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Discover Egypt & Jordan

15 Days | Travel across the sands of time through Egypt and Jordan

4.8 out of 5 based on 45 reviews submitted.
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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.

Trip overview

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Start
Cairo, Egypt
Finish
Madaba, Jordan
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Jordan, Egypt
Physical rating
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Style
Original
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 14
Trip code
XESPC
This trip generates 42 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
  • 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. 

Is this trip right for you?
  • Before booking on this trip we recommend that you read the ‘Safety’ section of the Essential Trip Information regarding special safety considerations for Egypt trips.
  • 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.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners

Transport

Private Vehicle, Felucca, Jeep, Overnight sleeper train, Plane

Accommodation

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

Activities
  • Cairo - Khan al-Khalili bazaar visit
  • Cairo - Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum
  • Cairo - The Egyptian Museum headset
  • Aswan - Nubian Village Visit and Dinner
  • Nile - Felucca overnight sailing trip
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple (entrance fee)
  • Luxor - Colossi of Memnon
  • Luxor - Valley of the Kings (entrance to 3 tombs)
  • Luxor - Family visit & home-cooked lunch
  • Wadi Rum - Bedouin Desert Camp
  • Aqaba - Leader-lead Walking Tour
  • Wadi Rum - Bonfire Talk with the Sheik
  • Wadi Rum - Guided hike
  • Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari
  • Petra - Leader-led tour of Petra
  • Petra - Two-Day Pass
  • Kerak - Castle visit
  • Mt Nebo - Site visit
  • Dead Sea - Swimming opportunity
  • Jerash - Roman ruins
  • Madaba - St Georges Church
Add on activities
  • Cairo - The Citadel (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Cairo - Coptic Museum (entrance fee) - EGP230
  • Cairo - Islamic Art Museum (entrance fee) - EGP270
  • Cairo - Sufi Dance Khan al-Khalili (entrance fee) - EGP125
  • Cairo - Saqqara and Memphis Afternoon Tour - USD82
  • 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
  • Aswan - Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple - USD55
  • Aswan - Philae Temple (entrance fee) - EGP450
  • Aswan - High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD35
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Tour (minimum 2 persons) - USD45
  • Aswan - Philae Temple Sound & Light Show Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD55
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel Tour (minimum 4 people) - USD110
  • Aswan - Abu Simbel by Air - subject to availability - from - USD450
  • Aswan - Tomb of the Nobles (entrance fee) - EGP150
  • Luxor - Luxor Temple (entrance fee) - EGP400
  • Luxor - Luxor Museum (entrance fee) - EGP300
  • Luxor - Mummification Museum (entrance fee) - EGP200
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD45
  • Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound & Light Show Tour - USD45
  • Luxor - Tomb of Tutankhamun (entrance fee) - EGP500
  • Luxor - Hatshepsut Temple - EGP360
  • Luxor - Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP180
  • Luxor - Medinat Habu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP200
  • Luxor - Deir el Madina -Entry Fee - EGP200
  • Luxor - Tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP2000
  • Luxor - West Bank; additional site (Min 2 customers)-Entry/Guiding-p/p - EGP300
  • Luxor - Hot Air Balloon over the Valley of the Kings - USD130
  • Amman - King Abdullah I Mosque (entrance fee) - JOD2
  • Amman - Roman Theatre (entrance fee) - JOD2
  • Amman - Citadel (entrance fee) - JOD3
  • Madaba - Al-Maghtas Bethany Baptism site (entrance fee) - JOD12
  • Amman - Jordan Archaeological Museum (entrance fee) - JOD3
  • Petra - Petra By Night - JOD17

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Important notes

1. This trip starts in Cairo on Day 1 at 4 pm. This allows time after the welcome meeting to explore Khan al-Khalili bazaar.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement excludes Day 2,7 (Sleeper Train), Day 5 (Nile Felucca) and Day 9,10 (Desert Camp) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.
3. This trip has an international flight included, luggage restrictions of 23kg checked and 7kg cabin apply on this flight.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 45 reviews submitted.
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michael · Traveled January 2024
I already wrote a review fir the Egypt leg
Review submitted 24 Jan 2024

Allison · Traveled November 2023
Egypt is a dream come true destination! It’s more than just the pyramids. It’s the food, the people, the landscapes. I cannot recommend this tour enough! In fact, I wish I a longer tour with more days to experience this rich culture! Intrepid is so well organized and has activities I never knew I’d get to experiment, like getting home cooked meal by a Nubian family and sleeping on a felucca boat on the Nile. You need to do this tour!!
Review submitted 27 Nov 2023

Sahil · Traveled November 2023
THE TRIP IS A MUST! Great tour leader! Great activities and moments! My girlfriend and I had the time of our lives. It was truly a memory we will forever cherish. I cannot rave enough about how thankful I am for this trip and how much I recommend it!
Review submitted 27 Nov 2023

Courtney · Traveled November 2023
The visit to Egypt and Jordan was fantastic. It hit all the highlights and I would highly recommend the experience.
Review submitted 01 Dec 2023

Tamara · Traveled November 2023
Discovery of Egypt and Jordan: Great trip with lots of highlights and Mohsen (Egypt) and Mohammed (Jordan). We have some great memories and lots of pictures. The trips were more than I expected and both guides made the trip safe and very enjoyable to learn about both countries.
Review submitted 26 Nov 2023
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