Egypt & Jordan in Depth

  • days: 25
  • from $8,870

Flights Included

Types of travel:

Countries Visited:

  • Egypt
  • Jordan

Description

Take an in-depth journey back in time to the ancient worlds of Egypt & Jordan. Explore bustling Cairo, cruise down the Nile, float in the Dead Sea and discover the wonders of Petra. This tour has it all! You’ll discover a whole world of awe-inspiring pyramids, magnificent monuments, beautiful temples and fascinating history.

Discover the Lost City

Our Egypt and Jordan tour starts in Amman, the capital of Jordan. It’s then on to the Dead Sea, where we enjoy swimming or (floating!) in the sea and indulging in Dead Sea mud treatments – known for their purifying qualities. We continue to Petra, and amazing destination featured in Dennis Bunnik's video clip on this page. The entrance is located at the end of a dark, narrow chasm; words cannot describe the unique beauty of the magnificent entrance to the Treasury. Carved deep into the rich red sandstone, it has a stunning glow to it. Once inside it’s simply amazing as there is a whole underground city to explore. No Egypt and Jordan tour is complete without a visit to Petra – seeing really is believing! From Jordan we fly to Egypt and begin our Egypt tour in Cairo, standing in front of the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids of Giza before continuing on to Luxor and the impressive open-air museum, the Valley of the Kings.

Exploring Egypt

The next part of our Egypt tour is a cruise along Egypt’s Nile River. On the way we stop to enjoy more famous sights of Egypt including the riverside temple of Kom Ombo, the wonderful Edfu temple, and much more. Next stop is Egypt’s beautiful temples of Abu Simbel, where the 4 imposing statues at the entrance stand the height of a 5 storey building. We end this wonderful tour back in Cairo with a visit to the world-famous Egyptian Museum, home to Tutankhamun's priceless treasures, the Citadel of Cairo and the Mohammed Ali Mosque, before a trip to the lively Khan El Khalili bazaar.

Itinerary

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 1. Depart Australia

Day 2. Arrive in Amman

Welcome to Jordan. On arrival, we are met and transferred to the hotel. This evening we enjoy a delicious group welcome dinner. [D]

Day 3. Jerash

We head back in time as we begin our tour of Jordan, visiting the beautifully preserved Roman cities of Jerash and Umm Qais, as well as the impressive Ajloun Castle. [B,D]

Day 4. Amman - Dead Sea

Our sightseeing today begins at biblical Mt Nebo, where Moses is said to have been shown the Promised Land. Then we head to the lowest point on Earth, the Dead Sea. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: Take a swim in the Dead Sea where you can float without trying, and cover your body in the mud, which is said to have therapeutic benefits for your skin.

Day 5. Dead Sea - Wadi Rum

We drive south to the spectacular desert of Wadi Rum. We enjoy a camel ride through the desert sands before spending the night in a Bedouin camp underneath a blanket of stars. [B,L,D]

Day 6. Wadi Rum - Aqaba

We rise early to experience a thrilling jeep tour of this breathtaking rock and sand landscape, guided by local Bedouin tribesmen. Later, we continue south to picturesque Aqaba, Jordan’s major tourism resort and only seaport. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. [B,D]

Day 7. Aqaba - Petra

We’ll experience the warm crystal-clear waters of the Red Sea as we cruise through the Aqaba Marine Park, before making our way to Petra with a stop en route to visit Al Beidha, also known as “Little Petra”. This miniature version of Petra is thought to date back more than 9,000 years and is historically significant in its own right. [B,L,D]

Day 8. Petra

A real tour highlight today, as we explore the famous Lost City of Petra. Built by the Nabataeans more than 2,000 years ago, Petra was an important junction for the silk, spice and other trade routes that linked the ancient Eastern world with that of the West. [B,D]

Special Experience: We enter Petra through the Siq, a narrow, 800m-long gorge, flanked on either side by soaring, 80m-high cliffs, before we reach the awe-inspiring Treasury, hewn into the rose-coloured sandstone cliff face.

