In 1983 Rufus Reade set up the Edinburgh based carpet shop, The Nomads Tent which involved regular trips to Turkey to source rugs for his new business. These travels led to his first tour in 1987 to Eastern Turkey.
Rufus Reade has been planning, organising and leading small tours since then, fuelled by a love of travel, an insatiable curiosity and the pleasure of sharing his discoveries with his travelling companions. The tours are conceived as a way of bringing individuals together to share the journey. Be prepared for the unexpected, with an emphasis on getting to know the country in the broadest possible way. Our theme is a way to see the country but does not restrict us to a narrow vision. This website aims to show something of the diversity we can expect in any of the countries we visit.
Click here to see the page which outlines the tours we have planned.
May 2014: Churches and Birds of the Caucasus: travelling through Georgia with guest birder Mike Betts.(One place left available)
September 2014: Southern Russia: Rostov-
November 2014: Northeastern India. A journey of discovery in a little known part of the world.
Detailed itineraries will be available in February for the following
January 2015 Epiphany in Ethiopia: the churches and monasteries of northern Ethiopia come alive particularly at major religious festivals so we have timed this visit for Timkat/Epiphany when we’ll see this beautiful country and its religious buildings. Led by Rufus Reade (Open for booking in March 2014)
March 2015 Highlights of Southeast Asia: Inle and Bagan in Burma, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Luang Prabang in Laos, Hanoi and Hue in Vietnam. Led by Rufus Reade. (Pre-
June 2015 Shetland and Fair Isle: birds and archaeology with our guest birder Ian Andrews. The tour is led by Rufus Reade. (Late February 2014 booking essential to secure accommodation in June 2015!)
If you have any questions please get in touch.
This website was last updated on 9 January 2014
Images on this page are all from Ethiopia (we have plans to visit this fabulous country in January 2015)