For detailed departures, itineraries and prices please visit our websiteCrusaders, Petra & Pyramids 15 days Experience Egypt and Jordan - shifting sands, ancient temples, Roman ruins and a Bedouin adventureSee the ancient treasures of the Egyptian Museum, the pyramids and Sphinx in Cairo, then ride camels and sail Felucca boats around Aswan's lovely Nile islands. A relaxing river cruise brings us to Luxor, where we visit the grand, intricately decorated Karnak Temple and the Valley of the Kings before returning to Cairo. We spend a morning at the fascinating Pharaonic Village for a fun, interactive insight into ancient Egyptian life, before exploring the atmospheric bustle of Khan el Khalili bazaar. Explore the impressive range of Mount Sinai before crossing into Jordan, where we spend a night in a traditional Bedouin camp deep in the spectacular landscape of Wadi Rum, made famous by Lawrence of Arabia. Trip InfoDeparture DatesGrade: Culture EasyInclusions: Local tour leader, professional local guides, arrival transfer, transport, sightseeing and entrance fees. Meals: 14 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 9 dinners. Group size: Minimum 5, maximum 15. Tour code: PTPPStart FinishStart Finish201102 Jan 16 Jan09 Jan 23 Jan16 Jan 30 Jan23 Jan 06 Feb30 Jan 13 Feb13 Feb 27 Feb27 Feb 13 Mar13 Mar 27 Mar27 Mar 10 Apr10 Apr 24 Apr24 Apr 08 May08 May 22 May22 May 05 Jun05 Jun 19 Jun19 Jun 03 Jul03 Jul 17 Jul24 Jul 07 Aug14 Aug 28 Aug04 Sep 18 Sep25 Sep 09 Oct16 Oct 30 Oct06 Nov 20 Nov27 Nov 11 Dec11 Dec 25 Dec18 Dec 01 Jan25 Dec 08 Jan201201 Jan 15 Jan08 Jan 22 Jan15 Jan 29 Jan22 Jan 05 Feb29 Jan 12 Feb19 Feb 04 Mar11 Mar 25 Mar01 Apr 15 Apr08 Apr 22 Apr29 Apr 13 May20 May 03 Jun10 Jun 24 Jun166family adventuresItineraryDAY 1 / CAIRO - Arrive in Cairo and transfer to our hotel. DAY 2 / CAIRO - Visit the incredible Egyptian Museum, then head out to the amazing Pyramids and Sphinx. Tonight we have an exciting journey south aboard the sleeper train to Aswan. DAY 3 / ASWAN - Put those bartering skills to good use in the colourful Aswan bazaar! This afternoon we hop on camels and also take a wonderful felucca trip and sail around Aswan's islands like the locals. DAY 4 / ASWAN - There is the option to visit the dramatic temple of Abu Simbel before boarding our Nile cruise boat. DAY 5 / NILE CRUISE - Meander down the Nile drinking in the scenery of river-life as it passes by. Visit Komombo and Edfu temples. DAY 6 / LUXOR - Arrive in Luxor. Take horse-drawn carriages to the mighty Karnak Temple. DAY 7 / LUXOR - Visit the massive Valley of the Kings. The afternoon is free before we board the sleeper train again back to Cairo. DAY 8 / CAIRO - We spend a morning at the fascinating Pharaonic Village, where we gain a fun, interactive insight into life in ancient Egypt, before exploring the bustling byways of Khan el Khalili bazaar. The afternoon is free for some final souvenir shopping. DAYS 9-10 / SINAI - Drive to the Sinai where we have an optional sunrise ascent of Mount Sinai before catching the hydrofoil to the Red Sea resort of Aqaba in Jordan. DAY 11 / WADI RUM - Drive to Wadi Rum and ride camels to our traditional Bedouin camp deep in the heart of this spectacular setting- a real highlight!DAY 12 / WADI RUM - Morning hike around the eerie sandstone formations of Wadi Rum, then drive to Petra. DAY 13 / PETRA - We take a full day to discover the amazing city of Petra. You will never forget emerging from the narrow 'siq' canyon to the jaw-dropping sight of the Treasury looming above you carved out of the rockface with exquisite craftsmanship.DAY 14 / DEAD SEA - Drive to Shobak crusader castle and swim (or float!) in the Dead Sea before heading to the capital city of Amman. DAY 15 / AMAN - Tour ends in Amman after breakfast.
