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13.12.2017 13:51

The Easiest 7000m Peak to Climb

Lenin Peak is considered one of the less technical 7000 m peaks in the world to climb and it has by far the most ascents of any 7000 m or higher peak on Earth, with every year seeing hundreds of mountaineers make their way to the summit. Lenin Peak is the highest mountain in the Trans-Alay Range of Central Asia, and in the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan it is exceeded only by Ismoil Somoni Peak...


07.12.2017 16:23

Five Interesting Facts About Vietnam

 1. There is no exact date for the celebration of the New Year in the country. Every year this date varies depending on the moon. 2. Vietnam is the second largest rice supplier in the world. 3. The longest cable car in the world is located in Vietnam. It is positioned in a suburb of the city of Danang. 4. Only 10% of Vietnam's roads are asphalted. 5. Local people have no right to play in...


04.12.2017 13:11

5 Facts About Pamir Highway (M41)

1. In 1931 the USSR begins the construction of the Pamir highway aka M41. 2. The highway spreads over 2000km from Samarkand in Uzbekistan to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan. 3. Historians claim the the road through the mountains was a part of the famous Silk road and along the way we can see archaeological evidence that support that theory. 4. The temperature here may vary from...


30.11.2017 16:36

Do Not Underestimate Oman!

Often neglected by the travelers interested in the region, Oman is one of the few countries where the visitor can experience a genuine Arab culture without all the excessive wealth and ultramodern architecture typical for its neighboring countries. From the open desert landscapes of Wahiba Sands to the lively capital Muscat, Nizwa - the cultural capital of the country, and the Ras al Jinz turtle...


21.11.2017 14:29

Kotor: Montenegro's Adriatic Perl

The old town of Kotor is one of the prettiest ones on the Balkans. Unique combination of art, traditions, antic architecture and modern life share a peaceful existence there. The beauty of the town is so addictive, that once you visit it you want to go back again and again. Because of its history and well preserved buildings, churches, fortification system, no wonder Kotor is included in the...


14.11.2017 14:42

Elbrus: Inactive Volcano in the Caucasus Mountains

Have you ever dreamt to climb the highest peak in Europe and one of the Seven Summits? Our daily guaranteed departures can take you to Elbrus and you will enjoy the adventure, because it is one of the technically easiest of the higher peaks on the continent! You have two options: Climbing Mt. Elbrus from the North which is for lovers of the untouched nature – no cable cars, hotels and...


08.11.2017 13:57

Why Ethiopia should be topping Your Travel Bucket List

As the global travel market is offering more and more destinations across the globe, travelers are starting to appreciate more and more genuine places with cultures and landscapes still unaffected by the growing tourist flows inevitably affecting the authenticity and the lifestyles of the local communities. Thinking about destinations that are still fairly unaffected by the modern tourist flows...


30.08.2017 17:27

Djibouti - one of the smallest and least known countries

Travel to Djibouti and experience one of the smallest and least known countries, located in Eastern Africa. Experience the lakes, dormant volcanoes, mountains, and beaches, The White City, the capital, Day Forest National Park and much more. The land consists of large parts of the stone canopy, lava and volcanic highlands. Take a tour to the capital Djibouti city and experience their amazing...


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09.07.2024 16:01

Photo Diary: Afghanistan Tour (Kabul, Herat, Bamiyan, Band-e Amir, Mazar-I-Sharif and Other)

In today's article, we will take you on a virtual journey to a misunderstood land where ancient civilizations have left their mark on rugged mountains and sweeping valleys. Afghanistan, a land often overshadowed by conflict, unveils a strikingly different side to those who dare to look beyond the headlines. It's a place of profound beauty and cultural richness, a stark contrast to its war-torn...


27.06.2024 17:45

Everything you need to know about travelling to Afghanistan: Essential travel information (Q&A with our tour leaders and local guides)

Traveling to Afghanistan in 2024 is an adventure like no other. Despite its rocky past and current political situation, more tourists are starting to explore the country, thanks in part to the Taliban's push for tourism. Penguin Travel is leading the way, having successfully organized a few trips in the last year. Must-see spots include the stunning Bamyan Valley, the gorgeous Band-e-Amir...


17.06.2024 11:32

Best Trekking Trips to do in Europe This Fall: From the Lycian Way to Madeira's Marvels

As the leaves start to turn brown and the summer crowds dwindle, Europe transforms into a trekker's paradise. This fall, grab your hiking boots and explore some of the continent's most stunning trails on a self-guided adventure. Here are six must-visit trekking destinations that promise breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and unforgettable experiences. Lycian Way, Turkey The Lycian Way in...


13.06.2024 17:20

Everything you need to know about travelling to Syria in 2024: Essential travel information (Q&A with our tour leaders and local guides)

Syria welcomes you again! For many years, Syria has been in the midst of a civil war, making headlines on a regular basis. However, the country is now slowly returning to a state of peace and tranquility, and some areas are once again open to tourists. In 2022, we resumed our travel programs in Syria and are excited to have the opportunity to showcase all that the country has to offer to...