Day 9. Petra - Amman

Today we head north to the magnificent Crusader fortress of Kerak and then on to Amman. [B,D]

Day 10. Amman - Cairo

We fly to Cairo and spend the afternoon at leisure. [B,D]

Day 11. Cairo

Our touring in Egypt starts with the ancient capital of Memphis and the incredible Step Pyramid of Sakkara, the first Egyptian pyramid. Then we visit the world’s most famous attractions, the Great Pyramids of Giza and the nearby Sphinx - you’ll be amazed by the sheer size of these structures! [B]

Day 12. Cairo - Luxor

We fly to Luxor, on the banks of the Nile, where we explore the colossal Karnak Temple complex and the Luxor Temple, linked by a 3km-long Avenue of Sphinxes. [B]

Day 13. Luxor

An amazing and unforgettable day as we explore the underground tombs of the Valley of the Kings. We also visit the massive Temple of Queen Hatshepsut and the Colossi of Memnon. [B]

Day 14. Luxor - Nile Cruise

This afternoon we board our cruise ship, which will be our home for the next four nights. Take some time to relax and watch the day-to-day rituals of rural Egyptian life on the banks of the Nile as we sail past. [B,L,D]

Day 15. Nile Cruise

Our cruise ship navigates the lock at Esna, before docking for the night at Edfu. [B,L,D]

Day 16. Nile Cruise

In Edfu we visit the Temple of Horus, the second-largest temple in Egypt after Karnak and one of the best-preserved. The temple was abandoned in 391 AD and lay buried in sand until it was rediscovered in the 1860s. We sail on to the riverside temple of Kom Ombo, before continuing to Aswan. [B,L,D]

Day 17. Nile Cruise

Special Experience: We rise early to cross the desert to the incredible twin temples of Abu Simbel. Originally carved out of the mountainside during the reign of Pharaoh Ramses II, the entire complex was relocated to an artificial hill high above the Aswan High Dam reservoir in the 1960s. [B,L,D]

Day 18. Disembark Nile Cruise - Aswan

After disembarking we explore Aswan, including the High Dam, the picturesque Temple of Isis on Philae Island, and the Unfinished Obelisk. Later we board a traditional felucca sailing boat for a relaxing cruise on the River Nile. [B]

Day 19. Aswan - Cairo

A free morning in Aswan to explore and pick up some handcrafted Nubian souvenirs before flying back to Cairo. [B]

Day 20. Cairo - Alexandria

This morning we travel to Wadi el Natroun, home to some of the world’s earliest Christian monasteries, before continuing on to the city of Alexandria. [B,L]

Special Experience: Visit the self-sufficient Coptic Monastery of St Bishoy.

Day 21. Alexandria

A great day as we explore Alexandria, including the National Museum, Pompey’s Pillar, the Catacombs, the New Bibliotheca and the Montazah Palace. [B,L]

Day 22. Alexandria - El Alamein - Cairo

Special Experience: Our journey takes us along the Mediterranean coast to the historic site of El Alamein where we pay a moving visit to the Commonwealth War Cemetery.

We continue on to Cairo. [B]

Day 23. Cairo

Today we visit the Citadel of Cairo and the Mohammed Ali Mosque, before a visit to the lively Khan el-Khalili Bazaar. Later, we venture into the bustling heart of Cairo to visit the world-famous Egyptian Museum, home to Tutankhamun’s priceless treasures and many other historic artefacts. We end our unforgettable tour with a group farewell dinner this evening. [B,D]

Day 24. Depart Cairo

Today we begin our journey home. [B]

Day 25. Arrive in Australia

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy-class flights between Australia, Egypt & Jordan. Taxes included.
  • 3 economy-class flights within Egypt and Jordan
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Pre-paid tips - $315pp

Accommodation & Meals

  • 17 nights in good quality hotels (4-5 star)
  • 4 nights in an outside cabin on board a luxury Nile cruise ship including all meals
  • 1 night at a desert camp with shared facilities
  • 22 breakfasts, 9 lunches and 14 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners

