Cairo to Amman (16 Days) - Egypt & Jordan Explorer

Company : Oasis Overland
Activity: Tours
Countries: Egypt / Jordan
Duration: 2 weeks to 3 weeks
Approx Costs: 1000 to 1250 £ Pound (UK)

Immerse yourself in the man made wonders of Egypt, relax on the Red Sea Coast, view the spectacular desert scenery of Wadi Rum, the stunning Rose Red City of Petra and float on the Dead Sea at the lowest place on Earth.


Trip Specifics

  • Start Location: Cairo, Egypt
  • End Location: Amman, Jordan
  • Duration: 16 Days


What’s Included

  • Services of Egyptologist guide at all historic sites in Eygpt
  • All historic site tours as indicated in itinerary (entrance fees not included in Egypt)
  • Overnight train in 1st class carriage(from Cairo-Aswan and Luxor-Cairo)
  • Felucca Sailing trip on Nile - 2 day, 2 night - including a 'facilities' boat
  • Services of a tour leader in Egypt and escort driver/local guide in Jordan
  • Amman City Tour
  • Guided tour of Petra
  • Guided tour of Jerash
  • 4 x 4 Safari in Wadi Rum Desert - including camping equipment
  • Accommodation - 3/4/5 star hotels, 2 nights felucca & 1 night Bedouin camp
  • International flight from Cairo to Amman on Day 9
  • Airport Arrival & Departure transfers
  • All transport/transfers during the trip
  • Meals as specified


What’s Not Included

  • Entrance Fees to Egypt historical sites (listed under Optional Excursions)
  • Optional excursions as listed
  • Meals other than specified
  • £30 Tipping Kitty(Egypt)
  • £20 Tipping Kitty (Jordan)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport Taxes
  • Flights
  • Drinks  
  • Visas
  • Tips (guide/tour leader)



Please note that our itineraries are not set in stone and can be subject to change.


Day 1 - Cairo 

  • Meet & assist inside Cairo airport. Transfer to start Hotel.
  • Free day to explore Cairo. At 6pm meet your Tour Leader and group for an informal get together.


Day 2 - Cairo

  • Day tour of the Egyptian History Museum and Pyramids & Sphinx at Giza, accompanied by our Egyptologist guide.
  • Overnight sleeper train or internal flight from Cairo to Aswan (further information in Detailed itinerary)


Day 3 - Aswan

  • Visit Philae Temple and Aswan Dam with our Egyptologist Guide.


Day 4 - Aswan

  • Optional excursion with our Egyptologist Guide to explore the great stone monuments of the Sun Temple built by Ramses II, deep in the southern desert at Abu Simbel.
  • Start our 2 night felucca trip on the Nile


Day 5 - River Nile, Felucca

  • A full day and night aboard a traditional Felucca sailing boat, watching Egypt glide by and sleep under the stars.


Day 6 - Luxor

  • Time to explore the Temple of Kom Ombo & the Temple of Horus at Edfu.
  • Transfer from Felucca to Luxor.
  • Explore Luxor Temple with our Egyptologist Guide.


Day 7 - Luxor

  • With our Egyptologist Guide, visit the tombs of the Valley of the Kings and Hatshepsut's Temple
  • Spend the afternoon wandering in the vast expanse of Karnak Temple before our overnight train or flight back to Cairo


Day 8 - Cairo

  • Transfer from train/bus station to our hotel
  • Free day to explore Cairo or take an optional day trip to Alexandria


Day 9

  • Flight from Cairo to Amman and transfer to hotel
  • Free day to explore Amman, prior to meeting your Jordan guide and fellow travellers in the evening


Day 10 - Amman

  • Amman City tour - visit the Citadel, Roman amphitheatre and local markets
  • Afternoon tour of the ancient Roman site of Jerash


Day 11 - Petra

  • Drive the Kings Highway to Petra
  • Visit Madaba to see the Roman Mosaics
  • Enjoy the view over Israel from Mt.Nebo
  • Visit Karak crusader castle


Day 12 - Petra

  • Guided tour of Petra with plenty of free time to explore
  • Optional Petra by Candlelight tour in the evening


Day 13 - Wadi Rum

  • Visit Little Petra
  • 4WD Jeep safari in Wadi Rum and overnight stay under the stars in a Bedouin camp
  • Optional sunset camel ride


Day 14 - Aqaba

  • Spend the day relaxing by the Red Sea
  • Optional 3-4 hour snorkelling boat trip including lunch


Days 15 to 16 - Amman

  • Float and attempt to swim in the Dead Sea
  • Optional canyoning in Wadi Mujib Reserve (subject to water levels)
  • Final day is a free day to explore Amman prior to your airport transfer

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