Federal Iraq from Marshes to Mosul
- Oct 29 - Nov 5, 2023
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We are an alternative travel agency specializing in taking small groups to emerging, barely visited, and often misunderstood countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Central Asia.
Our tours are budget, we only work with local independent guides, and our groups tend to become outstanding travel families.
We are no regular travel agency, but we take time to take photos and have local interactions in each place we visit
From having lunch in a local eatery surrounded by locals to organizing a meal at someone’s house, our expeditions never miss the human touch
We try to organize activities which would otherwise, be very difficult to experience as an independent traveler
We only work with teams composed of local people, carefully chosen
The people you share the journey with are important, so we always try to keep our groups fun
High-quality tours on a budget, the best value-for-money option
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Against the Compass EXPEDITIONS was founded by Joan Torres, creator of Against the Compass travel blog and regular Lonely Planet writer.
Currently based in Barcelona, Joan Torres has been continuously traveling since 2014, with a special focus on unusual countries, revealing the beauty and potential of some of the most misunderstood countries in the world, from Mali to Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
After blogging for more than 5 years, writing comprehensive travel guides and tips to those destinations, while creating a loyal readership, Joan Torres decided to open a travel company in an attempt to help other travelers do the same.