Home to some of the world’s most exceptional natural attractions like the Namib and Damarland Deserts, Etosha National Park, and the elusive Skeleton Coast, Namibia earns a well-deserved spot on many bucket lists. While travelers familiar with the Africa often aim to visit during the dry season ( April-October) for desert wildlife viewing, the Green Season ( January-March ) actually provides an ideal set of conditions for a Namibian holiday.
By many measures, Mexico remains one of the most underappreciated countries for travelers seeking cross-cultural and enriching experiences in the Western Hemisphere, if not the world! Though it adjoins the southern border of the United States, Mexico remains a world away and invites us to visit, learn and expand our paradigm about this amazing country. A melting pot of numerous indigenous cultures and colonial history, amazing landscapes and fascinating biodiversity, and wonderful cuisine and arts, Mexico is the gem next door!
Argentina can seem like a bit of an obscure country to those of living up here in the Northern Hemisphere: it sits so far down there in South America, opposite the long, skinny country of Chile as they both reach to the very tip of the continent. But once we start talking about things like fine wine (think: Malbec), fine clothing representing fine nature (cue: Patagonia), and breathtaking waterfalls (the mighty Iguazu), this country may be more on our radar than we think!
Divided into four regions - North, Andes, Pampas, and Patagonia - each of these areas has its natural and cultural distinctions, but one thing is for sure: as the people of the countries we visit often become the very highlight, those of Argentina are no different and have unique cultural norms that inspire and delight. Let’s explore the ways of life we’ll encounter as we meet the locals on Argentina tours.
Southeast Asia has long been a sought after region for adventurous travelers seeking fascinating cultures far removed from those of the day-to-day Western way of life. While there are plenty of reasons to visit Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam -admirable and friendly people, dazzling islands, sumptuous cuisine - there is more to this region than just these destinations! To the west and north of these better worn travel paths lie Myanmar and Southern China, just waiting to share their beauty and wonder.
Mountain trekking brings with it nearly every thrill and delight that adventure travel can offer: exhilarating interactions with nature, honored visits to the homelands of traditional peoples, meeting other adventurers from every corner of the planet. Treks almost without exception max out the adventure meter, and Global Basecamps is thrilled to offer trail journeys at the best trekking destinations in the world!
However, all the highlights accounted for, mountain trekking is serious business. Many of us live the kind of active lifestyle that keeps us in pretty good shape, and also have some outdoor experience that has readied us for the kind of adventure that trekking offers. Others of us might appreciate a helping hand in learning about what mountain trekking is, how to prep for it, where some of the best destinations are, and so on. If this is the case, you’re in the right place - check out our Mountain Trekking (Intro) Guide!