• 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?

  • 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.

  • Image of the week: Havana

  • Capture the Arctic: tips from photographer Steve Davey

     
    Polar bear cubs | Photography by Steve Davey

  • Image of the week: the land before time

    Galapagos seal | Photo courtesy of Steve Mortimer

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  • Essential knowledge: Kruger National Park

    Kruger National Park is one of South Africa’s most remarkable nature reserves. Any tour through it is certain to result in some magnificent wildlife encounters, unforgettable camping experiences and, as clichéd as it sounds, memories to last a lifetime.  It’s home to the Big Five (lions, African elephants, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros), as well as 147 other species of large mammals. That’s more than any other African game reserve.

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