BEST EGYPT & JORDAN

GROUP TRIP (2023)


QUICK OVERVIEW

Date

Sep 16 - 27

Airports

CAI-SSH-AMM

Accommodation

Boutique homestay

Duration

12 nights, 13 days

Meals

12 breakfasts

Group size

10-14

EGYPT AND JORDAN GROUP TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1 : ARRIVE IN CAIRO

BEST EGYPT & JORDAN GROUP TRIP (2023)

Pyramids, Mummies and treasures : If that's all you have heard of Egypt. Get this : Paper, ink , police, calendar , locks , makeup , wigs, toothpaste and even mints came from Ancient Egypt.


We expect the trippers to reach Cairo Airport by afternoon 1 pm, After dropping our luggage in hotel, we head to see the Pyramids and Great Sphinx of Giza.


Did you know Sphinx is the oldest known monumental sculpture in Egypt? ( 2558–2532 BC).

We will end with a visit inside a pyramid , which can be a surreal and awe-inspiring experience. The entrance to the pyramid is a narrow and steep descent, leading to a series of chambers inside the structure. It would take about 30 minutes.

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Post evening tea, we head to the Egyptian Museum which is hosting artefacts from 2023 that has never been shown to public. Pharaoh Tutankhamun's treasure and its iconic gold burial mask kept here, is supposedly one of the best-known works of art in the world. Today's day end with an Egyptian meal: Fatteh.

Tonight, we are going to a special cafe with a rich history originally made in 1486. Imagine that.

Nestled in the heart of Cairo's Khan el Khalili district ,this café, was once a war refugee center and belonged to a Princess.

Over the years, the house changed hands and is situated in the outdoor plaza of this Fatimid architectural marvel, and the underground crypt of the house serves as a reminder of the significant role it played in the fight against French occupation in 1798. No we aren't revealing the name of our secret spots.


(Egypt) is a great place for contrasts: splendid things gleam in the dust.” “But in the desert, in the pure clean atmosphere, in the silence – there you can find yourself.


DAY 2 : Baharia desert tour

Imagine waking up to this view ! Yes, we will be staying in a Pyramid facing hotels. Today , we will start our 4 hour journey early to Baharia desert.


The White Desert is a natural wonder that you simply can't miss. It is an otherworldly landscape of white limestone formations that have been sculpted by wind and sand over millions of years. The stark white formations against the blue sky create a surreal and almost alien-like atmosphere.

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Today we will be camping in the desert. If you are looking for an extremely luxurious group trip , this one probably isn't one. This is designed for people who want to see more landscapes , have more raw experiences than spending time inside a hotel room. Someone wise had said this : That Luxury hotel rooms are those inventions that keep you away from real culture and raw travel experiences.

There is a significant amount of effort that went in to curate this masterpiece itinerary & we want to make sure you know what you are signing up for. No bad surprises , we only want to give you the good ones.

Once you sign up we will be sharing with you a packing list and what to expect with all the activities involved too.

You will have simple tents like this for the night , sleeping bags, a good dinner , campfire , some stories and a lot of black tea.

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I have never listened to anyone who criticized my taste in space travel, sideshows or gorillas. When this occurs, I pack up my dinosaurs and leave the room."— Ray Bradbury 


DAY 3 : Back to city. Visit Khan elil market

Today , we will trace our way back to Cairo . We will be back by 4pm and post which , We will be visiting the Khan el-Khalili market where we all will pick one perfume each of your choice : This is on Team OJ 🙂

We will once again hit another cafe that has its place in history : Founded in 1908, this café quickly became a hub for intellectuals, artists, and politicians, earning the nickname "The Parliament of the Arts." The café's walls are adorned with photographs of its famous patrons, including Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, who is said to have written much of his work at this cafe


Throughout its history, This Café has been a symbol of Egyptian culture and a beacon for free speech and political discourse. During the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, the café was a gathering place for protesters and played a significant role in the events that led to the ousting of President Hosni Mubarak. Again , the name stays surprise.

DAY 4 : FLY INTO ASWAN & STAY IN A BEDOUIN VILLAGE

Today is a relaxed day, we will be staying is a very pretty secret village in Aswan. We will be taking you to a Bedouin village of a tribe that once helped to build the Pyramids. We are planning to keep the location a secret. We will reach late to our village .


“You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.” - Elizabeth Gilbert , Eat, Pray, “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it.”

― Roald Dahl


DAY 5 : RELAX IN ASWAN

We start our day with a boat ride around Philae temple :  a mysterious ancient temple on an island that you can only access by boat.

Post the boating , we will head to a desert near Aswan town to do something very unique : A sand bath. 😀 : Since decades , its believed that burying your body in sand gives valuable results & can help relieving you from stubborn ailments such as rheumatism, arthritis, joint edema and skin inflammation. The day is spent back at the village with brilliant view of the river. If you guy are game, we can jump into the river for a quick shower. The water is so clean that this is also used for drinking in the region.

