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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Republic of Tuva

    Wild Siberia: Western Tuva

    This eight-day trip will take you into the remote and rural western region of the Republic of Tuva. Being the epicentre of traditional Tuvan culture you’ll have a chance to meet with nomadic pastoralists, master craftsmen, throat singers and musicians.

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    Man with bird cages Kabul Afghanistan

      Melons & Grapes Grand Afghan Tour

      15 Days

      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 entirely of bare rock produce melons as large as…

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      Marathon of Afghanistan

        Marathon of Afghanistan

        10 Days

        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, is recognised as one of the safest provinces in…

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        Erbil Marathon

          Erbil Marathon

          6 Days

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

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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. **Please note this trip is only available…

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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

                  This trip is an “add-on” and therefore only available to guests who book the Horn of Africa trip.  However, we can arrange the same itinerary at any time of year on a private basis.  Contact us for further details.

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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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                      Buzkashi in the shadow of the Buddha niches

                        Afghan Winter Tour + Buzkashi

                        15 Days

                        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 we spend three days exploring the valleys, the Buddha niches…

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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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                            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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                              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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                                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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                                  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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                                    Afghanistan in Spring

                                      Afghanistan in 7 Days

                                      7 Days

                                      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 the remains of the once great Silk Road City…

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                                      Band e Amir - Credit Elke Allenstein

                                        Afghanistan In 8 Days

                                        7 Days

                                        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 to see the ancient Buddha niches and the Lapis…

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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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                                          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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                                            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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