There’s something indefinitely alluring about the mysteries of ancient Egypt. From the ruins to the mummies to the mythology behind the pyramids, this is a trip that no archaeology or history buff should miss. This 19-day trip is packed full of highlights of not just Egypt but of Jordan, including visits to Petra, Kerak Castle and the Dead Sea. With internal flights taken care of and comfortable accommodations awaiting you every night, you can sit back and focus on the ancient wonders hidden in the desert.
Arrival transfer. All entrance fees to included sites. Guided tour of the Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. Tour the Alexandria Library, Catacombs and Pompey’s Pillar. Guided tour of the Egyptian Museum. Flights and guided visit to Abu Simbel. Felucca sail to a Nubian village with community walk and local dinner. 3-night Nile Cruise. Guided tours to Kom Ombo and Edfu Temples. Visit to the Colossi of Memnon. Guided tour of the Valley of the Kings, Hatshepsut and Karnak Temples. Visit a Planeterra-supported library and community education centre. Dinner in a local family’s home. Guided tour of Jerash. Visit to the Dead Sea. Tour the Madaba mosaics. Visit Mount Nebo. Guided visit to Kerak Castle. Petra 2-day entrance and 1-day guided tour. Cooking demonstration and dinner in Wadi Musa township. Visit Little Petra. Wadi Rum 4×4 jeep excursion and local lunch with overnight in a desert camp. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
18 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 10 dinners. (Allow USD350-400 for meals not included.)
Comfort hotels (13 nts), Nile cruise boat (3 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), comfort desert camp (1 nt).
Private air-conditioned van, train, Nile cruise boat, plane, 4×4, walking.
Certified Egyptologist as Chief Experience Officer (CEO) in Egypt, local CEO in Jordan.
Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10.