Explore ancient sights and lost cities in a region that has seen centuries of human history. In Egypt, discover what adventures lie along the Nile, like the Great Pyramids of Giza. Head to Jordan to overnight in a Bedouin tent amidst dramatic desert scenery. See ancient Petra and relax in the Dead Sea. Explore the historic towns of Jerusalem and Nazareth, then check out modern and bustling Tel Aviv. Thousands of incredible moments, one comprehensive trip.
Day 1 Cairo
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Cairo/Aswān (1B, 1D)
Tour the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx before a guided tour of the Egyptian Museum. Catch an overnight train to Aswan.
Day 3 Aswān (1B, 1D)
Explore Aswan before visiting a Nubian village and enjoy a home-cooked dinner with a local family.
Day 4 Aswān (1B)
Spend the day exploring Aswan. Opt to visit the magnificent temples of Abu Simbel.
Day 5 Aswān/Kom Ombo (1B, 1L, 1D)
Sail the Nile on a traditional felucca. Sleep onboard under the stars.
Day 6 Kom Ombo/Luxor (1B)
Enjoy a guided visit Kom Ombo Temple before driving to Luxor. En route, visit the Temple of Karnak.
Day 7 Luxor (1B, 1L)
Visit the Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, and the Temple of Hatshepsut. Enjoy lunch with a local family on the West Bank of the Nile.
Day 8 Luxor/Amman (1B)
Take a flight from Luxor to Cairo, then transfer to a connecting flight to Amman, Jordan. Free time to explore Amman on arrival.
Day 9 Amman/Jerash/Dead Sea/Amman (1B)
Guided visit to the ancient Roman town of Jerash followed by a visit to the Dead Sea.
Day 10 Amman/Karak/Petra (1B)
Start the day with a guided visit to the intricate Madaba mosaics, enjoying the panoramic views from Mt Nebo and a visit to the crusader castle at Karak. Continue to Wadi Musa for the evening.
Day 11 Petra (1B)
Start early to visit iconic Petra. Enjoy a guided walking tour with your CEO, then opt to hike up to the top of the treasury or explore on your own. This evening, opt to visit a Turkish bath or visit Petra by night.
Day 12 Petra/Wadi Rum (1B, 1D)
Opt to visit Little Petra in the morning before continuing to Wadi Rum. Head out for a 4x4 excursion during the day before a traditional dinner and overnight at a Bedouin desert camp.
Day 13 Wadi Rum/Aqaba (1B)
Opt to take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise for incredible views of the desert. After, journey to the red sea, where you can opt to snorkel, relax at the beach or enjoy a relaxing boat trip.
Day 14 Aqaba/Amman (1B, 1L)
Journey back to Amman. En route stop at a G Adventures- supported community cafe for lunch.
Day 15 Amman/Tel Aviv (1B)
Cross the border into Israel and make your way to Tel Aviv. Take a free night to explore.
Day 16 Tel Aviv/Haifa (1B, 1L)
This morning explore vibrant Tel Aviv. Enjoy an orientation walk in historic Jaffa before driving up the coast to a Druze community for a local lunch. After, continue to Haifa, beautifully set on the slopes of Mount Carmel facing the Mediterranean Sea.
Day 17 Haifa/Nazareth/Galilee (1B)
Visit Akko and explore its colourful markets and old city. After, travel to Nazareth where we visit the Basilica of the Annunciation, one of the largest churches in the Middle East. Continue to the Sea of Galilee for the evening.
Day 18 Galilee/Jericho (1B)
Tour the Sea of Galilee area, including the Church of Transfiguration and the ruins of Capernaum. Also visit a local Kibbutz to learn about this interesting communal lifestyle. Continue to Jericho for the night.
Day 19 Masada/Dead Sea/Jerusalem (1B)
Visit the fortress of Masada, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After, relax at the Dead Sea with time to swim before continuing to Jerusalem for the night.
Day 20 Jerusalem (1B)
Take a guided walk through the Old City Starting at the Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa mosque courtyard. After, walk along the Stations of the Cross to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Explore the winding alleyways and quarters and continue on to the western wall. This afternoon is free to explore on your own, or opt to visit the Israel museum then stroll through the Yehuds Market walk with beer tasting.
Day 21 Jerusalem (1B)
Visit Bethlehem, the Church of the Nativity and the Duhaishe Camp for Palestinian refugees. Return to Jerusalem and opt to visit museums or explore on your own.
Day 22 Jerusalem (1B)
Depart at any time.
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