This monumental temple complex was built by King Ramses II (c.1279-1213 B.C.E.) in what was once known as ancient Nubia, as a demonstration of both his worldly and divine power. He was the most prolific pharaoh in terms of building works, and a highly accomplished military leader.
Petra is a vast and unique city, half built and half carved into the sheer rock face by the Nabataeans over 2000 years ago. It lies between the Red Sea and the Dead Sea and was an integral crossroads for trade routes that linked China, India and Southern Arabia with Egypt, Syria, Greece and Rome.
Diving from a boat is an adventure in itself. For many dive sites, boats are the only way to get there. Boats come in all shapes and sizes, depending on the number of people it needs to carry, whether or not you will live aboard, and the distance needed to travel.
Playing bingo, snacking while sitting on a monument or feeding pigeons may seem innocent enough to many British citizens, but these are just some of the reasons why many people have found themselves faced with hefty fines or in some cases arrested or detained abroad.
Throughout large parts of the Middle East and Western Asia, the Muslim faith is the predominant religion. The effects this can have on you, as you travel through these countries can be very limited, but as a matter of respect, we often advise on certain dress standards.
Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries and one of its fastest growing economic sectors. It has a multitude of impacts, both positive and negative, on people’s lives and on the environment. Therefore, the impact that tourism has on the earth’s natural environment is of great concern to everyone.
Bringing your children to Egypt or Jordan can be an adventure for all the family. There is so much to see, and most of the sites are so big, famous and impressive, that most children get a lot out of a holiday here, and are not quickly bored.