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Best Places to Stargaze in the World

  • 21st September 2016

Getting out into the vast wilderness, whether to swathes of desert or vast steppe, humbles the traveller to the sheer scale of nature. Here's a list of the best places to stargaze in the world.

Tour in Focus: Iran Unveiled

Our Tour in Focus blogs take a look at what makes our Signature Trips special and tries to answer common questions our travellers ask us. Iran Unveiled is our 15 day classic tour of Iran. Over the last couple of years it has been phenomenally popular for us and has become our bestselling trip. In th…

Sports you won't see at The Olympics

  • 28th July 2016

The build up to this year's Olympic Games is a hub of excitement, but have you grown tired of these old fashioned and formulaic sports? From water polo to weightlifting, shooting to synchronised swimming (yawn), these sports have had their day in the sun. We’ve taken a look at some of the more we…

A to Z of Burma / Myanmar

For so long off-limits to travellers due to a murky history under military control, the wonders of Burma/Myanmar are just beginning to be revealed to the wider world. Our A to Z guide illuminates the history and culture of the country, from the ancient and monument-filled city of Bagan to nomadic se…

6 of the Best Street Food Spots & Their Stories

  • 7th July 2016

Street vendors have served sizzling, ready-to-eat snacks since ancient times, from fried fish in ancient Greece and dumplings in ancient China to nibbling salted peas while watching gladiators fight during the Roman Empire. The international phenomenon has given the world French fries, developed …

Tour in Focus: Bolivia & Chile, Altiplano to Atacama

Our Tour in Focus blogs dissect our best and most popular trips, highlighting what makes them unique and answering anything you may like to know. This trip ran as a recce tour just last year, so is still in its infancy compared to some of our classic adventures, but the feedback we received was g…

Q&A with Author of Samarkand Cookbook

Travel and food writer Caroline Eden paired up with Eleanor Ford, editor for the Good Food Channel and BBC Good Food, to produce the recently published and stunningly presented Samarkand, a collection of recipes and stories from Central Asia and the Caucasus. The book provides tasty recipes with …

Is it safe to travel in Venezuela?

  • 29th June 2016

Please note that this is the take based on one group's recent visit to Venezuela, which for safety reasons did not stop in the cities, where most of the unrest is taking place. It does not intend to undermind the difficult situation for many Venezuelan people or disregard security concerns. For more…

Travelling Against FCO Advice

  • 24th May 2016

We often get enquiries from our travellers about contravening Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Travel Advice. With many places in the world becoming safer over recent decades, travelling against FCO advice is something we now only do on a small number of our tours, very different from our situa…

Becoming a Coffee Connoisseur in Colombia

Explore the scenic coffee region on our Viva Colombia or Colombia Explorer tours, or arrange a visit to Café San Alberto itself on a tailor-made holiday to Colombia. I did not drink a single cup of tea in Colombia. The concept was almost unheard of. Instead, I was in the third biggest coffee prod…

The Salt Cathedral of Zipaquirá

Still heavy with a layer of fatigue and jetlag after an overnight flight and early arrival had turned straight into a day of hotel inspections, I didn’t know quite what to expect from an ‘underground salt cathedral’, under than my colleague’s words to “bring a cardy along”. The cathedral is close…

6 of the Best Epic Roads

  • 27th April 2016

Road trips in the UK can mean little more than traffic jams and Little Chefs, but some of the roads travelled on our tours are so epic they can form a highlight of the trip. Often bordering on the treacherous, whilst others tell historic tales of expanding empires and the development of an ever-c…

Tour In Focus: Ethiopia Northern Explorer

In our Tour In Focus blogs, we'll pick apart our most successful trips, highlighting the elements which make them unique and what is, in our opinion, the trip's most epic stop. To kick us off, we are looking at Ethiopia: Northern Explorer. Ethiopia was Wild Frontier's second ever destination, so we …

Breakfast Around The World: Infographic

  • 22nd April 2016

Most of us around the world kick-start our day with a breakfast, whether it's eaten around kitchen tables or cross-legged in a ger camp. Yet what we eat for breakfast varies greatly, from savoury to sweet, simple to extravagant, substantial to snack-like, from pastries to chowders, and all that’s in…

Q&A with Writer and Film-Maker Mick Conefrey

We grabbed ten minutes with esteemed writer and film-maker Mick Conefrey, as well as one of the speakers at our Foundation fundraiser this month, and asked him some questions surrounding his latest book, The Ghosts of K2. The book tells of thrilling expedition attempts to climb this mighty mountain,…

6 of the Best: Loos with a View

  • 29th February 2016

Where are the best Wild Frontiers destinations to find a toilet? View the complete collection in our Facebook album, and feel free to leave any of your own in the Facebook comments. 1) Celestial Chamber Pot WF traveller Rick Flatt took this photo in Kyrgyzstan on our Celestial Mountains tour l…

Pakistan Travel Guide: Frequently Asked Questions

It’s a classic Wild Frontiers destination, but there are a number of questions we are frequently asked about travelling to Pakistan, so we sat down with head honcho at Wild Frontiers, Jonny Bealby, to answer some of your common questions. If there’s anything else you’d like to know, feel free to lea…

A to Z of Rajasthan

Majestic Rajasthan is India’s largest state, lying in its north-west, close to the Pakistani border. Literally “Land of the Kings”, it is covered by sheets of desert which contrast with its vibrantly colourful expressions of culture. Rich with ruins: palaces and forts tower regally, leftover from Ra…

Meet the Kurds of Western Iran

Our new itinerary to western Iran visits Iranian Kurds in their mountainous region of Kermanshah, visiting the town Marivan and the village Palangan along with walking around the beautiful Lake Zarivar. This region is rich with Paleolithic heritage, with Neanderthal remains, early Bronze Age sites a…

Know Your Stans

  • 12th January 2016

For such a significantly large patch of our planet, the countries of Central Asia do not feature prominently in many of our psyches, and even less so do the quirks and characteristics differentiating these countries and their unique cultures and languages. The five stans, lying between the Middle Ea…

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