Travel through lands suspended in time. From bustling bazaars in Istanbul to bizarre rock formations in Goreme, experience the diversity of Turkey. Laze on the sands of Oludeniz one day then stand face to face with giant heads on Nemrut Dagi only a few days later. Cross the border into Syria to learn of its tumultuous history. Moving on into Jordan, grab the chance to see the rock-cut facades of Petra and follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia through Wadi Rum. In Egypt, climb Mt Sinai for an arresting panorama, relax at a Red Sea beach camp and see the Great Pyramid of Giza before the adventure comes to an end in Cairo.
Days 1-2 Istanbul
Experience the electric energy of the Grand Bazaar or learn about harem life at Topkapi Palace.
Days 3-4 Pamukkale/Selcuk
See gleaming travertine pools renowned for their healing properties before heading to Selcuk to explore Ephesus.
Day 5-6 Antalya
Wander among graciously restored Ottoman houses and scattered Roman ruins.
Days 7-9 Goreme
Explore valleys dotted with otherworldly fairy chimneys and pigeon houses.
Day 10 Nemrut Dagi
Venture into rural Turkey and the ancient lands of King Antiochus.
Day 11 Sanliurfa/Homestay
Enjoy a homestay and a traditional meal with local friends.
Days 12-13 Aleppo
In Syria, discover the ruined Citadel or browse the fabulous covered souq.
Day 14 Hama
Soak up the beauty of Hama.
Day 15 Palmyra
Step into the pages of history in ancient Palmyra.
Days 16-17 Damascus
SyriaÂ’s glamorous capital is a maze of winding alleyways, lively bazaars and gorgeous architecture attributed to the Persians, Greeks, Romans and Arabs.
Day 18 Amman
Cross the border into Jordan and make tracks to the capital.
Days 19-20 Petra
Spend time exploring one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Day 21 Wadi Rum
Enjoy a desert safari and spend the night under the stars with Bedouin hosts.
Days 22-23 Red Sea Beach Camp
Cross into Egypt and enjoy the Red Sea at leisure - maybe snorkel the warm waters or settle in for a seafood feast.
Day 24 Mt Sinai
Scale the famous mountain where Moses received the Ten Commandments.
Days 25-26 Cairo
Explore the souqs and museums or perhaps venture out to the Pyramids of Giza.