Why Choose the Middle East and North Africa?
Beautiful, complicated, and home to some of the friendliest people on Earth. Forget what you thought you knew about the Middle East, and just go.
Morocco is spice-scented souks, maze-like medinas, and warm hospitality served with a side of mint tea. Dive into the explosion of smells, colours, and sounds in Marrakesh’s Djema-El-Fna Square, ride a camel across the Sahara with the Bedouin, and kick back in the cool blue and white coastal retreat of Essaouira as the haunting call to prayer echoes across the Atlantic.
From the rose-coloured city of Petra to Jerash’s magnificent Roman ruins, Jordan has history coming out of its pores. Despite its treasury of riches, it’s a destination that is still slightly under the radar – get there now, before everybody else realises what they’re missing. Wander Amman’s Bronze Age ruins, explore Petra’s famous Treasury, sun yourself on the shores of the Red Sea, and camp out under the desert stars in Wadi Rum. Just amazing.
It doesn’t get much more iconic than Egypt. From the Great Pyramids and the mysterious Sphinx to the rock-hewn tombs of the Valley of the Kings, everything here comes with a star-studded history. Cruise down the mighty Nile on a luxury riverboat, explore the splendour of Luxor Temple and share dinner with a local family in a Nubian village. You’ll be spellbound.