Premium Middle East in Depth

06/21/2023 through 11/09/2024
06/21/2023 through 11/22/2024
Intrepid Travel

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Embark on a 22-day Premium adventure through the Middle East, from the heartland of ancient Egypt down the iconic Nile River, to the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum, both sides of the Dead Sea and the centre of the Christian world in Jerusalem. Take in the temples of Philae, sail on a Nile riverboat and break bread with local families and communities. Discover lost kingdoms in Jordan, camp under the desert stars in traditional Bedouin accommodation and marvel at some of the world’s most impressive sites in Jerusalem. Uncover the swathes of history alive in this region, joined by expert local guides and a small group of likeminded adventurers.


  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Cairo – Welcome Dinner
  • Cairo – Pyramids of Giza and the Sphinx
  • Cairo – Egyptian Museum
  • Aswan – Nubian Village Visit and Dinner
  • Aswan – Philae Temple
  • Aswan – Sunset drinks on a felucca
  • Izbat Al Bayyarah – Kom Ombo Temple
  • Luxor – Karnak Temple
  • Luxor – Hatshepsut Temple
  • Luxor – Valley of the Kings (entrance to 3 tombs)
  • Luxor – Tomb of Tutankhamun
  • Luxor – Colossi of Memnon
  • Cairo – Home-Cooked Dinner
  • Cairo – Khan al-Khalili Bazaar
  • Cairo – Al-Azhar Mosque
  • Cairo – Coffee/tea in a local cafe
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Amman – Welcome Dinner
  • Jerash – Roman ruins
  • Amman – Beit Sitti cooking class and dinner
  • Madaba – St Georges Church
  • Mt Nebo – Site visit
  • Shobak – Shobak Castle
  • Petra – leader-led tour of Petra
  • Petra – Petra second day visit (unguided)
  • Wadi Rum – Desert Jeep tour
  • Wadi Rum – Zarb Local Dinner
  • Wadi Rum – Desert and dunes walk
  • Complimentary Airport Arrival Transfer
  • Jerusalem – Welcome Dinner
  • Jerusalem – Leader-led orientation walk
  • Jerusalem – Western Wall (Wailing Wall)
  • Jerusalem – Old City walking tour
  • Jerusalem – Church of the Holy Sepulchre
  • Jerusalem – Rooftop views from the Austrian Hospice
  • Jerusalem – Temple Mount Courtyard
  • Jerusalem – Garden of Gethsemane
  • Jerusalem – Mount of Olives
  • Bethlehem – Church of the Nativity & Shepherds’ Field
  • Bethlehem – Refugee Camp Cooking Class
  • Masada – Fortress visit by cable car
  • Qumran – Archaeological site visit
  • Dead Sea – Visit and float
  • Jericho – Home Cooked Meal
  • Tiberias – Sea of Galilee boat ride
  • Capernaum – St Peter’s Church
  • Nazareth – Church of Annunciation & Mary’s Well
  • Haifa – Bahai Gardens view & photo stop
  • Acre – Knights of St John Complex
  • Caesarea – Roman ruins
  • Tel Aviv – Leader-led tour of Old Jaffa


  • A day at the incredible Pyramids of Giza is only the beginning. Discover the Valley of the Kings, Petra, Wadi Rum, Jerusalem’s historical religious sites and experience the unique sensation of floating in the Dead Sea.
  • Experience the best of each country with Feature Stay accommodation – three unforgettable evenings on a Nile riverboat, isolated elegance at a luxury camp in Wadi Rum and old school charm in Haifa in a historic hotel. 
  • Embrace local life as you travel with passionate local leaders, make a meal at a refugee camp, spend an evening with a Bedouin community, learn about Nubian life on an island in the Nile and dine with locals. .
  • Lift the lid on local cuisine during Exclusive Experiences, including a hummus tasting and falafel lunch in Jerusalem, a zarb dinner at a Bedouin camp, a meal in a family’s home in Cairo and sunset drinks on board a traditional felucca.
  • The unearthing of Tutankhamun’s tomb is one of the world’s greatest discovery’s – at the Valley of the Kings you’ll have the chance to enter three tombs of your choice, followed by a visit to the resting place of the famous young Pharaoh.


Day 1 Cairo
Day 2 Cairo
Day 3 Aswan
Day 4 Aswan - Nile Cruise
Day 5 Nile Cruise - Edfu
Day 6 Nile Cruise - Luxor
Day 7 Luxor
Day 8 Cairo
Day 9 Amman
Day 10 Amman
Day 11 Dead Sea
Day 12 Petra
Day 13 Petra
Day 14 Wadi Rum
Day 15 Amman
Day 16 Jerusalem
Day 17 Jerusalem
Day 18 Jerusalem
Day 19 Jericho
Day 20 Haifa
Day 21 Tel Aviv
Day 22 Tel Aviv

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