From the mayhem of city souqs to the serenity of the endless desert, be invigorated by the fearless spirit of biblical prophets, dashing explorers and powerful pharaohs. On this journey from Jordan to Egypt, pass through Petra, Luxor and the Western Desert's unique oases. Take in vibrant modern cities, the monuments of ancient civilisations, awe-inspiring landscapes and traditional hospitality on this incredible adventure.

Start
Amman, Jordan
Finish
Cairo, Egypt
Countries
Egypt,
Jordan
Themes
Explorer
Code
EERCC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
1 128kg pp per trip

Travel to the Middle East and discover the ancient worlds of Jordan and Egypt


Highlights

  • Get a taste of Nubian life
  • See the Pyramids of Giza
  • Kick back on a felucca
  • Explore beautiful Alexandria
  • Visit the Pharaohs' tombs in the Valley of the Kings
  • Grab a bargain in Cairo's souqs
  • Discover incredible Petra
  • Relax in the modernity of Jordan's capital Amman
  • Camp in the desert with the Bedouin
  • Swim in the Red Sea

Itinerary

If arriving early, venture out to the Jerash ruins to soak up some history. Back in Amman, perhaps visit the National Archaeological Museum or head to the impressive Citadel for stunning city views.
Enjoy a buoyant dip in the salty Dead Sea - the lowest point on Earth. Travel to Petra to explore the spectacular site hewn out of rose-coloured rock. This ancient Nabataean city is one of the must-see places to visit in the Middle East.
Full of weird and beautiful lunar-like rock formations, Wadi Rum will impress with some of the most sublime desert landscapes on the planet. Spend a memorable night sleeping Bedouin-style in rustic camel-hair tents or head outside to fall asleep under a twinkling canopy of stars.
Cross the sparkling Gulf of Aqaba, arrive in Egypt and make tracks to a seaside camp beside the glistening Red Sea. Scuba dive or snorkel through beautiful reefs, kick back on golden sands or join new Bedouin friends for a seafood feast. Whatever your choice of activity, the Red Sea is a magical place to lose track of time.
It's a short drive to Dahab, where you have plenty of free time to take in the many treats the village has to offer.
The never-ending stream of life and noise makes Cairo fascinating to explore. In free time, head out to discover the Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza before catching an overnight train from Cairo to Aswan.
Nestled on the banks of the Nile, Aswan is a great base for exploration. Consider visiting a nearby Nubian village for a dinner of traditional delicacies and to enjoy the local swimming holes. A daytrip to the fascinating temples of Abu Simbel is also highly recommended.
A Nubian crew provides food and song on this traditional felucca journey down the Nile. Watch river life in action and fall asleep on deck beneath the starry night sky.
Wander through the temple complex of Karnak or travel by donkey to Luxor's Valley of the Kings.
There is a plenty to do in Egypt's Mediterranean city Alexandria. Visit the eerie catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa or admire the modern architecture of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina.
The remote, exotic oasis of Siwa is a lush paradise among the desert dunes. Explore the maze-like ruins of the mud brick fort or perhaps take a dip in Cleopatra's Bath.
Uncover the legend of the golden mummies or indulge in a relaxing soak in mineral-rich springs.
Travel through the windswept, arid dunes of the Western Desert. Spend a memorable evening camping among the strange moonscape of the White Desert.
Return to the busy streets of Cairo for some final sightseeing or shopping.
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Inclusions

Meals
20 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 5 dinners
Transport
Bus, Felucca, Ferry, Jeep, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Van
Accommodation
Desert camp (2 nights), Felucca (1 night), Hotel (15 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)
Included activites
  • 4WD jeep safari and desert camp
  • Overnight felucca sailing trip
  • Petra 1 day pas
  • White Desert 4WD safari

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Our Jordan & Egypt Uncovered trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews in the last year.

Jordan & Egypt Uncovered, November 2012

Jordan & Egypt Uncovered, November 2012