This region of staggering historical remains lays claim to the towering Pyramids and the ancient city of Petra. Yet experiences here are far more diverse than you might expect. You can camp under a star-strewn sky in Oman’s Empty Quarter and taste locally grown wine while staying at a vineyard. Hike in the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, learn how to make coffee Bedouin style and in Turkey take a hot air balloon ride over Cappadocia’s striking scenery.
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Book a trip to Egypt and experience a number of the world's most iconic historical sites, from the Pyramids of Giza and the monumental temples of Luxor to a relaxing cruise along the Nile.
Rightly famous for the spectacular Petra World Heritage Site, Jordan is also home to stunning nature reserves and the mineral-rich Dead Sea. Highlights include the Dana Nature Reserve and the vast desert expanse of Wadi Rum, famed as the location for many of Lawrence of Arabia’s exploits.
Morocco's intoxicating mix of bustling cultures, exotic cities, fine food and luxurious accommodation makes it a firm favourite with travellers. Highlights include the frenetic Djema El Fna night market in Marrakesh and the dramatic Atlas Mountains, perfect for walking enthusiasts.
The varied landscapes of Oman, which range from lush river valleys to towering sand dunes, are a pleasant surprise for many visitors, and the country’s well-maintained and quiet roads make it an ideal destination for a self-drive holiday. Highlights include the mountain town of Nizwa, Oman's old capital, and the stunning white beaches that dot the coastline.
Though Tunisia is less than three hours flight away from the UK, the country's winding medinas, Roman ruins and desertscapes are a world away. Highlights include the unending salt pans of the Chott El Jerid, beautiful sandy beaches of Jerba and Tunisia's historical capital, Tunis.
Trip ideas in Turkey, North Africa & the Middle East
The Desert Circuit
Seven nights combining a stay in vibrant Marrakesh with the scenic desert and oases of the south.
Jordan & Jerusalem
Explore the extraordinary site of Petra, experience the unique sensation of floating in the Dead Sea and finish by wandering through the alleyways of the Old City in Jerusalem.
Ancient Wonders of Turkey
Visit some of Turkey's greatest ancient wonders, spending a few days in Istanbul before travelling to the Gallipoli Peninsula, exploring the ruined cities of Pergamon and Ephesus, with time in Antalya at the end to visit the wonderful sites in the vicinity of this southern city.
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