There are few places in the world quite as surreal as the annual international arms fair in Amman, Jordan. This vast display is hosted by King Abdullah of Jordan and is attended by the world’s generals, dictators and other assorted people in need of the latest killing machines on the international market, as well as those who are more than happy to sell their wares. This is the place where the men who usually hide in the shadows come to see and be seen, this is the YPT Business of War tour, and business is booming!
Kicking off in the wild city of Amman, we will first explore this hectic, fascinating and ancient city before spending two days at the mother of all arms shows. Royalty from all over the Middle East will be in attendance, there will be displays from military forces neutralizing mock enemy forces featuring helicopters, explosions, and gunfire that will convince you that you are in a war zone. We will have the chance to examine and try out the latest military technology on the market and rub shoulders with some very ‘’interesting’’ individuals.
When the show is over, it doesn’t end there, we then set off to explore one of the seven wonders of the world, Petra, a mind-blowing hidden town literally carved out of desert cliffs, which was created in 312 BC and remained hidden from Western eyes until the 19th Century. We will then round off the tour with Bedouin tribesmen, camel rides and an adrenaline fuelled day tearing through the desert in a 4×4 vehicle! We will then continue our tour over to neighbouring Lebanon.
A country with a history long a rich, Lebanon is home to a wonderful national cuisine, a string of funky beach resorts and the Middle East’s most glamorous city – Beirut.
Damaged by decades of civil war and the invasions and interventions of neighbouring nations, Lebanon is nonetheless blessed with magnificent mountain vistas, majestic ancient ruins and an indomitable, hospitable people. Lebanon rewards the traveller with food for thought and a feast for the senses and the stomach!
The YPT Lebanon extension follows on from our Jordan, business of war tour. After an extra night in Amman, we fly out on Sunday afternoon to Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. The following two days will take in thriving Beirut, Tripoli and Hezbollah areas near the Israeli border.
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• All Transport (except transport to Amman before tour and onward travel from Beirut at the end of the tour).
• International flight between Amman and Beirut.
• Hotel accommodation.
• Entry and registration to the Arms Fair.
• Local tours.
• Visa Fees.
• Food and drinks.
• Personal expenses.
• Local guide tips.
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