Sightseeing

  • English speaking guide in Jordan and expert Egyptologist guides who will bring the fascinating history of ancient Egypt alive
  • Visit the beautifully preserved Roman Cities of Uum Qais and Jerash
  • Admire the views from the impressive Islamic Ajloun Castle which was built in the 12th century and served as a military fort to protect the region from invading Crusader forces
  • See the spectacular Byzantine and Umayyed mosaics in Madaba, one of the most memorable places in the Holy Land
  • Visit Mt Nebo for fantastic views of the Jordan Valley
  • Swim or float in the salty waters of the Dead Sea and enjoy the therapeutic mud!
  • Explore the unique desert landscape of Wadi Rum by camel safari as well as an exciting jeep tour
  • Enjoy an unforgettable night under a sky of a million stars at a desert camp in Wadi Rum
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the Red Sea
  • Visit one of the world’s greatest treasures – the lost city of Petra! An awe-inspiring experience and one that has to be seen to be believed!
  • Marvel at the largest and best preserved Crusader Castle of Kerak, which to this date dominates the fortified town
  • Visit the awe-inspiring Great Pyramids of Giza. Our tour includes plenty of time to soak up the power of these magnificent structures before we visit a nearby vantage point and then continue on to the famous Sphinx
  • Visit the incredible Step Pyramid of Sakkara, the nearby giant statue of Ramses II and the old capital of Memphis
  • Visit the world-renowned Egyptian Museum whose priceless artefacts include those of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen
  • Get a fascinating insight into current Egyptian life as you visit the Mohammed Ali Mosque, the Saladin Citadel of Cairo and the centuries-old Khan El Khalili bazaar
  • Relax on a traditional felucca sailboat in Aswan as you cruise around Kitchener’s Island
  • Unwind on a four-night luxury cruise on the Nile from Luxor to Aswan
  • Visit the stunning temples of Ramses II and Queen Nefertari at Abu Simbel. This is a must-see while in Egypt, which most other companies offer only as an optional extra. We include it!
  • Travel to the magnificent Temple of Horus (the Falcon God) in Edfu, the Temple of Kom Ombo which currently displays some of the crocodile mummies discovered in the vicinity, the laidback town of Aswan where we visit the beautiful Temple of Isis on Philae Island, the Unfinished Obelisk and the High Dam
  • Explore the West Bank, including the Colossi of Memnon, the Valley of the Kings (where we enter some of the tombs of the pharaohs) and the massive Temple of Queen Hatshepsut
  • Visit the beautiful Luxor and Karnak Temples, where each year elaborate festivals and ceremonies were performed to appease the gods
  • Be fascinated by Alexandria, the ‘Pearl of the Mediterranean’ with its mix of history and modernity
  • Pay homage to the fallen soldiers at the Battlefield Cemetery and Military Museum of El Alamein

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

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Valid From: Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane & Perth
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Tips: Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy amount of $315pp
Taxes: Total cost includes - air taxes of $820pp
Single supplement: $1,690 (subject to seasonality)
  • Tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people, however Bunnik Tours reserves the right to re-price the tour when there is only 1 person booked
  • Day/Date Variations: Due to airline flight schedules day of arrival and day of departure may vary depending on your city of departure
  • Taxes & Fuel Costs: Total cost includes air taxes. Taxes and fuel surcharges change regularly so above levies shown as a guide only
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Optional Excursions

JORDAN

FROM PETRA:

Petra by Night – 2hrs – JOD17pp (Monday, Wednesday & Thursday Only)
See the city at night the way the ancient spice caravan travelers must have seen it. Make your way through a candle-lit siq to the magnificent Treasury and enjoy an evening of Bedouin music and storytelling.

EGYPT

FROM CAIRO:

Coptic Cairo - 3hrs – USD$50pp 
Discover the ancient sites and culture of Coptic Christians throughout Old Cairo. Visit the Hanging Church, which derives its name from its location on top of the southern tower gate of an old Babylon fortress, possibly the oldest Christian church in Egypt. Your next stop is the Abu Serga, a place where the Holy Family rested after fleeing Israel from King Herod. Ben Ezra Synagogue is one of the oldest synagogues in Egypt. Set in a shady garden, it was built on the site of a 4th-century Christian church.

Islamic Cairo - 3hrs - USD$50pp
Visit the Gayer Anderson Museum, which consists of two houses from the 16th and 17th century built with a unique architectural style and filled with antique furniture from all over the Middle East. Nearby is the Ibn Toulon Mosque, one of the biggest mosques in Cairo built in the 8th century with strong Persian influences to the design. The final stop is the El Sultan Hassab Mosque, built in the 13th century and considered one of the best examples of Islamic architecture from that era.

Sound & Light Show at Giza - 1hr - USD$60pp
The Sound and Light Show at the Great Pyramids takes place on the Giza plateau. You will hear the story of Egypt as seen through the eyes of the Sphinx over the ages, and see the breathtaking sight of the floodlit pyramids lit up under the stars.
Please note: you may not be permitted to use video cameras during this performance.

