Panoramic view from expansive valley on guided trek from Dana to Petra in Jordan

Middle East Tours

From trekking in the pristine landscape of Cappadocia to visiting the churches, temples, and mosques of Jerusalem, Middle East tours are an unforgettable experience that allow you to take in the natural beauty and historical significance of this ancient land. Whether you are looking to connect with the past, nature, yourself, or religion, there is no shortage of incredible Middle East tours that will satisfy all of your travel needs. Continue reading on to discover all you need to know about booking a tour in the Middle East.

Tours of the Middle East

Tours of the Middle East provide travelers with access to an incredible variety of landscapes, fascinating historical sites, rich cultures, and amazing hospitality. With everything that the Middle East is able to offer it really deserves to be higher on every adventure traveler’s list of places to visit!

The Middle East is a land steeped in history that was home to some of the most complex and culturally diverse ancient cultures, including the Egyptians, Babylonians, and the Persians. Although they thrived long ago, the influence of these great kingdoms can still be felt in the architecture, traditions, and food of the region, making tours of the Middle East an excellent option if you are looking for a window into the past!

In addition to the cultural offerings of the Middle East, there are plenty of outdoor adventure opportunities that are available to travelers. Whether you want to cycle through Turkey, hike to the lost city of Petra, or see the Great Pyramids on camelback, together with your tour guide, you will experience the amazing local cuisine, wonderful people, and unbelievable historic sites that only a Middle East tour can offer!

When is the Best Time to Experience Middle East Tours?

The best time to experience Middle East tours is generally in the spring (April-May) or the autumn (October-November). Although temperatures and weather vary regionally, during these two windows travelers will experience temperatures that are warm, rather than uncomfortably hot. The downside to planning a Middle East tour for either of these two times of year is that you will likely encounter high volumes of tourists at popular sites and attractions, as most people will be looking to take advantage of the favorable weather conditions.

Different Types of Middle East Tours

There is a wide range of different types of Middle East tours to meet the needs of any and all adventurers. From laidback walking tours to long distance treks and everything in between, Middle East tours are a wonderful experience for all!

Trekking Tours in the Middle East

For those who really want to get a feel for the landscape of this breathtaking region, trekking tours in the Middle East are the optimal way to do so. Hiking through the hilly terrain of Cappadocia or working your way across the desert to the historic city of Petra invoke the history, mystery, and ancient traditions of the Middle East, allowing you to connect with the land and its people in a way you did not think was possible. Book an incredible trekking tour in the Middle East to truly experience all that this part of the world has to offer.

Biking Tours in the Middle East

Biking tours in the Middle East are another great way to see the sights and sounds of both the countryside and the city. Bike tours allow you the freedom to explore at your own pace and to reach areas that are a bit tricky to get to on foot, creating an unforgettable adventure you won’t soon forget! Book your biking tours in the Middle East today!

Cultural Tours in the Middle East

As a whole, the Middle East is a region with an incredibly rich and storied past. This complex history has translated to the customs and traditions of its modern day peoples, creating a vibrant range of cultures and an air of warm hospitality. If you are looking to experience the history and culture of countries like Turkey, Jordan, and Israel, then be sure to book one of these amazing cultural tours in the Middle East!

Best Middle East Tours

Cappadocia Tours

The rocky landscape and ancient villages of Cappadocia make it the perfect destination for a spectacular adventure in Turkey. From mountain biking in the hills to trekking along the Lycian Way, there are no shortage of spectacular Cappadocia tours to experience!

Golan Heights Tours

Showcasing some of the most beautiful landscapes in Israel, Golan Heights tours are the perfect getaway for those who want to escape the city. Trek through the green terrain of the plateau along the Golan Trail and visit some of the serene waterfalls that are surrounded by rugged mountain peaks. The Golan Heights are an oasis in the desert that shouldn’t be missed!

Petra Tours

The ancient city of Petra is a bucket list destination for many travelers who want to revel in the historical importance of this archaeological site. Explore the world famous city that was shaped out of the surrounding rock and be transported to a time long ago. Petra tours are an unforgettable experience that will surely be a highlight of your next trip to the Middle East.

Best Countries for Middle East Tours

Tours in Israel

Whether you spend time exploring the historic city streets of Jerusalem or leave the city behind for the natural setting of the Golan Heights or Judean Mountains, there are endless possibilities for adventure on tours in Israel. Book your next adventure tour in Israel to experience the beauty of the Middle East.

