Middle East Discovery Overview

Travel from Egypt to Turkey on this magical Middle East Discovery tour. See the pyramids and the Great Sphinx, float in the Dead Sea and wander through vibrant Istanbul.

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      USD $4,850
      CAD $5,000
      AUD $5,050
      EUR €3,360
      GBP £2,855
      NZD $5,460
      ZAR R49,080
      CHF FR4,045
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Trip Validity

  • 2015-01-01 - 2015-12-31

Travel from charmingly chaotic Cairo to coastal Antalya

Be captivated by the spirit of ancient civilisations and surreal natural beauty on this tour from Egypt’s energetic capital to dazzling Antalya on Turkey’s south-west coast. Stare up in wonder at the pyramids, befriend locals in Aswan, explore the magnificent Karnak Temple, discover the rose-coloured rock temples of Petra, drive through the desert landscape of Wadi Rum and feel the ghosts of the past on the Gallipoli Peninsula. This is a journey abounding in unforgettable history, incredible landscapes, stunning scenery, extraordinary landmarks and cultures that continue to endure through the ages.

  • Be entranced by the pyramids
  • Discover Petra - the ‘Rose City’
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Share a meal with a local family in Aswan
  • Stop and reflect on Gallipoli Peninsula
  • Take a cruise on the Aegean Sea
  • Unearth ancient civilisations in Wadi Rum
  • Visit the Valley of the Kings

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cairo, Egypt
  • Finish:

    Antalya, Turkey
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Ages:

    Min 15
  • Meals:

    24 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Accommodation:

    Desert camp (1 nt), Felucca (1 nt), Hotel (18 nts), Overnight sleeper train (2 nts), Pension (3 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Camel, Dolmus, Felucca, Ferry, Gulet, Jeep, Overnight sleeper train, Plane, Van
  • Included activities:

    4WD jeep safari and desert camp, Boat trip, Camel ride at the Pyramids, Colossi of Memnon, Dead Sea, Donkey ride (seasonal - not in summer), Egyptian Museum, Guided tour of Petra, Intrepid Foundation Project visit - ACE (Animal Care in Egypt), Karnak Temple, Kerak Castle, Khan al-Khalili bazaar visit, Orientation walk Antalya, Overnight felucca sailing trip, Pamukkale - Hierapolis & Travertines National Park, Pyramids and Sphinx, Selcuk - Ephesus Archaeological site, Termessos, Valley of the Kings (3 tombs), Wadi Rum Safari entrance and permit

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    769kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    1. A single supplement is available on this trip. See trip notes for single supplement exception nights. 2.Please provide Intrepid or your booking agent with a scanned copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking.

  • Total price from

    USD $4,850
    CAD $5,000
    AUD $5,050
    EUR €3,360
    GBP £2,855
    NZD $5,460
    ZAR R49,080
    CHF FR4,045
    *
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  • Per day from:

    USD $179
    CAD $185
    AUD $187
    EUR €124
    GBP £105
    NZD $202
    ZAR R1,817
    CHF FR149
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Middle East Discovery Summary

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Days 1-2 Cairo

Wonderfully chaotic and always colourful, Cairo's dazzling array of museums, mosques and markets are a fascinating mixture of modern city and ancient wonders.

Days 3-5 Aswan/Nile Felucca

Situated on the banks of the Nile, the Nubian city of Aswan has been Egypt's southern gateway to Africa and an important trading centre since ancient times. Once the lifeblood of an ancient civilisation, cruise the iconic Nile on a traditional felucca and spend a night sleeping on deck under the stars.

Days 6-7 Luxor

From the spectacular temple complex of Karnak to the extraordinary hieroglyphs of the Valley of the Kings, Luxor is full of wonderfully preserved reminders of the Pharaohs.

Day 8 Cairo

Wonderfully chaotic and always colourful, Cairo's dazzling array of museums, mosques and markets are a fascinating mixture of modern city and ancient wonders.

Days 9-10 Dahab

Slow things down in the relaxing beachside hangout of Dahab, on the edge of the Sinai desert. Or perhaps speed things up by making the most of its spectacular diving and trekking opportunities.

Day 11 Red Sea Beach Camp

Set on a magical stretch of the Red Sea, our beach camp is a hidden gem of fine golden sand and beautiful underwater reefs.

Day 12 Aqaba

Blessed with idyllic beaches and world-class dive spots, the resort town of Aqaba is Jordan's seaside playground and a fun place to chill out.

Day 13 Wadi Rum

Full of weird and beautiful lunar-like rock formations, Wadi Rum is home to some of the most sublime desert landscape on the planet.

Days 14-15 Petra

Hewn out of the rose-coloured rock face, the ancient city of Petra is one of the Middle East's most spectacular destinations.

Day 16 Madaba

Famous for its Ottoman-style houses and beautiful Byzantine-era mosaics, the historical town of Madaba has a friendly village atmosphere.

Days 17-19 Istanbul

Istanbul is the only city in the world to straddle two continents, so it will come as no surprise that this vast metropolis is home to a beguiling mix of different cultures and traditions, blending the influences of both east and west. Originally founded by Greek settlers over 2000 years ago, Istanbul originally went by the name of Byzantium, then Constantinople when the Romans made it the capital of their eastern empire. Today, intriguing Istanbul is a bustling mega-city with a population of over 12 million people and a rich history and food scene waiting to be explored.

Day 20 Gallipoli Peninsula

The Gallipoli Peninsula, a place of devastation and tragedy during World War I, is a place of great beauty and a memorial to all soldiers that fell there.

Days 21-22 Ayvalik (May-September)

With a picturesque harbour facing the Aegean Sea, relaxed waterside cafes, hills of olive groves and nearby idyllic islands, Ayvalik exudes Turkish charm.

Day 23 Selcuk

Selcuk's claim to fame is its proximity to the amazing ruins of Ephesus, although it has its own charm with its orchards, forests and strong cultural roots.

Day 24 Pamukkale

The arresting cascade of travertines and nearby hot springs have attracted visitors to Pamukkale since ancient times.

Days 25-27 Antalya

With cobblestone streets and beautifully preserved Ottoman-style buildings, Antalya's Old Town lies along Turkey's Mediterranean coast and looks on to picturesque mountains.
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    • XESTC
    • Total price tool tip
      USD $4,850
      CAD $5,000
      AUD $5,050
      EUR €3,360
      GBP £2,855
      NZD $5,460
      ZAR R49,080
      CHF FR4,045
      *
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