Travel to the Middle East and uncover Jordan and Egypt.

Travel to the Middle East and uncover the mystery of Jordan and Egypt. 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.

Amman, Jordan
Cairo, Egypt
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Min 12
Group size
Min 1 Max 14
Carbon offset
802kg pp per trip


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


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 views over the city.
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 landscape 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.
Hike or take a camel to the summit of iconic Mt Sinai, Egypt's iconic site where Moses is said to have received the Ten Commandments. The 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape from the summit are spectacular. Also visit the beautiful St Catherine Monastery, nestled at the foot of Sinai where Moses is believed to have seen the famous Burning Bush.
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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9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Bus, Ferry, Jeep, Minibus, Overnight seated train, Van
Beach hut (2 nights), Desert camp (2 nights), Felucca (1 night), Hotel (13 nights), Overnight seated train (2 nights)
Included activities
  • 4WD jeep safari and desert camp
  • Desert Camp
  • Mt Sinai climb with local guide
  • Overnight felucca sailing trip
  • War cemeteries and museum
  • White Desert 4WD safari


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Important notes

Departures in March, April, May, June, July, August and September will operate on an alternate itinerary which won't visit Siwa in western Egypt (due to its proximity to the Libyan border). The changed itinerary effects days 8-22 on the Egypt section of this trip:

Day 8 Cairo
Day 9 Cairo to Aswan (overnight train)
Day 10 Aswan
Day 11 Aswan
Day 12 Nubian Homestay/Felucca
Day 13 Felucca
Day 14 Luxor
Day 15 Luxor
Day 16 Luxor to Alexandria (overnight train)
Day 17 Alexandria
Day 18 Alexandria
Day 19 Bawiti
Day 20 White Desert
Day 21 Cairo
Day 22 Departure day from Cairo

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