Untamed Borders offers bespoke trips and small group tours to some of the world’s most interesting and inaccessible places.

We specialise in trips to Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, former Soviet Central Asia and the Caucasus, but also arrange bespoke trips to other off-the-beaten track destinations. Untamed Borders uses specialist local guides throughout whose aim is to provide authentic and original experiences for all our guests. Please join us on one of our small group itineraries or contact us to arrange a bespoke adventure.

Wild Siberia: Western Tuva

Dates: Summer & Autumn 2019
Cost: Contact us
Space Available
This eight-day trip will take you into the remote and rural western region of the Republic of Tuva. Being the epicentre of traditional Tuvan culture you’ll have a chance to meet with nomadic pastoralists, master craftsmen, throat singers and musicians.

Trekking the Wakhan, Afghanistan

Dates: 2nd-23rd September 2019
Cost: US$4300
Space Available
In September 2019 we will be heading to one of the world's most remote corners. A 22-day journey to visit the land of one of the world's last and least visited nomadic cultures: The Kyrgyz of the Afghan Pamir. We begin in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe before travelling along the dramatic Pamir Highway and crossing over into Afghanistan. We then pass through the Wakhan Corridor to the Afghan Pamir. The last section of this journey will be made by foot as we make our way to the summer grazing grounds of Chaqmaqtin.
Blue Mosque Mazar i Sharif - Seb MacKinnon

Melons & Grapes - Grand Afghan Tour

Dates: 14th - 28th September 2019
Cost: US$4450
Fully Booked
Each Autumn we run a trip to Afghanistan and we think it is the perfect time to visit. Summer can be blisteringly hot and winter icy cold. Spring has its charms, but for us Autumn is the best, and all because of the fruit. How a land that appears to be made entirely of bare rock can produce melons as large as beach balls and grapes bursting with juice is one of life’s great mysteries. This trip shows the best of Afghanistan with as much fresh fruit thrown in as you can eat.
A trip to Damascus


Dates: 6th - 12th October 2019
Cost: US$1975
Space Available

Marathon of Afghanistan

Marathon of Afghanistan 2019

Dates: Autumn 2019 - contact us for details
Cost: US$ 2150
Fully Booked
This package offers travel and entrance to the fourth edition of the only international marathon in Afghanistan. The marathon will take place in the Bamian province, amidst the mighty mountains of the Hindu Kush in central Afghanistan. The astonishingly beautiful valley, a UNESCO world heritage site, is recognised as one of the safest provinces in the country and remains almost completely untouched by violence. The first edition was a big success with a hundred runners participating.
Erbil Marathon 2018

Erbil Marathon 2019

Date: 21st - 26th October 2019
Cost: US$1850
Space Available
We will show you the places of interest in the Iraqi Kurdistan capital as well as head out of Erbil to visit Lalish, the spiritual home of the Yazidi people and go training with female runners breaking taboos in Iraq, giving you a taste of life in Northern Iraq. There are three distances (5km, 10km and full marathon) so even if you are not a strong runner you can take part and enjoy the event and the famous Kurdish hospitality.
Buzkashi Afghanistan

NEW - Afghan Winter Tour

Dates: 29th October - 12th November 2019
Cost: US$4450
One Space Available
We start in Kabul before taking a short flight across the Hindu Kush to Herat, the most architecturally complete city in Afghanistan. Then we will move on to Bamian where we spend three days exploring the valleys, the Buddha niches and the lakes of Band e Amir. It is an area that allows us to experience what life is like in rural Afghanistan in safety. Finally, we cross the spine of the Hindu Kush through to Mazar e Sharif to see the blue-tiled shrine of Hazrat Ali and the remains of the once great Silk Road city of Balkh. Hopefully taking in a game of Afghanistan's national winter sport – Buzkashi.

Horn of Africa - Ethiopia and Somaliland - Autumn 2019

Dates: 14th - 23rd November 2019
Cost: US$3275
Space Available
An exploration into some of the wilder parts of Ethiopia plus Somaliland. This trip gives you the opportunity to visit the hottest inhabited place on earth, feed wild hyenas in the ancient walled city of Harar, and even visit the home of the Queen of Sheba.

Mogadishu Add-On - Autumn 2019

Dates: 23rd - 25th November 2019
Cost: US$1250
Space Available
A rare opportunity to get an insight into life in Mogadishu. You will be able to visit the markets, bazaars and beaches of this traumatised yet vibrant city.

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