Discover Egypt & Jordan

Cairo to Madaba

Original explorer tour with Intrepid

Travel across the sands of time through Egypt and Jordan

Myth, religion and wonder come together on this expedition across the timeless terrain of Egypt and Jordan. From the mysteries of the Sphinx to the sublime stone structures of Petra, discover ancient sites galore. Travel on a felucca down the mighty Nile,  and spend a night with Bedouin locals amid the sand dunes of Wadi Rum – these are just some of the highlights that make this adventure across the sands of time truly memorable.

Before booking on this trip we recommend that you read the ‘Safety’ section in the trip notes regarding special safety considerations for Egypt trips.

Why you'll love this trip

  • See the grand burial sites of the pharaohs in the valley of the Kings.

  • Explore vibrant Cairo with its bustling markets and colourful streets.

  • Experience Nubian hospitality with a home cooked meal.         

  • Experience the feeling of weightlessness as you float in the super salty Dead Sea.    

  • Spend the night trying to count the billions of stars or chat with the locals at our bedouin-style camp in Wadi Rum  

  • Check out the rock cut tombs and the remains of the ancient city of Petra. 

Is this trip right for you?

  • Travelling on a felucca is awesome, but it's not for everyone. You will be sharing a sleeping area with your fellow group members for the night and shared bathroom facility on board.

  • The walk ways around the ruins can be uneven, dusty and rocky, bring comfortable walking shoes. In places like Petra which is a massive sight you can expect to be walking in the elements for most of the day.

  • Some hotels in Egypt may not have lifts. Please be aware you may need to climb stairs with your luggage to reach your hotel room for the night.

  • There is a lot of walking around the sights, most with out shade, especially in Petra and Wadi Rum, please bring comfortable shoes and a hat to make the most of your time at the sights.

  • The weather can be quite extreme, from very hot in summer to cool in winter, please check the weather conditions for when you travel.

  • Accommodation aboard the overnight train is in two-berth cabins which convert to bunk beds. All bedding is provided on board and western-style toilets are located in each carriage. Keep in mind general train cleanliness may not be to the same standards you are accustomed to.



  • Accommodation - Hotel (9 nights), Desert camp (2 nights), Felucca (1 night), Overnight sleeper train (2 nights)
  • Meals - 14 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners
  • Transport - Camel, Felucca, Jeep, Overnight sleeper train, Van, Plane
  • Included activities as specified
  • Tour Type - Original
  • The services of an Intrepid local leader

Please Note:
Prices are based on low season travel. Contact your Travel Specialist for all the details.

Travel dates:
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