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16 Days | Uncover the wonders of the Middle East in Egypt and Jordan

4.7 out of 5 based on 17 reviews submitted.
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From the Valley of the Kings to the awe-inspiring ruins of Petra, this 16-day Premium adventure through Egypt and Jordan reveals the sphinxes and tombs of your childhood imagination and then some. Cruise down the Nile, visit traditional Nubian communities, dig for obscure treasure in ancient marketplaces and float in the Dead Sea. Be guided by a passionate Egyptologist and a Jordanian local, respectively, for the most immersive possible experiences in two fascinating nations. This tour reveals the iconic sites that you’ve seen on film plus plenty of intimate moments with locals who are proud to invite you into their world.

Trip overview

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Start
Cairo, Egypt
Finish
Amman, Jordan
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Jordan, Egypt
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
XEPJC
This trip generates 59 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.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • A day at the incredible Pyramids of Giza is only the beginning. Discover the Valley of the Kings, Petra and Wadi Rum, and experience the unique sensation of floating in the Dead Sea.
  • With two Feature Stays, experience the best of each country with three unforgettable evenings on a Nile riverboat and a night in isolated elegance at a luxury camp in Wadi Rum.
  • Lift the lid on Middle Eastern cuisine during Exclusive Experiences, including a meal in the home of a local family in Cairo, a visit to the city’s oldest coffeeshop, and dinner at a Bedouin camp cooked in a traditional zarb.
  • Cruise down the Nile on a traditional felucca boat during a fantastic Exclusive Experience. Enjoy drinks on board and watch daily life play out around you as the sun goes down.
  • Gain an unmatched understanding of the region while travelling with experienced local leaders and spending time with the locals. Discover the Nubian way of life with a family on the Nile and immerse yourself in Bedouin culture during an exciting evening at their camp.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Ramadan is an annual month-long festival, during which travel can be a rewarding cultural experience, however some regular services may not be available during the day, such as restaurants or cafes, and occasionally travel can be disrupted by events. Your leader will adjust the itinerary accordingly, but please consider this when selecting your travel dates. You’ll find dates and further information in the ‘Climate and seasonal information’ section of the Essential Trip Information.
  • This trip takes in many religious sites, so it’s best to come prepared. You will need to bring clothes that cover arms and legs – a light scarf is a good idea for hot days.

Itinerary

Map of Premium Egypt & Jordan including Egypt and Jordan

Inclusions

Meals

14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 12 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Plane, Riverboat, Felucca, Jeep

Accommodation

Comfortable hotel (11 nights), Feature Stay (4 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Cairo - Welcome Dinner
  • Cairo - Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Cairo - Egyptian Museum
  • Aswan - Nubian Village Visit and Dinner
  • Aswan - Philae Temple
  • Aswan - Sunset drinks on a felucca
  • Izbat Al Bayyarah - Kom Ombo Temple
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple
  • Luxor - Hatshepsut Temple
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings (entrance to 3 tombs)
  • Luxor - Tomb of Tutankhamun
  • Luxor - Colossi of Memnon
  • Cairo - Home-Cooked Dinner
  • Cairo - Khan al-Khalili Bazaar
  • Cairo - Al-Azhar Mosque
  • Cairo - Coffee/tea in a local cafe
  • Amman - Welcome Dinner
  • Jerash - Roman ruins
  • Amman - cooking class and dinner
  • Madaba - St Georges Church
  • Mt Nebo - Site visit
  • Shobak - Shobak Castle
  • Petra - Leader-led tour of Petra
  • Petra - Petra second day visit (unguided)
  • Wadi Rum - Desert Jeep tour
  • Wadi Rum - Zarb Local Dinner
  • Wadi Rum - Desert and dunes walk
Add on activities
  • Cairo - Islamic Art Museum (entrance fee) - EGP270
  • Urban Adventures - Islamic Cairo in Depth Tour - USD86
  • Urban Adventures - Saqqara and Memphis - USD82
  • Cairo - Urban Adventures Downtown Cairo Tour - USD40
  • Cairo - The Great Pyramid of Cheops (entrance fee) - EGP900
  • Aswan – Abu Simbel excursion by car (includes transfer, guide and entry) - USD110
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel excursion by flight (includes flights, transfers, guide and entry) from price - USD450
  • Edfu - Edfu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD45
  • Luxor - Hot Air Balloon over the Valley of the Kings - USD130
  • Luxor - Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP180
  • Luxor - Tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP2000
  • Petra - Petra By Night - JOD17

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. This trip includes domestic and international flights as indicated on the trip map. The luggage allowance is 23kg for check in luggage and 7kg for carry on.
4. Petra By Night is offered as an optional activity. This activity is currently scheduled to operate on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Please check your departure date if you are planning this activity as it is not available on all departures.
5. The Feature Stay in Jordan on XEPJC231001 will be Rahayeb Desert Camp.
6. On the 15th March departure (XEPJC240315), the group will fly from Cairo to Aswan on the evening of Day 2 instead of Day 3. All day 2 activities will remain the same.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 17 reviews submitted.
Reviews are from travellers who have completed their trip and want to share their experience. We show all reviews, but may remove any that include profanity or inappropriate content, are unrelated to the trip or reveal personal details.

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Tiffany · Traveled November 2023
This trip is not worth the money you spend would not recommend. So many missed opportunities you will regret. The cruise and the accommodation in a Wadi Rum are unacceptable. For the money you could plan an amazing trip with a guide with out all the disappointment. The guides were great the rest so poorly planned and so much was missed that was easily incorporated.
Review submitted 02 Dec 2023

Donna · Traveled September 2023
Amazing trip with amazing guides. Hotels exceptional. The sites speak for themselves
Review submitted 19 Sep 2023

Penelope · Traveled June 2023
We have just experienced the most fantastic two weeks in Egypt and Jordon with Intrepid. Our leaders Rania and Zaher were exceptional and our groups in both countries were fantastic company. The great times spent exploring, eating, socializing were experiences of a life time and we have come home with a new appreciation of the amazing Middle East.
Review submitted 24 Aug 2023

Maria · Traveled June 2023
Although well gravelled, this is the first tour I have done. This premium tour is the perfect way to see Egypt, especially as a solo traveller. A well balanced itinerary giving you history and opportunities to immerse yourself in the culture, food and people.
Review submitted 16 Jun 2023

Jaclyn · Traveled May 2023
Fabulous trip that I highly recommend! I was a little concerned travelling to Egypt and Jordan as a single female but it was all absolutely perfect. I was greeted at the airport by an intrepid representative before I even picked up my bags and I felt completely safe for the rest of the trip. The standard of accommodation is excellent and the sights are simply amazing. It truly was a fabulous trip. Going in May was a great time of year, as it is just outside of peak season so crowds aren’t as bad and the heat is manageable. I like intrepid for the small group size as well.
Review submitted 09 Jun 2023
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