Pyramids to Petra

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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 mysticism of Mt Sinai and the sublime stone structures of Petra, discover ancient sites galore. Travel on a felucca down the mighty Nile, stay on an undiscovered stretch of Red Sea coast 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.

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Cairo

Head out on camelback to behold the Sphinx and Pyramids of Giza, before discover Tutankhamun's treasures at the Egyptian Museum.

Days 3-4 Aswan

After an overnight train journey arrive in Aswan. Pick up a souvenir in the bazaar, visit a Nubian village and enjoy a traditional dinner with a family.

Day 5 Nile Felucca

Glide along the waters of the iconic Nile River on a memorable felucca ride. Settle in to sleep on the deck and be rocked gently to sleep as the boat bobs under a starry night sky.

Days 6-7 Luxor

Take a donkey ride to the fields near the Valley of the Kings. In free time, explore the monumental Karnak temples before boarding an overnight train.

Day 8 Cairo

Uncover peaceful Coptic Cairo before moving on to the vibrant spiritual heart of the Islamic Cairo district.

Day 9 Mt Sinai

Ascend the mystical mountain for panoramic views of the desert landscape.

Days 10-11 Red Sea Beach Camp

Visit St Catherine's Monastery before travelling to the Red Sea. Golden sands, balmy beaches and an overnight stay in a simple beach hut provide a refreshing interlude.

Day 12 Aqaba

Take a ferry across the Gulf of Aqaba to Jordan.

Day 13 Wadi Rum

Experience a memorable night with friendly Bedouin hosts.

Days 14-15 Petra

Ancient pink-hued buildings carved into the rock of the surrounding mountains make visiting this ancient city a unique experience.

Days 16-17 Madaba

Wander the crusader castle at Karak, float in the Dead Sea and travel to Madaba, a city where Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics evoke memories of lost empires.

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