A journey that takes us to ancient Nubia, the “Land of the Black Pharaohs”, the cradle of a sophisticated civilisation that developed from 3000 B.C. onwards and for centuries rivalled Egypt in wealth and splendour. Today, an archaeological heritage of immense value remains from this glorious history, easily accessible to travellers interested in exploring the little-trodden paths of this surprising territory, which fascinates for its treasures and conquers for the genuine hospitality of its inhabitants.
Travelling in Sudan is a bit like feeling like a pioneer in a land that has not yet been fully explored. A land thousands of years old with ancient Nubian houses with painted doors and archaeological treasures that you can touch. Temples and pyramids that you don’t visit but experience, exploring them undisturbed in order to admire the well-preserved ancient bas-reliefs and hieroglyphics up close. Our itinerary winds its way through royal necropolises hidden behind huge apricot-coloured sand dunes, underground tombs in brilliant colours, imposing monuments peeping out from the green palm groves along the Nile, and the majestic ruins of imperial cities that hark back to a distant history in which Sudan played a leading role.
Day 1 : Thursday 28 December 2023
Outbound flight/Khartoum (KRT)
Day 2 : Friday 29 December 2023
Khartoum/Bayoda Desert/Old Dongola/Kawa
The endless Bayoda Desert, the Christian mosaics of Old Dongola and the magnificent Kawa dunes.
Day 3 : Saturday 30 December 2023
Nubia with its painted houses and welcoming inhabitants.
Day 4 : Sunday 31 December 2023
Nubian villages, rock graffiti in Sebu and the mysterious statue of Tombus.
Day 5 : Monday 01 January 2024
Excursion on the Nile river by felucca and the fascinating remains of the Kerma civilization.
Day 6 : Tuesday 02 January 2024
Pyramids and temples at the foot of the majestic Jebel Barkal, the sacred mountain where the god Amun resides.
Day 7 : Wednesday 03 January 2024
The sunset over the pyramids of Meroe, an indelible image.
Day 8 : Thursday 04 January 2024
Meroe/Mussawarat es Sufra/Naqa
The sites of Mussawarat es Sufra and Naqa, where Egyptian legacies mix with Meroitic style and Mediterranean influences.
Day 9 : Friday 05 January 2024
The incredible archaeological museum in Khartoum, the picturesque souk of Omdourman and the dervish ceremony.
Day 10 : Saturday 06 January 2024
Khartoum (KRT)/Return Flight