Discover Egypt & Jordan – Intrepid

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Discover Egypt & Jordan – Intrepid

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

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.

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.

Expired on Sunday December 22nd, 2024

Expired on Sunday December 22nd, 2024

Day 1: Cairo

Welcome to Egypt! Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 4 pm this afternoon. For those arriving early, why not take a walk to get your bearings of the neighbourhood, or escape the hustle and bustle and explore the Christian Coptic sector. After your important meeting, head out with your new travel buddies and discover Khan al-Khalili Bazaar, located in Cairo's Islamic centre. This traditional souk is a labyrinth of narrow alleys lined with local merchants; a perfect place to get introduced to daily Egyptian life.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals
There are no meals included on this day.

Included activities
Cairo - Khan al-Khalili bazaar visit

Add on activities
Cairo - The Citadel (entrance fee) - EGP300
Cairo - Coptic Museum (entrance fee) - EGP150
Cairo - Islamic Art Museum (entrance fee) - EGP180
Cairo - Sufi Dance Khan al-Khalili (entrance fee) - EGP125
Cairo - Saqqara and Memphis Afternoon Tour - USD82

Special information
It’s very important that you attend the welcome meeting as we will be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this time. If you are going to be late please let your travel agent or hotel reception know. Ask reception or look for a note in the lobby for more information on where the meeting will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).

If you are arriving early then check out the range of local day tours offered by our sister company Urban Adventures. https://www.urbanadventures.com/destination/Cairo-tours. Book on line OR contact our local team +201096811067 for further assistance with pre tour activities.

This morning, head to Giza –home to some of the world’s most iconic sights. Approach the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx by camel, with panoramic views across the dunes. Explore these structures that have stood tall for 4500 years, and for an additional charge you may be able to go inside the Great Pyramid of Khufu, although occasionally it may be closed to visitors. Afterwards, make your way to the Egyptian Museum – home to one of the world's great collections of antiquities. Wander the treasure-filled halls of the museum, and make sure to check out the optional Mummies Hall for a close encounter with some of the country’s most important queens and pharaohs. Later in the evening, meet your leader and travel to the nearby train station, where you will board an overnight sleeper train bound for Aswan (approximately 13 hours).

Accommodation
Overnight sleeper train (1 night)

Meals
Breakfast
Dinner

Included activities
Cairo - Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
Cairo - The Egyptian Museum
Cairo - The Egyptian Museum headset

Add on activities
Cairo - The Great Pyramid of Cheops (entrance fee) - EGP600
Cairo - The 2nd Pyramid of Khafre (entrance fee) - EGP100
Cairo - The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization & The Royal Mummy Room (entrance fee) - EGP200
Cairo - Solar Boat Museum (entrance fee) - EGP100

Special information
The inside thoroughfares of the Pyramids of Giza are very small and very warm, so for those suffering from claustrophobia it is not recommended. Please note that you'll be required to walk around the Pyramids complex. It can be very hot in the summer months, so be prepared for little shade and pack appropriate clothing, sun protection, and carry lots of water. Please note that there is an additional EGP 50 fee to take photos in the museum.

The Nile, Elephantine Island and white-sailed feluccas. Welcome to Aswan – Egypt's southernmost city. Its easy-going charm is due in no small part to its large Nubian population. Today is a free day so take the opportunity to see such Aswan sites as the unfinished obelisk or the High Dam. The Nubian Bazaar is a must, while the excellent Nubian Museum is top of many visitors’ lists. Highly recommended is the beautiful Temple of Isis (the Goddess of health, marriage and wisdom) that was rescued from the rising waters of the Nile and relocated on Philae Island. The waterfront promenade, or Aswan's Corniche, runs alongside one of Nile's most appealing stretches and is the perfect place to stop for a mint tea. This evening you’ll experience modern Nubian culture first-hand with a visit to a nearby village. You’ll join a local Nubian family for a memorable dinner and get an unforgettable insight into the daily life of the local people.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals
Breakfast
Dinner

Included activities
Aswan - Nubian Village Visit and Dinner

Add on activities
Aswan - Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple - USD40
Aswan - Philae Temple (entrance fee) - EGP300
Aswan - High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD35
Aswan - Philae Temple Tour - USD30
Aswan - Philae Temple Sound & Light Show Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD40

Special information
Optional Activities mentioned today are for entry only OR for organised tour programmes facilitated by your Group Leader. In the past we have found that this suits most of our travellers. If you prefer to do your own thing, transport to sites are available and your leader can assist with organising this.

