Pyramids to Petra Overview
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.
What's included in this trip
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Travel to Egypt and navigate the busy streets of Cairo city. Head out on camelback to behold the Great Sphinx and the Pyramids of Giza before discovering Tutankhamun's treasures at the Egyptian Museum.
Climb aboard an overnight train ride from Cairo to Aswan. Pick up a souvenir in the chaotic bazaar, visit a Nubian village and enjoy a home-cooked traditional meal with a local family.
Cruise Egypt's iconic Nile River on a memorable felucca ride. Settle in on the deck and be rocked gently to sleep as the boat bobs under a starry night sky.
Take a donkey ride to the fields close to the Valley of the Kings near Luxor. In free time, explore the monumental Karnak temples before boarding an overnight train.
Travel back to Egypt's capital. Uncover peaceful Coptic Cairo before moving on to the vibrant spiritual heart of the Islamic Cairo district.
Head east to the famous monastery of St Katherine, nestled at the base of Mt Sinai. Climb to the summit of this mystical mountain and be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding moon-like desert.
Explore the grounds of St Catherine's before travelling to the Red Sea coast. Golden sands, balmy beaches and simple beach huts provide the perfect backdrop for some quality relaxation time.
Travel to Jordan on a ferry across the Gulf of Aqaba.
Experience a memorable night with friendly Bedouin hosts. Tour through the breathtaking landscape of Wadi Rum desert in a jeep, admiring these ancient rock formations and towering sand dunes. Drift off to sleep counting stars in the night sky.
Located a short distance from the city of Aqaba, Petra is a true highlight of the trip. Ancient pink-hued buildings carved into the rock of the surrounding mountains make visiting this ancient city a unique experience.
Wander the crusader castle at Karak, float in the Dead Sea and travel to Madaba, a city where Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics evoke memories of lost empires.
Pyramids to Petra Reviews
Our Pyramids to Petra trips score an average of 4.87 out of 5 based on 31 reviews in the last year.
Pyramids to Petra, May 2014
Fantastic. A very well organised trip with a great combo of touristy experiences and local experiences. Alexandria needs to be revised a waste of time.
Review submitted 05 Jun 2014
Pyramids to Petra, April 2014
The trip was good but the re-route due to the conflict in the Sinai peninsula was a waste of time driving and going to the Dana nature reserve. Due to the re-route there was extra driving to and from Amman/Jeresh since we skipped Aqaba and Mt Sinai peninsula. Dana center... It was very disappointing and not even remotely a comparable exchange. i made a recommendation to Amr and Mohammed that we receive a greater discount if we want to take this part of the trip over. Not going to the Red sea and sleeping in the huts was a great disappointment. Dana was a lackluster setting and the accommodations were very basic.
Review submitted 04 Jun 2014
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