From the ‘Land of the Pharaohs’ to the luxurious waters of the Dead Sea, this immersive combination trip through Egypt and Jordan is awash with highlights. Lose yourself in sun-kissed Cairo, be dazzled by the grandeur of ancient Egypt, cruise down the iconic Nile River, and explore the fascinating cities of Alexandria, Aswan and Luxor. Cross over to Jordan and discover the sweeping desert and echoing formations of Wadi Rum, the hidden, hand-hewn facades of Petra and the ancient Roman ruins at Jerash. With lashings of comfort and heartwarming Nubian and Bedouin hospitality, this is a Middle Eastern odyssey to remember.
ITINERARY CHANGE IN 2019:
In 2019 the Jordan section of this trip will change order slightly. Previously Day 13 was spent in Aqaba, and Day 14 in Wadi Rum. In 2019 we will go directly to Wadi Rum from Amman. This small change has been made in order to maximise our time in Wadi Rum. There are no changes to the included activities.
Set sail down the Nile, one of the world’s most iconic rivers. Relax in comfort as scenes of everyday Egyptian life stream by
Explore the marvels, mythology and mystery of Ancient Egypt, including the Pyramids at Giza and the tombs of iconic pharaohs in the Valley of the Kings
Cairo's Khan al-Khalili Bazaar is an essential Egyptian experience – lose yourself in the colours and aromas of this fascinating marketplace
Stand at the feet of Abu Simbel’s monumental temples and marvel at the sheer scale of these stunning structures
Be awed by the towering, windswept rock formations at Wadi Rum, and note how the colours change as the sun makes its way across the sky
Get to know your Bedouin Camp hosts and their way of life, sleep under the stars in the desert Camp.
You never forget your first glimpse of The Treasury in Petra, often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Spend a day taking in the majesty and mystery of this unforgettable place
Egypt can get hot in with the summer months of July and August, being the warmest but this is normally a dry heat and easier to cope with than humidity. Where possible we try and visit sites in the early morning before it gets too hot.
Accommodation aboard the Nile cruise is based on full board basis – all drinks served on board are at your own expense. An evening entertainment program is also available on board.
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, Petra & Wadi Rum, you can expect to be exposed to the elements at length, so be prepared with a hat, sunscreen and plenty of fluids. A reasonable level of fittness is required.
Cairo and surrounds traffic can be notorious as can the level of pollution so be prepared for one of the busiest cities in just North Africa
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.
In Wadi Rum we stay in a permanent tented camp with shared bathroom facilities. Please be aware that while the desert may be very hot during the day, it will still be cool at night and warm clothes and a sleeping bag is highly recommended when travelling outside of the summer months
This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2019. View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2018 - 31 December 2018
1. A single supplement is available on this trip. On the following nights the Single Supplement is not available:Day 13 Wadi Rum camp.
2. An airport arrival transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking
Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt before your departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all areas of your itinerary. We have links to prominent government travel advisories and regular updates on issues affecting this trip on our Travel Alerts page - www.intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts
Our Explore Egypt & Jordan trips score an average of 4.5 out of 5 based on 10 reviews in the last year.
This trip of Egypt and Jordan was wonderful covering many of the ancient sites that we longed to visit. Abu Simbel and Valley of the Kings in Egypt and Petra in Jordan were the highlights although our trip and overnight in Wadi Rum was extremely relaxing. The people were friendly and welcoming!
Review submitted 29 Apr 2018
It was great trip Egypt was best the pyramids & Cairo museum was great. I love the Nile cruise i love all the trip. But not the sleeper train .
Review submitted 03 Apr 2018