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Experience the Arab Spring First Hand on your Gap Year

Monday 11th July 2011

Oasis Overland’s tours through the Middle East

Press release:
Oasis Overland is continuing to run its adventure tours in the Middle East.  Although currently diverting from Syria, tours to Egypt, Jordan and Turkey are running as usual and offer the opportunity to witness the Arab Spring first hand.

The company’s Oasis Caravan route travels from Istanbul to Cairo and vice versa.  Currently the itinerary includes flying over Syria (additional cost) and in its place extra time is spent exploring Turkey, Jordan and Egypt.  The Oasis Nomad from Damascus to Cairo and v.v. now starts or ends in Jordan’s capital Amman instead of Damascus.  

Director, Chris Wrede feels this is a great time to visit the Middle East.  “There are big changes going on in the Middle East and Syria is presently out of bounds but if you want to see the positive changes taking place after such significant historical events, witnessed by the world, then we can take you to those parts of Egypt, Jordan and Turkey that are safe, welcoming and hospitable.  

This is a fantastic time to visit - some of the world’s most famous sites like the Pyramids and Petra are quiet and free from crowds and you can also go to Tahrir Square and other sites that were backdrops to the Revolution.  I took my family to Egypt last month and we all, especially the kids, had a brilliant holiday, everyone was so pleased to see us there supporting their new country.”

37 day Oasis Caravan costs £695 plus a local payment of £270.

Departs Cairo 18th August ’11
Departs Istanbul  2nd October ’11

21 day Oasis Nomad costs £475 plus a local payment of £185

Departs Amman 27th July ’11
Departs Cairo 18th August ’11
Prices do not include international flights or the flight over Syria (£200 – Oasis Caravan only).
Prices do include transport in Oasis Overland expedition truck, accommodation fees (camping and local hotels/hostels), some meals, 2 Oasis crew and some activities.

Bookings, enquiries, brochure: www.oasisoverland.co.uk - 01963 363400 - info@oasisoverland.co.uk