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.
Morocco Kasbahs & Desert (DCKD)
Perfect for travellers looking for a fast-paced trip, this short but sweet adventure offers up a great combination of Morocco’s must-see highlights and a little free time to explore on your own. Take to a camel to explore the dunes before really experiencing the Sahara on an overnight camping excursion. Explore high-walled kasbahs and wander the labyrinthine alleys of Fes and Marrakech. Discover the history and rugged natural beauty of mysterious Morocco.
Highlights: Wandering the winding streets of ancient medinas, exploring natural gorges and Roman ruins, riding a camel to a desert camp, bargaining in exotic souks.
Morocco Family Adventure (DCMF)
Wedged between the Mediterranean and the great Sahara, Morocco is essentially one massive beach. But there is way more to do here than just lie around and tan. Bursting with captivating history and fascinating culture, this manageable 8-day itinerary is the perfect balm for your family’s all-inclusive resort blues. Camel rides and campouts in the desert, surfing lessons in Essaouira, the magic of Marrakech and more await. Don’t forget the sunblock!
Highlights: Experiencing the hustle and bustle of Marrakech, camel trekking along the beach at Sidi Kaouki, Learning to surf at Essaouira
Morocco Active Adventure (DCAA)
With a landscape as diverse as Morocco’s, the transportation must be built to match. The simple pleasures of just getting around are essential to this activity-heavy excursion into the desert kingdom: mule treks into the Atlas Mountains, bike rides through ruggedly beautiful mountain passes, even a camel caravan to a campsite in the desert. But it’s not all tramping about in the dunes and hills; you’ll also have the chance to explore Essaouira, the fortified city on the Atlantic coast that was once a haven for pirates.
Highlights: Wander through the mountains on the back of a mule, get a new perspective on a camel ride, stay in beach camps and mountain gîtes, cycle through the Atlas Mountains
Moroccan Dreams (DCMDD)
The winding streets of Morocco’s ancient medinas are bursting with so many colours and flavours that you’ll be planning a return visit soon after arrival. Explore the souks and streets of Marrakech, head to a luxury desert camp on an overnight 4x4 excursion, explore Atlas Mountains' villages and unwind on the coast in Essaouira. Travel is comfortable and well-paced and our expert guide will be on hand to offer context and reveal its hidden gems. By focusing on the energy of the people, you'll discover the true treasures of Morocco.
Highlights: Stepping into the past at the ancient kasbah village of Aït Benhaddou (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Exploring the Sahara Desert by 4x4 then spending the night in a luxury tented camp, Visiting mountain villages to learn the secrets of Moroccan cooking, Strolling through ancient medinas and markets to watching artisans demonstrate their age-old skills.
Marrakech Express (EEME)
There’s so much to see in Europe; don’t settle for a cramped bus tour. Head south for an adventure as unique as you are. Beginning in London—traveller central—you’ll cross the channel for some French culture before hitting Spain for Moorish history, architecture in Barcelona and a tapas culture that will set you up for the endless nightlife. Best of all, this trip doesn’t fade out—you’ll finish up in Morocco with its mosques, medinas and kasbahs. It’s a European tour with a southern kiss of the exotic.
Highlights: Meeting the ghost of Moorish Spain at the Alhambra, sampling small plates on a tapas bar crawl, dining on a picnic lunch at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, exploring the medinas and kasbahs of Morocco, dodging snake charmers, keeping it real with a small group of like-minded travellers.
Iran - Discover Persia (ARIR)
Follow in pilgrims' footsteps and explore the history of old Persia and the spirit of the new Iran. Discover magnificent mosques, small mountain villages and colourful gardens, and gain deeper insight into this ancient land. Wander the streets of ancient capitals and desert cities and witness spectacular Zoroastrian temples. Your expert CEO will take the hassle out of planning and organizing, leaving you free to uncover the gems of Iran at the best cultural monuments and in the stalls of exotic bazaars.
