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Middle East Discovery Overview
Take an adventure holiday through Egypt and Jordan. Visit Cairo, the Pyramids of Giza, Luxor, the Nile River, Mt Sinai, Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.
- 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31
Travel across the sands of time through Egypt and Jordan
Myth, religion and wonder come together on this adventure holiday across the timeless terrain of Egypt and Jordan. Be awed by the mysteries of the Sphinx, the mysticism of Mt Sinai and the sublime stone structures of Petra – discover ancient sites galore. Travel on a felucca down the mighty Nile River, explore chaotic Cairo city, stay on an undiscovered stretch of Red Sea coast and spend a night with Bedouin locals amid the dunes of Wadi Rum desert – these are just some of the highlights that make this adventure across the sands of time truly memorable.
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Wonderfully chaotic and always colourful, Cairo's dazzling array of museums, mosques and markets are a fascinating mixture of modern city and ancient wonders.
Situated on the banks of the Nile, the Nubian city of Aswan has been Egypt's southern gateway to Africa and an important trading centre since ancient times.
Once the lifeblood of an ancient civilisation, cruise the iconic Nile on a traditional felucca and spend a night sleeping on deck under the stars.
From the spectacular temple complex of Karnak to the extraordinary hieroglyphs of the Valley of the Kings, Luxor is full of wonderfully preserved reminders of the Pharaohs.
With such iconic sights as the Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx to explore, Cairo offers a visual masterclass of ancient Egyptian architecture.
Slow things down in the former beachside hippy hangout of Dahab, on the edge of the Sinai desert. Or perhaps speed things up by making the most of its spectacular diving and trekking opportunities.
Set on a magical stretch of the Red Sea, our beach camp is a hidden gem of fine golden sand and beautiful underwater reefs.
Blessed with idyllic beaches and world-class dive spots, the resort town of Aqaba is Jordan's seaside playground and a fun place to chill out.
Full of weird and beautiful lunar-like rock formations, Wadi Rum is home to some of the most sublime desert landscape on the planet.
Hewn out of the rose-coloured rock face, the ancient city of Petra is one of the Middle East's most spectacular destinations.
Famous for its Ottoman-style houses and beautiful Byzantine-era mosaics, the historical town of Madaba has a friendly village atmosphere.
Adorned with treasure from all periods of human history, Istanbul is not only one of the world's most fascinating places, it's also one of its most mesmerising.
The Gallipoli Peninsula, a place of devastation and tragedy during World War I, is a place of great beauty and a memorial to all soldiers that fell there.
With a picturesque harbour facing the Aegean Sea, relaxed waterside cafes, hills of olive groves and nearby idyllic islands, Ayvalik exudes Turkish charm.
The arresting cascade of travertines and nearby hot springs have attracted visitors to Pamukkale since ancient times.
With cobblestone streets and beautifully preserved Ottoman-style buildings, Antalya's Old Town lies along Turkey's Mediterranean coast and looks on to picturesque mountains.
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