8 Days- Open

Price Release Date

ADULTS: $1175 USD 

KIDS: $1050 USD

Based on Per person Twin Share Rooms

International airfares are not included in trip cost. 

Travel

Date

  20 - 27 April 2019

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Exclusive perks
  • $600 exclusive discount on Adult pricing, $400 discount on Kids pricing. 
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             Women's Expedition

 

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Tour a land of Feluccas and Pharaohs and witness Egypt’s most iconic sites with other Googlers and their families this Easter. 

Uncover the ancient mysteries and modern marvels of Egypt and see why this classic destination inspires millions of travellers each year. With an action-packed itinerary that is purpose built for families, this authentic Egypt experience blends all the must-see highlights with plenty of adventurous, off the beaten-track activities.  This relaxing, exciting and always enlightening family tour of Egypt is sure to fill the photo album and keep you reminiscing around the dinner table for years to come.

 

StartCairo Cairo, Egypt Physical rating 2 out of 5
Finish Cair, Egypt Ages Min 4 years
Destination Egypt Group size 12 people
Departing 20 - 27 April 2019 Style Original

 

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Why you'll love this trip

  • Egypt is home to some of the world's most amazing ancient icons. You and your family will explore the Pyramids, Sphinx and Valley of the Kings with expert local guides

  • There are so many chances to interact with the locals and experience a slice of contemporary Egyptian life. You and your family will dine with Nubian village folk in a house in Aswan

  • Sleep under the stars, feast on hearty cuisine and be dazzled by the riverside scenery on a felucca sailing trip down the Nile

  • The overnight train from Cairo to Aswan is a fun activity for the whole family, with comfortable sleeping quarters and good food – not to mention the thrill of waking up in an exciting new destination. Whilst bedding is supplied some families opt to bring their own sleep sheets

What about extra nights and transport to and from the airport? 

Airport pick up and drop off is included in this trip. We will need you to provide us with your flight number, arrival/departure date and time to confirm these.  If you wish to stay on with us we can arrange extra nights either side of your 8 day adventure. These are at an additional cost. Pricing is below Please let us know at time of enquiry if you would like to add these in.

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Itinerary

Ahlan Wa Sahlan! Welcome to Amman, a city that's cosmopolitan and contemporary yet steeped in biblical history. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6 pm, followed by dinner at a cooking school, Beit Sitti, which is run by three sisters who continue their grandmother’s legacy. Learn their stories as you cook and enjoy an authentic meal under the sisters' supervision. On the menu is maqluba, a dish that literally translates to ‘upside down’. It's a hearty casserole with rice, vegetables and chicken that's cooked, flipped and served with either yoghurt or an Arab salad with tahini.

Special Information

Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask the hotel reception where the welcome meeting will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please have these on hand.

 

Accommodation

The House Boutique -1 Bedroom suite 

Description

Take a walking tour of Amman, starting with the citadel, Roman Odeon, and the Roman Theatre. Then head over to Rainbow Street, the heart of Amman’s arts and shopping scene and home of the city’s best falafel. A stroll along this lively street takes you past cafes, arts venues, and galleries. Check out the Rainbow Theater, admire 1920s villas, and take in ‘Mango Street’ and Malouf Street, known as ‘Souk Jara Street.’ Sit, relax and grab some lunch afterwards. In the early afternoon we leave Amman for a short drive north (approximately 1 hour) to Jerash, some of the greatest Greco-Roman ruins around. Reaching its zenith as a favourite of the emperor Hadrian, it has a striking collection of archways and theatres, baths, public buildings and colonnaded streets, and is a beautiful place to spend an afternoon exploring. Returning to Amman in the early evening, for a free evening

 

Included Activities

  •     Amman - City Tour
  •     Amman-Food Tasting Tour

 

Accommodation

The House Boutique -1 Bedroom suite 

 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch

It's an early start this morning as we drive (approximately 4 hours) to the rugged sandstone mountains of Wadi Rum. Discover the Rum the way the locals do – in rather old, rickety (but reliable) jeeps operated by the local Bedouin community. Later, grab some lunch (not included) in the small village of Rum and a browse around the excellent and informative visitors centre. Then it's off to see some of the most stunning desert scenery in the world. Great gouts of rock around Wadi Rum have been eroded by wind and ancient water into fantastical gnarled shapes. Meet your new Bedouin friends, the backbone of Jordan. Ride through sweeping swathes of desert, perhaps wondering how this place could be livable – until you see a Bedouin camp, a group of dark tents low-pitched to the ground. In traditional Bedouin culture, a huge onus is placed on taking in and feeding any visitor, so a very warm welcome is assured. Later in the evening when our drivers depart camp, we'll be joined by local Bedouin women. This is an honor, as these ladies of the desert are usually very reluctant to mix with visitors. Note that it will be necessary for one man to be present in the camp, as per local culture. This evening we learn the ancient art of henna and discover the natural kohl of the region (and how to apply it just right). When it's all over, fall asleep under a huge expanse of stars.