Highlights: Bargaining in the bazaars, walking through palace gardens, savouring Persian cuisine, relaxing in classic teahouses and meeting the friendliest locals in the world, visiting ancient Persepolis and Pasargadae.
Highlights of Morocco (DCHM)
If you want to hit Morocco’s highlights, this is your adventure. Wander through kasbahs, spice markets and cities pulsing with energy on this comprehensive trip. Climb onto a camel and explore the edge of the Sahara before admiring the views from the heights of the Atlas Mountains. Experience the energy of imperial cities as you explore souks stuffed with exotic wares. Then take a moment to appreciate this amazing adventure as you camp under the stars among some of the world's biggest sand dunes.
Highlights: Wandering ancient medinas and Roman ruins, riding a camel into the Sahara, spending the night in a desert tent and a mountain gîte, bargaining in exotic souks.
Highlights of Israel (DOHI)
A spiritual home to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, Israel occupies a unique place in Middle Eastern history. With sacred sites central to three of humanity’s major religions—you could spend a lifetime in Israel and never experience all of its wonders. This trip delivers you to the country’s top natural, historical and cultural treasures in style. From the historic seaport of Jaffa to the glittering desert jewel that is Jerusalem, you’ll always begin and end your day in the comfort of a well-appointed hotel. Hey, 'adventure' doesn’t always have to mean 'roughing it', right?
Highlights: Lunching in a Druze village and tasting local specialties, Feeling weightless while floating in the Dead Sea, Exploring old Jerusalem and Bethlehem, Visiting a Palestinian refugee camp.
Egypt on a Shoestring (DPRE)
Ancient wonders, bustling markets and rugged mountain views—experience the best of Egypt's history and culture on this budget adventure. Sail the Nile and wander through the temples and tombs of the Valley of the Kings. Of course, you'll witness the magnificence of the pyramids, but you can also climb Mt Sinai and relax at the beachside village of Dahab along the Red Sea. While you're free to choose your own adventure, your accommodation and transportation are included and our expert CEOs will help you make the most of your time spent in this ancient region.
Highlights: Shopping in bazaars, taking an overnight felucca journey with support boat, exploring ancient temples and city streets, relaxing at the Red Sea, dining with the locals in a Nubian village.
Egypt & Jordan Adventure (DPJA)
A wide-ranging adventure showcasing the region’s natural wonders and fascinating cultures, offering the perfect combination of guided excursions and free time to explore at your own pace. Our expert local leaders will share with you the archaeological and historical secrets of the ancient sites of Petra, Luxor and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Whether it’s haggling in Cairo’s bustling bazaars or snapping a desert sunset, Egypt and Jordan will forever be etched into your memory—like a hieroglyph.
Highlights: Discovering ancient civilizations and architectural wonders, relaxing at the Red Sea, enjoying an overnight felucca journey with support boat, bargaining in bazaars, camping in a Bedouin tent, marvelling at the rock-cut architecture of Petra.
Egypt Explorer (DPEE)
Encompassing Egypt’s greatest highlights and a 3-day Nile cruise, this itinerary enhances a wide variety of included activities with the expertise of our CEOs—through whom you’ll gain a greater appreciation of the region’s history and archaeological finds. Discover the secrets of the Great Pyramids and explore the Valley of the Kings and the temples of Abu Simbel. A combination of sleeper trains, air-conditioned transport and domestic flights will get you to the sights—and your comfortable accommodations—quickly and conveniently. From ancient history to bustling modern Cairo, embark on an incredible journey to the very heart of Egypt.
Highlights: Marvelling at the Pyramids of Giza and the temples of Abu Simbel, savouring a traditional Nubian dinner and a Nile cruise, bargaining in bazaars.
Climb Mt Toubkal (DCCT)
Jebel Toubkal, Morocco’s 4,167m-tall peak, has captivated mountaineers for centuries. Our ascent up the rocky giant of North Africa—the tallest in the region—is no picnic, but is accessible to anyone in good shape and hungry for a thrilling high-altitude adventure. Traditional Berber communities line the route on this trip, and you’ll have plenty of time to learn their customs through village visits and overnight camping with hearty home-cooked meals. The views on the way up are spectacular, but nothing compares to what you’ll see (and feel) at the top.
