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.
Before booking on this trip we recommend that you read the ‘Safety’ section in the trip notes regarding special safety considerations for Egypt trips.
In 2018 this trip will be discontinued.
Explore vibrant Cairo with its bustling markets and colourful streets.
Be amazed by the beautiful scenery as you cruise down the Nile on a felucca.
See the grand burial sites of the pharaohs in the valley of the Kings.
Experience the feeling of weightlessness as you float in the super salty Dead Sea.
Spend the day checking out the rock cut tombs and the remains of the ancient city of Petra.
Get lost in the maze of Istanbul's bustling backstreets and get to know this incredible city with a local leader.
Take a relaxing cruise on the Aegean. Swim, chill out, and chat with the locals as they kick back and just relax taking in the scenery.
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 hotel 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.
The ferry to Aqaba can be rough on occasions and those who suffer from sea sickness 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. Please see Day 12 of the itinerary for more details.
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. This trip starts on Day 1 in Cairo at 4pm.
2. 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.
Day 18: Ayvalik
3. Please provide Intrepid or your booking agent with a scanned copy of the personal details page from your passport at time of booking.
4. On Day 8 there is an included internal flight from Cairo to Amman. On day 15 there is an included flight from Amman to Istanbul. The maximum check-in baggage allowance for both flights is 23kgs per person plus 7kgs hand luggage. These flights are unescorted.
Following recent safety incidents we recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest information on travelling in Egypt and Turkey 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