Discover Egypt & Jordan

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Myth, religion and wonder come together on this expedition across the timeless terrain of Egypt and Jordan. From the mysteries of the Sphinx to the sublime stone structures of Petra, discover ancient sites galore. Travel on a felucca down the mighty Nile, and spend a night with Bedouin locals amid the sand dunes of Wadi Rum – these are just some of the highli...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Moderate
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

Highlights

    • See the grand burial sites of the pharaohs in the valley of the Kings.
    • Explore vibrant Cairo with its bustling markets and colourful streets.
    • Experience Nubian hospitality with a home cooked meal.
    • Experience the feeling of weightlessness as you float in the super salty Dead Sea.
    • Spend the night trying to count the billions of stars or chat with the locals at our bedouin-style camp in Wadi Rum
    • Check out the rock cut tombs and the remains of the ancient city of Petra.

What's this trip about?

    Myth, religion and wonder come together on this expedition across the timeless terrain of Egypt and Jordan. From the mysteries of the Sphinx to the sublime stone structures of Petra, discover ancient sites galore. Travel on a felucca down the mighty Nile, and spend a night with Bedouin locals amid the sand dunes of Wadi Rum – these are just some of the highlights that make this adventure across the sands of time truly memorable.

Details

Itinerary focusActive and Outdoor Sports
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 14 people
Age range15 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityCairo
End CityMadaba

Travel Themes

  • High Adventure
  • Religious

Destinations

  • Africa
  • Egypt
  • Jordan

Attractions

  • Abu Simbel
  • Amman
  • Aswan
  • Cairo
  • Dead Sea
  • Jerash
  • Jordan Valley
  • Luxor
  • Luxor Temple
  • Madaba
  • Petra
  • Pyramid of Giza
  • Sphinx
  • Temple of Karnak
  • Valley of the Kings
  • Wadi Rum

Activities

  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • History
  • Mountaineering
  • Camel Riding

Trip includes

    • Cairo - Khan al-Khalili bazaar visit
    • Cairo - Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
    • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum
    • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum headset
    • Aswan - Nubian Village Visit and Dinner
    • Nile - Felucca overnight sailing trip
    • Luxor - Karnak Temple (entrance fee)
    • Luxor - Animal care NGO visit
    • Luxor - Colossi of Memnon
    • Luxor - Valley of the Kings (entrance to 3 tombs)
    • Luxor - Family visit & home-cooked lunch
    • Wadi Rum - Bedouin Desert Camp
    • Aqaba - Leader-lead Walking Tour
    • Wadi Rum - Bonfire Talk with the Sheik
    • Wadi Rum - Guided hike
    • Wadi Rum - Bedouin Desert Camp
    • Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari
    • Petra - Leader-led tour of Petra
    • Petra - Two-Day Pass
    • Kerak - Castle visit
    • Mt Nebo - Site visit
    • Dead Sea - Swimming opportunity
    • Jerash - Roman ruins
    • Madaba - St Georges Church

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 4 pm this afternoon. For those arriving early, why not take a walk to get your bearings of the neighbourhood, or escape the hustle and bustle and explore the Christian Coptic sector. After your importan...

Day 2 Cairo/Overnight Train

This morning, head to Giza –home to some of the world’s most iconic sights. Explore these structures that have stood tall for 4500 years, and for an additional charge you may be able to go inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu, although occasionally it may be closed to vi...

Day 3 Aswan

The Nile, Elephantine Island and white-sailed feluccas. Welcome to Aswan – Egypt's southernmost city. Its easy-going charm is due in no small part to its large Nubian population. Today is a free day so take the opportunity to see such Aswan sites as the unfinished obe...

Day 4 Aswan

Today perhaps head out of Aswan and book in to visit stunning Abu Simbel this morning. With the four gargantuan statues of Ramses guarding the Great Temple, carved directly out of the mountain on the west bank of the Nile, this is one of Egypt's most memorable sights....

Day 5 Nile Felucca

With some free time this morning, perhaps head down and grab a motor boat out to the Tomb of the Nobles or stock up on snacks for your evening on the Nile. Board your included felucca journey just before lunch and spend the afternoon out on the river, watching Egyptia...

Day 6 Luxor

This morning, say goodbye to your Nubian friends and take a private van to the ‘open-air museum’ of Luxor (approximately 3.5 hours travel time). From the spectacular temple complex of Karnak to the Valley of the Kings, Luxor is full of wonderfully preserved reminders ...

Day 7 Luxor/Overnight Train

Today you’ll hop in a private minivan and discover some of the wonder of ancient Thebes. Your first stop is the Colossi of Memnon – two 17-metre-high statues on Luxor's west bank. Carved from granite blocks, they represent the Pharaoh Amenhotep III and were once part ...

Day 8 Amman

Today you will farewell Egypt and take a short flight to Jordan. This flight is currently scheduled for the afternoon to allow for delays from the overnight train. On arrival you will be met and transferred to your Amman hotel, where your Jordanian Group Leader will ...

Day 9 Wadi Rum

This morning, you’ll leave Amman and head to Aqaba – the only coastal city offering a pocket of beach in this otherwise landlocked country. On arrival you’ll get a chance to explore the bustling market and walk along the beach on a guided walking tour with your group ...

Day 10 Wadi Rum

After waking up in the unique surrounds of the camp this morning, head out on a hike around the area (approximately 12 to 15 kilometres), with a stop for tea and a lunch break. You might scale one of the large sand dunes for sensational views of the valley – the perfe...

Day 11 Petra

This morning you'll leave your desert camp, taking 4WDs to the main entrance of Petra, which is opposite the Seven Pillars of Wisdom – the mountain named after Lawrence of Arabia’s book. The visitor's centre here is also a great spot to buy some jewelry and handicraft...

Day 12 Petra

Enjoy a free day of self-discovery as you explore Petra on your own today – free to wander as you wish. The site is surprisingly big, and so it is up to you to choose your own route around the complex. You could explore the old Roman road, other smaller temples and se...

Day 13 Kerak - Dead Sea - Mt Nebo - Madaba

Today you’ll traverse the King's Highway to the historic crusader castle of Kerak, which stands on a cliff overlooking Wadi Karak and the Dead Sea in the distance (approximately 2.5 hours). You’ll have time to explore the ruins and discover the legends of centuries-ol...

Day 14 Jerash - Madaba

Today you’ll leave Madaba for a short drive to Jerash – once one of the grandest ancient Roman cities in the world. These are some of the best-preserved Greco-Roman ruins around. The ancient walled town that survives today is a remarkable evocation of life 2000 years ...

Day 15 Madaba

With no activities planned for today, you are free to depart the accommodation at any time, provided you comply with your accommodation’s check-out times.

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