Call Us -1800 123 6898


17 Days, Cairo to Amman

All Departures 100% Guaranteed | If you're booked, you're going.

A wide-ranging adventure showcasing the region's natural wonders and fascinating cultures, offering the perfect combination of guided excursions and free time to read more...

    • Think local transport—buses, taxis, trains the most colourful way to travel
    • Enjoy travelling with a like minded mix of couples, friends and solo travellers, from the world over
    • Like the idea of staying in character-rich accommodations that reflect the culture of the places you visit
What's Included
  • Overseas Medical Insurance for the duration of the tour (Sum of US$ 2,50,000 covered).
  • Hotels (12 nts), sleeper trains (2 nts), felucca (1 nt), desert camping (1 nt).
  • 16 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 5 dinners.
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities (Private air-con van, train, plane, felucca, donkey, ferry, 4x4 pickup truck).
  • Internal Flights.
  • Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx entrance and guided tour.
  • Nubian village visit and traditional dinner.
  • Felucca overnight sailing excursion with support boat.
  • Edfu and Kom Ombo temples entrance and guided tour.
  • Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings guided visit and donkey ride.
  • Colossi of Memnon visit.
  • Traditional meal with local family (Luxor).
  • G Adventures-supported library and community centre visit.
  • Islamic Cairo guided tour including Khan el-Khalili bazaar and Egyptian Museum.
  • Beach time at the Red Sea.
  • Wadi Rum jeep excursion.
  • Bedouin camp overnight with local meals.
  • Petra day pass and local guide.
  • Shobak and Karak castles visit.
  • Madaba mosaics guided tour.
  • Dead Sea visit.
  • Services of Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout the tour.
Please ensure that you print a final copy of your trip details provided by Cox & Kings as pdf format.
Important Notes
We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 365-475 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.
Day 1 Arrive Cairo
Day 2 Cairo/Aswan
Day 3 Aswan
Day 4 Aswan
Day 5 Aswan/Kom Ombo
Day 6 Kom Ombo/Luxor
Day 7 Luxor/Cairo
Day 8 Cairo
Day 9 Cairo/Nuweiba
Day 10 Nuweiba
Day 11 Nuweiba/Aqaba
Day 12 Aqaba/Wadi Rum
Day 13 Wadi Rum/Wadi Musa
Day 14 Wadi Musa
Day 15 Petra/Madaba
Day 16 Madaba/Amman
Day 17 Depart Amman
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
  • Start
  • Finish
  • Thu, 02 Nov '17
  • Sat, 18 Nov '17
  • Thu, 09 Nov '17
  • Sat, 25 Nov '17
  • Thu, 23 Nov '17
  • Sat, 09 Dec '17
  • Thu, 21 Dec '17
  • Sat, 06 Jan '18
  • Fri, 23 Feb '18
  • Sun, 11 Mar '18
  • Fri, 02 Mar '18
  • Sun, 18 Mar '18
  • Fri, 06 Apr '18
  • Sun, 22 Apr '18
  • Fri, 20 Apr '18
  • Sun, 06 May '18
  • Fri, 27 Apr '18
  • Sun, 13 May '18
  • Fri, 04 May '18
  • Sun, 20 May '18
  • Fri, 11 May '18
  • Sun, 27 May '18
  • Fri, 25 May '18
  • Sun, 10 Jun '18
  • Fri, 08 Jun '18
  • Sun, 24 Jun '18
  • Fri, 22 Jun '18
  • Sun, 08 Jul '18
  • Fri, 06 Jul '18
  • Sun, 22 Jul '18
  • Fri, 20 Jul '18
  • Sun, 05 Aug '18
  • Fri, 03 Aug '18
  • Sun, 19 Aug '18
  • Fri, 17 Aug '18
  • Sun, 02 Sep '18
  • Fri, 31 Aug '18
  • Sun, 16 Sep '18
  • Fri, 07 Sep '18
  • Sun, 23 Sep '18
  • Fri, 14 Sep '18
  • Sun, 30 Sep '18
  • Fri, 21 Sep '18
  • Sun, 07 Oct '18
  • Fri, 28 Sep '18
  • Sun, 14 Oct '18
  • Fri, 12 Oct '18
  • Sun, 28 Oct '18
  • Fri, 19 Oct '18
  • Sun, 04 Nov '18
  • Fri, 09 Nov '18
  • Sun, 25 Nov '18
  • Fri, 16 Nov '18
  • Sun, 02 Dec '18
  • Fri, 30 Nov '18
  • Sun, 16 Dec '18
  • Fri, 07 Dec '18
  • Sun, 23 Dec '18
  • Fri, 21 Dec '18
  • Sun, 06 Jan '19

Cox & Kings takes all reasonable measures to ensure your safety and enjoyment while travelling with us. The aim of this document is to give you an insight into ways you may further enhance your own personal safety while abroad.

