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Middle East family tours

Discover the patchwork of cultures and people that form the diverse Middle East.

The Pyramids of Egypt. The alien rock formations of Turkey. The buoyant blue waters of the Dead Sea. These places have a mythical air about them, and for most young travellers exist only in the mind. Yet in so many ways, the Middle East seems tailor made for a family holiday. Once you’ve experienced, as a group, a night under the stars on the Nile, the cool melted snow of Saklikent Gorge between your toes, or the legendary hospitality of the Bedouin people, this region feels less like the ‘Middle East’ than the centre of the universe. Make the journey now.

Middle East family highlights

Why choose us

Just for families

The clue’s in the title. These trips are for families only (including any aunts, uncles or cousins who’d like to come along, of course). As long as you’re travelling with a child under the age of 18, you’re a family in our eyes. Plus, unlike other travel companies, children aged 17 years and younger receive a 10% discount off the price of their trip.

Travel with other families

Travelling the Intrepid way is a bit like travelling with a group of friends. These trips are made up of 3–5 like-minded families, and the kids tend to hit it off straight away, allowing you to enjoy some well-earned R&R. We often find the whole family ends up making friendships with people from all over the world, staying in touch long after the adventure ends.

Small group sizes

Intrepid’s family group sizes are small enough to avoid the crowds and reach some out-of-the-way places, but big enough for a good social mix. Our average group size of 10 allows us to hop aboard local boats, buses or trains, eat at friendly, family-run restaurants and kick back in traditional accommodation and homestays.

Action packed

We know the biggest challenge on a family trip is keeping the kids entertained. So we’ve planned in advance. Nearly all of our hotels feature pools, and each day has a great mix of action-packed adventure and flexible free time. Your local leader can also suggest activities based on your kid’s hobbies or school curriculum.

Safety first

Our leaders are specially trained to run family adventures, so you’re well taken care of. You can also rest easy knowing we conduct safety assessments on all our activities to meet local standards as well as our own comprehensive safety policy.

Sustainable travel

We strive to use travel as a force for good. That’s why we choose to give back to the communities we visit, carbon offset all our trips and take our social and environmental responsibilities seriously. We’ve been officially certified as the world’s largest travel B Corp, which means when you choose Intrepid Travel, you can rest assured you’re travelling to improve the planet.


4.9 out of 5 based on 57 reviews submitted.
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Ulrike · Traveled December 2023
This trip lead us to the top spots of the ancient Egypt. Very well guided by a local tour leader. We had a perfect time.
Review submitted 06 Jan 2024

Hugh · Traveled December 2023
Excellent trip. Petra, cooking with local family & really got to know Jordan & its history were highlights. Good hotels, great campsite, good transport. Furat was an excellent leader.
Review submitted 03 Jan 2024

Kvahn · Traveled December 2023
This was a very nice trip, I enjoyed it thoroughly. It was well run and having guide made all the difference.
Review submitted 31 Dec 2023

Philip Martin · Traveled December 2023
My family and I took an eight day Trippet tour of Egypt. My family and I took a eight day Trippet tour of Egypt. This trip was only eight days long, we felt that we Received a wonderful experience of the major attractions. As a family we were especially impressed with intrepid Egypt for providing a female guide and I’m sure this will be a selling point for many other travellers to this amazing country.
Review submitted 30 Dec 2023

Ian · Traveled December 2023
First family trip with Intrepid, and we had a fantastic time largely due to the brilliant local tour leader who made it fun and engaging through out it all. The trip itinerary was well balanced allowing enough free time. The accommodation was perfect. Thank you for a very memorable holiday.
Review submitted 25 Dec 2023

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