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

Posted on Mon, 27 Oct 2014 by James Shackell

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 by Jane Crouch

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 by Sue Elliot

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 by Sue Elliot

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 by Jane Marshall

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 by Jane Crouch

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 by Steve Davey

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 by Sue Elliot

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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Photography tips: bringing it back home

Posted on Tue, 19 Nov 2013 by Steve Davey

Steve Davey has travelled to almost 90 countries around the world, so this renowned travel photographer and author has a lot of experience in keeping his gear and pictures safe. [...]

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More than a mouthful in Morocco

Posted on Mon, 11 Nov 2013 by Sue Elliot

On Dyan McKie’s trip to Morocco she couldn’t wait to get her teeth into all the sensational dishes. Learning the art of couscous, finding the perfect tajine recipe and tasting [...]

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Sam wins Silver at World Guide Awards

Posted on Mon, 14 Oct 2013 by Sue Elliot

We are thrilled to announce that Hossam Moussa, Intrepid Group Leader in Egypt, has received the Silver Award in the prestigious Wanderlust World Guide Awards 2013. This is well-deserved recognition [...]

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On the rooftop of North Africa

Posted on Wed, 2 Oct 2013 by Sue Elliot

The highest peak in North Africa appears to be a well-kept secret amongst trekking enthusiasts, making it all the more enticing for those who are willing to walk through the [...]

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