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 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! 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: Arriving at the awe-inspiring sight of Petra, Camping out under the stars in Wadi Rum, Observing many coloured fish snorkelling in the Red Sea, Floating in the salty Dead Sea
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.
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.