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Middle East Tour Ideas

You might be imagining a hike through the echoing tombs of Petra, a camel ride through the shifting sands of the Wahiba Sands or a cruise past temples along the Nile. Whatever your interests, our Middle East specialists can create a tailor-made itinerary that will help you make the most of your time.

These suggested itineraries are intended to show you what’s possible, but when it comes to planning your trip, your specialist will weave in places and activities matched to your interests and time frame. Using their first-hand experience, they’ll help you take in the region’s highlights, from ancient monuments to glorious mosques to vast tracts of dunes, as well as introducing you to its hidden corners.

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Ideas for your trip to Middle East

These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Middle East, and they showcase some of the routes that we've found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.

  • Karnak, Egypt

    Deluxe Luxor and the Red Sea

    • See Luxor's West Bank tombs with their well-preserved decoration.

    • Visit Luxor temple.

    • Relax by the Red Sea.

    • Enjoy the spa facilities at Hilton Luxor.

    • Snorkel amongst tropical fish in the Red Sea's coral reefs.

    8 days from CAD2,670pp

  • 4X4 Transfer

    Oman self-drive tour

    • Wander Muscat's charming old city.

    • Discover Nizwa's mountains and forts.

    • Wake up to sunrise over the Wahiba Sands.

    • Shop for spices in the city souks.

    • Watch turtles nest at Ras Al Junaiyz.

    8 days from CAD3,635pp

  • Jebel Akhdar, Oman

    Discover Salalah tour

    • Spend a night camping under the stars in the Empty Quarter desert.

    • Go snorkeling in the Indian Ocean.

    • Explore the beautiful coastline surrounding Salalah with your private driver.

    8 days from CAD3,765pp

  • Camels, The Wahiba Sands

    Oman family adventure

    • Enjoy a self-drive tour of this scenic Sultanate.

    • Witness the majestic green turtles laying their eggs.

    • Spend a couple of nights under the stars.

    • Relax in the sunshine as you unwind at the beach.

    10 days from CAD3,955pp

  • Statue of Hatchepsut at her temple, West Bank at Luxor

    Cairo, Luxor & Aswan Overland

    • Explore the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur.

    • Discover the temples and tombs of Luxor's West Bank.

    • Visit the lesser known temples of Edfu and Kom Ombo.

    • Take in the varied antiquities in Cairo Museum.

    • Relax and visit Philae Temple in Aswan.

    • Explore the temples of Karnak and Luxor on the East Bank.

    9 days from CAD3,995pp

  • Le Meridien, Dahab

    Cairo & Beach

    • Marvel at the Pyramids of Giza.

    • Browse the fabulous Cairo Museum.

    • Dive on the reefs of the Red Sea.

    • Shop in Cairo's bustling souqs.

    • Explore the capital's '1000 minarets'.

    11 days from CAD4,985pp

  • Muscat, Oman

    Classic Oman tour

    • Explore the white city of Muscat.

    • Discover the mountains and forts of the interior.

    • Visit Nizwa's intriguing cattle market.

    • View the beautiful dunes of the Wahiba Sands.

    • Watch green turtles nesting in Ras Al-Jinz.

    9 days from CAD5,720pp

  • M/S Oberoi Philae, Aswan

    Jordan & Egypt Combined

    • Combine relaxation and culture on a Nile cruise.

    • Marvel at the antiquities of Petra.

    • View the awesome landscapes of Wadi Rum.

    • Explore the pyramid complexes around Cairo.

    • Relax by the Red Sea in Egypt.

    16 days from CAD6,330pp

  • Nizwa Mosque

    Grand tour of Oman

    • Enjoy the architecture of Muscat's Grand Mosque.

    • Watch villagers barter at the cattle market.

    • Peer into Oman's Grand Canyon, the Wadi Ghul.

    • Visit the impressive Jabreen fort.

    • Watch Green Turtles nesting on the beach.

    13 days from CAD7,625pp

  • Jaffa old town, Tel Aviv

    Tel Aviv and Jerusalem

    • Explore the highlights of Jerusalem, from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and Israel Museum.

    • Tour the infamous ruins at Masada and the natural oasis at Ein Gedi.

