Middle East & North Africa
Trips & tours in Middle East & North AfricaPrice$ 0Found 14 trips displayed below
Countries visited: MoroccoArrive in Casablanca then head on to Meknes and Fes. Next up is Midelt, Merzouga and Erg Chebbi for walks, ruins and desert camps. Then Todra Gorge, Dades Valley and Ait Benhaddou...Countries visited: Egypt, JordanAhlan Wa Sahlan! Welcome to Jordan. Stretch your legs at the awesome Mt Nebo, do the floaty thing at the Dead Sea, check out the red-rock ancient city of Petra and channel...Countries visited: Egypt, Israel, JordanEgypt, Jordan and Israel - it’s the holy land trifecta and you’ve just been announced the winner.Countries visited: Egypt, JordanLawrence of Arabia, Indiana Jones, Tutankhamen. This trip attracts the big names, and deservedly so. Cruise the Nile, haggle the Nubian bazaar, see the Valley of the Kings, get...Countries visited: Israel, JordanHang out in Amman, head to Aqaba for some Red Sea play and Wadi Rum for desert, and on to Petra for ancient amazingness. Zoom along the Kings Highway, check out Jerash, Jerusalem...Countries visited: Israel, JordanThere’s an old book called The Bible which is kind of a big deal. A lot of it was based in Jerusalem, so seeing some of this stuff in real life (the Mount of Olives, Bethlehem etc) could be dubbed a “religious...Countries visited: Egypt, JordanAhlan Wa Sahlan! Welcome to Jordan. Stretch your legs at the awesome Mt Nebo, do the floaty thing at the Dead Sea, check out the red-rock ancient city of Petra and channel...Countries visited: EgyptCairo is your kickoff point, check out the Pyramids and Sphinx while you’re in the area. Head on to Aswan for temples, bazaars and a felucca sailboat or camel ride, next is...Countries visited: EgyptBawiti locals claim their spectacular cache of Golden Mummies was uncovered by a donkey's hoof. We hope the donkey got an extra lump of sugar that day.Countries visited: JordanDid you know that a camels’ hump isn't full of water, but full of fat? It help camels survive up to two weeks without food, allowing them to lose up to 25 gallons of water with no side effects. It also helps keep their...
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About The Middle East & North Africa
- If you think Casablanca is the best film ever made and you have an unexplainable interest in mummification, then grab a camel and hot foot it over to your new favourite region.
- Whether you wanna get lost in the souqs of Aleppo, float in Jordan’s Dead Sea or pretend you’re Luke Skywalker in Tunisia, this exotic region will surprise, delight and leave a traveller wanting more.
- So jump on a Geckos Middle East or North Africa trip and lose yourself to Moroccan medinas, sleep under Saharan stars, explore Egypt’s pyramids, discover the hidden jewels of Petra, and kickstart your Arabian adventure asap.
- Stone pillows anyone?
Ancient Egyptians used to sleep on pillows made out of stone. Sort of defeats the purpose.
- Sweet & naked:
Pharoah Pepi II would smear his naked slaves with honey to keep the flies away from him.
- Good parenting:
Jordanians believe that excessive praise of children brings bad luck (if all parents felt this way we’d never have to put up with shoes like X Factor).
- A card, flowers and…coastline?
Marc Antony gave Cleopatra part of Turkey’s southwestern shore as a wedding gift. So consider your own souvenirs very carefully.
- Doing it right:
The glue on Israeli stamps is kosher.
Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments
Katherine - Australia, 9 June, 2014
Loved my tour with Geckos. Was a great way to see the country and the real people. Was great with a small group as more personal and our guide was always there to answer our questions and inform us of local history and interesting facts. Definitely planning my next holiday with Geckos.
Cassie - Australia, 2 July, 2014
As with all the tour I have done with Geckos this trip was amazing I had so much fun and learnt so much about Morocco, and can't wait until I can go back and see more. I think it would be a good idea to send out a confirmed itinerary to travels before departure as there were some things added to trip that we didn't know about until the day it happend and we didn't end up having a free day in Fez becuase of the changes.
Willem - South Africa, 5 July, 2014
Exceptional guide. Has a good knowledge of the history. Fitted in some extras which I think was paid out of the tip kitty. We encountered a problem with a purchase we made and e-mailed him afterwards, to which he responded probably in 5 minutes. A trip I would absolutely recommend.
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