Dahshur Pyramid - 2hrs - USD$60pp  
Dahshur forms the southernmost area of the Memphis Necropolis and contains a number of pyramid complexes and monuments. This site was used as funerary grounds beginning in the time of the Fourth Dynasty, where King Senefru built two of his three pyramids: the "Bent" pyramid, named for the angle of the sides, and the "Red Pyramid" named for the red limestone used in its construction. The latter was the first complete pyramid in Egypt.

FROM LUXOR:

Hot Air Balloon Ride West Bank - 1.5hrs (includes transport ex hotel) - USD$140pp
SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY
Don't miss this opportunity for incomparable views of Luxor's famous temples! Enjoy a hot-air balloon ride directly of the Nile River's West Bank. Away from the crowds in the peaceful glow of dawn, your flight over Egypt's ancient monuments promises to be a highlight of your visit.

Luxor Museum - 1.5 hrs - USD$65pp
Experience one of the best displays of antiquities in Egypt at the Luxor Museum including artefacts from King Tutankhamen’s Tomb.

Sound & Light Show Karnak - 1.5hrs - USD$60pp 
Experience the beauty of the Temple of Karnak illuminated against the darkness of night as the pharaohs of the New Kingdom take you on a narrated journey into Ancient Egypt.
Please note: you may not be permitted to use video cameras during this performance.
 
Deir El Madina, Medinet Habu & Nobles Tombs - 3 hrs - USD$70pp - minimum 4 participants required
Deir el-Medina is one of the most well-preserved ancient settlements in Egypt. It lies near Thebes and was once a highly skilled community of craftsmen and their families, practising skills which were passed each generation from father to son. Continue to visit Medinet Habu, the Mortuary Temple of Ramesses II in a location on the West Bank of the same name. Continue to the Nobles tombs of the great dignitaries from the middle and the new kingdom dynasties.

FROM ASWAN:

City Tour in Aswan - 1.5hrs - USD$35pp 
Witness local lives in Aswan, highlights include a visit to the Grand mosque in Aswan, "Tabbia Mosque" and the Grand Coptic Church.

Nubian Village - 3hrs - USD$40pp (including camel ride) USD$50pp (without camel ride)
Travel by motorboat to a local village, visit a Nubian family and enjoy tea in their home, discovering their simple and natural way of life. The Nubian language is solely a spoken language, and is the common feature that characterises Nubian of today and is the centre of their identity.

Sound & Light Show Philae - 1.5hrs - USD$60pp 
Enjoy a magical experience as you visit Philae Temple at night to attend the Sound & Light Show. Walk through the dramatically lit temple as its history is narrated.
Please note: you may not be permitted to use video cameras during this performance.

Please Note:
All tours are based on minimum 2 participants (unless otherwise stated) and are subject to availability. The length of tours advised is an approximate only. Tours can be booked on tour directly with your Tour Director. Prices are a guide only and are subject to change without notice. Optional tours in Egypt can be paid in USD, AUD & EGP. The exchange rate for USD to AUD will be common rated and the Egyptian Pound rate will be calculated daily by your Tour Director. Payment must be made to your Tour Director by cash only.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Accommodation is subject to change and every effort is made to avoid this. However if a change does become necessary, accommodation of a similar standard will be used.

Grand Palace Hotel, Amman

Centrally located in Amman's progressive Shumesani district, this hotel has an idyllic setting for business or leisure, next to the Royal Cultural Centre and the Amman Stock Market. The 138 guest rooms are all fitted with air-conditioning, minibar, safebox and wireless internet access with large bathrooms. The rooms are fitted with sound proof windows.

Holiday Inn Resort, Dead Sea

Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea is an Arabesque-style sanctuary that makes for an ideal holiday base with its fresh and stylish accommodations and contemporary facilities. Room facilities include cable/satellite TV, high-speed internet access, air conditioning and a safe deposit box. You can relax at one of the three interconnecting palm-fringed pools or book in for a Dead Sea treatment at the spa. Meals, snacks and drinks are available from their restaurants and bars. Other services include high-speed internet access, laundry and dry cleaning, an ATM machine and currency exchange for added convenience.

