Sudan tour, Nile Valley and Western Desert
Adventure is the name of the game on this Sudan tour, with nights spend wild camping and days spent exploring desert landscapes, Nubian villages and ancient monuments.
Khartoum Wadi El Milk Temple of Soleb Dal Cataract visiting Nubian villages Old Dongola Jebel Barkal Pyramids of Nuri Bayuda Desert Royal Necropolis of Meroe Naga
£4025 excluding flights
Up to 16 people
Price includes: Accommodation transfers guiding (We ONLY use LOCAL GUIDES) meals as shown (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) Maximum group size 16 people ABTA and ATOL bonded Single Supplement - from £125
Description of Sudan tour, Nile Valley and Western Desert
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1 Reviews of Sudan tour, Nile Valley and Western Desert
4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed on 27 Feb 2020 by Jane Cowan
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?
The local people and their culture and way of life
2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?
Read up before you go. A most interesting history and it helps if you have some idea of the vast time line.
3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?
Fascinating. Interesting travel companions. The guide could have been more assertive. We were often waiting for him, while he was waiting for us. If he had
given us some indication of how long to spend at a sight that might have helped. He was the kindest and interesting person though.
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Thank you for the feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed the tour and have noted your comments regarding the guide.
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetSudan is an emerging destination for adventurous travelers. Perhaps the greatest attraction for most visitors is its fine collection of archaeological ruins. We are pleased to report that the Government of Sudan has gone to great lengths to protect these sights. Your payment of archaeological fees directly contributes to the up-keep and essential preservation of these important sites.
This tour travels through some remote and often pristine environments, and most nights are spent wild camping. We make a point of ensuring that we do not leave any permanent traces of our stay behind, making sure that we take all litter with us. The desert is a fragile environment and we take great pains to ensure that we do not disturb it.
Our groups average only six clients, and many tours operate on a private basis with just two travelers. This has much less impact when traveling though rural areas, reducing our environmental and social affects. Finally to emphasise our commitment to Responsible Tourism all clients will receive a cope of our Travelers Code of Conduct with their travel documents.
PeopleOur Nuba People and Villages tour travels to some very remote and untouched tribal areas. The tribes that we meet have no idea of tourism and we have a huge responsibility when exposing them to different cultures. For this reason, our operations in this area remain very limited with an average of only two group departures per year. To minimise our impact, everyone who travels with us is briefed on the customs and beliefs of the local tribes.
We only employ local staff and unlike many operators we believe that to send a foreign Tour Leader along to accompany your trip is an unnecessary burden on your wallet and our carbon footprint. We believe that locals know best. Our local operators only use locally owned accommodation. This means your money stays in the area to benefit the local community. When possible we use local transport, (i.e. rail or bus) and we always use local restaurants, markets and shops. In doing this your travels are supporting and encouraging the development of local services.
We only work with operators who are as committed as we are to putting something back into the communities we visit. This may include giving a percentage of the profits from each tour to a foundation to help street children or local conservation projects. Furthermore, in order to allow our clients to make an informed decision on where a greater proportion of their money should be spent, we avoid including pre-paid full board meals where possible. Local restaurants and cafes then benefit.