Middle East & Africa

Middle East & Africa Attractions

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Petra

4.5 star rating: Recommended 181 Reviews

Petra is a highlight not just of Jordan but of the entire Middle East, a sublime and mysterious city that sits as an incomparable jewel of ancient ...  Read more

Temple of Karnak

4.5 star rating: Recommended 172 Reviews

The largest of Luxor’s temples, Karnak was one of the most sacred sites in ancient Egypt. It marked the ascendancy of Thebes (present day Luxor) as the ...  Read more

Muscat City

4.5 star rating: Recommended 156 Reviews

Oman’s capital might have the same scrubbed-clean streets as the major Gulf cities but it replaces their dehumanizing skyscrapers with fascinating historical ...  Read more

Philae Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 131 Reviews

Philae was a holy island in the Nile River where the ancient Egyptians built a temple to the goddess Isis. With the projects to dam the Nile - first with the ...  Read more

Aswan High Dam

4.5 star rating: Recommended 88 Reviews

Built in the 1960s, the Aswan High Dam was an engineering marvel at the time and changed the face of Egypt. It increased the cultivable land by 30% and ...  Read more

Wadi Rum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 85 Reviews

Shuttling between archaeological sites, an inevitable component of any Jordan trip, may have you longing for those haunting, limitless expanses of desert ...  Read more

Red Sea

4.5 star rating: Recommended 84 Reviews

The Red Sea separates Egypt and Saudi Arabia, flowing from the Indian Ocean through the Gulf of Aden. In Egypt if surrounds the Sinai Peninsula and Gulf of ...  Read more

Abu Simbel Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 72 Reviews

The two temples at Abu Simbel are perhaps the best known and most visited ancient sites in Egypt after the Pyramids of Giza. Built by Ramesses II in the 13th ...  Read more

Nizwa

4.5 star rating: Recommended 67 Reviews

Nizwa is one of the most impressive of Oman’s numerous fort cities. It sits on a plain in the Hajar Mountains which was once a strategic point on the ...  Read more

Table Mountain and Cableway

4.5 star rating: Recommended 35 Reviews

If you're visiting Cape Town, Table Mountain is a must-see. Whether you choose to hike or drive to its flat-topped summit (hence the name) or take the Aerial ...  Read more

St Catherine's Monastery

4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

This legendary Greek Orthodox St. Catherine Monastery is one of the oldest places of worship in the world. Founded in the 4th century, the monastery ...  Read more

Soweto

4.5 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Soweto (short for South-West Township) was synonymous with resistance to Apartheid in South Africa, particularly as repression was stepped up in the 1970s ...  Read more

Durban Golden Mile

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

The Golden Mile is where Durban dips its feet into the rolling surf of the Indian Ocean. The wide expanse of sand which gives the stretch its name is one of ...  Read more

Kruger National Park

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

One of South Africa’s premier attractions, Kruger National Park is famous the world over for the extent and diversity of its wildlife. The “Big Five” of ...  Read more

Walvis Bay

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Located about 19 miles (30 kilometers) south of Swakopmund, Walvis Bay is home to some of this desert country’s most scenic lagoons, dunes, wetlands and ...  Read more

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