    • Experience the contrast of old and new in Tel Aviv.

    • Enjoy a traditional Shabbat dinner with a local family.

    7 days from CAD7,805pp

  • Jerash,Jordan

    Grand tour of Jordan

    • Visit the huge Roman site at Jerash.

    • Dive in the Red Sea at Aqaba.

    • Hike in Dana Nature Reserve.

    • Relax by the Dead Sea.

    • Shop in the bustling souqs of Amman.

    • Sample atmospheric Petra by night.

    • Enjoy the awesome scenery of Wadi Rum.

    14 days from CAD7,910pp

  • The Temple Mount

    Jordan & Jerusalem tour

    • Walk down Petra's magical Siq Canyon.

    • Float in the Dead Sea.

    • Marvel at the Roman ruins of Jerash.

    • Explore Wadi Rum's stunning landscapes.

    • Visit the evocative Western Wall.

    • Immerse yourself in Biblical history.

    11 days from CAD7,910pp

  • Pottery in Dakhla Oasis, Egypt

    Classic Egypt tour

    • Visit the spectacular Pyramids of Giza

    • Enjoy the verdant scenery of the Nile Valley

    • Discover tombs & temples on Luxor's West Bank

    • Explore lesser known temples at Edfu & Kom Ombo

    • Stay in luxury in both Cairo and on your Nile cruise

    11 days from CAD8,525pp

  • Dana Nature Reserve, Jordan

    Jordan's nature reserves

    • Visit the impressive Roman site at Jerash.

    • Explore Dhibben Forest and Azraq Wetlands.

    • Visit Petra - a Modern Wonder of the World.

    • Enjoy a night under canvas in the awesome Wadi Rum.

    • Admire impressive views over Wadi Mujib.

    • Hike through Dana Nature Reserve.

    • Float in the Dead Sea.

    15 days from CAD9,295pp

  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem

    Classic Israel

    • Tour the sites of Jerusalem’s Old City, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Western Wall.

    • Visit Manger Square in Bethlehem and the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth.

    • Take a private tour of a modern working kibbutz and explore the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

    • Visit the stunning archaeological complex in Masada before taking a dip in the natural springs of Ein Gedi.

    • Experience the contrast of old and new, soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of Tel Aviv.

    8 days from CAD10,635pp

  • Life on the Nile, Luxor

    Grand tour of Egypt's history

    • Discover the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara and Dashur

    • Explore the temples and tombs of Luxor

    • Fly to Abu Simbel to see this impressive temple complex

    • Take in the wonderful treasures of Cairo Museum

    • Visit Philae Temple and relax in Aswan

    • Enjoy the Mediterranean ambience of Alexandria

    16 days from CAD10,995pp

  • Erechtheion, Athens

    Highlights of the Ancient World

    • Explore the archaeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum with a private guide.

    • Visit the site of Delphi, which was home to the oracle, with a private guide.

    • Taste Greek olive oil which is pressed fresh from ancient olive groves.

    • Take in the wonderful treasures of Cairo Museum of Antiquities.

    • Discover the Pyramids of Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur.

    12 days from CAD12,100pp

  • Negev Desert, Israel

    Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Negev Desert

    • Explore the highlights of Jerusalem, from the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and Israel Museum.

    • Tour the infamous ruins at Masada and the natural oasis at Ein Gedi.

    • Enjoy striking desert views across the Makhtesh Ramon from your hotel in the heart of the Negev desert.

    • Experience the contrast of old and new in Tel Aviv.

    • Enjoy a home-hosted lunch with a local Druze family and visit the historic sights of Caesarea and Acre.

    8 days from CAD12,100pp

  • Jerusalem, Israel

    Highlights of Jordan and Israel

    • Visit historic castles, churches and forts in Madaba, Kerak and Acre.

    • Tour the ancient Nabatean city of Petra.

    • Spend some time relaxing on the Dead Sea.

    • Explore significant Biblical sites, from Mount Nebo to the Mount of Olives.

    • Taste your way through Amman, explore the markets of Tel Aviv and enjoy a Shabbat dinner in Jerusalem.

    12 days from CAD12,465pp

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