From the ‘Land of the Pharaohs’ to the luxurious waters of the Dead Sea, this immersive combination trip through Egypt and Jordan is awash with highlights. Lose yourself in sun-kissed Cairo, be dazzled by the grandeur of ancient Egypt, cruise down the iconic Nile River, and explore the fascinating cities of Alexandria, Aswan and Luxor. Cross over to Jordan and discover the sweeping desert and echoing formations of Wadi Rum, the hidden, hand-hewn facades of Petra and the ancient Roman ruins at Jerash. With lashings of comfort and heartwarming Nubian and Bedouin hospitality, this is a Middle Eastern odyssey to remember.
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Set sail down the Nile, one of the world’s most iconic rivers. Relax in comfort as scenes of everyday Egyptian life stream by
Explore the marvels, mythology and mystery of Ancient Egypt, including the Pyramids at Giza and the tombs of iconic pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings
Cairo's Khan al-Khalili Bazaar is an essential Egyptian experience – lose yourself in the colours and aromas of this fascinating marketplace
Stand at the feet of Abu Simbel’s monumental temples and marvel at the sheer scale of these stunning structures
Be awed by the towering, windswept rock formations at Wadi Rum, and note how the colours change as the sun makes its way across the sky
Get to know your Bedouin Camp hosts and their way of life, sleep under the stars in the desert Camp.
You never forget your first glimpse of The Treasury in Petra, often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Spend a day taking in the majesty and mystery of this unforgettable place
Egypt can get hot in the summer months of July and August, but this is normally a dry heat and easier to cope with than humidity. Where possible we try and visit sites in the early morning before it gets too hot.
Accommodation aboard the Nile cruise is based on full board basis – alcoholic drinks are offered in the bar area at additional cost. An evening entertainment program is also available on board.
The walkways around ruins can be uneven, dusty and rocky, so be sure to bring sturdy, comfortable walking shoes. At major sites such as the Pyramids, Petra & Wadi Rum, you can expect to be exposed to the elements at length, so be prepared with a hat, sunscreen and plenty of fluids. A reasonable level of fittness is required.
Accommodation aboard the overnight train is in two-berth cabins which convert to bunk beds. All bedding is provided on board and western-style toilets are located in each carriage. Keep in mind general train cleanliness may not be to the same standards you are accustomed to.
In Wadi Rum we stay in a permanent tented camp with shared bathroom facilities. Please be aware that while the desert may be very hot during the day, it will still be cool at night and warm clothes and a sleeping bag is highly recommended when travelling outside of the summer months
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2018 to 31 December 2018. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
1. A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details.
2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking
Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts
Our Explore Egypt & Jordan trips score an average of 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews in the last year.
1. Enjoyed 47 days of camping from Nairobi to Cape Town. 2. Egypt and Jordan trip.
Review submitted 05 Sep 2017
Jordan exceeded our expectations in many ways. Petra was so huge, so much to wander around and climb up to; the people we met were friendly and not at all pushy about buying from them and the Dead Sea was more amazing than we expected.
Review submitted 03 Jul 2017