Today perhaps head out of Aswan and book in to visit stunning Abu Simbel this morning. With the four gargantuan statues of Ramses guarding the Great Temple, carved directly out of the mountain on the west bank of the Nile, this is one of Egypt's most memorable sights. Please note this optional activity has a very early start (but it’s totally worth it). There’s two ways to get there – a 40-minute flight, or renting a minivan with your group and leaving very early. The journey by land is 3 -4 hours each way, with an early departure from Aswan at 4 am. Instead, you could take a sailboat ride around the islands in a traditional felucca, stopping off at the botanical gardens on Kitchener's Island. Your tour leader will be on hand to help you arrange any excursions. Otherwise, simply relax and take in the beauty of the Nile or do some shopping in the local bazaar.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals
Breakfast

Add on activities
Aswan - Abu Simbel Tour (minimum 4 people) - USD110
Aswan - Abu Simbel by Air - subject to availability - from - USD380

Special information
Your group leader will offer to organise the optional excursion to Abu Simbel by minivan for your group. This excursion will be limited to your group members only. If you would like to fly to Abu Simbel or join an alternative excursion, please discuss options with your leader there are many join in tours sold but be aware group sizes may vary.

Flights can be booked online through EgyptAir, and prices vary throughout the season, depending on the day of the week you fly and how far in advance you book, but expect to pay between USD 270-350. Due to the southerly location, it's recommended to book the earliest flight possible and visit Abu Simbel as close to sunrise to avoid the heat. Your Leader may be able to reserve a flight for you subject to availability.

With some free time this morning, perhaps head down and grab a motor boat out to the Tomb of the Nobles or stock up on snacks for your evening on the Nile. Board your included felucca journey just before lunch and spend the afternoon out on the river, watching Egyptian daily life play out on the banks, then spend a night under the stars. Your Nubian sailing crew provides all the meals which are hearty and delicious. Being a traditional wooden boat with broad canvas sails, your felucca offers some shade and protection from the elements. However, there is no cabin or enclosed section. Nonetheless, watching the sun setting across the Nile in the evening is a sight you won't forget. This is the absolute highlight of the trip for many, especially with some local Nubian entertainment from your crew.

Accommodation
Felucca (1 night)

Meals
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Included activities
Nile - Felucca overnight sailing trip

Add o activities
Aswan - Tomb of the Nobles (entrance fee) - EGP60

Special information
Conditions will be basic during your felucca trip. If you are prepared for this, you’re sure to have a memorable adventure. You'll sleep outside on the deck of the felucca on a mattress. While blankets are provided, a sleeping sheet or sleeping bag is recommended. During the colder months (October to March) temperatures can get as low as 5°C at night.

Slight alterations may have to be made to the Nile itinerary throughout the year, depending on winds and currents. As the felucca is a sailing craft without any outboard engine, if there's no wind you won't travel very far. The felucca does have a shared bathroom facility onboard. While feluccas do have mosquito nets when required, we do recommend insect repellent for your day on the Nile.

This morning, say goodbye to your Nubian friends and take a private van to the ‘open-air museum’ of Luxor (approximately 3.5 hours travel time). From the spectacular temple complex of Karnak to the Valley of the Kings, Luxor is full of wonderfully preserved reminders of the Pharaohs. On the way, there's the option to visit either the unique mirror-image design of the Temple of Kom Ombo, or the beautifully preserved Temple of Edfu. This afternoon you will explore the magnificent Karnak Temple, which is perhaps the most impressive of all the ancient Pharaohs' monumental works. One of the world's most celebrated temple complexes, Karnak is a house of the gods built over a period of some 200 years. The rest of the day will be free to relax, shop in the bazaar, which is open until quite late, or perhaps experience the atmosphere of a local teahouse.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals
Breakfast

Included activities
Luxor - Karnak Temple (entrance fee)

Add on activities
Edfu - Edfu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP300
Luxor - Luxor Temple (entrance fee) - EGP260
Luxor - Luxor Museum (entrance fee) - EGP200
Luxor - Mummification Museum (entrance fee) - EGP140
Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) - USD35
Aswan - Kom Ombo Temple (entrance fee) - EGP240
Luxor - Karnak Temple Sound & Light Show Tour - USD35

Special information
You will disembark your Felucca at a point between Aswan and Luxor which will be dependent on sailing winds. You will then continue to Luxor by private mini van. It may not be possible to visit Edfu or Kom Ombo Temples depending on wind and timing, please discuss with your Tour Leader.

