Visit the Monastery in Petra on our Jordan tours
FROM: R31,450 pp

Experience the best of Egypt and Jordan on this 14 day adventure. Discover a treasure chest of ancient sites including the legendary Pyramids of Giza, the Valley of the Kings and the mysterious city of Petra, with beach time by the Red Sea, floating in the Dead Sea and a night in a desert Bedouin camp!

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Trip Highlights

Petra - Discover this spectacular UNESCO-listed Nabataean city, which is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World
Luxor - Roam around the colossal Temple of Karnak and take an optional tour of the beautifully illuminated Luxor Temple at night
Dendera - Explore the beautifully preserved Temple of Hathor, with its exquisitely decorated ceiling
Wadi Rum - Explore this vast red desert with its rolling dunes and dramatic rock formations in a 4x4 and camp under a blanket of stars
Shobak - Visit Shobak Crusader Castle, perched dramatically on a hill top
Cairo - Marvel at the legendary Pyramids of Giza, explore the Necropolis of Saqqara and see King Tut's treasures at the Grand Egyptian Museum
Luxor West Bank - Discover exquisite tombs at the Valley of the Kings, see the towering Colossi of Memnon and explore the beautiful Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
Hurghada - Relax at the Red Sea, swim and opt to snorkel or scuba dive in the clear coastal waters
The Dead Sea - Spend a night at the Dead Sea, float in the famously buoyant, mineral-rich waters and smother yourself in Dead Sea mud
Wadi Mujib - Trek the Siq Trail and go canyoning in the lowest nature reserve in the world (seasonal - included on departures Apr to Oct)


Breakfast daily, 1 lunch and 1 dinner
1 overnight train from Cairo to Luxor (Private 2 berth sleeper cabin)
Touring - Cairo, Giza, Saqqara, Luxor, Dendera, Hurghada, Petra and Shobak
Wadi Rum 4x4 desert safari and dinner
All relevant transfers and transportation in private modern air-conditioned vehicles
8 nights 4-5 star hotels in Egypt, 3 nights 4 star hotels in Jordan, 1 night deluxe desert camp in Wadi Rum
Airport arrival and departure transfers on day 1 and day 14. Departure transfers on day 14 are offered at 23:00 (day 13), 04:00, 07:00, 09:00, 12:00 and 16:00
Hurghada Red Sea stay and Jordan Dead Sea stay
Services of an Egyptian tour guide degree qualified in Egyptology and licensed Jordanian guide throughout Jordan

Not Included

International flight between Hurghada and Amman is not included and needs to be booked separately by the traveller - refer to the Trip Notes, on day 9 for details
Tip for your tour guide in Egypt and Jordan. We recommend you allow USD$5-7 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$70-90pp, paid in local currency
International flights and visas (see Trip Notes for further information about visas)
Entrance Fees: USD$210-230pp, paid in local currency


Day 1


Sunday. Welcome to Egypt! On arrival at the airport you’ll be transferred to our hotel to spend the rest of today at leisure. If arriving early, you may wish to join our Backstreets of Cairo tour, which visits lesser-known highlights of the capital, including the cave church of St Simon and Tahrir Square.

You may also wish to extend your tour with an Alexandria Day Trip on the Saturday. We can arrange pre-tour accommodation on request.
Overnight: Cairo

Day 2

Pyramids of Giza

Discover Egypt’s most famous attraction today as we visit the Pyramids of Giza and the iconic Sphinx. Explore these ancient tombs and there’s also the opportunity to ride a camel at the legendary site. Continue to Saqqara necropolis to see the ancient stepped Pyramid of Zhoser. This monument is even older than the Giza Pyramids and is surrounded by countless tombs and burial sites.
Overnight: Cairo  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Grand Egyptian Museum

Cairo - Luxor. Today we'll explore the Grand Egyptian Museum. Located only 2km from the Pyramids, this incredible new museum is home to a vast number of artefacts from across ancient Egyptian history. Some of these have never been on public display before and others have been painstakingly restored by experts. There is a large Tutankhamun exhibition and the museum makes use of modern technology, including virtual reality.

