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Company history

Early days running truck-based trips, Barida, Nepal (1999)
Group in Wadi Rum, Jordan (2002)
Above: Early days running truck-based trips, Barida, Nepal (1999)
  • Early days running truck-based trips, Barida, Nepal (1999)
  • Group in Wadi Rum, Jordan (2002)

Our company history

Our Egypt Uncovered tours and holidays have developed out of years of enjoying and operating travel in this region, and around the world. The company founders Ralph Foulds & Martin Hosie started working in the travel industry driving and operating truck-based overland expeditions through Asia and the Middle East in the mid 1990s. As time went on shorter cultural and adventure tours were added in the countries they'd got to know along the way.

First 48 Ltd. was formed with some other friends in 2000 to showcase these shorter tours as well as the original overland expeditions and a range of unique 'First 48 Hours' arrival packages, designed for independent travellers and others wanting a soft landing in an unfamiliar country. Following the tragic events in September 2001, and the following war in Afghanistan, we stopped operating overland expeditions through the region and concentrated on small-group and tailor-made tours, particularly in Egypt.

In 2003 we launched the Egypt Uncovered brand and website, to better display our wide range of tours in Egypt and Jordan.


Purely due to a change of ownership (and a desire for a better name!), Uncover the World Ltd. was formed in early 2005 to continue running all the same tours and holidays and expand our range of destinations.

Today we arrange private and tailor made itineraries to many destinations worldwide through the Uncover the World website. We also organise small-group tours through this Egypt Uncovered website, and also our Nepal Uncovered and Thailand Uncovered websites.

We also run the Adventure Fishing Holidays website, which better showcases a wide range of exciting fishing holidays.

News & features

Current travel to Egypt

Following a significant improvement in the situation on the ground in Egypt and relaxation of official UK Foreign Office advice, we are delighted to be able to run tours throughout most of Egypt at the moment. The majority of our group tour program is running, as well as private & tailor-made options. A few geographical restrictions apply and some minor itinerary adjustments may be required. For a more detailed review, read on...

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A brief history of Egypt

A history of this fascinating country from the time of the Pharaohs to modern day Egypt.

Families and children travelling in Egypt & Jordan

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"We had a great time diving! My boyfriend was already qualified but the staff made sure we did some of our dives together. A real personal touch, thank you."

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Egypt Uncovered, Head office: Leigh House, Varley Steet, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 6AN

Phone: +44 (0) 845 130 48 49 Fax: +44 (0) 845 130 48 84

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00, Sat 09:30-12:30. Registered in the UK: 7560987

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