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Morocco holiday, Marrakech to the Sahara

Morocco holiday, Marrakech to the Sahara

Marrakech and Sahara - stay in a Riad, sleep under the stars
From £615 to £695 7 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Tailor made tours of Oman

Tailor made tours of Oman

Privately escorted mystical trip of stunning Oman
From £1,695 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements as necessary
Oman small group tour

Oman small group tour

Ancient spice trails, Wahiba Sands, superb coastal scenery
From £1,799 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 Oct, 19 Nov
2018: 4 Feb, 1 Apr, 21 Oct, 18 Nov
£100 off per person our October Oman Small Group tour
Morocco cultural tour

Morocco cultural tour

Come and see Morocco's kaleidoscope of colours
From £696 to £975 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs every Wednesday & Sunday and selected Fridays throughout the year
Marrakech & the Sahara holiday in Morocco

Marrakech & the Sahara holiday in Morocco

Journey to the Moroccan Sahara
From £779 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 23 Sep, 21 Oct, 23 Dec
Late availability on upcoming trips
Sudan holiday, Desert Explorer

Sudan holiday, Desert Explorer

Explore Sudan, one of the most underrated countries in the World
From £3,129 to £3,179 13 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 23 Oct, 20 Nov
2018: 5 Feb, 2 Apr, 22 Oct, 19 Nov
Late availability on upcoming trips
Egypt and Jordan adventure holiday

Egypt and Jordan adventure holiday

Get a true taste of Egypt & the Middle East
From £1,280 to £1,979 17 days ex flights
Small group travel: Departs most Thursdays and selected Saturdays & Sundays throughout the year
Highlights of Morocco holiday

Highlights of Morocco holiday

Explore the diversity of romantic Morocco
From £949 to £1,219 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 Aug, 3 Sep, 10 Sep, 24 Sep, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 26 Nov, 10 Dec, 17 Dec
2018: 4 Feb, 18 Feb, 1 Apr, 8 Apr, 27 May, 17 Jun, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 9 Sep, 23 Sep, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 25 Nov, 9 Dec, 16 Dec
Late availability on upcoming trips
Rajasthan desert adventure

Rajasthan desert adventure

Explore India's desert state, tigers and Taj Mahal
From £1,829 to £1,859 14 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 21 Oct
2018: 10 Nov
Algeria holidays, Desert and History

Algeria holidays, Desert and History

Explore the history and culture of Algeria
From £2,699 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 22 Oct
2018: 18 Mar, 21 Oct
£100 pp off October small group tour
Diverse Namibia holiday

Diverse Namibia holiday

An active, exciting adventure, exploring iconic Namibia
From £2,650 to £3,400 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 1 Aug, 4 Aug, 16 Aug, 28 Aug, 3 Sep, 19 Sep, 30 Sep, 3 Oct, 18 Oct, 24 Oct, 29 Oct, 3 Nov, 24 Nov, 5 Dec, 17 Dec, 22 Dec
2018: 18 Jan, 30 Jan, 8 Feb, 4 Mar, 19 Mar, 26 Mar, 31 Mar, 13 Apr, 16 Apr, 6 May, 8 May, 21 May, 2 Jun, 14 Jun, 17 Jun, 29 Jun, 5 Jul, 19 Jul, 20 Jul, 1 Aug, 4 Aug, 16 Aug, 28 Aug, 7 Sep, 19 Sep, 30 Sep, 6 Oct, 18 Oct, 24 Oct, 29 Oct, 3 Nov, 25 Nov, 5 Dec, 17 Dec, 22 Dec
Oman holiday, Forts and Deserts of Oman

Oman holiday, Forts and Deserts of Oman

Explore the dramatic mountains and deserts of Oman
From £2,250 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Budget camel safari in Morocco

Budget camel safari in Morocco

Experience life as a nomad in the Moroccan Sahara.
From £255 4 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made all year round to suit you (not recommended for children under 16 during the very hot summer months of June, July & August)
Namibia safari

