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Egypt & Jordan Adventure
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Until Jan 18 From Jan 18

A wide-ranging adventure showcasing the regions 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 its haggling in Cairos bustling bazaars or snapping a desert sunset, Egypt and Jordan will be etched into your memory like a hieroglyph.

  • Duration: 17 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, Off-road Auto & 4x4, Sightseeing, Walking Tour
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Budget%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 100%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: DPJA.A/201559
  • Starts: Cairo, Egypt
  • Finishes: Amman, Jordan
You will Visit
  • Cairo
  • Aswan
  • Kom Ombo
  • Luxor
  • Nuweiba
  • Aqaba
  • Wadi Rum
  • Wādī Mūsá
  • Petra
  • Mādabā
  • Amman

Itinerary

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Day 1: Cairo

Arrive at any time.
There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting.

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Day 2: Cairo/Aswan

Tour the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx before visiting the Egyptian Museum. Later, board an overnight train to Aswan.
Head straight to visit the pyramids and soak in the history of this fantastic site.

In the evening, board an overnight train to Aswan.

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Day 3: Aswan

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

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Day 4: Aswan

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

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Day 5: Aswan/Kom Ombo

Sail the Nile on a felucca (traditional boat) with a support boat. Sleep onboard under the stars.
Board the felucca (traditional boat) and spend the rest of the day out on the river and a night under the stars.

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Day 6: Kom Ombo/Luxor

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

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Day 7: Luxor/Cairo

Travel by donkey and visit the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Hatshepsut. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West Bank of the Nile. Overnight train to Cairo.
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.


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Day 8: Cairo

Enjoy a guided tour of Cairo, then visit Khan el-Khalili Bazaar.

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Day 9: Cairo/Nuweiba

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

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Day 10: Nuweiba

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

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Day 11: Nuweiba/Aqaba

Hop on a ferry from Nuweiba to Aqaba, Jordan.
Spend the morning at the beach before boarding the ferry to Jordan.

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Day 12: Aqaba/Wadi Rum

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


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Day 13: Wadi Rum/Wādī Mūsá

Visit Siq al-Barid (Little Petra) en route to Wadi Musa.
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 cafés playing Indiana Jones on loop.

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Day 14: Wādī Mūsá

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

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Day 15: Petra/Mādabā

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

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Day 16: Mādabā/Amman

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

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Day 17: Amman

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Local Living: Felucca Sail to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswan Local Living: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor Local Living: Bedouin Camp Overnight, Wadi Rum
    • Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx entrance and Egyptian Museum guided tour
    • Felucca overnight sailing excursion with support boat
    • Karnak 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
    • Islamic Cairo guided tour including Khan el-Khalili bazaar and Egyptian Museum
    • Beach time at the Red Sea
    • Wadi Rum jeep excursion
    • 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
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (12 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts), felucca (1 nt), desert camping (1 nt)
    • 16 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners
    Transport
    • Private air-con van, train, plane, felucca, donkey, ferry, 4x4 pickup truck
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour Highlights:
  • 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


Reviews (10)
Bradley P Posted on: 

The tour was well-organised, informative and fun in just the right amounts.

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Jeffrey F Posted on: 

The tour to Egypt and Jordan was a life changing experience. To see that many sites in that short of time would have been impossible if I had tried to travel solo. It was worth every cent spent to travel with G Adventures.

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Sonya W Posted on: 

The trip overall was excellent, the tour leader, Khaled was great. The tour group gelled really well together. I would gladly recommend G Adventures and travel with you again.

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Sheldon W Posted on: 

The tour allows you to see many things that you would normally not be able to arrange. Overall, it was an excellent overview of Egypt and Petra. And you had opportunity to experience many aspects of society that you would normally not be able to traveling alone or in very large groups.

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Donna T Posted on: 

I was very happy with the tour, especially with our guide Mamdoh. His knowledge made all the difference.

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Norma G Posted on: 

Well planned itinerary, covered the areas I really wanted to see. Without G Adventures pre-planning I could never have covered as much territory as I did in the time I was there.

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David S Posted on: 

Good overall balance of organized vs. optional vs. free time. Knowledgeable and competent guides.

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Line B Posted on: 

Our trip to Egypt and Jordan was fantastic. It was well organized in all aspects. Our guides were very knowledgeable, kind and helpful. I am still dreaming of our time in Abu Simbel and Petra.

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Irene H Posted on: 

The trip offered a refreshing experience, in two neighbouring Islamic countries that are somewhat culturally distinct from each other.

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David H Posted on: 

It was a great experience, somehow we managed to see and experience all the highlights of Egypt & Jordan. We had friendly and knowledgeable leaders, and I was lucky I think, to be part of a small group of 6 of very friendly and compatible people.

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