BOOK NOW at www.imaginative-traveller.com or CALL 0845 287 0769family adenrstuv167ItineraryDay 1 / Amman - Arrive Day 2 / Jerash & Amman This morning you head north to Jerash. With a history stretching back at least 2300 years, Jerash is one of the finest examples of a provincial Roman town anywhere in the world. Its extraordinarily complete remains, which include a forum, hippodrome, two theatres and several temples are mind blowing. We have ample time to wander around and imagine life 2000 years ago before returning to Amman to visit some of the city sights, including the Citadel.Day 3 / Wadi Rum Take the Desert Highway to Wadi Rum. En route we drive to Madaba, famous for its 6th century mosaics set in the ground like giant jigsaws. Just beyond is Mount Nebo; the final resting-place of Moses. Upon arrival in Wadi Rum, set-off on a 4WD desert discovery, passing nomads on your journey. Camp out overnight in a traditional Bedouin tent or under the stars. Day 4 / Wadi Rum & Aqaba This morning we explore more of the wadi and then drive to Aqaba to relax on the beach before making the journey by bus through spectacular mountain scenery to the town of Wadi Musa; situated on the edge of the Araba Valley. Day 5 / Petra This morning we go to the fabled site, after a walk through the siq, you're rewarded by a glimpse of the most beautiful building of all - the Khazneh or Treasury. Then explore the rest of this ancient lost city. Day 6 / Dana Nature Reserve The reserve aims to protect some of Jordan's endangered species, including ibex, mountain gazelle, wolf and red fox. Spend time exploring this fascinating reserve, taking a guided walk along old paths through the mountains. Day 7 / Dead Sea Leaving Dana head to the small town of Kerak. Here a formidable Crusader castle overlooks a long, winding road down to the Dead Sea. Amazingly a great deal of the structure remains intact, and you can explore the dungeons, passages and kitchens of the castle. After visiting Kerak descend lower and lower to the shores of the Dead Sea - at 400 metres below sea level it's the lowest place on earth. Here the mineral content of the water is so dense that anybody attempting to swim finds that they float, rather than sink! Day 8 / Trip EndsJourney to the Lost City 8 daysExplore lost cities, ancient castles and deserts.Experience the best of the desert kingdom of Jordan - explore a lost city built of rock, enjoy a 4WD desert discovery, play at being gladiators in Jerash and visit a Crusader castle. Plus you'll still have time to relax in the Dead Sea!Trip InfoDeparture DatesMinimum age: 5 yearsTransport: Minibus, 4WD, on footAccommodation: Hotels (5nts), guesthouse (1nt), Bedouin camp (1nt, multi-share)Meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinnersTour code: FFJOStart FinishStart Finish201119-Feb 26-Feb09-Apr 16-Apr12-Apr 19-Apr15-Apr 22-Apr17-Apr 24-Apr28-May 04-Jun23-Jul 30-Jul06-Aug 13-Aug21-Oct 28-Oct22-Oct 29-Oct23-Oct 30-Oct26-Dec 02-Jan201211-Feb 18-Feb23-Mar 30-Mar24-Mar 31-Mar31-Mar 07-Apr01-Apr 08-Apr07-Apr 14-Apr27-May 03-Jun02-Jun 09-Jun21-Jul 28-Jul04-Aug 11-Aug19-Oct 26-Oct20-Oct- 27-Oct21-Oct 28-Oct26-Dec 02-Jan