Real Egypt & Jordan

15 Days | See not one, but two Wonders of the World on an exploration of Egypt and Jordan

4.3 out of 5 based on 13 reviews submitted.
18 to 35s
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NZD $2,879
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This trip is for the 18 to 35 year olds

Tick off some bucket list icons on this epic 15-day adventure through Egypt and Jordan – both home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Start strong at the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx in Cairo then wander through the Valley of the Kings in Luxor. Eat some koshari in a local downtown joint and explore a bazaar where you can meet with a fascinating perfume merchant. Kayak along the Nile, spend a night on a traditional felucca under starry skies and drink your body weight in mint tea. Find hidden bars and delicious falafel in Amman then hike through Wadi Rum, where you’ll watch the sunrise and explore the land in a 4WD. Witness the awe-inspiring site of Petra and soak away your worries in the Dead Sea.

Trip overview

Map of Real Egypt & Jordan including Egypt and Jordan
Start
Cairo, Egypt
Finish
Madaba, Jordan
Theme
18 to 35s
Destinations
Jordan, Egypt
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 18 - Max 35
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
XEYJC
This trip generates 40 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.
Bucket list destinations

Tick off all the popular spots and enjoy unique local experiences

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Why you'll love this trip
  • Take a memorable kayak along the Nile with a unique active experience, paddling through ancient landscapes.  
  • Witness some epic sights in Cairo, like the mysterious Sphinx and one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Great Pyramids of Giza. Maybe even learn how to spell your name in hieroglyphics!     
  • Sleep under the stars at a Bedouin-style camp in Wadi Rum with all the creature comforts, waking for a stunning sunrise and a thrill-seeking 4WD adventure.  
  • Only Petra’s Treasury – one of the Seven Wonders of the World – is stunning enough to be the temple of the Holy Grail. Your pass to this sacred site lasts two full days so that you can explore every nook and cranny at your own pace. 
  • See the lowest point on earth – the Dead Sea – and float in its famously salty waters, soaking up its healing minerals and lathering yourself in the rejuvenating mud (if the mood strikes). 

Is this trip right for you?
  • Temperatures can be very hot in Summer, so we recommend a good hat, sunscreen and long sleeves to shade you from those rays. It’s not all hot desert days, as the winter months (December to February) can be quite cold. In Jordan, temperatures in northern parts of the country can drop to freezing overnight. Pack smart to prepare you for varying temperatures if travelling during these months.   
  • The terrain at some historic sites can be rocky and steep. Solid walking shoes are essential, plus anything to shade you from those rays – a hat, sunscreen and long sleeves. If you don't feel up to it on a hot day, you can decide to not take part, or wander at your own pace.   
  • This trip includes the adventure of overnight train travel, one of the most unique ways to wake up in a new and strange place. You’ll get a small bed and air conditioning in a shared room, but the train might not be as clean as you’re used to.
  • You’re the boss on this trip. There’s loads of free time to do whatever you want or optional activities to show you the way. Maybe budget a little extra cash for activities that aren’t included. 

Itinerary

Map of Real Egypt & Jordan including Egypt and Jordan

Inclusions

Meals

14 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport

Private bus, Overnight train, Felucca, Jeep, Plane

Accommodation

Overnight train (2 nights), Hotel (9 nights), Felucca (1 night), Desert Camp (2 nights)

