Sunset Desert Safari
The iconic Dubai desert experience that can't be missed. Watch the sun go down on a dune drive in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Arrive at the traditional Bedouin style camp where an entertaining evening and delicious dinner await.
Travel Dates: 1 January - 31 December 2020
Modern Dubai City Tour with At The Top Ticket
Explore the highlights and landmarks of the city on a half-day tour. From The Palm, Jumeirah and Dubai Marina to Downtown Dubai and The Dubai Mall, see all of the iconic sights. Drive to the Dubai Marina and enjoy a 20-min boat ride. See The Palm, Jumeirah and pass by Atlantis, The Palm on a scen...
Travel Dates: 1 January - 31 October 2020
Morocco Women's Expedition, 8 Days
Day 1 Marrakech. Salaam Aleikum! Welcome to Morocco. The trip starts with a welcome meeting at 6 pm - please check the hotel reception for information about where and when it will be. After the meeting there's the option of joining your leader and fellow travellers for dinner. Afterwards, be sure...
Travel Dates: Only on 18 May and 5 October 2019
African Wildlife Sanctuary, 2 weeks
On this exciting project volunteers have a rare opportunity to actively participate in the conservation, rehabilitation and research of African wildlife. The sanctuary provides a safe refuge for orphaned, injured or problem' wildlife including lions, leopards, cheetahs, wild dogs, caracals, warth...
Travel Dates: 1 September 2019 - 31 December 2020
Community Million Dollar Challenge, High Atlas Trek, 11 Days
Combine a visit to the medinas and ancient palaces of Marrakesh with a trek through Berber villages in the High Atlas Mountains and an ascent of Mt Toubkal. Day 1 Join Marrakesh. Day 2 Visit medinas, palaces and gardens in Marrakesh. Day 3 At leisure in Marrakesh. Day 4 Drive to Azzadene Valley,...
Travel Dates: Only on 20 September 2020 & 19 September 2021
Big 5 African Wildlife Research, 2 weeks
One of the very finest authentic wildlife experiences on the planet - a dream come true for anyone with a passion for African wildlife, or anyone who has ever dreamed of the true heart of Africa. You'll be actively involved in tracking and researching the African Big 5 on a spectacularly beautifu...
Travel Dates: 1 September 2019 - 31 December 2020
Jordan Women's Expedition, 8 Days
Day 1 Amman. Ahlan Wa Sahlan! Welcome to Amman, a city that's cosmopolitan and contemporary yet steeped in biblical history. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm, followed by dinner at a cooking school, Beit Sitti, which is run by three sisters who continue their grandmother's leg...
Travel Dates: Only on 20 May and 7 October 2019
Iran Women's Expedition, 12 Days
Day 1 Shiraz. Welcome to Iran. You will be met on arrival at Shiraz International Airport and transferred to your hotel. The adventure starts with a welcome meeting at 12 pm. Many travellers arrive in Iran with a perception that's way off compass. There's an idea that it will be like, say, Saudi ...
Travel Dates: 5 March - 15 December 2019
Community Million Dollar Challenge, Mount Kilimanjaro Climb, 8 Days,
Summit Africa's highest mountain via the scenic Rongai Route. Day 1 Join Moshi. Day 2 Commence climb. Day 3 Kikelewa Caves. Day 4 Mawenzi Tarn. Day 5 Walk to Kibo. Day 6 Summit and descend to Horombo Hut. Day 7 Descend to Marangu . Day 8 Marangu.
Travel Dates: Only on 6 July 2020 & 5 July 2021
Highlights of Africa North and Middle East
The ports of North Africa and the Middle East have ancient charms that blend modern convenience to varying degrees. Wherever you find yourself exploring, each encounter beyond the ship will show you something about yourself and the destination.
A few of the highlights of cruising North Africa and the Middle East:
- A stop in Dubai gives you the chance to see the tallest building on Earth, the Burj Khalifa. It made headlines when it opened in 2010, soars 828 metres skywards and there's a vertiginous observation deck at level 124. At a cost of US$1.5 billion, no expense was spared here. The similarly opulent 7-star hotel, Burj Al Arab, cuts a famous architectural slice of the skyline and a ship's deck is a good vantage point from which to admire it.
- Casablanca is Morocco's largest port, and fans of the 1942 classic movie of the same name may appreciate setting foot in this famed location. (However, we won't mention the film was shot in California!) The minaret of Casablanca's Hassan II Mosque is the tallest in the world, at 210 metres and is large enough for an incredible 25,000 worshippers in the interior and another 80,000 in the courtyard. In contrast, the Casablanca Cathedral is no longer used for religious purposes but is open to the public.
- Founded in 331BC by Alexander the Great, Alexandria is riddled with antiquities but whips up a modern onslaught on the sense you'll not quickly forget. With luminaries in the arts from across the ages, and home to what was once the largest library in the world, Alexandria is also the gateway to many of Egypt's noteable treasures.
Throughout the area, days are commonly warm or hot, and nights are cool. There are really only two seasons: a mild winter from November to April and a hot summer from May to October. The only differences between the seasons are variations in daytime temperatures and changes in prevailing winds. In the coastal regions, temperatures range between an average minimum of 14° C in winter and an average maximum of 30° C in summer on the coast , inland temperatures can get much hotter (over 40c) in summe