• Jordan's explorer: Osama Zyoud

    “Over the years I found out that tour leading is one of the best jobs in the world,” says Osama Zyoud, who’s approaching his ninth year of Peregrine service. With an encyclopedic knowledge of his home country, there’s no better man to show travellers around the incredible land of Jordan.

    Where are you from, and where do you live now?

  • An insight into Uzbek culture

    Uzbekistan is a jewel in Central Asia’s crown. Abundant with culture and natural resources, the country serves as a perfect example of the region’s enigmatic allure. Home to three of the most incredible cities in Central Asia – Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara – Uzbekistan also plays host to the type of natural wonders that leave travellers’ jaws gaping in awe.

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  • An insight into the Maasai Mara

    The Maasai Mara is a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people that live in Kenya and North Tanzania. They are one of the most well known local nomadic populations thanks to their distinctive customs and bright, striking dress.

    They also reside near a number of game parks in the Southeast African region, making them more accessible to travellers than other nomadic tribes in Africa. The Maasai Mara gladly welcomes visitors, allowing outsiders to get a rare insight into their everyday existence.

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  • Turkish treasures: Peregrine leader Ergun Akkan

    If you want to see the real Turkey, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone better to show it to you than Peregrine leader Ergun Akkan. The leader of seven years loves telling his family and friends about all the interesting people he meets on his trip – and Peregrine travellers love telling their family and friends about Ergun!

    How long have you been a Peregrine guide and how did you first get involved with Peregrine?

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  • The culinary secrets of Cambodia and Vietnam

    Vietnam is known for its culinary splendour. Delicate flavours, complimentary textures and fresh ingredients combine to create some of the most iconic dishes in South East Asia. In fact, Vietnamese cuisine is perhaps the region’s most alluring.

    But aside from Vietnam’s more popular exports - pho, bánh mì, vermicelli salads and summer rolls, our knowledge of local Vietnamese cuisine might be limited. The same goes, in an even broader sense, for the food of neighbouring Cambodia.

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  • 3 of Everest's most inspirational stories

    One of Mother Nature’s crowning achievements, Mount Everest serves as a constant reminder that the natural world’s magnificence is unrivalled. For those bold enough to tackle her, Everest also serves as a challenge, and stories of human triumph and tragedy are forever scrawled onto her sheer facades. Everest has been drawing explorers, adventurers and travellers to her for decades. And she will continue to do so.

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  • Local insight: 7 pearls of Burmese knowledge

    Documented, lauded and explained by the likes of Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell, on first glance Burma seems like a work of fiction. But once you look a little closer, it’s clear that this land is full of real experiences. Real beauty, history, people and culture. In spite of the country’s dramatic past, the locals are welcoming, gentle and good-natured.

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  • The pride of Peru: Renaldi Chacca

    After reading our chat with Renaldi Chacca, two things about him will become apparent: his unwavering love and pride for his home country, and his commitment to showing his travellers as much of it as he possibly can. Renaldi is the gold standard in everything Peregrine holds dear, and we are truly lucky to have him on board.

    Renaldi, how long have you been a Peregrine leader?

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  • Algeria: the next Burma?

    Peregrine's new Algeria itinerary has been a talking point among travellers for a few months now. Here, Peregrine Middle East and North Africa Destination Manager, Pete Miers, elaborates on what makes this country such a unique destination.

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