The cradle of civilization, the Middle East is a treasure trove of beautiful temples, amazing ruins and home to some of the world’s most important and cherished spiritual sights. In fact, it is the very mixture of diverse people, scared lands and varied cultures that has also caused this part of the world to be at the center of some sort of conflict for centuries. But with vast deserts, mountain ranges, the pyramids of Egypt, bustling and unique cities, great open air markets and a certain exoticism, it is hard to not fall in love with this part of the world. Visit the old capital of the Ottoman Empire and explore the streets of Istanbul, ride a camel across huge sand dunes, get lost in the spicy, sweet scents of the open-air markets and visit the location and ruins of the cradle of civilization. In no other area of the world will you see such a delightful mixture of people, cultures, religion and scenery as in the Middle East. So, awaken your senses and discover the treasures this arid and spectacular part of the world has to offer.
While some may feel hesitant about traveling through the Middle East as an American right now, the great majority of this part of the world is perfectly safe for tourists. A great way to get the most out of your trip and avoid any potentially dangerous situations is to sign up for a small group adventure our. And, before you even have time to ask the question in your head, I’ll say that no, travel tours aren’t just for old people anymore. So, you don’t have to worry about touring around in some giant air-conditioned bus sitting next to blue haired Edna and her husband Bob. The truth is travel tours have come a long way since the days of giant air-conditioned buses and old ladies. Today there are tours designed specifically for the independent, adventure traveler. That’s right—active, interesting and adventurous tours that allow travelers to explore and experience a foreign place. First off, they keep the groups small, usually capping out at 16 people, so you won’t be traveling around with some awkwardly huge group of gawking tourists. Second, these tours don’t just scratch the surface of the places you visit. In fact, by using a combination of local and experienced guides, you’ll often see and experience MORE than you would on your own. Not sure where the absolutely not to miss sights are? Want to know which places are tourist traps and should be avoided? These tours will showcase the best of the best, saving you from countless hours of potentially pointless research trying to find out where to go and what to eat. Oh, and don’t worry, you definitely won’t be experiencing any part of the Middle East from the window of some bus the entire time. In fact, you’ll be riding around in special desert vehicles, riding camels, walking, and/or riding in a traditional boat down the Nile all while being shown this magnificent part of the country by an experienced and knowledgeable guide.
A magical journey that takes you from Istanbul, a cultural melting pot of different people, cuisines and architectural styles, to Aswan, where the mighty Nile was tamed, and to Cairo. The pace of life and variety of culture experienced on this tour is mesmerizing and most visitors don’t want to leave. Highlights include exploring Roman Ephesus, the cave villages of Cappadocia, bargaining in the fabled souks of Aleppo, standing in awe at the entrance to Petra and marveling at the never-ending splendor of the giant ancient Egyptian monuments. Travel by truck, mini bus, traditional felucca and train. Try mint tea, Turkish kebabs, baklava, spicy mezes and a plethora of other Middle Eastern delights as you soak up the atmosphere and wonderful hospitality of this region. This tour truly has it all.
Get a true taste of Egypt and the Middle East. Travel on a Felucca down the Nile, rub shoulders with Nubian villagers in Egypt and Bedouin people in Jordan, and take in the ancient sites of Petra, Luxor and the most famous of the all, the Great Pyramids of Giza!
You asked for an adventure in Turkey, and now we have delivered!
BootsnAll World Adventures has prepared what we think is one of the best active tours in Turkey. This adventure trip includes hiking, cycling, rafting a jeep safari, and a 4-day cruise on an old world sailboat in the Mediterranean Sea, with swimming, snorkeling and seafood.
You are guaranteed to see the following places on this tour:
Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Cappadocia, Goreme Open Air Museum, Red Valley, Kaymakli Underground City, Ihlara Gorge, Taurus Mountains, Olympos, Pirates Cave, Sunken City of Kekova, Gokkaya Bay, Kas, Butterfly Valley, Samanlik Bay, Grand Bazaar.
All our hotels are quality, loaded with charm and character, including a cave hotel in Cappadocia, one night in a tree-fort and 3 nights sleeping on a sailboat at sea. In the previous years, our guides have been ranked by national magazines as the best.
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