Middle East

Egypt

Officially the Arab Republic of Egypt, is a country mainly in North Africa, with the Sinai Peninsula forming a land bridge in Southwest Asia. Egypt is thus a transcontinental country, and a major power in Africa, and the Mediterranean region. Egypt is famous for its ancient civilization and some of the world's most famous monuments, including the Giza pyramid complex and its Great Sphinx.  Its ancient ruins, such as those of Memphis, Thebes, Karnak and the Valley of the Kings, are a significant focus of archaeological study, and artifacts from these sites are now displayed in major.... more details

Israel

Israel is a small yet diverse Middle Eastern country with a long coastline on the eastern Mediterranean Sea and a small window on the Red Sea at the Gulf of Eilat. Israel is bordered by Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon. It shares borders to the Jordan River and the Dead Sea. Although Israel was established specifically for the Jewish people, following the Second World War, Israel is considered part of the Holy Land together with areas of Jordan, Egypt and the Palestinian Territories. The three major monotheistic religions - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam- all have historical ties to the reg.... more details

Jordan

Officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, on the East Bank of the Jordan River. Jordan is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Iraq to the north-east, Syria to the north, and Israel and Palestine to the west. Jordan offers everything from world-class historical and cultural sites like Petra ( One of the New Seven Wonders of the world) and Jerash to modern entertainment in urban areas most notably Amman. The fabulous seaside city of Aqaba and The Dead Sea host numerous international resorts. In Addition Eco-tourists have numerous nature reserves like the Dana Nature Reserve, a.... more details

Turkey

Turkey is on the Mediterranean, in the Anatolian region of West Asia, with a small section in Southeastern Europe separated by the Turkish Straits. Turkey offers varieties of tour options to travelers: from dome-and-minaret filled skyline of Istanbul to Roman ruins along the western and southern coasts, from heavily indented coastline against a mountainous backdrop of Lycia and wide - sunny beaches of Pamphylia to cold and snowy mountains of the East; from crazy "foam parties" of Bodrum to Middle Eastern-flavored cities of Southeastern Anatolia; there is something for everyone's taste..... more details

United Arab Emirates

The United Arab Emirates is a federation of seven emirates on the eastern side of the Arabian peninsula, at the entrance to the Persian Gulf. It has coastlines on the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, with Saudi Arabia to the west and southwest, and Oman to the southeast and also on the eastern tip of the Musandam Peninsula as well as an Omani enclave within its borders. It is a country rich in history and culture and an easy starting point for travels in the Middle East. .... more details

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