Israel, Egypt and Jordan are each home to great deserts and awe inspiring landscapes. Historical desert tours include UNESCO world heritage sites from the Roman, Nabatean and Byzantine eras, and home hospitality experiences provide the chance to learn about desert peoples and survival methods. At night the desert turns cold and bright and evening desert safaris provide the chance to see hyenas, wolves, and scorpions, and bright stars fill the dark, dark sky.
Bedouin camps are evident in Wadi Rum, which is still home to a number of Bedouin families, and you will have the opportunity to learn about this way of life, so different from ours.
For those keen on adventure tourism the desert is well prepared to cater to your adrenal glands and their urges; desert jeep rides, rappelling down a 500m deep crater in the Negev desert (Makhtesh Ramon), hiking and cycling through new landscapes, diving into natural desert waterholes, and all whilst learning about desert creatures and environmentalism.
If you want to try something a little different and off the beaten track, try our desert nights tour.
The desert is not as barren as it may at first appear – quite to the contrary it has supported and been inhabited by many different civilisations over the millennia, many of whom have left impressive remains to excite history buffs.
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