Al Hillawi Camp, Wadi Rum

The camp features 200 double tents and offers Bedouin-style food, folklore, hospitality and accommodation. Here you can relax under the stars like a real Bedouin - except with a lot more comfort. It’s also a chance to meet some of the last remaining fully nomadic Berbers in the area perhaps over a cup of steaming hot sweet tea. The camp offers shared bathroom and shower facilities

DoubleTree by Hilton, Aqaba

Situated on the southern tip of Jordan overlooking the Red Sea’s Gulf of Aqaba, DoubleTree by Hilton Aqaba is a 5 star hotel and centrally located in the heart of the business district in Aqaba, Jordan. Be welcomed with a DoubleTree chocolate chip walnut cookie. Featuring contemporary Italian design, our spacious guest rooms and suites provide a peaceful retreat with views of the city or the Red Sea. Enjoy a 32-inch flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi and a large desk.

Petra Guest House Hotel

The four stars, Petra Guest House is ideally located at the visitors entrance to the Siq and only a few steps away from the famous archaeological sites. The hotel offers 41 well-appointed guestrooms each offering mountain views and modern amenities such as LCD TV, safe box, mini bar, coffee & tea making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning. There is a lobby lounge, 24 hour room service, business centre, Bar and Restaurant for your convenience.

Le Meridien Pyramids Hotel, Cairo

Le Meridien Pyramids is a 4 star hotel comprising 540 elegantly decorated guest rooms. Enjoy incredible views of the majestic Giza Pyramids from your sunlounge beside the pool (try the ice-cream that is available pool-side, it’s good!). There are a variety of restaurants to choose from offering Mediterranean, International, Egyptian and Mexican food as well as 2 cafes – including a traditional Shisha cafe. Hotel facilities include: wireless high speed internet access in lobby, dry cleaning service, currency exchange, laundry service, shoe shine service, room service, pool, gift shops and spa facilities.

Steigenberger Nile Palace Hotel, Luxor

The Steigenberger Nile Palace is situated in the heart of the historical district of Luxor and is only 1.5km from the Temple of Luxor. Be spoilt for choice when it comes to meal times as they have several restaurants, cafes and bars from which to choose providing local, Italian, Thai and Lebanese cuisine. With views of the Nile you can sit back with a cocktail and watch the boats sail by and let your imagination whisk you away – you can even try the traditional Shisha (Egyptian pipe). Hotel facilities include: 24-hour room service, shopping arcade, laundry, hairdresser, souvenir shop, W-LAN access, currency exchange and massage.

Movenpick MS Royal Lily, Nile Cruise

The Royal Lily flagship cruiser comprises 56 cabins of approximately 22 sqm and 4 Royal Suites. The Deluxe cabins are tastefully decorated and include an en-suite shower room, individually controlled air-conditioning, TV, minibar, climate control and telephones. The expansive restaurant is located under the main deck and offers mouth-watering buffets featuring authentic Egyptian, international and vegetarian dishes accompanied by a selection of local and imported wines, spirits and liqueurs. The Salon Deck has large panoramic windows and a relaxing lounge which serves afternoon tea and other refreshments. There is a pool on the sundeck and a fully equipped gym and massage room. Also don't forget to sample some ice-cream from the Movenpick ice-cream bar, delicious!

Movenpick Aswan

Mövenpick Resort Aswan is located on Elephantine Island in the middle of the River Nile, within walking distance of the historical Island, touristic sites, central station and cultural hotspots. Mövenpick Resort Aswan offers luxurious accommodation with countless services including a swimming pool, tennis court, and gymnasium. The well-appointed rooms are spacious and stylish. All of them offer private balconies or terraces, and many enjoy panoramic views across the river. Free WiFi in public areas.

Le Metropole Hotel, Alexandria

Le Metropole Hotel is situated in an 18th century building with classical décor and stunning views of the Mediterranean. Beautifully located in the centre of the city, the hotel offers easy access to the beaches, nightlife and other famous highlights. Each room is well-appointed with luxurious fabrics and offers WI-FI, air conditioning, satellite TV and private bathrooms. Other services include 24 hour reception, friendly staff, 2 French Restaurants, business centre and a currency exchange office.

Ramses Hilton, Cairo

Situated in the heart of downtown Cairo the Ramses Hilton hotel is set on the banks of the River Nile, offering a relaxing retreat in the centre of Egypt’s capital city. The famous Egyptian Museum is only 5 minutes away and it is about a 40 minute drive to the Pyramids. Facilities include a fitness centre, pool, bar, lounge, ATM, room service, currency exchange, beauty salon, Egyptian shisha pipa and several restaurants (including the World Restaurant on the 36th floor with panoramic views of the city and even the pyramids!).

