Sunday, February 5, 2012

Toucan Play at that Game

First up today I'd like to introduce you to Borneo Eco Tours. Click on this link to see their website Borneo really has something for everyone - beaches, jungle, mountains, wildlife, caves, culture, history, markets and great food. A little while ago I sampled a Borneo Eco Tours wildlife expedition. Their organisation was superb, everything ran so smoothly. There were great little side trips to markets, a wonderful trip to the foot of Mount Kinabalu, a boat ride from Sandakan to one of the nearby islands to see turtles laying their eggs and a trip to the Sepilok Orang Utan sanctuary which was actually much better than I expected. The highlight for me though was a boat trip up the Kinabatangan River to Sukau River Lodge. Here we saw wild orang utans, gibbons, monkeys and crocodiles as well as the most beautiful birds.
The lodge itself was a treat. Very comfortable rooms and nice food served on a large deck overlooking the river. Twice a day we were taken out on a motor boat to spot wildlife. We came across evidence of the elusive forest elephants but sadly were unable to find them. They are there though, so perhaps you'll have more luck than we did. The tour finished with another lovely boat trip back to Sandakan where we were given a city tour which included the very moving World War Two death march memorial set on the site of the old prisoner of war camp.

Here in Australia we are very fortunate to have some amazing wilderness and wildlife right on our doorstep. My very favourite bit of Australia is situated in the far north of the huge state of Western Australia. The Kimberley region. Scenic Tours offer top of the range accommodation and more inclusions than you can poke a stick at. Take a look at this tour for example. It starts in beautiful Broome and ends in Cosmopoltan Darwin. You'll see some stunning scenery in between and in some comfort too. There are of course many other options for touring this wonderful region. For more options just give me a call or drop me an email. Just remember though, the best time to visit the Kimberley is May-September when it's warm to hot and dry, October to April can be very hot and wet. Most tours don't operate during this period.

Our final destination for today is South America. Peru to be exact, and Toucan Travel have a fantastic tour which encompasses a variety of modes of travel and accommodation, allowing you to get a real feel for the diversity of this colourful nation. Get to to grips with the mountains, the jungle, the deserts and the culture. What a wonderful experience, and better still, Toucan Travel are offering 15% off at the moment.
Click on this link for details.

For further information on any of the products featured or to make a booking, please call me - Peter Emery on 0449 689 447. Alternatively call Ucango Travel on 1300 822 646 and be sure to ask for me by name, or just drop me an email.

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