Places Visited
  • Cairo
  • Onboard Train
  • Aswan
  • On Board The Felucca
  • Luxor
  • Nuweiba
  • Aqaba
  • Wadi Rum
  • Wadi Musa (Petra)
  • Madaba
  • Amman
  • DAY 1 Arrive Cairo

    Arrive at any time.

    If this is your first visit to Cairo, we highly recommend that you book an airport transfer.

    Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
    Tonight, the adventure begins. Feel free to explore - but make sure you're back in time to meet your group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your trip. (None (Meals on your own))

  • DAY 2 Cairo/Aswan

    Tour the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx before boarding an overnight train to Aswan.

    Head straight to visit the pyramids and soak in the history of this fantastic site.

    In the evening, board an overnight train to Aswan.

    Great Pyramids of Giza and Sphinx Tour
    Enjoy a tour of the magnificent great pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx. No matter how many photos or documentaries you have seen, the first glimpse of these marvels of the ancient world will take your breath away. As a qualified Egyptologist, your CEO has all the facts about of these massive structures.

    Overnight train (beds)
    Cairo - Aswan 12h
    Enjoy a comfortable twin-share compartment with bunk beds and lockable doors. The beds convert into seats when not in use and luggage is stored under the bottom bunk. Bedding is provided and there is a small wash basin with soap and a towel as well. Shared toilet facilities are at the end of each carriage. A simple "airline style" dinner is included. Non-alcoholic drinks are available to purchase and there is a bar car for socializing. (Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 3 Aswan

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

    Enjoy some free time in the morning to browse the souk or walk along the Nile.

    Later, board a felucca (boat) to reach Elephantine Island and visit a Nubian village. Walk around the small community then enjoy a delicious traditional dinner in a local home.

    Free Time
    Aswan Morning
    Head out and explore this sleepy town.

    Optional Activities
    Souk Visit

    Wander through the souk, soaking in the scent and colour of spices and perfumes, and rummaging through beautiful scarves and baskets.

    Felucca Sail to Nubian Village
    Board a local boat, known as a felucca, to take a trip along the magnificent Nile, with views of the Aga Khan Mausoleum and Kitchener Island. Stop on the largest of the Nile islands in this area, Elephantine Island. Walk through the village and fields and learn more about the life of the Nubian people before enjoying a delicious traditional dinner at a local home. (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 4 Aswan

    Spend the day exploring Aswan. Opt to visit the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel.

    One of the most fascinating sights in the area is the Temple of Abu Simbel. There are two options for visiting- overland or flight. Later, opt for a half-day tour to visit the Unfinished Obelisk, High Dam, and Philae Temple. Visit the modern Nubian Museum to learn more about the local people and culture.

    Free Time
    Aswan Full Day
    Explore Aswan or go further afield.

    Optional Activities
    Nubian Museum Visit

    Aswan 1h-3h
    80EGP per person
    Enjoy a the modern Nubian Museum to learn more about the culture and customs of Aswan's local people.

    Half-Day Aswan Tour
    295-525 EGP per person
    Enjoy a guided tour of this wonderful city that was the source of marble for many of ancient Egypt's grand buildings. Close to town, in one of these ancient quarries, lies a gigantic unfinished obelisk cut out of local stone. Also visit the High Dam and the Philae Temple.

    Abu Simbel Visit (Flight)
    Abu Simbel 4h-6h
    1423-2890EGP per person
    Visit the fantastic twin temples of Abu Simbel by short flight there and back. Enjoy a guided tour then free time to wander through the different temples to learn more about the construction, history, and relocation of these magnificently preserved structures. The temples, built by Ramses II between 1274-1244BC, would now be under Lake Nasser if not for the wonders of modern engineering.

