Trip highlights:

  • Visit the iconic Great Pyrimids of Egypt! (We don't encourage riding the camels.)
  • Sail down the Nile River and watch the locals go about their everyday lives!
  • Eat a home-cooked meal with a local Egyptian family!
  • Go glamping in the Wadi Rum desert!
  • Have fun in the desert hiking sand dunes! 

Egypt and Jordan Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Cairo, Egypt!

  • Welcome dinner:  Get introduced to the dazzling variety of Egyptian cuisine, known for being fresh, delicious and unique to the country. Try an array of traditional dishes like fatta, a dish made with rice, bread and meat in a garlic and vinegar sauce, and kushari, a tantalising mixture of pasta, rice, lentils and fried onions.

Accommodations: Steigenberger Cairo Pyramids Hotel

Day 2

Cairo: Pyramids of Giza & the Sphinx

  • Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx:  Visit the only surviving site of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World! Marvel at the breathtaking scenery of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Great Pyramids of Giza juxtaposed against the famous Sphinx statue. 
  • Egyptian Mueum: Pay a visit to the long-anticipated Grand Egyptian Museum, the largest archaeological museum in the world.

Accommodations: Steigenberger Cairo Pyramids Hotel

Day 3

Nile Cruise: Aswan

  • Flight to Aswan: Catch a morning flight to Aswan – Egypt’s southernmost city. Its relaxed charm is due in no small part to its large Nubian population.
  • Philae Island: Visit the beautiful Temple of Isis – the goddess of health, marriage and wisdom – rescued from the rising waters of the Nile and relocated here. 
  • Sunset drinks: Board a traditional felucca sailing boat where you can sit back and relax with some drinks as the sun sets over your beautiful surroundings.
  • Nubian Village Visit and Dinner: Walk through the village before sitting down to dinner with a local Nubian family in their home. Enjoy traditional Nubian food, swap stories with your friendly hosts and gain a unique perspective into their way of life.

Accommodations: MS Nile Style

Day 4

Nile Cruise: Edfu

  • Abu Simbel: The two Temples of Abu Simbel are unique in style and considered to be the masterpieces of ancient Egypt. With your private guide, explore the glory and grandeur of the new Kingdom – a marvel of ancient architecture but also modern innovation
  • Kom Ombo Temple: Arrive in the afternoon. You will learn the secrets of this ancient temple. Built in approximately 181 BC, Kom Ombo is dedicated to two gods – Horus (god of protection) and Sobek (god of fertility, linked to the Nile’s water). Each god has a dedicated section – north or south – and there have been recent discoveries of mummified crocodiles in the Sobek section.

Accommodations: MS Nile Style

Day 5

Nile Cruise: Luxor

  • Karnak Temple: One of the world's most celebrated temple complexes, Karnak is a house of the gods built over a period of some 200 years. Your guided tour of this vast temple of impressive pylons, obelisks and chapels will reveal its finest sections, such as the Avenue of Sphinxes and the Great Temple of Amun.

Accommodations: MS Nile Style

Day 6


  • Valley of the Kings: With your guide, explore this place, where the pharaohs of the New Kingdom were secretly interred for all eternity, and where discoveries are still being made.  Entry is included to three tombs of your choosing, as well as access to the tomb of Tutankhamun. The unearthing of the young Pharaoh’s resting place is one of the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries, and today you will have the chance to explore the painted chamber and marvel at his famous golden sarcophagus. 

Accommodations: Sonesta St George Hotel

Day 7


  • Flight to Cairo: Board a flight bound for Cairo this morning.
  • Khan al-Khalili Bazaar: Head to the Al-Azhar neighbourhood to visit Khan al-Khalili Bazaar – a sprawling maze of alleyways including the gold market, cloth market, 'perfume street' and the spice market.
  • Al-Azhar Mosque: the 9th-century Ibn Tulun Mosque is one of the oldest and largest in Egypt. Its perfectly proportioned courtyard and distinctive minaret make it a masterpiece of Islamic architecture. 
  • Home-Cooked Dinner: It’s a known fact that the very best food in Cairo is made inside local homes, but few visitors get the chance to experience this for themselves. Tonight, you will be one of the lucky few as you are welcomed into the home of a local family for dinner. Sit down to a wonderful meal of traditional dishes which you’ll share with your friendly hosts and gain an inside look at modern Egyptian life.

Accommodations: Novotel Cairo El Borg

Day 8

Welcome to Amman, Jordan!

