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vietnam 2017


Sailing a Junk to a Magical Land

AutoVenture’s trip to Halong Bay is just a 3.5-hour drive from Hanoi, but it may as well be a time machine. Sailing a junk across Vietnam’s Halong Bay, the view from your vessel is unlike anything you’ve seen before. It’s a page out of a storybook, with the bay’s limestone pillars poking through the reflecting blue water like the spines of a sea dragon’s back; and the site of the other junks traversing the bay harkens back to another century.

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rio 2016

Rio de Janeiro

Relish the revelry in Rio

There's no doubt you've caught a glimpse of Rio during this past week of Olympics excitement. As you can see, Rio de Janeiro is a top destination for adventurers who relish a party.

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prague 2016


Prague: AutoVenture takes you off the beaten path

In addition to its legendary coffee houses, cuisine and some of the finest beer you’ll never quaff, Prague offers an enchanting wonderland of history, culture and quirkiness. Thankfully, with an AutoVenture private, expert guide, you’ll get closer to the culture and enjoy some of the Czech capital’s more unorthodox charms.

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chile 2016


Uncovering the riches of Chile's wine country

With wine and scenery this delicious, you don’t need a pushy tour director trying to hurry you onto a smoky, idling bus. Your private AutoVenture guide keeps your itinerary as flexible as you wish it to be, so you can relax and relish in the riches of Chile’s wine country the way it’s meant to be enjoyed.

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berlin 2016


"Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall."

Those words, trumpeted in 1987 by U.S. President Ronald Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate, separating East and West Berlin, served as a capstone to the West’s long efforts to reunite a divided Germany. Twenty-nine months later, on November 9, 1989, East Germany opened the gate, and a reunited country dismantled the Berlin Wall, which had divided the people since 1961.

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Your private boat excursion

If Odysseus had to be tied to his ship’s mast to resist the seductive songs of Capri’s sirens, just imagine the effect this mythical island will have on you.

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south africa 2016

South Africa

Cross this off your bucket list

The only way folks could make this adventure any more exciting is if they could talk with the animals. AutoVenture’s three-day safari at Gorah Elephant Camp in South Africa captures the colonial flavor and wild safari sights of another age. Gorah is often described as an “Out of Africa” movie experience come to life.

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angkor wat


Sunrise over Angkor Wat

When touring the largest religious monument in the world, it’s best to arrive early. If you do, you’ll see dawn’s warm hues paint a canvas for the lotus-shaped towers of Angkor Wat. Built at the end of the 12th century, a visitor can only imagine the Herculean effort that went into putting all the sandstone blocks in place, using elephants, coir ropes, pulleys and bamboo scaffolding. But greater than its scale, is its ornate beauty and historical significance.

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german christmas


T'is the Season

With another Oktoberfest put to bed for the year, winter is a delicious time to take a southern swing through Germany on AutoVenture’s Romantic Road tour.

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Behind the Green Curtain

Cast aside your preconceptions and open yourself to an exotic, breathtaking journey through Iran, one of the world’s most captivating destinations. From Iran’s busy bazaars, historic treasures and towering minarets, to its expansive gardens and palaces, your private, AutoVenture chauffeured tour will capture all the majesty this ancient land has to offer.

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