Holidays to North Africa & The Middle East
North Africa and the Middle East are the cradles of our civilization. From the ancient rock art of the Sahara through the pyramids and temples of Egypt to the classical remains of Jordan, Lebanon and Syria, much of our history is on view. However, you don't have to be a culture vulture to enjoy this region as the landscapes of the Nile Valley, the Atlas Mountains and some of the world's most spectacular desert scenery, combined with atmospheric souks, walled towns, monasteries and fortresses make for a memorable holiday.What the experts say about North Africa & The Middle East Holidays
'In the spectacular, lunar-landscape of the Jebel Sahro desert mountain range, it’s incredible to think that Morocco is only a three-hour flight from the UK. Trekking through the fertile Draa Valley, to the majestic pinnacles of the Ridge of Fingers, this remote region was like nothing I had seen before. Passing through the red mud-built villages, where women were busy laying out their washing to dry on rocks and young children laughed as they played in the dusty streets, we got a fascinating insight into the way the local Berber people live, their Islamic beliefs, and how they cope in such barren surroundings.'
Beverley Fearis, Freelance Travel Writer, travelled to Morocco with Exodus in 2007