Egypt & Jordan Adventure

Egypt & Jordan Adventure

Cairo to Amman
15 days / 14 nightsMar 20, 2022 - Apr 3, 2022
From $3419 CAD per person
Get ready for a wide-ranging adventure showcasing the region’s natural wonders and fascinating cultures, offering the perfect combination of guided excursions with free time to explore at your own pace. Our expert local leaders will share with you the archaeological and historical secrets of the ancient sites of Petra, Luxor, and the Great Pyramids of Giza.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

What’s Included and Tour Highlights

  • Tour leader traveling with the group from Great Adventures Travel
  • Your G for Good Moment: Numeira Community Cafe Lunch, Jordan Valley
  • Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
  • Your Local Living Moment: Boat ride to Nubian Village with Traditional Meal, Aswān
  • Your Discover Moment: Aswān
  • Your Local Living Moment: Lunch with a Local Family, Luxor
  • Your Local Living Moment: Bedouin Camp Overnight, Wadi Rum
  • Pyramids of Giza, Sphinx and Egyptian Museum guided tour
  • Felucca overnight sailing excursion with support boat
  • Karnak and Kom Ombo temples guided tour
  • Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings guided tour
  • Colossi of Memnon visit
  • Wadi Rum jeep excursion
  • Petra guided tour
  • Karak castles and Madaba mosaics visit
  • Dead Sea visit
  • Internal flight
  • All entrance fees
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Accommodations

Hotels (11 nts), sleeper trains (1 nt), felucca (1 nt), desert camping (1 nt).

Meals

14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
Allow USD 320 – 420 for meals not included.

Transportation

Private air-conditioned van, train, plane, felucca boat, 4×4 pickup truck.

Staff & experts

Local CEO (Chief Experience Officer) throughout as well as a Great Adventures Travel Tour Leader.

Your Great Adventures Travel Tour Leader for this tour is Bonnie Gundert, CTC.

Bonnie resides in Oro-Medonte, Ontario with her husband, two school age daughters and husky dog named Winter.  She is a graduate of the Tourism Management program at Georgian College and 20 years later went back to teach tour packaging and sales in the same program.  In 2011, after leaving a career in the Corporate world of Human Resource Management for companies such as PepsiCo, Gap Inc and Wyndham Vacations, she started Great Adventures Travel.

Bonnie loves to travel and has been escorting group tours to international destinations since 2016.  When she isn’t traveling, she enjoys writing, reading a great book and spending time with her family on the lake.

What’s Not Included

International airfare

Travel insurance

Optional activities

Meals not listed

Alcoholic beverages

Gratuities

ITINERARY

Is This Tour For Me?

Travel Style: Classic – All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.

Physical Rating: 3 – Average – light walking

Trip Type: Small Group: Minimum 8 ladies /Maximum 15 ladies

Day 1: Cairo

Arrive at any time.  There are no planned activities until an evening welcome meeting where you will meet your tour CEO and fellow travelers and learn more about your tour.

Accommodation: Pharaohs Hotel (or similar)

Day 2: Cairo/Aswān

Tour the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Sphinx before a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum. Catch an overnight train to Aswan.

Head straight to the pyramids and soak in the history of these majestic structures. Later, visit the Egyptian Museum to see more ancient artifacts.

In the evening, board an overnight train to Aswan. The overnight train is a modern air-conditioned sleeper, with twin-berth beds. There is no shower in the cabin, but each cabin does have a sink. The shared toilet is at the end of each carriage. A basic airline-style tray meal for dinner and breakfast is included. Attendants can serve drinks in your compartment at extra cost or there is a bar car for socializing.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight train with sleeper car and beds

Day 3: Aswān

Explore Aswan before visiting a Nubian village and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family.

Our train is due to arrive in Aswan early in the morning, but, trains can often be delayed. Enjoy some free time in the morning to browse the souk or walk along the Nile.

Later, board a boat to reach one of the many Nile islands and visit a Nubian village. Walk around the small community, then enjoy a traditional dinner at a local home.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Accommodation: Hapi Hotel Aswan (or similar)

Day 4: Aswān

Spend the day exploring Aswan.

One of the most fascinating sights in the area is the Temple of Abu Simbel. Later, opt for a half-day tour of the Unfinished Obelisk, High Dam, and Philae Temple. Visit the modern Nubian Museum to learn more about Aswan’s local people.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hapi Hotel Aswan (or similar)

Day 5: Aswān/Kom Ombo

Sail the Nile on a traditional felucca. Sleep onboard under the stars.

Board the felucca and spend the rest of the day out on the river and a night under the stars.

