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As we bid farewell to another remarkable year, we take a journey back through the travels that shaped our 2023. This year has been a kaleidoscope of destinations, each contributing its own vibrant hues to the canvas of both our memories and the ones of our travellers.
We proudly achieved over 30 successful departures across these popular itineraries: 'Balkan Kaleidoscope - 8 Balkan Countries in 14 Days,' 'Caucasus Explorer - Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan,' and 'The 5 Stans - Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan.'
Our adventure tours on the Balkans attracted more travellers than ever and in the past year, we saw a huge growth in interest in the following tours: Balkan Cycling (Bulgaria); Rila-Pirin Mountain Trek (Bulgaria); The Best of Halkidiki On A Bike (Greece); Balkan Village Trek (8 days progressive ride in Teteven Balkan area)
When it comes to our off-the-beaten-path destinations, we are proud to have successfully completed over 20 departures across these tours: Senegal and The Gambia: A Cultural and Wildlife Odyssey; South America's Forgotten Corner - Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana; Iraq - A Journey to the Cradle of Civilization; Angola Highlights; Ghana, Togo, Benin - Voodoo and Tribal Festivals and others.
As we close the chapter on 2023, our hearts are filled with gratitude for all the people that trusted us and shared their adventures with us. Here's to the countless miles traveled, the lessons learned, and the adventures that await us in the new year.

Below you will find more information about these tours and the next departures: 


The 5 Stan-s - Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan 2230 , 21 Days

The 5 Stan-s - Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan

Follow in the footsteps of Genghis Khan as you delve into the vast deserts, rolling steppe, fertile...
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Photo Diary: Afghanistan Tour (Kabul, Herat, Bamiyan, Band-e Amir, Mazar-I-Sharif and Other)

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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...