Namibia safari

Desert scenery & game-viewing
From £2,399 to £3,349 15 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 6 Aug, 13 Aug, 27 Aug, 3 Sep, 17 Sep, 1 Oct, 8 Oct, 15 Oct, 22 Oct, 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 12 Nov, 17 Dec
2018: 4 Feb, 18 Mar, 15 Apr, 10 Jun, 8 Jul, 15 Jul, 22 Jul, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 16 Dec
Late availability on upcoming trips
Petra and Wadi Rum trekking holiday

Petra and Wadi Rum trekking holiday

Some of the most spectacular desert scenery in the world
From £1,339 to £1,639 8 days inc UK flights
Small group travel: 2017: 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 11 Nov
2018: 10 Feb, 3 Mar, 31 Mar, 5 May, 22 Sep, 6 Oct, 3 Nov
Late availability on upcoming trips
Morocco Atlas & Sahara 4WD tour

Morocco Atlas & Sahara 4WD tour

Discover Morocco's Road Less Traveled
From US $2,600 10 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 15 Oct
Oman highlights tour

Oman highlights tour

Journey through Oman's ancient cities, mountains and deserts
From £2,795 12 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Morocco small group holiday, beach & gorges

Morocco small group holiday, beach & gorges

Moroccan mountains, gorges, Sahara sands, kasbahs and beach!
From £859 to £899 15 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 30 Sep, 14 Oct, 28 Oct, 11 Nov, 25 Nov, 6 Dec, 23 Dec
2018: 31 Mar, 14 Apr, 28 Apr, 12 May, 26 May, 9 Jun, 23 Jun, 7 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 18 Aug, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct, 27 Oct, 10 Nov, 24 Nov, 6 Dec, 23 Dec
Places available on our July and August departures
Egypt desert & culture tour

Egypt desert & culture tour

Enjoy ancient Egypt and the beauty of the present from
From £1,429 to £1,590 14 days ex flights
Tailor made: This is program is available all the year and can be changed or modified according to your needs.
Sudan holiday

Sudan holiday

Visit pyramids & meet desert nomads
From £2,199 to £2,899 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 13 Oct, 29 Dec
2018: 3 Mar
Atacama Desert self-drive holiday in Chile

Atacama Desert self-drive holiday in Chile

Fly & drive holiday in Chile's Atacama Desert
From £1,295 7 days ex flights
Tailor made
Badain Jaran Desert trekking tour, China

Badain Jaran Desert trekking tour, China

Trek in Inner Mongolia desert and along the China Silk Road
From US $5,577 18 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 10 Oct
Turkmenistan adventure holiday

Turkmenistan adventure holiday

Desert adventure in the bizarre Turkmenistan
From £2,795 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2018: 18 Apr, 8 Oct
Simply Morocco small group tour

Simply Morocco small group tour

Best of Morocco-Kasbahs, desert camp and picturesque coast
From £495 to £595 8 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 29 Jul, 5 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug, 2 Sep, 16 Sep, 23 Sep, 7 Oct, 14 Oct, 21 Oct, 4 Nov, 18 Nov, 9 Dec, 23 Dec
2018: 13 Jan, 27 Jan, 10 Feb, 24 Feb, 10 Mar, 24 Mar, 31 Mar, 7 Apr, 21 Apr, 5 May, 19 May, 2 Jun, 16 Jun, 7 Jul, 21 Jul, 4 Aug, 25 Aug, 1 Sep, 15 Sep, 29 Sep, 13 Oct, 20 Oct, 3 Nov, 17 Nov, 8 Dec, 23 Dec
Morocco holiday, deserts and valleys

Morocco holiday, deserts and valleys

Amazing scenic journey through deserts & valleys of Morocco
From £1,325 7 days inc UK flights
Tailor made
Argentina and Chile holiday

Argentina and Chile holiday

Explore Argentina and Chile on our Puna and Atacama experience
From £3,199 13 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 23 Sep
2018: 14 Apr
Jordan classic tour & desert adventure

Jordan classic tour & desert adventure

By this 8-Day Tour Package, Discover the main attractions.
From £812 to £828 8 days ex flights
Tailor made: This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
Fes & desert tour in Morocco

