A storied land that can be both sere and fertile, the Middle East and North Africa exist within a tangle of cultures, religions and empires, both ancient and modern. Here, you’ll find cities from myth that still hum with life as well as people who live in the world’s most extreme climates. You can explore temples and colossal monuments that date back millennia, as well as landscapes of otherworldly beauty. Our specialists return regularly to this antique land and can plan you a vacation to the Middle East and North Africa that takes in the region’s marvels.
We’ll help you uncover new perspectives on sights like Petra and the Pyramids of Giza, as well as delve into the hospitable soul of the region. You could find yourself slipping into a Bedouin tent to share mint tea, cruising the Nile on a wooden dahabiyya, taking a tagine cooking class or bargaining for a hand-knotted carpet in Morocco’s souqs.
Where you can travel with us in North Africa & the Middle East
Our specialists can help you plan your trip, individually focusing on your tastes and interests, to the destinations below.
Trip ideas in North Africa & the Middle East
These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.
Our expert guides to exploring North Africa & the Middle East
Capturing our specialists’ extensive travel experience in North Africa and the Middle East, these guides share inspiration, recommendations and our honest advice for how to enjoy the best of what the region can offer in the most authentic ways. From the wealth of options we describe, you can narrow down the choices and start to shape your own trip.