JORDAN & EGYPT
The Jewel of the Middle East
Tours also available as an Israel extension
From ruined Roman cities and Crusade-era castles to Biblical landmarks, Jordan is a country with a riveting history. As you watch robed men herding animals in the desert, or wander around a souk, its history can seem to touch the present. Jordan is home to many beautiful sights like the red, color shifting sands of Wadi Rum, where movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Prometheus, Queen of the Desert and The Martian were filmed, Petra, is like nowhere else on earth. The Nabateans’ capital city was carved into the rose-gold sandstone of what some scholars believe to be the slopes of Mount Sinai more than 2,000 years ago. Jordan also is home to the royal blue waters of the Gulf of Aqaba and the kaleidoscopic coral reefs of the Red Sea.
With one of the longest histories of any modern state, dating back to the 10th millennium BC, Egypt had one of the world’s earliest and most sophisticated civilizations. Egypt is a vast desert cut through by the Nile River Valley along which almost all its population lives. It’s a land of enigmatic tombs, splendid temples, oblique hieroglyphs and glorious beaches and is famous above everything for its towering pyramids. Dwarfed in equal measure by its epic architecture and impressive history, you’ll be left enthralled and enamored. Our fully customized tours will take you into some of the most amazing areas normally not part of the standard Egypt tours.