel which provides a great value, comfortable and engaging way to e… Read more
    Built
    1970 (renovated in 2013)
    Guests
    84
    Crew
    38
    Length
    84 m/276 ft
    Width
    15.54 m/51 ft
    Staterooms
    46
    Gross Tonnage
    2923 gt
    Beam
    15 m/49 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 knots
    Draft
    5.48 m/18.08 ft
  • MY Coral I
    MY Coral I
    The Coral I and Coral II are sister yachts cruising the same itineraries side-by-side in the Galapagos Islands. Coral I is a 36-passenger… Read more
    Built
    2004 (refurbished in 2016)
    Guests
    36
    Crew
    11 Crew members + 1 Cruise Director + 3 multilingu
    Length
    40m/131ft
    Width
    8.5m/28ft
    Electricity
    110V
    Cruising Speed
    12 knots
    Engines
    Two John Deere 6125SFM75 engines, each one of 610H
  • MY Coral II
    MY Coral II
    The Coral I and Coral II are sister yachts cruising the same itineraries side-by-side in the Galapagos Islands. Coral I is a 36-passenger… Read more
    Built
    2006 (refurbished in 2017)
    Guests
    20
    Crew
    9 Crew members + 1 Cruise Director + 2 multilingua
    Length
    34.4m/113ft
    Width
    6.3m/20.8ft
    Electricity
    110V
    Cruising Speed
    12 knots
    Engines
    Two John Deere 6125SFM75 engines, each one of 610H

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Tucan Travel Story & History

Established in 1987 as one of the first ever South America adventure tour companies, Tucan Travel are experts in adventure travel. They now operate group tours in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Antarctica with over 400 itineraries online. Passengers who book with Tucan Travel can be confident that the itinerary has been designed with adventure travel in mind. Whether they are travelling on public transport or onboard their custom overland trucks, each tour is committed in offering passengers a genuine travel experience.

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