Fes & desert tour in Morocco

Awe-inspiring, unmissable mountain to Desert sunset tour.
From €1,850 to €2,000 12 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 18 Sep
Chad holidays,  untamed Tibesti

Chad holidays, untamed Tibesti

An incredible journey to the holy grail of Saharan travel.
From £3,999 21 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 12 Nov
2018: 11 Nov
Chad holidays, expedition to the Ennedi

Chad holidays, expedition to the Ennedi

Tubu nomads, desert crocodiles and the Sahara's best scenery
From £3,049 16 days ex flights
Small group travel: 2017: 3 Dec
2018: 2 Dec
Morocco Atlas & Sahara 4WD tour
From
US $2,600
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The whole trip was memorable and exciting. We experienced the Sahara in all it's glory, the majestic High Atlas, gorges, high mountain passes and tiny villages where the local people live and work in the fields as they have done for centuries. The itinerary was full of highlights. The time spent in the desert was particularly memorable. Most tours take you to the edge of the Sahara late in the day so you can 'overnight' there and then you are taken back to 'civilisation'... (more)Marilyn Wane
Morocco holiday, Marrakech to the Sahara
From
£615
excluding flights
Our holiday was first class, the booking agent understood our requirements and delivered. Highly recommended (more)Mark Lillington
The most memorable was 4X4 travel through remarkable scenery. (more)David Garrison
Climbing the sand dunes at Ch'Gagga to watch the sunset, and amazing view of the stars at night. Also, the warmth and hospitality of all the hosts at the camps and our great driver Hasan. Wonderful trip in a beautiful place, a small adventure I'll always remember. (more)Beth Walker
Oman small group tour
From
£1,799
excluding flights
The entire trip was excellent and memorable. The most memorable was seeing the green turtles at night laying eggs. It was incredible! Wahiba Sands was also spectacular. (more)Sheryl Padjen
Travelling into the desert was the most memorable. Very highly. The guide was excellent, arrangements were very smooth. (more)Fiona McFarlane
There were several memorable moments: turtles on the beach in Ras al Jinz, sunset in the desert, villages in Jebel Akhdar, Misfat and Al Hamra (more)Victoria Johnson
Tailor made tours of Oman
From
£1,695
excluding flights
Excellent and tour guide (Abdullah) was really excellent (more)Karen Shaw
Oman is a "must see" country and I would thoroughly recommend everyone to go. Lovely, wonderful, gentle people, so proud of their heritage and a most beautiful country. (more)Vivien Gainsborough Foot
The whole trip was fabulous, we loved every part of the itinerary. The best bits were swimming outdoors in the Wadi Bani Khalid and in the Bimmah sinkhole, and also seeing turtles on the beach at night (we were lucky). (more)Anisha Palan
Egypt desert & culture tour
From
£1,429
excluding flights
The most memorable parts of the holiday were Camel ride round the Pyramids (you do have to barter hard), Abel Simbel and best of all Valley of the Kings. (more)Jo Carter
The whole holiday has been a dream of mine for 25 years and it more than lived up to expectations. The pyramids, temples and tombs were amazing. The Nile cruise was 10 times better than we expected - lovely staff and surroundings, especially the surprise animals made out of towels on our beds each night! (more)Janice Gould
The whole Egypt holiday was memorable and each part was different and equally exciting. Spent a few days in Cairo seeing the sights - the Pyramids are phenomenal. (more)Irene Ennenga
Sudan holiday
From
£2,199
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The visit to Meroe. Mind blowing! The pyramids in the daytime WOW, but even better at sundown. A very big shame that there were no G&T`s to go with the atmospheric feeling of history. When you stay in tent city, it`s fantastic with the night sky and no light pollution. Eating and sleeping, with the stars, all around you, then you have arrived in paradise.If you are lucky to go on this trip and have Kahlid as your guide, then you are in for a treat.If you think the desert... (more)Geoffrey Hermsen
Morocco cultural tour
From
£696
excluding flights
We were fortunate to have had such a great experience...Climbing up to the Kasbah at Ait Benhaddoo and watching the sunset over the Atlas Mountains followed by the moon rising from the opposite horizon (more)Philip Leavey
Very enjoyable...Chefchaouen, meeting nomads and the Atlas Mountains scenery (more)Elizabeth Wingate