Optional Activities mentioned today are for entry only OR for organised tour programmes facilitated by your Group Leader. In the past we have found that this suits most of our travellers. If you prefer to do your own thing, transport to sites are available and your leader can assist with organising this.

This is an exhaustive list and it may not be possible to do all of the mentioned activities due to timing. We recommend discussing with your Leader what your free time priorities are.

Today you’ll hop in a private minivan and discover some of the wonder of ancient Thebes. Your first stop is the Colossi of Memnon – two 17-metre-high statues on Luxor's west bank. Carved from granite blocks, they represent the Pharaoh Amenhotep III and were once part of an impressive colonnade. Continue on to the spectacular royal burial site of the Valley of the Kings. Buried under the arid hills here are over 60 richly decorated tombs of pharaohs. With your leader, explore this sprawling and spectacular place, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom (16th to 11th century BC) were secretly interred for all eternity, and where discoveries are still being made. Your group leader will explain the history and legends of these remarkable people, and the significance of the many paintings and hieroglyphics. Afterwards, join a local family for lunch to try some traditional home cooking. The rest of your afternoon is free to explore – with the Luxor Museum a great place to visit. Keep in mind that tonight you’ll board an overnight sleeper train from Luxor back to Cairo (approximately 10 hours).

Accommodation
Overnight sleeper train (1 night)

Meals
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Included activities
Luxor - Colossi of Memnon
Luxor - Valley of the Kings (entrance to 3 tombs)

Add on activities
Luxor - Tomb of Tutankhamun (entrance fee) - EGP300
Luxor - Hatshepsut Temple - EGP160
Luxor - Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP100
Luxor - Medinat Habu Temple (entrance fee) - EGP100
Luxor - Deir el Madina -Entry Fee - EGP140
Luxor - Tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) - EGP1400
Luxor - West Bank; additional site (Min 2 customers)-Entry/Guiding-p/p - EGP300
Luxor - Hot Air Balloon over the Valley of the Kings - USD130

Special information
Please note, there is an additional EGP 300 fee to take photos in the Valley of the Kings.

It is possible to do a hot air balloon over the Valley of the Kings and the Temples of antiquities on the West Bank. Your Leader can reserve this service for you. We use Dream Balloons in Luxor. Pick up will be from your hotel between 0430 and 0500; balloon capacity is 16-25; Cameras are prohibited in the basket but cell phones are allowed. Activity is subject to weather conditions. Payment by card is possible and will attract a 3% bank service fee.

Optional Activities mentioned today are for entry only OR for organised tour programmes facilitated by your Group Leader. In the past we have found that this suits most of our travellers. If you prefer to do your own thing, transport to sites are available and your leader can assist with organising this.

Today you will farewell Egypt and take a short flight to Jordan. This flight is currently scheduled for the afternoon to allow for delays from the overnight train.

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your Amman hotel, where your Jordanian Group Leader will be waiting for you. There may also be new group members joining the trip in Jordan.

Welcome to Jordan, cosmopolitan and contemporary, yet steeped in biblical history. Tonight consider a visit to Rainbow Street where you will hear “Welcome to Jordan” from the locals, and maybe pick up a coffee from one of the cafés and partner it with an ara’yes, a toastie filled with spicy mincemeat.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals
Breakfast

Special information
As this is a combination trip, your group leader and the composition of your group will change at this location. There will be a group meeting to discuss the next stage of your itinerary and meet your new fellow travellers.

This morning, you’ll leave Amman and head to Aqaba – the only coastal city offering a pocket of beach in this otherwise landlocked country. On arrival you’ll get a chance to explore the bustling market and walk along the beach on a guided walking tour with your group leader. Then you’ve got a couple of hours under your belt to explore this city at your own leisure, you might like to go snorkelling in the Red Sea, explore the local markets further or simply chill out and relax by the water. Then, you’ll leave for Wadi Rum and arrive just in time for dinner. Tonight, you’ll get a chance to sit down with the sheik of the local Bedouin tribe and get a glimpse into what life is like living in this desert environment. You’ll sleep in a simple Bedouin desert camp this evening, with the choice of sleeping under a camel hair tent or out under the stars. Enjoy dinner cooked in an earthen oven by your Bedouin hosts. Meaning ‘desert dwellers’ in Arabic, the Bedouins are a semi-nomadic people, and in Jordan up to 40 per cent of the general population is thought to have Bedouin ancestry. Conditions are basic at the desert camp, but the hospitality of your hosts as well as the chance to sleep beneath the twinkling desert night sky will surely make up for it.