Highlights: Walking in spectacular mountain scenery, tasting delicious local cuisine, camping in the great outdoors.
Budget Egypt (DPGE)
This compact adventure offers maximum Egypt at minimum cost. Stare in amazement at the pyramids and float down the Nile on a felucca. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you dine on traditional fare with a local family in a Nubian village. You'll enjoy basic accommodation and transport to the best sights. Walk through the Valley of the Kings or explore Karnak—it's your call. Don't just dream of Egypt, wake up in the 'Land of the Pharaohs' and open your eyes to adventure.
Highlights: Enjoying a traditional family meal, exploring ancient temples and monuments, bartering in bazaars, sleeping beneath the stars on a felucca, visiting a Nubian village.
Best of Egypt (DPBE)
This journey through Egypt packs in the best of culture and adventure in eight energetic days. Explore the ancient sites along the Nile and discover the most famous of them all, the Great Pyramids of Giza. Embrace the culture and meet remarkable people as you sample some traditional fare with a Nubian family in a local village. Feel the buzz of vibrant bazaars in Aswan and Luxor, but still manage to relax and watch life unfold as you sail the Nile in a traditional felucca.
Highlights: Enjoying dinner with a local family, spending the night on a felucca, exploring ancient temples and monuments, bartering in bazaars, gazing at the pyramids and mysterious Sphinx.
Atlas Mountain Trek (DCAM)
The Atlas Mountains reward their visitors with a stunning combination of valleys, summits and traditional villages clinging to mountainsides. On this active adventure through one of Morocco's most naturally beautiful regions, you'll experience magnificent views and enjoy meeting local people along the trail. Recount the day’s exploits over home-cooked dinners each night from the comfort of your cozy accommodations. Designed with those who are fit in mind, the challenging but rewarding hikes are taken at a leisurely pace, allowing plenty of time to catch your breath, then the chance to lose it all over again while admiring the stunning views.
Highlights: Enjoy spectacular day walks, relax at a family gîte and savour home-cooked meals, help with a local village project, wander ancient medinas and bazaars in Marrakech
Morocco Kasbahs & Desert (DCKD)
Egypt Explorer (DPEE)
Climb Mt Toubkal (DCCT)
Budget Egypt (DPGE)
Atlas Mountain Trek (DCAM)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Morocco Kasbahs & Desert (DCKD)||8 days||Classic||Standard||
From $999 USD
|Morocco Family Adventure (DCMF)||8 days||Family||Standard||
From $637 USDPromotions Available!
|Morocco Active Adventure (DCAA)||10 days||Active||Basic||
From $850 USDPromotions Available!
|Moroccan Dreams (DCMDD)||12 days||Discovery Adventures||Comfort||
From $1500 USDPromotions Available!
|Marrakech Express (EEME)||15 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $1615 USDPromotions Available!
|Iran - Discover Persia (ARIR)||14 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1955 USDPromotions Available!
|Highlights of Morocco (DCHM)||14 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1275 USDPromotions Available!
|Highlights of Israel (DOHI)||8 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $1700 USDPromotions Available!
|Egypt on a Shoestring (DPRE)||15 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $1020 USDPromotions Available!
|Egypt & Jordan Adventure (DPJA)||17 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1760 USDPromotions Available!
|Egypt Explorer (DPEE)||12 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $2199 USD
|Climb Mt Toubkal (DCCT)||7 days||Active||Basic||
From $649 USD
|Budget Egypt (DPGE)||8 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $599 USD
|Best of Egypt (DPBE)||8 days||Classic||Standard||
From $750 USDPromotions Available!
|Atlas Mountain Trek (DCAM)||7 days||Active||Basic||
From $649 USD