DAY 6 : HEAD TO LUXOR

We will be taking a 3 hour train today from Aswan to Luxor. After checking in , we head out to visit the valley of kings : also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings which is a valley in Egypt where, for a period of nearly 500 years from the 16th to 11th century BC, rock-cut tombs were excavated for the pharaohs and powerful nobles of the New Kingdom.

In the evening , we will visit Karnak ( fortified village) temple complex , which is one of the largest complex built from 2000–1700 BCE. Imagine that.

Today we will end our day with a Felluca ride in the Nile river during sunset.

DAY 7 : Do the Baloon ride In Luxor and fly to sharm el sheikh

No, we aren't flying to Sharm el Sheikh in a ballon which would have been way too cool to do though. We will wake up early to do hot air balloon above Luxor which is supreamly pretty and highly recommended.

Post which , we have a slow breakfast and take flight to Sharm el Sheikh via Cairo.

Baloon ride | Luxor |Egypt

We will aim to reach by evening , to do THIS : Swimming with horses in the water. If you have ever been on a horse , you know there is this pure feel of connection that you make with the horse you are on. It only get exponentially better when you are in water and on top of the horse.

These pictures can barely and remotely showcase what that feeling is all about. I really really hope you find your way to Egypt with us to experience this .

There are some insanely pretty cafes and pubs in the regions. We are going to hit couple of them today. Get your brightest clothes for better photos.


DAY 8 : SCUBA DIVING DAY

Did you know Zindagi na milegi Dubara ( ZNMD ) scuba diving scene was shot here ? Thats right, we are going to exactly the same place.

Take a look what even Padi has to say about the spots here.

Post your dive , we will head out to a nice club to party. Its a Saturday, a nice weekend in a great place. Lets make it count 🙂


"Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry."

— Jack Kerouac


OH MY MEOW

Brace yourself for a journey filled with more cats than a cardboard box factory! It's going to be paw-some!

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"A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving."— Lao Tzu


DAY 9 : FLY TO JORDAN, AMMAN

We will share visa and exact flight details once you book the trip. Visa is completely online and doesnt need any extra document other than your passport.

Today we are heading to Dead sea first. We are going to wear mud and float in the sea. The salt content is so much that you don't sink . This is also one of the lowest point on the earth.

DAY 10 : VISIT PETRA AND STAY IN WADI MUSA

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Can you imagine walking through a city that was carved into rock over 2,000 years ago? . The ancient city of Petra in Jordan became one of the 7 New Wonders of the World when it was chosen in 2007 by a vote of 100 million people. This is where the famous Indian Jones was shot too, if you recall.

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"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."

— Anita Desai


DAY 11 : VISIT WADI RUM AND STAY IN THE DESERT

Wadi Rum's stunning red sand dunes, rugged mountains, and unique rock formations make it a breathtakingly beautiful during sunset . We are going to stay in the one of the luxurious camp here in Wadi rum. Staying in one of these is actually a dream come true experience.

If you remember star wars, Martian. It's all shot here.

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Check out some of the shots from our last trip

Imagine watching this sunset together with a bunch of strangers you met a week before, partied together, did scuba together , Took a train ride together, took a balloon ride together

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Today we will be sleeping in Desert tents. There will be proper washrooms and beds too.

DAY 12 : BACK TO AMMAN

The last day of the trip is here and we will be back to the city by 5pm. We all must have experienced, felt a lot by this time. Let's use the ride back to reflect and write a letter to each other.


"Don't you think it's better to be extremely happy for a short while, even if you lose it, than to be just okay for your whole life?"— Audrey Niffenegger (The Time Traveler's Wife)


DAY 13 : FLY OUT ( 28th )

You can book any flight today from Amman to India. If you are thinking of booking this trip, here is a challenge for you . See if you can find a better itinerary, We are mostly confident it's not there .

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM EGYPT AND JORDAN GROUP TRIP?

I am glad you are wondering about this & not just chasing behind the package with the lowest Bid. Expect this to be a lot of people’s first Arab / African country trip and hence the Josh will be high and Clothes will be new. Expect mind blowing sunsets and for sunrise, most of them would be still sleeping from yesterday late night session. Expect a lot of places with very less tourists. If not, what’s the point coming on a trip with me if I am also taking to the same crowded places. 🙂

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COST ( excluding 5% GST )

USD 950 / person ( Only Egypt )

USD 1250 / person (Egypt & Jordan )

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You are loosing Rs.1000 by not referring this trip to your friend ( Refer to 2 friends who might join you & all of you gets Rs.1000 off each while you book together )

HOW TO BLOCK A SLOT ?

Step 1 : Block the slot

You can block the slot by paying a token amount of 5000 INR for this trip either by UPI , credit card/ EMI or by Bank transfer.

Step 2 : Refer 2 people to get a Discount

You are loosing Rs.1,000 by not referring this trip to your friend ( Refer to 2 friends who might join you & all of you gets Rs.1,000 off each while you book together )

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