Middle East Adventure

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From Cairo to Istanbul via Jordan and Syria, you'll travel through lands bearing legacies of Egyptian, Islamic, Christian, Persian and Roman civilisations. Cruise the Nile on a felucca, discover the largest and most impressive temples, follow in the footsteps of famous historical characters, and be humbled by the locals' generous hospitality. You'll discover it all on this epic adventure through the intriguing Middle East.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Cairo

Head to the Egyptian Museum to view priceless treasures and ride a camel to visit the Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza.

Days 6-7 Luxor

Wander the monumental Temples of Karnak, ride a donkey through nearby villages and marvel at the pharaohs’ tombs in the Valley of the Kings. Enjoy a dramatic Nile sunset with a cocktail in hand.

Day 8 Cairo

There’s time to explore Cairo’s walled Citadel or haggle for a bargain at one of the many souqs.

Day 9 Mt Sinai

Follow in the footsteps of Moses and climb Mt Sinai for breathtaking panoramic desert views.

Day 10 Red Sea Beach Camp

Visit the monastery of St Catherine before heading to the coast. Snorkel in the spectacular Red Sea or just kick back and feast on fresh seafood.

Day 11 Aqaba

Cross over the border and into Jordan. Explore Aqaba, a relaxed diving and beach resort town.

Day 12 Wadi Rum

Take a safari through some of the most beautiful scenery on the planet, then sleep overnight in a desert camp.

Days 13-14 Petra

Explore captivating Petra, a long-lost city carved into a rose-coloured cliff.

Days 15-16 Madaba

Float in the Dead Sea, stop in at Mt Nebo then continue to Madaba to marvel at Byzantine mosaics.

Days 17-18 Damascus

Delve into the alleyways and bazaars of Syria's capital and be impressed by the beautiful Umayyad Mosque.

Day 19 Palmyra

Explore the ruins of this Silk Road city, which rise hauntingly from the desert.

Day 20 Krak des Chevaliers

This imposing Crusader fortress remains one of the world’s most impressive castles.

Days 21-22 Aleppo

Bargain for mementos in Aleppo’s souq and explore the imposing Citadel.

Days 25-27 Goreme

Explore delightful underground cities and whimsical fairy chimneys around Goreme.

Day 28 Istanbul

Wander through the bustling Grand Bazaar to pick up some souvenirs or admire the mighty Aya Sofya for a fitting finale to this incredible Middle East adventure.

Days 3-5 Aswan/Nile Felucca

This Nubian city is the gateway to Africa and not far from the awe-inspiring temple complex of Abu Simbel. Take the opportunity to either fly or drive to these ancient wonders, then board a felucca for an unforgettable night on the Nile.

Day 23 Sanliurfa/Homestay

Sleep overnight in a small village as guests of a local family.

Day 24 Mt Nemrut

Marvel at the colossal stone heads on the mountain's summit.

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