Following on from our Saudi Arabia tour and right before our Iran tour we will be heading to Kuwait, a perfect stop off for country collectors!
We spend a day exploring Kuwait City, from its Andalusian influenced Grand Mosque to the Al-Qurain Martyrs House which covers in detail the Iraqi invasion of 1990, which is still fresh in people’s memories. 31 young men who took a collective oath to defend their native land used this house to resist the invasion. The destruction has been left untouched.
We then begin the highlight of the tour by boarding a ferry to Failaka Island – located 20km offshore of Kuwait in the Persian Gulf. The island name meaning ‘outpost’ when Alexander the Great used it as a strategic position of the mighty ancient Greek army. During the Iraqi invasion, the Iraqis forced the island’s 2000 residents back to the mainland and Saddam’s military began mining the beaches and using the island’s facilities and buildings for target practice.
Bullet-riddled villages, an abandoned resort, and tank graveyards involving Soviet tanks & artillery are left behind for us to explore!
We conclude our tour by visiting the must-see sights of the capital and by watching the sunset from the top of the Kuwait Towers with Arabic tea in hand.
Sunday 15th October – Kuwait City
Monday 16th October – Failaka Island
Tuesday 17th October – Kuwait City
Wednesday 18th October– Kuwait City
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• All accommodation
• Lunch on Failak Island
• All entrance fees
• Transport to complete the tour
• YPT guide & local English speaking guide
• Visa fee if applicable
• Travel to and from Kuwait City
• Single supplement ($120)
• All meals except lunch on Failaka island
• Personal spending
• Tips for the guides
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