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"My heartfelt thanks to you and the team. We all had a fantastic time. The students all felt the experience to be very worthwhile and they very much enjoyed their time at Maydaero School completing their project and getting to know the locals."
Carlie Beavan, Gordonstoun School Ethiopia 2016

"Huge thanks to all at Wind, Sand & Stars for an amazing trip. John’s passion for Ethiopia fires his erudition and he gave us more insights into the country, past and present, than we could ever have gained from local guides."
Christine Dunmow, Exploring Ethiopia’s Orthodox History with John Binns 2016

"I am hugely impressed with Wind Sand & Stars’ organisation and their relationship with the Bedouin family who looked after us. These local contacts made the experience especially rich."
Richard Ames-Lewis, Adventure into Silence, Sinai 2014

"It was clear from my first tentative enquiry that there was a special quality of care at the foundation of Wind Sand & Stars. Curiously, in spite of the possible risky environment (political, spiritual, health-wise, etc), one was allowed to feel safe and supported. The structure of care was utterly sound, there was a constant and completely necessary daily reminder of boundaries in all senses of the word, which gave one a freedom in which to truly experience exploration beyond one’s normal limits. "
Mary Cook, Adventure into Silence, Sinai 2014

"A fabulous adventure and a valuable respite from the pressures of urban living, within the security of a very professional and conscientious organisation. Arrangements were excellent – and it was fun!"
Penny Hammar, school governor, Godolphin & Latymer School, Jordan 2014

"Experiencing a culture so far removed from our own was a real eye opener and certainly made us all appreciate the simplest of home comforts. The experience was incredible and will stay with us forever."
Oliver Thornton, pupil, Gordonstoun School, Ethiopia 2013

"I was very impressed by the company and the care you offer. My Bedouin guide Suleiman was everything I could have wanted: kind, caring, quiet and attentive."
Revd Nicholas Calver, Solo Desert Retreat, Sinai 2013

"I think I can say that it ranks among one of the most significant experiences of my life."
Revd Andrew Bailey, Wisdom of the Desert, Egypt & Sinai 2012

"You really do offer something different and special. I would recommend you and this trip, wholeheartedly."
Dr Floris Tomasini, Adventure into Silence, Sinai 2012

"You win the prize for creating a safe, challenging and memorable experience."
Kevin Richards, Head of Geography, Marlborough College, Sinai 2011

"In all the years I have been organising trips abroad I have never encountered a company as well-organised or that pays such attention to detail as Wind Sand & Stars. If there is a better travel company out there, anywhere, I’d like to see it!"
Iain Hepburn, teacher, Westminster Under School, Sinai 2011

"It's a unique and unforgettable experience to travel through this extraordinary landscape, sleep beneath the night sky and visit places of such ancient resonance and splendour. With Wind Sand & Stars every detail has been considered and each day brings new delights."
Dr Pamela Bickley, teacher, Godolphin & Latymer School, Sinai 2011

"Thank you so much to you and your amazing company for setting up this brilliant, life-changing retreat, and for all the oversight, care, grace and sheer hard work that went into making the whole thing so seamlessly excellent."
Martin Cavender, Sinai Desert Retreat, Sinai 2010

"The leader of the trip was outstanding. She was extremely knowledgeable, was always in complete control of every situation, had a deep caring approach to every child and yet was great fun to be with."
Derek Thomson, teacher, Kingston Grammar School, Sinai 2010

"I was very impressed by the professional and highly organised approach before the trip and the girls clearly had a wonderful adventure."
Susan Wood, parent, Godolphin & Latymer School, Sinai 2010

"It is a completely different experience - something my pupils will never forget. You use your experience and expertise to create such a stimulating journey."
Geoff Cocksworth, Head of Religious Studies, The Kings School, Canterbury, Sinai 2007

"The students and I thoroughly enjoyed our 18 days in Egypt. It was a deeply touching and satisfying experience that we will never forget. I am also particularly grateful to Wind Sand and Stars for the excellent organisation of the transport and logistical aspects of the trip."
Nick Fair, teacher, Gordonstoun School, Sinai 2006

"A unique opportunity to explore the wonder of our ancient past and our spiritual legacy."
The Very Reverend Dr John Moses, the Dean of St Paul's, Sinai 2005

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