Weather

Weather

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For a small country Jordan experiences a range of climates, with the most popular seasons for travel being Spring (March - May) and Autumn (September - November) as the climate is generally a bit cooler.

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Currency

Currency

Jordan, Jordanian Dinar

The official currency in Jordan is the Jordanian dinar (JOD or unofficially JD)

  • 1 Jordanian Dinar = 100 piastres or 1,000 fils. For example, a price of 3.750 means 3 dinars and 750 fils
  • Notes are in the denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 dinars
  • Coins are in the denominations of 1, 0.5 and 0.25 dinars, and 0.5, 1, 2.5, 5 and 10 piastres

Please Note: Major credit cards are widely accepted in hotels, upmarket shops and restaurants. It is best to carry local currency in smaller notes or coins, as vendors never seem to have change. It is also very handy when you want to give a tip. Also, Jordanian currency should be left in the country, therefore exchange your currency prior to leaving.

Egypt, Egyptian Pound

The official currency in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP; symbol £)

  • 1 Egyptian Pound = 100 Piastre (Pt)
  • Notes are in denominations of £200, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 1, 0.50 and 0.25
  • Coins are in denominations of £1 and 50, 25, 20, 10 and 5 Piastres

Please Note:  It's best to build up a supply of the small bills because you'll need them for baksheesh (a request for a tip for services rendered) and small purchases, and many shopkeepers and cabbies will not have - or claim they don't have - change

Levels of Fitness

Levels of Fitness

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Our tours have been designed for the ‘not too young & not too old’ and while we do not discriminate on age, you do need to have a good level of fitness and mobility. You should be able to carry your own bags, as porter services are not always available at all hotels, and you should be able to walk apx. 3.5km on uneven ground and climb several flights of stairs. Passengers who are 70 and over will be required to obtain a doctor’s clearance before travelling.

Tour Extensions

These optional extras can be included in your tour.

Reviews for Egypt & Jordan in Depth

This tour has a rating of 5 stars based on 13 reviews.

Here's what others have had to say about this tour.