A huge variety of sights, places, experiences and people - we gained an insight into the size, diversity and history of Morocco. We were made welcome at each visit, at each accommodation and by all the local guides. (more)Graham Jackson
Highlights of Morocco holiday
From
£949
including UK flights
We saw some fascinating historic sites, and some wonderful scenery. (more)Harriet Truscott
The most memorable part of this holiday was going off the beaten track. The amazing tour guide Jerry who is a credit to the tour operator (more)sharon kalsy
The most memorable part of the holiday was the camel ride into & out of the desert - not knowing whether I would survive the lurches down over the top of the dunes! (more)Kathleen Culliton
Morocco small group holiday, beach & gorges
From
£859
excluding flights
The highlight was the camel trip into the sahara. (more)Marij de Meyer
It was very good. Nice group, great tour leader and excellent itinerary. (more)Kristina Mänd
Algeria holidays, Desert and History
From
£2,699
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The Roman ruins of Algeria are always a highlight, even more when one is blessed with a very good Guide as we had. Algiers is very beautiful, as far as I know the only Art Nouveau town, beautiful, despite the decay and rainy weather. Tips? Brace yourself for long drives (mainly from the desert onwards) and the nuisance of local security, which is not really intended to our security, as they often forget their own relay... Local benefits? Local people did... (more)maria camilo
Marrakech & the Sahara holiday in Morocco
From
£779
including UK flights
The best bit was climbing a sand dune after a camel trek to our camp for the night...Excellent. No criticisms whatsoever. (more)Roddy MacLeod
Great trip for anyone looking for a variety of experiences - desert, mountains, city - packed into a week. The camel trip was a memorable experience, as was glamping in the desert and star-gazing. (more)Kate Charles
Walking in the Atlas in general was terrific with the beautiful scenery. Sleeping outside under the stars was also amazing... Second to none! (more)Jennifer Baker Dallison
Rajasthan desert adventure
From
£1,829
including UK flights
Memorable parts? All visits to Rajastani palaces, forts and havelis were a fantastic experience, especially since the city guides were really good and very excited to tell us all about it. The Taj Mahal is certainly a highlight, but my top experience was visiting the living and breathing city within the walls of Jaisalmer fort. Other highlights for me included the miniature painting school in Udaipur, the carpet and block printing workshop in Jaipur, the observatory in Jaipur and the makrana... (more)Monica Filkova
Petra and Wadi Rum trekking holiday
From
£1,339
including UK flights
Memorable parts? Walking in the desert and the wide open space and peace and quiet. Somehow the actual rhythm of the walking was almost mesmeric and I felt I could walk for hours Tips? Big hat, suntan lotion, water 'platypus' to go in your day pack, good camera and a willingness to get on with anything that was put in front of you. Local benefits? Not sure - although local people involved in 'jeeping' our stuff around. We certainly left desert as deserted as when we arrived.... (more)Jill Marquis
Sudan holiday, Desert Explorer
From
£3,129
including UK flights
Memorable parts? The most memorable part of my journey in Sudan was the Sudanese people, I have never experienced just a warm welcome in my life, it will for ever stay with me. Tips? Just book it, don't ponder about it and worry about safety, I never felt as safe and for me it was a trip of a lifetime. Local benefits? The trip was linked with a local tour operator, who were directly involved or had links with local projects just as schools and education. Also they employed... (more)Cathal Murphy
Budget camel safari in Morocco
From
£255
excluding flights
It was a good holiday with an insight into a different world which was the highlight of it for us (more)Gabriella Guglielminotti
My daughter's sheer delight in "her" camel (called Yellow) & my son's face as we set off on the camels on the 1st day, his 13th birthday. My children playing blind mans bluff with the younger 3 Fayous, watching them all wrestling in a heap on the floor. (more)Kirk Hutton
While we only stayed with the family properly for one night, they were equally warm, inviting, embracing and served up a fantastic couscous...My husband and I truly enjoyed the silence and peacefulness of the 5-day journey. I like to sum it up by likening it to a 5-day interior camping trip, with a camel instead of a canoe. We were in Morocco for a whole month, and this was definitely our favourite part. It is definitely not for everyone, but it was perfect for us! (more)Erin Kelly