    Abu Simbel Visit (Bus)
    Abu Simbel 8h-10h
    560-1190EGP per person
    Visit the fantastic twin temples of Abu Simbel by caravan there and back. Visit includes about 2 hrs at the site to wander through the different temples and learn more about the construction, history, and relocation of these magnificently preserved structures. The temples, built by Ramses II between 1274-1244BC, would now be under Lake Nasser if not for the wonders of modern engineering. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 5 Aswan/Kom Ombo

    Sail the Nile on a felucca (traditional boat) with a support boat. Sleep onboard under the stars.

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

    Felucca Overnight Sailing Excursion
    Nile River
    Enjoy a relaxing ride on a felucca (traditional Nile sailboat) and travel down the river, watching the scenery glide by. At night, sleep on the deck under the stars (mattresses and blankets are provided). Enjoy delicious meals on board. The felucca itself does not have toilets or showers, but a private support boat travelling in close proximity has both (please bring a towel). (Dinner,Breakfast,Lunch)

  • DAY 6 Kom Ombo/Luxor

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

    Kom Ombo Temple Visit
    Kom Ombo
    Enjoy a visit to this temple located in a scenic spot, right on the banks of the Nile. It was dedicated to the crocodile god, and you can still see the remains of an ancient mummified crocodile that was worshipped here thousands of years ago.

    Private Vehicle
    Kom Ombo - Luxor 4h
    Stop en route to visit the Edfu Temple.

    Edfu Temple Visit
    Enjoy a visit to the Edfu Temple, which is located in the middle of a bustling village. It is the most completely preserved temple in Egypt.

    Free Time
    Luxor Afternoon
    Start exploring Luxor.

    Optional Activities
    Horse and Carriage Ride

    Luxor 30m-2h
    50-150EGP per person
    Enjoy a horse and carriage (caleche) ride and get oriented in the city.

    Bazaar Visit
    Wander through the bustling local bazaar and check out the wares for sale. Pick up a few if you like! (Breakfast)

  • DAY 7 Luxor/Cairo

    Travel by donkey and visit the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Hatshepsut. Opt to visit the Temple of Karnak and Luxor Museum. After, visit the G Adventures-supported library and community education centre - feel free to bring along books in English or Arabic to donate. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West Bank of the Nile. Overnight train to Cairo.

    Cross to the West Bank and travel by donkey. 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.

    Enjoy free time to explore Luxor; Karnak Temple and Luxor Temple are both well worth a visit. Learn about the ancient art of embalming at world's only Mummification Museum and the small, but beautifully presented, Luxor Museum.

    Enjoy an included visit to a G Adventures-supported library and community education centre. This project provides early childhood education at a very low cost for locals, as well as adult literacy classes. If you would like to bring a donation, this project always accepts books in both English and Arabic to expand their library.

    Glamorous? Nope. Authentic and dependable? You bet.

    Colossi of Memnon Visit
    Enjoy a visit to the two mammoth statues of Amenophis II at the Colossi of Memnon; they used to stand at the front of a temple that no longer exists. Check out ancient graffiti discussing the statues!

    Planeterra Library and Community Education Centre Visit
    Visit the Planeterra Foundation Community Library and youth program in the village of El Tod, just outside of Luxor, Egypt. This project provides early childhood education at a very low cost to locals, as well as adult literacy classes. If you would like to bring a donation, this project accepts books in both English and Arabic to expand their library.

    Temple of Hatshepsut and Valley of the Kings Visit
    Enjoy an excursion to the famous Valley of the Kings. While the treasure has now all gone, the tombs contain the most incredible paintings of the life of their encumbent and stories from the Book of the Dead. Descend down the narrow, rock-hewn corridors and take in the magnificent decoration and designs of the tombs of the pharaohs at the Valley of the Kings. Also visit to the impressive Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, which seems to rise out of the surrounding limestone outcrops -- it's a reminder of the power women held in the Ancient Kingdom.

    Free Time
    Luxor Afternoon
    Enjoy time in Luxor.

    Optional Activities
    Karnak Temple Visit

    Luxor 3h-4h
    210-380EGP per person
    Enjoy a visit to the Karnak Temple, which was once the centre of all religious life in ancient Egypt. Built and extended by successive generations of rulers, admire the amazing architecture, massive columns, and painted hieroglyphs.

    Luxor Temple Visit
    Luxor 1h-3h
    60EGP per person
    Take in the beauty of the Luxor temple, an architectural splendour located near the Nile and right in the centre of downtown Luxor. It's spectacularly lit in the evenings and well worth a visit.