 

Included Activities

  •     Wadi Rum-Henna and Kohl Night
  •     Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari and desert camp

 

Accommodation

Mazayen Camp - Luxury Camp – full stars tent 

 

Meals included: breakfast, dinner

After waking up in the unique surrounds of the Bedouin camp this morning, enjoy a walk around the area (the length of which will depend on your energy levels) before scaling one of the large dunes to enjoy sensational views of the surrounding area. Keen photographers will be delighted. Mid-morning departure to the 'Rose City' of Petra (approximately 2.5 hours). The Rose City remained unknown to the western world until 1812, when it was discovered by Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, a Swiss explorer. UNESCO has described it as 'one of the most precious cultural properties of man's cultural heritage,' which should give you a hint of what you are in for. Spend the afternoon on a guided tour. You'll squeeze through a mile-long narrow path, known as the Siq, through huge towers of rock and get your first glimpse of the iconic Treasury, which amazingly was hand-carved out of rock. Back at your hotel, there's time to freshen up before joining some local ladies for dinner in their home. This will be an informal evening, a chance to make new friends and learn the art of Arabic cooking in a home environment.

 

Included Activities

  •     Petra - Guided tour of Petra

 

Accommodation

Nabatean Castle 

 

Meals included: breakfast, Dinner

Embrace another early start as we join a local female shepherd and learn about her day-to-day life. We'll also try our hand at milking a goat. It's a fascinating insight into a very different way of life, one that has remained unchanged for centuries. Afterwards, enjoy a free afternoon of self-discovery as you explore Petra on your own. The site is surprisingly big, and you can explore the old Roman road, temples and several old tombs, as well as the rock-hewn amphitheater. For those with the energy, there's the challenging but highly rewarding walk up the steps to the stunning Monastery (approximately 1 hour).

 

Included Activities

  •     Petra 2nd day visit - no guide
  •     Petra-Be a Shepherd Experience

 

Accommodation

Nabatean Castle 

 

Meals included: breakfast

Travel to the Dead Sea today (approximately 3 hours). After checking into our local hotel, we'll head for the shores of this famously salty sea that marks the lowest point on Earth (420 metres below sea level). This isn’t actually a sea but in fact a super-salty lake, and it's called 'Dead' literally because of the lack of life in it. The density of the water makes it beautifully easy to float in; you'll be going for more of a float than a swim. Spend some time relaxing here and of course snap some classic floating pictures. The mud here is supposed to have healing properties, so make the most of it by covering yourself from head to toe in a nutrient-rich natural mineral mud bath. Later, join the local ladies at a Dead Sea beach resort for the afternoon. The locals are most often found around the pool, which on Saturday is open and available for ladies only. Meet some new friends, relax and enjoy. Dinner is included this evening.

 

Included Activities

  • Dead Sea - Dead Sea visit

 

Accommodation

Kempinski Ishtar - Ishtar Terrace Room or similar

 

Meals included: breakfast, Lunch in Dana, dinner

Heading off at 8 am, travel to Mt Nebo (approximately 1 hour), the spot where the prophet Moses is said to have seen the ‘promised land’ and is believed to be buried. Explore this sanctuary and view the remarkable mosaics of the 4th century church. 30 minutes down the road is the historic town of Madaba, famous for its Ottoman-style houses and beautiful Byzantine-era mosaics, including the 6th-century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land at St George's Church. Other mosaic masterpieces found within churches and the Archaeological Museum depict a rampant profusion of flora and fauna, as well as scenes from mythology and daily life. Literally hundreds of other mosaics from the 5th to 7th centuries are scattered throughout Madaba’s churches and homes. Later we'll visit Bani Hamida Women’s weaving project. Founded by Save The Children in 1985, this is an initiative that's done wonders for women rug makers in Jordan. After lunch with the ladies here, continue to Amman and check into your hotel. Afterwards, enjoy a soak in a hamam alongside your newfound sisters, followed by a picnic dinner of local Arabic mezze.

 

 

Accommodation

The House Boutique -1 Bedroom suite or similar

 

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner

There are no activities planned for the final day check out after the Breakfast , and you are able to depart the hotel at any time.

 

Meals included: breakfast

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners

Transport

 

Felucca, Overnight train, Private Minivan, Domestic Flight

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights), Felucca (1 night), Overnight sleeper train (1 night)

Inclusions

  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum
  • Cairo - Pyramids and Sphinx
  • Aswan - Philae Temple
  • Luxor - Temple of Karnak
  • Luxor- Donkey ride
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings (3 tombs)
  • Luxor - Hatshepsut Temple

Important notes

  • International Airfares are not included. 
  • Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.
  • Minimum age for children on this trip is 5 years old.
  • A single supplement is available on this trip with exception of Day 4 (Felucca).
  • Internal Flight: please note the standard check in luggage allowance is 23 kg for EgyptAir.
  • 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 – intrepidtravel.com/au/travel-alerts

Bookings

Register your interest via the form below or Call us on 1-855-702-4088, reach out on Live Chat to speak to your travel specialists today via googler@intrepidtravel.com. Deposit is $400 per person with full payment due 56 days prior to departure. 

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