Namibia safari
From
£2,399
including UK flights
The most memorable part was seeing a leopard "in the wild" for the first time. I have been trying for over 35 years! (more)Linda Adams
The most memorable part of the holiday was spotting the leopard. We would have missed it & driven on, but the leaders saw it & we went back. We had to be patient because the leopard hid in a culvert, but eventually came out. (more)Alan Reimer
Adventure holiday in Rajasthan
From
£1,450
excluding flights
Memorable parts? I will never forget bicycling down some of the quite back country lanes of Rajasthan - children running across field of yellow mustard flowers to greet you as you bicycle past - pausing in a small village to meet the people weaving a beautiful rug on the huge loom - spotting a beautiful Kingfisher perched in a tree as you pause to admire. Tips? Enquire as to what you might bring along to benefit a local school or such that you might be visiting along the way! Local... (more)Mike Perry
Tailor made holidays to Jordan
From
£1,295
excluding flights
Magical. Loved every minute. 4 days that felt like 2 weeks they were so full of sights and sounds and wonderful people. A brilliant short break. (more)ali king
Very good...Feynan Lodge was the best part - would like to have spent longer there. (more)Alan Graham
I will always remember Petra. The history is incredible and our guide was very informative...Excellent! (more)Carol Seaforth
Adelaide to Alice Springs tour, Australia
From
AU $2,495
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The wonderful walks -- canyons, gorges, other natural features -- that revealed to us the natural riches of the Outback, from birds and other creatures to the land itself. Also... the bush knowledge and sensitivity of our leader, Steve. He added immeasurably to our appreciation, and therefore our pleasure. Tips? Probably more important for Europeans than Canadians or Americans (who live in big-scale countries): realize emotionally, not just intellectually, that once... (more)Penny Williams
Uzbekistan holiday, silk road and desert
From
£2,095
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? Experiencing a rare storm in the desert on the journey to the shores of the Aral Sea. The tracks soon turned into raging streams, there was thunder and lightning and even hail. We had been prepared for dust but the 4X4 drivers quickly adapted to floods and mud so we had an exciting off road experience. Tips? The wild camping and spending a night in a yurt contrast well with sightseeing in the fabulous cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand. Be adaptable and enjoy... (more)Diana Rybinski
Jordan holiday, highlights & hidden gems
From
£2,450
including UK flights
The most memorable part was walking down Wadi in Dana National Park to Feynan...It was wonderful. So beautiful and so much to do and see and the Jordanians were very kind and helpful. (more)Stephen Pick
Jerash was incredible as was the site of the Baptism of Christ. The countryside of Jordan an all its aspects. (more)Geoffrey Gurling
Oman holiday, Forts and Deserts of Oman
From
£2,250
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The desert, mountains and hospitality in Oman. Tips? Distances are long in Muscat so make sure you book a hotel with a convenient location. We made a tailor-made contract with the operator. However, the tour was subcontracted to a local travel agent - not ideal when problems arise! Often there was a miss-match between given itinerary and actual plan, not that we missed anything but somehow annoying. Book your holiday directly and you are in control! Local benefits? Not... (more)Kirsten Christensen
Algeria holiday
From
£2,295
including domestic flights only
Memorable parts? Climbing the sand dune Tips? give yourself more time either before or after the tour Local benefits? to a degree, the local people etc benefitted Overall rating? the holiday went pretty much as expected, no surprises(good or bad) so a decent trip. (more)Terry Last
Holiday in Mongolia
From
£1,799
excluding flights
Memorable parts? The solar eclipse. Also visiting a nomadic family one night. Tips? Not really applicable as a one-off trip to see solar eclipse and Mongolia along the way. General tips would be Mongolia is a big country with poor infrastructure. Make sure your trip doesn't involve too much driving or you will spend your whole time on a bus and not out seeing things. Covering 400km in one day, while possible, is not pleasant. Local benefits? Yes and no. It was run by a Mongolian... (more)Sam Grainne
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