Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 1 - You'll have to walk around on your own, climb some stairs and carry your own bag. Easy does it.
Group Size: Max 15, avg 10
Meals Included: 16 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
Accommodations: Hotels (12 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts), felucca (1 nt), desert camping (1 nt).
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 in the Deiseh desert, marvel at the rock-cut architecture of Petra
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.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 9/30/2018
- 17 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Cairo||Day 1 Cairo|
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes: If this is your first visit to Cairo, we highly recommend that you book an airport transfer. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Aswan||Day 2 Cairo/Aswan (1B, 1D)|
Head straight to visit the pyramids and soak in the history of this fantastic site. In the evening, board an overnight train to Aswan. Included Activities: Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx Tour Egyptian Museum Visit Transport: Enjoy a comfortable twin-share compartment with bunk beds and lockable doors. The beds convert into seats when not in use and luggage is stored under the bottom bunk. Bedding is provided and there is a small wash basin with soap and a towel as well. Shared toilet facilities are at the end of each carriage. A simple "airline style" dinner is included. Non-alcoholic drinks are available to purchase and there is a bar car for socializing. Overnight train (beds) (12.00 hour(s))
|Day 3||Aswan||Day 3 Aswan (1B, 1D)|
Enjoy some free time in the morning to browse the souk or walk along the Nile. Later, board a felucca (boat) to reach Elephantine Island and visit a Nubian village. Walk around the small community then enjoy a delicious traditional dinner in a local home. Included Activities: Felucca Sail to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal
|Day 4||Aswan||Day 4 Aswan (1B)|
One of the most fascinating sights in the area is the Temple of Abu Simbel. Later, opt for a half-day tour to visit the Unfinished Obelisk, High Dam, and Philae Temple. Visit the modern Nubian Museum to learn more about the local people and culture.
|Day 5||Kom Ombo||Day 5 Aswan/Kom Ombo (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Board the felucca (traditional boat) and spend the rest of the day out on the river and a night under the stars. Included Activities: Felucca Overnight Sailing Excursion
|Day 6||Luxor||Day 6 Kom Ombo/Luxor (1B)|
Enjoy a guided visit to Kom Ombo Temple before driving to Luxor. En route, visit the temple of Karnak. Included Activities: Kom Ombo Temple Visit Karnak Temple Visit Transport: Stop en route to visit the Karnak Temple. Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 7||Cairo||Day 7 Luxor/Cairo (1B, 1L, 1D)|
Cross to the West Bank and travel by donkey. Visit the massive 18m (59ft)-high Colossi of Memnon, which is all that remains of an ancient temple. Descend down the narrow corridors and check out the tombs of the pharaohs at the Valley of the Kings. The Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut literally seems to rise out of the surrounding limestone outcrops. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West bank of the Nile before boarding an overnight train to Cairo. Additional Notes: If you have pre-booked the Valley of the Kings Hot Air Balloon Ride you will be flying today. Included Activities: Colossi of Memnon Visit Valley of the Kings, Temple of Hatshepsut, and Colossi of Memnon Visit Lunch with a Local Family Transport: Donkey Basic overnight train (beds) (9.00 hour(s))
|Day 8||Cairo||Day 8 Cairo (1B)|
Enjoy a guided tour of Cairo, then visit Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. Included Activities: Islamic Cairo Guided Tour Khan el-Khalili Bazaar Orientation Walk
|Day 9||Nuweiba||Day 9 Cairo/Nuweiba (1B)|
Travel to Nuweiba. Opt to snorkel in the Red Sea or relax on the beach. Transport: Plane (1.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.50-3.00 hours)
|Day 10||Nuweiba||Day 10 Nuweiba (1B)|
Enjoy a free day to explore Nuweiba or take an excursion to Mt Sinai.
|Day 11||Aqaba||Day 11 Nuweiba/Aqaba (1B)|
Spend the morning at the beach before boarding the ferry to Jordan. Additional Notes: The Egyptian CEO will assist with departure proceedings and help get you on board. The 1.5 hr ferry ride will be unescorted and your Jordanian CEO will be waiting in the arrivals hall to assist with entrance to Jordan. Included Activities: Border Crossing (Egypt - Jordan) Transport: The ferry is quite comfortable, and has air conditioning and airline-style seats. The journey itself should take only 1.5 hrs, but the ferry is often delayed and wait times can be up to 3-4 hrs. Ferry (1.50-5.50 hours)
|Day 12||Wadi Rum||Day 12 Aqaba/Wadi Rum (1B, 1D)|
Spend the morning in Aqaba before setting off for Wadi Rum, a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and the largest and most magnificent of Jordans desert landscapes. Head deep into the desert by 4x4, stopping at famous landmarks along the way. Arrive at the tented camp in time for a traditional meal. Learn more about this ancient culture. Included Activities: Wadi Rum 4x4 Excursion Bedouin Camp Overnight
|Day 13||Wadi Musa||Day 13 Wadi Rum/Wadi Musa (1B)|
Pack up from the Bedouin camp and head for Wadi Musa, home to the famous city of Petra. En route, visit Siq al-Barid, known as Little Petra. Upon arrival, spend time walking in the small city or seeking out one of the many caFes playing Indiana Jones on loop. Included Activities: Siq al-Barid (Little Petra) Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 14||Wadi Musa||Day 14 Wadi Musa (1B)|
Walk through the narrow canyon that forms the dramatic entrance to the city (the Siq), around the final corner, and lay eyes on the dramatic faCade of the Treasury building. Learn a brief history of the city and walk approximately 25km (15.5 mi) to cover the entire site. Return to Wadi Musa in the late afternoon, or continue exploring on your own. Included Activities: Petra Guided Tour
|Day 15||Madaba||Day 15 Petra/Madaba (1B)|
Depart early for the first stop, Shobak Castle. Continue on to explore Karak Castle, built during the Crusades. Later, visit Mt Nebo. Learn the ancient history of this spot and check out the incredible views. Continue on to Madaba to see the famous Byzantine mosaics, dating back to the 6th century. Included Activities: Shobak Castle Visit Karak Castle Guided Visit Mt Nebo Visit Madaba Mosaics Guided Tour Transport: Spend the day sightseeing along the way to Madaba. Private Vehicle (10.00 hour(s))
|Day 16||Amman||Day 16 Madaba/Amman (1B)|
Head out to the Dead Sea, a lake so salty nothing can live in its waters. Spend some time at one of the resorts with time for bobbing like a cork in the buoyant water, covering yourself in healing mud, or just lounging on the beach. After lunch, travel to Amman with free time to explore. Included Activities: Dead Sea Visit Transport: Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (2.00 hour(s))
|Day 17||Amman||Day 17 Amman (1B)|
Depart at any time.
Local Flights: N/A
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