The tour was very good as it is well planned. The guide (Sergio) is also very good. The included tours were very good but it could be more (for example city tours-not optional) and the accomodation could be better. The best was the eco lodge at tayrona area and the anacaona at st.augustin. The worse the park hotel at Santa Marta (even at very good position). Very good transportation, all on time and good conditions. Some details spoil the final result and the first impression at the airport was really very bad -waiting the driver and paid 20 euros for that (it isn;t for a reliable company)."
Travel addicts Pip and Liliana Tyler founded one of the first ever South American adventure tour companies in 1987 and named their business Tucan Travel, after the famous South American bird with its traditional Spanish spelling. As their reputation for offering excellent adventurous public transport tours spread and demand increased, the Tylers decided to expand and joined forces with fellow tour operator Matt Gannan in 1997, and with his fleet of expedition vehicles the company started pioneering many of the first over landing routes in South America.
Tucan Travel owns a fleet of comfortable, modern Mercedes Benz custom-built vehicles which comply with European emissions standards and are well equipped to deal with the demands of the varied terrain on tour. The company is committed to offering exciting and adventurous itineraries while encouraging responsible travel practices on the road and in its offices. We offer our clients the opportunity to offset the carbon emissions of our tours and pledge to reduce our company emissions by managing our energy efficiently and offsetting business travel. Overland adventure travel is comfortable, safe and exciting for people of all ages, cultures and fitness levels. Why not share the adventure with us?
Why book with Us
We take great care to ensure that our tours are the best value for money in the business, and we know that outstanding value means ensuring that all of the ingredients are right, not just the price. Many of the inclusions in our tours are the result of years of careful research to get the right balance of quality and adventure that is best suited to our travellers.
Whether you want to travel on local transport with chickens or hightail it across the rugged countryside on a powerful, modern and mighty overland truck, or choose your own personalized itinerary, Tucan Travel has a travel style for you. We also give you the choice of travelling with a group size that suits your travel personality.
We aim to provide you with all the essentials to make your adventure travel trip as relaxing and easygoing as possible - the rest is up to you. Most Tucan Travel tour leaders speak some of the local language so they will be able to navigate through every situation smoothly and comfortably. In many places you'll have the choice to explore with new friends or discover the destination independently if you wish.
All of our staff are carefully selected and trained to ensure that you are in the best hands, leaving you free to sit back, relax and enjoy your adventure travel holiday. They are friendly people chosen for their great personalities, passion for adventure travel, invaluable local knowledge and resourcefulness to overcome the occasional setback - probably without you noticing there even was one. Our adventures use a combination of different styles of leadership in order to maximize your enjoyment and experiences.
The support of expert road crew is especially important in countries where the language and culture is very different from our own. Tucan Travel tour leaders know our destinations very well, and are adept at getting the very best out of the destinations we visit. This means everything from back street restaurants serving delicious, cheap local food, to pointing out interesting sites to see and places to visit along the way.