The Middle East is more diverse than you may think, all of Israel, Jordan and Egypt have areas which are desert and areas which are incredibly green and verdant. Additionally, you may think of the desert as barren, but in reality there are a whole world of desert animals, insects, birds and plants to discover. Explored at the right times, with the right guides, the desert can be a nature lovers’ paradise, while the region’s forests and wetlands team with biodiversity much of the year.
An extraordinary 500 million birds pass through Israel every spring and autumn, with 530 different species recorded.
One of our favourite desert tours involves a visit to the lesser known side of the Ramon Crater and the Negev Mountain Range where the Asiatic wild ass or Onager can be found.
Photo credit: © Alon Yasovsky
Israel and Jordan are our top recommendations for great hiking options, from family friendly trails to true challenges.
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