Egypt & Jordan Discovered By Land

$1039/per person

Journey through Egypt and Jordan that encompasses some of the most astounding sites from the old world.
On this one of the amazing Egypt and Jordan tours of Travel Talk,  you will discover two of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world and one of the oldest cultures in history. Marvel at the diversity the landscapes have to offer when you visit both countries then take some time to relax in the cool waters of Dahab.

Duration
15 Day
Destination(s)
Egypt / Jordan
Starts in / Ends in
Cairo / Amman
Departs on
Saturdays
Hotel Rating
5-4 Star
25-30 people

Sight Visited

  • Amman
    Amman

    The modern and ancient capital of Jordan is one of the oldest inhabited cities. The city's modern buildings blend amazingly with the remnants of ancient civilizations.

  • Aswan
    Aswan

    Sunniest city of Egypt and a popular touristic stop for many cruises. The local market here is an excellent place to do some shopping and the best place to find Egyptian fresh spices.

  • Cairo
    Cairo

    With the Great Pyramids of Giza, ancient temples, magnificent monuments, and the Egyptian Antiquities Museum, Cairo offers an experience of a lifetime.

  • Dahab
    Dahab

    “Gold” in Arabic, the city’s name was inspired from the golden sands by the Red Sea coast. Dahab offers Oceanside dinners and crystal-clear waters for diving and snorkeling.

  • Dead Sea
    Dead Sea

    With a 30 minute drive from Amman you reach this unique spot in Jordan. Dead Sea brings a sense of unreality to any traveler passing through.

  • Edfu
    Edfu

    Edfu has the most complete and best-preserved temple in Egypt, the Ptolemaic Temple of Horus, which was constructed between 237 BC and 57 BC

  • Giza
    Giza

    The Great Pyramid of Giza is one of the seven wonders of the ancient world and the only one still remaining to this day. An absolute must see.

  • Komombo
    Komombo

    Kom Ombo means ‘hill of the gold’ crowned with Temple of Komombo. The temple is unusual as one side is dedicated to the god Haroesis and the other side to Sobek.

  • Luxor
    Luxor

    A top travel destination in Egypt with a wealth of historic monuments and buildings bringing Egypt’s fabled past to life. Luxor is called the world’s greatest open air museum.

  • Petra
    Petra

    Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is described as ‘one of the most precious cultural properties of mankind's cultural heritage'. Simply amazing.

  • Philae Temple
    Philae Temple

    This beautiful temple complex is one of the most picturesque in all of Egypt. It sits on Aglika Island just south of the old Aswan Dam.

  • Sakkara
    Sakkara

    The oldest complete stone building complex in history was built as Djoser's step pyramid and it is located in Sakkara.

  • Wadi Rum
    Wadi Rum

    Absolutely stunning in its natural beauty, Wadi Rum summarizes the romance of the desert. You may meet some friendly Bedouins living close by at the desert.

Itinerary

1
Day 1: Cairo
Welcome to Egypt! At the Cairo terminal keep your eyes open for the Travel Talk sign, we pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. Gather round in the hotel lobby at 6:00pm as we meet both the other tour members and the guide for an informal meeting. After the meeting you have free time to start exploring Cairo.
  • Included Activities; Welcome Meeting
  • Optional Activities ; Group Dinner on Cruise
  • Meals ; No
 
2
Day 2: Cairo City Tour, Luxor
After breakfast we visit the Giza Plateau to explore the world famous pyramids of Cheops, Chephren and Mycrenos. The afternoon is left to sightseeing in Sakkara; the first capital of ancient Egypt, famous for its step pyramid, built by King Zoser in 2700 B.C. Later in the afternoon we board our bus to Luxor. In the evening we’ll check into our Premium hotel by the River of Nile...
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Pyramids & Sakkara
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Dinner
 
