For stunning scenery, there is nothing quite like the Middle East. A land of awesome rivers (the Nile, Euphrates), even better deserts (the Sahara and peerless Wadi Rum) and green landscapes of stunning beauty. Exploring these wilderness areas – from the kaleidoscopic waters of the Red Sea to the snow-capped summits in Turkey, Iran and Lebanon – lies at the heart of the region’s global appeal. A trip to the Middle East is an intensely spiritual and culturally diverse travel experience, that is unrivalled across the globe!
For culture, try Istanbul, Cairo, Beirut, Damascus and Jerusalem, to name but a few of the historically significant locations in human history that can be found in the region. These ancient-modern metropolises allow you to feel the beating heart of a culture whilst also marvelling at the ancient architecture surrounding you. The architecture itself tells you the story of the religions that began here and have spread throughout the world. Marvel at these wonderful cities while exploring the local bazaars and stopping for a coffee.
In the Middle East, history is not something you read about in books: you see it all around you. Here, it’s a story written on the stones throughout the region, from the building blocks of Ancient Egypt to the flagstones of old Roman roads and the delicately carved temples and tombs from Baalbek to Petra. The Middle East is where humankind first started to build cities and learned to write, and from here that Judaism, Christianity and Islam all spread. Wherever you are in the region, the past is always present because here, history is the beating heart of the land.