Bedouin Trails of Jordan & Egypt

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Journey through the neighbouring nations of Jordan and Egypt on this unique adventure from the Middle East to Africa. You'll visit World Wonders, millennia-old landmarks and Unesco World Heritage sites. The highlights are many: take the lesser-known Back Trail to Petra; marvel at the pyramids and Sphinx in Giza; and climb Mount Sinai for sunrise. We’ll also e...
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level


    • Hike the Back Trail through Petra
    • Marvel at the pyramids and Sphinx in Giza
    • Stay in a desert camp and walk in Wadi Rum
    • Float in the tranquil Dead Sea
    • Reach the summit of Mount Sinai before most groups
    • Visit Mount Nebo, burial site of Moses
    • Snorkel and hike on the Sinai Peninsula
    • Walk in Dana Nature Reserve

What's this trip about?

    Journey through the neighbouring nations of Jordan and Egypt on this unique adventure from the Middle East to Africa. You'll visit World Wonders, millennia-old landmarks and Unesco World Heritage sites. The highlights are many: take the lesser-known Back Trail to Petra; marvel at the pyramids and Sphinx in Giza; and climb Mount Sinai for sunrise. We’ll also explore natural wonders: floating in the Dead Sea, snorkelling in the Red Sea, walking in Dana Nature Reserve and exploring the Wadi Rum desert by 4×4 and on foot. "I travelled throughout Jordan and Egypt while researching this new itinerary and the rugged beauty of the Sinai Peninsula was a real highlight, yet few tours pass this way. I highly recommend visiting. Overall, this is more active than most of our cultural trips and the walks we’ve included are a great way to experience the varied landscapes” - Tom Manchester, Product Manager, Middle EastWalk through two ancient lands in one incredible adventure


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 16 people
Age range16 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityMadaba
End CityCairo

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • Egypt
  • Jordan


  • Cairo


  • Culture
  • Nature

Trip includes

    • All breakfasts, two lunches and six dinners
    • All accommodation (see accommodation section)
    • All transport and listed activities
    • Tour leader (one leader for Jordan and another for Egypt)
    • Free arrival and departure transfers for everyone


Travel Map

Day 1 Start Amman, transfer to Madaba

Welcome to Jordan, where our adventure begins. It’s a gentle start, with free transfers to the hotel in Madaba from Amman airport for all customers today. Accommodation: Black Iris II (or similar)

Day 2 Mount Nebo, Dead Sea and Amman

This morning, we'll have our welcome briefing with our Jordanian tour leader. We'll leave the hotel and head to St George's Church in the centre of Madaba, about a 10-minute walk away. After admiring the church’s mosaic floor, considered the oldest map of Palestine in...

Day 3 Walk through Wadi Dana

Following an early start this morning, we’ll drive for about 2hr 30min via the Desert Highway to Dana village, the starting point of our walk in Dana Nature Reserve, the largest in Jordan. Our walk is about 9mi (15km) and will take about five to six hours at a fairly ...

Day 4 Explore Petra; walk via the Back Trail

Today, we visit Petra, one of the New Wonders of the World. It was founded by the Nabateans, an Arab tribe that arrived here in the sixth century BCE. It’s now one of the most recognisable monuments on the planet, built down a series of chasms and carved directly into...

Day 5 Tour of Wadi Rum by 4x4

We’ll drive south for a couple of hours this morning to reach the Unesco-listed site of Wadi Rum, where sandstone mountains rise from the sandy desert floor. It was here that Lawrence of Arabia and Prince Faisal assembled the Arab tribes for the attack on Aqaba in the...

Day 6 Walk in Wadi Rum

This morning starts with a 30-minute 4x4 ride to Siq Al Barrah. We’ll walk through this long, deep canyon, which has a sandy floor, to Al Desse, about four hours of walking. After, we leave Wadi Rum and drive to Aqaba, on the Red Sea, arriving late afternoon. Accommodation: Lacosta Hotel (or similar)

Day 7 Across the Red Sea to Egypt. Castle of Saladin

Today is a long one, starting with a 20-minute drive from Aqaba to Tala Bay. Here we say goodbye to our Jordanian leader, pay a 10 Jordanian dinar (US$14) departure fee in cash and catch the ferry to Egypt. The rocky mountains of the Sinai Peninsula rising out of the ...

Day 8 Sunrise on Mount Sinai. Saint Catherine's Monastery

We’ll return to the summit of Mount Sinaifor sunrise. By now, the summit will be busy. After sunrise, we’ll descend, which can take around 2 hours, back via the same route to our hotel. Following breakfast we visit St Catherine’s Monastery. This is the oldest continu...

Day 9 Walk and snorkel – Blue Hole, Abu Galoum and Blue Lagoon

A day of activity awaits. We start with a 30-minute drive to the Blue Hole. This submarine sinkhole is 395ft (120m) deep and has a fearsome reputation among scuba divers. We’ll stay close to the surface and snorkel around the hole, admiring coral and aquatic life. Tho...

Day 10 Old Cairo

Following an early start, we drive for approximately 1hr 30min to the resort city of Sharm El Sheikh to catch our flight to Cairo. The trip changes pace again from the tranquillity of Sinai into hectic Cairo, one of the largest cities in Africa. This afternoon, we ha...

Day 11 Pyramids at Giza, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum

We mark our final full day with a real highlight: a visit to the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Great Pyramid of Giza, the tallest human-made structure in the world for more than 3,800 years. We’ll also see the pyramids of Khufu, Chephren and M...

Day 12 End in Cairo

Our trip ends in Cairo. There are free transfers to Cairo International Airport included for all customers today.

