Travel across the sands of time through Egypt and Jordan
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.
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.
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.
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.
4. Please note that for departures in August, overnight trains on this trip will be replaced with flights. Changes as follows:
'overnight train Cairo to Aswan' change to 'overnight in Cairo and flight to Aswan on Day 3'
'overnight train Luxor to Cairo' change to 'flight to Cairo and overnight in Cairo on Day 7'
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