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Introducing Acanela Local Expeditions: Our Most Affordable Trips Yet

Introducing Acanela Local Expeditions: Our Most Affordable Trips Yet

If your travel dreams have always felt bigger than your bank account, we have good news for you. We’re excited to announce that we’re rolling out Acanela Local Expeditions —  affordable tours to some of the world’s most extraordinary destinations.

A Foodie's Guide to Bhutan

A Foodie's Guide to Bhutan

Welcome to Bhutan! Settled on the eastern side of the Himalayas, this Buddhist nation boasts breath-taking landscapes, historic architecture, and a climate that can range from bone-chilling to subtropical. And with these dramatic seasons and landscapes comes unique cuisine. The food eaten in Bhutan is a mix of Indian, Nepali, Tibetan, and local specialties. If you want to know how to feast in this country, this foodie’s guide to Bhutan is for you!

The Best Food in Sri Lanka

The Best Food in Sri Lanka

With beaches that seem to go on forever, stunning temples, and a friendly culture, Sri Lanka is a hidden gem that many people miss. Unmatched however, are the flavorful dishes that await you in Sri Lanka. From seafood, to curry, to everything in between, there are countless meals to try that will fill you up but leave you wanting more! Without further ado, here is some of the best food in Sri Lanka.

Learning from Artisans in Sri Lanka

Learning from Artisans in Sri Lanka

To visit Sri Lanka and not learn about its culture would be a huge disservice to the locals, whose way of life is absolutely fascinating. Acanela emphasizes human connection, and our artisans add the touch of humanity to make any trip unforgettable. Here are just a few of the incredible artisan experiences you’ll enjoy on our Sri Lanka expedition.

Best Time To Visit Nepal

Best Time To Visit Nepal

Nepal is a trekker’s wonderland, but the Himalayas aren’t the only reasons to visit this country. Its temples, culture, and wildlife — and yes, its mountains, too — make Nepal a dream destination for all. There are many amazing things to see in this country, but finding your best time to visit Nepal may depend on the season and the activities you’d like to participate in. 

Visiting Southeast Asia on a Budget

Visiting Southeast Asia on a Budget

Southeast Asia is one of the cheapest places in the world for travelers — so, when people talk about visiting Southeast Asia on a budget, they aren’t joking! Southeast Asia is often referred to as a backpacker’s paradise (also offering plenty of alternative accommodations if you want something a little less “backpackerish”). Here’s how to make the most of your travels (and your dollars) as you explore this region.

Destination Guide to Uzbekistan

Destination Guide to Uzbekistan

The name Uzbekistan carries with it an air of mystery. During our trip along the Silk Road, I was amazed to discover that three of the Silk Road’s most important cities lie in Uzbekistan: Khiva, Bukhara, and Samarkand. These cities were key stops for traders passing by with their caravans and camels loaded with silk, spices, and other items. Today, Uzbekistan is opening up to tourists — but get here quick, because this country is poised on the edge of mass tourism!