The ancient ruins of Machu Picchu is one of the wonders of the world, visited every day by thousands of people. The Cusco Tourism Board (DIRCETUR) has just announced that it will be implementing a new entrance program, in order to regulate crowds and preserve this historic attraction.
If you are thinking of traveling in 2018 and are not sure where to go, Namibia is a must see destination. 2017's group safari dates are already sold out and we are excited to share that the extremely popular Ultimate Namibia Group Safari itinerary will be offered for 2018. With only 7 guests max, this is one of the most intimate group option.
This group safari has multiple departure dates from February through December, 2018 and incorporates a wide variety of activities, destinations and unique lodging over 10 days. Travelers will have the chance to experience the magnificent and memorable country of Namibia in their own very personal way. Throughout the itinerary, you will be led by an experienced and professional safari guide, who will introduce you to the unique wonders of this country and showcase the best of the best, without any stress.
With the permits for the Inca Trail flying off the shelf, those travelers determined to trek are now seeking alternative hiking options. Over the last few years, we have been developing alternative trails that showcase different aspects of the Andes, rarely seen on the traditional Inca Trail. Local Villages, majestic peaks and zero crowds, these are all elements that are enticing to any true adventure trekker.
Since August 2015, Global Basecamps travelers visiting Cambodia have been partaking in our Clean Water Project in the small village of Kampong Khleang, just an hour outside of Siem Reap. We partnered with Waves for Water to provide clean drinking water to families within the community. To this date, our travelers have brought and helped install a compact water filtration system to 78 families. Our target by the end of summer is to provide clean water to all 105 families within the village, only 27 to go!
Take a step off the beaten path as you venture into the enchanting landscapes of Namibia. Open, empty spaces punctuated by desert wildlife are the menu here. Endless, beautiful deserts blend dramatically into the Atlantic Ocean, creating some of the world’s most unique, windswept coasts and habitats for Africa’s animals. Desert species that can’t be found anywhere else in nature are strewn across the Namib and Kalahari Deserts alongside Africa's Big Five. Let the bucket listers have the well-trodden, tourist-y destinations, Namibia is for dreamers and explorers.