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Epic Egypt, Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories

19 Days | Take an epic journey into the sights of Egypt, Jordan and Israel

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18 to 35s
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This trip is for the 18 to 35 year olds

On this epic 19-day journey through Egypt, Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, you’ll witness the grandeur of the Pyramids of Giza (one of the Seven Wonders of the World), the Valley of the Kings in Luxor and hop in a kayak to sail down the Nile. Spend a night on a traditional felucca under starry skies, then find hidden bars in Amman. Hike in Wadi Rum and explore the land in a 4WD. Witness the awe-inspiring site of Petra (your second Wonder of the World this trip) and soak away your worries in the Dead Sea. Eat your way around Jerusalem's lively Machane Yehuda Market (known for its deliciously fresh food), then trek through enchanting desert-scapes in Ein Gedi National Park. Visit Bethlehem and discover thought-provoking street art along the West Bank Barrier (including a Banksy piece!) and drive through the countryside to the seaside party town of Tel Aviv – this is one to remember.

Trip overview

Map of Epic Egypt, Jordan, Israel & The Palestinian Territories including Egypt, Israel and Jordan
Start
Cairo, Egypt
Finish
Tel Aviv, Israel and the Palestinian Territories
Theme
18 to 35s
Destinations
Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Territories, Egypt
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 18 - Max 35
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
XEYCC
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Spend a night cruising the Nile in a traditional felucca (a bit like a floating living room) stopping at colourful villages and temples by day and stargazing by night.   
  • Witness some epic sights in Cairo, like the mysterious Sphinx and one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Great Pyramids of Giza. Maybe even learn how to spell your name in hieroglyphics!  
  • Only Petra’s Treasury – one of the Seven Wonders of the World – is stunning enough to be the temple of the Holy Grail. Your pass to this sacred site lasts two full days so that you can explore every nook and cranny at your own pace.   
  • See the lowest point on earth – the Dead Sea – and float in its famously salty waters, soaking up its healing minerals and lathering yourself in the rejuvenating mud (if the mood strikes). 
  • Find cool, hidden bars in Jerusalem in your free time and hit the bustling nightlife in Tel Aviv – now known as one of the best destinations in the world for clubs, bars and partying! 

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip is made for travellers who value their independence but also want the benefit of a local leader and a group of like-minded travellers. We recommend budgeting a little extra cash for activities that aren’t included in your free time. 
  • This trip includes the adventure of overnight train travel, one of the most unique ways to wake up in a new and strange place. You’ll get a small bed and air conditioning in a shared room, but the train might not be as clean as you’re used to.
  • Temperatures can be very hot in Summer, so we recommend a good hat, sunscreen and long sleeves to shade you from those rays. It’s not all hot desert days, as the winter months (December to February) can be quite cold. In Jordan, temperatures in northern parts of the country can drop to freezing overnight. Pack smart to prepare you for varying temperatures if travelling during these months. 
  • Some accommodation on this trip is in dorm rooms with up to 12 travellers. They may not all be fellow Intrepid travellers, and your group could be split across different rooms. Where possible (and unless requested otherwise) we will accommodate you in same gender rooms. 
  • Sites can get congested during peak travel periods with coaches of large pilgrim groups. We do our best to plan our visits around these times but sometimes it is unavoidable. There may be delays, queues and private services that prevent us from entering the site. Your trip leader will manage this as best as they can on the day. 

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

16 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners

Transport

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

Accommodation

Hotel (9 nights), Hostel (4 nights) Desert camp (2 nights), Felucca (1 night), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)

