Africa 2017 by Intrepid Travel

More catalogs by Intrepid Travel | Africa 2017 | 81 pages | 2017-01-20

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Page 66 of Africa 2017

petra jordan the middle east the middle east is living proof of an old maxim you don’t know until you go forget the headlines and the hyperbole this is the cradle of civilisations an ancient land emerging as a modern power with the culture and panache to back it up whether riding camels and visiting bedouin tribespeople haggling in the souqs of downtown amman or floating in the dead sea – the scent of cloves and camel echoing calls to prayer and the warm smiles of local people will always follow you be welcomed into a surprisingly sumptuous desert camp – and introduced to the ways of the bedouins – on an overnight stay in jordan s wadi rum page 68–69 there s much more to egypt than pharoahs and pyramids snorkel vibrant coral reefs savour the cafe culture of alexandria and drift down the nile by felucca the middle east where in the world egypt jordan iran israel oman united arab emirates discover the more traditional aspects of two states at the vanguard of modernity – abu dhabi and dubai – on immersive three-day stopovers page 77 weather cairo luxor istanbul petra amman 64 monsoon 25-35ºc very hot dry 35ºc hot dry 25-35ºc hot wet 25-35ºc pleasantly warm 20-30ºc warm wet 20-25ºc cool 15-20ºc cold dry 0-15ºc cold wet 0-15ºc below freezing -0ºc