Explore has launched three more ‘Explore Beyond’ trips.

A 19-day Tashkent to Tehran overland adventure travels through Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Iran along lesser-travelled stretches of the ancient silk route. It departs on September 24 and costs from £3,499 per person including flights; 17 nights’ hotel and one night train accommodation on a bed-and-breakfast basis; transport and the services of a leader, driver and local guides.

The company's 15-day Sudan Expedition to Berenike is also new and offers a 4x4 journey across the arid desert of Sudan from Khartoum to the former gold mining city of Berenike. Most nights will be spent wild camping among the sand dunes, and customers will discover the ancient rock art at Bir Nurayet and meet the local nomads harvesting salt from a lake in the Atrun Crater. Trips depart in November and cost from £3,395 including flights, 13 nights’ camping and one night hotel accommodation, all meals, transport and the services of a leader, driver and cook.

Meanwhile, a Discover Disko Bay – MV Cape Race offers 11 days on a small 12 berth converted fishing vessel exploring the wilderness of the Arctic. guests have the opportunity to spot narwhals, beluga, minke and humpback whales from the ship, cruise through the rarely visited Uummannaq Fjord and meet the small Inuit community of Niaqornat, home to 59 residents. It departs in September and costs from £5,555 including seven nights’ boat and three nights’ hotel accommodation on a bed-and-breakfast basis, most meals and the services of a crew and naturalists.

For more information or to book visit explore.co.uk or call 01252-884723.

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