Middle East

The Middle East today is synonymous with trouble. Read any newspaper and the Middle East seems to be code for sectarian strife, dictatorships and instability. It is therefore sometimes surprising to remember that it is from this region we have many of the foundation stones for civilisation - from writing to agriculture, from religion to human rights, from our numbering system to the guitar. It may also be surprising to know that the majority of the Middle East is safe to visit and foreigners are welcomed with open arms.

Middle East

The Middle East today is synonymous with trouble. Read any newspaper and the Middle East seems to be code for sectarian strife, dictatorships and instability. It is therefore sometimes surprising to remember that it is from this region we have many of the foundation stones for civilisation - from writing to agriculture, from religion to human rights, from our numbering system to the guitar. It may also be surprising to know that the majority of the Middle East is safe to visit and foreigners are welcomed with open arms.

Intro

Boasting 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Iran is the descendant of the ancient nation of Persia. Explore its four ancient capitals - Susa, Ecbatana, Pasargadae and, of course, Persepolis. Wander its vibrant bazaars and haunting desert fortresses, discover the pinnacle of Islamic art and architecture in Isfahan and enjoy legendary Persian hospitality. 

Discover Jordan's rose-red Petra and dramatic Wadi Rum desert; they will take your breath away. Follow the Kings Highway to discover crusader castles, ancient mosaic maps and stunning national parks. Float in the Dead Sea or go scuba-diving in the Red Sea. Jordan has plenty to offer those interested in culture, history or something more active.

Lebanon offers incredible ancient history - from Phonecians to Canaanites, from Romans to Crusaders, each has left their mark. Add in a world-famous cuisine, varied natural landscapes and excellent trekking opportunities, and you can see why this tiny nation offers plenty more than its size might suggest.

And finally Turkey, a genuine 'East-meets-West' destination and the birthplace of both agriculture and religion. With ancient sites in every corner of the country, Turkey offers the perfect opportunity to create an exotic fairytale adventure of snow capped mountains, underground cities, prehistoric temples and tranquil beaches.

Why travel with us ?

The Middle East is a complex and fascinating region. It is one we know and love intimately. We have chosen those destinations we feel showcase the best of the region - ancient history and archaeology, dramatic landscapes, unique monuments and unbeatable hospitality. 

We offer a wide range of small group tours in each of the countries we specialise in, covering a variety of tastes and interests - culture, archaeology. UNESCO sites, treks and more. 

If you are interested in a private tour, or an extension to a group tour we will be happy to accommodate. Feel free to browse our tailormade options as well as our group tours for ideas and then get in touch and let us know what you would like to do and we will be happy to arrange a tailormade tour to suit.
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