Accommodation
Desert camp (1 night)

Meals
Breakfast
Dinner

Included activities
Wadi Rum - Bedouin Desert Camp
Aqaba - Leader-lead Walking Tour
Wadi Rum - Bonfire Talk with the Sheik

Special information
Today’s total travel time is approximately 5 hours.

For tonight’s camp, a mattress and blankets are provided. Please be aware that while the desert may be very hot during the day, it will still be cool at night. So, warm clothes and a sleeping bag are highly recommended when travelling outside of the summer months. Western-style toilet facilities are available, as well as solar panel showers.

After waking up in the unique surrounds of the camp this morning, head out on a hike around the area (approximately 12 to 15 kilometres), with a stop for tea and a lunch break. You might scale one of the large sand dunes for sensational views of the valley – the perfect chance to snap some unbelievable pictures. Explore the distinctive rock formations and bask in its eerie silence. Wadi Rum is probably best known for its connection with the enigmatic British officer T E Lawrence, who was based here during the Great Arab Revolt of 1917–18. This afternoon, gear up for half-day jeep safari through some of the most striking desert scenery on the planet. Wadi Rum is full of weird and wonderful lunar-like rock formations, and traces of ancient civilisations can be seen in the many carved inscriptions found throughout the area – from pictographs to Thamudic, Nabataean and Arabic texts. The most enduring monuments in Wadi Rum are those carved by nature – the natural rock bridges, towering rose-coloured sand dunes and scattered rocky peaks. After an action-packed afternoon, tonight is yours to enjoy the traditional Bedouin hospitality and the clear night skies of the desert.

Accommodation
Desert camp (1 night)

Meals
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Included activities
Wadi Rum - Guided hike
Wadi Rum - Bedouin Desert Camp
Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari

Special information
The duration and length of today’s hike can vary depending on the weather and the group’s ability. Please make sure you have appropriate, sturdy, comfortable footwear for this trek. If you don’t want to participate in the hike, you can always spend some more time around the Bedouin Camp.

This morning you'll leave your desert camp, taking 4WDs to the main entrance of Petra, which is opposite the Seven Pillars of Wisdom – the mountain named after Lawrence of Arabia’s book. The visitor's centre here is also a great spot to buy some jewelry and handicrafts, mostly made by a women's co-operative aimed at supporting local industries. Then, continue your journey to the fabled city of Petra by private vehicle. The site remained unknown to the wider world until 1812 when it was visited by Johann Ludwig Burckhardt – a Swiss explorer. In 1985, Petra was designated a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site. Spend the afternoon on a guided tour of Petra. Squeeze through a mile-long narrow path, known as the Siq, through huge towers of rock and get your first glimpse of the iconic Treasury complex. It’s amazing to think that this enormous, intricate building entrance was hand-carved out of the rock.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals
Breakfast

Included activities
Petra - Leader-led tour of Petra
Petra - 2 day entrance pass

Special information
Today’s total drive time is approximately 2 hours.

A two-day entrance pass to Petra is included. Please note that when entering Petra as a group, a complimentary horse ride is included in the ticket price from the entrance point down to the Siq. Intrepid doesn't recommend that you take this option due to the safety and insurance liability involved. Please note a lot of walking is required to see all the sites and viewpoints of Petra. A basic level of fitness will enhance your enjoyment of your visit.

Enjoy a free day of self-discovery as you explore Petra on your own today – free to wander as you wish. The site is surprisingly big, and so it is up to you to choose your own route around the complex. You could explore the old Roman road, other smaller temples and several old tombs, as well as the rock-hewn amphitheatre. For those who are feeling a bit more active, there's the challenging but highly rewarding 1-hour walk up the steps to the secluded yet stunning Monastery.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals
Breakfast

Add on activities
Petra - Petra By Night - JOD17

Special information
Please note the optional Petra by Night tour runs Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, departing from the Petra visitor center at 830pm