    Mummification Museum
    Luxor 1h-3h
    80EGP per person
    Learn all there is to know about the ancient art of embalming by exploring the world's only Mummification Museum. (Lunch,Breakfast,Dinner)

  • DAY 8 Cairo

    Enjoy a guided tour of Cairo, then visit Khan el-Khalili Bazaar and the Egyptian Museum.

    Islamic Cairo Guided Tour
    Head off to explore Islamic Cairo on foot. Stroll down bustling alleyways where life has changed little and streets are still named after ancient crafts. Don't miss the chance to visit a mosque and learn more about Egypt's principal religion, Islam. Explore the Cairo Citadel, home to the rulers of Egypt for almost 900 years.

    Khan el-Khalili Bazaar Orientation Walk
    Head to the Khan el-Khalili bazaar in downtown Cairo for an orientation walk with the CEO. Learn the best places to buy various things, and opt to enjoy a hookah and a cup of tea in a cafe. Enjoy free time to stroll and shop the narrow pathways.

    Egyptian Museum Visit
    With over 10,000 pieces from every period of Egyptian history, including the treasures from the tomb of Tutankhamun, this massive museum is a fantastic place to learn about the country. Your tour leader will direct you to the most important and magnificent items. There is also plenty of free time for you to explore on your own (Breakfast)

  • DAY 9 Cairo/Nuweiba

    Travel to Nuweiba. Opt to snorkel in the Red Sea or relax on the beach.

    Cairo - Sharm el-Sheikh 1h
    Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's... yup, it is a plane, actually.

    Private Vehicle
    Sharm el-Sheikh - Nuweiba 2h30m-3h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Free Time
    Nuweiba Afternoon
    Get out and explore.

    Optional Activities
    Red Sea Snorkelling

    Grab a mask and fins and dive into the beautiful Red Sea, which is world-renowned for its colourful and diverse marine life. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 10 Nuweiba

    Enjoy a free day to explore Nuweiba or take an excursion to Mt Sinai.

    Free Time
    Nuweiba Full Day
    Spend the day exploring or lounging; the choice is yours.

    Optional Activities
    Mt Sinai Visit

    Mount Sinai 3h-10h
    600-925EGP per person
    Opt to climb to the top of this important religious location, revered by Muslims, Christians, and Jews alike, and soak in the stunning views from the summit. Later, opt to visit St Catherine's Monastery, the location of the biblical burning bush.

    Red Sea Snorkelling
    Grab a mask and fins and dive into the beautiful Red Sea, which is world-renowned for its colourful and diverse marine life. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 11 Nuweiba/Aqaba

    Free Time
    Nuweiba Morning
    Spend a few more hours at the beach.

    Hop on a ferry from Nuweiba to Aqaba, Jordan.

    Spend the morning at the beach before boarding the ferry to Jordan.

    Nuweiba - Aqaba 1h30m-5h30m
    The ferry is quite comfortable, and has air conditioning and airline-style seats. The journey itself should take only 1.5 hrs, but the ferry is often delayed and wait times can be up to 3-4 hrs.

    Border Crossing (Egypt - Jordan)
    Nuweiba - Aqaba
    Ready for a little more ink in your passport? Grab your bags and get ready to check another country off your bucket list. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 12 Aqaba/Wadi Rum

    Free Time
    Aqaba Morning
    Hit the beach for a few more hours.

    Head out for a 4x4 excursion during the day before a traditional dinner and overnight stay at a Bedouin desert camp in Wadi Rum.
    Spend the morning in Aqaba before setting off for 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 4x4, stopping at famous landmarks along the way.

    Arrive at the tented camp in time for a traditional meal. Learn more about this ancient culture.

    A local guide will take us for a 2 hr night hike in the desert to see the stars and look for desert wildlife. Spend the evening sitting around the fire under the stars, listening to stories from our Bedouin hosts.

    Wadi Rum 4x4 Excursion
    Wadi Rum
    Journey into the stunning, colourful desert on this 4x4 excursion. Make stops along the way to get out and explore, learn about the region or scramble up rocks or sand dunes. Reach the Bedouin camp for nightfall to learn about a new culture and eat traditional food beneath the starry skies.

    Bedouin Overnight Camping
    Wadi Rum
    Camp overnight in the desert, enjoying a traditional meal and learning more about the ancient Bedouin culture. Spend the evening sitting under the stars, around a fire, listening to stories from the Bedouin hosts. If really lucky, they may bring the drums out for some music! (Dinner,Breakfast)

  • DAY 13 Wadi Rum/Wadi Musa

    Visit Siq al-Barid (Little Petra) en route to Wadi Musa.