After our guided tour we head over to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization to visit the fascinating Royal Mummies' Hall, where the mummies of ancient Egyptian kings and queens are on now display. Strolling through this incredible hall we'll see 20 mummies, including Ramses II and Queen Hatshepsut. Some of these mummies are so well preserved that they still have thick locks of hair and visible finger nails! Then we return to our hotel where there's time to relax by the pool and have dinner before we board the overnight train to Luxor this evening.

Please Note: the Grand Egyptian Museum is scheduled to open in summer 2022, though an official opening date has yet to be released. If travelling prior to the opening of the new facility we'll visit the Egyptian Museum instead.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Luxor & Dendera

We arrive in Luxor this morning and drive to Dendera, one of Egypt’s best-preserved temple complexes. Enjoy a guided tour of this ancient site, including the magnificent Temple of Hathor. Later, we return to Luxor to spend the afternoon at leisure and there's an optional visit to Luxor Temple this evening. After dark, the temple is beautifully illuminated by hundreds of lights.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Valley of the Kings

Explore the lavishly decorated tombs of famous pharaohs this morning as we visit the Valley of the Kings. Many important pharaohs were buried here including Ramses II and of course, Tutankhamun. Continue to the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut - the second female pharaoh. The final stop of the morning is at the Colossi of Memnon. These two giant statues of King Amenhotep III are all that remains of what was once the largest temple in the world.

After time to relax by the hotel pool our busy day of sightseeing continues this afternoon as we discover the spectacular Karnak Temple. This vast complex took over 1,500 years to complete and more than 30 pharaohs contributed to it.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Free time in Luxor

Today is free for you to explore Luxor at leisure or relax in the hotel and enjoy the sunshine. There is an optional tour of Luxor Museum, home to many important exhibits including treasures recovered from the tomb of Tutankhamun.
Overnight: Luxor  |  Breakfast

Days 7-8

Hurghada by the Red Sea

Luxor - Hurghada. Today we’ll drive to the popular Red Sea resort of Hurghada for two nights on the coast. Spend time relaxing on the beach or try out water sports such as kite-surfing. Alternatively, join our optional snorkelling trip at a nearby coral reef and swim amongst colourful fish in the crystal water. You may even see a turtle, or friendly dolphin or two. This excursion can be booked locally. In the evenings take some time to explore Hurghada’s restaurants and vibrant nightlife.
Overnight: Hurghada  |  Breakfast x 2

Day 9

Fly to Jordan

Hurghada - Cairo - Amman - Petra. Today we say goodbye to Egypt and fly to Amman via Cairo. On arrival we’ll drive to Petra for an evening at leisure, or you may wish to book our 'Petra By Night' add-on (booked locally). Take a stroll through the famous Siq to the Treasury, lit by over 1,000 candles.

PLEASE NOTE: The flight from Hurghada to Amman via Cairo is not included in the cost of this tour. Travellers need to independently book these flights at a personal cost (total flight cost approximately USD$250 - $350pp) however, we can assist in booking these flights should you require. The flights to be booked are detailed in the tour Trip Notes.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 10

The Rose City of Petra

Today we explore the ancient Rose City of Petra. Our guided walk will take in the highlights including the majestic Treasury - an ancient Nabatean tomb. Marvel at the giant amphitheatre, which once held a capacity of 7,000. After the tour you may wish to climb the steep steps to the Monastery for amazing panoramic views, or haggle for a horse and chariot ride. This evening is at leisure - why not join our Petra Kitchen add-on and learn how to cook delicious Jordanian cuisine? A local chef will show you how to create dishes including baba ghanoush and hoummous, before you sit down and enjoy your feast.
Overnight: Petra  |  Breakfast

