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Galapagos COVID-19 Update and New Entry Protocols

Galapagos COVID 19 update
Updated Monday 16 March 2020 FROM THE ECUADORIAN MINISTRY OF TOURISM: AS OF 11:59P SUNDAY 15 MARCH, FOREIGN CITIZENS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ENTER ECUADOR AS A MEASURE TO AVOID AND PREVENT THE TRANSMISSION OF THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), PER THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY OPERATIONS COMITEE (COE) THIS SATURDAY 14 MARCH. The measure applies to foreign passe...
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Reciprocal Learning though Responsible Tourism in Peru

Reciprocal Learning though Responsible Tourism in Peru
Wildland Adventures was founded on the principle that culturally and environmentally responsible travel can be a powerful force for change. Tourism should contribute to conservation and benefit local communities. As part of our community outreach, Wildland Adventures and our partners in Peru have begun to donate to Amantani in honor of guests who travel with us to Peru. Amantani is a non-governmental, non-profit organization (NGO) working to help indigenous Quechua children in the region of Cusco, Peru. This highly effective program provides safe housing, educational opportunities and cultural activities to children ages 7 to 18 years old. Amantani, "invites you to re-imagine the relationship between the world’s so-called poor and those in a position to help. It’s time...to move away from pity and assumptions of cultural superiority, towards reciprocal connections based on respect and mutual understanding". In the interest of reciprocity, one of the Amantani children, Yuri, would like to share...
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India Tourist Visa Enabled with Online Advance Application

India Tourist Visa Enabled with Online Advance Application
The once time consuming and complicated India visa process has been scrapped!! Whereas, until now, you had to send your passport to a visa service processor, U.S. citizens, and others, can simply apply for an Indian visa within 30 days of departure.    The advance online visa application will facilitate nationals of 43 countries to travel to India for tourism for a maximum stay of 30 days. The countries are USA and Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Djibouti, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kingdom of Tongo, Laos, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Niue, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Papua & New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Kiribati, Republic of Korea (i.e. South Korea), Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Nauru, Republic of Palau, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tuvalu, UAE, Ukraine, and Vanuatu.     You now apply for an Indian Visa from you home...
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Talk travel around the table this Thanksgiving

Talk travel around the table this Thanksgiving
What to talk about at Thanksgiving First off, Happy Thanksgiving! This holiday, before the kids leave the table or the guests turn on the game, start the conversation with something everyone loves to talk about...TRAVEL! We've put together a list of some handy questions to get the family talking and to find out what you're looking for on your next adventure. Maybe you want to search for tigers in India or take the family on our new Far-Flung Family Adventure in Costa Rica. Either way, we'd love to hear you and your family's thoughts on the matter. Come back after dinner (and dessert!), share what you've learned by filling out our travel survey and be entered to win a 32GB Ipad Mini 2. And since it's all about giving thanks, for every survey completed we'll make a donation to Doctors Without Borders. Start the Conversation If we could go any where...
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What's Happening in Africa

What's Happening in Africa
As Wildland's Africa Program Director I have some exciting news from Southern Africa and new opportunities to share.  South African Rand Exchange Rate: The ZAR is trading at nearly 10.5 to the dollar (up from 8 in 2012) offering some excellent opportunities in South Africa and Namibia, compared to 16-18% tax and permit fee increases on tourism related services in other popular safari destinations including as Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Flights: Refurbished airports and new flight schedules are making it easier to link up wildlife parks and to move throughout Africa. Here’s some important ones: Skukuza Airport (SZK) near Kruger National Park reopened making a direct and seamless connection between Cape Town and the famed private concessions bordering the park. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (VFA) is building a new runway that should be complete by April 2015 allowing for large aircraft opening up this vital gateway for better access to Zambia,...
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