Bedouin at Wadi Rum, Jordan, Middle East

Middle East

The cradle of civilisation is a must for adventure seekers with an eye on history

Adventure Holidays in the Middle East

Welcome to a magical land. Here you can camp under desert stars, float on the salt-heavy waters of the Dead Sea and visit the ancient wonders of the world. Welcome to the Middle East, where unimaginable treasures, dramatic landscapes and awesome adventures await…


From the ancient rock art of the Sahara to the pyramids and temples of Egypt to the classical remains of Jordan and Syria, and the jewelled treasures of Iran, the Middle East veritably tingles with history. Soak in the landscapes of the Nile Valley while floating down it on a felucca, enjoy some of the world's most spectacular desert scenery in the Wadi Rum; or get lost the region’s atmospheric souks or walled towns.


Whatever adventure you choose, a journey to the Middle East will make for a memorable holiday. This is a region of powerful diversity, and with the promise of reliable year-round sunshine and just four hours from London, it’s the perfect winter sun destination.

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Middle East Adventure Holidays

Petra & Wadi Rum by Bike

Cycle through the spectacular desert scenery of Jordan and visit the most impressive historical can UNESCO sites.

Guided Group

Cycling Adventures
9 days
From 1 335 €
Activity Rating - Moderate
4.6 / 5
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In front of the Friday Mosque, Kerman

Journey to Persia

Discover ancient Persian sites, Zoroastrian heritage, desert citadels and some of the world's best Islamic architecture in the world on this journey through Iran.

Guided Group

Discovery & Wildlife
15 days
From 2 855 €
Activity Rating - Leisurely/Moderate
Leisurely / Moderate
4.5 / 5
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Top three Middle East adventures

Morocco: discover spectacular desert scenery

Said to be imbued with strange and magical qualities, the dunes and plains of the Sahara Desert stretch into the eternity. Its name comes from the Arabic, meaning the Great Desert. And great it is. Reaching from the Atlantic Coast to the Red Sea, it’s the size of the USA, and covers a quarter of the African continent. It’s largely uninhabited, but Nomadic Berber people live in tents here and the most reliable means of transport is camel.

Jordan: make like Indiana Jones…

…and discover the legendary lost city of Petra. Carved into red and pink sandstone cliffs, the vast subterranean township was once a thriving trade centre and capital of the Nabatean Empire between 400 BC and AD 106. In 1812 a young Swiss explorer – whose ambition was to discover the source of the Niger – disguised himself as a Bedouin in order to explore the area and stumbled upon the fabulous ghost town of ornately decorated tombs, temples and theatres.

Egypt: sleep under the stars

Feluccas are single-masted wooden boats that have been sailing the Nile since ancient times. Cleopatra and Julius Caesar spent nine months exploring Egypt this way, accompanied by a 400-strong flotilla. A felucca trip between Aswan and Luxor gives you the chance to witness the landscape of the Nile Valley, and the lavish tombs of the Valley of the Kings. At night you’ll sleep on deck which is strewn with colourful cushions and rugs. From here watch the golden late-afternoon sun dissolve into a spectacular sunset.

Tailormade Adventures

 We can tailor almost any holiday to suit you, perfect if you’d like to change the dates, itinerary, or simply want a private adventure with a group of friends, family or fellow enthusiasts. All Tailormade Adventures run with a minimum of two people, but the more who travel, the less it costs per person – and you’ll still get a local guide and all the other Exodus benefits. So if you’d like to celebrate your birthday at the top of a mountain, or visit a particular beach, let us know your dates, and we’ll do the rest.


To find out more, or to arrange your own Tailormade Experience call 0203 733 4849

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