Camels in Wadi-Rum
Camels in Wadi-Rum

Experience our tours in a brand new way

Whether it's extending an already-perfect holiday, or simply an introduction to the region, our 'Lite' Tours are an excellent way to enjoy the same superb itineraries you can expect from Archaeological Tours in a different way...

Instead of a guide scholar, your tour will be accompanied by a local expert, whose knowledge and working experience of the destination in question will add a new level of authenticity to your overall experience there.

These shorter tours are planned to serve as the perfect extension to our regular tour-series. But for those that have less vacation time, or perhaps want less of a ‘study tour’ experience, then these tours serve as fabulous standalone trips. Still receive the same highly personalized service that only a small, dedicated company like ours can provide, stay in great hotels in central locations, and travel to exotic destinations. Experience fascinating archaeology, but also the wonders of the natural world, culture, history and food. Our lite tours bring more experiences to you in smaller and more affordable packages without compromising on the quality that you expect from Archaeological Tours.

What is included:

  • Local Guide / Tour Manager
  • Accommodation
  • Local Transport
  • Entries & Tips
  • Meals - as per the itinerary

Upcoming Departures

Frequently Asked Questions

You can book either by telephone, email or online. We are happy to hold bookings on our tours without commitment for 2 days. After this, we require a deposit to confirm your place. Payments can be made by card, bank transfer or check (payable to Archaeological Tours). We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. There is no credit card fee for guests. We do not accept post-dated checks, nor do we keep your card details on record. For overseas bank transfers, all fees must be paid by the guest(s).

These days, there is no reason to sacrifice comfort or convenience while you travel the world. We seek out the very best hotels for you and our international standard hotels are well-located for our touring, great restaurants and cultural experiences. You can find details of all our hotels on our website or by contacting our customer care team. If you would like any more information or if you have any questions, please just get in touch.

We welcome single travelers, but your place on tour may be subject to an additional supplement. For those traveling alone but who prefer to share with another, we will endeavor to work out congenial rooming arrangements.

On average, our lite tours have 5 guests. This often enable a more intimate experience, where nothing gets in the way of your sightseeing.

This will depend on each tour. Lite tours aren’t necessarily light on the sightseeing!

Our lite tours are accompanied by a local expert, whose knowledge and working experience will add a different dimension to your learning experience about a destination.

You will receive the same attention to detail as any of our tours, and will receive final insurrections, intensely and hotel list. But as our lite tours are less heavy on the studying, and more focused on the experience, you won’t receive a study book or reading list. However, if you would like any recommendations please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team.

Our tours vary in the degree of activity required and in how strenuous they are. Check out our activity rating on each tour page. Our travelers are usually between 50-75 years old, so, if you fall within the average range, we will have a tour for you! However, you must be able to walk unassisted and will most likely have to stand for extended periods of time. If you are over 80, please don’t be offended if we ask you to fill in a doctor’s note – your safety and well-being is our top priority. Easy Going: Limited walking and time to relax Moderate: Moderate walking and long days Challenging: Extensive walking, challenging environments and long days

Once you book a tour, and leading up to departure, we will send you a number of useful documents. Look out for our travel guide, which contains a handy packing list.

We would be sorry to hear this, but we understand that sometimes plans change. Our deposits are non-refundable and we ask that you let us know as soon as possible, so we can cancel your reservations. If you have already paid your balance, the refund due to you changes depending on time until departure. Check out our terms and conditions for more information.

If we cancel your tour prior to the date of departure, due to either low passenger numbers or to major logistical barriers to operation, you will have the option to transfer to an alternative tour (and pay/receive a refund/credit in respect of any price difference) or accept a full refund.

Please hold off until we can confirm your tour is good to go. We will not be liable for any costs incurred in the event that we cancel a tour if you do not follow this advice. Please also be sure to pay close attention to the arrival and departure destinations of your tour.

This usually will not be a problem, but it does depend on the severity of the medical and dietary condition. We understand that this may be a sensitive subject but, if you are worried that it will inhibit or hider your travel, please inform us and we will go the extra mile to address any requirements. When we provide meals, we will always endeavor to make sure that our suppliers meet your dietary needs. However, it may be difficult in more remote destinations to cater for all needs. If you need to carry medication with you, please check that there are no customs restrictions – you may need to carry proof such as your prescriptions or a doctor’s note.

We strongly recommend that all travelers have comprehensive travel insurance and do not travel against medical advice. You should organize insurance immediately when you book to ensure you have coverage against possible cancellation charges, medical treatment, and repatriation.