Pyramids to Petra Itinerary

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 $3,025
      CAD $3,120
      AUD $2,910
      EUR €2,105
      GBP £1,770
      NZD $3,405
      ZAR R30,630
      CHF FR2,550
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Camel resting next to the Red Sea

Travellers on a felucca

Fish & coral, Red Sea

Petra

Camel sign, Jordan

Days 1-2 Cairo

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Days 3-4 Aswan

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 5 Nile Felucca

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.
ACCOM: Felucca - 1

Days 6-7 Luxor

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1, Overnight sleeper train - 1

Day 8 Alexandria

Day 9 Cairo

Travel back to Egypt's capital. Uncover peaceful Coptic Cairo before moving on to the vibrant spiritual heart of the Islamic Cairo district.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 10 Amman

Day 11 Wadi Rum

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.
ACCOM: Desert camp - 1

Days 12-13 Petra

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 14 Dana Nature Reserve

Days 15-17 Madaba

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.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2