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The Palmyra Hotel, Baalbek

Baalbek’s Palmyra Hotel is a time warp with a history almost as rich as the Roman site of Baalbek itself. The hotel was originally established by a Greek businessman in 1874. He recognised the appeal of the stunning ruins, which sit just across the road, long before the site was first excavated in 1884. Since then, the Palmyra Hotel has seen two world wars and a brutal fifteen-year-long civil war.  Amazingly though, it has never closed its doors for a single day.

The 8 Best Places To Visit in Jordan

With numerous fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit, incredible food to sample and heaps of amazing culture to get to grips with, there has never been a better time to visit Jordan. Here at Wild Frontiers, we have highlighted the best place to visit in Jordan.

What Does an Oman Travel Itinerary Look Like?

If rugged 4WD desert treks, ancient spice cities, nomadic Bedouins and wild camping under the stars appeal to you, then you’ll love the vast desert scapes in Oman.

Best things to see and do in Lebanon

With the launch of our destination of Lebanon, we look at the best things to see and do in this Middle Eastern gem.

Just back from...Oman

Just back from his Oman tour, Dan tells us all about the highlights of his trip.

Algerian Colours

Tour leader Paul Rock shows off the magnificent colours of Algeria - from deserts to sunsets - on his recent tour.

Just Back From...Iran

After her recent trip to Iran, Clem fills us in on all her best bits.

Djemila: Algeria's Ancient Roman City

Wild Frontiers Tour Leader Carly explores one of the finest ancient sites in North Africa.

Women in Iran's Travel Industry

Wild Frontiers' Mark Steadman recently undertook some guide training in Iran, and wasn't surprised to find so many women in attendance. Here he explains why, for many of us, our perceptions of women's place in Iranian society is wrong.

The Kindness of Strangers in the Middle East

When I work or travel in the Middle East what I notice and love most are the acts of kindness, the unspoken give and take that seems to operate within society here.

Spending the Night on Wahiba Sands

A Monday in the Wahiba Sands of Oman is probably the best Monday you will have. After breaking our first night wild camping, shaking the dew from the tent we packed up and headed to the coast over miles and miles of dunes...

I, Ashurbanipal

Wild Frontiers' Michael recently visited the British Museum's new blockbuster exhibition on the Assyrian Empire and gives us his thoughts on the sprawling new show.

Visiting Algiers and the Sahara

WF tour leader, Hilary, reports from the chic and welcoming city of Algiers, and the edges of the vast Sahara Desert, whilst leading our Algerian Colours tour.

The Sights and Flavours of Iran

Iranian food writer, Simi, led Wild Frontiers' culinary tour of Iran earlier this year - here she recaps on her trip through the sights and flavours of Iran.

A View From Tehran: Tourism, Tensions and Trump

Wild Frontiers Founder Jonny Bealby found himself in Tehran as Donald Trump cancelled the nuclear agreement and vowed to reimpose sanctions against Iran. Here he reports from Tehran.

Just Back From: Israel & Palestine

Middle East expert Dan just returned from a trip around Israel & Palestine. Here he talks about his favourite view, favourite meal and more.

Visiting Iran as an American

I would just like to share what the experience was like for two Americans in this Islamic country, a reputed enemy of America.

Esfahan - Half the World

The last time I was in Esfahan was May 8th 1997. And now I am back again, exactly 21 years later. Has it changed?... 'Half the world', was how one French traveller described the city when passing through in the 16th century, and for good reason.

In Iran, With the World's Most Civilised People

Among the well-informed travelling community, the people of Iran have a reputation as one of the most friendly, hospitable and cultured peoples of the world. And within less than a day in this fascinating country, I had already had first hand experience of these famed characteristics.

Just Back From...Zimbabwe

Head of Marketing Michael is just back from Zimbabwe, where he found a country embracing change and open for business.

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