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Jordan & Egypt Uncovered

22 Days | Dive into ancient culture, hidden wonders and diverse landscapes in Jordan and Egypt

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Take an epic adventure through Jordan and Egypt and see not one but two of the Seven Wonders of the World – now this is a trip for the bucket list! Wander the ancient city of Petra, relax along the Gulf of Aqaba coastline and be greeted by the legendary hospitality of local Bedouin people at a Wadi Rum desert camp. Discover the underwater worlds beneath the azure waters of the Red Sea, explore bustling Cairo and cruise along the Nile in a traditional felucca. Wander through Luxor, Alexandria and coastal Hurghada. Gaze at the grandeur of the pyramids, step back in time at magnificent tombs and chill out on deck while you watch rural Egyptian life pass you by along the Nile. If you want a trip packed with unforgettable experience, this one’s for you.

Trip overview

Map of Jordan & Egypt Uncovered including Egypt and Jordan
Start
Amman, Jordan
Finish
Cairo, Egypt
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Jordan, Egypt
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
EERCC
This trip generates 39 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
  • Explore not one, but two of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World – spend a whole day traversing Petra’s Treasury in Jordan and then heads to fascinating Cairo to witness the Great Pyramids of Giza.
  • Join Bedouin locals at a desert camp in Wadi Rum for a night of traditional hospitality, good food and epic starry skies. You’ll learn about the Bedouin way of life and fall asleep in the eerie silence of the desert.
  • Bask in the unique atmosphere of Aswan and experience not only the warmth and charm of Nubian hospitality but also some delicious traditional cuisine at a local homestay.
  • Set sail on one of the world’s most iconic rivers with an included felucca trip down the Nile. Relax and soak up the landscapes as scenes of everyday Egyptian life pass you by.
  • Swim in the balmy Red Sea on a snorkelling adventure in Hurghada – sharing a tasty lunch aboard the yacht and looking out for clownfish, turtles and manta rays among the kaleidoscopic coral.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The desert camp in Wadi Rum and the Nile felucca cruise both feature basic accommodation in incredibly memorable settings. Accommodation aboard the overnight train is in two-berth cabins which convert to bunk beds. Please see the itinerary for more details on accommodation styles and facilities.
  • 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 of Giza, you can expect to be exposed to the elements at length, so be prepared with a hat, sunscreen and plenty of fluids.
  • Some hotels in Egypt may not have lifts, so on occasion you may need to climb stairs with your luggage to reach your room.
  • The temperatures in Egypt and Jordan can reach all extremes. Please familiarise yourself with the weather norms in the season you wish to travel.
  • The Aqaba–Nuweiba ferry travels across the Gulf of Aqaba. It can be rough, and is a long travel day, but is the easiest way to travel between the two destinations. Your leader in Jordan will assist you until you reach the Aqaba port and you will be greeted by your new leader once you've crossed the border in Egypt. If you do experience sea sickness, please take appropriate precautions for the journey. This journey can often be held up due to scheduling or weather conditions. Please see the Day 5 ‘Special Information’ section of the trip itinerary for more details.

Itinerary

Map of Jordan & Egypt Uncovered including Egypt and Jordan

Inclusions

Meals

19 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport

Plane, Ferry, Minibus, Jeep, Overnight Sleeper train, Felucca, Bus

Accommodation

Hotel (17 nights), Desert Camp (1 nights), Beach Hut (1 night), Homestay (1 night) Overnight sleeper train (1 night), Felucca (1 night)

