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Middle East & North Africa Tours and Vacations

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The Middle East and North Africa demonstrate pillars of cultural heritage and history, rich with color, cuisine, and tradition.

From the labyrinthine souks of Marrakech to Egypt’s Great Pyramids, Jordan’s Petra to Israel’s stunning beaches and Turkey’s alluring bazaars, you will find fascinating history, remarkable connections to culture, and grandeur of the unique scenery. Across the Middle East and North Africa, taste the incredible flavors in dishes steeped in custom and find entangled cultural histories that cross modern borders.

Embrace the endless opportunities for your Middle East & North Africa trip with our sample itineraries, and then personalize your vacation with a travel specialist.

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The Treasury, or Al Khazna, in Petra, Jordan

Jordan and Egypt are lands of mystery and marvels, where odes to the past stand in untouched, resplendent glory. These aren’t countries just with museum pieces, but destinations that revel in the wonder of yesteryear. This handcrafted and private 16-day tour showcases all the highlights, from pyramids to Petra, sandstone deserts to medieval streets, captivating tombs to crusader castles and Roman legacies. There are even three days of Red Sea serenity to finish it all off.

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Sunrise over Masada fortress in Judean desert.
Stunning Natural Beauty of Middle East: Sea to Mountain to Desert Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,235

Sprawling teal seashores, flourishing viridian hills, and sandy coral deserts fashion incredible natural environments spilling over Israel, a country you will be besotted with during this tailored 12-day tour. From Roman heritage steeped in the ruins of Acre to the mighty pink sandstone walls of the World Wonder, Petra, Jordan, nature and history are fascinatingly blended in this breathtaking excursion through the Middle East.

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Hot air balloon floating above Cappadocia, Turkey.
10-Day Best of Turkey Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,375

Enjoy the unique landscapes and treasured history during your custom-tailored 10-day Turkey tour. The ancient city of Ephesus will take you back in time to view elegant Ionian architecture. The breathtaking boulders of Cappadocia will reveal spellbinding natural beauty during your Turkey trip to showcase where dramatic scenery and vibrant culture combine.

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Sphinx alley in Karnak temple complex, Luxor, Egypt
One-Week Capturing the Essence of Egypt in Cairo, Luxor, & Aswan

8 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,739

Adventure across Egypt’s coveted cities of Cairo, Luxor, and Aswan for one week delving into Ancient Egypt and the majesty of the Nile. Handpicked to include tours of each destination’s mesmerizing highlights, from the Great Pyramids to the Valley of the Kings, the temples of Abu Simbel, and Cairo’s Citadel, this brief but brilliant vacation to Egypt will capture the essence of its millennia-old heritage.

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Tea kettles at an outdoor cafe in Rabat, Morocco
Colorful Exploration of Morocco: Ancient Cities and Expansive Deserts

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $13,515

No trip to Morocco is complete without enjoying the unique blend of the past and present that appears here in abundance and this 13-day tour of the country’s major sites is designed to provide plenty of both. As you wander the medinas, ksars, and kasbahs of this colorful corner of North Africa, a blend of leisure time and exclusive tours will ensure your full enjoyment of every destination you visit.

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Philae Temple Complex in Aswan, Egypt
Wonders of Egypt & the Great Pharaohs: 11-Days for History Buffs

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,863

Cross the sands of Egypt from Cairo to Luxor for 11 days lavishly exploring the wonders of Egypt and the great pharaohs. Uncover the sacred burial grounds of nobles of the New Kingdom, admire the awe-inspiring and mysterious construction of the Great Pyramids, and sail the shimmering azure waters of the Nile River from Aswan during tours of its emerald islands and royal fortresses.

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Town of Ait Benhaddou in Morocco.
Ancient Heritage to Hot Sands: Immersive Morocco Tour

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,218

Perched at the northeastern coast of Africa, Morocco presents a gateway to the solitary beauty and rustic communities of the Sahara desert, and this 11-day tour of the country present you with a parade of stunning landscapes and unforgettable experiences. As you make your way from the interior of Morocco to the photogenic coastline, you will be immersed in the culture and heritage of Morocco.

