Morocco is one of the most diverse countries imaginable: You will find vivid cities bursting with beautiful buildings and palaces and bustling markets, you can go trekking in mountains and even climb the highest mountain of North Africa (4167 m) or you can experience the true desert feeling in one of several desert camps. If you prefer to travel completely independently, Morocco is also a good country to rent a car and do a self-drive tour. Last but not least, the Atlantic coast boasts beautiful white sand beaches well suited for beach holidays or surfing.
Egypt is one of the oldest, most traditional destinations for tourism - since antiquity! The main attractions for most travellers are of course the pyramids and the many other stunning remains of the pharaonic culture, usually combined with a Nile cruise. However, the country offers much more: Beautiful desert landscapes, hiking cruises on Lake Nasser in a private boat, desert oases and of course the Red Sea with its year-round warm water temperatures and some of the top ten dive spots in the world.
Sudan is still unknown and thus offers you the chance to travel far away from mass tourism. In Sudan, you can discover a truly authentic country, you will travel along the biggest river in Africa and discover the many remains of the "Black Pharaos" from ancient Nubia.
Israel and Palestine: The birth place for both Christianity and Judaism and the third most important religious site for Muslims, the two countries lie in a region peoples fought over during thousands of years. Today, Israel is not only an important pilgrimage destination but also a modern hight-tech country with excellent infrastructure, an active nightlife in Tel Aviv and bathing opportunities in the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Dead Sea. Palestine however is one of the most hospitable arab countries with the possibility of homestays where you really get to know the lifestyle of local families (both muslim and christian ones). Susanne Roth personally leads a Swiss hiking tour to Palestine at least once a year.
Jordan is a rather unknown country, however it is one of the most recommendable countries in the Middle East: Politically stable, it offers a broad mix of desert castles, modern arabian markets and culture, relaxation at the Dead Sea or beach holidays at the Red Sea, desert feeling in Wadi Rum (one of the most beautiful desert valleys in the world), hiking in Dana biosphere reserve, christian pilgrimage sites and of course the famous Nabatean valley of Petra.