North Africa and Middle East Tours
Birthplace of several of the world's great religions and considered by many the cradle of civilization, the Middle East is a loosely defined area of incredible variety and dramatic contrasts. From secular, progressive Turkey to mysterious Yemen, the region's long history is on display at every turn, making the region an archaeologist or historian's dream. For centuries a political and religious hotbed, the Middle East luxhas been fought over since the time of Alexander the Great, and every twist of history has left its unique mark, from the varied, mouth-watering cuisine to architectural wonders second to none.
Wonders of Jordan (DWWJD)
Never heard of Wadi Rum or the lost city of Petra? You’re missing out. These natural and architectural treasures, tucked away in southern Jordan, are but a few of the memorable experiences you’ll be telling your friends about long after you’ve come home. Aided by an expert local guide, this trip takes you from the incredible Romanesque city of Jerash and a dip in the Dead Sea, to the hidden rock city of Petra and the magnificent rock formations of Wadi Rum, the 'Valley of the Moon'. This trip in three words? Timeless, transcendent, tremendous.
Highlights: Exploring ancient ruins and archaeological sites with an expert guide, Immersing yourself in the Dead Sea, Enjoying cooking demonstrations and tasting local speciality foods, Travelling to a desert camp and learning about the ancient Bedouin culture and history.
Jordan Family Adventure (DWFA)
The worst part of resort vacations? Trying to find a spot to lay out your blanket on a crowded beach. Solution: Visit Jordan instead! The beach never ends here (okay, technically it’s the Arabian Desert, but still…), and there’s way more to do here besides laying about and catching rays. Grab the kids and gape at the ancient rock-cut city of Petra one day, hike magnificent Wadi Rum the next, then snorkel the coral reefs of Aqaba and float in the Dead Sea a few days later. Good luck doing all that at an all-inclusive!
Highlights: Arrive at the awe-inspiring sight of Petra, camp out under the stars in Wadi Rum, observe many coloured fish while snorkelling in the Red Sea, float in the salty Dead Sea
Explore Petra and Wadi Rum (TDWEPN)
Hit the highlights of Jordan in this action-packed four days. View spectacular Wadi Rum by 4x4 before spending a night in the desert in the company of a local Bedouin tribe. Explore the magnificent red rock city of Petra and be amazed by the well-preserved Roman city of Jerash. Jordan has so much to offer!
Highlights: Explore the ancient Roman city of Jerash, traverse the desert by 4x4 and stay in a desert camp at Wadi Rum, discover hidden secrets in Petra