Egypt & Jordan Adventure

17 days,Cairo to Amman

Discover ancient civilizations and architectural wonders, relax at the Red Sea, enjoy an overnight felucca journey with support boat, bargain in bazaars, camp in a Bedouin tent, marvel at the rock-cut architecture of Petra

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A wide-ranging adventure showcasing the region’s natural wonders and fascinating cultures, offering the perfect combination of guided excursions and free time to explore at your own pace. Our expert local leaders will share with you the archaeological and historical secrets of the ancient sites of Petra, Luxor and the Great Pyramids of Giza. Whether it’s haggling in Cairo’s bustling bazaars or snapping a desert sunset, Egypt and Jordan will be etched into your memory like a hieroglyph.

What's Included

  • Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx entrance and guided tour
  • Nubian village visit and traditional dinner
  • Felucca overnight sailing excursion with support boat
  • Edfu and Kom Ombo temples entrance and guided tour
  • Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings guided visit and donkey ride
  • Colossi of Memnon visit
  • Traditional meal with local family (Luxor)
  • Planeterra-supported library and community centre visit
  • Islamic Cairo guided tour including Khan el-Khalili bazaar and Egyptian Museum
  • Beach time at the Red Sea
  • Wadi Rum jeep excursion
  • Bedouin camp overnight with local meals
  • Petra day pass and local guide
  • Shobak and Karak castles visit
  • Madaba mosaics guided tour
  • Dead Sea visit
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 16 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners. (Allow USD285-375 for meals not included.)
  • Private air-con van, train, felucca, donkey, ferry, 4x4 pickup truck
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 10
  • Hotels (12 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts), felucca (1 nt), desert camping (1 nt).

Day 1Cairo

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Cairo/Aswan(1B, 1D)

Tour the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx before boarding an overnight train to Aswan.

Day 3Aswan(1B, 1D)

Explore Aswan before visiting a Nubian village and enjoying a home-cooked dinner with a local family.

Day 4Aswan(1B)

Spend the day exploring Aswan. Opt to visit the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel.

Day 5Aswan/Kom Ombo(1B, 1L, 1D)

Sail the Nile on a felucca (traditional boat) with a support boat. Sleep onboard under the stars.

Day 6Kom Ombo/Luxor(1B)

Enjoy a guided visit Kom Ombo Temple before driving to Luxor. En route, visit the temple of Edfu.

Day 7Luxor/Cairo(1B, 1L, 1D)

Travel by donkey and visit the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Hatshepsut. Opt to visit the Temple of Karnak and Luxor Museum. After, visit the Planeterra-supported library and community education centre – feel free to bring along books in English or Arabic to donate. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West Bank of the Nile. Overnight train to Cairo.

Day 8Cairo(1B)

Enjoy a guided tour of Cairo, then visit Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and the Egyptian Museum.

Day 9Cairo/Nuweiba(1B)

Travel to Nuweiba. Opt to snorkel in the Red Sea or relax on the beach.

Day 10Nuweiba(1B)

Enjoy a free day to explore Nuweiba or take an excursion to Mt Sinai.

Day 11Nuweiba/Aqaba(1B)

Hop a ferry from Nuweiba to Aqaba, Jordan.

Day 12Aqaba/Wadi Rum(1B, 1D)

Head out for a 4x4 excursion during the day before a traditional dinner and overnight stay at a Bedouin desert camp in Wadi Rum.

Day 13Wadi Rum/Wādī Mūsá(1B)

Visit Siq al-Barid (Little Petra) en route to Wadi Musa.

Day 14Wādī Mūsá(1B)

Start out early for a guided visit to Petra. It's easy to spend hours wandering through this massive 'Rose City'.

Day 15Petra/Mādabā(1B)

Visit Shobak and Karak castles, Mt Nebo, and take a guided tour of the Madaba mosaics.

Day 16Mādabā/Amman(1B)

Opt to swim in the Dead Sea then explore some of the capital city's highlights.

Day 17Amman(1B)

Depart at any time.

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