Tours in Jordan

The storied history of hidden cities awaits on these incredible tours in Jordan! Take a guided trek to Petra to experience the desert city in all its glory or make your way to the shores of the Dead Sea for some rest and relaxation. There are countless adventure possibilities on an amazing tour of Jordan.

Tours in Turkey

Situated on the edge of Europe and Asia, Turkey is an exceptionally beautiful country that features a strong tourist infrastructure and plenty of amazing activities to do. From the serene coastline of the Turkish Riviera to the rugged interior of Cappadocia, there are endless places to explore in “the land of four seasons”. If you want to experience the beauty of the Middle East with some of the creature comforts of home, then tours in Turkey are a great option to explore!

Frequently Asked Questions About Middle East Tours

What is the prettiest country in the Middle East?

While there are many different countries in the Middle East that are beautiful in their own right, Oman is often referred to as being a paradise in the region.

What is the cheapest country to visit in the Middle East?

Turkey is generally considered to be one of the cheapest travel destinations in the Middle East, which is great considering it has a good tourist infrastructure.

Where can you not travel in the Middle East?

Generally speaking, Afghanistan is considered to be the most unsafe country in the Middle East and travel there should be avoided.

Why should you travel to the Middle East?

The Middle East is an incredibly beautiful region that is filled with rich history, deep traditions, and friendly people, making it a great place to explore.

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Open details for Jericho to Jerusalem through Wadi Qelt Tour

Jericho to Jerusalem through Wadi Qelt Tour

Israel
Trekking
Self-Guided
2 days
From US $190
Months Tour Operates
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The incredible Jericho to Jerusalem through Wadi Qelt Hiking journey from Jericho to Jerusalem is the perfect introduction to the natural beauty of the West Bank region that spans Palestine and Israel. Journeying on foot, you’ll experience these iconic areas in a truly unique and spectacular way.

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Inn to Inn through the Judean Mountains Tour

Israel
Trekking
Self-Guided
4 days
From US $515
Months Tour Operates
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Hike some of the world’s most noteworthy historical sites on the 4-day Inn to Inn through the Judean Mountains Tour! This tour will take you across the Judean plains, leading you to the highly exalted city of Jerusalem in Israel. This pleasant 60 km hike is the perfect way to experience this region on foot.

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Israel Sea to Sea Hiking Tour

Israel
Trekking
Self-Guided
5 days
From US $535
Months Tour Operates
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Experience the splendor of Israel’s land and sea on this 5-day self-guided hiking trip in the Northern District of Israel! Find yourself immersed not only in the natural beauty of the land but also in the rich and diverse culture of the Israeli people.

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Judean Desert Trek

Israel
Trekking
Self-Guided
5 days
From US $615
Months Tour Operates
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Feel yourself swept back in time as you hike the ancient footpaths of Israel’s Judean Desert on this 5-day self-guided hiking tour. From the world-famous Masada to Israel’s well-kept secrets like the Tze’elim Canyon, this hike will immerse you in the many natural wonders of the Judean Desert.

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Open details for 5-day Golan Trail Hiking Tour

5-day Golan Trail Hiking Tour

Israel
Trekking
Self-Guided
5 days
From US $650
Months Tour Operates
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Explore some of the best and most exciting sections of Israel’s Golan Trail up to its easternmost point on this exciting 70 km hiking journey across the Golan Heights region of Israel!

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Seven Capes Trek

7 days
From US $675
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This exciting, guided trek follows the prettiest parts of Turkey’s first-ever long-distance footpath – the Lycian Way. The region south of Fethiye is known as the Seven Capes, a stunning coastline where steep promontories drop abruptly into the sea. The route meanders over bare hillsides and through scented pine forests overlooking the blue Mediterranean. You’ll in Kayaköy close to the famous white sands of Ölüdeniz lagoon and follow well-preserved footpaths to Faralya, Alınca and Yediburun enjoying the vast sea views from their elevated locations. In between, the route dips down to wonderful hidden beaches such as Kabak where sparkling waves lap smooth sands, idyllic places for a swim. The trek ends at the impressive ruins of Patara, one of the principal cities of ancient Lycia and located near one of the finest beaches of Turkey.

