If your bucket list includes seeing the Great Sphinx of Giza and floating weightlessly on the Dead Sea, then it’s time you zipped on over to the Middle East.

Whether you wanna leap like Aladdin through Cairo, stroll through 2,000 year old Roman ruins in Israel or fill up on Turkish kebabs and baklava in Istanbul, the Middle East has a world of exoticness (yup, that’s a word) to offer.

So jump on a Geckos Middle East tour and ride the camels in Morocco, meet dead Kings in Luxor, visit the holy sites in Israel and feel like Indiana Jones in Petra, while you let the Middle East’s world of wonders take you away. 

Our tours in The Middle East

Trip Name Days From NZD
Egypt Unearthed

9

$926

Egypt & Jordan Highlights

15

$2,579

Epic Egypt, Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories

19

$4,455

Journey to Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories

11

$2,675

Essential Israel & the Palestinian Territories

5

$1,275

Highlight Experiences on our Middle East tours

Petra, Jordan

Soak up history in Petra

Get your Indiana Jones on as you soak up ancient history in Petra. Explore the sloping archaeological city and World Heritage Site, surrounded by rocky mountains and sand.

Felucca on the Nile

Spend a night on the Nile

Spend a night sailing down the Nile on our super, awesome felucca. What’s a felucca you ask? Only a really cool, traditional sail boat, that will be so Instagrammable – thank us later.

Floating in the Dead Sea, Israel

Float in the Dead Sea

When you think of the Middle East, a beach holiday might not be the first thing that springs to mind. But, pack that bikini so you don’t miss out on floating in in the salty waters of the Dead Sea.

Camel riding in the Sahara, Morocco

Camp with the camels

Is there anything that screams Middle East more than riding a camel in the Sahara Desert? Yeah, we thought not. Top off your sunset ride with a spot of camping under the desert sky. Winning.

Kaymakli, Turkey

Go underground in Cappadocia

You might’ve seen vids of hot air balloons in Cappadocia, but did you know about the 36 underground cities? Take a tour of 3,500-year-old Kaymakli, carved into the earth by the Hittites.

Grand Mosque,Turkey

Get lost in Istanbul

Get to know Istanbul from the inside as you get (deliberately) lost in the maze of bustling backstreets – all under the watchful eye of your local leader, who’ll show you the coolest spots.

Our destinations for Middle East tours

Why we love The Middle East

  • White Widow: Instead of wearing black for mourning, Moroccan widows wear white for 40 days after their husbands pass away.
  • Double pretty: Not only can they survive two month without water, camels have two rows of eyelashes.
  • Birthplace of civilisation: Ancient Mesopotamia covers areas of Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey.
  • Float on, friends: A bowling ball floats in the Dead Sea.
  • Continuous capitals: One of the world’s oldest cities, Amman has been inhabited since 7000BC. 

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