Activities
  • Cairo - Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Aswan - Kayaking
  • Aswan - Orientation walk & bazaar visit
  • Nile - Felucca overnight sailing trip
  • Nile - Dinner and Music Felucca
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings (entrance to 3 tombs)
  • Cairo - Khan Al-Khalili Bazaar
  • Amman -Guided Walking Tour
  • Wadi Rum - Bedouin Desert Camp
  • Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari
  • Wadi Rum - Guided hike
  • Petra - Leader-led tour of Petra
  • Petra - Two-Day Pass
  • Dead Sea - Visit and Swim
  • Madaba - St Georges Church
Add on activities
  • Cairo - Saqqara and Memphis Afternoon Tour - USD82
  • Cairo - Sufi Dance Khan al-Khalili (entrance fee) - EGP125
  • Cairo - Coptic Museum (entrance fee) - EGP230
  • Cairo - Islamic Art Museum (entrance fee) - EGP270
  • Cairo - The Citadel (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Cairo - The 3rd Pyramid of Menkawre (entrance fee) - EGP220
  • Cairo - The Great Pyramid of Cheops (entrance fee) - EGP900
  • Cairo - The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization & The Royal Mummy Room (entrance fee) - EGP500
  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum - USD40
  • Aswan - Philae Temple (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Aswan - Unfinished Obelisk (entrance fee) - EGP200
  • Aswan - Nubian Village Visit and Dinner - USD20
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Sound & Light Show Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD55
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Tour (minimum 2 persons) - USD35
  • Aswan - Philae Temple, High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Tour - USD65
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Sound and Light Show (entrance fee) - USD40
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel Tour (minimum 4 people) - USD110
  • Aswan - Nubian Museum (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel by Air - subject to availability - from - USD400
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD45
  • Aswan - Kom Ombo Temple (entrance fee) - EGP360
  • Edfu - Edfu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Luxor - Hatshepsut Temple - EGP360
  • Luxor - Tomb of Tutankhamun (entrance fee) - EGP500
  • Luxor - Luxor Temple (entrance fee) - EGP400
  • Luxor - Luxor Museum (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Luxor - Dinner with a local family - USD20
  • Luxor - Hot Air Balloon over the Valley of the Kings - USD130
  • Cairo - Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids Tour - USD55
  • Cairo - Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids (entrance fee) - USD20
  • Amman - King Abdullah I Mosque (entrance fee) - JOD2
  • Madaba - Al-Maghtas Bethany Baptism site (entrance fee) - JOD12
  • Amman - Roman Theatre - JOD2
  • Jerash - Roman ruins - JOD10
  • Amman - Jordan Archaeological Museum (entrance fee) - JOD3
  • Petra - Petra By Night - JOD17
  • Petra - Little Petra - Free
  • Mt Nebo - Mt Nebo Entrance - JOD1

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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 exclude Day 2,7 (Sleeper Train) Day 5 (Felucca) Day 10,11 (Desert Camp) where you will be in shared accommodation, and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. Some entrance fees are not included. If you wish to take part in these activities, you pay these fees as you go along.
3. The international connection from Cairo to Amman is unaccompanied. Luggage restrictions of 23kg checked and 7kg cabin apply on this flight.

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Reviews

4.3 out of 5 based on 13 reviews submitted.
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Jack · Traveled March 2024
This was nothing less than the trip of a lifetime. Jordan was a stunning and beautiful country with amazing sites, friendly people and a wonderful culture. Exploring Petra especially was a humbling and fantastic experience that I will never forget. Our tour guide Mohammad was not only a kind, friendly and genuinely lovely person, but also professional, informative, organised and kept us safe and made us feel safe for the entire trip. He went above and beyond to make my trip amazing and he also went out of his way to arrange a cake to be made for my birthday which I celebrated when on the trip. He was a perfect tour guide and I could not have asked for or wanted a more amazing guide.
Review submitted 11 Apr 2024

Elena · Traveled March 2024
This was honestly a perfect trip, I would come to Jordan again and bring friends because this was truly a brilliant experience. The knowledge I learnt and the experiences I had I really want to share! I did the Egypt and Jordan trip together and both were excellent. I just wish there was one day in the middle of each one for rest, an extra day in Amman would have been amazing!
Review submitted 10 Apr 2024

Alex · Traveled November 2023
Real Egypt. An absolutely brilliant trip. Our tour leader Hazim was amazing throughout and gave us fantastic tips, advice and guidance. The excursions offered were very good, although many of these are not included so your budget will need to be more than you think. The felucca was also a real highlight
Review submitted 21 Nov 2023

Amanda · Traveled November 2023
Egypt is incredible and is a must tick bucket list item. Our guide, Mohammad, was incredible. I never once felt unsafe with my group, and was still being able to have an authentic egyptian experince
Review submitted 15 Nov 2023

Stephanie · Traveled May 2023
They went above and beyond to create the best experience. Mizo truly was an exceptional guide, learned so much while challenging myself both with meeting new people and places but with new activities and foods. Highly recommend
Review submitted 30 May 2023
Real Egypt & Jordan
From
NZD $2,879