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It's the most wonderful time of the year! The time where we start to add up all our remaining vacation days and repeatedly tag our friends in countless memes to remind them that we're a size 'window seat' in plane tickets even though we know we're going to end up being our own Santa Claus and booking our own New Year's trips. And even though we feel royally ripped off that 2018 is already ending when it feels like it just started a few weeks ago, that just means we need to squeeze in one last adventure before we bid this one farewell. 

It looks like everybody and their mama is off to Siwa for the new year, and rightfully so – Siwa is absolutely stunning, and now is the best time to be there. If you're thinking of planning your own trip, we've done the grunt work for you and condensed it into an ultimate guide to Siwa. If you're not one of those people who likes to plan your own trip down to the nitty gritty, there are plenty of group trips happening in time for the holidays, both in the Middle East and internationally.

You could give 2018 the ultimate send-off from atop Mount Kilimanjaro; adventure through South Africa, Greece, or Nepal; get a peaceful start somewhere on the beaches of Bali; or kick off 2019 adventuring with Omar Samra in Bhutan.

So, where will you be when the clock strikes 12?

NY 2019: Black and White Desert
Destination: Black and White Deserts, Egypt
Hosted by
: Clifftop Adventures
Dates: December 31 – January 1
Cost:
 $92

Siwa Oasis with Gazef
Destination: Siwa, Egypt
Hosted by
: Gazef
Dates: December 29 – January 1
Cost:
 $177

NY 2019 Siwa: The Desert Oasis
Destination: Siwa, Egypt
Hosted by
: Clifftop Adventures
Dates: December 29 – January 1
Cost:
 $181

Luxor and Aswan with Gazef
Destination: Luxor and Aswan, Egypt
Hosted by
: Gazef
Dates: December 29 – January 2
Cost:
 $194

New Year Under The Stars in Siwa

Destination: Siwa, Egypt
Hosted by: Mezany
Dates: December 29 – January 1
Cost: $195

Nuba New Year's Trip
Destination: Nuba, Aswan, Egypt
Hosted by
: Egyptian Hiking Community 
Dates: December 29 – January 2
Cost:
 $213

Sinai Quest with Gazef
Destination: Sinai, Egypt
Hosted by
: Gazef
Dates: December 28 – January 1
Cost:
 $217 

Christmas in Siwa
Destination: Siwa, Egypt
Hosted by
: Desert Adventures Egypt 
Dates: December 22 – December 26
Cost:
 $261

New Year's Eve in The Wilderness
Destination: Dahab, Sinai, Egypt
Hosted by
: Insight Seekers
Dates:
December 28 – January 1
Cost
:
 $334

Climbing Mount Toubkal
Destination: Morocco 
Hosted by
: Wild Guanabana
Dates: December 27 – January 1
Cost:
 $850

 

Vietnam with Gazef

Destination: Vietnam
Hosted by: Gazef
Dates: December 28 – January 5
Cost: $790

Bali with Gazef
Destination: Bali, Indonesia
Hosted by
: Gazef
Dates: December 25 – January 2
Cost:
 $890

South Africa with Gazef
Destination: South Africa
Hosted by
: Gazef
Dates: December 29 – January 5
Cost:
 $980

Paragliding, Hiking, and Rafting
Destination: Nepal
Hosted by: Wild Guanabana
Dates: December 29 – January 4
Cost:
 $1,050

Greece with Rahhalah Explorers
Destination: Greece
Hosted by
: Rahhalah Explorers
Dates: December 28 – January 3
Cost:
 $1,095

Philippines: In Search of Paradise
Destination: Philippines
Hosted by
: Destination 31
Dates: December 22 – January 3
Cost:
 $1,200

South Africa: Cape of Adventures
Destination: South Africa
Hosted by
: Destination 31
Dates: December 28 – January 6
Cost:
 $1,300

Kenya with Destination 31
Destination: Kenya
Hosted by
: Destination 31
Dates: December 28 – January 3
Cost:
 $1,480

Express Gorilla Tracking
Destination: Africa
Hosted by: UAE Trekkers
Dates: December 28 – December 31
Cost:
 $1,600

India – A Ladies' Only Adventure
Destination: India
Hosted by
: Rahhalah Explorers
Dates: December 28 – January 4
Cost:
 $1,775

Mongolia with Rahhalah Explorers
Destination: Mongolia
Hosted by
: Rahhalah Explorers
Dates: December 28 – January 3
Cost:
 $2,150

Explore Bhutan with Omar Samra
Destination: Bhutan
Hosted by: Wild Guanabana
Dates: December 26 – January 5
Cost:
 $2,500

New Years on Uhuru Peak
Destination: Tanzania
Hosted by: UAE Trekkers
Dates: December 28 – January 5
Cost:
 $2,859

Kilimanjaro with Rahhalah Explorers
Destination: Tanzania
Hosted by
: Rahhalah Explorers
Dates: December 29 – January 1
Cost:
 $2,995

Climbing Kilimanjaro (Machame Route)
Destination: Tanzania
Hosted by: Wild Guanabana
Dates: December 28 – January 2
Cost:
 $3,050 

Cuba Other Than Cigars
Destination: Cuba
Hosted by
: Vamos-todos
Dates: December 26 – January 7
Cost
:
 $4,670 

 

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