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Great Wonders

14 Day Culture Egypt & Jordan

Egypt is a vibrant country full of culture, history and home to the Great Pyramids of Giza, the only surviving Wonder of the Ancient World. Marvel at the artifacts on display at the Egyptian Museum home to the spectacular Tutankhamen Collection and the Royal Mummies encased in their glass display cases. Leave the hustle and bustle of city life and venture into the Sinai desert visiting Moses Mountain and spending the night sleeping under the stars in a Bedouin Camp. Jordan is next on our itinerary with a visit to the Rose Coloured City of Petra before floating in the healing waters of the Dead Sea. Guided tour of the Roman ruins of Jerash before departing from Amman Airport.


Tour Fact File


Multiple Comfort | Our recommend choice for all tours is the Comfort Style, which is generally in a 3* category. This style choice gives you comfortable hotels with good service and facilities, whilst keeping a local appeal. Our aim to to use only locally owned hotels whenever possible on this tour.        

Traditional Bedouin Camp | EMBAH’s nomadic desert camp in Sinai consists of traditional Bedouin tents, with carpeted areas for relaxing and sleeping. The Nomadic camp means that the camp will be set up and dismantled each day as you we move  Mattresses are provided to ensure your comfort and sleeping bags can also be arranged. A kitchen area is set adjacent to the camp, where freshly prepared meals will be cooked on an open fire. Designated washing and toilet areas are set up and in some cases you can bathe in hot springs or fresh water oases. Our camp locations are picked for favorable weather conditions and stunning scenery.


  • Egypt Local Impact | Embah is committed to the elements of responsible & sustainable tourism, working with locally owned Hotels & service providers, employing local drivers & encouraging trips hosted by the locals, all allow for revenue to be distributed directly within the community. Booking this tours or services with Embah you are guaranteed that it has been designed with a sustainable objective. 

    ·      Local Tour Leader Training| Most Egyptian Tour Leaders hold certification from the Syndicate of Tour Guides Egypt, which covers many aspects of the job as a classic tour guide. At Embah we take this training a step further with our In house training course that gives a more in depth and varied teaching, to enable our guides to work & deal in a multitude of regions & tour themes. These include the Eco Desert Guide course, established and funded by The Travel Foundation UK, International Tour Operator Tour Leading Courses, First Aid for both on land and water activities, PADI Snorkel Guide Certification and Healthy & Safety with Tour Risk Assessments. 

  • Sinai Local Impact |

    EMBAH is committed to the elements of responsible & sustainable tourism, and this tour boasts multiple benefits to the local community. While travelling in the Desert & Mountainous regions of Sinai, work opportunities and therefore income is distributed between multiple desert dwelling families. Wherever possible we purchase local produce, encourage souvenir purchase from the Bedouin women and use local homes for meals. The projects we support in this region are:  

    • Nawamis Desert School | An initiative developed by a UK charity that was brought about to enable the Bedouin villagers to remain in their desert homes and maintain their traditional way of life and still have their children educated. It also provides a special meeting place where Bedouin tribes can gather and celebrate.    

    • Medicinal and Aromatic Plant Gardens | a local initiative to preserve Rare medicinal plants unique to the region. Herbs gardens have been created on various plots in land throughout St Catherine’s and are also cultivated in greenhouses for preserving biodiversity, research and for sale.


    Great Wonders








    14 days, 13 nights.


    Jordan ,Cairo ,Luxor ,Dahab ,St Catherine's


    Airport transfer from Cairo airport & all transfers outlined in itinerary.Ferry Crossing from Sinai to Aqaba. 4x4 Jeep


    11 nights - Comfort Hotel. 2 nights - Traditional Bedouin Camp.


    13 x Breakfast
    1 x Lunch
    1 x Dinner


    Average of 8 persons



    EMBAH tour leader & drivers, experienced desert guide & Egyptologist.


