Traveling to Africa and the Middle East offers an enriching and transformative experience that should not be missed. These regions are vibrant and diverse, boasting a rich tapestry of history, culture, and natural wonders. Both regions offer warm hospitality, inviting locals, and a chance to immerse oneself in flavorsome cuisine, captivating music, and colorful festivals.
-Live with the locals in a village homestay experience
-4x4 Excursion in a private game reserve
-Observe the Big Five in Kruger National Park
-Stay in a safari lodge near Kruger National Park
-Visiting Boulder’s Beach to view the African Penguin
-South African winery tour
-Camel ride to the Giza Pyramids & Sphinx
-Sail the Nile on a traditional felucca boat
-Experience the Abu Simbel Temples
-Visit tombs at the Valley of the Kings
-Share meals in local family’s homes
-Cycle the west bank of Luxor
-Go four-wheeling in Wadi Rum
-Swim in the Dead Sea
-Camp under the stars in the desert
-Visit Saint George’s Church in Madaba
-Visit the ancient Citadel in Amman
-Experience Marrakech like a local
-Stay in a traditional Berber homestay
-Discover the High Atlas Mountains
-Visit the Erg Chebbi sand dunes
-Enjoy a Moroccan cooking class
-Camping experience in the Sahara Desert
Solo travelers have been backpacking across Europe for decades. The modernization of most cities helps keep everyone connected and comfortable. At Under30Experiences, safety is always a priority and your Trip Leader will always be able to advise you on the local area. We always recommend traveling light, leaving valuables at home, and staying with your group if you are concerned. One of the great things about group travel is “safety in numbers”.
You will find that many people in Europe know multiple languages, English often being one of them. Menus can usually be provided in English. However, your Trip Leader will know the local language to help navigate situations when they come up. Our travelers love to learn a little Spanish, Italian, Icelandic, French, Arabic, Greek, etc.
Europe’s peak season is the summer months, but spring and fall are very popular as well. Places like Ireland and Scotland can stay cool and rainy year-round, while August can bring heat waves in places like Spain and Italy where air conditioning is often unavailable. You will find almost all of our Europe trips have numerous departures in June & September to take advantage of great weather and avoid peak crowds.
Iceland sounds like a cold place but it actually enjoys a relatively temperate climate. Even in October and November, you still rarely encounter freezing temperatures during the day. In May, June, and July, you’ll find nearly 24 hours of daylight in Iceland, while in October and November you’ll find only 6-8 hours of daylight, great for seeing the Northern Lights.
Here are just a few of the reasons travelers join our group trips:
"Just got back from the Ireland trip and had an absolutely fantastic time! Can't believe how well we all meshed with the other group members and became good friends at the end. The trip was so well planned with the right amount of activities and leisure time. I never felt rushed and it was just the right pace of vacationing and exploring." - Ammara T. | Yelp Review