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Pirate Coast Trek

Turkey
Walking
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $775
Months Tour Operates
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This challenging self-guided trek follows the highest and most rugged section of the Lycian Way, Turkey’s first-ever long-distance footpath. The route winds up and down along the Mediterranean’s most dramatic coastline of Lycia, to the limestone peaks of Mount Olympos, soaring high above the glittering sea. It descends through shady wooded valleys along a 4-km beach past the ruins of the Lycian city of Olympos. It finishes at the spectacular isolated lighthouse on the ridge of Cape Gelidonya.

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Open details for Petra & Wadi Rum Sightseeing Tour

Petra & Wadi Rum Sightseeing Tour

3 days
From US $785
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The Petra and Wadi Rum Sightseeing Tour is short, but each day is jam-packed with cultural activities. Starting in Jerusalem, you will be transferred across the Jordanian border and into vast desert landscapes. Stop at a couple of wonderful sites on the way to the Bedouin campsite near Petra, including Jerash and Amman (the capital of Jordan). You’ll spend each night under the stars in the traditional carpeted tents of the Bedouins—this is one of the highlights of the tour.

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Open details for Cappadocia and Lycian Way Walking Tour

Cappadocia and Lycian Way Walking Tour

7 days
From US $795
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This one-week tour is designed for those who would like to enjoy both the beauty of the Lycian Way and the mysticism of Cappadocia. Cappadocia is a volcanic land and the erosion of the “tuff” (volcanic ash) that is abundant in the area has shaped the region. It has since become a refuge for the early Christians escaping Roman persecution. Rich and varied cultural traditions continue to exist in the area, kept alive by the villagers even today. Walking possibilities are endless in the valleys full of cave dwellings and surreal rock formations. Turkey’s first long-distance route, the Lycian Way links ancient Roman roads and Ottoman caravan routes with mule trails and forestry tracks in a 509km walk along the spectacular Turquoise Coast. This route passes through the ruins of many ancient Lycian cities and visits the most worthwhile spots on the coast.

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Negev Desert Hiking Tour

Israel
Trekking
Self-Guided
6 days
From US $795
Months Tour Operates
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Explore the wonders of Israel’s Negev Desert on this 6-day adventure-packed hiking tour in Israel’s southern district! The famous craters of the Negev Desert are yours to discover on this challenging 80 km hike that connects 3 of the desert’s most famous craters.

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Open details for St. Paul Trail Pilgrimage (8-day)

St. Paul Trail Pilgrimage (8-day)

Turkey
Walking
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $825
Months Tour Operates
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This self-guided trek starts on the shores of lake Eğirdir and follows the eastern branch of the Saint Paul Trail, the long-distance walk between Antioch in Pisidia (Yalvaç) deep in the Taurus mountains and Perge near the coast. The trek allows you to immerse yourself in the way of life of the inhabitants of the old stone and timber villages along the route; you will often stay in village houses, see the local handicrafts, watch cheese and yogurt making and enjoy the tasty village foods. The trip includes a visit to the major Roman city of Selge as well as many opportunities to look at bulbs and birds during the walks. Your trail follows beautiful sections of Roman roads and migration routes in use since Roman times (and perhaps even walked by st Paul himself!) in this spectacular area of forests, canyons, rivers and peaks.

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Trekking in Cappadocia

7 days
From US $850
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The fairy chimneys and secret valleys of Cappadocia offer the opportunity for some of the most fascinating day walks to be enjoyed anywhere in the world. The famous troglodyte villages and the amazing scenery are best enjoyed on foot. In this one-week tour, walking possibilities are endless in this area of cave-lived valleys and surreal rock formations. The walking is of moderate difficulty and is generally between 4 and 5 hours each day. There is also time to visit some of the attractive villages on route.

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Hiking the Jesus Trail Tour

Israel
Walking
Self-Guided
6 days
From US $965
Months Tour Operates
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Jump into one of the most historic places worldwide by walking the Jesus Trail. From Nazareth to Capernaum, you will follow what are said to be Jesus’s footsteps across the desert landscape to end up at the Sea of Galilee. Along the way, you will experience a myriad of cultural hotspots, including Cana, the site of the story of Jesus’s first miracle, a Jewish Kibbutz, and Nebi Shu’eib. You’ll walk among ancient ruins, explore desert scenery, get a city tour of the bustling Nazareth, and climb mountains for epic 360-degree views.

