specialist historical and spiritual journeys

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desert retreats

"It was one of those experiences that you live on for the rest of your life"

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historical adventures

“It’s a unique and unforgettable experience to travel through this extraordinary landscape, sleep beneath the night sky and visit places of such ancient resonance and splendour.”

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tailor made journeys

“I am hugely impressed with Wind Sand & Stars’ organisation and their relationship with the Bedouin family who looked after us. These local contacts made the experience especially rich.”

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specialists in high quality historical and spiritual journeys

The Wind Sand & Stars family

Many years ago Wind Sand & Stars fell in love with Sinai and its people. Working closely with the Bedouin tribes we have developed strong partnerships and made life-long friends.

Wind Sand & Stars is proud to be part of the Wilderness Expertise group that incorporates two other brands, Wilderness Expertise and Inspire Worldwide, who offer high quality experiences for school groups that develop an awareness of our world, its people and cultures, and ourselves.

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Supporting Bedouin communities in South Sinai

Supporting Bedouin communities in South Sinai

Despite its beauty, rich history and remarkable biodiversity, Sinai is not an easy place to live. The nomadic Bedouin have found a way to survive in the desert for thousands of years, a fragile existence always on the margins, but recent political upheavals have posed new challenges and families depending...

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“So many thoughts about our wonderful trip to St Catherine; the fantastic warmth of welcome from the Egyptians, Fathers Justin and Nilus, and the unique history which we felt privileged to be given access to. In my book, how could one not enjoy and be inspired!”

Julia Palmer, St Catherine Retreat, February 2017

“A great experience altogether and I am grateful to all the organisers, to the guides and drivers, to all the staff at guesthouse and hotels, to the Bedouin we visited; all contributed to a perfect trip. “

Verena Watson, Tailor Made Desert Journey, April 2016

“Huge thanks to all at Wind, Sand & Stars for an amazing trip. John’s passion for Ethiopia fires his erudition and he gave us more insights into the country, past and present, than we could ever have gained from local guides.”

Christine Dunmow, Exploring Ethiopia’s Orthodox History with John Binns 2016

“I am hugely impressed with Wind Sand & Stars’ organisation and their relationship with the Bedouin family who looked after us. These local contacts made the experience especially rich.”

Richard Ames-Lewis, Adventure into Silence, October 2014

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