Yes, we are indeed passionate about sharing the ancient wonders of antique lands with our clients, but there's so much more than history that makes them world-class travel destinations for you to enjoy. The Middle East, North Africa, and Mediterranean are home to some of the richest and most dynamic cultures in the world, not to mention to some of its warmest and most welcoming people. These regions also possess cinematic land and seascapes, crave-worthy cuisine, luxurious spas, and irresistible shopping opportunities.
We pride ourselves on knowing on how to get the most out of traveling to these places, and we'll enhance your journey with unique experiences that will leave you thinking—and talking—about your trip for years to come.
Please scroll below for some examples of the special experiences you can enjoy as our valued client.
Once you've made your wish list, please share it with us so we can make it all come true.
Given what one sees in the news, people are often hesitant to travel to the Middle East and North Africa. This is a shame because many countries there are as safe as—if not safer than—more frequently visited destinations. While the history is phenomenal, it's really the people who make these places shine. You might be a little shocked at how welcome you'll be made to feel; and don't be surprised if you're routinely encouraged to sit down for tea and a chat, invited into people's homes for a feast, or if you receive gifts out of the blue.
Antique Lands Travel is happy to facilitate friendly cultural interactions that educate as well as foster new friendships that transcend distance, culture, language, and creed.
We do this primarily two ways:
The Middle East, North Africa, and Mediterranean abound in opportunities for adventure as they are an outdoor enthusiast's paradise.
If you're into scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, canyoneering, cycling, overland excursions, skiing—yes, skiing—or if you just revel in breathtaking scenery, some of the activities we can make possible for you are:
We can thank the Ancient Romans for inventing the spa and the Arabs and Turks for keeping the tradition of fine pampering alive and well. We can also thank the Egyptians for perfecting the art of getting away from it all when they built the first Christian monasteries in the desert. You'll thank yourself after indulging in a stress-melting hammam treatment or when you unplug and unwind at any number of secluded lodges and resorts found in these antique lands.
Let us arrange some unforgettable spa and wellness experiences for you, such as:
To really sink your teeth into a culture, you need to sink your teeth into its food. When you do that in the Middle East, North Africa, and Mediterranean, you'll realize that the regions' cuisines are as diverse and delightful as the cultures that created them. The opportunities for culinary discoveries are practically limitless, ranging from hearty Moroccan stews sweetened with apricots to a selection of light Turkish appetizers. Tackling the extensive repertoire of these cuisines takes some guidance, and that's where we step in.
Here are just some of the ways we facilitate culinary discoveries for you and thereby sate your hunger for both delectable comestibles and unique travel experiences:
When one thinks of the Middle East and North Africa, a vision of starkly beautiful deserts is more likely to come to mind than that of turquoise blue waters. One of the beauties of exploring these antique lands is discovering that none of them is one dimensional and that there's something for everybody. If sailing, yachting, scuba diving, or just sunbathing take you to your happy place, then let us take you to some of the most jaw-dropping coastlines and vividly colored waters where you can:
Even if you've never been in the saddle before, there really is nothing like viewing the Pyramids between the ears of a horse. It's a vista and a memory you'll always cherish. In addition to a sunset hack on the Giza Plateau, there are numerous other opportunities for memorable riding experiences that range from multi-day treks through the desert to short surf rides in the Mediterranean or Red Sea. Whether you're a rank greenhorn or an avid equestrian, we'll arrange it so you can:
While lofty minarets and church spires dominate skylines in antique lands, it's the bazaar — or souq — that's the beating heart of any city. For millennia the Middle East, North Africa, and Mediterranean have been crossroads for trade, making its peoples masters of the arts of transport and exchange. They also mastered the arts of craftsmanship, and artisans still produce exquisitely made ceramics, carpets, gold and silver jewelry, books, brocades, perfume, metalware in copper and brass, glass, and leather goods, among others.
Take your shopping therapy to a new level by having us arrange:
Last but not least, as our client you'll travel to these antique lands as an insider, enjoying unrivaled access to locations, services, and experiences few other agencies can provide. We are always working closely with our in-country partners to develop new and unforgettable experiences and services that will exceed your expectations and keep you traveling with us for years to come.
Some examples of what Insider Access means for you as our client are: