If you want to feel you know a place, of course you have to get to know some of the locals! Israel has a remarkably diverse population and a tour in Israel offers exposure to a wide range of cultures in a wide range of homes, be they Jewish, Christian or Muslim Arab, Druze or Bedouin. Likewise, we love to arrange home hospitality experiences with the Bedouin of Jordan, and the Nubians of Egypt. In the party cities of Tel Aviv and Cairo, we give you a chance to experience the real nightlife of the cities hanging out with locals.
Middle Eastern food is a major highlight of travelling the region, and our Amman based street food tours are not to be missed in order to get off the beaten track and switch on your taste buds.
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.
Experience a different side of Cairo, experiencing the city by evening and night.
One of the best way to enjoy being in Egypt is to ‘Eat like an Egyptian!’, and today we are hooking you up with a local expert in Egyptian cuisine and the Egyptian street
This half day tours ticks half a dozen boxes! You will meet inspiring women who have built successful businesses in the art and design space, and which are deeply involved with authentic Egyptian culture and expression. You will get to see some of the finest curated items in Cairo's stunning art and design world, and you avoid all need to buy plastic Chinese made souvenirs from tourist markets, instead returning home with artefacts to be treasured for all time.
Manshiyat Nasser, also known as Garbage City, is a Cairo slum whose population is predominantly Coptic Christian.
We can arrange tours to Israeli border towns where people have been especially impacted by geopolitical considerations, and also to the West Bank to meet with Palestinians and hear their narratives.
Many visitors to Israel are also interested in Israel’s remarkable start-up story – today Israel has more start-ups and VC dollars per head than any other place on the planet. Israel is also home to more scientists and technicians as a percentage of the population than anywhere else, and has one of the most technologically literature populations in the world.
From an ethnic perspective, you are bound to be surprised by the diversity of people you meet in Israel. We love getting to know a wide range of people through home visits - whether you'd like to share a delicious Druze meal in the North of Israel, understand the complexities of the Christian Arab identity, visit a generations old Muslim Arab village, or share a family Shabbat meal in a traditional Jewish setting, we are delighted to introduce you to our local friends.
Aswan is perhaps the most beautiful city in Egypt, and it just so happens that one of most loved experiences - meeting with the Nubian community - takes place in our most loved Egyptian city.
The Middle East is blessed with its fair share of controversies but also the most amazing social projects which will leave you feeling inspired by the people you meet and what they are achieving every day, little by little, to change their towns, their country, the region and the world.
Maybe you would like to explore the legendary nightlife of Tel Aviv with a local insider?
Tel Aviv has become the fashion capital of the Middle East, and is now seen as a major global fashion destination.
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