The Middle East hasn’t exactly had a good name for itself in the past several decades. Constant war and political upheaval have made travel to the Middle East shaky at best and dangerous at worst. However, there are many reasons to visit the region and more than a few places that are completely safe for travelers. With that being said we’ll consider most f the travel destinations on our list more in line with ‘adventure tourists’ rather than your run of the mill tourist. Keep on reading to take in the 12 coolest and most exciting travel destinations in all of the Middle East.
If you want to take in the Middle East as it ought to be seen then you’ll want to load up on cheap hotels and rental cars while making your way to Cairo, on the Nile in Egypt. Recent political upheaval has put Egypt on the backburner for most tourists who have thought about visiting the region but we don’t share that sentiment. Now seems to be the time to visit Egypt and really take in some of the ancient and historic sites that are on display. You’ll probably want to stick with a tour guide while you are in the country but when you are there you’ll get to see the Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings, and the Nile river itself. Travel options are plentiful in the area and the lack of crowds means that car insurance online deals and hotel deals can be had fairly cheap.