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.
It took archaeologist Howard Carter eight years of sweat and frustration to find the tomb of Tutankhamun. We doubt you’ll have nearly as much trouble. On this unforgettable voyage through the archaeological and natural marvels of the Ancient World, you’ll visit Egyptian temples and pyramids, walk the valleys of Petra, explore the magnificent Wadi Rum via 4x4 while travelling and sleeping in pure comfort. You don’t have to be of royal descent to appreciate the Valley of the Kings, but after 16 days with us, you’ll feel like one.
Highlights: Visiting ancient temples and archaeological sites with a local Egyptologist guide, Digging deeper into Jordan's famed historical sites, Exploring local cultures, Tasting local delicacies and learning to make them for yourself, Embracing the desert overnight in a tented camp.
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.