Exodus Travels for years has had a strong presence in Africa and the Middle East. Here are their best discovery adventure tours in Africa and the Middle East with Exodus Travels.
On this premium cruise on the Nile in Egypt you get to witness the pyramids, bazaars, mosques and museums in Cairo, Karnak's Pharaonic temples and Valley of the Kings near Luxor and the masterpiece of a temple Ramses II built in Abu Simbel. Join a Nile cruise and visit edifices where time has stood still for centuries. This adventure tour of Egypt shows you the country in style.
Visit a country that for centuries has been inaccessible to Westerners. Starting in Riyadh we make our way into the desert to arrive at the largest camel market in the world, the Buraydah’s camel market. We continue through ever-changing desert landscapes, via Jubbah, to our desert camp in AlUla, an ancient oasis. The surrounding area is home to spectacular rock-carved monuments dating back two millennia to the time of the frankincense trade road.
In Medina, Islam’s second holiest city and a major pilgrimage site, we view several mosques from a distance, before travelling to Jeddah where we visit the Abdul Raouf Khalil Heritage Museum and enjoy a guided walk around the old town.
From Jeddah we drive into the Sarawat Mountains passing beautiful views and eventually reaching laid-back Taif and the forested Al Bahah Region where we spend a day looking around the area, stopping at amazing viewpoints, oases and traditional villages.
During the final few days of the tour we fly east to explore the Al Ahsa Oasis, one of the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites the Saudi Arabia offers. Millions of palm trees cover an enormous area and we visit the Ibrahim Fort, its mosque, and the Jebel Qarah, with its caves and canyons.
Oman is a hidden gem in the Middle East, affected by neither instability nor oil wealth. The country boasts a rich cultural heritage, a fabulous past, traditional charms, and Bedouin values. This one-week tour of Oman shows you all the highlights. From Muscat's Grand Mosque to the dunes at the Wahiba Sands and from spectacular views of the Grand Canyon of Arabia to the cattle market and fort in Nizwa, this holiday will take you deep into the deserts. Drink coffee with a Bedouin family, sail a traditional dhow along the coast and enjoy a swim in the beautiful turquoise pools of the desert oasis of Wadi Bani Khalid.