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The Christmas holidays are barely over when we are already wondering where we are going to go to Easter. And what better way, at the end of winter to plan a little trip to the sunny … Read More
The Christmas holidays are barely over when we are already wondering where we are going to go to Easter. And what better way, at the end of winter to plan a little trip to the sunny Middle East?
Many will think that this can be dangerous given the unstable political situation in the region and especially because of the 24-hour news channels that never miss an opportunity to highlight the real or imagined danger of these countries.
But, if you want to be a little smarter, and avoid really war zones, you can safely visit the Middle East and enjoy one of the richest regions in the world by terms of history and breathtaking scenery.
HISTORY WITH A CAPITAL “H”
It is in the Middle East, cradle of Western civilization, where the three great monotheistic religions were born that one finds the most monuments and historical vestiges.
The choice is enormous, from the Valley of the Kings in Egypt which can be visited on a five- to seven-day Nile cruise , to the ruins of Persepolis in Iran and passing the fortress of Masada in Israel, the region is teeming with plenty. breathtaking sites.
And if Egypt, Israel or Iran may scare some, although these countries do everything to accommodate tourists in the best conditions, we can opt for a trip to Petra in Jordan and admire the temples carved in the pink sandstone cliffs.
If you love breathtaking landscapes in the truest sense of the word, then the Middle East is the place to go, as the panoramas are magnificent and authentic. From the surreal cities of the Emirates to the discreet charms of the Sultanate of Oman, there is something for everyone. Exploring the region allows you to pass through futuristic places with lush gardens alongside the desert or ancestral mountainous landscapes. In short, if you like a change of scenery and adventure, the Middle East offers many routes that you can take in complete safety for your greatest happiness.
The landscapes not to be missed: the Valleys of Galilee, Jabal Darek, Masuleh in Iran, the Zagros Mountains chain between Iran and Iraq as well as the Jordanian desert of Wadi Rum where you can admire the seven pillars of wisdom.
Not only are the landscapes magnificent, but the welcome is just as warm. The natives, contrary to popular belief, are welcoming and smiling in most towns and villages.
AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE
All these countries, which are not very far from France and can be reached in a few hours by plane, are just waiting to be known. They are full of treasures and have the same ingredients as the usual tourist destinations. We really have to disregard the images that televisions serve us and explore and get closer to these peoples who have a lot to offer. So, for Easter or for the summer holidays we let go of all prejudices and we embark on a holiday off the beaten track in the footsteps of our origins! You can now book Egypt tours.