Discover Egypt, Jordan & Israel

Company : Intrepid Travel
Activities: Adventure Holidays / Tours
Countries: Egypt / Israel / Jordan
Duration: 3 weeks to 4 weeks
Approx Costs: 3000+ to 3000+ £ Pound (UK)

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 River boat 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.

 

Highlights

  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Bask in the glow of Petra's rose-coloured walls
  • Marvel at the wondrous Pyramids in Giza
  • Ponder the riddles of the Sphinx
  • Walk in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor

Itinerary

Day 1-2 Cairo
Huge, frenetic and utterly enthralling, Cairo is a city that greets you full-on. Embrace the energy scouring the neighborhood street stalls for souvenirs or by hopping aboard a felucca for a trip downriver. Head out to see the magnificent Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, come face-to-face with King Tut in the Egyptian Museum and then jump on a sleeper train bound for Luxor.

Day 3 Luxor
Arrive in Luxor and relax on your Nile cruise boat before taking horse-drawn carriages to Karnak for a guided tour of its monumental temple complex.

Day 4-6 Nile Cruise
Enter the Valley of the Kings, clamber down into some of the ancient tombs and learn about the Pharoahs of old – and the archaeologists who found them. Then return to the boat for three unforgettable days sailing down the legendary Nile. Along the way, visit the Edfu Temple, dedicated to the falcon-headed god Horus, and the Temple of Sobek (a crocodile-headed god). Arriving in Aswan, there’ll be free time to explore the Nubian Museum or the city’s bazaars.

Day 7 Aswan
Fly out for an optional tour of Abu Simbel’s epic rock temples and giant statues or stay back and travel by camel up to the Monastery of St. Simeon – an abandoned desert fortress. Be treated to a traditional Nubian dinner, complete with Nubian dancing.

Day 8-9 Cairo
Catch a return flight back to your old friend, Cairo, and encounter its medieval side on an outing to the Khan al-Khalili Bazaar, the city’s oldest mosque and the Gayer–Anderson Museum.

Day 10 Amman
Wave Cairo goodbye from the air on a morning flight out to Amman. As one of the world’s oldest continuously inhabited cities, Jordan’s dignified capital has more than a little history to it. Get a sense of just how far back this goes by heading out to the city’s 2nd-century Roman theatre.

Day 11 Aqaba
Set out along the Desert Highway to the Red Sea port of Aqaba, where a whole range of optional water-based activities await.

Day 12 Wadi Rum
Watch towering rock formations and rose-coloured sand dunes whizz past on the horizon before spending a night in a desert camp with our Bedouin hosts

Day 13-14 Petra
Be awed by the sheer sight of Petra, Jordan’s magnificent World Heritage site. Hear about the Rose City’s original inhabitants and its revealing to the Western world on a guided tour.

Day 15-16 Amman
Visit Shobak Castle on the way back to Amman and stop at Madaba to see the famed sixth-century mosaic map depicting the old city of Jerusalem. A side trip to the ancient Roman city of Jerash also offers the chance of a swim – or float, rather – in the ridiculously buoyant waters of the Dead Sea. Be sure too to plaster some of the seashore's mud over your skin: the mineral content is meant to do wonders for the skin.

Day 17 Tel Aviv
Fly across the border into Israel and touch down in vivacious Tel Aviv. You may well have trouble reconciling Israel’s often controversial image with this bubbly, fast-living city – fun, sun and good times is the name of the game here. Make sure to head out with your fellow travellers and sample the scene.

Day 18 Tiberias
Today’s a driving day, but one which takes in a lot of attractions along the way. Stop by the ancient Roman capital of Caesarea, admire the beautiful Bahaii Gardens and wander about the ancient crusader port of Acre.

Day 19 Bethlehem
Start the morning with a boat ride out into the Sea of Galilee and see where Jesus is said to have performed the miracle of feeding 5,000 with just a few loaves and small fish. Enter Nazareth’s Church of the Annunciation then get a holy night’s sleep in the city of Bethlehem.

Day 20-23 Jerusalem
Spend four days becoming acquainted with the sights, sounds and cultural wealth of Jerusalem. Soak up outstanding views of the Old City from the Mount of Olives. Stroll through the Garden of Gethsemane. Watch the faithful congregate at the Wailing Wall. Clamber up the hilltop fortress of Masada, see where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found and roam around Jericho – the oldest city in the world.

 

Inclusions

  • Meals: 21 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 11 dinners
  • Transport: 4x4, Overnight sleeper train
  • Accommodation: Cruise ship (4 nights), Hotel (13 nights)
  • Included activities
  • Dead Sea
  • Egyptian Museum headset
  • Gayer Anderson
  • Guided tour of Petra ( Including 1 day pass ).
  • Pyramids and Sphinx
  • Shobak Castle

 

Tour Price

From £4,245

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