4-Days in the Middle East: Where to Go?
I am considering Egypt, but with only 4 days it seems like I would have to rush through and go back to Egypt again. What are some other ideas? I don't mind the cost of a flight; time is my limiting factor here.
Thanks for your ideas!
I think it depends a lot on what you've been doing the past 3.5 weeks.
On the active end, camels in Wadi Rum are pretty awesome, though I did 2 days and the second one was just too painful. Doing it over again I'd still spend 2 days in the desert, but one either hiking or by jeep.
I assume you'll have already thoroughly explored Petra?
Just for chilling out and doing some hiking, the Dana Nature Reserve - also in Jordan - was fantastic.
I don't really recommend Egypt either for an adventurous holiday (the government greatly restricts travel, and it's difficult to do anything more interesting than snapping your own shots that look just like the postcard). Nor is it good for a short trip since the distances are vast. If you do go, you might consider a trip to a desert oasis. Spending a night n the desert was the highlight of my time in Egypt.
How about heading to the Sinai peninsula in Egypt for some snorkeling/diving? You could stay in Dahab or Sharm el Sheikh. I thought the snorkeling there was amazing.
We traveled from Sinai to Aqaba, Jordan then to Israel... so I don't think it would be too tough to do it in reverse.
If you're looking at Egypt, spending four days just in Cairo would be excellent, theres always plenty to do there even if its not really that adventurous. Or over on Sinai, climbing Mt Sinai to watch the sunrise is always amazing, or diving/snorkelling through Sharm or Dahab. Four days is enough to do a PADI Open Water certificate if you've not got one. I did mine in Dahab early last year and even if you're only learning you still see some incredible things.
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