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Discover Egypt & Jordan

15 Days | Travel across the sands of time through Egypt and Jordan

4.8 out of 5 based on 41 reviews submitted.
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Myth, religion and wonder come together on this expedition across the timeless terrain of Egypt and Jordan. From the mysteries of the Sphinx to the sublime stone structures of Petra, discover ancient sites galore. Travel on a felucca down the mighty Nile, and spend a night with Bedouin locals amid the sand dunes of Wadi Rum – these are just some of the highlights that make this adventure across the sands of time truly memorable.

Trip overview

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Start
Cairo, Egypt
Finish
Madaba, Jordan
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Egypt, Jordan
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
XESPC
This trip generates 42 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • See the grand burial sites of the pharaohs in the valley of the Kings.
  • Explore vibrant Cairo with its bustling markets and colourful streets.
  • Experience Nubian hospitality with a home cooked meal.         
  • Experience the feeling of weightlessness as you float in the super salty Dead Sea.    
  • Spend the night trying to count the billions of stars or chat with the locals at our bedouin-style camp in Wadi Rum  
  • Check out the rock cut tombs and the remains of the ancient city of Petra. 

Is this trip right for you?
  • Before booking on this trip we recommend that you read the ‘Safety’ section of the Essential Trip Information regarding special safety considerations for Egypt trips.
  • Travelling on a felucca is awesome, but it's not for everyone. You will be sharing a sleeping area with your fellow group members for the night and shared bathroom facility on board.
  • The walk ways around the ruins can be uneven, dusty and rocky, bring comfortable walking shoes. In places like Petra which is a massive sight you can expect to be walking in the elements for most of the day.
  • Some hotels in Egypt may not have lifts. Please be aware you may need to climb stairs with your luggage to reach your hotel room for the night.
  • There is a lot of walking around the sights, most with out shade, especially in Petra and Wadi Rum, please bring comfortable shoes and a hat to make the most of your time at the sights.
  • The weather can be quite extreme, from very hot in summer to cool in winter, please check the weather conditions for when you travel.
  • 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.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2023 to 31 December 2023.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2024 - 31 December 2024

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Inclusions

Meals

14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle, Felucca, Jeep, Overnight sleeper train, Plane

Accommodation

Hotel (9 nights), Desert camp (2 nights), Felucca (1 night), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)

Activities
  • Cairo - Khan al-Khalili bazaar visit
  • Cairo - Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum
  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum headset
  • Aswan - Nubian Village Visit and Dinner
  • Nile - Felucca overnight sailing trip
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple (entrance fee)
  • Luxor - Colossi of Memnon
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings (entrance to 3 tombs)
  • Wadi Rum - Bedouin Desert Camp
  • Aqaba - Leader-lead Walking Tour
  • Wadi Rum - Bonfire Talk with the Sheik
  • Wadi Rum - Guided hike
  • Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari
  • Petra - Leader-led tour of Petra
  • Petra - 2 day entrance pass
  • Kerak - Castle visit
  • Mt Nebo - Site visit
  • Dead Sea - Swimming opportunity
  • Jerash - Roman ruins
  • Madaba - St Georges Church
Add on activities
  • Cairo - The Citadel (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Cairo - Coptic Museum (entrance fee) - EGP150
  • Cairo - Islamic Art Museum (entrance fee) - EGP180
  • Cairo - Sufi Dance Khan al-Khalili (entrance fee) - EGP125
  • Cairo - Saqqara and Memphis Afternoon Tour - USD82
  • Cairo - The Great Pyramid of Cheops (entrance fee) - EGP600
  • Cairo - The 2nd Pyramid of Khafre (entrance fee) - EGP100
  • Cairo - The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization & The Royal Mummy Room (entrance fee) - EGP200
  • Cairo - Solar Boat Museum (entrance fee) - EGP100
  • Aswan - Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple - USD40
  • Aswan - Philae Temple (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Aswan - High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD35
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Tour (minimum 2 persons) - USD35
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Sound & Light Show Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD55
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel Tour (minimum 4 people) - USD110
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel by Air - subject to availability - from - USD400
  • Aswan - Tomb of the Nobles (entrance fee) - EGP60
  • Edfu - Edfu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Luxor - Luxor Temple (entrance fee) - EGP260
  • Luxor - Luxor Museum (entrance fee) - EGP200
  • Luxor - Mummification Museum (entrance fee) - EGP140
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD35
  • Aswan - Kom Ombo Temple (entrance fee) - EGP240
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound & Light Show Tour - USD45
  • Luxor - Tomb of Tutankhamun (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Luxor - Hatshepsut Temple - EGP160
  • Luxor - Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP100
  • Luxor - Medinat Habu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP100
  • Luxor - Deir el Madina -Entry Fee - EGP140
  • Luxor - Tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP1400
  • Luxor - West Bank; additional site (Min 2 customers)-Entry/Guiding-p/p - EGP300
  • Luxor - Hot Air Balloon over the Valley of the Kings - USD130
  • Petra - Petra By Night - JOD17

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Important notes

1. This trip starts in Cairo on Day 1 at 4 pm. This allows time after the welcome meeting to explore Khan al-Khalili bazaar.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 2,7 (Sleeper Train), Day 5 (Nile Felucca) and Day 9,10 (Desert Camp) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. This trip has an international flight included, luggage restrictions of 23kg checked and 7kg cabin apply on this flight.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 41 reviews submitted.
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Claire · Traveled October 2023
A life changing experience, brilliant guide and very, very safe. I can’t wait to go back
Review submitted 03 Nov 2023

Kelly · Traveled October 2023
Out tour of Egypt was fantastic and hit all the highlights. Our tour guide Ahmed was extremely knowledgeable, approachable and experienced. I would highly recommend this trip
Review submitted 21 Oct 2023

Danielle · Traveled October 2023
This trip was a little girls' dream come true! From watching Discovery and History channel and marveling at the pyramids and everything the Egyptians accomplished and created to actually being there and seeing the history with my own eyes...WOW! In reality this trip is hot and dusty, so be prepared for that, there isn't anything to do but surrender to the heat (it's hot year round, even in October when we went). Accommodations were about what we would expect from a basic/comfort tour where we saved a lot of money by taking overnight trains and staying in hotels that were not four star luxury. Overall it was great and we loved learning more about the history, but be prepared it's not a luxury trip!
Review submitted 31 Oct 2023

Lydia · Traveled October 2023
Amazing trip, we fit so much into a short space of time. Our guides were great, especially our guide in Egypt who was absolutely incredible! Itineraries were amazing. My only comment is that the optional extras on the itineraries could be more accurate. More were available in Jordan than stated which blew our budget and made it hard to make a decision as we had to decide on arrival.
Review submitted 31 Oct 2023

John D · Traveled October 2023
I have traveled to over 70 countries. I have had a number of excellent guides. Mohammed was by far the best ever. His knowledge of Egyptian history was encyclopedic and his enthusiasm for his country was infectious. Great opportunity to see and learn. The family meals and night on the Nile are fun. Lots of road time and not a luxury trip
Review submitted 29 Oct 2023
Discover Egypt & Jordan
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