A comprehensive 16-day Jordan and Egypt tour covering all the famed hot-spots around the region.
Starting in Amman, one of the oldest cities in the world, discover the marvelous ruins and history of Jordanian capital. Witness the world-famous beauty of the Wadi Rum desert and Petra, the crown jewel. Visit Dead Sea for a short float and fly off to Egypt for the Pyramids, followed by many ancient temples around Aswan and Luxor as you sail down the Nile on your felucca.
Spend two nights onboard a traditional Egyptian Felucca Sailboat
Embark on an epic Jordanian adventure, from wandering through Amman’s markets to Jeep Safaris, traditional campfire dinners in Wadi Rum
Tick off incredible wonders of the new and ancient world with your expert local guides; including the Lost City of Petra and the Great Pyramids
Visit the Red Sea resort of Dahab
Explore the must-see destinations of Jordan and Egypt on this 16-day tour filled with history, culture and adventure
Welcome to Jordan! Keep your eyes peeled at Amman airport for your transfer to the hotel. Freshen up and meet in the lobby around 6:00pm for an informal meeting with your guide and other tour members. Afterwards you have free time to start exploring vibrant Amman or go out for an optional group dinner.
Fill up on breakfast before a big day exploring. Follow your guide on an included city tour through Amman with included visits to the Citadel and Amphitheatre. Next up, make tracks towards Ajloun to visit the castle ruins and impressive ancient city of Jerash. Filled with stunning sights of Greco-Roman ruins, the area has been inhabited since the Bronze Age! Return to Amman in the evening.
Today we will make tracks for our campsite in Wadi Rum Desert. Enjoy free time to explore and relax or join an optional camel trek through the otherworldly desert landscapes. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Jordanian dinner under the stars. Followed by music and dance around the campfire as we get to know the locals of Wadi Rum!
Kick off the day with an included Jeep safari through the incredibly vast and rocky landscapes of the desert. In the afternoon, farewell Wadi Rum as we head towards the Lost City of Petra! Recognised as one of the amazing 7 Wonders of the World, the city of Petra is a serious sight to behold, carved from rose-coloured rock. Enjoy free time on arrival in Petra to relax and unpack before an optional Petra by Night tour in the evening for a magical first glimpse of the ancient city lit by over 1,5000 glimmering candles.
Get your cameras ready for a full day exploring all the sights of Petra. Be sure to pack comfortable shoes as there will be plenty of walking today. Follow your guide as they lead you towards the inner city to the Paraoh’s Castle, Triumphal Arch, Amphitheatre, Siq, Treasury and plenty more. Learn fascinating stories about the rediscovery of this ancient city lost in time.
Location: Shobak Castle - Montreal, Dead Sea, Amman
Accommodation Name: Ibis Hotel - 3 Star
Fill up on breakfast before a jam-packed day! First up we’ll visit the Shobak Castle, the first Crusader fortress in the territory of East Jordan (Oultrejourdain). Learn from your guide about the history of these ruins built in 1115. Then, hop back on board the coach as we head towards the lowest point of dry land on Earth – the Dead Sea! Also known as ‘Sea of Salt’, the Dead Sea is hundreds of metres below sea level and holds incredibly salty water that keeps you afloat! Throw on your swimsuit, cover yourself in a cleansing mud bath and jump into the salty sea to bathe in the natural minerals! Tonight, we’ll return to Amman.
Set your alarms for 7.30am and fill up on plenty of breakfast before a big day exploring Egypt’s iconic Ancient Wonder of the World — the Pyramids and Sphinx! Follow your guide for a tour across the ancient site to learn about the 4,600-year-old wonders. After everyone has had their dose of awe, we’ll head out to Sakkara to see the iconic step pyramid built in 2700 B.C. Later in the afternoon, board an overnight sleeper train to Aswan.