    Sightseeing, Snorkelling, Trekking


    • loose cotton/linen clothing
    • good walking shoes for trekking
    • warm fleece for desert evenings
    • sun protection (hat / scarf / sunblock)
    • mosquito repellent
    • day pack for personal items
    • water bottle carrier
    • torch / flash light
    • modest clothing for homes stays religious areas
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Our EMBAH Tour leader will welcome you at Cairo International Airport and accompany you on the group transfer to the center of Cairo and check-in hotel for 2 nights. Group briefing with your tour leader followed by free time to explore this colourful city or relax and unwind after your long journey in the comfort of your hotel. 
Today is a day of wonders with a visit to the Great Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx, followed by a stop at the Egyptian Museum to browse the antiquities. Your guide will focus on the spectacular Tutankhamun collection with an option to enter the Royal Mummy exhibition (extra charge). Rest of the day is free for optional activities, shopping or relaxation. Overnight in Cairo Hotel.
Take an optional trip to the oldest pyramids in Egypt at Sakkara or visit the Coptic and Islamic quarters of Cairo. If you are searching for souviniers then visit the famous Khan el Khalili Market, a sight not to be missed, very busy market, full of sights, sounds and smells from the exotic spices, perfumes etc, along with some beautiful mosques hidden amongst the back streets. Wander around the bazaars or sit back in one of the many street cafes and watch the world go by. Overnight in Cairo Hotel.
Leaving the hustle and bustle of Cairo we travel east towards the Suez Canal, where huge ships appear to sail across the desert, and take the Ahmed Hamdi Tunnel under the canal to enter the Sinai Peninsula. Drive 4 hrs by charter bus to Moon Beach Resort for lunch and a swim stop before taking the dramatic route through Wadi Fairan where we will make a stop for 30 mins, take a walk through the date palms for some spectacular views of the Old Basilica. We drive a further 1.5 hours until we arrive at St. Catherine’s in Sinai. Overnight spent in desert camp sleeping under the stars.
Early morning start to climb Mount Sinai to see the glorious sunrise with an option to take a camel trek part of the way up. After our descent over 3000 granite steps we will take breakfast at the monastery. Free time to explore the monastery, see the Burning Bush , option to enter the Museum and go inside the chapel. Lunch in Local Bedouin home, before continuing through the spectacular desert and mountain landscape for 2.5 hours until we reach our next stop Dahab. Check into your hotel in Dahab for 3 nights. Free time to explore this beautiful Bedouin village with its relaxed bohemian vibe. 
Enjoy this beautiful Red Sea Resort with a full day trip to the Southern Oasis for snorkeling and sunbathing. Visability is amazing, with crystal clear water, the pristine coral reefs are home to a vast array of exotic fish, rays, turtles and host of other marine wildlife. Wild dolphins are often seen along the Red Sea coast. Lunch can be taken on location (payable locally). Overnight in your hotel in Dahab.
Free day today with options to take an excursion or try some optional activities. Take a coastal camel trek to Ras Abu Galum, with it’s beautiful mountain backdrop, and snorkel the amazing coral reefs. Or for a more adreneline fueled day try a watersports day at the lagoona, quad bike safari or try rock climbing. Overnight in your hotel in Dahab .
Drive to Nuweiba 1.5 hours away to meet the fast ferry for the trip over to Aqaba. Transfer by charter bus to your hotel in Aqaba for the night. Free time to explore this beautiful Red Sea Resort. Great chance for shopping in the many bazaars or eating in a beach front restaurant with amazing views of Saudi Arabia and Israel from the Gulf of Aqaba. Optional bus tour of Aqaba. 
Check out of hotel in Aqaba and take the short 20 minute drive to the start point for the camel trek. You have the option to do a 3 hour camel trek or go by foot for a 3 hour walk through Siq al Barrah to the overnight camp at Siq al Tawakhey. Free evening giving you the chance to walk to a viewpoint to see the stunning sunset. Overnight desert camp.
Early morning start, drive 3 hours to Wadi Rum, chance to climb natural rock formations, view the rock sculptures arrive at Petra around lunchtime.  At the entrance to Petra you will be able to take a short horse ride (optional) before taking a walking tour of the Lost City lasting 3 hours. In the evening, leaving from the Visitor Centre at 8.30pm, a night tour of Petra can be taken with your guide until 10.30pm. Overnight in Petra hotel.
Free day in Petra to explore at your own pace. If you are looking for spectacular views of the mountains, valleys and canyons below then head to the High Places of Sacrifice and the Monastery, both of which are worth the hours climb. The Petra Museum is also worth a visit, founded in 1994, it contains more than 600 artifacts displayed in three permanent exhibition halls. Optional visits to a hammam or a taxi trip to Little Petra. Overnight in Petra hotel.
After breakfast we take a 1.5 hours drive down the Kings Highway to Kerak with a 1 hour stop. We then continue our journey until we reach Madaba. Free time in the evening to explore and overnight in hotel.
Today we drive to the Dead Sea for a float in the mineral rich waters, famous for their healing properties. Then on to Jerash for a sightseeing tour with a local guide. Drive to Amman and overnight in hotel.
Transfer to Amman airport for your flight home.


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