Pyramids to Petra

Pyramids to Petra information and booking

from
$2035
  • Duration
    17
    days
  • Physical rating
    6
  • Culture Shock
    6
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Schedule Details

Departs from
Cairo
Accommodation
Beach hut, Desert camp, Felucca, Hotel, Overnight sleeper train
Group Size
Maximum of 12 travellers per group
Budget
Blue Hall
Transportation
Camel, Felucca, Ferry, Jeep, Overnight sleeper train, Van
Important Notes
A single supplement is available on this trip, please see trip notes for details.

Highlights

Travel across the Gulf of Aqaba by ferry, Float in the Dead Sea, Bask in the glow of Petra's rose-coloured walls, Laze by the Red Sea, Marvel at the wondrous Pyramids in Giza, Ponder the riddles of the Sphinx, Walk in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor, Cruise down the Nile River on a traditional felucca

Tour description provided by Intrepid

Myth, religion and wonder come together on this adventure holiday across the timeless terrain of Egypt and Jordan. Be awed by the mysteries of the Sphinx, and the sublime stone structures of Petra – discover ancient sites galore. Travel on a felucca down the mighty Nile River, explore chaotic Cairo city, stay on an undiscovered stretch of Red Sea coast and spend a night with Bedouin locals amid the dunes of Wadi Rum desert – these are just some of the highlights that make this adventure across the sands of time truly memorable.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Cairo
Wonderfully chaotic and always colourful, Cairo's dazzling array of museums, mosques and markets are a fascinating mixture of modern city and ancient wonders.
Days 3-4 Aswan
Situated on the banks of the Nile, the Nubian city of Aswan has been Egypt's southern gateway to Africa and an important trading centre since ancient times.
Day 5 Nile Felucca
Once the lifeblood of an ancient civilisation, cruise the iconic Nile on a traditional felucca and spend a night sleeping on deck under the stars.
Days 6-7 Luxor
From the spectacular temple complex of Karnak to the extraordinary hieroglyphs of the Valley of the Kings, Luxor is full of wonderfully preserved reminders of the Pharaohs.
Day 8 Cairo
With such iconic sights as the Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx to explore, Cairo offers a visual masterclass of ancient Egyptian architecture.
Day 9 Dahab
Slow things down in the former beachside hippy hangout of Dahab, on the edge of the Sinai desert. Or perhaps speed things up by making the most of its spectacular diving and trekking opportunities.
Days 10-11 Red Sea Beach Camp
Set on a magical stretch of the Red Sea, our beach camp is a hidden gem of fine golden sand and beautiful underwater reefs.
Day 12 Aqaba
Blessed with idyllic beaches and world-class dive spots, the resort town of Aqaba is Jordan's seaside playground and a fun place to chill out.
Day 13 Wadi Rum
Full of weird and beautiful lunar-like rock formations, Wadi Rum is home to some of the most sublime desert landscape on the planet.
Days 14-15 Petra
Hewn out of the rose-coloured rock face, the ancient city of Petra is one of the Middle East's most spectacular destinations.
Days 16-17 Madaba
Famous for its Ottoman-style houses and beautiful Byzantine-era mosaics, the historical town of Madaba has a friendly village atmosphere.