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.
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.
Ancient Egyptian Secrets (DPESD)
Feel that familiar pull of adventure returning? There they are—the Great Pyramids of Giza. From Cairo’s ghostly monuments to a seaside paradise on the Red Sea, our expert guides will descend into the pages of history and join you in the exploration of Egypt’s ancient secrets and its legendary pharaohs. From the grandeur of Abu Simbel and a cruise down the Nile to a dinner with a local Nubian family, the mysteries of Egypt will etch themselves into your memory.
Highlights: Partaking in daily on-site lectures with your local Egyptologist, Exploring some of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, Learning about Islamic and Christian beliefs in the Middle East, Snorkelling at the blue hole, Experiencing colourful local markets and restaurants