Egypt & Jordan in Depth Too much to love!! 5
Nile cruising was fabulous in every area. Wadi Rum and Petra were both awe-inspiring. In Egypt, our guide Ibrahim was passionate about being a guide and making us his family. In Jordan, Ahmad made sure that we saw and experienced all that was important and made sure we had fun. Colin Noorbergen - March 2015
Egypt & Jordan in Depth The realisation of a longtime dream 5
Abdullah was the most delightful, obliging person - charming. Medhat was most pleasant and hugely knowledgeable. Highlights; the exquisite beauty of Tutankhamun's mask, dawn on the Nile boat, standing in front of Abu Simbel, the vivid colours in the tombs of the artisans, the colours of Petra, camel ride in the silence of Wadi Rum. Jerash was much more spectacular than we had imagined. We had a superb chef on the Nile Goddess and the suite was most comfortable. Pat Tod - May 2015
Egypt & Jordan in Depth Loved the Egyptologist guides knowledge, culture, history, food. 5
Highlights - Swimming in pool at Le Meridien & looking at the pyramids. Walking through the Gorge at Petra with water over my ankles as it rained heavily & snowed!! Absolutely frozen & amazing Bedouin hospitality; sharing campfire in a cave & hot sage tea that tasted amazing. Swimming in the Dead Sea. Sameer our driver in Jordan wearing his long Bedouin coat. Loved all the sightseeing & love the knowledge I have acquired since this tour. Susan Munro - April 2015
Egypt & Jordan in Depth The whole trip was excellent 5
Extremely enjoyable, the guides knowledge and their willingness to explain and answer questions made every visit to a sight a very pleasurable experience and enhanced our understanding of the cultural history. The whole trip was a highlight! From the guides to the sights everything was incredible. Peter Clark - February 2015
Egypt & Jordan in Depth So much more than even expected! 5
I recently travelled with 5 others for 25 days in Jordan & Egypt. It was simply the best holiday experienced. Our group had such fun, so many laughs. Our guide Ibrahim & driver Mazin were the best! Egypt was amazing but I fell in love with Jordan - Wadi Rum, Little Petra, Jerash, Petra, Amman's citadel all favorites. Enjoying fresh desserts, traditional dishes, beautiful hotels...congratulations Bunnik, you have got this right. I would ask that Ibrahim and Maxin become Bunnik's preferred guide & driver! Top notch. Adrienne DeKuyer - February 2015
Egypt & Jordan in Depth Felt safe and and no crowds in Egypt and Jordan. 4
Jordan was fantastic - so much history. We really enjoyed the Nile cruise which gave us relaxed access to Luxor, Aswan and the places in between. Great to see both Jordan and Egypt with such small crowds. Trevor Watt - October 2014
Egypt & Jordan in Depth Jordan, Egypt and Bahariya Oasis - a definite must to visit... 5
Don't believe all the media hype about Israel, Jordan and Egypt - I didn't experience any feeling of danger or fear anywhere. Petra, Umm Quais, Jerash and Wadi Rum in Jordan - fantastic! Luxor, the Nile Cruise, Abu Simbel and the Egyptian Museum in Cairo well worth visiting just to see Tutankhamen's gold mask, jewellery and inner sarcophagi - awesome! Then Baharyia Oasis - dune 'surfing' in a 4x4 Landcruiser over the golden sands just outside the oasis - exhilerating! Thanks Bunnik - two fabulous and memorable tours. Ros Burton - September 2014
Egypt & Jordan in Depth I felt it would be good to travel in a small group this time - turned out I was right! 5
In Egypt, it seemed that the temples got better & better as we went further south. Also, the Nile Cruise was around the middle of the tour, so we could really relax. Both guides were very sensitive to our needs, flexible & patient; no question/need was too difficult for either of them. Of course they were also very knowledgeable, especially Ibrahim, with his passion for Egyptology. Cathy Robertsor - March 2014
Egypt & Jordan in Depth Petra was amazing... 4
..a much larger area and more to see than I had understood it to be. I really enjoyed the atmosphere in the Crusader castles in Jordan. I was expecting a knight in armour to walk around a corner and tables to be covered in food; TV memories perhaps. Karnak temple and entering 3 of the tombs in the Valley of the Kings were my Egyptian highlights. Dennis Kimberley - November 2012
Egypt & Jordan in Depth It really was perfect 5
We felt so lucky to be able to see all the wonderful sites with so few other tourists around, we had the best guides in Jordan, Othman made us feel like part of his family Carole Bassam - November 2013
Egypt & Jordan in Depth All Egypt was a highlight, especially having it to ourselves! 5
Dead Sea (and the hotel) was incredible, a must see. View from Umm Quais over all the biblical lands awesome. Alison & Dave Nelson - September 2013
Egypt & Jordan in Depth Enjoyed the whole trip. 4
There is a lot more to Jerash and Petra than I thought. Liked Aswan. We went to Dubai before starting our Tour and we really enjoyed Dubai. Joanne Gehrke - January 2013
Egypt & Jordan in Depth I think we saw everything at it's best! 5
Getting to places early before the crowds was really good & I took hundreds of photographs with not too many tourists in them. Marion Neville - March 2012

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Special Experiences!

• Swim in the Dead Sea where you can float without trying, and cover your body in the therapeutic mud.
• Enter Petra through the Siq, a narrow 800m-long gorge, before reaching the awe-inspiring Treasury, hewn into the rose-coloured sandstone cliff face.
• Explore the incredible twin temples of Abu Simbel, carved out of the mountainside as a monument to Pharaoh Ramses II and his queen, Nefertari.
• Visit the self-sufficient Coptic Monastery of St Bishoy, one of the world’s earliest Christian monasteries.
• See the WWII battlefields where Rommel’s advance on Cairo was halted and visit the Commonwealth War Cemetery associated with the battle of El Alamein.

Trip Info

Group Size

Min: 2 | Max: 20

Transportation

Coach, camel, 4WD, boat, plane, Nile River cruise & felucca sailboat

Tips

Total cost includes - Tipping Made Easy amount of $315pp

Tour Highlights

• Swim (or float!) in the Dead Sea • Tour Wadi Rum by jeep and camel • Visit the incredible Lost City of Petra • Cruise the River Nile in luxury • Visit the beautiful Luxor and Karnak Temples • Explore the impressive Valley of the Kings • See the stunning temples of Abu Simbel • Haggle for bargains at the lively Khan el-Khalili Bazaar

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This tour has a rating of 5 stars based on 13 reviews.