Go deep into the Middle East on an immersive, expert-led journey with the leaders in unique adventure travel. Leave preconceptions behind and pack curiosity as we introduce you to a region of diversity and contrast, as intricate and mesmerizing as the twisting maze of a souk. The Middle East is towering skyscrapers rising above endless desert sands; nights under the stars at traditional Bedouin camps; ancient UNESCO-listed wonders, mosques, synagogues, and ancient churches. We are proud to offer new adventures in Saudi Arabia and Southern Iraq, and continue our explorations in Iran, Jordan, and beyond!
Our Middle East adventures are led by specially trained expert guides who will take you on an immersive, insider adventure. Whether you’re following age-old mountain trails through rugged jebels, marveling at age-old wonders, bartering in a busy souk, or floating in the Dead Sea our guides will be with you every step of the way to impart knowledge and perspective.
Our journeys are designed to offer insight into the region’s modern-day complexities, while exposing travelers to local hospitality and active adventure. In Israel or Iraq, Saudi Arabia or Iran you can be assured of profound cultural insights that will give you a clear first-hand perspective. These destinations lend themselves to thoughtful discussion, and our local professional guides can help facilitate dialogue along the way.
The Middle East is packed with historic sites and incredible UNESCO-listed wonders: Petra, Persepolis, Erbil, Byblos, Masada, Babylon and Hegra to name just a few. Immerse yourself in the past as you explore evidence of some of the earliest civilizations, and see monumental antiquities on less-traveled routes. Feel the thrill of real adventure.
What Our Guests Say
It’s true that our guests say it best! Read what adventurers like you are saying about MT Sobek’s Middle East tours, from the expert guides to the special moments. “Our guide was exceptional. He was knowledgeable about history, archeology, and nature—and also personable and attentive to our needs. We could not ask for a better guide.” David L. MT Sobek Guest, Jordan Passage to Petra Trekking
Over the years, we’re proud that our itineraries have been honored as “Tour of a Lifetime” and “World’s Best.” Most recently MT Sobek was voted Best Adventure Travel Company by the readers of USA Today.
We Are Committed to Conservation
MT Sobek is proud to work with local guides and outfitters around the globe who are committed to following Leave No Trace principles and exploring the outdoors responsibly. Everywhere we go, we seek to drive awareness of fragile ecosystems to help support their long-term sustainability.
Adventures in the Middle East are among the most exciting on the planet and our goal is to make it easy to find the perfect itinerary for your skill level. Here’s a handy guide from our trusted team of adventure experts.
Choose Your Adventure
Our Middle East adventures are generally easy-to-moderate Level 2 adventures between 10 and 14 days in length. Most adventures in this region at cultural discovery journeys, including in-depth tours of historical sights and short hikes. Our adventures in Lebanon and Jordan are levels 3 & 4 with multi-day hiking.
Choose Your Style
As well as scheduled group departures, we can also accommodate private groups for a personalized adventure or custom trip. Call us at 800-974-0300 to find out more about our private adventures and custom trips, including those in Turkey and Oman.
Choose Your Dates
Our popular cultural journeys in the Middle East, such as those in Jordan, Israel, Iran, and Iraq, depart in spring (March to May) and fall (September to November) when the temperatures are lower. It is also possible to visit Iraq and Saudi Arabia in January.
Ask an Expert
We want you to have the best adventure, so don’t hesitate to call our expert team of adventure specialists at 800-974-0300 to learn more. Or click the button to use our online contact form.