specialist high quality historical and spiritual journeys
Wind Sand & Stars began in the beautiful desert and mountains of South Sinai and, over the last twenty-five years, have worked with local partners in carefully chosen destinations to offer a distinctive, authentic and personal experience.
Wherever possible we travel at a pace that allows us to connect with the landscape, its people and traditions. Our journeys venture through stunning scenery, discover ancient sites and give an insight into the lives of the local communities.
Whether for schools, adult groups, families or individuals, each journey is tailored to create a unique and memorable experience.
“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