"In all the years I have been organising trips abroad I have never encountered a company as well-organised or that pays such attention to detail as Wind Sand & Stars. If there is a better travel company out there, anywhere, I’d like to see it!"
Iain Hepburn, teacher, Westminster Under School
With over twenty-five years of experience we are able to offer fantastic educational adventures within a very safe framework. We work with school staff to create stimulating journeys to fit with their pupils’ age, aspirations and abilities. From prep schools to sixth formers, we can tailor activities to inspire and delight any age group. We also provide reliable administrative support and back-up throughout the planning process as well as the journey itself.
Our close friendships with the local Bedouin tribes of South Sinai helped us to become one of the leading specialists in educational school journeys. Those friendships are an important part of our impeccable safety record. We have used this expertise to develop new partnerships and itineraries in carefully chosen destinations, working with local communities to offer a stimulating and formative educational experience.
Our school journeys to Jordan combine its Bedouin culture, rich biblical history and incredible natural scenery. In Ethiopia our strong community links have fostered long-term school partnerships, together with an opportunity to explore its unique rock-hewn orthodox churches.
Have a look at feedback from previous parents, pupils and teachers.
Browse our destinations and view examples of inspiring itineraries and projects.
If you would like to find out more, or request an information pack, please contact us.
Several recent news items feature South Sinai and the Monastery of St Catherine. These reflect both its enduring appeal and a heartening interest in support for tourism in the region. From our Own Correspondent on BBC Radio 4 delved into the archives at St Catherine; fast forward to 11 minutes...
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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