    Pack up from the Bedouin camp and head for Wadi Musa, home to the famous city of Petra. En route, visit Siq al-Barid, known as Little Petra.

    Upon arrival, spend time walking in the small city or seeking out one of the many cafes playing Indiana Jones on loop.

    Private Vehicle
    Wadi Rum - Petra 2h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Siq al-Barid (Little Petra)
    Wadi Musa
    Explore the narrow alleyway with tall cliff walls and carved rock of Little Petra, which is similar to its larger namesake. Just 9km (5.6 mi) from Wadi Musa, it's worth the visit.

    Free Time
    Wadi Musa Afternoon
    Start exploring. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 14 Wadi Musa

    Start out early for a guided visit to Petra. It's easy to spend hours wandering through this massive 'Rose City'.

    Walk through the narrow canyon that forms the dramatic entrance to the city (the Siq), around the final corner, and lay eyes on the dramatic facade of the Treasury building. Learn a brief history of the city and walk approximately 25km (15.5 mi) to cover the entire site. Return to Wadi Musa in the late afternoon, or continue exploring on your own.

    Petra Guided Tour
    PetraFull Day
    Journey to Petra to explore this fascinating, ancient city, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Each tour will be different depending on the interests of the group, but everyone arrives through the dramatic Siq, rounding a corner and setting eyes on the famous Treasury building.

    With time, hike approx 25km (15 mi) to cover the entire site. Climb (steps) to two sacred hilltops. Depending on the weather and the interests of the group, opt to hike an additional 2km (1.2 mi) to see the magnificent views from the top of the Treasury. This makes for a unique and unforgettable experience.

    Get a brief history of the city, one of the greatest tourist attractions in the Middle East. The Nabateans carved this capital from the living rock of the surrounding mountains in Petra. Visit monuments that include the Pharaoh's Castle, the Triumphal arch, the Amphitheater, and the Monastery. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 15 Petra/Madaba

    Visit Shobak and Karak castles, Mt Nebo, and take a guided tour of the Madaba mosaics.

    Depart early for the first stop, Shobak Castle. Continue on to explore Karak Castle, built during the Crusades.

    Later, visit Mt Nebo. Learn the ancient history of this spot and check out the incredible views.

    Continue on to Madaba to see the famous Byzantine mosaics, dating back to the 6th century.

    Private Vehicle
    Petra - Madaba 10h Full Day
    Spend the day sightseeing along the way to Madaba.

    Shobak Castle Visit
    Explore one of Jordan's most significant and impressive historical sites. Built in AD 1115 by the Crusader Baldwin I, this castle is worth a visit.

    Karak Castle Guided Visit
    Al Karak
    Take a walk through history on this guided tour of Karak Castle, the largest late-Islamic castle in Jordan. Explore its unique construction - initially built in the Crusader period, it was expanded and refortified during the Ayyubid and Mamluk eras.

    Mt Nebo
    Jabal Naba
    Visit Mount Nebo, a historic site believed by many to be the location of Moses' death and has thus been a centre for pilgrimage since the earliest Christian times. Trek to the summit (817m or 2,680 ft), and be rewarded with views of the stunning surrounding countryside and Israel in the distance.

    Madaba Mosaics Guided Tour
    Explore Madaba's long history on this guided tour, including its role as the centre of early Christianity. See some of the finest Byzantine mosaics in the world, including the famous sixth-century mosaic map of the Middle East. Tour churches, the Archaeological Park, and the local museum that's housed in several old Madaba (Breakfast)

  • DAY 16 Madaba/Amman

    Head out to the Dead Sea, a lake so salty nothing can live in its waters. Spend some time at one of the resorts with time for bobbing like a cork in the buoyant water, covering yourself in healing mud, or just lounging on the beach.

    After lunch, travel to Amman with free time to explore.

    Private Vehicle
    Madaba - Dead Sea 2h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private vehicle.

    Dead Sea Visit
    Dead Sea
    Discover the legendary healing qualities of the Dead Sea, famous for its unique mineral makeup and salinity. Spot salt chunks drifting by like icebergs on the water's surface. Take a dip yourself and float like a buoy or cover yourself in the mud along the shore, believed to have medicinal and therapeutic benefits. There are showers nearby to wash off after.

