Africa & Middle East Trips

Take Africa's powerful natural world and the cultural contrasts of the Middle East, and you've got two regions like nowhere else on earth.

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The raw, wild beauty of Africa is unsurpassable, and the Middle East is so richly diverse it's indefinable. Take in the mysterious towering pyramids of Egypt to the gargantuan, mustard-coloured dunes of the Sahara. And discover the lost city of Petra, home to Arab settlers more than 2,000 years ago.

When you come with us, you’ll have the opportunity to experience Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall. Meet the owner of a riad in Morocco, who’ll join you for a traditional meal made with piquant spices. In Turkey, enjoy the company of our Local Specialists who’ll tell you about the unique spiritual order of the Whirling Dervishes.

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Egypt was the home of probably Africa’s most famous civilisation, established in the almost unimaginable 10th millennium BC.

The country is known above all for the architectural wonders of the Great Pyramids of Giza, where scale and precision still confounds modern archaeologists. But Egypt is filled with other ancient monuments such as the 74 metres long Great Sphinx, the oldest known monumental sculpture, and the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, built during the 27th century BC. 

The enormous Karnak temple ruins and the Valley of the Kings make up more of the essential visits. In Cairo – also famous for its Islamic architecture – you’ll be able to admire some of the Boy King’s treasures in the Egyptian museum.

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The land of Morocco is an evocative, intoxicating country, with cosmopolitan cities, ancient villages, impressive mountains and golden deserts. 

Explore the ornate palaces and scurrying markets of Morocco’s oldest city, Fez. It’s here you can visit a traditional riad and join the owner for a meal, while also learning about the history of the building. 

Casablanca is one of the country’s most modern cities, filled with fashionable boutiques, art galleries and restaurants. While in lively Marrakech, you’ll be enthralled by the street entertainers and vendors of Djemaa el Fna Square. We'll take you to a Moroccan pharmacy, where an expert will teach you how herbs and spices are used to make remedies.

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From Istanbul's Blue Mosque and the Turquoise Coast to the battlefields of Gallipoli; Turkey's architecture and fine beaches are as much of a draw as its heritage.

Turkey's unique culture is influenced by the Middle East, the Mediterranean, the Balkans and Central Asia. When you join us, you'll experience its diversity – whether it's exploring the Anzac Cove or seeing the ruins of Troy and a replica of the famous Wooden Horse.

We'll also introduce you to people like Omer and his family, who'll serve you beef stew and soup in their 200-year-old home. And the locals of Demircidere, who'll join you in making a bread that's been loved in this small village for decades.

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