Activities
  • Cairo - Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Aswan - Kayaking
  • Aswan - Orientation walk & bazaar visit
  • Nile - Felucca overnight sailing trip
  • Nile - Dinner and Music Felucca
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings (entrance to 3 tombs)
  • Cairo - Khan Al-Khalili Bazaar
  • Amman -Guided Walking Tour
  • Wadi Rum - Bedouin Desert Camp
  • Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari
  • Wadi Rum - Guided hike
  • Petra - Leader-led tour of Petra
  • Petra - Two-Day Pass
  • Dead Sea - Visit and Swim
  • Madaba - St Georges Church
  • Jerusalem - Machane Yehuda Market & Bite Card
  • Jerusalem - Walk on the Ramparts of the Old City
  • Jerusalem - Western Wall (Wailing Wall)
  • Jerusalem - Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Ein Gedi National Park - Hike
  • Jaffa - Town Visit
  • Jerusalem - Mount of Olives
  • Bethlehem - Separation Barrier Graffiti Tour
  • Bethlehem - Church of the Nativity & Shepherds' Field
Add on activities
  • Cairo - Saqqara and Memphis Afternoon Tour - USD82
  • Cairo - Sufi Dance Khan al-Khalili (entrance fee) - EGP125
  • Cairo - Coptic Museum (entrance fee) - EGP230
  • Cairo - Islamic Art Museum (entrance fee) - EGP270
  • Cairo - The Citadel (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Cairo - The 3rd Pyramid of Menkawre (entrance fee) - EGP220
  • Cairo - The Great Pyramid of Cheops (entrance fee) - EGP900
  • Cairo - The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization & The Royal Mummy Room (entrance fee) - EGP500
  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum - USD40
  • Aswan - Philae Temple (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Aswan - Unfinished Obelisk (entrance fee) - EGP200
  • Aswan - Nubian Village Visit and Dinner - USD20
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Sound & Light Show Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD55
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Tour (minimum 2 persons) - USD45
  • Aswan - Philae Temple, High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Tour - USD65
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Sound and Light Show (entrance fee) - USD40
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel Tour (minimum 4 people) - USD110
  • Aswan - Nubian Museum (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel by Air - subject to availability - from - USD450
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD45
  • Aswan - Kom Ombo Temple (entrance fee) - EGP360
  • Edfu - Edfu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound & Light Show Tour - USD45
  • Luxor - Hatshepsut Temple - EGP360
  • Luxor - Tomb of Tutankhamun (entrance fee) - EGP500
  • Luxor - Luxor Temple (entrance fee) - EGP400
  • Luxor - Luxor Museum (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Luxor - Dinner with a local family - USD20
  • Luxor - Hot Air Balloon over the Valley of the Kings - USD130
  • Cairo - Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids Tour - USD55
  • Cairo - Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids (entrance fee) - USD20
  • Amman - King Abdullah I Mosque (entrance fee) - JOD2
  • Madaba - Al-Maghtas Bethany Baptism site (entrance fee) - JOD12
  • Amman - Roman Theatre - JOD2
  • Jerash - Roman ruins - JOD10
  • Amman - Jordan Archaeological Museum (entrance fee) - JOD3
  • Petra - Petra By Night - JOD17
  • Petra - Little Petra - Free
  • Mt Nebo - Mt Nebo Entrance - JOD1
  • Jerusalem - Israel Museum - USD12
  • Jerusalem - Yad Vashem Museum - Free
  • Dead Sea - Visit and float - USD15

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Important notes

1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Days 2 and 7 (Sleeper Train), Day 5 (Felucca) and Days 10 and 11 (Desert Camp) where you will be in shared accommodation, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. In Israel, accommodation is in dorm rooms with up to 12 travellers. They may not all be fellow Intrepid travellers and your group could be split across different rooms. Where possible (and unless requested otherwise) we will accommodate you in same gender rooms. People travelling together may occasionally be separated due to rooming configurations.
3. This trip includes international flights as indicated on the trip map. The luggage allowance is 23kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on. 

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews submitted.
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Briana · Traveled September 2023
HIGHLY recommend this tour, I loved the fact that it was an 18-29 aged tour because everyone was able to relate with each other it just felt like a bunch of friends that got together to travel. Perfect mix of sightseeing and relax/decompression time. My favorite trip I’ve been on so far!
Review submitted 10 Oct 2023

Gillian · Traveled November 2022
This is one of the best trips I’ve ever been on in my entire life. From the pyramids in Egypt, to the desert in Wadi Rum in Jordan, all the way to the beaches in Tel Aviv, this is such an adventure. Although the trip was only 3 weeks it feels as though time slows as you immerse yourself in each country.
Review submitted 14 Dec 2022

Vikki · Traveled October 2022
Amazing trip!!! If you are thinking about it, do it! Everything is as it’s described, don’t expect anything fancy or luxurious. Go with an open mind, you will gain so much knowledge about the history and art of this region. All of our guides were knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic. (Hassaan, Hisham and Hagar) I will definitely be coming back to the Middle East after this tour.
Review submitted 07 Nov 2022
Epic Egypt, Jordan, Israel & the Palestinian Territories
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EUR €3,530