Middle East Discovery Overview

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

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      USD $3,870
      CAD $4,120
      AUD $4,280
      EUR €2,975
      GBP £2,560
      NZD $5,075
      ZAR R38,955
      CHF FR3,670
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      TRY 25 Pamukkale - Hierapolis & Travertines National Park
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      CAD $4,120
      AUD $4,280
      EUR €2,975
      GBP £2,560
      NZD $5,075
      ZAR R38,955
      CHF FR3,670
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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, the mysticism of Mt Sinai and the sublime stone structures of Petra – discover ancient sites galore. Travel on a felucca down the mighty Nile River, explore chaotic Cairo city, stay on an undiscovered stretch of Red Sea coast and 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.

** Please note this trip is operating on an alternative itinerary until 1 Sepember 2014. Please see trip notes for further details ***

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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cairo, Egypt
  • Finish:

    Antalya, Turkey
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    11 breakfasts, 2 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, Home-cooked traditional meal with local family, Islamic Cairo and Khan al-Khali bazaar visit, Istanbul - Leader-led walking tour, Kerak Castle, Nubian village visit and meal, Orientation walk Antalya, Overnight felucca sailing trip, 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.

  • Trip price from

    USD $3,870
    CAD $4,120
    AUD $4,280
    EUR €2,975
    GBP £2,560
    NZD $5,075
    ZAR R38,955
    CHF FR3,670
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    TRY 25 Pamukkale - Hierapolis & Travertines National Park
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    USD $3,870
    CAD $4,120
    AUD $4,280
    EUR €2,975
    GBP £2,560
    NZD $5,075
    ZAR R38,955
    CHF FR3,670
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    USD $143
    CAD $152
    AUD $158
    EUR €110
    GBP £94
    NZD $187
    ZAR R1,442
    CHF FR135
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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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    • XESTC
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $3,870
      CAD $4,120
      AUD $4,280
      EUR €2,975
      GBP £2,560
      NZD $5,075
      ZAR R38,955
      CHF FR3,670
    • Extras tool tip
      TRY 25 Pamukkale - Hierapolis & Travertines National Park
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $3,870
      CAD $4,120
      AUD $4,280
      EUR €2,975
      GBP £2,560
      NZD $5,075
      ZAR R38,955
      CHF FR3,670
      *
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