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Each Acanela tour is designed around an artisan. These artisans have incredible talents and abilities in diverse areas such as culinary arts, adventure guiding, or art & design - but lack the resources to monetize their skills. Our mission is to discover these men and women, help them develop as individuals, and empower them to build their own sustainable business enterprises. Each Acanela expedition incorporates instructional classes or expert services from these local artists. By traveling with Acanela, you give back to those who need it most.
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Take our word for it — Iceland should be on your bucket list! It’s a backpacker’s paradise, and best of all, it’s also family-friendly and safe for young adventurers. Reykjavik is the capital city with most of the country’s residents, and there are some amazing activities to do in the capital, but there are also great activities outside the city as well. Here are just a few of the top things to do in Iceland!
Costa Rica is a lush and vibrant country filled with colorful flora and fauna, friendly locals, and a lifetime of memories awaiting adventurous travelers. Known as the eco-tourism capital of the world, this destination offers tropical rainforests, stunning beaches, and an abundance of culture. But when is the best time to visit Costa Rica? We’ve got the answer here!
Considering visiting Tanzania? You are in for a real treat! But with so much excitement for the explorations to come, many travelers experience stress when figuring out what to pack for Tanzania. Luckily for you, we have broken it down and provided all of the Tanzania packing essentials.
Dreaming of swimming with humpback whales? Here’s why you should head to Vavaʻu, an island group in the Kingdom of Tonga, to spend time in the water with these gentle giants!
Between its diverse culture, breath-taking natural beauty, yummy cuisine, and rare wildlife, Ethiopia is the perfect destination for travelers looking for a range of different experiences in one trip. Without further ado, here are nine of the top things to do in Ethiopia.
When dreaming of white sand beaches, delicious food, and exciting adventures, the island of Zanzibar usually doesn’t come to mind. But, situated off the coast of Tanzania, this African archipelago stuns its visitors with its blue waters and kind local population. If you want to discover the best things to do while on island time, keep reading!
Not long ago, Bryan and his sister Celeste returned home from an Acanela Expedition to Cinque Terre. Together, they took cooking classes, swam in the Mediterranean, went cliff-jumping, and got to know a beautiful part of the world. The two siblings loved exploring Cinque Terre with Acanela, and Bryan told us that he would go back to Italy in a heartbeat. Here’s the full account of the trip — as told by Bryan.
Have you always dreamed of seeing some of the world’s rarest animals in the wild? If you love discovering uncharted land, hiking through dense foliage, and coming face to face with wildlife, then gorilla trekking through Uganda should be at the top of your bucket list. But what should you pack for such a life-changing trip?
Traveling to Italy is a culturally immersive experience. Everywhere you turn, your eyes feast on magnificent architecture, you can hear the beautiful language, and your mouth waters with every bite of pappardelle. While you could spend your days soaking up the Italian sun and licking gelato, you may crave a more local experience. After you’ve toured the Colosseum and visited a vineyard, you can (and should!) connect with artisans and learn from their expertise.
Often overlooked by neighboring Peru, Chile, and Argentina, Bolivia has remained somewhat of a hidden gem in South America. However, with its incredibly diverse landscapes, rugged natural beauty, and rich cultural traditions, Bolivia is a beautiful country full of adventure (and not very many tourists!).
But we do not have to work too hard to convince you; Bolivia’s beauty speaks for itself! Continue reading below to see for yourself all of the incredible things that Bolivia has to offer!