Wander to Egypt (+ Jordan option)
What more do you need? It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore two of the most alluring countries on the planet.
It’s a trip through history, with an addition of grand markets and delicious local food. It’s an adventure that includes an overnight on a local felucca boat and another night in a desert yurt.
We’ll examine some of humanity’s most important locations while interacting with local people and learning about their way of life.
As always, this is not a typical tour. It’s a small group trip that combines the best sights with education, first-hand experience and a laid-back, awesome time everywhere we go!
This trip has two parts – a 10-day experience in Egypt and an optional 5-day extension to Jordan.
Activities (this is not everything, just a small sample!):
Cairo – Pyramids, Egyptian museum, bazaars, Memphis, Saqqara, free time
Aswan – Philae temple, Nubian family dinner, St. Simion Monastery, Abu Simbel, free time
Kom Ombo – Kom Ombo and Edfu temples
Luxor – Karnak and Luxor temples, Valley of the Kings, markets, Colossi of Memnon, free time
Optional Jordan extension:
Amman – brief sightseeing
Petra – historical city of Petra, guided tour and free time
Wadi Rum – desert experience, jeep safari, overnight in a nomad yurt
Dead Sea – Dead Sea swim, beach time
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Guide for: India, Istanbul, Romania, Mexico, Morocco
In 1999 I began living, traveling and working around the world. I’ve taught English in Thailand, worked as a Tour Manager on board cruise ships and I've run a popular travel blog, WanderingEarl.com, for the past 9 years. In 2012, I started Wandering Earl Tours, and I've been organizing and leading tours in over a dozen countries ever since.
When asked why I travel, my answer is always the same. People. I'm addicted to meeting new people that I would never have met if I wasn't traveling. Through these interactions I am able to gain a first-hand education like no other and that education alone is exactly what keeps me on the road for so long. As a result, organizing and leading super-fun trips has been the perfect match for me!
Physical level: Medium
While the tour itself is not very strenuous, please note that it can involve the following: somewhat long days, a good amount of walking, being in the sun in potentially hot temperatures, long journeys, early morning wake-ups and other similar scenarios.
- Accommodation (twin share)
- Transportation within Egypt and Jordan
- All activities and entrance fees
- Local guides
- Breakfast every day
- 4 lunches/dinners (6 with Jordan extension)
- Cairo to Amman flight (for Jordan extension)
- Flights to/from the region
- Meals and activities not mentioned
- Travel insurance
- Passport/visa fees
Prices are based on twin-share. Solo travelers of the same sex will be paired together in a room with two beds. We will be using mid-range guesthouses/hotels of good quality that offer comfortable facilities. *If you wish to have your own room, the single supplement cost is $275 USD (Egypt only) or $450 USD (Egypt and Jordan).
SUBJECT TO CHANGE – All itineraries and activities listed are subject to change. Final itineraries will always be provided prior to the trip.