Middle East and maghreb

The Middle East is a vast, diverse and extremely complex area that is all too often mentioned for its least appealing sides: war, terrorism and religious radicalism. Travelling to the Middle East with Soviet Tours you are not going to experience any of them and you'll be amazed by the beauty and the hospitality of the region. On the other side, as we are what we are and we love what we love, you are not going to visit any Red Sea resort or overcrowded pyramid with us. The offbeat destinations we offer in the Middle-East - namely Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Libya and Kurdistan - have undeniably been surrounded by a bad aura in recent years, but we wouldn't tour them if they were nearly as dangerous as people say. In addition to the itineraries published on the website we also offer tailored expeditions, unusual travel routes and short city trips across and beyond the Middle East. Examples include: ski holidays in Iraq, historical tours through ancient Persia, and epic journeys to Sana'a. Our list of off-the-record countries also encompasses: Oman, Saudi Arabia, Palestine and Lebanon. Just email us at info@soviettours.com for more info about unadvertised tours.

Yemen produces coffee, Egypt cotton, Iraq dates, Palestine oranges, and Syria trouble.
― John Gunther

AFRICA

Africa, the cradle of humanity, isn't just a synonym for safari-cum-beach-resort holiday packages. Far from the madding crowd and the hordes of tourists there are plenty of countries and regions waiting to be discovered. A first-hand knowledge of the territory and longstanding partnerships with local tour operators has enabled us to cover some of the least known areas of the continent, namely: Sudan, EritreaSomaliland, and the Central African Republic. In addition to the itineraries published on the website we also offer tailored adventures, unusual travel routes and short city trips across and beyond Africa. Examples include: relaxing holidays in São Tomé, ethnological expeditions through the Congos, and epic journeys to Timbuktu. Our list of off-the-record African countries also encompasses: Mali, Sierra Leone, GuineaGuinea Bissau, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Burkina, Chad, Niger, South SudanMauritania and Equatorial Guinea. Just email us at info@soviettours.com for more info about unadvertised tours.

You can't hate the roots of a tree and not hate the tree. You can't hate Africa and not hate yourself.
― Malcolm X

SUBCONTINENT

The Indian Subcontinent is a chaotic and fascinating concoction of ethnicities, cultures, religions and social classes. You could write an entire encyclopedia about the region and travel years across its overwhelming urban realities and breathtaking landscapes and yet you wouldn't be able to grasp the essence of this extremely diverse and unimaginably vast part of Asia. For the moment being our coverage is limited to two of the least visited countries and yet most fascinating countries of the region: Pakistan (including Baluchistan) and Bangladesh. In addition to the itineraries published on the website we also offer tailored expeditions, unusual travel routes and short city trips across and beyond the Indian Subcontinent. Examples include: hiking adventures in the Afghan Wakhan, ethnological journeys through India's Northeastern States and Bhutan, and hit-and-run visits to Kandahar. Just email us at info@soviettours.com for more info about unadvertised tours.

You know, when I was a girl, the idea that the British Empire could ever end was absolutely inconceivable. And it just disappeared, like all the other empires.
― Doris Lessing