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.
Before booking on this trip we recommend that you read the ‘Safety’ section in the trip notes regarding special safety considerations for Egypt trips.
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.
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. Please provide Intrepid or your booking agent with a scanned copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking.
2. This trip begins with a welcome meeting at 4pm on Day 1. Please make sure you arrive in time to attend this important meeting.
3. A single supplement is available on this trip, please refer to your booking agent for more details. Please note, on the following night, the single supplement is not available:
Day 5: Nile Felucca.
4. XESPC181014 this departure will operate in a different order and will visit Petra on days nine and ten before continuing to Wadi Rum for eleven and twelve. There will be no changes to included activities.
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 Discover Egypt & Jordan trips score an average of 4.63 out of 5 based on 8 reviews in the last year.
Discover Egypt & Jordan is a wonderful trip. You should do both countries if you can even though it is comprised of two separate Intrepid trips with two separate guides. Visiting Egypt is surreal with all its rich history, it is chaotic, busy, yet welcoming. There are limited covered meals and one can eat cheaply. Don't pass on Abu Simbal. I Ubered everywhere prior to the trip. Jordan is civilized and more expensive. Yet one can eat for $10-15/meal. Glamping in Wadi Rum, and exploring Petra were both memorable. There is lots of walking in both countries. Be mindful of the weather, and the difficulty rating when booking. So you can keep up with the rest of the group. Just bring a carry on, you can have your clothes washed . I love traveling with Intrepid.
Review submitted 24 Apr 2018
Overall a wonderful and varied itinerary with a good mix of activities. Virtually no stress as our guides looked after all the travel, transit, accommodation and eating details. Making all these arrangements....for Middle East travel would have been challenging....and stressful. Our two groups...for Egypt and Jordan were quite different....but both were good, and it was great to have interesting and friendly people with whom to share the days. One note.....Jordan is expensive. We knew it would be, relative to Egypt, but found we were spending $30 to $40 CAD each for our group dinners. A very busy schedule.....and a fascinating trip.
Review submitted 19 Apr 2018