Today you’ll traverse the King's Highway to the historic crusader castle of Kerak, which stands on a cliff overlooking Wadi Karak and the Dead Sea in the distance (approximately 2.5 hours). You’ll have time to explore the ruins and discover the legends of centuries-old battles. Pack your swim gear as next you can wash off the dust in the Dead Sea – the lowest point on Earth (420 metres below sea level). This super-salty lake is a perfect place to spend some time relaxing and float your worries away. For those who are game, why not cover yourself from head to toe in a nutrient-rich natural mineral mud bath. Continue to Mt Nebo – the spot where the prophet Moses is said to have seen the ‘promised land’ and where he’s supposedly buried. Explore this sanctuary and view the remarkable mosaics of the fourth-century church. Afterwards, continue to Madaba, famous for its Ottoman-style houses and beautiful Byzantine-era mosaics, including the acclaimed sixth-century mosaic map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land at St George's Church. Other mosaic masterpieces from the fifth to seventh centuries can be found throughout Madaba’s churches, museums and homes.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals
Breakfast

Included activities
Kerak - Castle visit
Mt Nebo - Site visit
Dead Sea - Swimming opportunity

Special information
Today's total travel time is approximately 5 hours

Today you’ll leave Madaba for a short drive to Jerash – once one of the grandest ancient Roman cities in the world. These are some of the best-preserved Greco-Roman ruins around. The ancient walled town that survives today is a remarkable evocation of life 2000 years ago. It has a striking collection of archways and theatres, baths, public buildings and colonnaded streets, and is a beautiful place to spend a day exploring. Discover Hadrian’s arch, the partially restored hippodrome, ornate public fountains, the south amphitheatre, and see the collection of daily artefacts uncovered during excavations. Grand columns encircle the city's centrepiece, the Oval Plaza. After a full day of exploring, return to Madaba. Maybe gather your travel buddies together and share a celebratory shisha as you reminisce on your memories of majestic Jordan.

Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)

Meals
Breakfast

Included activities
Jerash - Roman ruins
Madaba - St Georges Church

Special information
Today’s total travel time is approximately 3 hours.

With no activities planned for today, you are free to depart the accommodation at any time, provided you comply with your accommodation’s check-out times.

Meals
Breakfast

Departing Finishing Price
01, 05 January 2024 15, 19 January 2024 AUD $5,135
03 January 2024 17 January 2024 AUD $5,360
10 January 2024 24 January 2024 AUD $5,120
13, 20, 22, 27, 29, 31 January 2024 27 January, 03, 05, 10 12, 14 February 2024 AUD $4,945
15 January 2024 29 January 2024 AUD $5,030
03, 05, 10, 17, 19, 26, 28 February 2024 17, 19, 24 February, 02, 04, 11, 13 March 2024 AUD $4,755
07, 12, 21 February 2024 21, 26 February, 06 March 2024 AUD $4,510
14 February 2024 28 February 2024
AUD $4,510
AUD $4,285
24 February 2024 09 March 2024 AUD $4,965
01, 15 March 2024 15, 29 March 2024 AUD $4,685
02, 04 06, 09, 11, 13, 16 March 2024 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30 March 2024 AUD $4,945
18, 20, 23, 25 March, 01 April 2024 01, 03, 06, 08, 15 April 2024 AUD $5,135
27, 30 March 2024 10, 13 April 2024 AUD $5,225
31 March 2024 14 April 2024 AUD $4,955
03 April 2024 17 April 2024 AUD $5,270
05, 07 April 2024 19, 21 April 2024 AUD $4,865
06 April 2024 20 April 2024 AUD $5,135
08, 10 April 2024 22, 24 April 2024 AUD $5,225
12, 19, 21, 26 April 2024 26 April, 03, 05, 10 May 2024 AUD $4,685
13 April 2024 27 April 2024 AUD $4,730
15, 17, 20, 22, 27, 29 April, 06, 08 May 2024 29 April, 01, 04, 05, 11, 13, 20, 22 May 2024 AUD $4,945
24 April, 04 May 2024 08, 18 May 2024 AUD $5,075
03 May 2024 17 May 2024 AUD $4,815
10, 22, 24, 31 May, 10, 29 June, 03, 17, 22, 31 July, 14, 25, 28 August 2024 24 May, 05, 07, 14, 24 June, 13, 17, 31 July, 05, 14, 28 August, 08, 11 September 2024 AUD $4,510
11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 25, 27, 29 May, 01, 03, 05, 08, 12, 15, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24 June, 01 July 2024 25, 27, 29 May, 01, 03, 08, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19,  22, 26, 29 June, 01, 03, 06, 08, 15 July 2024 AUD $4,755
06 July 2024 20 July 2024 AUD $4,840
08, 13, 15, 20, 27, 29 July, 03, 05, 07, 10, 12, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26 August 2024 22, 27, 29 July, 03, 10, 12, 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 31 August, 02, 04, 07, 09 September 2024 AUD $4,755
31 August, 02 September 2024 14, 16 September 2024 AUD $4,945
04, 07, 09, 11, 14, 16, 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 September, 02, 05 October 2024 18, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 September, 02, 05, 07, 09, 12, 14, 16, 19 October 2024 AUD $5,135
06, 08, 13, 20, 22, 27, 29 September, 03, 04, 06, 25, 27 October 2024 20, 22, 27 September, 04, 06, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20 October, 08, 10 November 2024 AUD $4,865
07, 09, 11,. 12, 13, 14, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23,26, 28, 30 October 2024 21, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30 October, 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 09, 11, 13 November 2024 AUD $5,135
02, 04, 06, 09, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30 November, 02, 07, 09, 11, 14, 16 December 2024 16, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 30 November, 02, 04, 07, 09, 11, 14, 16, 21, 23, 25, 28, 30 December 2024 AUD $4,945
03, 08, 17, 22 November, 01, 04 December 2024 17, 22 November, 01, 06, 15, 18 December 2024 AUD $4,685
10 November 2024 24 November 2024 AUD $4,510
18, 21 December 2024 01, 04 January 2025 AUD $5,135
22, 23 December 2024 05, 06 January 2025 AUD $4,865

