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Middle East itineraries

The ancient kingdom of Jordan - 10 days

Jordan    

Splendours of Syria - 14 days

Syria   

Forts, wadis and souks of Oman - 10 days

Oman

Short breaks In Dubai

Dubai


Other suggestions  

Jordan and the Sinai - 10 days

Jordan, Egypt 

Oman's Musandam Peninsula from Dubai - 7 days

Oman, Dubai

Treasures of Lebanon - 11 days

Lebanon

Salalah and the Empty Quarter - 10 days

Oman

 

 

Trip reports for the Middle East

Middle East

Fiona’s travel tips

TOP TIP: The Musandam Peninsula is just a 90 minute drive from Dubai — an easy way to combine the two countries.

READ: Wilfred Thesiger’s Across the Empty Quarter.

BEST TIME TO GO:
Jordan and Syria: Spring and autumn
Lebanon: year round
UAE/Oman: October to April 

JOURNEY TIME:
Jordan: 5½ hours (direct)
Lebanon: 4½ hours (direct)
Oman: 9 hours (indirect)
Syria: 6¾ hours (direct)
UAE: 6¾ hours (direct)

 

Clients’ comments

“Fiona always makes the itineraries so exciting. We added the turtle watching and this was quickly incorporated. The holiday went as smoothly as the itinerary and was a perfect mix of relaxation and activity. We would love to go back again and perhaps explore other parts of Oman such as Salalah and the Empty Quarter. We had a wonderful holiday and look forward to planning another trip with you before too long. "

Richard and Sally Morgan, Oman, September 2016


“Fiona, we had truly amazing time in Oman, thank you so much for all you did."

Mr and Mrs Anthony Hallet, Oman
 

“We thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks in Jordan. It was a marvellous experience visiting so many interesting places, meeting such friendly and welcoming people and learning a little about the past and the present of this beautiful and varied country."

Rob and Jane Aylott, Jordan


“One of the very best holidays we have had. In fact we are seriously talking about going back to Oman next year. The agency was excellent….The guide and the trips were more than adequate, and the rest days perfect. Thank you for your efforts”.  

Mrs Joan Dampney, Oman


“We had a truly memorable trip to Jordan from start to finish and cannot thank you enough for putting it together so professionally and in such a short space of time. One of the best holidays we have ever had.”   

Paul Crayford, Jordan


“We wanted to write and thank you for arranging our recent holiday. It was superb and we had a very happy time. I wrote a little travelogue – I’ve attached it for your possible interest (less a travelogue and more a novel...it’s 5 pages long!) The itinerary was fine, we saw and experienced a great deal but never felt rushed. Loved all of it, I think my ‘travelogue’ speaks for that; planned experiences were as hoped but, as so often, it's the unexpected things that make you smile which are mostly to do with the people you meet. A most wonderful experience was up in the mountains and stopping at a ‘lay-by’ where suddenly we were aware of goats and a Bedouin and two tatty chairs and a little table placed to overlook this beautiful valley below which was the Dana Nature Reserve; the Bedouin produced two plastic cups of the most exquisite Arabic tea and there we sat, drinking in both the tea and this wonderful place which was silent and still and the air so fresh. Asked if I may take a photo of him, the Bedouin seriously and graciously adjusted his headdress and beamed into the camera. Such happenings as this and many others could not have been possible if we’d come on a tour holiday.”

Stewart and Sue Thomson, Jordan, April 2011