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, 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.

Start
Cairo, Egypt
Finish
Madaba, Jordan
Countries
Egypt,
Jordan
Themes
Explorer
Code
XESW
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
553kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Travel across the Gulf of Aqaba by ferry
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Bask in the glow of Petra's rose-coloured walls
  • 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

Itinerary

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.
Visit the Coptic community of Wadi Natrun and its impressive Monastery before arriving in Alexandria. Check out the Catacombs of Kom Ash-Suqqafa, the Roman ruins and amphitheatre of Kom al Dikka and some of the souqs, markets and friendly back-streets.
Travel back to Egypt's capital. Uncover peaceful Coptic Cairo before moving on to the vibrant spiritual heart of the Islamic Cairo district.
Fly to Amman in Jordan. One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Amman offers a fascinating mix of ancient sites and modern culture to explore.
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.
Featuring a variety of stunning scenery and captivating wildlife, Dana Nature Reserve is a spectacularly unique ecosystem in the middle of the desert.
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.
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Inclusions

Meals
11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
Transport
Camel, Felucca, Jeep, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Van
Accommodation
Desert camp (1 night), Felucca (1 night), Hotel (9 nights), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)
Included activities
  • 4WD jeep safari and desert camp
  • Camel ride at the Pyramids
  • Colossi of Memnon
  • Dead Sea
  • Donkey ride (seasonal - not in summer)
  • Egyptian Museum
  • Guided tour of Petra
  • Kerak Castle
  • Nubian Village Visit and Dinner
  • Overnight felucca sailing trip
  • Pyramids and Sphinx
  • Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)

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