    Private Vehicle
    Dead Sea - Amman 2h
    Stretch out and scan the scenery from the comfort of a private ride.

    Opt to swim in the Dead Sea then explore some of the capital city's highlights. (Breakfast)

  • DAY 17 Depart Amman

    Depart at any time. (Breakfast)

  • Meal basis

    As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals


    If you have booked this trip or are curious about all of the details, you can download this trip's information as a PDF.

    Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.

  1. We recommend you to have a meal budget of USD 365-475 for food and drinks which are not included in the programme.

  2. This programme is operated on a Coach tour. Maximum Group size is 22 passengers, at an average there are 20 passengers travelling on this tour.

  3. Itinerary descriptions are guaranteed with the exception of unforeseen conditions which include, but are not limited to, road closures due to weather, acts of God, safety concerns, changes to highway legal restrictions, and acts by third parties beyond the control of Service Provider.

  4. There is no refund for any non-utilization of any services.

  5. All holiday prices are subject to Govt. Service Tax of 5% payable to Govt of India.

  6. At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.

  7. Request for an early hotel check in or late checkout is at the discretion of the accommodation unless pre-booked and pre-paid in advance.

  8. All payment to be made strictly by cheque / Demand Draft / Direct bank transfer in favour of 'COX AND KINGS LIMITED'.

  9. CEOS:Please note that you will have a different CEO for the Jordan and Egypt sections of your trip. You will say goodbye to your Egyptian leader at the port in Nuweiba (Egyptian border) and your Jordanian leader will meet you on arrival at the port in Aqaba (Jordanian border) to assist you with Immigration and Customs procedures.

  10. EXCURSION RECOMMENDATIONS: If you arrive a day or two early in Cairo and wish to do some excursions, we recommend that you wait until you get to the joining hotel and contact our local staff for more information on available tours and excursions. Tourists are frequently over-charged for excursions bought from vendors on the street or at the airport.

  11. RAMADAN: Depending on the lunar cycle, Please note that Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims throughout the world, during which time the followers of Islam should not eat or drink between sunrise and sunset. There may be some limitations to services and disruptions to schedules during Ramadan in Muslim areas, but generally our tours still operate effectively during this period and food is available to non-muslims throughout the day. It is very important to display increased cultural sensitivity during Ramadan. Please wear loose fitting clothes, that cover knees and shoulders, and try to avoid eating, drinking or smoking in public out of respect for those who can't at that time.

  12. MONEY: US Dollars that are series 1996 or earlier are not accepted and very difficult to change in regions of East and Southern Africa, as there are a lot of forgeries in circulation.

  13. FELUCCAS ON THE NILE: Feluccas are very basic traditional Nile sailboats and make for an extremely relaxing and enjoyable way to travel down the river. You sleep on the deck of the boat (mattresses and blankets are provided, but if you prefer something between you and the blankets, you will need a sleep sheet/sleeping bag liner of your own). Please note that 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 an area to eat your meals, leaving you stress free to enjoy this tranquil and traditional experience on the Nile. Feluccas are traditional wind-driven sailing craft, and therefore subject to the unpredictability of wind, weather and river traffic conditions on the Nile. We will do our best to follow published itineraries, but they must be considered tentative in all cases. We reserve the right to modify or cancel any sailing itinerary as conditions warrant. In case of insufficient wind, weather danger or difficult river traffic conditions on the Nile or through the Nile locks, we reserve the right to transport passengers between some sites by motor vehicle on land, in order to be able to keep up with the itinerary.

  14. HORSES IN PETRA: Please be advised that we do not in any way encourage travellers to ride horses in or out of the Petra siq. While this service is intended to be an initiative to help local Bedouin people and is included in the price of your entrance ticket, there have been numerous safety incidences on these horses and we do not believe it is a safe activity for G Adventures travellers. If you do wish to ride a horse into or out of Petra, please be advised that this is at your own risk and we will ask you to sign off tour for the period of this ride.

  15. ITINERARY CHANGES: Please note that sometimes groups visit the Citadel on Day 8 when you return to Cairo, however this isn't always the case, so if you do want to visit the Citadel, we recommend you go on Day 1.

  16. EXTRAS: Looking to add to your experience? Check out our Extras! Specially designed for travellers with unique interests, theme packs are optional add-ons to your G adventures trip that make your adventure more you-centric. Extras must be booked prior to departure, please see details in our optional activities field and ask you sales CEO.

Please wait as we update your request.

Download Full itinerary