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Country Profiles

Read the profiles below to learn about the countries you can visit on a Newland Tours vacation.


Region: Africa

Formerly South-West Africa, Namibia's boundaries reach from the Atlantic Ocean to the Kalahari Desert. One of its great claims to fame is the unparalleled Etosha National Park, home to leopards, antelope, giraffes, elephants, flamingos, and rhinoceroses.

Image Caption: Etosha National Park, Namibia

Population: 1,622,328

Local Currency: Namibian Dollar


Region: Asia, West

A state whose borders enclose some of the holiest sites of three of the world's major religions—Christianity, Islam, and Judaism—Israel is also a rugged land, ideal for hiking and exploration.

Image Caption: The Wailing Wall, Jerusalem

Population: 5,643,966

Local Currency: New Israeli Shekel

United States

Region: North America

Situated between Canada and Mexico in North America, the United States is a large country with diverse topography and culture. Settled initially by Europeans, the United States has become a "melting pot" of races and cultures, resulting in a unique culture and style.

Image Caption: Washington, D.C., with the Washington Monument in the background

Population: 270,311,758

Local Currency: U.S. Dollar


Region: Asia, East

A country composed of islands in East Asia, Japan is home to a rich and diverse culture, and majestic mountains. Nearly 80 percent of the country is covered in mountains, many of which are protected in an extensive national park system.

Image Caption: Island of Miyajima, Japan

Population: 125,931,533

Local Currency: Yen


Region: Europe

From Paris street cafes to moutain chalets in the Alps and casinos in the French Riviera, France is a classic touring destination. Hike in the mountains, lounge on a Mediterranean beach, or look down on Paris from a perch on the Eiffel Tower.

Image Caption: Paris at dawn

Population: 58,804,944

Local Currency: Euro

United Kingdom

Region: Europe

A nation comprising England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom is a popular spot for tourists. Whether you seek the bustle of modern London or the medieval charm of the towns and villages sprinkled abundantly throughout the countryside, the United Kingdom is rich with historical sites to see.

Image Caption: England's enigmatic Stonehenge

Population: 58,970,119

Local Currency: Pound Sterling


Region: America, Central

The United States' neighbor to the south, Mexico sits between the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Its diverse terrain, history, in addition to its modern cities and resorts make Mexico a uniquely exciting traveling experience.

Image Caption: Mayan ruins in the Yucatan Peninsula

Population: 98,552,776

Local Currency: Nuevo Peso

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