*Price are per adult in a twin share room

*Request your own room from AUD$1,035

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.

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Before you book a trip with Intrepid, please take the time to read and understand what terms and conditions apply to your booking. For most of our trips, you will be booking directly with Intrepid so our Standard Booking Conditions and any applicable Special Conditions will apply. Please note that there are three versions of the Standard Booking Conditions depending on what location you are booking from.

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Expired on Sunday December 22nd, 2024

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)
  • 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 – 2 day entrance 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) – EGP300
  • Cairo – Coptic Museum (entrance fee) – EGP150
  • Cairo – Islamic Art Museum (entrance fee) – EGP180
  • Cairo – Sufi Dance Khan al-Khalili (entrance fee) – EGP125
  • Cairo – Saqqara and Memphis Afternoon Tour – USD82
  • Cairo – The Great Pyramid of Cheops (entrance fee) – EGP600
  • Cairo – The 2nd Pyramid of Khafre (entrance fee) – EGP100
  • Cairo – The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization & The Royal Mummy Room (entrance fee) – EGP200
  • Cairo – Solar Boat Museum (entrance fee) – EGP100
  • Aswan – Sound & Light Show at Philae Temple – USD40
  • Aswan – Philae Temple (entrance fee) – EGP300
  • Aswan – High Dam and Unfinished Obelisk Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) – USD35
  • Aswan – Philae Temple Tour – USD30
  • Aswan – Philae Temple Sound & Light Show Tour (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) – USD40
  • Aswan – Abu Simbel Tour (minimum 4 people) – USD110
  • Aswan – Abu Simbel by Air – subject to availability – from – USD380
  • Aswan – Tomb of the Nobles (entrance fee) – EGP60
  • Edfu – Edfu Temple (entrance fee) – EGP300
  • Luxor – Luxor Temple (entrance fee) – EGP260
  • Luxor – Luxor Museum (entrance fee) – EGP200
  • Luxor – Mummification Museum (entrance fee) – EGP140
  • Luxor – Karnak Temple Sound and Light Show (minimum 2 persons) (entrance, guide & transport) – USD35
  • Aswan – Kom Ombo Temple (entrance fee) – EGP240
  • Luxor – Karnak Temple Sound & Light Show Tour – USD35
  • Luxor – Tomb of Tutankhamun (entrance fee) – EGP300
  • Luxor – Hatshepsut Temple – EGP160
  • Luxor – Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) – EGP100
  • Luxor – Medinat Habu Temple (entrance fee) – EGP100
  • Luxor – Deir el Madina -Entry Fee – EGP140
  • Luxor – Tomb of Queen Nefertari in the Valley of the Queens (entrance fee) – EGP1400
  • Luxor – West Bank; additional site (Min 2 customers)-Entry/Guiding-p/p – EGP300
  • Luxor – Hot Air Balloon over the Valley of the Kings – USD130
  • Petra – Petra By Night – JOD17

Expired on Sunday December 22nd, 2024

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