Jordan & Egypt Explorer

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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 18
  • guiding method Fully guided
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  • Starts Amman, Jordan
  • Ends Cairo, Egypt
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Hidden Petra
  • Swim in The Dead Sea
  • Wadi Rum desert safari
  • The Pyramids & Sphinx
Start in Amman and end in Cairo, the tour "Jordan & Egypt Explorer" is a guided explorer trip that takes 15 days. You will be traveling through Aswan, Wadi Rum, Petra and 4 other destinations in Jordan and Egypt. "Jordan & Egypt Explorer" is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

This is a comprehensive tour of Jordan and Egypt, taking in the most famous and important sites but also getting off the beaten track to some less visited places.

Starting in Amman, Jordan, we explore the well preserved Roman remains at Jerash and then tour the city centre with its Roman amphitheatre. We'll also take a day trip to the hilltop town of As-Salt and head into the Jordan Valley to the Baptism site at Bethany. Heading south we then follow the scenic Kings Highway stopping at Madaba, Mount Nebo, and the crumbling remains the crusader castle at Kerak, before arriving at Jordan's most popular attraction, the hidden city of Petra. We set aside a full day to explore the sprawling "Rose Red City" of Petra. Enter through the Siq and gaze upon the rock hewn Treasury built more than 2,000 years ago. Next we head into the desert at Wadi Rum, famous for its links with Lawrence of Arabia. We spend a night in a Bedouin camp here and take a 4x4 jeep ride through the stunning desert scenery before returning via a swim in the Dead Sea to Amman for our flight to Cairo (not included - you can book this as part of your main international flight ticket or we can book the flight for you separately).

Arriving into Cairo we start with a visit to the Great Pyramids and the Sphinx before travelling down to Aswan, with an optional extra early morning tour to the impressive temples of Ramses II at Abu Simbel. We'll spend the night here in a friendly Nubian village guesthouse. Back in Aswan we hop on board our traditional Nile felucca sailboat and wend our way down the River Nile, with support en-route from our facilities boat with on board toilet, showers and massage deck. Arriving into Luxor we take time to visit some of the many temples in this amazing open air museum, and of course we take time to explore the tombs of the Valley of the Kings. We finally head back to Cairo via the less visited temples of Abydos and Dendara where the tour ends with a tour of the city and the winding streets of the Khan-ek-Khalili bazaar. If you'd like to add some time by the Red Sea to this trip, it's easy to add on a few extra days at the beach resort of Hurghada.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 Welcome to Jordan! Hotel transfers included
  • Day 2 Exploring the Harmony Trail & the Baptism site at Bethany
  • Day 3 Amman & Jerash
  • Day 4 Travel to Petra
  • Day 5 Exploring Petra
  • Day 6 Wadi Rum Jeep safari & visiting the Dead Sea
  • Day 7 - Amman to Cairo. Hotel transfer included
  • Day 8 - Cairo, Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza. To Luxor
  • Day 9 - Luxor to Aswan. Overnight in Nubian village
  • Day 10 - Aswan, Abu Simbel option, Philae Temple & felucca cruise
  • Day 11 - Felucca sailing, to Luxor. Optional Luxor temple at night
  • Day 12 - Luxor, West Bank tour. Optional Karnak temple tour
  • Day 13 - Dendara and Abydos, to Cairo
  • Day 14 - Cairo Egyptian Museum and Bazaar tour
  • Day 15 : 2020 - Cairo. Departure airport transfer
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 11 nights accommodation in 3 to 4-star hotels
  • 1 night in a Nubian guesthouse in Aswan
  • 1 night on Nile felucca sailboat with accompanying support boat with toilet & shower (hotel upgrade available)
Meals
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Transport
  • All transport and transfers in AC vehicles (plus Bedouin jeeps in Wadi Rum)
  • 24-hour airport arrival & departure transfer service
Guide
  • Services of a specialist tour guides for sightseeing tours
Others
  • 1 night in comfortable Bedouin camp in Wadi Rum
  • 4x4 jeep safari in Wadi Rum
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • International flights (available on request)
  • Amman-Cairo flight (available on request or bookable with your international flight ticket)
  • Visa fees (Free Jordan visa included in the Jordan Pass; Egypt US$25)
  • Entrance fees in Jordan (included in the Jordan Pass, to be purchased in advance, JD70)
  • Entrance fees in Egypt (allow approx. US$50)
  • Tipping kitty in Egypt (allow US$45)
  • Guide Tips in Jordan and Egypt
  • Tips in Jordan
  • Travel insurance (compulsory, available from Encounters Travel)
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Hotel gala dinners on 24 and/or 31 Dec (budget up to $120 p/p, see Tour notes)
  • Drinks, snacks and other personal expenses (e.g. laundry)
  • Any other items not mentioned above
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Jordan & Egypt Explorer tour. You can cancel the tour up to 56 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 55 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 16 March 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 March 2022, a deposit of 250 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 55 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Jordan & Egypt Explorer tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Jordan & Egypt Explorer tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Tours will be reduced to smaller group sizes to protect against COVID-19.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented per local government advice. Frequent disinfection of regularly touched surfaces is highly encouraged. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be ensured in our accommodations and also during transportation.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be recommended to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
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