Cultural Trips

Cultural trips are what we refer to as trips visiting the historical, cultural and geographical highlights of a country or region. We offer both fixed date trips and private/bespoke trips.
The fixed date trips take place at specific times of the year with a fixed itinerary and take place at either the best time of year to visit the region or to coincide with an event or festival. Groups are small (8-10 people) and are designed for individuals to join like-minded travellers. We arrange fixed date trips to many, but not all, of the regions we work in.
Private/bespoke trips can be arranged to suit the needs, dates and specifications of the guest in any of the regions we work in.
For inspiration take a look at the destinations in the menu or the itineraries listed below or on the itineraries page.
Best Seasons:Location Dependant
Popular Location:Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Russia, Ethiopia, Somalia...

Cultural

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Erbil Marathon

    Erbil Marathon

    6 Days

    This package offers travel and entrance to the Erbil Marathon 2021. There are three distances (5km, 10km and full marathon) so even if you are not a strong runner you can still take part and enjoy the event.

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    Iraq - Arch of Ctesaphon

      Iraq – Cradle of Civilisation

      9 Days

      The trip begins in Baghdad and visits ancient Sumerian and Babylonian sites, as well as medieval souks, UNESCO-recognised minarets, Shia Islam’s two holiest sites, and a boat trip on the Shatt al-Arab. There is an add-on to Kurdistan available directly…

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      Lalish, Iraqi Kurdistan

        Iraqi-Kurdistan add-on

        7 Days

        This 7-day trip explores the Northern area of Iraq, Kurdistan, taking in the cultural, geographical and historical highlights as well as getting a greater understanding of life in this semi-autonomous region of Iraq.

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        Omo Valley, Ethiopia

          Horn of Africa – NEW Itinerary

          10 Days

          Explore the wilder parts of Ethiopia plus Somaliland. You will visit some of Africa’s oldest and most diverse tribes, feed the wild hyenas of Harar and experience one of the world’s least-visited countries. As well as arranging as organising cultural…

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          Tigray Ethiopia

            Horn of Africa

            10 Days

            Explore the wilder parts of Ethiopia plus Somaliland. You will visit the hottest inhabited place on earth, climb up to remote rock churches, and feed the wild hyenas of Harar. As well as arranging as organising cultural trips, we have…

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            Mogadishu

              Mogadishu Add On

              3 days

              Explore the city of Mogadishu with an experienced English speaking Somali guide/translator and a four-man security detail.

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              Yemen Fixed Date Trip

                Yemen

                6 Days

                A 6-day trip to visit the sights of mainland Yemen. You will be guided by experienced local guides and an international guide. The trip starts in Salalah, Oman and ends in Seiyun, Yemen.

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                Socotra

                  Socotra

                  8 Days

                  An 8-day trip to the Yemeni island of Socotra, known as the ‘Jewel of Arabia’ or the “Galapagos of the middle east”, its biodiversity lends itself to the UNESCO world heritage site.

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                    Pakistan In 9 Days

                    9 Days

                    A road trip almost the entire length of Pakistan from Karachi in the Arabian Sea to the Mughal city of Lahore. Stopping at Sufi shrines, Buddhist remains, Mughal mosques and energetic bazaars.

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                      Pakistan In 7 Days

                      7 Days

                      A road trip from the Mughal city of Lahore to the oldest city in Pakistan, Peshawar. Stopping at Sufi shrines, Buddhist remains, Mughal mosques and energetic bazaars.  

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                      Pakistan in 12 Days

                        Pakistan In 12 Days

                        12 Days

                        A road trip almost the entire length of Pakistan from Karachi in the Arabian Sea to the city of Peshawar. Stopping at Sufi shrines, Buddhist remains, Mughal mosques and energetic bazaars. This is the 9-day trip and 7-day trip combined…

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                          The Balochistan Explorer

                          10 Days

                          A ten-day trip into the heartland of Pakistan’s largest and least-visited province, Balochistan. A region previously very difficult to access but that’s now possible.

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                          Visiting Darfur, Sudan

                            Darfur, Sudan

                            9 Days

                            Join us on an exploratory trip to Darfur to trek up the highest peak in the Sahel – Jebel Marrah. The first internationally organised trip to the region for nearly 20 years. Contact info@untamedborders.com for details.

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                            Madain Saleh, Saudi Arabia

                              Saudi Arabia

                              10 Days

                              Explore the history and culture of Saudi Arabia with experienced guides, taking in the sights and sounds of Jeddah, Al Ula and Riyadh. Explore ancient architecture, museums, local arts and crafts and a geological side of Saudi Arabia that many…

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                              South Sudan

                                South Sudan

                                8 Days

                                Experience the complex diversity of the world’s youngest country through an immersive 8-day journey into South Sudanese culture. Contact us for further details about our trip in March 2022.

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                                Russian Caucasus

                                  Chechnya, Dagestan and Russia’s Deep South

                                  9 Days

                                  The Russian Caucasus is an enchanting region, ethnically diverse with towering, rugged mountains. Since the end of the Soviet Union, it has been more infamous for insurgency. Chechnya was for 20 years a byword for a failed state. However, behind…

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                                  Lake Attabad Pakistan

                                    Hindu Kush & Karakorum Pakistan

                                    14 days

                                    A 14-day road trip through the awe-inspiring Karakorum and Hindu Kush mountain ranges of Northern Pakistan. These mountains contain a kaleidoscope of people as well as some of the earth’s most incredible scenery.

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                                    Kyrgyzstan

                                      Unseen Kyrgyzstan

                                      13 Days

                                      Kyrgyzstan, an offbeat destination renowned for its trekking and horse riding, is an ideal place to discover nomadic culture at a grassroots level. There are plenty of rarely-visited locales to explore throughout this centuries-old Central Asian nation, and our two-part…

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                                      Marathon of Afghanistan

                                        Marathon of Afghanistan

                                        10 Days

                                        Contact us for the status of trips to Afghanistan. The Marathon of Afghanistan will take place in the Bamian province, amidst the mighty mountains of the Hindu Kush in central Afghanistan. The astonishingly beautiful valley, a UNESCO world heritage site,…

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                                        Afghanistan in Spring

                                          Afghanistan in 7 Days

                                          7 Days

                                          Contact us for the status of trips to Afghanistan. A 7-day trip through the best bits of Afghanistan. We start by exploring the capital, Kabul, before flying to Mazar e Sharif to see the blue-tiled shrine of Hazrat Ali and…

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                                          Band e Amir - Credit Elke Allenstein

                                            Afghanistan In 8 Days

                                            7 Days

                                            Contact us for the status of trips to Afghanistan. An 8-day trip following on from our first Afghanistan in 7 Days trip. We start in the capital, Kabul, before flying to Bamian, one of the most peaceful places in Afghanistan…

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                                            Man with bird cages Kabul Afghanistan

                                              Melons & Grapes Grand Afghan Tour

                                              15 Days

                                              Contact us for the status of trips to Afghanistan. Each autumn we run a trip to Afghanistan and we think it’s the perfect time to visit, and all because of the fruit. How can land that appears to be made…

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                                              Buzkashi in the shadow of the Buddha niches

                                                Afghan Winter Tour + Buzkashi

                                                15 Days

                                                Please contact us for the status of trips to Afghanistan. We start in Kabul before taking a short flight across the Hindu Kush to Herat, the most architecturally complete city in Afghanistan. Then we will move on to Bamian where…

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