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Kackar Summit Trek

7 days
From US $1,025
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Experience the rugged beauty of Turkey’s Kaçkar Mountain range as you hike from north to south over the course of one incredible week. Reach the highest passes of the range and opt to ascend to the peak of Kaçkar (3937m) where you’ll be met with breathtaking views. Unwind after exciting days in cozy pensions nestled in local villages and camp in the high pastures of the mountains beneath the stars.

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Cappadocia Mountain Biking

8 days
From US $1,050
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This relatively wild and challenging journey offers a true taste of Cappadocia’s finest landscapes, history and local hospitality without being too technical or physically intense. It connects incredible historical sights, off-the-beaten-track villages and un-missable panoramas with wonderful cycling routes on dirt tracks, quiet roads and smooth flowing off-road trails. The tour is a journey of discovery, spanning much of the region including the Ihlara Canyon, Soganli Valley, and “Fairy Chimney” lunar landscape that stretches from Mustafapasa to Goreme. It’s a mix of dirt road adventure bike touring, relaxed cycle touring and some great mountain biking that is suitable for all cyclists. The emphasis is on the discovery, and there are plenty of sights, things to do and unforgettable photo opportunities throughout. This tour is a great choice for small groups, couples and families.

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Open details for St. Paul Trail Pilgrimage (10-day)

St. Paul Trail Pilgrimage (10-day)

10 days
From US $1,095
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This guided trek starts from the ruins of Perge (east of Antalya) and follows parts of the eastern branch of the long-distance walk from Perge to Antioch in Pisidia (Yalvaç), deep in the Taurus mountains. The trek allows us to immerse ourselves in the way of life of the inhabitants of the old stone and timber villages along the route; we will frequently stay in village houses, see the local handicrafts, watch cheese and yogurt making and enjoy the tasty village foods. The trip includes a visit to the major Greek/Roman city of Perge as well as many opportunities to look at bulbs and birds during the walks. Our trail follows beautiful sections of Roman roads and migration routes in use since Roman times (and perhaps even walked by st Paul himself) in this spectacular area of forests, canyons, rivers and peaks.

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Open details for Lycian Way Trek

Lycian Way Trek

14 days
From US $1,125
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This 14-day guided trek follows a large section of Turkey’s first-ever long-distance footpath – the Lycian Way. The famous route snakes its way above the Mediterranean’s most dramatic coastline of ‘the Land of Light’ Lycia, to the limestone peaks of Mount Olympos, soaring high above the glittering sea. It descends through shady wooded valleys along a 4-km beach past the ruins of the Lycian city of Olympos to the spectacular isolated lighthouse on the ridge of Cape Gelidonya. The trek continues on coastal paths around the sheltered harbour and tiny islands of Simena and Kekova lagoon, famous for the underwater ruins of the Sunken City that can be visited by boat. The tour ends at the charming coastal town of Kaş with a day full of activities at sea.

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Trek the Kaçkar Valleys

8 days
From US $1,125
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This tour takes on the lower slopes of the Kaçkar and can already take place in July, the beginning of the trekking season in this mountainous region. It is relatively quiet and trekkers have a greater chance of observing wildlife than in the more crowded weeks of August. Wildflowers cover every slope and the snowmelt streams gush in every valley. This is a tour for those who don’t aspire to do the summit and prefer to stay in village houses and pensions. July and August are the best times to visit this heaven on Earth. You will walk from one mountain yayla (pasture) to the other and see glacial lakes, flowers and snowcapped peaks along the way.

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Open details for Complete Golan Trail Hiking Tour

Complete Golan Trail Hiking Tour

Israel
Trekking
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $1,195
Months Tour Operates
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Embark on an epic hiking journey across Israel’s Golan Heights region, exploring its generous collection of mountains and inactive volcanoes on the Complete Golan Trail Hiking Tour.

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Open details for Aegean Coast Road Bike Touring

Aegean Coast Road Bike Touring

8 days
From US $1,325
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This road cycling tour takes you to a network of backroads that link mountainous olive groves with paradise beaches and rugged coastal peninsulas. It gives you a chance to experience the true beauty and character of Turkey’s less-developed seaside areas, far away from the hustle-bustle of modern life. The tour follows a relatively hilly pathway through a patchwork of sights, sounds and tastes, and enjoy a relaxing yet challenging tour in a setting of natural wonder. You’ll stay in small, boutique hotels in wonderful locations, and eat delicious food in authentic restaurants. Much more than a cycling holiday, this is a true experience of Aegean life, and you will go home healthy and happy.

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