Day 11

Wadi Rum

Petra - Wadi Rum. This morning there is time to revisit Petra through the 'secret road' of Al Madras, before we travel to the wild desert of Wadi Rum. Enjoy an SUV safari experience through this silent red landscape to our Bedouin desert camp. Here we enjoy a traditional Jordanian dinner and settle down to sleep in comfortable tents, away from the lights and noise of civilization.
Overnight: Wadi Rum  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 12

Crusader Castles, Wadi Mujib & the Dead Sea

Wadi Rum - Shobak - Wadi Mujib - Dead Sea. We leave the desert today and head to the imposing hill-top fortification of Shobak Castle, built by the Crusader King Baldwin I in 1115. After exploring this site, we continue to the shore of the Dead Sea, more than 400 metres below sea level.

April - October departures will enjoy a trek to Wadi Mujib before we descend to the Dead Sea. The Wadi Mujib canyon is one of Jordan’s most remarkable natural features and you should prepare to get wet as we travel along the Siq Trail.
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

Day 13

Dead Sea Free Time

Today is free to relax on the Dead Sea as you please. Enjoy bobbing in the mineral-rich waters, where the high salt content will keep you afloat. There is also an optional excursion to the Ma’in hot springs this afternoon.
Overnight: Dead Sea  |  Breakfast

Day 14

Dead Sea to Amman Airport

Saturday. Dead Sea - Amman. Our tour comes to an end today with a departure transfer to the airport. These transfers are offered at 23:00 on the evening of day 13 or at 04:00, 07:00, 09:00, 12:00 and 16:00 today.

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Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.

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Pre Tour Accommodation - Cairo
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The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

Holiday Inn Cairo Maadi, Cairo

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Overlooking the Nile and offering distant views of the Great Pyramids of Giza, this Holiday Inn provides the perfect location for your stay in Cairo. Each guestroom features a balcony (not Nile View as standard) and is well-equipped with modern amenities including free WiFi. Evenings can be spent enjoying international or Egyptian cuisine and unwinding with a cocktail at one of the hotel’s bars. Thanks to the friendly hotel staff, you’ll soon feel at home. And with panoramic views of the city from the rooftop lounge and pool, there’s no better place to base yourself for exploring Egypt’s ancient wonders.

Sleeper Train, Cairo

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Train

When travelling on an overnight train in Egypt, sleeper carriages offer the highest level of comfort. Cabins are equipped with two beds (one above the other), a basin, electric points and air conditioning. Freshly laundered bedding is provided and in the early evening an attendant will come round and make up your bed for you. The carriages have toilets at each end and there is a club car which serves snacks and beverages. In the morning a very basic breakfast is provided.

Steigenberger Nile Palace, Luxor

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

The Steigenburger Nile Palace is a grand hotel and stylishly furnished, with many rooms overlooking the Nile River. The hotel has a health club with massage rooms, sauna, steam room and fitness room, and a tennis court on the roof, not to mention a riverside pool. Its four restaurants offer a choice between Nubian, Lebanese, Italian, and Thai cuisine.

Sonesta St. George Hotel, Luxor

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Deluxe Hotel

An elegant and luxurious classical hotel, the Sonesta's sophistication will ensure you a comfortable stay. The hotel has a sweeping terrace with fantastic views of the Nile, a grand entrance of polished marble and handsomely appointed furnishings with exquisite detail and a beautiful health spa. All its rooms offer views of the city or the river, complemented by a wide range of restaurants and cafes. Just minutes away you will find the temples at Luxor and Karnak, home to two of ancient Egypt's most famed sanctuaries.

Swiss Inn Resort Hurghada, Hurghada

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Set in tropical gardens, the Swiss Inn Resort makes for a comfortable and relaxing stay. The property is equipped with large swimming pools and a private beach. All rooms have a balcony or terrace with views of the garden, pools or sea. Guests can work out in the onsite fitness centre, get active at the watersports centre, enjoy a game of tennis or simply relax with a drink in one of the many bars or lounges.

Continental Resort, Hurghada

Our Category: Deluxe   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Continental Resort Hurghada fits perfectly into its surroundings on Hurghada Bay. Lush gardens and a private beach, marina and freshwater pool are steps from your door.

