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.

Start
Amman, Jordan
Finish
Cairo, Egypt
Countries
Egypt,
Jordan
Themes
Explorer
Code
EERCC
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 14
Carbon offset
805kg pp per trip


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
  • Climb Mt Sinai
  • Swim in the Red Sea

Itinerary

Arrive early to see the sights of Amman, including the Roman ruins of Jerash or the Byzantine mosaics of nearby Madaba.
Take time out to float in the Dead Sea or get covered in mineral-rich mud, acclaimed for its healing properties. Explore the ancient stone city of Petra, carved from rose-hued cliff faces.
Discover this dazzling desert landscape and camp with local Bedouin in the desert. Enjoy a traditional meal and learn about local customs from our friendly hosts.
Travel from the desert to the sea where sunshine, snorkelling, swimming or scuba diving through underwater scenery awaits.
Step into biblical tales and climb the steps to the summit of Mt Sinai. Visit the monastery of St Katherine, built around the burning bush that 'spoke' to Moses.
Get lost among the market stalls of the Khan al-Khalili bazaar or visit the Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza. Be sure to head to the Egyptian Museum to see Tutankhamun's impressive array of treasures.
Try Nubian food in laidback Aswan. It's also possible to visit the imposing temples of Abu Simbel.
Relax and enjoy the views on a chilled out felucca ride down the Nile. Watching the sun set across the Nile is a highlight of any Egyptian adventure.
Consider riding a donkey to see Pharaohs' tombs in the Valley of the Kings, take a hot air balloon ride or visit the Temples of Karnak.
Delve into the catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa or visit the remarkable Bibliotheca Alexandrina, inspired by the original great library of Alexandria. This amazing new library was built to hold more than eight million books.
Visit the Oasis of Siwa and take a dip in Cleopatra's Bath, walk through the maze-like ruins of the fort or hire a bicycle and ride to the Mountain of the Dead.
Discover monuments dating back to Roman times in this oasis dotted with date palms.
Enjoy a sense of adventure among the windswept dunes and surreal rock formations of the White Desert. Spend a memorable night camping under the stars.
Head back to the souqs in Cairo to grab a bargain.
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Inclusions

Meals
9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
Transport
Bus, Felucca, Ferry, Jeep, Minibus, Overnight sleeper train, Van
Accommodation
Beach hut (2 nights), Desert camp (2 nights), Felucca (1 night), Hotel (12 nights), Overnight sleeper 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

1. Please provide Intrepid or your booking agent with a scanned copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking.

**PLEASE NOTE THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY OPERATING ON AN ALTERNATIVE ITINERARY DUE TO RECENT EVENTS IN SINAI PENINSULA INVOLVING THE KIDNAPPING OF TOURISTS. SEE INTRODUCTION TO TRIP ( TRIP NOTES ) FOR MORE DETAILS**

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Reviews

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