Mountain Retreats

“The fantastic warmth of welcome from the monks and the unique history which we felt privileged to be given access to; in my book, how could one not enjoy and be inspired!”

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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

“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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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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Possession / al Ghiwaya

Possession / al Ghiwaya

At Wind Sand & Stars we love to hear about projects that share our passion for the Egyptian desert, it’s intense silence, spirituality and rich oral tradition. 'Possession / al Ghiwaya' is just that. It is a collaborative dual language Arabic-English theatre project involving 5 artists (3 from Egypt, 2...

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“The whole trip was AMAZING – thank you so much.”

Francis Burkitt, St Catherine tailor made, August 2017

“We got more out of our little adventure than we had ever hoped for, thanks to a country of huge diversity and historical interest and to a very special guide.”

Cunningham family, Jordan tailor made, April 2017

“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

“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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