Top Trips in Northern Africa and the Middle East

Nick Dauk

Senior Travel Writer

Hit that book button but don’t overpack – you’re going to want a light load on your back as you explore Northern Africa and the Middle East.

Northern Africa and the Middle East have an undeniable allure, drawing voyagers with promises of unforgettable adventures. The dry and arid landscape won’t weather a wanderer’s devotion to discovery – but it will leave you ready to drink up as much culture as you can. Venture into this wondrous area of the world to find some of the holiest sites, ancient practices and amazing experiences accessible only on foot and with the will to explore. These are the top trips that’ll have you falling in love with Northern Africa and the Middle East.

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A group of tourists on camels ride through dunes at sunset in Morocco

Arabian Nights: the Complete Morocco Experience

Days of enchantment and nights of pure magic await in Morocco – if only you’re adventurous enough to uncover them. Allow your curiosity to take you through labyrinth-like medinas, steeply carved caverns and the wonder of the Sahara desert on this 13-day adventure. You’ll wander through Casablanca, Fez and Marrakech with a small group, guided by those who know how to chart the stars, navigate the Rif mountains and find the best Berber-style dinner in this desert oasis

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Casablanca, Morocco

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Marrakech, Morocco







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Louis Rabinowitz contributed to this article.

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