Jordan & Egypt Express

Kick back on Egypt's Red Sea coast, Hunt for a bargain in a Cairo souq, Visit Amman and discover chic cafes and modern architecture, Travel to Petra and explore an ancient rose-hued city, Camp in the desert with Bedouins

Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting at 6pm on Day 1.

You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until this important meeting; please ask the hotel reception where it will take place. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability). If you're going to be late, please inform the hotel reception. We'll be collecting your insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting so please ensure you have all these details to provide to your leader.

 

As there's very little time spent in Amman on this itinerary, it's worth arriving a day or two early to explore the sights. These are some of our recommendations:

Explore the beautifully preserved ruins of Jerash, one of the largest and best-preserved Roman cities left on the planet. These ruins were re-discovered in 1806 and continue to be one of Jordan's most amazing sites. The ancient walled town that survives today is a remarkable evocation of life 2,000 years ago.

Excavation and restoration of Jerash has been ongoing since the 1920s. Recent excavations show that the area was inhabited during the Bronze Age as far back as 3200 BC. Conquered by the Romans and then the Persians, Jerash was destroyed by an earthquake in the 8th century. Monuments of note in Jerash include the Corinthium column, Hadrian's Arch, a circus/hippodrome, two temples (to Zeus and Artemis), the oval Forum surrounded by a colonnade, a long colonnaded street, two theatres, baths, small temples and an almost complete circuit of city walls.

Visit the Citadel with its amazing sweeping views of Amman, then explore the Archaeological Museum where the Dead Sea Scrolls are housed.

Check out the Roman Theatre, right in the middle of downtown Amman.

Optional Activities

  • Roman ruins, Jerash - JOD8.00
  • Citadel and National Archaeological Museum, Amman - JOD2.00
  • Roman Theatre, Amman - JOD1.00
  • Bethany Baptism site, Amman - JOD8.00

Accommodation

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Trip Itinerary

  1. Day1Amman
  2. Day2 - 3Petra
  3. Day4Wadi Rum
  4. Day5 - 6Red Sea Beach Camp
  5. Day7Mount Sinai
  6. Day8 - 9Cairo


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