Jordan & Egypt Uncovered Overview

Travel to the Middle East and uncover Jordan and Egypt. Enjoy the most iconic of Jordan trips as you visit Petra and the Red Sea, and travel to Egypt and follow the Nile.

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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.

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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Amman, Jordan
  • Finish:

    Cairo, Egypt
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 14
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Beach hut (2 nts), Desert camp (2 nts), Felucca (1 nt), Hotel (13 nts), Overnight seated train (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Ferry, Jeep, Minibus, Overnight seated train, Van
  • 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

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    802kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    ITINERARY CHANGES: 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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Day 1 Amman

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.

Days 2-3 Petra

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.

Day 4 Wadi Rum

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.

Days 5-6 Red Sea Beach Camp

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.

Day 7 Mt Sinai

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.

Days 8-9 Cairo

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.

Days 10-11 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.

Day 12 Nile Felucca

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.

Days 13-14 Luxor

Wander through the temple complex of Karnak or travel by donkey to Luxor's Valley of the Kings.

Days 15-16 Alexandria

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.

Days 17-18 Siwa Oasis

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.

Day 19 Bawiti

Uncover the legend of the golden mummies or indulge in a relaxing soak in mineral-rich springs.

Day 20 White Desert Camp

Travel through the windswept, arid dunes of the Western Desert. Spend a memorable evening camping among the strange moonscape of the White Desert.

Days 21-22 Cairo

Return to the busy streets of Cairo for some final sightseeing or shopping.
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