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Hiker in Timna Park near Eilat, Israel

Impeccable landscapes, rich spiritual and cultural history, and exhilarating adventure activities await during this handcrafted 14-day Israel tour. From dramatic stories uncovered in Jerusalem’s significant landmarks to adventures in the lush forests of Galilee, ATV and sandboarding excursions across the Judean Desert to the Dead Sea, canyoning and hiking experiences in Eilat, to marine discoveries of the Red Sea, this extreme tour showcases the thrills of Israel.

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Couple in Cappadocia at sunrise in Turkey.
A Romantic 11-Day Getaway to Picturesque Turkey

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $6,430

Watch mesmerizing beauty unfold on this 11-day romantic trip to Turkey. Explore the frenzy of city life in downtown Istanbul, make your way to the picturesque Cappadocia, hike amongst a sea of dormant volcanoes, and embrace inspiring sunsets. Delight in the sparkling coast of the Mediterranean and inhale the enticing sea-salt aromas that linger in the air to capture your perfect passionate getaway to Turkey.

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Cityscape of Cairo in Egypt
Signature Five-Star Egypt and Jordan Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,207

Old-world glory and modern glamour fuse together on this signature Egypt and Jordan discovery tour. Your two weeks of handcrafted vacation has you relaxing in the region’s finest five-star establishments and exploring the extravagant highlights of ancient dynasties. Enter the atmosphere of another era while indulging in modern luxuries. Bask in Cairo’s celebrated Marriott Mena House Hotel, a favorite among celebrities and dignitaries for over 150 years where many of the rooms boast views of the Great Pyramid. Glide down the Nile on a lavish sightseeing cruise, and relish the private excursions tailored to your requests. Witness Petra by candlelight, take in the pyramids, admire ancient temples, and explore lost villages. There is so much to take in, and you can find even more inspiration here.

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Tel Aviv with Old Jaffa and modern skyline
Then and Now: Israel at a Glance in 10 Days

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $9,095

Travel through time as you explore ancient ruins and vibrant contemporary life on your 10-day Israel hidden-gems tour. Immerse yourself in the ancient splendor of Jerusalem's old-city streets before enjoying the vibrant art and music scene of present-day Tel Aviv. Then, break away from the action for peaceful respite wading in the Dead Sea, touring a picturesque winery, and trekking across rugged terrain in search of cascading waterfalls.

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Sunset at Harissa in Lebanon
Ode to History: An In-depth Egypt and Lebanon Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,051

Both Lebanon and Egypt are dominated by some of the world’s most astonishing ancient monuments. In one country, they are world famous with pyramids, temples, and valleys where the ancient kings are laid to rest. But few people visit the wonders in Lebanon, some of the largest and best-preserved Roman legacies throughout the country. This in-depth luxury tour to Egypt and Lebanon celebrates the old civilizations, vibrant local atmospheres with modern charm and intimate sightseeing punctuated by a luxurious cruise up the Nile.

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Adventurous 10-Day Luxury Tour of Morocco for Seniors

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,155

Take off on a 10-day Morocco trip for seniors to enjoy an excursion into the mystical beauty of northern Africa. Explore historic and religious landmarks of centuries past, weave in and out of the winding labyrinths, immerse yourself in artisan workshops, and journey to the summit of the country’s highest peak. From fame to hidden gems, you will find the true wonders of Morocco.

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Ancient Wonders of Egypt: 10-Day Luxury Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $12,695

Experience the grandeur of the ancient world with this exclusive 10-day Egypt tour. Embrace the unique opportunity to visit a live archeological dig, explore the marvels of the pyramids after hours, view the tremendous desert landscape from the sky, and sample Egyptian cuisine’s fascinating flavors as you immerse yourself in the past and uncover Egypt’s present with this personalized adventure.

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