Wake up in Aswan, ready to explore on a city tour with your local guide. Visit the Unfinished Obelisk for a look into the incredible building methods used to create the four-sided, hallmark monuments that are placed at the entrances of Egyptian temples. Take some time to walk along the 42-metre-long lying bed of granite and learn about its significance from your guide. Visit the Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis, divine mother of the pharaohs. The temple is set beautifully on an island in the middle of the Nile. We will then arrive at the hotel for check in at 5.30pm with the option to join a traditional Nubian dinner in the evening.
Enjoy a free morning to explore Aswan and the banks of the Nile River at your own pace. If you are feeling up to it in the afternoon, join the optional trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Abu Simbel. It is a must-do for all keen historians! Then we will hop on board the traditional Felucca sailboat and embark on our 2-night cruise down the Nile River.
Today is a chill-day sailing down the Nile, watching beautiful scenery and waving to the locals and fishermen. Whilst absorbing the stunning temples along the coast, sit back and enjoy the relaxing breeze. Have a dip in the Nile, play volleyball with the local kids and prepare for a local feast on the riverbanks as you watch the sunset with a cold drink in hand.
Accommodation Name: Steigenberger Nile palace Hotel – 5 Star
Time to bid farewell to our lovely felucca as we hop back onboard the coach and drive north towards Kom Ombo. Visit the Kom Ombo Temple, dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek. Next stop will be Edfu, home to one of the largest and best-preserved temples in Egypt. Dedicated to the falcon god Horus, the temple was built over 180-years from 237 BC to 57 BC. We’ll arrive in Luxor in the late afternoon, before checking out the Luxor Temple in the evening. Explore the dim-light temple after dark and learn from your guide of the temple complexes ancient history, dating back to the 14th century B.C.
The West bank of the Nile River awaits you! Follow your guide to the Valley of the Kings, also known as the ‘City of the Dead’, home to fancy royal tombs carved into desert rocks and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. Next up, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and Colossi of Memnon. Not to forget, a visit to the vast Karnak Temple Complex, one of the most important religious centres of Ancient Egypt with its marvellous temples. Your Egyptologist guide will enlighten you with the most intriguing stories and mythologies from the temple complex. Feeling adventurous? Take to the skies on an optional hot air balloon ride over Luxor. In the evening, board an overnight sleeper train to Luxor.
Wake up well rested as your overnight sleeper train pulls into Cairo!
The journey continues with one of the most important museums dedicated to the ancient world – Egyptian Museum of Cairo. Home to over 120,000 ancient Egyptian relics and antiquities, this place will leave you in awe! Then, roam around Cairo stopping by the Citadel of Saladin and the world-famous Khan el-Khalili bazaar. Make sure to wear your haggling hats and brace for the mayhem!
Early in the morning, we make our way to Dahab Paradise! Relax and unwind next to the cooling Red Sea. Here, you can do a myriad of activities including swimming, snorkeling, diving, camel treks, jeep safaris and more. This evening, you can join optional BBQ dinner prepared by local Bedouins into the mountains of Dahab.
Have your final breakfast on us and start bidding farewells to your travel mates before checking out of the hotel in Dahab (11:00am).
A/C coach or mini-bus, Felucca, 4X4 Jeep in Wadi Rum, flight between Jordan & Egypt
Arrival and departure transfers in Jordan, arrival transfer in Cairo.
From the Airport to Travel Talk hotel on day 1
Train ( Sleeper Cabin )
2 overnight trains from Cairo to Aswan and Luxor to Cairo (Private 2 berth)
International Flight between Amman and Cairo.
Services of experienced guide licenced by the Ministry of Tourism
Services of experienced Eqyptologist guides and local tour leaders in Jordan
15 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
5 & 4 star hotels and Felucca in Egypt, 4 & 3 star hotels, and desert camp in Jordan
What's Not Included
Items of a personnel nature
Sights and museums
Tipping and Gratuities
Other services not stated in the itinerary
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