Pyramids to Petra Overview

Take an adventure holiday through Egypt and Jordan. Visit Cairo, the Pyramids of Giza, Luxor, the Nile River, Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.

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  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Travel across the sands of time through Egypt and Jordan

Myth, religion and wonder come together on this adventure holiday across the timeless terrain of Egypt and Jordan. Be awed by the mysteries of the Sphinx, and the sublime stone structures of Petra – discover ancient sites galore. Travel on a felucca down the mighty Nile River, explore chaotic Cairo city, spend a night with Bedouin locals amid the dunes of Wadi Rum desert – these are just some of the highlights that make this adventure across the sands of time truly memorable.

  • Travel across the Gulf of Aqaba by ferry
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Bask in the glow of Petra's rose-coloured walls
  • Marvel at the wondrous Pyramids in Giza
  • Ponder the riddles of the Sphinx
  • Walk in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor
  • Cruise down the Nile River on a traditional felucca

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cairo, Egypt
  • Finish:

    Madaba, Jordan
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Desert camp (1 nt), Felucca (1 nt), Hotel (9 nts), Overnight sleeper train (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Camel, Felucca, Jeep, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Van
  • Included activities:

    4WD jeep safari and desert camp, Camel ride at the Pyramids, Colossi of Memnon, Dead Sea, Donkey ride (seasonal - not in summer), Egyptian Museum, Guided tour of Petra, Kerak Castle, Nubian Village Visit and Dinner, Overnight felucca sailing trip, Pyramids and Sphinx, Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    553kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details.

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Days 1-2 Cairo

Wonderfully chaotic and always colourful, Cairo's dazzling array of museums, mosques and markets are a fascinating mixture of modern city and ancient wonders.

Days 3-4 Aswan

Situated on the banks of the Nile, the Nubian city of Aswan has been Egypt's southern gateway to Africa and an important trading centre since ancient times.

Day 5 Nile Felucca

Once the lifeblood of an ancient civilisation, cruise the iconic Nile on a traditional felucca and spend a night sleeping on deck under the stars.

Days 6-7 Luxor

From the spectacular temple complex of Karnak to the extraordinary hieroglyphs of the Valley of the Kings, Luxor is full of wonderfully preserved reminders of the Pharaohs.

Day 9 Cairo

Travel back to Egypt's capital. Uncover peaceful Coptic Cairo before moving on to the vibrant spiritual heart of the Islamic Cairo district.

Day 11 Wadi Rum

Full of weird and beautiful lunar-like rock formations, Wadi Rum is home to some of the most sublime desert landscape on the planet.

Days 12-13 Petra

Hewn out of the rose-coloured rock face, the ancient city of Petra is one of the Middle East's most spectacular destinations.

Days 15-17 Madaba

Famous for its Ottoman-style houses and beautiful Byzantine-era mosaics, the historical town of Madaba has a friendly village atmosphere.
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