Middle East Discovery Overview

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      USD $3,680
      CAD $3,915
      AUD $4,070
      EUR €2,975
      GBP £2,435
      NZD $4,825
      ZAR R37,010
      CHF FR3,670
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Middle East Discovery.

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Trip Validity

  • 2014-01-01 - 2014-12-31

Travel from charmingly chaotic Cairo to coastal Antalya

Be captivated by the spirit of ancient civilisations and surreal natural beauty on this tour from Egypt’s energetic capital to dazzling Antalya on Turkey’s south-west coast. Stare up in wonder at the pyramids, befriend locals in Aswan, explore the magnificent Karnak Temple, discover the rose-coloured rock temples of Petra, drive through the desert landscape of Wadi Rum and feel the ghosts of the past on the Gallipoli Peninsula. This is a journey abounding in unforgettable history, incredible landscapes, stunning scenery, extraordinary landmarks and cultures that continue to endure through the ages.

  • Be entranced by the pyramids
  • Discover Petra - the ‘Rose City’
  • Relax beside the Red Sea
  • Share a meal with a local family in Aswan
  • Stop and reflect on Gallipoli Peninsula
  • Take a cruise on the Aegean Sea
  • Unearth ancient civilisations in Wadi Rum
  • Visit the Valley of the Kings

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cairo, Egypt
  • Finish:

    Antalya, Turkey
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    20 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Beach hut (2 nts), Desert camp (1 nt), Felucca (1 nt), Hotel (17 nts), Overnight sleeper train (2 nts), Pension (2 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Camel, Dolmus, Felucca, Ferry, Gulet, Jeep, Overnight sleeper train, Van
  • Included activities:

    4WD jeep safari and desert camp, Boat trip, Camel ride at the Pyramids, Colossi of Memnon, Coptic Cairo walking tour, Dead Sea, Donkey ride (seasonal - not in summer), Egyptian Museum, Guided Tour of Gallipoli Peninsula, Guided tour of Petra, Islamic Cairo and Khan al-Khali bazaar visit, Kerak Castle, Orientation walk Antalya, Overnight felucca sailing trip, Pamukkale - Hierapolis & Travertines National Park, Pyramids and Sphinx, Selcuk - Ephesus Archaeological site, Termessos, Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1154kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See trip notes for single supplement exception nights. 2.Please provide Intrepid or your booking agent with a scanned copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking.

  • Total price from

    USD $3,680
    CAD $3,915
    AUD $4,070
    EUR €2,975
    GBP £2,435
    NZD $4,825
    ZAR R37,010
    CHF FR3,670
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $136
    CAD $145
    AUD $150
    EUR €110
    GBP £90
    NZD $178
    ZAR R1,370
    CHF FR135
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About Egypt , Jordan , Turkey

Middle East Discovery Summary

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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 8 Cairo

With such iconic sights as the Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx to explore, Cairo offers a visual masterclass of ancient Egyptian architecture.

Day 9 Dahab

Slow things down in the former beachside hippy hangout of Dahab, on the edge of the Sinai desert. Or perhaps speed things up by making the most of its spectacular diving and trekking opportunities.

Days 10-11 Red Sea Beach Camp

Set on a magical stretch of the Red Sea, our beach camp is a hidden gem of fine golden sand and beautiful underwater reefs.

Day 12 Aqaba

Blessed with idyllic beaches and world-class dive spots, the resort town of Aqaba is Jordan's seaside playground and a fun place to chill out.

Day 13 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 14-15 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 16-17 Madaba

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

Days 18-19 Istanbul

Adorned with treasure from all periods of human history, Istanbul is not only one of the world's most fascinating places, it's also one of its most mesmerising.

Day 20 Gallipoli Peninsula

The Gallipoli Peninsula, a place of devastation and tragedy during World War I, is a place of great beauty and a memorial to all soldiers that fell there.

Days 21-22 Ayvalik (May-September)

With a picturesque harbour facing the Aegean Sea, relaxed waterside cafes, hills of olive groves and nearby idyllic islands, Ayvalik exudes Turkish charm.

Days 23-24 Selcuk

The arresting cascade of travertines and nearby hot springs have attracted visitors to Pamukkale since ancient times.

Days 25-27 Antalya

With cobblestone streets and beautifully preserved Ottoman-style buildings, Antalya's Old Town lies along Turkey's Mediterranean coast and looks on to picturesque mountains.
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    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,680
      CAD $3,915
      AUD $4,070
      EUR €2,975
      GBP £2,435
      NZD $4,825
      ZAR R37,010
      CHF FR3,670
      *
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