New tour firm offers offbeat destinations
Dubai, March 11, 2013
Offbeatours, a tour company that focuses on a totally new concept of travel and tourism, has been launched in the UAE.
The Dubai-based company was started by David Butler, aviation professional and constant voyager.
Offbeatours commenced operations with full-board trips to an array of thrilling destinations that most tour companies do not dare to reach, said a statement.
The company is willing to target adventurous individuals who would live a real travel experience and go beyond regular luxury travel and tourism. This concept draws its inspiration from the travellers of old, renowned for their zest for visiting new places and learning from the various adventures encountered along the way, it said.
The initial itineraries will focus on Yemen, Afghanistan and Kurdish Iraq.
The company is ready to offer its first tour to “Yemen Sana’a and its surrounding regions”. The tour is tailored for curious travellers who want to discover the territory with complete security and safety, it said.
The five-day and four-night tour to Yemen will include Sana’a city tour, Dar Al Hajar, Kawkaban, Manakah, and Al Hajarrah. The tour will give a comprehensive image of the city. It will include visiting the centre of the modern city, the old city, the traditional busy markets, the mosques and sacred areas, the countryside villages, the ancient ruins, the fortresses with distinctive regional architecture and the beautiful mountainous nature.
Travellers will be able to interact with local people, eat delicious local dishes, play Yemeni traditional music and watch Yemeni dances, including the famous Barra Dance (dance with knives). The tour will give the opportunity for travellers to walk along the terraces of Qat and coffee plantations in some villages, and chatting with the local people working in the fields, the company said.
Offbeatours will be organising its tours in collaboration with police and logistics bodies to keep travellers away from any risk or danger.
Other destinations to be provided by Offbeatours in the next few months include, but are not limited to, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Armenia. Food, Beverage, transportation and accommodation are inclusive of any trip’s program. Costs vary based on the country visited and the length of the tour, the company said. – TradeArabia News Service