3
Day 3: Luxor, Aswan
After our breakfast, we depart for the West Bank of the Nile where our donkey awaits to take us into the Valley of the Kings. Next is our discovery of the magnificent “city of the Dead” where tombs were carved into the desert rocks, decorated richly, and filled with treasures for the Pharaoh afterlife. Rising out of the desert plain in a series of terraces, the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut is our next stop. Then we drive to Aswan for overnight stay.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Luxor & Valley of The Kings & Donkey Ride
  • Optional Activities ; Nubian Dinner
  • Meals ; Breakfast
4
Day 4: Aswan
Today, after breakfast we explore Aswan, the smallest of the three major tourist cities based on the Nile, famous for the amazing Philea Temple and High Dam, an engineering miracle when it was built in the 1960s. After visiting the High Dam we head to Philea Temple and take a short motorboat ride to reach the island. Dedicated to the goddess Isis, Philae Temple has a beautiful setting on an island in the River of Nile. Its various shrines and sanctuaries celebrate the deities involved in the myth of Isis and Osiris. Early in the morning you can join the optional trip to Abu Simbel, one of the most impressive ancient sights of Egypt. Overnight stay in Aswan.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Aswan & Philea Temple & High Dam
  • Optional Activities ; Abu Simbel
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
5
Day 5: Daily Felucca cruise on the Nile
Today we get back to basics and jump onboard a Felucca sail boat, bound for the Elephantine and Kitchener Islands on the River Nile. After our river excursion, the rest of the day is yours free to wander around Aswan as you wish.
  • Included Activities; Sailing on the Felucca
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner
6
Day 6: Edfu, Komombo, Luxor
After breakfast, on our way to Luxor where we will spend the night, we head to Edfu to visit the largest and best preserved temple in Egypt. The temple is dedicated to the falcon god Horus and was built over a 180-year period from 237 BC to 57 BC. Then we continue to visit Komombo Temple which was built during the Ptolemaic and Roman periods. The temple is dedicated to the crocodile god Sobek and god Horus.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Edfu & Komombo
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
7
Day 7: Luxor, Cairo
Today, it has much to offer the traveller, from vast temples, to ancient royal tombs, via spectacular desert and river scenery. we visit the temple of Luxor on the East Bank of the Nile which was dedicated to the great god Amun, his wife Mut and their son Khonsu (the mood god), representing the Theban triad. The temple was built on the site of a probably smaller structure for the god Amun, while the earliest parts of the temple seen today date from the 14th century BC and the time of Amenhotep III. In the afternoon we proceed to the Temple of Karnak, one of the most important religious centers of ancient Egypt. In the afternoon we drive to Cairo for overnight stay.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Karnak Temple & Luxor on the East Bank
  • Optional Activities ; Hot Air Balloning
  • Meals ; Breakfast
8
Day 8: Cairo City Tour
Our journey continues with a visit to one of the most important museums in the ancient world, the Egyptian Museum, that houses more than 100,000 relics of Egypt. Today we discover the Citadel of Saladin, Mosque of Mohamed Ali, the Hanging Church and the world famous Kahn El Khalili bazaar.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Cairo & Citadel of Saladin & Mosque of Mohammed Ali & Hanging Church & Khan El Khalili Bazaar
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
9
Day 9: Cairo to Dahab via Sudr & Sharm El Sheikh Road
Relax and unwind next to the sea with all the activities available including swimming, snorkeling, diving, camel treks, jeep safaris and more!!
  • Optional Activities ; Snorkelling, Camel Treks
  • Meals ; Breakfast
10
Day 10: Dahab
Another relax day in paradise!
  • Optional Activities ; Squba Diving, Jeep Safari
  • Meals ; Breakfast
11
Day 11: Dahab, Taba, Aqaba, Wadi Rum
We depart for Nuweiba or Taba to crossing to Aqaba, Jordan’s window to the sea. After checking into our desert camp in Wadi Rum, we join a 2 hour Jeep safari in the desert. This evening we also enjoy an authentic Jordanian dinner in Wadi Rum. After chilling out by the desert fire and sharing experiences with our travel mates under a starry sky, we spend the night in our desert camp.
Attention: Ferries from Nuweiba to Aqaba only depart when they are full, which may result in 3 – 4 hour delays on the departure time and itinerary change in Jordan. For the passengers not wishing to wait for the ferry, we also do offer the option to cross the Arava Israeli Border from Taba and use the motorway to Aqaba Border. (Israel issues a separate pass at the border and doesn’t stamp your passport)
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Wadi Rum, Jeep Safari
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
 