Activities
  • Petra - Guided tour (One day pass included)
  • Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari
  • Wadi Rum - Bedouin Desert Camp
  • Wadi Rum - Zarb Local Dinner
  • Aqaba - Visit
  • Cairo - Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Nile - Felucca overnight sailing trip
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings (entrance to 3 tombs)
  • Luxor - Hatshepsut Temple
  • Hurghada – Red Sea Snorkelling Adventure
  • Cairo - Khan al-Khalili bazaar visit
  • El Alamein - War Museum
  • Alexandria - Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Alexandria - Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  • Alexandria - Morsi Abu El Abbas Mosque
Add on activities
  • Amman - Citadel (entrance fee) - JOD3
  • Amman - Roman Theatre (entrance fee) - JOD2
  • Madaba - Al-Maghtas Bethany Baptism site (entrance fee) - JOD12
  • Jerash - Roman ruins - Entry Fee - JOD10
  • Amman - Jordan Archaeological Museum (entrance fee) - JOD3
  • Amman - King Abdullah I Mosque (entrance fee) - JOD2
  • Mt Nebo - Mt Nebo Visit - JOD2
  • Dead Sea - Dead Sea visit - JOD12
  • Kerak - Kerak Castle (entrance fee) - JOD2
  • Petra - Petra By Night - JOD17
  • Petra - Additional Petra day pass - JOD5
  • Dahab - Blue Hole snorkelling - USD35
  • Cairo - The Citadel (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Cairo - Coptic Museum (entrance fee) - EGP230
  • Cairo - Islamic Art Museum (entrance fee) - EGP270
  • Cairo - The Great Pyramid of Cheops (entrance fee) - EGP900
  • Cairo - The 3rd Pyramid of Menkawre (entrance fee) - EGP220
  • Cairo - The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization & The Royal Mummy Room (entrance fee) - EGP500
  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum - USD40
  • Cairo - Saqqara and Memphis Afternoon Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD109
  • Aswan - Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple - USD55
  • Aswan - Nubian Museum (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Aswan - Tomb of the Nobles (entrance fee) - EGP150
  • Aswan - Philae Temple (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Aswan - Monastery of St. Simeon (entrance fee) - EGP100
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Tour (minimum 2 persons) - USD45
  • Aswan - High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD35
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Sound and Light Show (entrance fee) - USD40
  • Aswan - Philae Temple, High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Tour - USD65
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel Tour (minimum 4 people) - USD110
  • Aswan - Nubian Village Visit and Dinner - USD20
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel by Air - subject to availability - from - USD450
  • Aswan - Kom Ombo Temple (entrance fee) - EGP360
  • Edfu - Edfu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Luxor - Luxor Temple (entrance fee) - EGP400
  • Luxor - Luxor Museum (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound & Light Show Tour - USD45
  • Luxor - Mummification Museum (entrance fee) - EGP200
  • Luxor - Tomb of Tutankhamun (entrance fee) - EGP500
  • Luxor - Dinner with a local family - USD20
  • Luxor - Hot Air Balloon over the Valley of the Kings - USD130
  • Luxor - Medinat Habu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP200
  • Luxor - Tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP2000
  • Luxor - Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP180
  • Cairo - Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids Tour - USD55
  • Cairo - Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids (entrance fee) - USD20
  • Alexandria - Qaitbay fortress (entrance fee) - EGP150
  • Alamein - Commonwealth Cemetery - Free
  • Alexandria - Alexandria National Museum (entrance fee) - EGP180
  • Alexandria - Roman Amphitheatre (entrance fee) - EGP150

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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 Day 4, Day 12 & 13 where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to an Intrepid booking agent for further information.
2. On Day 8 there is an included flight from Sharm El Sheihk to Cairo. The maximum check-in baggage allowance is 23 Kg per person plus seven kilograms in hand luggage.
3. The ferry to Nuweiba can be rough on occasions and those who suffer from seasickness may want to prepare themselves. Besides this the ferry is frequently delayed or even cancelled at the last minute, patience is required for this journey, you are likely not to arrive in Egypt until after midnight, please see Day 5 of the itinerary for more details.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.5 out of 5 based on 26 reviews submitted.
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Marie Gilberte · Traveled October 2023
Overall decebt itinerary. Would suggest a more experienced leader for Egypt. Better and cleaner accomodations. Half-day doing the feluccia would be sufficient. Other areas to visit in Egypt that were not included in this itinerary. More optional activities would be nice.
Review submitted 19 Nov 2023

Trevor · Traveled October 2023
This was a pretty good trip. It's basic level so don't expect champaign quality on a beer price. There were a couple of things that were not intrepids fault such as the ferry from Akaba to Neuweba being canceled. But it was a pretty good tour overall.
Review submitted 11 Nov 2023

David · Traveled September 2023
The Intrepid Jordan and Egypt Uncovered trip covers most of the "must see" attractions in both countries. The pace is good and the day at Hurghada was a nice change after days of tombs and temples. Recommend travellers visit Abu Simbel, an optional day-trip from Aswan.
Review submitted 19 Oct 2023

Jayne · Traveled September 2023
A comprehensive view of Egypt and Jordan. The Egypt leg was great to experience the ancient Egypt and also modern Egypt .
Review submitted 06 Oct 2023

Kathy · Traveled September 2023
A once in a lifetime experience! We covered a lot of ground in both Jordan & Egypt and saw so many amazing sights! I included a lot of the optional activities which were organised by my guides with no hassle. I did the Basix tour and the accommodation element added to the fun of the tour - the hotels were always clean and so full of character. I never had an issue with any transport and I felt safe at all times. The guides were hugely knowledgeable and particularly Yasser, in Egypt, was outstanding in looking after us. His passion, knowledge and professionalism made this trip such a memorable experience. As long as you are prepared to get amongst it and go with the flow, remembering that you are in a different country where things might not always go as you would expect them to at home, this is an amazing experience that I would highly recommend.
Review submitted 02 Oct 2023
Jordan & Egypt Uncovered
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EUR 2.097 €