Feluccas are a basic, traditional Nile sailboat and make for an extremely relaxing and enjoyable way to travel down the river. You sleep, open-air on the deck of the boat (mattresses and blankets are provided, but if you prefer something between you and the blankets, you will need to bring a sleep sheet/sleeping bag liner of your own). The Felucca itself does not have toilets or showers, however we will have access to a private support boat, travelling in close proximity to our Felucca. This support boat is equipped with toilets and a shower (please bring a towel) and and an area to eat your meals, leaving you stress free to enjoy this tranquil and traditional experience on the Nile.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Felucca Boat

Day 6: Kom Ombo/Luxor

Enjoy a guided visit Kom Ombo Temple before driving to Luxor. En route, visit the Temple of Karnak

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Susanna Hotel (or similar)

Day 7: Luxor

Visit the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Hatshepsut. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West Bank of the Nile.

Cross to the West Bank. Visit the massive 18m (59ft)-high Colossi of Memnon, which is all that remains of an ancient temple. Descend down the narrow corridors and check out the tombs of the pharaohs at the Valley of the Kings. The Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut literally seems to rise out of the surrounding limestone outcrops.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Local Living Moment Lunch with a Local Family. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West bank of the Nile and then explore Luxor at your own pace.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Accommodation: Susanna Hotel (or similar)

Day 8: Luxor/Amman

Take a flight from Luxor to Cairo, then transfer to a connecting flight to Amman, Jordan. Free time to explore Amman on arrival.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Signature Hotel (or similar)

Day 9: Amman/Jerash/Dead Sea/Amman

Guided visit to the ancient Roman town of Jerash followed by a visit to the Dead Sea.

Set off on a half-day trip to Jerash, a fascinating site and one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman ruins outside Italy.

Continue on to the Dead Sea. Known for its high salinity, opt to bob like a cork in the healing water or cover yourself in therapeutic mud. There is also the option to visit the site of Jesus’ baptism.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Signature Hotel (or similar)

Day 10: Amman/Karak/Petra

Start the day with a guided visit to the intricate Madaba mosaics, enjoying the panoramic views from Mt Nebo and a visit to the crusader castle at Karak. Continue to Wadi Musa for the evening.

Depart early for the first stop, Mt Nebo. Learn the ancient history of this spot and check out the views.

Continue on to Madaba to see the famous Byzantine mosaics, dating back to the sixth century. After, visit Karak Castle, built during the Crusades.

Arrive in the early evening to Wadi Musa, the town just outside Petra

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Seven Wonders Hotel (or similar)

Day 11: Petra

Start early to visit iconic Petra. Enjoy a guided walking tour with your CEO, then opt to hike up to the top of the treasury or explore on your own. This evening, opt to visit a Turkish bath or visit Petra by night.

The site is large so please be prepared for a lot of walking over sand and rocks for the entire day. Pace yourself, stay hydrated and be sure to have proper walking/hiking shoes

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: Seven Wonders Hotel (or similar)

Day 12: Petra/Wadi Rum

Opt to visit Little Petra in the morning before continuing to Wadi Rum. Head out for a 4×4 excursion during the day before a traditional dinner and overnight at a Bedouin desert camp.

Drive to Wadi Rum, a vast, silent landscape of ancient riverbeds and the largest and most magnificent of Jordan’s desert landscapes. Head deep into the desert by 4×4 stopping at famous landmarks along the way.

Arrive to the tented camp in time for a traditional meal and learn more about this ancient culture. There is a large, central tent that is traditionally decorated and perfect for relaxing or escaping the cold nights in winter. Our dinner is prepared in traditional fashion, with the meat and vegetables cooked in an underground oven. Soft drinks and water are available for purchase. Lanterns light the way but we do suggest you bring a flashlight.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your Local Living Moment Bedouin Camp Overnight

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Accommodation: Al Zawaydah Camp (or similar)

Day 13: Wadi Rum/Aqaba

Journey to the red sea, where you can explore your surroundings or relax on the beach.

Drive to the Red Sea resort city of Aqaba. Enjoy free time to enjoy the beach, go snorkeling or check out the city. Make sure to try some fresh seafood for dinner.

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: My Luxury Hotel Aqaba (or similar)

Day 14: Aqaba/Amman

Journey back to Amman. En route stop at a G Adventures-supported community cafe for lunch.

Numeira Environmental Association is a nonprofit organization working in the South Ghour region, south of the Dead Sea, to create a sustainable future for the community. They engage children in environmental education, promote sustainable farming practices while creating jobs and training opportunities through their work. Their tourism program is key to the expansion of their environmental and social mission.

Upon arrival in Amman, enjoy a final night out in the city.

Exclusive Inclusions: Your G for Good Moment Numeira Community Cafe Lunch

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Accommodation: Signature Hotel (or similar)

Day 15: Amman

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is required for this trip**

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Rates

$3419.00 CAD per person including taxes (based on double occupancy)

$659.00 CAD single supplement

Note: Limited number of single-occupancy rooms available.

*Cost of international flight is extra* *Mandatory travel insurance is required for this trip*

Payment Dates

A deposit in the amount of $350.00 CAD per person is due at the time of booking.

Final payment is due on Jan 11, 2022.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation 60 days or more prior to departure – loss of deposit amount
  • Cancellation between 30 and 59 days prior to departure – 50% loss
  • Cancellation within 30 days of departure – 100% loss

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