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Last Updated: 2/23/2024
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    • Single accommodation (available on request)
    • Visas or vaccinations


,We spend two nights in a three-star hotel in Madaba, two nights in a fixed camp with en-suite facilities near Petra, one night in a fixed camp in Wadi Rum with shared facilities, one night in a four-star hotel in Aqaba, one night in a simple hotel with shared facilities at St Catherine’s (you will only stay overnight here if you do not climb Mount Sinai), two nights in a beachfront four-star hotel in Dahab and two nights in a four-star hotel in Cairo. Some hotels have more facilities than others and the star rating in Jordan and Egypt is quite different to what you may expect at home.
Cancellation policy

The cancellation policies of this trip when booked through Travelstride are determined by the stated policies of the tour operator - Exodus Travels.

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel a confirmed booking you must notify Travelstride in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by Travelstride and will be effective from the date on which we receive it.

If You Cancel Your Holiday
You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the lead name or your travel agent must be received at our offices. 

Since we incur costs in canceling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay cancellation charges as follows (see also the exceptions below): 

  • More than 42 days - No cancellation fee. Deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original booking. Any remaining balance will be refundedThis excludes all non-refundable costs as set out in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 41 and 21 days (inclusive) - No cancellation fee. Balance and deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original bookingThis excludes all non-refundable costs as further explained in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 20 and 15 days (inclusive) - 80% of the holiday cost
  • 14 days or less; or failure to join the holiday (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Certain trips may involve different cancellation charges; you will be advised if this is applicable to your holiday during the booking process.For Polar holidays, the following cancellation charges will be made for all Polar holidays. Period before departure in which you notify us: 

Cancelation charge

  • More than 133 days - Deposit only
  • 133 days or less (or failure to join the holiday) (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Notes (i) Your deposit is non-refundable, even if the cancellation charge calculated is lower than the deposit amount paid; (ii) If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges; (iii) certain travel arrangements may be subject to higher cancellation charges and could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements from the moment the booking is confirmed.

If You Change Your Booking

If, after our Booking Confirmation has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of $60, and any further cost we incur in making this alteration (including those charged by third party suppliers who provide the component parts of your booking).  You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note: Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

You can transfer your booking to another person, who satisfies all the conditions that apply to this booking, by giving us notice in writing at least 7 days before departure provided that the new lead passenger accepts the transfer and these Terms and Conditions. Both you and the new traveler are responsible for paying all costs we incur in making the transfer. Please bear in mind that certain airlines and other transport providers treat changes as a cancellation and charge accordingly, up to 100% of the cost for that part of the arrangement. Where applicable these charges will be passed on to you.

If We Cancel Your Booking

Exodus reserves the right to cancel an itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever, including too few participants ,logistical problems, a Force Majeure Event (as defined in Section 8), or any other circumstances that may make operation of the trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of Exodus’s liability without any further obligation on Exodus’s part. Exodus is not responsible for any expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip, including non-refundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other trip-related expenses.

If We Change Your Booking

  1. Changes to the price. We can change your holiday price after you’ve booked, only in certain circumstances. Changes in the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from changes to the cost of fuel or other power sources, the level of taxes or fees imposed by third parties including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports, or exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked.

  2. Changes other than the price. It is a term of your booking that we are able to make changes to any aspect of your booking. If the change is insignificant, we will ensure that you are notified about it. Examples of insignificant changes include alteration of your accommodation to another of the same or higher standard. If we are forced by circumstances beyond our control to alter significantly any of the main characteristics of the travel services that make up your package you will have the rights set out below.

    2.1 - We will contact you and you will have the choice of accepting the change or having a refund of all monies paid. You can also accept an alternative holiday, where we offer one (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). We will tell you the procedure for making your choice. Please read any notification of changes carefully and respond promptly as if you do not respond to us within the timescale given your booking may be canceled.

    2.2 - If you choose to accept a refund then that is the only liability we have and we will not be liable for any further sums, compensation or otherwise and you are advised to adequately insure yourselves against cancellation for any reason

Please note that insurance premiums and amendments charges are not refundable in any circumstances. 

Once you have put down a deposit for a tour, you are unable to cancel and re-book within a promotional period and we reserve the right to amend the pricing on any new booking you make within that time. If you cancel a tour and book the same tour under a promotional code, we reserve the right to decline the booking.

Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.

If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.

Where possible, we will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.

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Meals Included
All breakfasts, six dinners and two box lunches are included. The dinners are included at the Petra camp, the Wadi Rum camp, the St Catherine’s hotel and the Dahab hotel. When not half-board, we usually eat in local restaurants and the leader arranges bookings for those in the group who would like to join. We suggest you budget around US$28 per person for non-included meals. If you are vegetarian, please note that main meals are limited in choice. At the Wadi Rum camp, we enjoy a traditional dinner called zarb, which is cooked underground. This consists of rice with a selection including chicken, lamb and vegetables. Vegetables are cooked separately from the meat. In Egypt, meals are often buffet style. Alcohol is available in Jordan, but not widely. Many hotels do not sell alcohol but will often allow it to be brought in from elsewhere. It is best to plan ahead if you’ll want a drink, your tour leader will be able to tell you what’s possible and may be able to arrange a stop at a supermarket or liquor store (depending on location). In Petra, the unique Cave Bar in Petra Guesthouse is open to the public. A less expensive option is the bar in the Petra Palace Hotel which is also open to all.
Age Requirements
16 years and up
Additional Information
11 nights, mostly in 3 star hotels, plus three nights in comfortable fixed camps Travel by air-conditioned buses, ferry, four-wheel drives 1 hour flight from Sinai Peninsula to Cairo, avoiding a very long road journey. Five walks: 2 day walks, 2 half day walks, and Mount Sinai by night (included in the price, but optional). Group normally four to 16 plus leader. Minimum age: 16
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