Jordan & Egypt Uncovered

22 Days | Dive into ancient culture, hidden wonders and diverse landscapes in Jordan and Egypt

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Take an epic adventure through Jordan and Egypt and see not one but two of the Seven Wonders of the World – now this is a trip for the bucket list! Wander the ancient city of Petra and be greeted by the legendary hospitality of local Bedouin people at a Wadi Rum desert camp. Discover the underwater worlds beneath the azure waters of the Red Sea, explore bustling Cairo and cruise along the Nile in a traditional felucca. Wander through Luxor, Alexandria and coastal Hurghada. Gaze at the grandeur of the pyramids, step back in time at magnificent tombs and chill out on deck while you watch rural Egyptian life pass you by along the Nile. If you want a trip packed with unforgettable experience, this one’s for you.

Trip overview

Map of Jordan & Egypt Uncovered including Egypt and Jordan
Start
Amman, Jordan
Finish
Cairo, Egypt
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Egypt, Jordan
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 16
Trip code
EERCC
This trip generates 46 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.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Set sail on one of the world’s most iconic rivers with an included felucca trip down the Nile. Relax and soak up the landscapes as scenes of everyday Egyptian life pass you by.
  • Spend a whole day traversing Petra’s Treasury in Jordan and then head to fascinating Cairo to witness the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx.
  • Bask in the unique atmosphere of Aswan and experience not only the warmth and charm of Nubian hospitality but also some delicious traditional cuisine at a local homestay.
  • Join Bedouin locals at a desert camp in Wadi Rum for a night of traditional hospitality, good food and epic starry skies. You’ll learn about the Bedouin way of life and fall asleep in the eerie silence of the desert.
  • Swim in the balmy Red Sea on a snorkelling adventure in Hurghada – sharing a tasty lunch aboard the yacht and looking out for clownfish, turtles and manta rays among the kaleidoscopic coral.

Is this trip right for you?
  • The desert camp in Wadi Rum and the Nile felucca cruise both feature basic accommodation in incredibly memorable settings.
  • Accommodation aboard the overnight train is in two-berth cabins which convert to bunk beds. Please see the itinerary for more details on accommodation styles and facilities.
  • 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 of Giza, you can expect to be exposed to the elements at length, so be prepared with a hat, sunscreen and plenty of fluids.
  • Some hotels in Egypt may not have lifts, so on occasion you may need to climb stairs with your luggage to reach your room.
  • The temperatures in Egypt and Jordan can reach all extremes. Please familiarise yourself with the weather norms in the season you wish to travel.
  • The Aqaba to Taba ferry travels across the Gulf of Aqaba. It is a long travel day, but is the easiest way to travel between the two destinations. Your leader in Jordan will assist you until you reach the Aqaba port and you will be greeted by your new leader once you've crossed the border in Egypt. If you do experience sea sickness, please take appropriate precautions for the journey. This journey can often be held up due to scheduling or weather conditions.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2025 to 31 December 2025.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2024

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Inclusions

Meals

19 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport

Plane, Ferry, Minibus, Jeep, Overnight Sleeper train, Felucca, Bus

Accommodation

Hotel (17 nights), Desert Camp (1 nights), Beach Hut (1 night), Homestay (1 night) Overnight sleeper train (1 night), Felucca (1 night)

