Pyramids to Petra Overview

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

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      USD $1,811
      CAD $1,927
      AUD $1,998
      EUR €1,395
      GBP £1,196
      NZD $2,370
      ZAR R18,217
      CHF FR1,717
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      CAD $1,938*
      AUD $2,009*
      EUR €1,402*
      GBP £1,202*
      NZD $2,383*
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      CHF FR1,726*
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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, 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 September 2014. Please see trip notes for further details ***

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

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cairo, Egypt
  • Finish:

    Madaba, Jordan
  • 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 (10 nts), Overnight sleeper train (2 nts)
  • Transport:

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

    4WD jeep safari and desert camp, 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 Petra, Home-cooked traditional meal with local family, Islamic Cairo and Khan al-Khali bazaar visit, Kerak Castle, Nubian village visit and meal, Overnight felucca sailing trip, Pyramids and Sphinx, Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    553kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details.

  • Trip price from

    USD $1,811
    CAD $1,927
    AUD $1,998
    EUR €1,395
    GBP £1,196
    NZD $2,370
    ZAR R18,217
    CHF FR1,717
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    Extras

    USD $10 Blue Hall
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    USD $1,821*
    CAD $1,938*
    AUD $2,009*
    EUR €1,402*
    GBP £1,202*
    NZD $2,383*
    ZAR R18,318*
    CHF FR1,726*
    *
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    USD $107
    CAD $114
    AUD $118
    EUR €82
    GBP £70
    NZD $140
    ZAR R1,077
    CHF FR101
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Pyramids to Petra 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.
    • 17
    • XESW
    • 4.79 out of 5
    • Trip Price tool tip
      USD $1,811
      CAD $1,927
      AUD $1,998
      EUR €1,395
      GBP £1,196
      NZD $2,370
      ZAR R18,217
      CHF FR1,717
    • Extras tool tip
      USD $10 Blue Hall
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $1,821*
      CAD $1,938*
      AUD $2,009*
      EUR €1,402*
      GBP £1,202*
      NZD $2,383*
      ZAR R18,318*
      CHF FR1,726*
      *
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