Petra Moon Hotel, Petra

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Just 300 ft from the entrance gate to Petra, the Petra Moon hotel features spacious rooms with private balconies and flat-screen TVs. It also has a roof garden with a seasonal outdoor pool. The soundproofed rooms and suites at Petra Moon come with satellite channels, a DVD player and extra-long beds. Each has air conditioning and a private bathroom. The hotel's restaurant serves a delicious selection of international meals in both buffet-style and a la carte.

Old Village Resort, Petra

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located above Wadi Mousa, Old Village Resort has a wonderfully traditional feel about it with open stonework and original architecture. Rooms are full of character, some with delightful archways and all directly accessed from the outside. The hotel boasts an indoor swimming pool and sauna and beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. For dinner why not dine al fresco at the restaurant overlooking the mountains. Well located in forested wadis facing Petra’s mountains.

Rainbow Camp, Wadi Rum

Our Category: Simple   |   Regional Category: Standard Camp

A row of permanent tents in the desert make up the popular Rainbow Camp. Inside the tents are comfortable camp beds and warm bedding. Showers and toilets are close by and are cleaned thoroughly every day. Guests can relax in the communal area which is adorned with colourful rugs and cushions. The food at Rainbow Camp always gets rave reviews. Taking an evening stroll around the beautiful surroundings is a great way to work up an appetite before dinner. This accommodation is well located in the heart of Wadi Rum.

Holiday Inn Resort, Dead Sea

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 5 Star Hotel

Graced with interconnecting palm fringed swimming pools leading to the Dead Sea, the Holiday Inn is an Arabesque style hotel. Guest rooms are elegantly furnished and benefit from complimentary high speed internet. The hotel also has an on site fitness centre and a fine choice of Spa facilities. The 24 hour sleek bar is the perfect place for a tipple at any time of the day or night. The accommodation is located on the shores of the world famous Dead Sea.


Travellers have rated this tour as 5 out of 5 based on 3 recent reviews

The tour was amazing ! What our tour guide 'Momo'' doesn't know about Egypt and it's history is not worth knowing. He went over and above to made sure everyone had a great tour and was always the ultimate professional, I can't sing his praises enough. Never at any stage of the tour did I ever feel unsafe or uncomfortable, the Egyptian people were so kind and friendly to us all.

I would highly recommend this tour and especially 'Momo' to all my family and friends.

• Submitted 28 May 2019

It was a wonderful tour with a very good guide, Amir whom helped us with everything, even with knowing the right price for different items.

• Submitted 25 Mar 2019

Everything about this tour was fantastic! Not only was Egypt amazing! the group size, accommodation and additional tours were great as well! What made this tour special was Mahmoud the guide. To be shown Egypt by a local who also happens to be an Egyptologist is something truly incredible! His passion and enthusiasm on our tour created an experience we will never forget. I just cannot possibly recommend this tour enough. Thank you so much.

• Submitted 04 Sep 2018

In Brief

Trip Type
Group Size
Min 4 / Max 24
Hotel Rating
3 - 5 star
Tour Guide
Yes, escorted by a tour guide
Breakfast: 13, Dinner: 1
Click to play videoThe city of Cairo at the end of a dusty path in front of the setting sun
Click to play videoThe entrance to the ancient city of Luxor
Perfect turquoise water and
Click to play videoThe carved rock structure of Petra
Click to play videoSunset painting the sand of Wadi Rum a vivd pink
Click to play videoSalt encrusted rim of the Dead Sea at sunset

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The tour was amazing ! What our tour guide 'Momo'' doesn't know about Egypt and it's history is not worth knowing. He went over and above to made sure everyone had a great tour and was always the ultimate professional, I can't sing his praises enough. Never at any stage of the tour did I ever feel unsafe or uncomfortable, the Egyptian people were so kind and friendly to us all.

I would highly recommend this tour and especially 'Momo' to all my family and friends.

Mary Bourke
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