Activities
  • Petra - Guided tour (One day pass included)
  • Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari
  • Wadi Rum - Bedouin Desert Camp
  • Wadi Rum - Zarb Local Dinner
  • Cairo - Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Nile - Felucca overnight sailing trip
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings (entrance to 3 tombs)
  • Luxor - Hatshepsut Temple
  • Hurghada – Red Sea Snorkelling Adventure
  • Cairo - Khan al-Khalili bazaar visit
  • El Alamein - War Museum
  • Alexandria - Catacombs of Kom el Shoqafa
  • Alexandria - Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  • Alexandria - Morsi Abu El Abbas Mosque
Add on activities
  • Amman - Citadel (entrance fee) - JOD3
  • Amman - Roman Theatre (entrance fee) - JOD2
  • Madaba - Al-Maghtas Bethany Baptism site (entrance fee) - JOD12
  • Jerash - Roman ruins - Entry Fee - JOD10
  • Amman - Jordan Archaeological Museum (entrance fee) - JOD3
  • Amman - King Abdullah I Mosque (entrance fee) - JOD2
  • Mt Nebo - Mt Nebo Visit - JOD2
  • Dead Sea - Dead Sea visit - JOD12
  • Kerak - Kerak Castle (entrance fee) - JOD2
  • Petra - Petra By Night - JOD17
  • Petra - Additional Petra day pass - JOD5
  • Dahab - Blue Hole snorkelling - USD35
  • Cairo - The Citadel (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Cairo - Coptic Museum (entrance fee) - EGP230
  • Cairo - Islamic Art Museum (entrance fee) - EGP270
  • Cairo - The Great Pyramid of Cheops (entrance fee) - EGP900
  • Cairo - The 3rd Pyramid of Menkawre (entrance fee) - EGP220
  • Cairo - The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization & The Royal Mummy Room (entrance fee) - EGP500
  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum - USD40
  • Cairo - Saqqara and Memphis Afternoon Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD109
  • Aswan - Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple - USD55
  • Aswan - Nubian Museum (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Aswan - Tomb of the Nobles (entrance fee) - EGP150
  • Aswan - Philae Temple (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Aswan - Monastery of St. Simeon (entrance fee) - EGP100
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Tour (minimum 2 persons) - USD35
  • Aswan - High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD35
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Sound and Light Show (entrance fee) - USD40
  • Aswan - Philae Temple, High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Tour - USD65
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel Tour (minimum 4 people) - USD110
  • Aswan - Nubian Village Visit and Dinner - USD20
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel by Air - subject to availability - from - USD400
  • Aswan - Kom Ombo Temple (entrance fee) - EGP360
  • Edfu - Edfu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Luxor - Luxor Temple (entrance fee) - EGP400
  • Luxor - Luxor Museum (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound & Light Show Tour - USD45
  • Luxor - Mummification Museum (entrance fee) - EGP200
  • Luxor - Tomb of Tutankhamun (entrance fee) - EGP500
  • Luxor - Dinner with a local family - USD20
  • Luxor - Hot Air Balloon over the Valley of the Kings - USD130
  • Luxor - Medinat Habu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP200
  • Luxor - Tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP2000
  • Luxor - Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP180
  • Cairo - Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids Tour - USD55
  • Cairo - Sound & Light Show at the Pyramids (entrance fee) - USD20
  • Alexandria - Qaitbay fortress (entrance fee) - EGP150
  • Alamein - Commonwealth Cemetery - Free
  • Alexandria - Alexandria National Museum (entrance fee) - EGP180
  • Alexandria - Roman Amphitheatre (entrance fee) - EGP150

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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 excludes Day 4, Day 12 & 13 where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to an Intrepid booking agent for further information.
2. On Day 8 there is an included flight from Sharm El Sheihk to Cairo. The maximum check-in baggage allowance is 23 Kg per person plus seven kilograms in hand luggage.

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Reviews

4.4 out of 5 based on 30 reviews submitted.
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Nadya · Traveled May 2024
Overall good experience. For me Jordan part was too short while egypt part could have been shortened. Optional tours very expensive. Great tourguides
Review submitted 08 Jun 2024

Bailey · Traveled April 2024
This trip was phenomenal. It’s very busy, and some of the travel days are very long and tiring but overall you see an entire country and its history in 16 days. Highly recommend
Review submitted 24 Apr 2024

Lisa · Traveled March 2024
Do not take this trip. Intrepid made some grave mistakes in this itinerary. Many hotels were substandard often without hot water, weak to no wifi, toilets sometimes did not flush, air con did not work sometimes, etc. The location in Amman was incredibly noisy and the hotel does not have double-paned windows; not good for sleep. And there's no reason to stay in downtown Amman. We left the city the first morning of the tour. The hotel in Alexandria was so awful that one-third of the women on our tour got hotel rooms in a different hotel. The building was in bad repair, the emergency exit situation was very concerning, the building is covered in scaffolding and netting so there is no view, the rooms were so cramped that we could not open our balcony doors, the blankets smelled of cat pee, the elevator requires a key (??). The ferry from Aqaba to Nuweiba was horrible. It is not a passenger ferry; it is for the local workers. We did not get underway until 11pm; did not arrive in Nuweiba until 3:30am; did not arrive at hotel until 4am; and had to be packed and ready to leave at 8am. Inexcusable planning. There were some good days on this tour, but after this experience I do not recommend traveling with Intrepid, especially not on this tour.
Review submitted 18 Apr 2024

Edward · Traveled February 2024
Absolutely Awesome, Thank you to Mohammed (Jordan), Sam (Eygpt) and Intrepid
Review submitted 08 Mar 2024

Marie Gilberte · Traveled October 2023
Overall decebt itinerary. Would suggest a more experienced leader for Egypt. Better and cleaner accomodations. Half-day doing the feluccia would be sufficient. Other areas to visit in Egypt that were not included in this itinerary. More optional activities would be nice.
Review submitted 19 Nov 2023
Jordan & Egypt Uncovered
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