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Northern Sudan Expedition

From £2645 for 12 days
Trip Overview
‘You’re going where?!’ Expect to hear a lot of this – accompanied by a slack jaw and wide eyes – when you tell people you’re heading to Sudan. Few people know that among vast stretches of sand dunes, Sudan holds some of the world’s most incredible archaeological sites, ancient ruins and resilient cultures. That tucked under palm trees in oases you can meet people who live in Nubian houses painted with colourful murals, who speak unique languages and practice their own kind of Islam. On this truly Intrepid tour, you’ll discover the remnants of great empires, learn powerful recent history in museums and from the locals you travel with, explore ancient cities and necropolises, and encounter modern Sudan in souks, chai houses and nomadic settlements along the way.
Essential Info
Starts: Khartoum
Ends: Khartoum
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IXIRS
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Sudan
What's Included

Meals

11 Breakfasts included
9 Lunches included
8 Dinners included

Transport

Private 4WD vehicles

Accommodation

Hotel (4 nights),Wild Camping with no facilities (4 nights),Homestay (2 nights),Permanent Tented Camp (1 night)

Trip Highlights

•   Ditch the phone and settle in for evenings spent stargazing at an endless sky – just one of the perks of wild camping in the Nubian Desert.

•   See an unforgettable sunrise over hundreds of pyramids at the Royal Necropolis of Meroe, watching as crumbling sandstone is warmed by the light of day.

•   Discover surprisingly diverse scenery on an early morning volcano hike, drives through black basalt rock formations and numerous journeys across the River Nile.

•   Watch an incredible display of faith and celebration as whirling dervishes from the Sufi Community twirl, dance and worship outside the tomb of Hamed el-Nil at sunset.

•   You can’t do Sudan without a local. Your leader will introduce you to people in tiny villages, help you chat to Bisharin nomads and explain the complex history of this fascinating country.

Dates & Availability
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Availability
Departing: 26th Nov 2020
Returning: 7th Dec 2020
£2,695pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 7th Jan 2021
Returning: 18th Jan 2021
£2,645pp
Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Assalam aleikum! Welcome to Khartoum, the capital of Sudan. If you have arranged your visa on arrival you will also receive a complimentary transfer to your hotel. Your adventure begins at 6 pm during a welcome meeting at your hotel. Tomorrow you’ll enjoy a huge day of activities, tours and history lessons (the fun, immersive kind), so perhaps for today simply settle into your accommodation and get to know your fellow travellers over an optional dinner.
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HIGHLIGHTS

- Camp near the pyramids belonging to the Royal Necropolis of Meroe
- Visit the the Archaeological Museum in Khartoum
- Explore the town of Dongola on the banks of the Nile
- Visit the beautiful ancient Egyptian Temple of Soleb
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