12
Day 12: Wadi Rum, Petra
After breakfast we depart for a full day tour in the Red Rose City Petra. We embark on an unforgettable trip on horse back and then by foot ‘til we reach the Treasury. Our local guide will provide us with a brief history of the city, which is one of the greatest attractions in the Middle East. We also visit the Pharaoh's Castle, the Triumphal arch and the Amphitheater. We remain in Petra overnight.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Petra
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
13
Day 13: Petra, Dead Sea, Kerak, Amman
Today we first drive to the lowest point on earth, Dead Sea for the spectacular floating on the salty water, then Kerak to visit the impressive Kerak Castle, which was built in the 12th century. Later, we continue to Amman where we stay overnight.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Dead Sea &  Kerak Castle
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
14
Day 14: Amman City tour
After breakfast we have Amman city tour.We will visit the most important sights of this beautiful city. Overnight stay in Amman.
  • Included Activities; Sightseeing Amman
  • Optional Activities ; No
  • Meals ; Breakfast
15
Day 15: Amman
Our tour finishes after breakfast, we say goodbye to our new friends.
  • Meals ; Breakfast
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Price ($)

The tour price and the local payment cover the following services:

Accommodation

5 and 4 star hotels

Airport Transfer

From Cairo Airport to the Cairo Hotel on day one

Meals

14 breakfasts | 1 lunches | 2 dinners

Transportation

Air-conditioned non-smoking coach or mini-bus | Donkey (Valley of the Kings) | 4x4 jeep (Wadi Rum) | Felucca or 5 star Nile Cruise boat (depending on the itinerary) | Ferry between Egypt to Jordan

Guide

Services of experienced Egyptologist guides

What is not included in the tour price and local payment?

  • Any flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not stated in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips & gestures
  • Visa fees
  • Entrance fees to the sights and museums
  • Optional activities
  • Other services not stated in the itinerary

PYRAMID PARK RESORT HOTEL - CAIRO


Pyramids Park Resort Hotel is located very near to the Pyramids, rooms are offering a gorgeous view of the gardens and Pyramids area, it has a very large pool and all rooms have it’s own balcony.

STEIGENBERGER HOTEL - LUXOR


This 5 star hotel, located in the heart of Luxor by the Nile River, provides an outdoor pool, fitness centre and sauna. All rooms feature air-conditioning and satellite TV.

HELNAN HOTEL - ASWAN


This 5 star hotel overlooking the river, offers a pool, nightclub and spa centre. Air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a minibar and a satellite TV.

DAHAB PARADISE HOTEL - DAHAB


This beautiful hotel located by the Red Sea features an outdoor pool and a panoramic view of the Sinai Mountain. All of the rooms are air-conditioned and have balcony with a spectacular view.

HILLAWI CAMP - WADI RUM


Staying in Wadi Rum is an experience not do be missed. This camp is large, yet has a wonderful atmosphere, nice rooms with attached bathroom and wonderful staff

LA MAISON HOTEL - PETRA


This hotel is very centrally located , it’s only 50 meters away from Petra entrance.

Tour Review Scores And Breakdown

At Travel Talk we do not only provide excellent value for premium adventures, but also strive to exceed expectations in every aspect of our trips, which is reflected in an enviable 98.9% customer satisfaction for 2016. We believe that our affordable tours, quality accommodation, transportation and sightseeing tours combined with likeminded people, passionate tour leaders and the overall atmosphere of a Travel Talk tour have made these results. However, we are never ones to rest on our laurels, and we continually try to improve on this year after year; and what do we get out of this? The satisfaction of our travellers!

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Djonaldo Misa

Sameh and Ramy are both excellent guides. They were very knowledgeable of the locations we stayed in and very accommodating. I would do a tour with them in the future.

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Jessica Walker

Eyad was great, very helpful & knowledgeable! Highlight was jeep safari – amazing!

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Chloe Farnell

Awesome guide. Covered everything I wanted to see & more. Would highly recommend.

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Steven Wright

Tour guide driver & tour is second to none, loved every minute.

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Santiago Velasquez

The tour guides were excellent people who effort to make our experience the best. The accommodations were great and the food was excellent.

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Quentin Maclean

Guide was very informative and knowledgeable.

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Danielle Taylor

Enjoyed the tour very much, Rachid is an excellent tour guide, very informative and always happy to help and explain things.

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Matthew Hudson

Excellent and a lot of fun. Really enjoyed the more remote areas. Excellent guide and driver.

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Helen Binns

So far have thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Rashid has been not only entertaining but he is full of valuable knowledge.

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Amanda

Sameh is the best tour guide I’ve ever had, he is full of knowledge, funny, fun and very easy to get along with. My trip would not have been nearly as good without him although he is not a good looser when it comes to card games! I really enjoyed my tour and have come away with some great photos and memories.

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