Middle East

Travel to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel to discover the wonders of the ancient world. Journeys trips to these countries employ trusted Arabic and English-speaking guides as well as favorite itineraries and accommodations to make your exploration safe, personal, and memorable. You will probably be overwhelmed with local hospitality, good food, and solicitous concern for your well-being and comfort. Most travelers on Journeys trips to these areas report they feel more safe and secure than they would in many US cities. Join a small group or talk to us about an affordable, custom, privately guided trip to explore the wonders that most interest you.

Middle East Trips

The majestic ruins of Madain Saleh
Adventure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Jeddah, Jazan, Abha, Riyadh, and the Farasan Islands
The majestic ruins of Madain Saleh
Land Cost: $6,725 - $7,250
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Duration:
13 days
Dates:
Feb 8-20, 2018
Journeys travelers are known for breaking barriers and exploring uncharted territory, so we weren't surprised when we started getting requests for a trip to Saudi Arabia, one of the most difficult places in the world to visit. What did surprise us, though, was the depth of exploration to be had in this previously impenetrable destination, and the openness of the guides to share their country and their stories with us. 
Meet Bedouins in the desert
Journey into Jordan
Amman, Jerash, Madaba, Petra, Wadi Rum, Aqaba, and the Dead Sea
Meet Bedouins in the desert
Land Cost: $3,125
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Duration:
10 days
Dates:
Mar 13-22, 2018 or custom & private on your dates
Explore Jordan from top to bottom on an epic cultural journey that takes you to the splendid Nabatean ruins at Petra, Bedouin camps nestled in picturesque desert wadis (valleys), and homes of contemporary Jordanians. Splash in the Red Sea, the Dead Sea, and the Siq water trail at Wadi Mujib. Lose yourself in the sands and seas of the desert.
Soak in the Mosque of Isfahan's beauty
Iran: Persia Past & Present
Ancient sites, cultural encounters and the modern mystique of Iran
Soak in the Mosque of Isfahan's beauty
Land Cost: $5,900 - $6,400
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Duration:
16 days
Dates:
4 upcoming departures
Iran, the modern incarnation of Ancient Persia, offers Journeys travelers a wildly enigmatic, exceptionally hospitable, savory experience of history, traditional culture, and beautiful scenery. You will meet local people eager to hear about your life in America and to demonstrate that Iranians truly embrace Americans as visitors to their country.
The Great Pyramids and the Sphinx are captivating sites near Cairo (photo by S. Anderson)
Ancient Egypt, Jordan & Israel
Travel back to the ancient Middle-East on a three-country historic and cultural adventure
The Great Pyramids and the Sphinx are captivating sites near Cairo (photo by S. Anderson)
Land Cost: From $6,195
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Duration:
21 days
Dates:
Custom & private on your dates
Explore iconic sites of ancient and biblical times on a historic and cultural adventure through three countries. From remote desert wonders to cities that mix ancient and modern character, you will realize, in awe, the richness and significance of these destinations.
Tel Aviv is equally distinguished as a commercial center and beach destination. (Photo by Christian Haugen)
Israel In-Depth
Journey from Jaffa to Jerusalem and beyond on a rich journey through time
Tel Aviv is equally distinguished as a commercial center and beach destination. (Photo by Christian Haugen)
Land Cost: From $5,595
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Duration:
11 days
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Custom & private on your dates
A comprehensive trip through the spectacular sites and stories of Israel, chronicling the dramas of the Canaanites, Israelites, Philistines, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Jewish Hasmoneans, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Ottomans, Palestinians, and Israelis.
Ruins at Jerash
Jordan and Israel Explorer
Wadi Rum and Petra, Jerash, the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and Galilee
Ruins at Jerash
Land Cost: From $5,950
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Duration:
12 days
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Custom & private on your dates
Explore the ancient landmarks in Jordan and Israel. Visit the Dead Sea, the rose city of Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerusalem, and Bethlehem.
Hike your way through Jordan
Jordan: Trekking to Petra
Spend five days hiking into Petra, with Amman, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea on either end
Hike your way through Jordan
Land Cost: From $3,790
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11 days
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This active adventure through Jordan includes a five-day 47-mile hike from Dana to Petra. Before your hike begins, though, enjoy explorations of the vibrant city of Amman, the relics of Madaba, Karak, and Dana Nature Reserve. Once your hike to Petra is complete, your adventure continues with a jeep safari exploring Wadi Rum, plus time to splash and play in the Dead Sea.
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