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 travelers. 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.
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Best Seasons:Location Dependant
Popular Location:Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Russia, Ethiopia, Somalia...

Cultural

Browse our fixed date cultural trips

    Iraq – Cradle of Civilisation

    9 Days

    Travel to Iraq with Untamed Borders! 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. Combine with…

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    Lalish, Iraqi Kurdistan

      Iraqi – Kurdistan

      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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      Lac Abbe Djibouti

        Horn of Africa

        9 Days

        An overland journey from Djibouti into Somaliland to get a taste of traditional Somali life and visit some extraordinary desert scenery, in the Horn of Africa: a region where the Arab and African worlds collide.      

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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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            Virtual Tours with Fatima: Afghanistan

            1 Day

            Have you ever dreamt of travelling to Afghanistan, or wondered what it would be like to visit this fascinating country as a tourist? Join pioneering Afghan tour guide Fatima Haidari on virtual tours of Afghanistan. Now residing in Italy, Fatima…

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            South Sudan

              South Sudan

              7 Days

              Experience the complex diversity of the world’s youngest country through an immersive 7-day journey into South Sudanese culture.

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                Afghanistan In 9 Days

                9 Days

                A 9 day trip to the highlights of Afghanistan and a great introduction to the country. Explore places like Bamian, the ancient city of Balkh and the new city of Mazar e Sharif. Cross the majestic Salang Pass on your…

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                Krak des Chevalliers, Syria by Martin Poirier

                  Syria

                  7 Days

                  The 7-day trip shall visit the ancient site of Palmyra, the crusader fort of Krak des Chevaliers, as well as spending time in Aleppo and Damascus. US passport holders please contact us before booking this trip.  

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                    Afghanistan Central Route

                    15 Days

                    An immersive 15 days exploration of Central and Southern Afghanistan. This 2000km road trip gives the visitor an insight into both the rural life of the Central highlands of Afghanistan and the rarely visited Pashtun heartlands of the south of…

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                    Lake Attabad Pakistan

                      Pakistan – Hindu Kush & Karakorum

                      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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                        Libya

                        7 Days

                        A 7 day trip exploring the bustling city of Tripoli, the spectacular Roman ruins of Leptis Magna and the UNESCO site of Ghadames.    

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                        Pakistan in 12 Days

                          Pakistan In 13 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 10-day and 8-day itinerary combined together.

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                            Pakistan In 10 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 8 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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                              Yemen Fixed Date Trip

                                Yemen

                                7 Days

                                A 7-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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                                  Erbil Marathon

                                    Erbil Marathon

                                    6 Days

                                    This package offers travel and entrance to the Erbil Marathon 2023 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. Contact us…

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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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                                      Madain Saleh, Saudi Arabia

                                        Saudi Arabia

                                        8 Days

                                        Explore the history and culture of Saudi Arabia with experienced guides, taking in the sights and sounds of Jeddah, Al Ula and Riyadh. On this 8-day trip you will explore the ancient architecture, museums, local arts and crafts and a geological…

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                                          Iraqi-Kurdistan Newroz Festival

                                          9 Days

                                          This 9-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. The trips finale is a visit to…

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                                          Paddling in 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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