Middle East

The Middle East is living, breathing proof of an old maxim: you don’t know, until you go. Forget the headlines and the hyperbole; this is the cradle of civilisations, an ancient land emerging as a modern power, with the money, culture and panache to back it up. Ride camels with Bedouin tribespeople across the dunes of the Sahara, haggle for gold in the souqs of downtown Amman, cruise the Nile beneath the white sail of a felucca or float forever in the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea. Wherever you go, three things will follow: the faint scent of cloves and camel, the echoing call to prayer and the smiles of people that call this place home. 

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School’s out: The educational benefits of travel (in Morocco!)

Posted on Fri, 17 Apr 2015

Sometimes, getting out into the world can teach kids so much more than they can learn in a classroom. And this group of kids is proof.

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How to prepare for your trekking holiday: a seven step guide

Posted on Wed, 18 Feb 2015

Sure, you can rock up at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro with nothing but a song in your heart and a pocket full of dreams. But you’re going to be in for a bit of a shock.

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Planning a trekking holiday? Here’s the only packing guide you’ll ever need

Posted on Mon, 16 Feb 2015

Trekking may just seem like walking for a long time up and down hills (and to a certain extent, it is), but there’s usually a lot of preparation required to do it successfully.

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Recipes of the world: Harira soup (Morocco)

Posted on Sat, 22 Nov 2014

Make it yourself, then head out on Intrepid’s Real Food Adventure Morocco to taste the real deal.

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Arabian nights: 5 reasons you should be seeing stars in Morocco

Posted on Mon, 27 Oct 2014

In the sand sea of the Sahara, stars are life. Set out with Intrepid into the dunes of Morocco on this one-of-a-kind stargazing adventure.

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How to dress for respect

Posted on Wed, 11 Jun 2014

Follow these tips on how to respect the local culture in the way you dress and you are more likely to feel comfortable and be welcomed into communities.

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5 places to stay that aren’t your usual hotels

Posted on Mon, 12 May 2014

How can you find out more about local life without imposing on people? Here are 5 of the most wonderful homestays for fantastic real life experiences.

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Why has Iran got people talking?

Posted on Fri, 25 Apr 2014

Who better to ask about travelling to Iran than a local? Reza Poorhoseini has lead Intrepid trips for 8 years and shares his local knowledge and travel tips.

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Kids and kasbahs: a Morocco family adventure

Posted on Tue, 18 Mar 2014

The camel’s lashes drew closer and closer as he slid into sleep; my seven-year-old daughter Julie rubbed his curly-haired head as he drifted into dreams upon the sand. My son […]

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Egypt is still ACE

Posted on Thu, 23 Jan 2014

Egypt’s exotic charms and its extraordinary ancient wonders have enchanted intrepid adventurers for centuries. Though of course we know Egypt’s recent political history has been troubled, the news of late […]

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Focus on Jordan

Posted on Thu, 9 Jan 2014

What is it about Jordan that has world-renowned photographer Steve Davey eager to return, again and again? Seems like the answer is simple, it’s a complex country with a bewildering […]

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What about Algeria?

Posted on Thu, 2 Jan 2014

Algeria has been off the map for mainstream tourists for around 20 years, after a fairly destructive civil war during the 1990’s rendered it off-limits. Though peace was restored by […]

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