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.
Jordan Active Adventure (DJAA)
Jordan is famed for its ancient past, but its present is pretty darn compelling, too. The natural and man-made wonders of Petra and Wadi Rum have been drawing travellers here for ages, but the rough-hewn grandeur of Jordan has remained a secret known only to the boldest of thrill-seekers. Trek the rocky hills to isolated villages along the trails near Ajloun, hike down canyons towards the Dead Sea and discover the Dana Biosphere Reserve. See for yourself why Jordan is a secret we just couldn’t keep to ourselves any longer.
Highlights: Guided visit of Jerash, trekking Aljoun Reserve, admission to Dead Sea Resort, canyoning and abseiling through Wadi Mujib, trekking in Dana Nature Reserve, Petra 2-day entrance and 1-day guided tour, visit to Little Petra, Wadi Rum 4x4 jeep excursion with local lunch and dinner, overnight in Wadi Rum desert tented camp, camel ride in Wadi Rum.
Israel Explorer (DOIE)
Perched at the crossroads of Middle Eastern history for centuries and the spiritual home to Jews, Christians and Muslims alike, Israel remains a must-visit destination for anyone eager to understand this dynamic, always-changing region. Explore the historic towns of Bethlehem and Nazareth, tune into the rhythm of daily life in the Golan Heights, visit Bedouin communities in the Negev desert and experience a soul-stirring visit to a refugee camp. Thousands of incredible moments—one comprehensive trip.
Highlights: swimming in the Dead Sea, Visiting a Palestinian refugee camp, exploring the biblical towns of Nazareth and Bethlehem, gazing across the Negev Desert, staying in a Bedouin camp.
Highlights of Jordan (DWHJ)
Explore ancient sights and lost cities, overnight in a Bedouin tent and dine with the locals amidst the dramatic desert scenery of Wadi Rum. Take in Petra's fascinating history and marvel at its thrilling beauty—and still have a chance to relax in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. This 8-day trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to soak up the colours, culture and history of a country that's small in size but big in adventure.
Highlights: Exploring ancient cities and crusader castles, relaxing at the Dead Sea, camping overnight in the desert, visiting the ancient rock-cut city of Petra.