  • Flight to Amman, Jordan: Today you will transfer to Cairo airport and catch a flight to Amman, Jordan’s cosmopolitan and contemporary capital that’s steeped in biblical history.
  • Welcome dinner: Sharing food is a huge part of Jordanian culture and eating out is a social affair that’s packed with flavour. Tonight your guide will introduce you to some of the country’s most beloved dishes, like mansaf, a dish made with lamb, yoghurt and rice, and kunafa, a delicious dessert made with pastry and cheese.

Accommodations: Sulaf Luxury Hotel

Day 9


  • Jerash - Roman ruins: Take a short drive north to Jerash where you’ll find some of the world’s best Greco-Roman ruins. Reaching its peak as a favourite of the emperor Hadrian, Jerash holds a striking collection of archways, theatres, baths, public buildings and colonnaded streets.
  • Beit Sitti cooking class and dinner: Visit a cooking school run by a mother and her daughters, where you’ll get a special look behind the scenes of Jordanian cuisine. You’ll feel as through you’ve stepped into the welcoming home of a local grandmother as you learn how to make classics like tabbouleh, flat bread and lentil soup with passionate guidance and generations of culinary know-how. 

Accommodations: Sulaf Luxury Hotel

Day 10

Dead Sea

  • Mt Nebo and St. Georges Church: En route to the Dead Sea, stop at Mount Nebo and hear the story of how Moses saw the Promised Land before he died from what is believed to be this very spot, and St Georges Church, best known for its Byzantine mosaic depicting a map of the Holy Land.

Accommodations: Holiday Inn Resort at the Dead Sea

Day 11


  • Shobak Castle: Drive to the ancient Crusader castle at Shobak, where your guide will explain how this ancient castle was originally built to protect the eastern flank of the Latin Kingdom and its trade routes to the sea before it fell to Saladin in 1189.
  • Petra ancient town: This afternoon, there is time to check out the town that has grown around the site and to relax, ready for a big day of exploring Petra tomorrow.

Accommodations: Petra Moon Hotel

Day 12


  • Guided Tour of Petra: Today will be spent uncovering the secrets of Petra with the knowledgeable guidance of your leader. The iconic view of the Treasury's glorious facade, glimpsed from a narrow cleft known as the Siq, is perhaps the single-most striking sight of the entire region. The Siq leads through the rock and is at points only a few metres wide, with walls soaring up to 180 metres on either side. Explore the old Roman road, amphitheatre and several ancient tombs. You will also have time to climb to the Monastery if you wish, providing a magnificent view of the entire site. There is a cafeteria on the site, where you can enjoy your own light lunch.
  • Petra by Night: Take the chance to witness Petra by night. Seeing the Treasury plaza lit up by candlelight while Bedouin music plays is a truly memorable experience.

Accommodations: Petra Moon Hotel

Day 13

Wadi Rum

  • Petra Second Day Tour: For another glimpse at Petra, rise very early for an unguided morning visit.
  • Wadi Rum Desert Jeep tour: Jump into a local jeep and journey into Wadi Rum with your Bedouin hosts. Visit several of the area’s distinctive rock formations and appreciate the vast silence and spectacular desert landscapes. These landscapes are home to hardy Bedouin communities that live in scattered camps.
  • Zarb dinner:  You will gain a deeper understanding of the Bedouin way of life as you join them for a zarb (underground oven) dinner at one of their camps, set in an amazing location deep in the desert.

Special Accommodations: Tonight’s feature stay accommodation is a luxury camp that offers a splendid base among remote and wild surroundings. Spacious tents are fitted out with creature comforts like king-sized beds, air conditioning and en suite bathrooms, and all furniture is made by hand with décor inspired by Bedouin culture. Fall asleep beneath a magnificent canopy of stars and wake up to a sunrise over the red-hued landscape.

Wadi Rum Luxury Camp

Day 14


  • Wadi Rum Desert and Dunes Walk: Take a walk around the area – the length of which depends on the group’s desires – before scaling one of the large dunes to enjoy panoramic views of your surrounds.
  • Farewell Dinner: Return to Amman for the evening. Tonight we will have a final dinner to round off your adventure!

Accommodations: Sulaf Luxury Hotel

Day 15


Your trip will come to an end today after breakfast. Check-out time is usually around 12pm and you are free to leave at any time. A private airport transfer will take you to the airport


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