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Upcoming trips 2018 : Cuba - Iceland - Vietnam/Cambodia - Thailand - Morocco!
• What we'll do Amazing upcoming trips in 2018! See below for some details. If interested in any of these trips or if you have questions, message me (Rebecca)! ----- CUBA (9 days/8 nights) : Small groups usually between 5-10 people and mostly solo travelers. Local and authentic trips with stays in Cuban privately-run B&B style accommodations. - Next trip is June 30 - July 8 -- 6 SPOTS LEFT! - (May 26 - 30 trip is closed!) ----- ICELAND (10 days/9 nights) : Iceland is “The Land of Fire and Ice”. The dates for this trip coincide with an optimal time to view the Northern Lights. - September 29 - October 8, 2018 ----- VIETNAM & CAMBODIA (15 days/14 nights) : From the bustling city capitals of Phnom Phen and Hanoi to deserted islands…so deserted that the show Survivor has a filming base here. Also explore the ancient city of Angkor that is slowly being devoured by the jungle and sail through Halong Bay. - October 28 - November 11, 2018 ----- GALAPAGOS ISLANDS CRUISE! Cruise + Quito (9 days/8 nights) : November 12 - November 21, 2018 *2 SPOTS LEFT!* -OR- Cruise + Mainland Ecuador Tour (13 days/ 12 nights) : November 8 - 20, 2018 *2 SPOTS LEFT!* ----- MOROCCO (12 days/11 nights) : Morocco's ancient medinas to the dunes of the Sahara will transport you back in time as you haggle for spices and textiles in the energetic souks, sleep under an immense blanket of twinkling stars in the Saharan sky, and caravan by camel into the desert. - November 8 - 19, 2018 ----- THAILAND FOR LANTERN FESTIVAL 2018! (15 days/14 nights) : Just in time for the mass lantern release in Chiang Mai, an awe inspiring sight as thousands of lanterns drift into the sky. Tickets are really hard to come by, but we have them! Also stay in some of the most amazing hotels you’ve ever see like a tree house Swiss Family Robinson style bungalow and floating lake house hotel! Did I mention that the massages are only $8 each?! - November 13 - 27, 2018 ----- MYANMAR (15 days/14 nights) : Myanmar has been shrouded in mystery for many travelers over the last half century and is much more than golden pagodas. We'll explore the diversity of Inle Lake, wander among fields filled with ancient pagodas in Bagan, visit the newly opened Chin State with many unique customs. - December 27, 2018 - January 10, 2019 ----- EASTERN CUBA (10 days/9 nights) : Travel the Cuba that few travelers get to see and the birthplace of the revolution. With its pristine beaches, charming colonial towns, and a captivating history, Eastern Cuba is full of fiercely proud people with an independent spirit. - February 3 -12, 2019 • What to bring • Important to know

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