North Korean Border Reopening Rumors for June 2023

Speculations are swirling about the potential reopening of the North Korean border for tourism. Reports suggest that North Korea is considering reopening its border with China next month. With this allowing for truck shipments, personnel travel, and tourist visits. While official confirmation is awaited, local Chinese travel agencies received notices indicating North Korea's readiness to welcome tourists from June 10. However, it is yet to be confirmed whether this includes non-Chinese tourists.

Experience the Great Migration: A Journey of a Lifetime in Kenya

Calling all adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts! Prepare to be captivated by the world's largest terrestrial migration, the Great Migration in Kenya. This spectacular journey of over a million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles across the plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara is a sight to behold. Ready to experience the Great Migration yourself? Make sure to check out our anually Great Migration Tour in Kenya.

The Mystical Dragon Blood Trees of Socotra: A Journey Through Time

Welcome, nature lovers and adventure seekers! Today, we embark on a journey to one of the most mesmerizing and secluded natural wonders on Earth – the Dragon Blood Trees of Socotra. This remote archipelago, nestled in the Indian Ocean, is home to these unique and ancient trees that have stood the test of time. Their mystical allure and distinctive appearance have captivated the hearts and minds of those who have been fortunate enough to witness their beauty. And now, with our exclusive tours, you too can experience the magic of Socotra's Dragon Blood Trees.

Catatumbo Lightning: A Magnificent Natural Phenomenon in Venezuela

Catatumbo Lightning, or "Relámpago del Catatumbo" in Spanish, is an awe-inspiring atmospheric phenomenon that occurs at the mouth of the Catatumbo River where it meets Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela. This rare and breathtaking light show in the sky is caused by a combination of unique geographical and weather conditions in the region. Read all about this incredible phenomenon in our ultimate guide about the Catatumbo Lightning.

Wadi Doan – a hidden gem in Yemen

If you're a traveler who craves off-the-beaten-path destinations, then Wadi Doan (or Wadi Do'an / Wadi Dawan) in Yemen should definitely be on your bucket list. Nestled in the heart of the Hadhramaut Governorate, Wadi Doan is a hidden gem that is rich in history, culture, and natural beauty. In this blog post, we will take you on a virtual tour of this unique destination and give you all the information you need to plan your visit. You can visit Wadi Doan with a private tour or during one of our group tours to Yemen.

Syria open for Americans

Our local partner has confirmed that as of now, American citizens can apply for a tourist visa for Syria again. This is great news for anyone who has been wanting to visit this beautiful and historic country. In the recent years Americans were not able to acquire a Syrian tourist visa, but recently this has been changed. Anybody from the United States (U.S.A.) can now apply for a Syrian tourist visa.

Turkmenistan Visa – update 2023

Great news for travelers looking to visit Turkmenistan in 2023! The State Migration Service of Turkmenistan has resumed accepting documents for issuing invitations (LOI) for tourist visas after a three-year pause, effective from March 13, 2023. This means that CultureRoad will start as of today with organizing tours again to Turkmenistan.

First Western travel agency to offer trips to Syria again

For the first time since the civil war, western travel companies are offering trips to Syria again. One of them is the Dutch travel agency CultureRoad, which is responding to an increasing demand for this special destination. Especially post-COVID, the numbers of inquiries to unique and unusual destinations are increasing at a rapid pace.

The wondrous architecture of Asmara

For true architecture lovers, the capital of Eritrea, Asmara, is a must-see destination in the Horn of Africa. This African capital consists of a unique combination of Art Deco architecture, ancient Orthodox churches and Roman aqueducts. As you stroll through the streets of the capital, you feel as if you are in Italy but 70 years ago. Highly recommended, according to the team at CultureRoad!