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Istanbul to Cairo Overview
Experience adventure travel in the Middle East from Istanbul to Cairo.
Experience adventure travel in the Middle East as you journey through lands suspended in time. From Istanbul to Cairo, experience the diversity of Turkey and the tumultuous history of Syria. Moving on into Jordan, grab the chance to see the facades of Petra and follow in the footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia through Wadi Rum. In Egypt, climb Mt Sinai for an incredible panorama and relax at a Red Sea beach camp before the adventure comes to an end in Cairo.
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Experience the electric energy of the Grand Bazaar or learn about harem life at Topkapi Palace.
See gleaming travertine pools renowned for their healing properties before heading to Selcuk to explore Ephesus.
Explore the incredible ruins of Ephesus, once a trading powerhouse and now Turkey's best-preserved ancient city. Afterwards, taste local wine in Sirince, a village seemingly unchanged by time.
Wander among graciously restored Ottoman houses and scattered Roman ruins.
Explore valleys dotted with otherworldly fairy chimneys and pigeon houses.
Venture into rural Turkey and the ancient lands of King Antiochus.
Enjoy a homestay and a traditional meal with local friends.
Travel to Syria and discover the ruined Citadel or browse the fabulous covered souq in Aleppo.
Soak up the beauty of Hama.
Step into the pages of history as you enter the ancient ruins of Palmyra.
Delight in Syria's glamorous capital city of Damascus, a maze of winding alleyways, lively bazaars and gorgeous architecture attributed to the Persians, Greeks, Romans and Arabs.
Travel to Jordan and make tracks to its vibrant capital city of Amman.
Travel to Petra and spend time exploring one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, which has held people spellbound for centuries.
Enjoy a desert safari and spend the night under the stars with Bedouin hosts at Wadi Rum.
Cross into Egypt and enjoy a taste of a Red Sea holiday - maybe snorkel the warm waters or settle in for a seafood feast.
Scale the famous Mt Sinai where Moses received the Ten Commandments.
Explore the rambling souqs and fascinating museums of Cairo, or perhaps venture out to witness the awe-inspiring Pyramids of Giza.
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