Jordan & Egypt Express

Ancient cities, desert and sea, deep in Bedouin territory

Rock-hewn amphitheatres, desert dune bashing and reef exploring – this trip may be quick, but it packs in a lot of action. Take a nine-day Lonely Planet Experience through the best of Jordan and Egypt to discover the most epic of histories and striking of landscapes. Wander the ancient city of Petra, relax along the Gulf of Aqaba coastline, and finish up among the souqs and pyramids in Cairo. As you travel this land of courageous adventurers, mighty pharaohs and biblical prophets, be greeted by the legendary hospitality of local Bedouin people at your Wadi Rum desert camp and discover the underwater worlds that lie beneath the azure waters of the Red Sea.

Book early and secure your place for 2023 with prices starting at only €1310 per person. 

Local leaders

Our local leaders will give you unique insights and take you to places that only the locals know about.

Sustainable travel

All our trips are carbon offset and help you to give back to local communities you visit along the way.

Why you'll love this trip

Lay back and take an effortless float in the super salty waters of the Dead Sea after visiting Moses’ Promised Land at Mt Nebo. Everywhere you visit in Jordan has a story to tell!

Spend a whole day uncovering the majesty and mystery of Petra. Follow your local leader down the narrow path of the Siq for your first unforgettable glimpse of the hand-carved Treasury.

Jump in a jeep and experience the extraordinary desert scenery of Wadi Rum with your small group – a rugged lunar-like landscape of huge sandstone mountains and sandy plains.

Join Bedouin locals at a desert camp in Wadi Rum for a night of traditional hospitality, good food and starry skies. You’ll learn about the Bedouin way of life and fall asleep to the eerie silence of the desert.

Explore the incredible underwater world that lies just offshore at the Red Sea by snorkel and get into the laidback vibe of Dahab, full of seaside cafes and sheesha.

Is this trip right for you?

There is quite a bit of walking involved in visiting Jordan's historic sites, especially in Petra and Wadi Rum, so a reasonable level of fitness is required. Often there is little to no shade, so remember to bring sun protection and comfortable walking shoes.

Your desert camp stay in Wadi Rum may be simple, but it is an incredible experience. There are tents and shared western bathroom facilities. 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 – especially when travelling outside of the summer months.

Winters can get quite cool in this region, so if you're visiting at this time, don't forget to pack some warmer layers too.

The Aqaba–Nuweiba ferry travels across the Gulf of Aqaba and can be rough, on occasion. If you do experience sea sickness, please take appropriate precautions for the journey. This journey can often be held up due to scheduling or weather conditions, and if delays or cancellations occur, alternative transport arrangements will be made to ensure your seamless journey from Jordan to Egypt. 

This trip offers a ferry transfer from Aqaba (Jordan) to Nuweiba (Egypt), which is the easiest way to travel between the two destinations. 

Physical rating:

Despite the 'off-road' nature of this trip, it can be enjoyed by anyone who is reasonably fit. Please be aware that any visit to Petra requires a fair amount of walking. The amount of energy you expend there is largely up to you. The program in Wadi Rum involves a mixture of camel riding and a jeep safari.

*Your flights from Dublin are not included but can be arranged by your agent

Contact us on 046 9068600 / 0818 333 990 or email info@travalue.ie

 

Itinerary:

Day 1: Amman

Day 2: Petra

Day 3: Petra

Day 4: Wadi Rum

Day 5: Nuweiba

Day 6: Dahab

Day 7: Dahab

Day 8: Cairo

Day 9: Cairo

On Day 8 there is an included internal flight from Sharm El Sheihk to Cairo. The maximum check-in baggage allowance is 23kgs per person plus 7kgs hand luggage.

The ferry to Nuweiba can be rough on occasions and those who suffer from seasickness may want to prepare themselves. Besides this the ferry is frequently delayed or even cancelled at the last minute, patience is required for this journey, you are likely not to arrive in Egypt until after midnight.

 

 

Meals:

7 breakfasts, 1 dinner

Transport:

Plane, Ferry, Minibus, Jeep

Accommodation:

Hotel (7 nights), Desert Camp (1 night)

Included activities:

Petra - Guided tour (One day pass included)
Wadi Rum - 4WD jeep safari

A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights on your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

*Your flights from Dublin are not included but can be arranged by your agent

Contact us on 046 9068600 / 0818 333 990 or email info@travalue.ie

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